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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for two nights and loved every part of it. Breakfast was included, free coffee and tea all day, free parking, free laundry services (need to provide your own detergent) staff was friendly, excellent lounge area and superb location! The hostel had such a good vibe, only downside was that wifi wasn't the best.

Thank Kristina B
England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in June 2016. Upon arrival we were slightly put off by the location/surroundings of the hostel. It is at the end of a dark alley. We would have easily missed it if our taxi hadn't have taken us there, and I would not recommend walking alone/ walking as a two late... More 

Thank EmzLou123
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Has any english people ever stayed at this place i booked through booking.com it went through ok then 20 mins later i got an email from the place to say sorry your not welcome i phoned up the the place and the reception informed that i was black listed from poland and africa i asked how come ive never set... More 

Thank Neil R
Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Quiet,great location and a good staff.The Jewish Quarter is much nicer than touristy central Krakow(LOUD).I recommend this hostel except it is a bit old.They have a new hostel which is nicer but near center.I like the staff and the bar and near bye shopping is awesome.

Thank Joe S
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Perfect experience. Wonderful hosts and bartenders. Everyday I saw something new and came back to my new friends at the hostel. Had a delicious cheap dinner from nearby and a few beers downstairs, talked and played games, then went to bed and started over again! Perfect location, walking distance to all major sightseeing in town and if something is further... More 

Thank Mic1138
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Probably one of my favourite hostel stays. GBL hostel is very unique, think we payed the equivalent of 6 euro for a night and this included breakfast. Our room was average, the bedding clean. Appreciated the lockers under each bed. Bathroom was clean. The free breakfast was a really nice surprise, it included cheese, cold meats, toast, chocolate spread, jam,... More 

Thank Radhika G
Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A very good hostel. Service at the reception was very accommadating, after realising that we were at the other Good Bye Lenin hostel, which we hadn't booked. Rebooking was no problem, so we could just stay at the place, without having to walk across the city to get the other hostel. We got our deposit back, we had previously made.... More 

Thank vincentliedtke
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The access to the hostel is not nice, but the hostel is good, the staff is nice, the breakfast very complete! It has a garden and big common areas. It is 20 minutes walking form the train station and from the Old Town.

Thank Damian G
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to stay. Not sure what people are complaining about - you get what you pay for, it's a hostel not a 5* hotel!! Yes it's a bit dated but it's so cheap. I found our room clean and we had an on suite bathroom, again old but clean. Reception staff polite and friendly spoke perfect... More 

Thank loveturkey2010
Stan Z, Kierownik at Good Bye Lenin - Pub & Garden Hostel!, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! That is pretty much our philosophy in a nutshell :-) All the best in your future travels and we hope to see you back in the future! GBL Staff More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Perfect place, good location, excellent price! The staff was very friendly, our receptionist Ola (I hope I spelled that right) helped us to find good place to eat and advised on other activities in Krakow. Oh - parking AND breakfast was included in this ridiculous price! Interior of the hostel was exceptional. I don't know why anyone would not recommend... More 

Thank Karolis V
Stan Z, Kierownik at Good Bye Lenin - Pub & Garden Hostel!, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about us! 100% agreed :-)) More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Get a glimpse of Polish life under the Iron Curtain in a colorful way! Our cozy and uniquely styled hostel with private bar, garden and grill (free BBQ’s!) is situated in the vibrant district of Kazimierz in the heart of Krakow. Everything you could need you will find in our hostel!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Good Bye Lenin - Pub & Garden Hostel!

Address: ul. Berka Joselewicza 23, Krakow 31-031, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Kazimierz , Stare Miasto
Price Range: $19 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Good Bye Lenin - Pub & Garden Hostel! 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Try to stay away from the stairs - people seemed to gather on them at night.”
 of 5 bubbles EmzLou123, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from the 1st floor and the entrance”
 of 5 bubbles joesP8652VA, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a bed on the bottom”
 of 5 bubbles kpicharaa, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Six persons ensuite are nice.”
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