The Secret Garden Hostel - Krakow

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

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 family 2-star The Secret Garden Hostel offers quick access to Main Market Square, Wawel and Ethnographic Museum . The hostel was opened in 1890 and is an example of antique architecture in Krakow.

A museum and a castle are set within walking distance. Offering Indian and Italian dishes, RotiRoti is a 5-minute walk away.

J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport is at a distance of 15 km.

Rooms

Aside from satellite television, a balcony, a dining area, a sitting area and a work desk, rooms have beds with pillow-top mattresses, linens and feather pillows. The quiet rooms come with a hardwood floor. This property provides bathrooms with showers and bidets. Hairdryers and bath sheets are also available.

Eat & Drink

Every day a complimentary cold buffet breakfast is served. Guests can make use of a shared kitchen equipped with an electric kettle, a fridge, an oven, a toaster and kitchenware.

Services

The Secret Garden Hostel provides bicycles for rent.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • 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
  • Mini-bar
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
All children
3 - 6 years
Extra bed PLN 45
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066

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City Center
  • Krakow
    2.0 km
Airports
  • J. Paul Ii Balice Intl (KRK)
    11.8 km
  • Pyrzowice (KTW)
    77.5 km
Train Stations
  • Krakow Central Railway Station
    2.0 km
Restaurants
  • Restauracja Starka (cuisine: Polish)
    370 m
  • RotiRoti (cuisine: Indian)
    140 m
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
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

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Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    10 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • General:Ironing facilities
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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
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  • Toilet
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Non Refundable DOUBLE SINGLE USE STANDARD

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Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Satellite TV
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Studio Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
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Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Shared Facility|TRIPLE WITH SHARED BATHROOM

Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:TV
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:TV
Economy Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|Double or Twin WITH SHARED BATHROOM

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Wręga300 m
  • Basilica of the Body of Christ300 m
  • Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej400 m
  • Plac Nowy400 m

Popular areas

  • Kazimierz Jewish District500 m

Places of interest

  • Paulinerkirche200 m
  • Kościół św. Katarzyny200 m
  • Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria200 m
  • Church of Saint Michael the Archangel300 m
  • Ulica Józefa400 m
  • Izaak Synagogue500 m
  • Kazimierz Jewish District500 m
  • Ulica Szeroka600 m
  • Synagoga Remuh600 m
  • The Old Synagogue600 m
  • Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery600 m
  • Stara Synagoga600 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria200 m
  • Church of Saint Michael the Archangel300 m
  • High Synagogue500 m
  • High Synagogue500 m
  • Izaak Synagogue500 m
  • Old Synagogue600 m
  • Old Synagogue600 m
  • Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery600 m
  • Old Synagogue600 m

Museums

  • Ethnographic Museum in Kraków100 m
  • Galicia Jewish Museum600 m
  • Galicia Jewish Museum600 m

Local attractions

  • Church of the Virgin Mary 1.6 km
    Plac Mariacki 5, Krakow
  • Town Hall Tower1.5 km
    Rynek Glowny, Krakow
  • Museum at Market Square in Krakow1.6 km
    Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow
  • Cloth Hall 1.6 km
    Rynek Glowny 1 - 3, Krakow
  • Rynek Underground1.6 km
    Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow

Near the hostel

  • Ethnographic Museum 120 m
    ul. Krakowska 46, Krakow
  • Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej w Krakowie430 m
    ul. Sw. Wawrzynca 15, Krakow
  • Isaac Synagogue 510 m
    Ul Kupa 16, Krakow
  • High Synagogue 560 m
    Ul Jozefa 38, Krakow
  • Corpus Christi Church 290 m
    Northeast corner of Plac Wolnica, Krakow
  • Jewish District 630 m
    Szeroka 24, Krakow
  • Museum of Japanese Art and Technology560 m
    ul. M. Konopnickiej 26, Krakow

Restaurants nearby

  • Restauracja Starka370 m

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

    79% likes this, based on 604 reviews
    Cuisine: Polish
    Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 26

  • Antonio Caffe170 m

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

    80% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: CAD 5 - CAD 29

  • Horai240 m

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

    61% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: CAD 20 - CAD 26

  • RotiRoti140 m

    Address: Weglowa 4
    Phone: 733 052 778

    60% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: CAD 5 - CAD 14

  • RO Raw Organic200 m

    Address: pl.Wolnica 12
    Phone: +48.512.118.579

    63% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Healthy, Organic
    Price Range: CAD 8 - CAD 12

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

Hotel Awards

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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
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Hostel Address:

Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland, 31066

Get directions
City Center
  • Krakow
    2.0 km
Airports
  • J. Paul Ii Balice Intl (KRK)
    11.8 km
  • Pyrzowice (KTW)
    77.5 km
Train Stations
  • Krakow Central Railway Station
    2.0 km
Restaurants
  • Restauracja Starka (cuisine: Polish)
    370 m
  • RotiRoti (cuisine: Indian)
    140 m
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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