Hostel Skippy



Hostelz.com's Review

Hostel Skippy is a relaxing place to stay in Český Krumlov. The hostel is a two-hundred-year-old wooden house with a wonderful charm to it. The owner is very down to earth and strives to make the stay as laid back as possible. She is also very knowledgeable about the town, its history, and things to do/see and places to eat/drink.

The Location

This hostel is located about a thirty-five-minute walk from the train station (but this is fairly on par with most of the other hostels in the area as the train and bus station are not close to the city center) and parking is available in the front. The hostel is just outside of the city center about a five-minute walk. It is located on a quite street very close to a great and cheap bakery, a grocery store, restaurants, bars. The best part about the hostel's location is that it is located overlooking the Vltava River and it has some great views.

Rooms and Bathrooms

This hostel is small, with only a double room, and a four- and six-bed dorm, but it is a cozy place. The rooms are clean and well kept, but they can also be a bit stuffy at times. The bathrooms are shared and there is only one shower for the whole hostel. The shower is a bit small, especially if you are tall, but it is clean. There are no lockers in the hostel, but the owner will hold on to valuables if necessary.

Common Spaces

The hostel has a kitchen area where free tea is available all day. There is also a fridge to store food in and a small table where you can eat. There is also a patio outside, which overlooks the river, and it is a great spot to watch the kayakers and rafters. This is also a great place to hang out and meet new people as guests often relax here. The overall atmosphere of the hostel is very mellow, calm, and laid back. It is a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the scenery. In addition, there is a computer, games, and a book exchange.


If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind, but also to meet new people while hanging out overlooking the river, then Hostel Skippy is the ideal retreat.
by Kaitlyn
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
July 2013


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Skippy" at Plešivecká 123.)


Plešivecká 123, Český Krumlov (Cesky Krumlov), South Bohemia, Czech Republic
48.806157, 14.312203
+420 380 728 380
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Very nice place! We'll surely be back next year!
Skippy"s place is just perfect. Next to the river Vltava, the balcony is right above it. You can watch canoers. The location is very good. Shops are close, and the centre as well. Skippy is a great host. You will feel like at a friend, not at a hostel. A homey and friendly place. We suggest everyone to visit her place!
Friendly and cozy hostel!
Clean and cozy hostel. I've met most travelers who stayed here over 1 week.
This was like staying in a lovely bed and breakfast, complete with friendly staff. Spending afternoons on the deck and the rocks out back was a real treat.
Best Hostel in Europe!
We traveled for six weeks through Europe and this was not only the best hostel we stayed in but also the cheapest. Clean, comfortable, homey atmosphere, and beautiful views from the balcony. Would highly recommend!
Diane and Sanjai
  It was so much more than I expected. It doesn't have the typical hostel bunk bed feel. It was more like I was staying at a friend's house.
Hostel Skippy occupies a charming, two-hundred-year-old house right on the bank of the Vltava river. The atmosphere here is more home than hostel, with lots of personal attention from Skippy, the Czech-Cubana resident owner who is also a musician, and you'll undoubtedly receive invitations to see her perform locally during your stay. The best feature of the hostel is the roomy riverfront terrace with plenty of seating. Other than that, however, the cramped kitchen is the only common area, and Skippy is often using it to give English lessons or entertain her friends. So while you may have a hard time making your breakfast, you may also have the opportunity to meet some interesting locals. We ran into some of Skippy's friends at a crowded gypsy restaurant one night, and never would have gotten a seat if they hadn't ushered us over. The cozy, rustic kitchen is amply equipped, and there is a microwave and fridge in the hallway. You can drink tea and Turkish coffee that is supplied by the hostel, but you will have to pay for it. The dorms and beds are comfortable and clean, and the foot-level windows give interesting views of passersby. The one bathroom is clean and attractively decorated with a skylight, and bath towels are provided free of charge, one per customer. The bathmat on the floor next to the shower/tub combination makes for a cozy bathing experience. A second toilet is located on the first floor. Other features of Hostel Skippy include Skippy's three dogs (ask before petting, because one of them is quite touchy and needs to develop a relationship with you before she'll allow you to touch. The other two are more outgoing). There is also a book swap or lending library under the stairs. On arrival, you'll be given a hand-drawn map with Skippy's recommendations for restaurants, pubs, and the like. We were extremely pleased with her selections. Although the hostel is not terribly near the center, it's not terribly far, either, and the supermarket is quite close. You'll have an easier time walking downstairs toward the center than upstairs back to the hostel, but if your legs are weary, use the map and learn to circumvent the uphill climb.
Barbara Pavlik
  This hostel is great! Nice, clean, and friendly people! and the city it's beautiful!
  Me and my boyfriend were lucky enough to nab the private double room last September and it was the best. We really got to know Skippy and her mates, as well as had a great time with the other firendly guests.

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