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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Adults only

Gay friendly

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The Secret Garden Hostel in Podgórze district offers cozy guestrooms overlooking the Vistula River and Wawel Hill. Renovated in 2010, this hostel combines comfort with antique architecture. The on-site conveniences such as a safe deposit box, a luggage storage, a designated smoking area and parking are also available.

A 20-minute walk to the center of Krakow. Guests can enjoy polish, healthy and organic cuisine in Restauracja Starka located fairly close to the property.

15 minutes' drive from J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport.

Rooms

This hostel comprises of 23 guestrooms such as Apartment, Standard Studio, Triple Room and Twin Room. The rooms have a private kitchen, individual climate control, TV with satellite channels, a sofa and a private balcony for guests' convenience. This property has private bathrooms. They come with bath sheets and hairdryers along with showers and bidets.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. A communal kitchen is fitted with a toaster, a stove, an electric kettle, a fridge and kitchenware.

Services

Computer rental, laundry and airport transfer are offered for the guests' use.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Gay friendly
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

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

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Media

  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

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

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Hostel Address:

Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066

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City Center
  • Krakow
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Starmach Art Gallery
    2700 ft
  • Jan Fejkiel Gallery
    4300 ft
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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Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 110 sq. feet
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    Shared Bathroom Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 80 sq. feet
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      Standard Studio
      Size: 380 sq. feet
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        Studio Apartment
        Size: 380 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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            Two-Bedroom Apartment
            Size: 700 sq. feet
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                Double or Twin Room, Private 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
                    • Starmach Art Gallery
                      2700 ft
                    • Jan Fejkiel Gallery
                      4300 ft
                    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

                    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
                    • High Synagogue - 1700 ft
                    • Ulica Szeroka - 2000 ft
                    • Old Synagogue - 2000 ft
                    • Synagoga Remuh - 2000 ft
                    • The Old Synagogue - 2000 ft
                    • Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery - 2000 ft
                    • Stara Synagoga - 2000 ft

                    Convention centers

                    • Kazimierz Jewish District - 1700 ft

                    Shopping areas

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

                    Monuments and Landmarks

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

                    Museums

                    • Galicia Jewish Museum - 2000 ft

                    Local attractions

                    • Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki) - 5300 ft
                      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 (Sukiennice) - 5200 ft
                      Rynek Glowny 1 - 3, Krakow
                    • Rynek Underground - 1.0 mi
                      Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow

                    Near the hostel

                    • Ethnographic Museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne) - 400 ft
                      ul. Krakowska 46, Krakow
                    • Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej w Krakowie - 1500 ft
                      ul. Sw. Wawrzynca 15, Krakow
                    • Isaac Synagogue (Synagoga Izaaka) - 1700 ft
                      Ul Kupa 16, Krakow
                    • High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka) - 1900 ft
                      Ul Jozefa 38, Krakow
                    • Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala) - 1000 ft
                      Northeast corner of Plac Wolnica, Krakow
                    • Jewish District (Kazimierz) - 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

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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
                    • Starmach Art Gallery
                      2700 ft
                    • Jan Fejkiel Gallery
                      4300 ft
                    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