- Private hostel bar with dance floor!
- Garden (100 m2) with BBQ
- Various common areas
- No curfew
- No lockout
- Nights out in town with the hostel’s crew
- Tourist information
- Several tours
- Bike rental
- Beverages & kiosk
- Transfers from airport and railway station
- FREE transport to our Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane every Wednesday and Friday (limited places)
All facilities are included in the price.
- Free breakfast (8:15 AM – 11:30 AM)
- Free internet and Wi-Fi
- Free bed linen, blankets and pillow
- Free huge lockers; big enough for your backpack and more!
- Free laundry
- Free BBQ's (when the weather allows it)
- Free coffee and tea anytime
- Towels available (with deposit)
- Book exchange
- 24h Open kitchen (fully equipped)
- 24h Reception
- 24h Satellite TV / DVD
- 24h Secure bus/car park just around the corner
- Credit cards accepted
- Car parking (3 places)
With shared bathroom
5 x double rooms
1 x 4 persons’ room
2 x 6 persons’ dorm
With private bathroom
4 x 6 persons’ dorm
1 x 8 persons’ dorm
1 x 10 persons’ dorm
Good Bye Lenin Hostel is able to host a maximum of 76 guests. In addition to our own beds, we cooperate with nearby hostels to host larger groups.
Curious to see your room? Take a look in our Gallery.
We can help you (and your group) to organize your program during your stay in Cracow. We offer complete tours for excellent prices. Since we do the arrangements ourselves, without hiring a travel agency, you get the best deal for you!
1.4.1 Concentration Camps Auschwitz and Birkenau
Auschwitz and Birkenau are the sites of horrific, mass killings which took place during the Nazi regime in World War II... In order to have a more accurate representation of the atrocities that occurred there, both concentration camps ought to be visited.
Auschwitz I was the first camp opened by the Nazis in the early 1940s and was for men and women. Jews were deported to this place under the assumption that they were being relocated. They were kept in inhuman conditions and were finally murdered. This is the location of one the most tragic occurrences in human history.
In Auschwitz II (Birkenau), the Germans built their largest concentration camp so that mass killings could happen at an even larger scale. More than 6 Million Jews from across Europe were condemned to mass extermination during World War II.
1.4.2 Wieliczka Salt Mine
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only mining site in the world that has been functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Lying over nine levels, the mine is more than 300km long and 327 meters deep. Inside, you can see statues of mythical figures made of salt which were sculpted by miners..
1.4.3 Tatra Mountains and the Village of Zakopane
Take the opportunity to visit the “Alps of Central-Europe”. Only a 2-hour bus or train ride from Cracow allows you to arrive in Zakopane, a place which is surrounded by astonishing natural beauty and wildlife. In a landscape of snowy mountain peaks, clean air and national parks, you can revitalize yourself before undertaking the next steps of your journey. Zakopane is a traditional mountain village where you can relax and unwind in the clean mountain air. Walk along Krupówki Street, Poland’s most famous pedestrian area, where you can go shopping, enjoy entertainment and eat at the many restaurants in the area.
Our Good Bye Lenin Hostel in Zakopane is a charming wooden house from 1909 that is characteristic of the region. It is located in the midst of a private forest and at the foot of Tatra National Park. Close to one of Poland’s most famous ski-stations and having all the best of this region in its vicinity, you will certainly enjoy your stay in our hostel while discovering one of the most attractive places in Poland.
For additional information about our hostel, visit the GO TO OUR ZAKOPANE HOSTEL link.
1.4.4 City Walking Tours in Cracow
a) City Walk
Cracow is one of the oldest and largest cities of Poland. For centuries, it was the national capital, the seat of Polish kings and the cultural center for artists from all around the world. For many, it is still considered to be the heart of Poland. With Cracow’s rich history, there are many attractions to visit, such as Wawel Royal Castle, the Main Market Square and the Old Town.
b) Kazimierz (Jewish District)
“During this tour we will take you to the district of Kazimierz – now becoming the artistic centre of Cracow filled with designer café’s. The trendy location surrounded by buildings that witnessed shocking Holocaust history is also the place where before World War II, Jewish culture flourished for centuries (…). Then, we continue to the district of Podgorze to see Schindler’s factory and the surviving remnants of the Second World War ghetto.”
c) Red Star (Nowa Huta)
“Comrades!!! Capitalism in Poland had not won yet! Our socialistic ideas and traditions have survived! They are waiting for us to unify again on this tour in Lenin’s favorite, Nowa Huta district. Let’s follow the footsteps of Fidel Castro together! This unique socialist city has amazing Cold War urban ideas, commie architecture and extraordinary ambiance! Once competition for Cracow – now a district avoided by tourists. Don’t miss it. Leave the old town commercialized shops behind you and let us show you how Polish people lived then.’’