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Reviews of Ars Hostel & Bar Krakow Hostel

ul. Koletek 7, Krakow, Poland

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 91%

Safety 92%

Staff 97%

Value 94%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 18.91USD
  • Towel 2.70USD

Important Information

Please note that the hostel requires a deposit of 20PLN for the key to the room and the locker. You will receive it back during check-out.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Krakow?

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Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 91%

Safety 92%

Staff 97%

Value 94%

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Anonymous
26 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Fantastic staff, nice hostel, great location, good price, overall a high value hostel where I would stay again.

Disliked: -No parking available even though their hostel description says it has parking.-The reception/cafe area smells very strongly of cigarrette smoke and it sometimes drifts to the bedrooms above.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
19 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Love the location just a few minutes from either Wawel and Kazmierz. Staff was always really nice and helpful.

Disliked: No coffee cups, cutlerly (except for plastic) or dishes in kitchen. Unable to use the tap in sinks because faucet and sink were so small. Frustrating when you can't get water. My room had only one electrical outlet which was really only accessable from one bunk. Also, my room didn't have heat. It was prettty cold but you expect that in Europe. I got an extra blanket.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
28 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great hostel. The best choice for those who wants to visit Kraków and rest in nice atmosphere. Close to everywhere, clean and comfy rooms, cappuccino like in Italy and amazing staff. Slawek, Karol, Kasia, Mateusz-you are the best!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
14 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Fantastic and very clean hostel, very friendly and helpful staff. Loved the atmosphere. Great wodka too!

Disliked: Personally I was not bothered by it (going out for dinner is very cheap, and they gave great recommendations at the hostel), but there was no stove.

Customer would recommend this property

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09 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Awesome hostel an very friendly staff. I highly recommend it to other travellers.

Disliked: WiFi was not working / it was very slow.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
13 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff were very friendly and approachable, was made to feel very welcome throughout the duration of my stay. Was always offered coffee whenever I came back from an excursion and were very useful when planning trips out or recommending somewhere to eat or drink. Definitely value for money.

Disliked: The shower and toilet had a bit of a stale smell, it was really a minor issue and did not disrupt my stay. The girls who I were travelling seemed to mind however.Having visited in december, the hostel was rather chilly inside and extra heat would have been good. Again, not a major issue, just wear some jumpers and grow a pair.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
29 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location of the hostel is grat - close to everywhere. Staff is extreamly helpfull and polite. They serve great coffee and at 8 o'clock free shot of tasty polish vodka ;D. Bathrooms are clean and smell fresh. Best hostel ever!!!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
15 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was simple but not bad.

Disliked: A bit far from rail station.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
01 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff were amazing and super super friendly! also useful as they were full of good advice, really made the stay. One excellent feature is the free shot of vodka at 20:00 each night, and it is not cheap crap you might expect but special polish vodka. I ended up buying a bottle which the guy recommended (and served) as a souvenir. They also gave us a free beer at one stage although don't expect this as we think it was a one off. In other more important matters it was a nice setting with spacious common space, and a kitchenette which you could use although eating out in Krakow is (really) cheap anyway with good eateries a short walk from the hostel. Also the hostel is in a good location for tourists, about 5 mins from the castle and 5 mins from the bus to the salt mine and a little further from the main train station.Also very good value, We got a private for 3 which was actually a 6 bed dorm, with the other 3 beds empty. It would probably have been a little squished for 6, but it was not a problem for us. I would recommend this hostel to anyone (unless I disliked them)

Disliked: Shower attachments were broken

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
09 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The location is very good walking distance from both the main square and historic Krakow. Good and clean facilities and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. Great common room and kitchen.

Disliked: As in most hostels, it can get a bit loud when people come and go. Some private rooms have a shared bathroom with another room. Staff was very helpful in creating a truly private room.

Customer would recommend this property

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