We searched for our perfect apartment on AirBnB prior to our stay in Krakow. And we found a really lovely place.
I walked to the apartment from the train station. It was a 2 km walk and it took me about 30 minutes to get there. The way was reasonably easy to find and the walk was a treat after the flight.
Our host Hubert awaited me on the second floor (no elevator!) of the house and talked me through the facilities of the apartment. After he handed me the keys I had time to inspect everything.
The flat in Krakow was very clean and tidy. I felt comfortable right away. The bathroom came with a shower and a washing machine. A hair drier had also been laid out for me. The kitchen met my expectations with the dishwasher, gas stove and oven. I also found a little tea and coffee, just enough to get me started in the new place. I arrived on a Sunday, so I was very happy about the complimentary hot drinks.
The bed in the bedroom wasn’t very big – very cuddle-friendly!
In the living room was a big leather couch in front of a TV (Polish TV stations only) and a dining table. The true eye-catcher in the living room, however, was the chair. I am not sure if it was a Barber’s chair or an old dentist’s chair, but sitting on it was super comfortable. There were also two bikes in the living room that could potentially come in very handy for a trip through Krakow.
Always very important for us: the Wi-Fi! The connection was stable and we were able to work without any problems.
Our windows were facing a quiet backyard. The only noises came from a school and a nursery. We hardly ever heard the other residents of the building. I found it to be very quiet and relaxing.
For those with a passion for shopping the location of the flat is ideal. Just across the junction is the entrance to a big mall. Besides the usual big names of the fast fashion industry, the windows of brands unknown in Germany display many temptations.
The flat in Krakow is only a 5-minute walk away from the Vistula; made for relaxing walks along the embankments. The fastest route to the river is also through the mall, by the way. The Jewish District Kazimierz can be reached in about 10 minutes on foot. This district puts forward not only excellent restaurants but also the possibility to dive deeper into the history of Krakow. It’s a 20-minute walk to the Old town and an extra 5 minutes bring you to the Wawel.
Our flat in Krakow was really lovely and we’d certainly come back here if our future holds another trip to Krakow.