Good Bye Lenin - Let's Rock Hostel

Ul. Grodzka 34, Krakow, 31-044, Poland

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Good Bye Lenin - Let's Rock Hostel
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    Great Location, Good Hostel

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    In one of Krakow's best locations, Goodbye Lenin - Let's Rock Hostel had a lot of pluses compared to other hostels that I visited last summer. First, the location really is stellar, just blocks away from Krakow's main square and close to amenities like a basic supermarket. I loved how clean this place was- I returned to the hostel late one afternoon to find a professional cleaning company steam-cleaning the couches in the common room. Thank you Jesus! The common room also had computers for guests to use, as well as kitchen facilities. I stayed in a four-bed female dorm and was disappointed to find that it didn't have lockers, but as long as the other girls locked the doors we were fine. They could use one or two more bathrooms, but I was able to access toilets and showers fairly quickly as I needed them (though it often involved some stair-climbing). There is another Goodbye Lenin hostel in the "hipster" part of town (good for nightlife, not as convenient for sightseeing), so choose carefully and make sure you're following the right map if you're arriving there on foot!

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Some Krakow questions...

by lanheses

Hi all, are the tours of Auchwitz available 7 days a week? Do you need to book in advance or just turn up? Is there a bus that goes directly there? Also, how far is the airport from the city centre? Is there direct trains or buses from the airport? Thanks heaps!

Re: Some Krakow questions...

by Jawnuta

Hi! Me again ;-)
From Krakow airport to downtown Krakow you can get by bus, train or inexpensive taxi. I would just take a taxi as my luggage is always way bigger than it need to be ;-)
Here is the link to the airport website that explains it all.
http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl/strona,Passenger,5_Pasazer.html
Most of young people on Krakow streets speak english. There are tourist information booths (in English) in all major touristy spots in Krakow.
Also the city is swarmed by tourists, most of them from British Islands since it is really affordable.
If you are also looking for place to stay check out my accommodation tips. Last summer we were staying in this cool apartment in the best part of the Old Town. Two years ago we were staying in elegant hotel, also in the Old town.
As for Auschwitz, all I know that you can get there on your own (public transportation) really cheap or you can go with the tour. I would go on my own, since there is so many travelers using transportation between Krakow and Auschwitz. You can get a flyer explaining on how to get there while already in Krakow.
By the way, don't forget to go to the Salt MInes in Wieliczka (also by public transportation - 15-20 min away)
Here is the link
http://www.kopalnia.pl/home.php?action=&id_language=2&
My grandmother lives in Wieliczka so I used to be in Krakow/Wieliczka at least once a year before moving to US.
Have fun in POland.

Re: Some Krakow questions...

by leics

It is very easy to get from the airport to Krakow. I wouldn't (and didn't) bother with a taxi.

There is a shuttle bus to the station (all of 250 yards or so), and a direct train to Krakow Glowny (main station).

Or there is a bus well-signed outside the arrivals area. You'll need a ticket for your case too if you use this.

http://www.krakow-info.com/airport.htm

has all relevant info.

As for Auschwitz, there are plenty of organised tours available or you can make your own way there. I would do the latter, personally.....but don't be surprised if you find many tour groups/visitors at the camp. As the post above notes, Krakow is an increasingly popular destination for UK tourists.

http://www.auschwitz.org.pl/html/eng/zwiedzanie/index.html

will give you times/info in English.

http://www.cracow-life.com/poland/auschwitz-death-camp

will also give you some essential background.

Re: Some Krakow questions...

by lanheses

Thank you both for your help!

Re: Some Krakow questions...

by paulinuk2u

krakow affordable the £ to the zloty is the lowest ever down from around 6.5 to now 4.2 so not cheap anymore monthly bus pass now £21.32 use to be £14

Travel Tips for Krakow

In side the City Hall in the...

by princesss

In side the City Hall in the middle of the market square are dozens of little shops with souvenirs, jewelery and more. Really nice to spend some time there and but some souvenirs. Look up for the weapons of each Polish town. Like in every city, just to walk around is the best way to explore the city. You can walk around for hours in Kracow without getting bored.(pic=weapon of Kracow)

Seating Area?

by Ash59

This statue of Adam Mickiewicz can be found in the center of the town square. I am sure that it was put there to commemorate something important that this gentleman did but it seems that the only important thing that the monument is used for now, is as a resting place for weary tourists!

Polish Money

by HORSCHECK

Even though Poland joined the Euopean Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004, they don't have the EURO as currency. Poland's currency is still the Zloty. 1 Zloty is worth 100 Grosz. You can get your money with your credit or debit card from ATM's or just by exchanging your local money at one of the bureaux de change.

Krakow’s "Szopka" Christmas Cribs

by matcrazy1

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Krakow’s famous ‘szopka’–pronounced ‘shopka’–Christmas cribs are portable theaters for traditional puppet Nativity plays. The ornate structures can be two meters high and three meters wide. Those colorful, ingenious, richly decorated and brightly illuminated extravaganzas take fantastic shapes inspired by Krakow’s architectural marvels, the bizarre spires of the church of Virgin Mary’s in the first place. In the past the Christmas cribs were mostly works of Krakow masons in their idle weeks of the Polish rainy late autumn. Nowadays it is a pastime of many Krakow dwellers of all walks of life. And the city boasts several dynasties of Christmas-crib makers where two or three generations construct brand-new creches every year.
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The City of Krakow Historical Museum at 35 Main Market Square has collected the best examples of traditional Christmas cribs for decades. And every year the museum’s contest gathers crib builders with their latest works round the monument to Adam Mickiewicz at the Main Market Square where a plethora of newly built ‘szopka’ cribs of various size can be seen before noon on the first Thursday of December. Then the successful entries are displayed in the City of Krakow Historical Museum throughout the holiday season.
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At the same time every Krakow church takes pride in its own Christmas crib–the Nativity scene that is usually lavish and elaborate, often in motion, and sometimes centuries old. Those most popular can be found in the historical city center–in the late-17th-century church of Annunciation at the Loretanska street, in the 17th-century church of Annunciation at the Karmelicka street, in the early-17th-century church of St. Peter and St. Paul’s and in the adjacent 13th-century church of St. Andrew’s (both at the Grodzka street).
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Blonie- many things going on

by Alicja1

Blonie is a huge grassed area. There is many things going on there especially summer time. Blonie are located close to Jordan's Park. Nice place to visit especially if you travelling with kids.The Park Jordana adjoins also grounds of the Wisla Club, Krakow’s biggest sports organization, with its main stadium, public swimming pools, and hall that seats 1,500. Moreover, the huge Blonia common stretches the full length of both the parkland and the sports grounds. The 120-acre meadow amid bustling downtown

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