Major security concerns with this hostel. I came back to the hostel on the Friday night at 2am, and the common room was full of Polish people, who were clearly not staying at the hostel. They were drinking, getting smashed and making a lot of noise. They must have been friends with the receptionist, who was standing around with them. It was very concerning that all these random strangers so close to all my belongings & valuables. It would've been very easy for them to access spare keys to rooms.
In my 8 months of travelling, this is the only hostel I have ever come back to! And the staff are the reason why. They really do everything in their power to ensure that you have the best stay in Krakow possible. Their free family dinners and nightly activities encourage guests to socialise, and the atmosphere is wonderful. But there are also plenty of areas to chill out and have some time to yourself, if you so desire. My thanks to Marta, Martyna, Ania K & Zuza and the whole team :D
The title 'hostel' shouldn't really apply to this place. It feels more like a budget hotel. Pros: Location - close to old town square Value for money Cons: Atmosphere - the common room setup was not conducive to meeting people. And the hostel doesn't organise any events or encourage guests to socialise. Kitchen - breakfast was average. And throughout the day, there's barely any equipment/crockery in the kitchen. There weren't even any cups! Old, creaky, noisy stairs
Wow. What can I say? The legends are true. Out of the 30+ hostels I've stayed in, Mosquito is, hands down, the BEST hostel I've stayed in. From the moment I walked in the door, Ania K & the rest of the staff made me feel at home. Day or night, they're always happy to hang out with u. Like actually genuinely happy to. Not because they have to, but because they want to. The hostel is also professionally run, clean, great location + facilities, delicious breakfasts & dinners. See you again soon! :D
Great hostel, would happily go back again. The atmosphere is intimate and family-like, so you instantly feel at home. Its only a small hostel, so if you're looking for people to party with, it can be hit-and-miss. That being said, the staff are all friendly and welcoming. So if theyre in the mood for it, theyll be happy to go out with you in the evening. The bedrooms in this place are fantastic; best hostel bedrooms Ive seen. Clean, spacious, single beds (not bunks), and a zen vibe to them.
Really fun hostel; would stay here again (preferably next time in the summer, when the rafting pub crawl is operating) Pros: Staff - Brennan was really funny and really makes your stay Beds - no bunk beds! Free beer on Wednesday nights Cons: Security - No locks on the dorm rooms. You needed a key to get in the front door of the hostel, but there are always ways of getting in :S
Pretty good hostel; would probably stay again Pros: - friendly staff, with the exception of a certain aggressive, overbearing Canadian... - good place to meet other travellers. lots of social activities and pub crawls organised by the hostel - spacious bedrooms (more like mini-apartments); even included a little kitchen and fridge Cons: - kitchen and common room are a bit cramped - location: area is a bit dodgy, and it isn't very close to many sights
Not a bad hostel. Good value for money overall Pros: Good atmosphere at the hostel. Met lots of cool people here. Great kitchen + dining facilities. In-house cafe/bar as well Cons: Wifi is unreliable Staff are a little rude. Seem like they don't want to help you Not enough bathrooms. And they were constantly out of order
One of the best hostels I've stayed in. And it's the staff that make it such a great experience. It's run by 3 generations of the same family, and it definitely has a homely feel. They even put on a free BBQ for everyone cos England were playing a football match on the TV. The staff will go to any length to make your stay enjoyable. And Kevin Snr's Beatles tour is not to be missed! Added bonus of tea, coffee & toast all day. Would happily stay here again, and hope that one day I do!
Pretty good hostel, especially considering how cheap it is. Pros: Location - within walking distance from most attractions (then again Bath is pretty small) Friendly staff who were always up for a chat and a beer Cons: No kitchen for guest use. Literally no kitchen. Big con Common room is a pain in the ass to get to (up 4 flights of stairs). Rarely had people in it
Great hostel. Very homely. Lounge room, full kitchen, spacious bedrooms. Very friendly & helpful husband & wife team that own it. Best free breakfast I've had at a hostel - cereals, tea, coffee, different types of bread for toast, full range of spreads. Wifi signal is a bit weak - one of the only negatives. Would happily come back here again.
Pros: Good crowd. Very international. Great for meeting people and going out The free breakfast. Good range of spreads, and decent coffee Good facilities, and plenty of activities and info provided Cons: Not very clean Not enough toilets/bathrooms Lockers are down in the basement. I always prefer them to be in my room
One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Professional, well-run, helpful staff. Great facilities (although wifi is a little slow). Nice atmosphere - lots of people to meet and party with, but you can also relax and chill out if you want.
Pros: lots of activities offered by hostel; good party atmosphere; well-run and professional Cons: not very clean; top bunk beds are high; wifi a bit unreliable
Feels like a mix between a resort/camping grounds/hostel. Stayed in a 3-person tent. But it's not the normal, basic tent your used to. Has a door with a lock, proper floor, bunk beds, electricity. Great atmosphere in the place. Hundreds of people staying there, especially young travellers. Most nights there was some kind of party at the bar/pool area. Only downside of the hostel was location (takes about 45 minutes all up to get bus in to Venice) and absence of lockers in rooms.
One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Location is great - close to bars, clubs, cheap eats, Eastside gallery. Staff are friendly and professional. Hostel is organised and well-run. Rooms are spacious and clean. Facilities are plentiful and modern. Great value for money. Not really a party hostel, but definitely staying here again when I come back to Berlin.
Few unusual things about the hostel that you should be aware of before you book. There's nothing necessarily wrong, you should just be aware. Firstly, the hostel is run by an elderly Korean lady and her family. Her house has been converted in to the hostel, and you'll be eating breakfast in the kitchen/lounge. In saying that, Sonia is very friendly and caring, and always looks after her guests's needs. The hostel can be a bit cramped, and extra beds are often laid out in the hallways. Enjoyed it