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About Český Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov is a city that no traveler to the Czech Republic should miss. It's an inexpensive bus ride from Prague and the hostels in Cesky Krumlov are cheap as well.
It's a picturesque town nestled inside a little loop on the Vltava River. The centerpiece of the town is a charming castle, which is surrounded by an amazingly well preserved medieval village, with most buildings dating back hundreds of years. Even the hostels in Cesky Krumlov are mostly located in restored stone buildings in the historic city center. It's recognized as a
UNESCO World Heritage
Cesky Krumlov is a great place to relax and unwind for a couple days. You can spend a day tubing on the Vltava River, then have a picnic lunch on the river bank. In the evening you can meet up with some new friends from your hostel and head out for a local beer or wine at a historic old pub and swap travel stories until late in the night.
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"Hostel Postel is located on an alleyway just off one of the main bridges in the Old Town Square. When you walk through the gate at Hostel Postel you are greeted with a courtyard that makes you feel immediately at home. The reception desk isn't manned at all hours so be sure to let them know when you are going to arrive and leave (if you leave your bags with them at check-out). The Location It's a short, five-minute walk across the...
"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...
"Cesky Kromlov is a fantastic place, and Hostel Merlin is a fantastic hostel. The only thing I could complain about would be that it is a little cramped, but in this place I'd call it cosy. The rooms are very well kept and the bathrooms are modern and clean. The beds are reasonable -- and they're separate beds rather than bunks, which is a good bonus. The receptionist/manager was very friendly and helpful and spoke very good English. A...
Travellers Hostel Cesky Krumlov
"A fun hostel converted from an old mansion right in the center of town. It's rare to find a fun hostel that's also a really nice place to stay, but this one is both. It has spacious rooms with big lockers, a kitchen, balcony, satellite TV, game room with pooltable, a big common area with a bar, and decent bathrooms. At night the common area is full of people and occassionally there is live music or other events." … "For heavy...
"A truly great hostel. A small house on the outskirts of the old town (but only a 5 minute walk of the center of town), and about 10 minutes from the bus station. It's not a party house, as there are only about 40 beds in two big sleeping rooms. It's the kind of place where you'll probably meet just about everyone staying in the hostel. The interior is beautifully painted and features a large kitchen and a common room with comfy couches....
"Hostel 99 is a great, chilled hostel perfect for relaxing and enjoying beautiful Český Krumlov. The Location The location is perfect. The hostel is situated on the edge of the old town, just inside the city walls. It is very close walking distance to both the bus and train stations. It is also a short walk to all major tourist attractions in Český Krumlov, which is quite a small town. There are small convenience stores close by to the...
"The Hostel Havana has a great position on the Vlatva River with a garden area out the front but unfortunately the building is lacking in the maintenance one would expect. The hostel is about two kilometers from the bus station down the hill and to the left before the bridge, but it is easier to get a taxi from the bus station or the gas station nearby. From the train station it is a twenty-five- to thirty-minute walk downhill most of the...
"Staying at the Ryba is like staying with your hip auntie. The owner, Jalka, is very friendly and her efforts to communicate and make you feel comfortable override her difficulty with the English language. If you're a dog lover, you'll have fun pampering her aging but sweet dog. We felt perfectly at home here. The location is perfect, right on the shore of the Vltava River and just a five-minute walk to the town square. The restaurants...
"… explain all you need. We can also arrange horse riding on the nearby farm. More information about boats and bikes you can find on our websites. Upon your arrival you will recieve a free map and the most precious info, how to survive in Cesky Krumlov!! Please notice that from September to April check-in is until 6 pm (18:00)!!! If you are late, you risk loose a beds. PLEASE KEEP YOUR ARRIVAL TIME !!!!! When you have troubles and...
Residence Muzeum Vltavínu
"The Residence Muzeum Vltavínu lies in the very heart of the historical center of Český Krumlov and can offer you a short-term accomodation as well as the long-term one, both in a luxury equipped and spacious apartments, which are furnished in a historical or modern way. Thanks to an excellent location of the Residence Muzeum Vltavínu, you have all the frequented tourist goals of český Krumlov in the reach of 10-minutes walk. At...
"… large garden with BBQ where we serve a breakfast or you can stay there during the day or evening in a relaxing atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with TV & radio and Wifi Internet connection. We offer bikes and boats for rent, for our guests for special prices. With pleasure we give you tips for trips in surroundings of Ceský Krumlov. After your request we are able to ensure tickets for cultural performances that are held in...
"Jan is an excellent host - My son still says that Jan's place was the best we stayed during our three-week trip in Europe which included a couple four-star hotels. I have to agree. The room was very clean, roomy, and comfortable. Jan is terrific in pointing where to go, how to get there and what to do. Be sure to use one of his canoes for a thrilling river ride." … "… with gazebo & barbecue. Free pick up from the bus or the...
Vila Maria Cesky Krumlov
"… recreation in breathtaking nature with a number of pristine deep forests and is within an easy reach of the historical center of Cesky Krumlov, historical monuments of the South Bohemian region, rich cultural life and ideal conditions for sport activities. Our pension offers comfort in newly equipped interiors, a restaurant with a fireplace or a romantic dinner on our terrace under the bright sky covered with stars. Our pension is...
"Great price in a great location. - Location was perfect, right in town centre, and the young couple running the hotel have widely traveled and were very helpful. Breakfast was great but most important, the rooms are huge with old type furniture, large TV, small fridge, and quiet. Really easy to feel at home. Building is widely romantic but so is the whole town." … "… opportunities for sporting activities such as cycling and...
"… pergola with a beautiful view of the castle. + Each room has its own bathroom and toilet + Free internet access 24hrs a day free of charge + Transfer from anywhere directly to our pension + Own parking place and garages + The square is two minutes by foot (300m) + The bus station is 150m Rooms: Each room has its own bathroom with shower and toilet. Equipment: kettle, porcelain tableware, towels, soap, hair dryer. All rooms are...
"… with Vltava and castle views. Free WiFi is available. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 15:00 to 18:00 . Check out from 10:00 to 11:30 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly. Non smoking. Reception is...
"A great place to stay: cozy, clean, reasonably priced, nice breakfast, and warm atmosphere. Plus, great location!" … "One of our favorites in Eastern Europe! Spacious rooms with comfortable beds and plenty of heat in the winter. Very clean ensuite bathrooms. Great location in old town. Nice breakfast brought right to your room! Very accommodating and friendly people." … "… cafe - 3 minutes' walk from the bus...
"I spent four months travelling Europe and this place would be easily the best in terms of quality and price. I'm not exaggerating. We stayed in a double room here and were used to staying in doubles in other hostels and pensions. It has a large room, and has a large, clean, light and new-looking private bath. It has a friendly atmosphere and it's a short walk to town from here. It's not bad at all!! There's nothing to worry about. It's...
"vacation to the town Ceské Budejovice, are ideal cultural, historical sightseeing and beauties of the Ceský Krumlov - town which is under UNESCO guarantee and is a guaranty of interesting and nice holidays. Extraordinary experience is a theatre performance on the Spinning stage in Ceský Krumlov or visiting the castle Ceský Krumlov and its Baroque theatre." … "Penzion Závodský is located in silent district of the town, 7 minutes by foot...
Hotel Na Louzi
"There are 40 places in the pub. The interier is from 1910 - 1930.In the pub there is a collection of commercials.Breakfast is included. Each room has its own WC and shower.The hotel is whole year's open!The traditional Czech cuisine and the famous Eggenberg beer." … "." … Kájovská 66
"… set or internet access. In luxuriously reconstructed interior remained well-preserved old embrasures and vaults which put the finishing touches to the homey atmosphere of the historical building. From our south-oriented sun deck you will admire beautiful view at the river Vltava and sun bath for the whole day while in the evening you can arrange barbecue there. There is a parking lot in the court available. The family-hotel is...
"Double or single bedrooms, some of them with small kitchen, for your need. Motorbikers special evaluate the possibility to park their „honeys“ in front of the bulding." … Vysehradska 243
Český Krumlov Travel Tips & Suggestions
Anyone with an Interrail pass (not Eurail, which isn't valid in the Czech Republic) and heading here from Prague, or vice versa -- don't bother coming here by bus. The train journey may be less convenient, involving a change at Ceske Budejovice, but it's worth it for the scenery, especially if it's sunny/snowy (and you save the money for the bus fare!).
Cesky Krumlov is an incredibly picturesque place where you simply must go. Great food and the prices are still fairly low. Definitely, definitely go to the restaurant in the Eggenberg brewery. Try the roast duck with dumplings, and the dark beer -- one of the best meals of my life! If you do go, go soon. This place was really turning a corner when I was there in May of 2006, and while it was still extremely charming, cheesy souvenir shops with signs in Japanese characters were starting to pop up on various streets. At times the tour bus crowds can be a bit thick, but they never stay overnight and are gone by late afternoon.
— Scott from Canada
Go here! We stopped here as a city to relax in, and it's perfect to do just that. Go to the castle and see the bears. Eat at the vegetarian restaurant! They sit you right off of the lazy river, and serve excellent food. David, the owner, will take good care of you!
All i can say is that I planned to go for 3 days and stayed for 8 months! Beware of Krumlov!
If you don't enjoy outdoor activities (i.e. hiking, kayaking, mountain biking) don't bother coming! But if you do enjoy these things be prepared to stay longer than you expect. This place is magical!
Cesky Krumlov is amazing. Make sure you go as soon as possible, before it truly becomes overrun by tourists and the prices double.
I travelled for three months and when I arrived in Cesky Krumlov I finally experienced what I was looking for. You can really immerse yourself in a foreign culture there. Cesky Krumlov is a place to be visited for more than just a couple of days... but beware, once you settle in it's really hard to leave. It makes you ponder in a way that few places can inspire you to. I recommend staying in a small hostel... the big ones can get too noisy.
Cesky Krumlov is all good and you could just spent months here! Great place even in November when it was a little quieter than usual. This place has it's own very distinct character and is a real favourite. There's loads to eat and drink here - the medieval places are great, including an amazing veggie restaurant and you're basically spoilt for choice. Make sure you get out of Prague and see Cesky Krumlov - it's something you need to see experience, maybe several times...
While there's not all that much to do here, it's certainly true that everyone stays longer than they had planned. Rafting the Vltava river and visiting a handful of museums are fun, but just hanging out and relaxing are the keys to this place. Try it in winter too.
All I can say is plan on staying longer than you expected when you get to Cesky Krumlov. Everyone does.
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