This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Wroclaw. To help you make friends with Wroclaw before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Wroclaw, located on the Odra River, is a trade center whose importance has spanned from the Medieval Ages through today; its geographical location has always been important. Control of the city has always been desirable; it has been part of Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, Prussia, Germany, and Poland (several times). All these cultures have left their imprint on Wroclaw and logically it was selected as the European Culture Capital in 2016.
Wroclaw’s most interesting landmarks are the Tumski Ostrow (Tumski Island) with the Wroclaw Cathedral (built in the tenth century), the Wroclaw Town Hall, the University of Wroclaw, the National Ossoliński Institute, and the Church of St. Giles. Wroclaw is one of the best cities in Europe for a pub crawl -- the city has plenty of nightclubs and bars to satisfy any taste. Moreover, a lot of them are open the whole week; covers are not expensive. It is also a very sport city and has hosted European Championships for several sports such as football and basketball.
There are many hostels in Wroclaw and the competition is fierce, so if you are staying for longer and/or you are a bigger group, you might well ask for a discount at your Wroclaw hostel. Wroclaw hostels are located virtually in every part of the city, with a noticeable concentration in the center of the city (you can see Wroclaw hostels literally ten meters from each other). Wroclaw has great connections by bus, train, and plane; public transportation in the city is very good.
Wroclaw is surely one of the best Europeans cities to visit, especially when costs are taken into account. You have a great choice of Wroclaw hostels with good conditions and low prices -- only a few cities in Europe can offer a similar ratio between quality and price.
Written by local enthusiast for Wroclaw hostelsGeorge Traveller