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Poland (Krakow)

Any suggestions for a nice (but inexpensive) hotel, B&B or hostel in Krakow, Poland?? Thanks!

Amy (St Louis, MO)

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Hotel Saski sits only a few yards from the Market Square. Here's the website:

http://www.hotelsaski.com.pl/

It was listed in older editions of Rick's Eastern Europe book, but I hear its been dropped from the current edition. I'm not sure why, as of two years ago I found it perfectly acceptable. Perhaps the shared washrooms?

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Page 259 - RS "Best of Eastern Europe - 2007"

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683 posts

King Hostel. Good price, clean and well-situated (close to tran into downtown area), has rooms with bath and kitchen shared by just 1 other room.

Posted by
215 posts

Another vote for Hotel Saski. It is one of the
best inexpensive hotels in Europe. Also has a
huge breakfast buffet to help save money.

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I use hostelworld.com. I reserved a bed at the Greg-Tom Hostel in Krakow-it's sounds pretty good and inexpensive(compared to the euro). I'll be there July 4-7 if you're interested in meeting for a meal or drink. I'm independent but like going to authentic/family type restaurants and rather not sit alone! (I'm listed on the graffiti board for travel partners), joni

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I was in Krakow March 15th and stayed at Hotel Pod Wawelem http://www.hotelpodwawelem.pl/ The place was spacious for Europe with free high speed internet, great breakfast and friendly staff. The location was great, just a few blocs from the main square. By the way, if you or anyone reading this will be going to Auschwitz, I decided to skip the tour buses and got there on my own using public transportation for a fraction of the cost and got to experience the true cultural experience of being with locals but beware that the vans that go out there are very small and you could end up ridding standing up for 1 1/2 hours and may be full before they pick you up on the way back leaving you to wait up to two hours for the next one. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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If you don't want to ride in the cramped mini-vans to the camps you can also take the regular intercity buses. Much more spacious and comfortable, and the price is the same.

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Speaking of Auschwitz, is there a train from Krakow to Auschwitz? Just looking for the fastest way to get there.

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Amy: Here's the answer to your question, read these replies from a prior discussion: click

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In September 2005 we stayed at "Hotel Pollera" in Krakow, great location, 2 minutes walking distance to Old Town. Delicious breakfast buffet. Free internet.
Dora

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Hotel Studenki Piast - http://www.piast.bratniak.krakow.pl/html/index.php?id=1&lang=en

I lived here for 2 months while studying at the university. It is used for student housing during the year but available as a hostel the rest of the time. The rooms are decent and clean, and the staff is very nice. It has a cafeteria, post office, and a lively bar. It is a little outside of the main square (Rynek Glowny) but it is a short, direct tram ride right into the Rynek.

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Thanks for the info... we decided to stay at the Greg-Tom hostel in Krakow.