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Hostel Skippy

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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.

Summary

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
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   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!  , Hungary ()
4   Friendly and cozy hostel! Clean and cozy hostel. I've met most travelers who stayed here over 1 week.  ()
5   Charming 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.  , American ()
5   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!  , Australia ()
5  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.  , Canada ()
4  This hostel is great! Nice, clean, and friendly people! and the city it's beautiful!  ()
5  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.  ()
4  Great character place. The accommodation is as basic as you can get (eg hand-held shower), but the place feels warm and homely, and the owner is a wonderful and friendly host. A great place if you want your hostel to be an experience, not just a place to lay your head.  ()

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