The Secret Garden Hostel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Secret Garden Hostel Krakow
Very nice and relaxing apartment.
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... of homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Rosol) and a lovely hot lunch including pork and potatoes.
Next minute the door bell goes and in walks Marian's Son, Andrew (Andrzej) and his wife Halina and one of his 3 daughters. She is 14. She spoke basic school English but the others none. Maybe they do but they are too embarrased to do so and were certainly not going to give it a try!
They were so excited to meet Paul and likewise for Paul.
Doorbell rings again and it was ...
... get to see most of what was on display. I got to take my time and read every exhibition, which is definitely what they all deserved.
I have to say, I was shocked to see how many people were posing for pictures while inside the concentration camp. They were taking selfies, or asking people to take their picture in front of a crematorium where hundreds of thousands of people were killed. I cannot imagine ...
... everyone wanted to be buried there, because it was like been buried in Jerusalem (or so the popular belief went). Over the next few centuries, between 40,000 and 70,000 people were buried there (and the site is not big, believe me). Around 1400, the current chapel was built to be an ossuary for the mass graves. After the unpleasantness of the Black Death and Hussite Wars had passed, from 1511 a half blind monk was tasked with exhuming skeletons and stacking them in the chapel.
... forget, I encourage anyone who can to go and see this place as it really puts things into perspective, and shows you first-hand how terrible and how big the scale of the Holocaust was.
Come 2:30pm it was time to leave and so we left and were back in our hostel by 4pm. There we checked in finding out that the rooms had triple bunk beds (!) before chilling for a couple hours and having our first shower since what seemed like ages ago. We then headed out into the centre of Krakow ...
... roof and walls.
We wandered through some nice parks and arrived at the jewish quarter where we found our tour leader Fi and some of the others. We decided to join them and jumped on a big golf buggy type thing which do tours of the city . This one took us around all the Jewish areas including the quarter, the memorial square where ...