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The Secret Garden Hostel Reviews

ul. Skawinska 7, Krakow, Poland

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179 Total Reviews
  • 97%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Very clean well maintained facilities. Great location in walking distance to main sights.Quiet and restful with staff happy to answer questions. I stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed the stay. Breakfast included and lots of places to eat nearby.


I loved my stay here. It was an outstanding value for the quality (cleanliness, security, breakfast) and location. It felt more like a budget hotel than a hostel (more adults than youth, less hanging out in the common area) - which is exactly what I was looking for. I loved that it was so close to both Podgorze AND Kazimierz - would stay here again in a heartbeat! They also have apartments.


If you want a nice and clean place with a really nice and helpful staff, the secret garden hostel is the place to be. It doesn't really have the atmosphere of a hostel though. The room and the bathroom were very clean with a nice interior. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The tram station is just around the corner if you want to get into the city center but the hostel is also very close to the river so you can also enjoy a nice walk to the castle. I can definitely recommend it!

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The only issue I had with the hostel was the location of the room in relation to the front outside area. My room was directly in the front where the patio is and people gathered until late hours. I stayed three nights. Of the three nights I got one good night sleep do to outside noise until late hours.


Not got much of a hostel vibe so don't come here if you're looking to make friends, but if you are looking for a clean private room with a good location, friendly staff and a pretty decent continental breakfast then this is the place for you. About a 20 minute walk to the center of the old town, but very close to Kazimierz and excellent public transport links.


The Secret Garden was a pleasant place to stay. Overall the hostel was very good, although I think the hostel would do well to add fans for many of the rooms; many rooms can get quite stuffy, especially in the summer. Fixing the refrigerator to provide cold water would have been welcome as well. Otherwise, it was a great experience and I would recommend the Secret Garden to fellow travelers gladly.


The Secret Garden Hostel was recommended to me by a friend of a friend and I would stay again in a heart beat. As somebody who isn't really after partying or sharing with 19 year olds this was the perfect place to stay at. The hostel is hidden away in the Kasimierz area of Kraków but the old town is either easily accessible on foot or via the tram.

  • 27th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


More like a very cheap hotel than a hostel! I would definitely recommend if you want privacy but probably not a place to meet other travellers. Phenomenal value for money in terms of it was very nice well decorated and a good place to sleep - way better than an actual budget hotel. Spacious rooms and nice showers!

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