Site No 225 - Campsite Smok***

This is a “Eurocampings" recommended site.

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Campsite Smok - the downstairs field when virtually empty.

Campsite Smok
Kamedulska 18
30-252 / Kraków

We stayed 14 nights at an advertised cost of PLN118 per night but on paying the lady gave us a 5% discount, we don’t know why.

The site is on several levels with the larger caravans and motorhomes being directed to what they refer to as “downstairs” the guy on the gate takes you to a pitch after settling in you have to walk to the top of the site (upstairs) to book in. Every member of staff who has direct contact with campers seems to speak English and have been helpful. One thing that strikes as you walk around is the large number of rules governing all aspects of the campsite but from the campers viewpoint the number one rule is “ . . . ignore all rules . . . “ which seems to work tolerably well. 

There are no formal pitches so the place is of course never full. Several nights have been very crowded, indeed as I write there is a group of five Dutch lads whose tent is pitched around 1.5m away from us, and last night under cover of darkness a group with three tents pitched between the motorhome next to us and his neighbour the other side. This morning the neighbour the other side had trouble opening his habitation door the tents were so close to it.

The facilities block is half way up from the lower field and half way down from reception and the upper field they are kept clean by a lady who seems to be attendance from early morning till early afternoon. While fairly modern the facilities block has been put together with a very strong eye on budget rather than longevity or style and with just four toilet stalls and four showers inadequate for the numbers currently on site. Paper, soap and hand drying facilities are all included.

Prices are quite high (for UK let alone mainland Europe) particularly for the standards provided, however it is within 5km (3 miles) of the city centre so overheads are presumably high.

Despite the slightly negative report we would recommend this site as a good base to explore Krakow and, if you don’t like queueing and waiting about the tours the site is an agent for are well run and reasonably priced.

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