Hotel Name: Red Carpet Hostel
Address: Al. Juliusza Słowackiego 29, Stare Miasto, Krakow, Poland.
I have less tolerance for dorm rooms these days, but I still like staying in hostels. Thus hostels that offer private rooms are a good way to travel in Europe.
It took about 20 minutes to walk from the main train station to the hostel. The reception is open until 11pm and I arrived about 11.30pm. Luckily someone was still on reception. Something to consider if you know you are arriving late.
The hostel is on a main street, but inside it’s quiet. I was in a building at the back.
The entrance to my room was via a kitchenette that is shared with one other room.
My private room felt like a little studio flat. It was a lovely space with big windows and a comfortable single bed.
The shared bathroom is shared with the other room in this section, on the other side of the kitchenette. The bathroom was in clean and orderly condition.
When I checked in they up-sold me the breakfast for 3.50 Euro, and I’m glad I took the offer. Breakfast consisted of a mini buffet of cereal, fresh breads and rolls, ham and cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
There is free wifi, and I had no problem connecting in my room. As for the location, this was in a great spot. After having walked all around Krakow I appreciated the location of this hostel more. It’s about 10 minutes walk from the old city area, so you are close enough to the action without being in the tourist mayhem. The Red Carpet feels more being in a neighbourhood. There are some cool local bars nearby, and its around the corner from a supermarket. I had to do washing while I was there, and there is also a laundry nearby.