DS Za Kolumnami
ul. Armii Krajowej 9a, 30-150 Kraków, Poland
€22/ per night via booking.com, breakfast not included
DS Za Kolumnami is a student dormitory in a beautiful modern high rise building, with a friendly staff and comfortable rooms. For € 22 per night, you could do much worse in Krakow, one of Poland’s most popular destinations.
Depending on the route you choose, it’s 3-4 kilometers from Market Square in Krakow’s old town, an enlightening hour-long stroll. The Przybyszewskiego bus stop (single journey tickets 3.80 zl) is 100 meters away, a convenient route with service every 20 minutes. A ten minute taxi ride to the main station will set you back about 20 zloty (4.80 EUR / 6.50 USD).
The building has a small restaurant with cheap but decent food –10 zloty for a hefty breakfast—and free wifi in the lobby. There’s internet in the rooms, but with cabled connections only. I’ll likely stay here again; please remind me to bring an internet cable.
And just because there was a high point of view available, a few more shots of the views from the ninth floor in each direction.
I stayed at DS Za Kolumnami from 19-22-Jun-2014
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