The Secret Garden Hostel - Krakow

Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066  show map
 2 stars
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The Secret Garden Hostel - Krakow

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Cooking hob

Dishwasher

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Refrigerator on request

Microwave on request

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

TV

Flat-screen TV

Adults only

Gay friendly

Overview

The Secret Garden Hostel is a comfortable venue offering a comfortable accommodation not far from Cloth Hall, Kosciuszko's Mound and Church of the Virgin Mary . A colorful interior distinguishes The Secret Garden Hostel from other hostels.

Nestled in the trendy district and 2 km from the city center. Serving guests with Polish and Italian dishes, Restauracja Starka is 400 meters away.

15 minutes' drive from J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport and 10 minutes' walk to Jan Fejkiel Gallery train station.

Rooms

The hostel offers rooms like Private Double Room, Triple Room, Standard Studio and Apartment featuring a sitting area, a private kitchen, climate control, flat-screen television and a work desk. The rooms also have a hardwood floor. Beds are appointed with pillow-top mattresses, feather pillows and linens to suit the individual needs. There are private bathrooms available. They come with bath sheets and hairdryers along with showers and bidets.

Eat & Drink

In the morning, a buffet breakfast is served in the dining area. Guests will find a communal kitchen appointed with an oven, a toaster, an electric kettle, a fridge and kitchenware.

Services

Parking, a luggage storage, a safe deposit box and a designated smoking place can be used on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   23.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Gay friendly
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Pet amenities available
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator on request
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave on request
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 6 may stay at the price of PLN 45 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hostel Address:

Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066

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City Center
  • Krakow
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Krakow Central Railway Station
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Restauracja Starka (cuisine: Polish)
    1300 ft
  • RotiRoti (cuisine: Indian)
    500 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    23

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Rooms and availability

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Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 80 sq. feet
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 110 sq. feet
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    Non Refundable DOUBLE SINGLE USE STANDARD

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      Standard Studio
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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        Shared Bathroom Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
        Size: 130 sq. feet
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        Shared Facility|TRIPLE WITH SHARED BATHROOM

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          Standard Triple Room
          Bed type: 3 Single beds
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            Standard Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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            Apartment
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              Economy Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Twin Room
              Bed type: Twin beds
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              Shared Facility|Double or Twin WITH SHARED BATHROOM

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                How to reach hostel

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                Hostel Address:

                Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Krakow
                  1.2 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Krakow Central Railway Station
                  1.2 mi
                Restaurants
                • Restauracja Starka (cuisine: Polish)
                  1300 ft
                • RotiRoti (cuisine: Indian)
                  500 ft
                Hostel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of rooms:
                  23

                Hotel Awards

                PolishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKrakowThe Secret Garden Hostel

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Family Hotels in Poland

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                Popular areas

                • Kazimierz Jewish District - 1700 ft

                Places of interest

                • Paulinerkirche - 700 ft
                • Kościół św. Katarzyny - 700 ft
                • Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria - 700 ft
                • Church of Saint Michael the Archangel - 1000 ft
                • Ulica Józefa - 1400 ft
                • Izaak Synagogue - 1700 ft
                • Kazimierz Jewish District - 1700 ft
                • The Old Synagogue - 2000 ft
                • Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery - 2000 ft
                • Stara Synagoga - 2000 ft
                • Geburtshaus von Helena Rubinstein - 2300 ft

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria - 700 ft
                • Church of Saint Michael the Archangel - 1000 ft
                • High Synagogue - 1700 ft
                • High Synagogue - 1700 ft
                • Izaak Synagogue - 1700 ft
                • Old Synagogue - 2000 ft
                • Old Synagogue - 2000 ft
                • Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery - 2000 ft
                • Old Synagogue - 2000 ft

                Museums

                • Ethnographic Museum in Kraków - 400 ft
                • Galicia Jewish Museum - 2000 ft
                • Galicia Jewish Museum - 2000 ft

                Galleries

                • Starmach Art Gallery - 2300 ft

                Local attractions

                • Church of the Virgin Mary - 1.0 mi
                  Plac Mariacki 5, Krakow
                • Town Hall Tower - 5000 ft
                  Rynek Glowny, Krakow
                • Museum at Market Square in Krakow - 5200 ft
                  Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow
                • Cloth Hall - 5200 ft
                  Rynek Glowny 1 - 3, Krakow
                • Rynek Underground - 1.0 mi
                  Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow

                Near the hostel

                • Ethnographic Museum - 400 ft
                  ul. Krakowska 46, Krakow
                • Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej w Krakowie - 1500 ft
                  ul. Sw. Wawrzynca 15, Krakow
                • Isaac Synagogue - 1700 ft
                  Ul Kupa 16, Krakow
                • High Synagogue - 1900 ft
                  Ul Jozefa 38, Krakow
                • Corpus Christi Church - 1000 ft
                  Northeast corner of Plac Wolnica, Krakow
                • Jewish District - 2100 ft
                  Szeroka 24, Krakow
                • Museum of Japanese Art and Technology - 1900 ft
                  ul. M. Konopnickiej 26, Krakow

                Restaurants nearby

                • Restauracja Starka - 1300 ft

                  Address: ul. Jozefa 14
                  Phone: +48 12 430 65 38

                  79% likes this, based on 604 reviews
                  Cuisine: Polish
                  Price Range: USD 8 - USD 21

                • Antonio Caffe - 600 ft

                  Address: Plac Wolnica 13
                  Phone: +48 (12) 430 59 99

                  80% likes this, based on 42 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: USD 4 - USD 23

                • Horai - 800 ft

                  Address: Pl.Wolnica 9
                  Phone: +48-12-4300358

                  61% likes this, based on 44 reviews
                  Cuisine: Thai
                  Price Range: USD 16 - USD 21

                • RotiRoti - 500 ft

                  Address: Weglowa 4
                  Phone: 733 052 778

                  60% likes this, based on 53 reviews
                  Cuisine: Indian
                  Price Range: USD 4 - USD 11

                • RO Raw Organic - 700 ft

                  Address: pl.Wolnica 12
                  Phone: +48.512.118.579

                  63% likes this, based on 44 reviews
                  Cuisine: Healthy, Organic
                  Price Range: USD 7 - USD 10

                Hostel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of rooms:
                  23

                Hotel Awards

                PolishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKrakowThe Secret Garden Hostel

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                Best Family Hotels in Poland

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                The Secret Garden Hostel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Secret Garden Hostel

                Average guest rating

                8.4out of 10
                Superb
                Based on 299 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Group of friends
                  3.8

                  I selected this hostel based on the great prior reviews. We originally stayed in the Cybulskiego Guest Rooms (hostel) near the main square in Krakow, but unfortunately we left for a weekend trip to Austria and Czech Republic and they were booked solid for the dates when we returned to Poland. So, we booked this place. No comparison. At all. Since we travel regularly and are students we are accustomed to hostels, but this place was not up to standards based on the rave reviews. Don't waste your time or money here. The Good: Charming garden themed rooms that are well-decorated, and the location in Kazimierz is central The Bad: Bathroom had a clogged shower drain that they didn't fix so we couldn't take full showers without the water spilling all over the floor and into the rooms. Also the sink sprayed water out sideways. Walls are PAPER thin and its fairly noisy for a hostel. Beds are on the floor and hard to sleep on with sand paper sheets and towels. Breakfast was lousy compared to other hostel breakfasts at a comparable price. Service - the first person we checked in with told us one of our friends couldn't book his airport transfer at the time he needed because someone else had already booked it. The next day when we talked to a second person they said he could be taken any time and said it was no problem (???). We went out with a local friend one night and he walked back with us at 3:30am since the trams had stopped running and we had been out at bars. He slept on our floor for 3 hours and left at 6:30am to walk home once it was light out (didn't shower, use bathroom, eat there or anything) the next morning I was charged FULL PRICE for having a third person staying there!!!! Really?!?! Someone essentially hangs out for 3 hours then leaves and I have to pay for him??? COME ON. Will never stay here again. Ridiculous. Oh and finally, it is not a "youth hostel" at least in our experience since everyone at breakfast was 40+ years old and mostly male.

                • Older travelers
                  9.2

                  Nice location, very quiet, comfortable beds, good breakfast and very clean.

                  Rooms could be bigger although ok for the price.

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  We stayed in Secret Garden's Jozefa street's apartment. Our apartement was clean and really well decorated. We liked the IKEA-look of the apartment and everything was really nice. Especially the bathroom was really good. We were happily surprised when we found out that the apartment was situated towards the courtyard and altough it was really crowded on the street, it was really peaceful and quiet inside. The apartment was really well situated near the Jewish part of the city and there were good cafés and restaurants not far away from it. We really enjoyed our stay :)

                • Couple
                  10.0

                  We stayed in the 2-persons apartment which is really nice arranged and really spacious. The food served from breakfast seemed to be the selection of local food what we find great. The staff was really helpful.

                  The internet access in the apartment didn't work and the staff was unable to fix it.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  Very basic, but everything you need, clean, good location (10/15 minute walk from main square), very friendly and helpful staff.

                  Breakfast was a bit rubbish, but I wasn't even expecting it to be included.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  Only a short walk from the city centre with nearby tram stop. Helpful, welcoming staff. Quiet and peaceful with a lovely garden. Bikes available for hire as well as tram tickets on sale and plenty of maps and information. Real coffee for breakfast and a kitchen for making a drink in the daytime.

                  A small bar would have made it perfect.

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  Central but mostly quiet hostel. Services are O.K., staff is very friendly.

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  Extremely helpful & friendly staff; well planned room; good location

                • Couple
                  7.8

                  The hostel is very modern, we had a nice double room, with all you need, there is a very nice common area with flatscreen TV, games and free internet (2 computers but also free wireless) The staff is excellent, working 24/7 really helpful and giving you good tips on what to do and what not. The location is only a short walk to Wawel Castel and the city centre. Breakfast is also very good for a hostel. Really recommend this.

                  The walls are very thin, so you will hear when your neighbours talk in the room. But it didn't bother us much, from 10pm-7am there is a "Quite Time" and everybody seemed to respect that.

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  Really friendly, helpful staff who speak good English, great location, good facilities including access to cooking factilites and free tea and coffee. Nice buffet breakfast every morning. The rooms were basic but comfortable and the hostel is 10 mins walk from the Wawel castle and centre of Krakow. Overall, it was quiet, comfortable and welcoming - we really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely recommend it.

                • Group of friends
                  9.6

                  Nice clean and design exclusive rooms, each room differs from the others - really need to have 2 your eys open in order to find the front door :-) Real Secret Garrden!!! Tasty breakfast - coffee&tea all day long! Friendly stuff - open to help and assist! Great budget place to stay with fiends for weekend - good location, not far from big shopping mall and place were a lot of restaurants and pubs for locals are:-)

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  The staff were fantastically helpful and it is in the old Jewish neighbourhood, which has heaps of cool dark bars and yummy restaurants.

                • Single
                  8.8

                  It was the first hostel where I stayed and it was pretty good, i was not disappointed. I liked it. There was free parking and Internet was always good!

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  We like this hote a lot, very handsome and polite people. Maybe the outside of hotel was a little but once inside it was exating. Very clean and high standard of bathroom. Close to the jewish area with a lot of nice restaurants. Tram just round the corner. Lars & Irene

                • Group of friends
                  8.8

                  Very spacious and nicely decorated. The apartment has all the basic needs you need; comfy beds, warm water, and also a kitchen. Plus it's only a 15 minute walk from Main Square.

                How to reach hostel

                hostel The Secret Garden Hostel - Krakow Krakow location
                Show big map »

                Hostel Address:

                Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Krakow
                  1.2 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Krakow Central Railway Station
                  1.2 mi
                Restaurants
                • Restauracja Starka (cuisine: Polish)
                  1300 ft
                • RotiRoti (cuisine: Indian)
                  500 ft
                Hostel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2010
                • Number of rooms:
                  23

                Hotel Awards

                PolishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKrakowThe Secret Garden Hostel

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Family Hotels in Poland

                Use Badge