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How To Work With Our Pub Crawl & Our Party Hostel

We have had numerous guests ask how to get on staff and truth be told there’s no single way of doing it. The most important factor will always be availability and volunteers are always coming and going. Some stay for an extended amount of time and others will just stay the minimum which is one month. In my case I simply befriended some of the staff and luck would have it that two of the volunteers were leaving which bode well for me after being asked if I was interested in volunteering. I had a sit down with the managers asking me a bit about my background, interests, and if I’ve ever worked in a hostel or customer service. Just like that I was on staff and fully immersed into the hostel vibe. An important distinction though is that not all hostels operate the same. We are a party hostel meaning we do pub crawls and other events every day of the week. Some hostels are quiet and calm and want a vibe that’s more relaxed. Not here. We are 100-percent committed to going hard every day, and if that’s not your thing, then this likely isn’t going to be the place for you. Most of the staff drinks a lot and I mean copious amounts. You don’t necessarily have to drink much or at all yourself, but you’re going to have to be comfortable being around people who do. The hostel will always have music blaring, people coming and going, some type of crazy ass out of the blue situation, and drunks coming in all hours of the night. So, peace and quiet is not in abundance, nor is it a place for families or seniors with all of the fuckery that ensues any given day. Likewise, the guests that come here almost always going to be relatively young and usually come for the same reasons: night life, booze, a fling, or to not remember the next day. That being said you’re still expected to do your job when you’re on a shift or running a pub crawl. The managers are both super chill but set the expectation clearly that when you’re working you need to be serious about being professional and friendly with our guests. It’s really just about a balance and knowing your limits if you do drink and or decide to go on a pub crawl a day before a work shift.  Another important factor is good social skills. For example, if you’re on a reception shift you are the guest’s first interaction at the hostel. If you’re glum or seem unapproachable, then that’s going to set a negative impression from the start. You don’t necessarily have to be an extroverted social butterfly but reading the room and being friendly is key. Ironically, I’m more of an introvert, but I still understand the value in making people feel welcome and therein is the important distinction. Our guests come here to have a good time and it’s our job to do everything we can to make sure that they have a memorable experience. If this sounds like something you’re interested in or curious about volunteering at a hostel you can reach out to us on Instagram: @krakow.animals.crawl or email us at info@krakowanimalscrawl.com

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Guest Experience With Krakow Animals Pub Crawl

My First Day in Krakow In Lets Rock Party Hostel With Krakow Animals Crawl  To sum up my time as a guest and staying at the Lets Rock Party Hostel in two words would be fucking crazy.  First of all, as soon as I got the hostel I was made to feel at home with a welcome shot and questions about where I’m from and why Krakow. Also, it wasn’t just the fake rehearsed small talk you get a lot of places, you could tell they were genuinely interested, and that they want you to party hard with them at the pub crawl. Also being a solo traveler, you already know your company is going to be whoever you meet at the hostel. Here though not only will you meet rad people from every corner of the globe, but the staff will be quick to invite you to a pub (usually Bania Luka) or whatever other random place they meander off to. Just after 10 minutes of chatting I was invited to Bania Luka to day drink. However, a word of caution. When I say these guys can drink a fuck ton it’s not hyperbole. If you’re day drinking with staff and still are keen on doing the pub crawl, then pace yourself and know your limits, because they will throw it back, and not even be phased 9 times out of 10. I hadn’t drunk a large volume of alcohol for some time; so, to say the least I was not in rare form.  Luckily, I was able to compose myself and get back to the hostel but passed out for several hours due to my little adventure to Bania Luka. After being dead from drinking with the pros out of the blue I hear “… SHOT O’CLOCK MOTHER FUCKERS.” It was staff passing out more shots before the pub crawl power hour and these guys were passing them left and right like they were Oprah saying, “one for you and one for you.” My half-conscious half-drunk ass was awakened from my stupor to have a shot poured down my throat and being told to rally for the night. My first coherent thought was this night was going to be a banger because (usually) Friday and Saturday are the craziest nights of the week. Fortunately for me it was a Friday, but unfortunately for my liver it was, as I said, Friday. You know it’s time for power hour because as soon as you get downstairs the people from our sister hostel (Greg and Toms) come pouring in with the exact same objective: to get obliterated and have a hell of a time. All in all, there were about 80 or so people there playing games like never have I ever, flip cup, and beer pong. The thing is for the entire hour drinks are for free; so, you can indulge your alcoholic tendencies to your heart’s desire and believe me when I say that I most definitely did. Within like 10 minutes I found myself chatting up a cute German girl and it turned out we both lived super close by in Berlin literally several streets down. One of the pub crawl guides seeing that we were vibing started wing manning on the spot and of course they were clutch. No fucks given we started making out next to the flip cup game and out of the side of my eye the guide nodded, and that charming bastard knew exactly what he was doing. After an hour of games, utter inebriation, and making out with German girl we set off to our first bar of the night which was Lajt (pronounced Light). The thing to do at Lajt is to take a selfie in the bathtub but unfortunately for me there were so many people jumping into the damn thing that I didn’t have a chance to. I mean… to be fair…I also was still making out with German girl and having another free shot poured down my throat by the pub crawl guides. Our second club was La Bodega and in all honesty it’s my favorite club hands down in Krakow. True to its name it is a Latin dance club and most of music they play is that kind of genre but of course not exclusively. I found the staff there is the most chill of all of the clubs and oh my fucking god when I say it was packed with hot girls it doesn’t do it justice. It was a total vibe and after having that second free shot poured down my throat, German girl and I cut the rug and danced into a sweaty mess and yes, we both knew it was time to make an “Irish Exit.” Normally on a Friday you will go to 5 clubs and get a free shot and VIP entry into each one. However, for me the adventure was cut short because German girl and I knew what was up and went back to the hostel. Not wasting any time, we shagged in the bathroom, then shagged in Room 1, and for good measure we shagged in the shower too. I’m pretty sure there were several other people shagging in the room as well and God knows where else in the hostel. To put it bluntly, the hostel management and staff does not give a single solitude fuck as long as you follow a few simple rules: it stays consensual, you’re not being an obnoxious dumbass, and you’re not breaking shit. Otherwise, it’s fair game and we want our guests to do their thing. Fair warning for hostel goers and potential guests, if you want peace and quiet, then this is NOT the place for you, but if you want the time of your fucking life and a crazy experience, then come see us and we will show a great time. I promise. I know I did.

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Cash Out Money In Krakow

More and more people are travelling to Poland and decide it to be The destination in Summer or winter. There is no special season to travel to Poland, every season is the perfect one.  But why does Poland, especially Kraków becomes more and more attractive for tourists?  With all of the amazing sights, the savage parties and the good food- it’s affordable for everyone! The currency in Poland are polish Zloty.  1€= 4,6 Zloty (1£ = 5,4 zloty). A full meal in a nice restaurant or a fancy Air bnb / Hostel in Kraków’s City center or the parties- everything is affordable. If you want to keep your expenditures even more low you should take one more advice:  Don’t exchange money in a exchanging office – especially not in the main square. There are almost a millions of exchanging offices in the centre, but going there will make u loose a lot of money. If you want to exchange for example 100€ into zloty you will get around 345 zloty which in real only is 75€.  The exchanging fee is massively high and it’s the same in most of the ATM‘s. So how to get Cash in Poland then? ATM‘s in the streets will cost you between 16 to 20 zloty for the withdrawing, then they’ll take  exchanging fee and you also have to consider that your bank may can charge you for withdrawing money, too.  The cheapest bank is PKR Bank Polski. They were even nominated for the best bank for costumers. The exchanging fee is the lowest and fairest, there will always be one bank in the city centre. Also highly recommended is to have a credit card which allowed you to cash out money for free like the MasterCard Gold.

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New Year's Event In Krakow, Poland: The Best Things To Do.

November 2022 - It is almost time to start planning our New Year's eve getaways! Krakow, Poland, is one of the most buzzed-about destinations this year, and it is the perfect place for enjoying a pub crawl and  discover some amazing nightlife tours. This stunning European city captures the timeless charm of the old world, but it is also a very vibrant, lively, and modern town with many things to do. In particular, Krakow's nightlife is booming. This makes it a charming option for an NYE getaway! Keep reading to learn more about the best thing to do in Krakow if you are considering spending your last holiday in 2022 in this beautiful city. The holiday is locally known as "Sylwester." It is one of the year's most highly anticipated and essential parties. Locals love it, but not only. Many visitors, tourists, and party-goers from all over the world visit this city during this time to get a piece of the action! If you’re looking for an amazing pub crawl experience or some awesome nightlife tours, this is the place to be. Spend your holiday with the people of the city at Main Market Square. Many locals and tourists alike will be flooding Main Market Square. Suppose you like to experience New Years' celebrations in a public setting and immerse yourself in the city's spirit. In that case, consider going out in the square and checking out what's happening. Entry is usually free, with entertainment such as live concerts, DJs, and much more. More importantly, the big countdown to the new year is the best part! If you prefer to do something that’s a little more engaging, you should consider some pub crawls or nightlife tours instead. Enjoy your NYE at one of the city's many clubs, bars, or restaurants. Finding something to do in the city is not going to take a lot of work. After all, almost every club, restaurant, and venue in town will indeed have something planned. Still, you don't just want to wing it and jump into any random place: you probably want the best experience possible! If that's the cause, you should consider going with a company or firm that can guide you through some of the city's truly most beautiful venues and events on New Year's Eve. Pub crawls, nightlife tours and club trails are super popular in this city, so many companies focus on working with some of the most impressive establishments in Krakow to provide their clients with amazing experiences. Discover the best club crawl in the city Krakow Animals Crawl (krakowanimalscrawl.com) is a unique company that will unlock the keys to the city's nightlife. The company provides unique experiences and crawls through some of the best clubs in the city, with special perks such as unlimited drinks for 2 hours and VIP entry passes to some of Krakow's hottest venues and parties! This is one of the most sought-after NYE activities, so act now to secure your chance to join in. Krakow Animals Pub Crawl Offer The Best Deal To Have Your New Years Eve Set & Memorable in Krakow With Only 35 Euro :  2 hours of open bar with Unlimited Vodka, Gin, Rum, Beer, Whisky & Shots Magician Photographer Drinking games VIP Entry To Best Clubs Welcome Shot In Each Club Professional Party Guides All Night.Meeting Point : St Wojciech Church at 18:45 ( Black And Red Umbrella ). Find out more about the best ways to spend New Year's Eve in Krakow, Poland, and check out the following link for further details: https://www.krakowanimalscrawl.com/newYearsEve

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Krakow Drinks

The medieval city of Krakow is stately and refined. Every inch of Krakow seems to ooze history. But beyond Old Town and not far from Wawel Castle is the thriving Krakow nightlife. Krakow is packed with interesting bars and clubs, and there are plenty of unique spots to sample Poland’s favorite alcohol — vodka. Check out our guide to Krakow nightlife. VODKA Some historians suggest that vodka originated in 15th century Poland. Whether or not Poland is the birthplace of vodka, Krakow is an excellent place to sample the distilled beverage. Vodka, or wódka in Polish, is a distilled beverage. Vodka usually has an alcohol content of about 40% and is produced from grains, potatoes, or, more rarely, sugar beets. Poland isn’t the only country to call vodka its own — Russia and other Central and Northern European countries are part of the “Vodka belt”. THE BEST POLISH VODKA Zubrowka Known as Bison Grass vodka, this variety is herb-flavored and made with bison grass grown in the Białowieża Forest of Poland. Zubrowka has been made in Poland since 16th century and is still extremely popular. Traditionally, a single blade of bison grass sits into the bottle. Vestal Polasie Founded in 2010, this young vodka has earned a stellar reputation. Vestal is a  potato-based vodka, and the company is very selective about the spuds they use. Wyborowa This award-winning vodka has been in production since 1927, but its recipe is based on 500 years of knowledge. The vodka is made with rye or potatoes, and the unique bottle was designed by an architect. POPULAR POLISH BEERS Polish beer, or piwo, is nowhere near as popular as German or Czech beer, but this alcoholic beverage is still widely drunk in Poland. The country’s beer history can be traced back to the 9th century when Polish King Boleslaw I the Brave was nicknamed “The Beer Drinker”. Although three major companies now control 80% of the Polish beer market, there about 100 microbreweries in Poland. Tyskie One of the oldest breweries in Europe, Tyskie has been brewed continuously for almost 400 years. Tyskie’s lagers are extremely popular. Żywiec This brewery was founded in 1856 and was once owned by the Habsburgs. Żywiec produces lagers and porters, and the brand is a source of pride for Poland. Okocim The brewery was established in 1845 by a German beermaker. During Poland’s communist era after WWII, Okocim was one of only two breweries allowed to sell beer. The brewery is now owned by the Danish Carlsberg Group, but is still a popular Polish beer. LATE NIGHT SNACKS AFTER DRINKING ALL THE VODKA & BEER  Zapiekanka: hard to pronounce, easy to devour! Zapiekanka is an open-faced baguette sandwich topped with sauteed mushrooms, cheese, and sometimes other ingredients. It is often served with ketchup and is a popular street food in Poland. There are plenty of zapiekanka vendors in Kazimierz, but the best is Endzior in Plac Nowy. There is also a food truck near Hala Targowa (Market Hall) that serves sausages until 3:00 a.m. The mobile chefs roast the sausages over an open fire beside their food truck. Although this seems a little sketchy, the results are delicious and the vendors are incredibly popular.

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Krakow Clubs

Krakow as one of the cultural pulses of Poland boasts rich club culture within its streets.. The very expansion of Krakow’s alternative scene appears as a result of growing number of artists and organizations that aim to share their vision and bring out the best from the other side of Krakow’s culture coin. It lies in its diversity – from pubs to various types of clubs and open-air events. Prozak 2.0 – a maze that spreads over 2 levels with 3 dancefloors, bars, and chillout zones. It often hosts prominent names of techno scene such as SNTS, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and etc. Situated in a medieval basement at Plac Dominikanski, this place has persisted as one of the oldest underground epicenters of Krakow. Szpitalna 1 – the “rabbit hole” not easy to find it at first sight. The entrance seems like a chill, casual cocktail bar, and once you get in, the stairs lead you to the underground, dark  environment equipped with strong sound system.  A labyrinth-like spacious venue allows people circulate between bars and chill out zones. Don’t miss the great cocktails and ask for recommendation if you are unsure which one to try. The program this place offers varies from raves  (techno, acid, electro, disco) to rock and blues concerts. Święta Krowa – another rabbit-hole bar/club. As you approach the stairs at the end of the hallway in Florianska street, the music becomes louder. The stairs lead to this lovely little underground, cozy nest, with a small bar, chill zone, and a dancefloor. Various parties and performances happen here as well.  BARKA – popular restaurant that morphes into an unforgettable party-experience when the Sun goes down. Live plays, karaokes, raves – you name it! Often this lovely little ship sails the river Wisla into the unknown, and it’s worth checking  its calendar in order to get informed in advance about those kinds of events. Teatro Cubano – a perfect place for all of you who enjoy latino dances, culture, fiery vibes. Professional dancers often come and create a show, and  teach you some moves in case you feel uncomfortable dancing. Spice up your good time with a shot or cocktail. Coco Club  – the place that promises good vibes, various music genres, parties for everybody’s taste, and international audience.  A perfect combination of a modern, bold arrangement with a brick basement atmosphere of a historic tenement house gives an amazing effect in the form of an exclusive and cozy interior. La Bodega  – the 15th-century cellar, perfect for all of you with a bit more refined taste in drinks.  Rum Cellar straight from the Prohibition era, Latin rhytms mixed with modern pop culture, and cocktails over which you meet new people. BRACKA 4 (B4) – a unique place on the club map of Krakow. It is a place made of love for music and dance. It consists of several rooms and a dance floor with house / r’n’b / oldschool music – which is definitely the best combination for all those who value a chill and unique atmosphere both during the day and at night. The cafe, gallery, music scene with live performances make every evening unforgettable.

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