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593 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Good value for money, excelent location and clean as well. The only problem I find is regarding the shower, you need to press the water button from 30 to 30 seconds.


it was great in hostel Merlin. Location is really close to city.


The wifi was quite bad (and not at all usable from my room). Otherwise I liked it.

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good position in the old town, kitchens (3) decently equipped, internet not bad but unavailingly in certain areas. We were in a double on the top floor (basically under roof) and it was quite tiny, impossible to stand straight. Small bathrooms too, but I guess you should stay in a hostel mainly to sleep. I hardly saw the staff people around, but there are many useful info on the board on second floor.


This is a good place to stay because it is close to the center. But, the room is small, there is no space for us to open the luggage.


I stayed at the pention. It situates off the town, but not that far to walk to town, it's just a little town. The room doesn't look like in the picture. It was not tidy and quite small. Overall it was great for what I paid.


So nice hostel! One of the best hostels, I've stayed. Thank you very much. I'd like to stay here again


Amazing location! Quirky little hostel but was lovely. Board games etc available. One shower was brilliant the other not so much so make sure you use the better one! Information available on stuff to do in reception area.


Rooms are quite cramped but lovely old building with character so this is not a problem in my opinion. Twin rooms are up in the roof with low sloping ceilings - full of character!


The hostel looked really cosy! Nice and colourfull, not like your average boring dorm. Dorm room was nice, no bunkbeds. Location is great, next to the river and close all the nice places in town. It is not a real backpackers place, more families and couples. So not the best place to meet people. The wifi didn' t really work :( The staff tried to be helpfull but she couldn't speak much english and was many times busy cleaning somewhere son i couldn't find her.


Great hostel at a stunning location! Good facilities and kindly staff!


There are many reasons I would NOT reccomed to stay at merlin hostel. 1. The bathroom facilities and rooms are very unhygienic, we asked several times for the showers to be cleaned. It never happened. Also the showers work in ten second spouts. 2. The staff are rude and know no English, They were absolutely no help at all. 3. We found earwigs in our matress. 4. Bins were overflowing in all areas. 5. For 24hrs there was no toilet paper as the staff are rarely at the hostel. Awful place to stay.


This hostel is right in the old town, next to the river - its major advantage. Other than that fairly normal hostel facilities incl wifi, but no real common room. This meant it was hard to meet up with people here, and no real place to hang out in between doing activities in Krumlov. The showers are not great because they go for literally 5 seconds and then you have to press them again. This hostel wasn't that much fun, just a cheap place to sleep. (Note that the lockers don't work). Good value.


Cute little hostel in a great location, right next to the river. Lady at the desk didn't speak English and wasn't helpful with any of the things advertised in the reception area. Was more of a guest house than a hostel, wouldn't recommend for solo travellers. Upstairs bathroom was clean but had an awful smell that carried across the top floor.

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location and great place to stay. My husband and I stayed in a private room for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We originally booked the dorm room but we were able to change to the private room as it was the same price and it was available. They have a very good kitchen facilities on every floor and and staff are friendly and very helpful. There are also 2 minimarts very close. Would stay at this place again. Good kayak rental place next door as well

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