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Where to do laundry in Krakow?


Cardno85 31 | 976  
14 Oct 2008 /  #1
Hi There

Having just moved to Krakow, our flat doesn't have a washing machine. I am fast running out of pants now so could really do with finding a Laundrette. I know there is one in Kazimierz but that is the opposite side of the city from me. Does anyone know of somewhere I can do my laundry that is near to the mining college, or at least in that area of the city?
polishgirltx  
14 Oct 2008 /  #2
maybe you'll just buy a washing machine...?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Oct 2008 /  #3
Hello Cardno85,

Having just moved to Krakow, our flat doesn't have a washing machine.

I know it is a big problem and a very good business idea to open a laundry. The only one i have ever heard of is the one you mentioned.

I never understood why this is, is everyone expected to have a washing machine?

best of luck smelly pants :)
polishgirltx  
14 Oct 2008 /  #4
is everyone expected to have a washing machine?

i guess so...

i don't like these public places since i saw like one mommy washed a poopy diaper "by mistake" ... gross...
loco polaco 3 | 353  
14 Oct 2008 /  #5
you do have a sink, right? lol
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Oct 2008 /  #6
i guess so...

But, but, but.....

washed a poopy diaper

Ok, point taken....
pawian 173 | 12,655  
14 Oct 2008 /  #7
Does anyone know of somewhere I can do my laundry that is near to the mining college, or at least in that area of the city?

There is a big pond with clean water in the nearby Jordan Park.... :):):)

Sorry for the joke but I have no idea about laundrettes in Kraków. They are not very popular in Poland. Most people have a washing machine...
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
14 Oct 2008 /  #8
I am fast running out of pants now so could really do with finding a Laundrette.

Simply maintain the highest level of personal cleanliness and you won't need a washing machine, or even soap. Ever.
dcchris 8 | 432  
14 Oct 2008 /  #9
buy a bucket and use some soap and hang them up of course u have to wring them well
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
15 Oct 2008 /  #10
We decided that for the main washes we came down to the one I had heard of. Supposedly there is another one, but we couldn't find it. My towel (it's new and orange, not a good idea to wash with other things) and some small items we hand washed though.

Hand washing is handy enough for underwear and small things I do take that point. But for a full laundry load it's not ideal.

This isn't too long a trip on the tram though so it's all good.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Oct 2008 /  #11
We decided that for the main washes we came down to the one I had heard of. Supposedly there is another one, but we couldn't find it.

Now just beware that you don't loose one sock in every pair that slips into the alternative dimension through a black hole. Funny to think there is another universe with only one sock from a pair in it...

hand washed

I hate hand washing, socks and small items are alright but jeans or a towels are trouble.

This isn't too long a trip on the tram though so it's all good.

Trams are great, like a slow roller-coaster round the city :0)
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
27 Oct 2008 /  #12
Yeah, why do socks get lost one at a time? It just doesn't make sense...even if i match them and clip them together they still get lost.

Hand washing is a pain in the hole, moving into a new place on Thursday that has a washing machine though...all good in da hood!

I am slowly getting sick of the trams, that constant bell that goes off because people are too lazy to get on the tram before the door shuts.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
27 Oct 2008 /  #13
Yeah, why do socks get lost one at a time

Spike Milligan had the same problem. They are all in the 'Lost Sock Mine of the Sahara'
krakow 1 | 42  
27 Oct 2008 /  #14
the "main " laudrette is in Ulica Dietla , get a tram, and by the way its a cool place to do your laundry, internet,cafe etc...........only one in central krakow i believe
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
27 Oct 2008 /  #15
I am in it right now mate, just using the internet. It's just round the corner from work so it's all good.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
27 Oct 2008 /  #16
How much does a load cost? are they big industrial ones? are there cues of smelly tourists? How many machines are there?
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
27 Oct 2008 /  #17
They are really good and it's not too expensive. Proper industrial washing machines. I normally do 2 loads, use the internet and have a few coffees and it only costs about 40zl. It's normally quite quiet, most people are just in and out. I have never had to wait more than 3 minutes to get my laundry in.

[edit: just checked the board, a small load is 12pln, large is 16pln and drying is 1zl per 10 mins, but free for 40 mins if you are a student]
krakow 1 | 42  
27 Oct 2008 /  #18
heres the website , have a look

laundry.pl

what do you do workwise Cardno ?
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
27 Oct 2008 /  #19
I work in Mazana behind the bar on ul Miodowa. Just round the corner from here, but the internet is well fast in here so it's a bonus. It's a nice bar, quiet though, still relatively new.
Laundromat - | 1  
25 Jan 2009 /  #20
Laundromat in Cracow!!!
On Wrzesińska street there is Laundromt ,,Frania Cafe", where can you wash and dry your clothes in 1 hour. In this time you can use internet for free and drink delicious coffes. Look on our website www laundromat pl
mbiernat 3 | 107  
25 Jan 2009 /  #21
Use a sink or a basin. This is what I did for the first 1/2 year. There are also youth hostels in Krakow that have washing machines.

Using a basin is no bad as you can let it soak overnight and just rinse the next day.
nierozumiem 9 | 118  
29 May 2009 /  #22
Useful post, thanks. Does anyone know if there are any other laundromats in Krakow besides the one on Dietla, and the one on Wrzesińska? (both claim to be the first and only)

What about laundry pick-up service, is that available at all? This is where somebody will come to your apartment, take your dirty clothes away, clean them, fold/iron, and return them to you. You are charged by the weight of the clothing. You just hope not to have someone else's underwear returned to you. There are lots of services like this in New York, and it is particularly handy for cleaning things like duvets and other large items that won't fit in your washer at home and are too big to lug to the laundromat.
terri 1 | 1,665  
29 May 2009 /  #23
>>>On Wrzesińska street there is Laundromt ,,Frania Cafe", where can you wash and dry your clothes in 1 hour.
This is just off DDietla, opposite the tram stops.
I have used this laundromat on many occassions. Excellent service.
rwrw - | 6  
12 Nov 2009 /  #24
Yes, thanks polishgirltx.. Im guessing you don't want to buy a washing machine for your landlord.. the only good news is that the one you mentioned has a bar.. I'm there now, my clothes are spinning and so am I woo hoo

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