Greg & Tom Hostel the First, Krakow

Kleparz
9.1
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Easily the most notable thing about Greg & Tom Hostel the First is how well the staff take care of you. They help to create a super sociable atmosphere, offer free dinners and an incredible breakfast, and host a pub crawl with a seemingly endless supply of vodka. That being said, the bulk of the drinking takes place at their sister hostel,so you can still have a quiet night if you feel like one.

The Location

It’s almost impossible to say anything bad about the location of Greg & Tom Hostel the First. It’s just outside the main bus and train stations and about ten minutes from the Old Town square on foot. The Jewish district is a little further away at about twenty-five minutes, but it’s still perfectly manageable. In terms of local amenities, there’s a corner shop on the ground floor of the building as well as a larger Biedronka supermarket just around the corner, not to mention the massive mall across the road. The only thing worth mentioning is to make sure you go to the right hostel as there are a few under the "Greg and Tom" name in Krakow! Not that we made that mistake, of course ...

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms in the hostel are generally very spacious and comfortable. Big, sturdy bunk beds provide a decent night’s sleep, and each berth has its own reading light and plug socket. Absolutely massive lockers mean there’s plenty of storage space, and you don’t need to provide your own padlock. Much like the rest of the hostel, the bathrooms were clean and modern, with toilets and showers in separate cubicles/rooms to avoid major queues. Plus, there are bathrooms available on other floors so you can always go and use a different one if it gets busy.

Common Spaces

As mentioned earlier, this is a very sociable hostel, and that’s thanks largely to all of the communal spaces available. A modern kitchen comes with great facilities (not that you’ll need to use them all that much because the hostel staff do most of the cooking for you), while there’s also a balcony with a couple of garden chairs. A nice common area comes with plenty of sofa space, and it’s here that most of the socialising takes place, including the option of post-dinner drinking games. And on top of all that, each floor seems to have its own kitchenette/common area for even more hangout space.

Summary

If you’re after a hostel that takes absolutely brilliant care of its guests, then you needn’t look any further than Greg & Tom Hostel the First. The staff, atmosphere, and of course the free food and drink make for a hugely enjoyable stay, and there are also plenty of tours available if you’re interested. One minor drawback is the lack of laundry facilities, but they’ll happily point you in the direction of a launderette if you’re in need. All things considered, this hostel really goes above and beyond to help you make the most of your time in Krakow.
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Published on Aug 11, 2017

Description

After April and June, your appreciation came again in July 2007 as we are the second BEST HOSTEL WORLDWIDE. Recommended by Let's Go and Lonely Planet's Europe on a Shoestring. We'll do everything ( ...almost everything ;-) to make your stay convenient
TOP 10 HOSTEL WORLDWIDE FOR JULY 2007

TOP 10 HOSTEL WORLDWIDE FOR JUNE 2007

TOP 10 HOSTEL WORLDWIDE FOR APRIL 2007

Proud to be recommended by Lonely Planet, we would like to invite you to visit us at Greg-Tom's! We are a small and cosy hostel located in comfortable, spacious apartments. Our shelter hostel is situated right in the heart of all the most important events; opposite the Main Train Station, next to a huge shopping mall with almost 300 shops, and only 3 minutes walking to the Main Square. Combining our outgoing attitude and cosy setting, we managed to create relaxing, home-like atmosphere. We offer everything you might need during your holidays;

- Delicious free all-you-can-eat breakfast with sandwiches,
cheese, ham and much more.

- Fully equipped kitchen with microwaves, cooker, toaster, free tea, coffee, and milk 24/7.

- Spacious dorms and double rooms with no bunk beds!

- Modern bathrooms with massage showers.

- Free internet (also wi-fi). Burn your cd or surf the net.

- Huge plasma tv with hundreds of channels, and a vast collection of dvds to enjoy while comfortably seated on our soft sofas!

- Free towels, linen, security lockers.

- No curfew, no lockout!

- No stags, no school groups!

- Broad tourist information, free maps and guidebooks.

- Multilingual, energetic staff available 24/7.

- Sightseeing tours around Krakow Old Town, and the Jewish District including Schindler Factory. Walking tours, bike tours, golf car tours, bus tours – you choose!

- Custom trips to various highlights, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Dunajec River Rafting , John Paul II Route, and many others. Trips in English and German, but also Spanish, French, and other languages (give us a one-day notice and we'll organize even the most bizarre trip!)

- Airport pick up from Krakow Balice Airport can be arranged on demand. Prices: 60 pln (1-4 people), 80 pln (5-8 people). Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport: 300 pln (1-4 people) and 400 pln (5-8 people).

If you're looking for an overcrowded, dirty squat, don't come to visit us. Feeling like comfort, you can't miss our hostel.

Greg and Tom

Location and Contact

Location

• LOCATION:
• We are situated in the center of Krakow right by the train station and about 5 minutes walking from the heart of the city - amazing Market Square. Also Krakow's cultural and art district - Kazimierz (the old Jewish quarter) is just about 20 minutes away by foot.
• DIRECTIONS:
• From the international bus station or train station
• 1. After leaving the platform go towards the City Center.
• 2. Go under the end with the green roofing and than : you can either cross the Main Train Station or walk beside the building of the Train Station.
• 3. Go under the tunnel, after that turn right towards the City Center.
• 4. From the tunnel go up the stairs. Than you will see not functioning bus stop on Basztowa Street.
• 5. Cross the road and turn back about 50 meters.
• 6. You are on Pawia Street so just look for Greg & Tom Hostel.
• From the airport
• 1. Take a bus 192 (you can buy the tickets at the newsagent �3,10 zl.; departures every 20-25 min. � timetables available on the bus stop
• 2. Get off on "Dworzec Glowny" bus stop.
• 3. Cross the Basztowa Street.
• 4. Go straight till the rebuilding crossroads.
• 5. Turn left on Pawia Street and look for Greg & Tom Hostel.

Map

Map

Address: Ul. Pawia 12/15, Kleparz, Krakow (Kraków), Poland

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Website

Website Greg & Tom Hostel the First Krakow www.gregtomhostel.com
Phone Number: 00 48 12 422 41 00
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

City Tours

Luggage Storage

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Karaoke

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

TV

Videogames

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: 01.05.2004

Reception Hours: 24/h

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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