The Secret Garden Hostel - Krakow

Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066show map
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Overview

The 2-star The Secret Garden Hostel is located in old Krakow in a 15-minute walking distance from Galeria Kazimierz. The pet-friendly building was renovated in 2010 and now mixes traditional architecture with the modern technology.

The Secret Garden Hostel is also a 20-minute walk of Main Market Square. Guests can wine and dine in Antonio Caffe and Restauracja Starka, located in the neighborhood.

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

Rooms

Guestrooms include access to a shared kitchen with an electric kettle, a fridge, an oven, a pantry and kitchenware. The cozy rooms come with beds equipped with pillow-top mattresses and linens. Decorated in colorful design, certain rooms feature double beds, single beds and twin beds. There are private bathrooms provided with hairdryers, guest toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning.

Services

Airport transfer, laundry and computer rental 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
Wi-Fi
Parking
Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Adults only

Gay friendly

Sports & Fitness

  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Projector

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Basilica of the Body of ChristBasilica of the Body of Christ1000 ft
Dragon's DenDragon's Den2700 ft
St. Andrew's ChurchSt. Andrew's Church3300 ft
ICE Congress CentreICE Congress Centre2300 ft
Ethnographic Museum in KrakówEthnographic Museum in Kraków400 ft
Galicia Jewish MuseumGalicia Jewish Museum2000 ft
Wawel Royal CastleWawel Royal Castle2700 ft
Museum of Japanese Art and TechnologyMuseum of Japanese Art and Technology2700 ft
Starmach Art GalleryStarmach Art Gallery2300 ft
High SynagogueHigh Synagogue1900 ftul. Jozefa 38
Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)2200 ftul. Szeroka 24
Jagiellonian University - Collegium Juridicum Jagiellonian University - Collegium Juridicum 3700 ftGrodzka 53
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Restauracja StarkaRestauracja Starka1300 ftul. Jozefa 14
RotiRotiRotiRoti500 ftWeglowa 4
Antonio CaffeAntonio Caffe600 ftPlac Wolnica 13
RO Raw OrganicRO Raw Organic700 ftpl.Wolnica 12
HoraiHorai800 ftPl.Wolnica 9
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Town Hall TowerTown Hall Tower5000 ft
Collegium Maius (Great College)Collegium Maius (Great College)1.0 mi
Cracow's City WallsCracow's City Walls1.2 mi
Barbican of KrakówBarbican of Kraków1.2 mi
Krakow Central Railway StationKrakow Central Railway Station1.2 mi
Galeria KazimierzGaleria Kazimierz3700 ft
Cracovia StadiumCracovia Stadium1.2 mi
Historical Museum of CracowHistorical Museum of Cracow4600 ft
National Museum of CracowNational Museum of Cracow1.1 mi
Main Market SquareMain Market Square1.0 miCenter of Old Town
Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)5300 ftRynek Glowny 1/3
Jagiellonian University - Collegium MaiusJagiellonian University - Collegium Maius1.0 miul. Jagiellonska 15
Rakowicki CemeteryRakowicki Cemetery1.9 miul. Rakowicka 42
Wieliczka Salt MineWieliczka Salt Mine6.7 miUl. Danilowicza 10
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Getting around
Airports
Pyrzowice (KTW)48.2 mi
Train
Krakow Central Railway Station1.2 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  307  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Good location, friendly staff, tidy room, excellent price and location

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Good location, quite area. Apartment in Skawińska 15 is big, nice and comfortable. Hotel Staff was helpful with a lot of services (e.g. you can buy public transport tickets there). We will definitely choose it again.

    Mattress of the bed was not comfortable enough.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Comfortable, roomy conditions, large bathroom, good location and security, handy kitchen facilities.

    Laundry facilities would be good, and perhaps new blankets for the bed.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The staff is very helpfull and friendly; the room was very very clean and as my room was 'the melisa' room it has melissa smell; the hostel as a good location, near the Kamiziers and the bus to the Salt Mine is just around the corner; you can walk to city center in less than 20 minutes or take the tram in the corner. This hostel was a great and good surprise.

    be prepared to hear just a little noise from people walking and talking and the breakfast is very simple, but it is ok.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The Skawinska apartment was extremely clean, well presented and in a great location. It kept us warm and comfortable in at -20'. The staff were great and breakfast was convenient at the hostel. A great service in the airport pick up/drop off - cheaper than a taxi, easier than the tram.

    Would have preferred to pay an extra 10zlotys and had large towels in the apartment already, rather than having to collect from the hostel.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Clean, value for money, location, suitable to my needs

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Cleanliness, staff helpful and very easy to be in.

    I feel that the mattress could have been more generous

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    It was a good location, clean. The value for money was fine.

    We found the staff to be very rude and not helpful. We were put in a room with bunk beds while we had booked a double room. After asking if we could change to a double room the girl behind the counter sighed and acted as if this was a crazy request.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The staff was very helpful, great buffet breakfast and also close to the old Jewish area. The hostel has a very good atmosphere, you feel like home. Really recommend this.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The apartment was spacious, with WiFi which had a good connection, and the neighborhood was perfect for seeing what Krakow had to offer with the tram less than 5 min walk from the apt.

    The beds mattress was broke down, when we complained we were ignored. The complaint on the bath drain was fixed the next day, so we think the mattress was not replaceable.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Cosy rooms, cleen bathroom.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Close to city center, clean and overall nice, good and friendly stuff

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I was at Jozep street apartments. Location is very good - near apartment this street is full with cozy restorants and bars, night life is active but in apartments is very quite. Apartments was interesting designe, very comfortable, wide and fully equipped.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I enjoy veri much the services, the room was clean and quiet and also the easy way by walk to the old town and the train station, it alowed me to make a great visit in your city. Thank you for a lovely satying.

    The only thing was that i would like a wider selection of food for break fast.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hostel rooms were very neat and nicely designed. The staff were great, helpful and friendly, especially Karolina the receptionist. Good breakfast. Close to Wawel Royal Castle, Jewish District and Main Square and all the superb cafes, restaurants and other attractions!

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Pyrzowice (KTW)48.2 mi
Train
Krakow Central Railway Station1.2 mi
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