Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel - Kraków

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The Hostelz.com Review

Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel - Kraków is the Krakow outpost of a successful and well-run chain that also operates in a few cities in Eastern Europe. It is a super cute hostel in a lovely building, although the neighborhood is a bit out of the way. Reception is open twenty-four hours. They do not require a deposit for keys and the hostel accepts credit card payments. Towels are not included in the nightly rate.

The Location

The hostel is located ten minutes on foot from the center on a residential street with not much going on. The surrounding neighborhood is easy to navigate and feels safe.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm is massive (it fits two couches and a coffee table in addition to five bunk beds) and has hardwood floors, which are beautiful but also very creaky; the bunks are also super creaky and you can feel everything your neighbor does and you can hear everyone moving about. Beds (which are not made for you) are metal Ikea bunk beds and are each supplied with a light, shelf, and power outlet. Storage lockers comfortably store forty liters worth of stuff. Curtains do not cover the entire window and the door to the dorm lets in light from the hall. This is definitely the dorm for which you want to have your eye-mask and earplugs.

Bathrooms are clean and they feel like you're in a school or an actual college dorm. The showers run out of hot water in the mornings, so make sure you either shower before bed or before anyone else wakes up in the morning. For ladies, there isn't that much space to do your makeup.

Common Spaces

Common space is large, bright, and cozy. They've installed lighting in dark corners -- you can tell they put some thought into this. The kitchen is gets a bit crowded. There's a lovely courtyard that leads to the reception -- it's a good place for smokers. The hostel is a bit of a maze, spread out between two sections of a large building. If you are in the dorm you have to go through the courtyard to access reception, the kitchen, and the common area, which could be burdensome come winter.

There is very good, strong, and fast Wi-Fi throughout the dorms and common areas, which is great as it is hard to find good, strong Wi-Fi at hostels in Krakow. Luggage storage is also available.

Summary

This is a bit overpriced. The hostel is super cute and spacious and beautifully designed, but it is far from the center. You could pay the same price and stay in a more accessible area. The creaky floors are really tough to deal with. The 10 a.m. checkout is a bit brutal, but Dizzy Daisy is part of a chain and this is something all their locations have in common.
by proust
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2019-01-10
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Shared bathroom
Massive 10 bed dorm
10 bed dorm - alternate view
10 bed dorm storage
10 bed dorm - close up of bunk

Map

(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel - Kraków" at ul. Pędzichów 9.)

Location/Contact

Address
ul. Pędzichów 9, Kazimierz, Krakow (Kraków), Little Poland (Krakow), Poland
Coordinates
50.070025, 19.938553 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.dizzydaisy.pl
Telephone
+48 12 3767066
Fax
+48 12 3987812
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Uncomfortable
Staff were lovely and helpful, that's about the only good thing I can say about the place. Rooms were old and noisy, beds were uncomfortable and the internet didn't work. Bathrooms weren't great either. But hey it's a pretty good location and it's cheap. If you're not planning in staying more than 3 nights and there's nothing better available then i would say it's not the end of the world.
Mitch
Age 23, Australia
2014-10-28
 
Life savers!
We only stayed for one night, so we didn't experience much, but the staff were life-savers. We missed our train the previous morning coming from budapest, so we had to take a night train instead, loosing a full day's visit in krakow. We arrived in Poland only to learn that the hostel we had reserved was actually way out of town. Since we really wanted to start visiting the city, the staff at the hostel offered us a place right away. They were also kind enough to come and pick us up right there at the metro station. They let us drop our things and also take showers at our arrival, even if check-ins were only later in the afternoon. They also offered tours of the attractions we wanted to see, so it was perfect!
can1
(Canada)
2008-09-13
The Dizzy Daisy Hostel Pedzichow is the ideal place if you are looking for a base for partying all night in the nearby, awesome Krakow clubs and then chilling out and watching one of the many movie channels all day. It's a big hostel, spread across different buildings but with a central communal quad, which would be great in summer but only used by the smokers in winter. Hopefully they'll eventually ban smoking inside for the comfort of everyone. The lounge has TV and internet and is open plan to the kitchen and dining room so it is easy to meet people. If you are not looking for a party hostel, this is still a great place with free internet, free laundry and breakfast, though the breakfast is in the next-door restaurant and is basic. The hostel location is ideal -- it's very close to the old town, trams, train, and bus station as well as a very big shopping mall if you're looking for the usual modern goods. The kitchen is small and simple but more than sufficient. There tends to be a shortage of toilets, but there are enough showers and everything is kept clean enough. The dorm rooms are large and spacious and occasionally accompanied by a sweet, crazy cleaning lady who comes in at 10:30 a.m. and shouts at everyone in Polish! Good lockers are part of the deal and each dorm is locked separately within each locked apartment within the locked complex so it is quite a secure hostel (and there's no curfew).
Bronwyn Fanshawe
(UK)
2006-10-19
  I stayed there only once and I will not go back. There was such a crowd in the room (little space and 10 people) that I was wondering if my feet touch the feet of some other person. Not very comfortable. Bedsheets are ancient. The doors are precious old and stylish. The bathrooms are horrible, dirt, dirt, dirt. Ugh! Believe me, the room and the bathroom I stayed in was not like the one on the photo provided on this page. Maybe this is an exclusive option? Not far from the center. Not recommended.
Quembeque
2006-04-28
  I stayed here for three nights. It was a great hostel. The staff were really great, very friendly and helpful. Tom is a cool guy. There is no smoking inside so that's not a problem. The kitchen was ok, pretty small and basic but it served its purpose, and it seemed clean enough to me. The rooms were a bit cramped but that's life in a hostel. Free Internet AND free laundry, that is a first and only in my book and I've been travelling seven months. Sure the Internet usually has a few people keen to use it though. The TV has satellite and it's pretty social too. I rate this hostel as excellent, one of the better ones I've stayed at and Krakow as a must-visit place.
Ollie
2005-11-21
  I stayed there 3 nights. Let's set the hostel review straight: 1. NO one would ever stay here a week, even if they had a broken leg. 2. The rooms are not entirely unpleasant, but they're very small for the number of people, and the beds do need to be replaced. 3. If the kitchen is cleaned once every other day, I would be surprised. 4. The common room is nice, if one removes all the friends of the owner and staff who chain smoke in there all day AND use the internet even when guests are standing behind them, waiting for almost an hour!!! All in all, this place would be my second choice after, say, the small-pox ward, solitary confinement at Riker's, death row. . . It is better than sleeping outside in the Siberian winter, maybe?
Julius
2004-08-20
  I thought that this place was fantastic. We stayed here for a week and had a great time. The bedrooms are big and very comfortable, and ther bathrooms are modern and clean. There is a great common room to chill out and party in, and a computer with free internet access. The kitchen is a good size and cleaned at least twice a day, but it is more the responsibility of the guests to clean up after themselves - fair enough I think, its a hostel not a hotel. I would fully recommend this place if your looking for a friendly, lively, and sociable atmosphere.
Anonymous
2004-08-07
  I didn't stay long in this hostel. The rooms were unpleasant, without proper beds, and kitchen was dirty.
Anonymous
2004-08-03

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