Cracow Hostel, Krakow

Main Market Square
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Cracow Hostel is a well-run hostel in a superb location that is housed in a lovely old building that is well maintained with high ceilings. Dorms are on the fourth floor of the building; the staircase is narrow and there is no lift. Once on the fourth floor, the space itself is open and inviting.

The Location

This is located right in the market square. Right outside of the hostel are the picturesque restaurants lining the square, and from the hostel you can see St. Mary's Basilica. This is the place to stay for those who like to be right in the heart of things.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are on the dark side. They have wooden bunks with spring mattresses. The mattresses themselves are quite old and not terribly comfortable. There are no lights or shelves, but there is a sufficient amount of power outlets. Each bunk has a locker with lock -- it's spacious enough to store a large-ish carry-on bag. There are two small hooks for each bunk, and beds are made for you. Towels are available for a fee.

There are five showers for the entire floor, three of which are enclosed in full baths, which limits their versatility, but it's not usually a problem. The hostel as a whole is a little dark.

Common Spaces

There is a large common area where guests can also store their luggage prior to check-in and after check-out. This room has an incredible view of the square. The Wi-Fi is solid (it works quite well but does not quite extend to the far corners of the hostel) and there are drinks for sale. This room also has a computer for shared use.

On the top floor, the kitchen is very large and spacious. There are two small couches where guests can enjoy some of the complimentary coffee and/or tea, a small dining table, and one large wooden picnic table with benches. This space is really lovely and inviting. Breakfast -- included in the rate -- consists of bread, cheese, coffee, tea, cereal, milk, and fresh eggs that guests are welcome to prepare however they see fit.

There are no deposits required for keys. Reception is a little relaxed about payment, and you have the option of paying at check-in or at checkout. This hostel accepts credit card payments.


This is a solid choice. Providing breakfast is a very nice touch, and including eggs with said breakfast is a welcome change from processed cold cuts. The toilets and showers look like university dorm baths but are clean, spacious, and adequate in number.
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Reception/common area
Reception/common area
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Computer area
Lockers in dorm
10 bed dorm
10 bed dorm
10 bed dorm
proust Staff Reviewer
Published on Jan 20, 2019


Take advantage of staying in the XIV centuary building with the view over the City center! With its high wooden ceilings, pine stairway and exceptional, ancient column, the Cracow Hostel offers you an environment, which harmonizes with the atmosphere of our oustanding city.

We offer you the variety of comfortable rooms in a newly renovated house, all necessary facilities including kitchen, washing machine, dryer and most of all: cosy living room with an amazing view (see the photos).

The perfect location gives you an opportunity to visit the famous monuments, the best clubs, pubs, bars and restaurants that are just around you! Our young, well-informed and helpful staff members are a mix of locals and travellers, so you can chat with them 24h, 7 days a week in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. Hostel boasts a perfectly friendly atmospere to meet backpackers and share great experiences!

Cracow has an atmosphere all of its own, come to Cracow Hostel and feel it!
Just pop in.

Location and Contact


If you are searching for the best location to visit the most beautiful medieval city in central Europe, visit the Cracow Hostel – the only one situated exactly on the Market Square!



Address: Rynek Glówny 18 31-008 Kraków, Main Market Square, Krakow (Kraków), Poland

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Website Cracow Hostel Krakow
Phone Number: (48) 12 429 11 06, (48) 663 872 834
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Facilities and Amenities


Older travelers (+50)

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Towels (4 pln)

24 Hour Security

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Airport Pickup


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 7

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: closed on Christmas

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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