When you are visiting Krakow, Poland there is no better place to stay than Greg & Tom Hostel. If you arrive by train, Greg & Tom are right across the square from Krakow Glowny, the main train station, and across the street from the big Galeria Krakowska shopping mall. It is also just a few minutes walk to the old town square where you will spend much of your time in Krakow.
Greg & Tom occupies several apartments in an old but upgraded bulding. The reception is up on the second level. There is no lift so you have to carry your bags up the stairs. The main apartment is fully upgraded and nicely decorated. Some of the bedrooms are in separate apartments.
Plenty of Common Space
One thing that Greg & Tom do has provide plenty of common area. A mistake many hostels make is to try an cram as many beds as possible into an apartment to maximize the revenue. But common space is a necessity for a pleasant experience and Greg and Tom understand this. In fact, they don’t even have bunk beds–all single beds. This keeps the hostel from becoming overcrowded. It may mean less revenue for the owners, but it makes for a more enjoyable stay for the guests.
Free Breakfast & Dinner
Everything about Greg & Tom is about making the guests happy, even if they are just a bunch of student backpackers paying only 10 Euros per night. Greg & Tom really respect their guests! For instance, while many hostel offer free breakfast of toast and jam, Greg & Tom put out an amazing breakfast buffet like you would expect in a 4-star hotel. They even cooked eggs for the guests. This goes above and beyond the call of duty!
They also cooked excellent dinners every night. One night was hamburgers and another night was a traditional Polish dinner. You can really save money on food by staying at Greg & Tom.
All Single Beds
When you get to your bedroom, you will see only single beds. No bunk beds. Kudos to Greg & Tom! Bunk beds are great for doubling the number of people in the room. But twice as many people means backpacks and luggage sprawling across every square foot of space in the room. And twice as many people to come in and wake you up in the middle of the night. And the beds at Greg and Tom are very comfortable. You will get a good night’s sleep, if you wish. (Some people rather stay out all night.)
There are big lockers in the rooms with a sturdy lock that they supply. This keeps you stuff safe and keeps the room tidy. It is easy for the cleaning people to clean a room that is neat. And every bed has a personal reading light so that people can see without disturbing their roommates who are sleeping.
Greg & Tom definitely deserves 5 out of 5 stars. Other hostel owners must come and stay here to see how hostel management is done right. The key idea is to anticipate and plan for the needs and comfort of your guests. You may get the impression that I like staying at Greg & Tom. Well all I will say is when you come here, you may not want to leave. I know I didn’t.
Rating: Five Stars
Address: Ul Pawia 12/7, Cracow Poland
Telephone: +48 12 422 41 00
+48 12 399 41 94
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