Globtroter Guest House

Plac Szczepanski 7, Krakow, 31-011, Poland
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Recommended by VTers- convenient apartments

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 2, 2009

2014 - JUST RETURNED FROM ANOTHER TRIP TO THAT WONDERFUL CITY OF KRAKOW AND STAYED AT GLOBTROTER ONCE AGAIN. NO DISAPPOINTMENTS. RECOMMENDED TO ANOTHER COULD WHO WERE ALSO VERY COMFORTABLE THERE. NOT FANCY - GOOD LOCATION - REASONABLE PRICES - ENGLISH SPEAKING DESK CLERK - AIRPORT PICK UP.

The Globtroter apartments were recommended to me on VT and I chose to stay there for several reasons.
1. I thought I might be alone for the first week and everyone at reception speaks English. That would be important because I do not speak Polish.
2. For a fee, they will meet you at the airport and drive you straight to the door of the apartments. You can also arrange to have them take you back to the airport.
3. They are located just a short walk off the square.. which is where all the activity is.
4. They will help you arrange tours or give you directions to whatever you need.
5. They gave me a very good recommendation for a car rental.. reasonable price... agents speak English. (see transportation tip)
6. There is someone at reception 24 hrs. a day and the outside gates are locked in the evening.
All of these things made the Globtroter a convenient and economical place to stay. The rooms are very simple. Coffee makers included. Frig was way too small in the one room we were in for the first night.

Unique Quality: There is a lovely garden just outside everyones' doors.. and a multitude of flowers and plants cascade from window boxes outside your window.
You can visit a very simple room on the 3rd floor to use internet access if you don't have a computer with you. Luckily Gosia brought her laptop and so we had wireless access in our room.
There is a luxury accomodation rented by Globtroter which I had booked, but after seeing the entrance and approach to the apartment, I cancelled that reservation and we decided on two double rooms for the four of us women....rather than the one larger apartment with only one bath and altho a gorgeous main bedroom... the other 2 would have to sleep on a pull out couch...which hardly seemed fair if splitting costs four ways. Peter at Reception finally got the problems unravelled and it all ended well.

Directions: just a few blocks off the square - very walkable to everything

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Globtroter

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 20, 2006

Thanks to VT I found out about this place and we can only recommend it to everybody! The location is within the city walls and only 3 minutes walk to the market square, our room was spacious facing to a courtyard and the staff was more than helpful (the reception is open 24 hours a day). Breakfast is not included. In March 2006 we paid 180 zl/night.

Unique Quality: Superb location, spacious room, wonderful and helpful staff! Highly recommended!

Directions: 3 minutes walk away from the Rynek/market square

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Highly recommended

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 4, 2005

The Globtroter is a hotel/hostel really close to the main square. It was clean, conveniently situated, and extremely welcoming. The staff were all very helpful and friendly - and the cost was very reasonable for a hotel so close (1 minute) from the main square. There is no breakfast but a cheap cafe right next door opens at 8 or 9 in the morning. Rooms can sleep up to 4 or 5, and you pay for the room, not the amount of persons. Cost is about £45/$70 per night - and so the more of you sharing, the less you then pay per person.

Unique Quality: Really helpful staff - they arranged our transport to and from the airport at a really good price, and also arranged transport for us to Auschwitz, including the tour, which worked out much much cheaper than the organised tours with Cracow tours. Also, it meant that the minibus driver waited for just myself and my friends suiting our times, and we didnt feel rushed and pushed along like cattle as it was with Cracow tours the last time I visited Poland.
Also, must mention GREAT showers, not drip drip. PERFECT temperature and pressure EVERY TIME.

Directions: take the road Slawkowska from the square and turn right. Globtroter entrance is on the right, but look carefully cos you might miss it (entrance is through a passageway).

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Guesthouse in central Krakow

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 18, 2005

The globtroter is a cheap guesthouse located right in the center of Krakow.

The rooms are clean but smallish. I stayed in 2 rooms, both singles - one medium-sized and one small. There is a TV but no English channels at all. Breakfast is not included, but there is a good cafe/restuarant next door.

Unique Quality: Nice courtyard (owned by the restauarant).

My first room opened out into the courtyard, my second into the reception area - when there werer people around it could be noisy. I suppose this would not be a rpoblem with the higher floors.

Overall - not too impressive but good value for money due to the excellent location. Staff are very friendly. I think I paid 135 Zl per night.

Directions: 5 mins from the central square. Taxi rank nearby.

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Best Guesthouse in Krakow

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 20, 2004

I enjoyed my stay at Globtroter thoroughly. Friendly staff (e.g Jack), fantastic location, and very reasonable price.

Globtroter is located in the Old Town, near Rynek Glowny, a street away from the main square. It is a mere few minutes walk away. Yet, the main building is situated away from the main street, therefore the rooms are quiet and peaceful.

The rooms are clean and warmly furnished. My single room at 25 Euros (in March 2004), came with an ensuite bathroom. There is even a TV, and a free bottle of mineral bottle to welcome you. Comfortable bed.

Jack, the owner, is extremely friendly and willing to share sightseeing tips. Speaks great English as well.

Unique Quality: -Reasonable price
-Great Location
-Friendly people
-Clean, thoughtfully furnished rooms

Directions: From train/bus station, take the underground passage, surface at Pijarska. Turn left on Sw Jana pass the Muzeum Czartoryskich, and right on Szczepanski.

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Globtroter

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 6, 2004

If you fancy a guest house room in Krakow, then the Globtroter is ideal. It's situated in a quiet courtyard on Plac Szczepanski, just off the Rynek. The owner, Jack ,speaks fluent English and he and his family will give you a warm Polish welcome.

Directions: Plac Szczepanski is next to the Rynek

Krakow`s excellant value budget choice

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 6, 2004

Located just off Rynek Glowny square(THE main square in the old town), this place offers top quality, comfy and warm cosy rooms for very, very reasonable prices.
You can have 2 bed rooms, 4 or 5 bed rooms, most with a nice balcony..
I`ve stayed in hotels which were more expensive and did`nt come near the standard reached in this place!
The staff are very helpful with pointing out places to see, where to go, how to get there etc...they know some damn fine Polish restaurants - local and cheap - that serve the finest dinners i`ve tasted!
No curfew - you get your own key.

Unique Quality: The place is so very central - and the price is hard to beat.(approx 18euro each for a 2/3 bed room)
Very peaceful - no parties or student/hostel types staying here which = a good nights sleep.
Friendly staff, and no curfew.
Its waliking distance from most sites - only a few minutes walk from the bus station - loads of bars and food joints near-by too.

If your on a buget and are thinking your best option is to book into a hostel - i`d urge you to check out this place first - its a gem.

Directions: Off the main square and walk onto Szczepanska street, then take the first right which will bring you onto this small square.The accomadation is located here - easy to find - you`ll see the GLOBTROTER banner over the door

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Address: Plac Szczepanski 7, Krakow, 31-011, Poland

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