$33 per night

Room2 guests
Olomouc, Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
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Located in a horseshoe-shaped fortress from the 17th century, the Long Story Short Hostel offers modern accommodations in a historic piece of the Czech Republic.

The resulting collaboration of a driven businesswoman and world traveler, interior designer Denisa Strmiskova, local craftsmen, and the property owner, the hostel blends history and modernity to create stylish sleeping quarters and communal spaces. Named for the long, continuous layout of the building, as well as the short-term accommodations it provides, the Long Story Short provides 56 beds in both private and shared rooms. Private rooms offer a sumptuous stay with a private bath, while shared dorms follow the original layout of the sleeping quarters. An arched hallway composed of pure, white walls organically links the sleeping quarters to the reception and communal space at the heart of the hostel.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Tread, and Metal Railing. Interior furnishings and spaces are stylishly composed, blending dark accents with pastel colors and pure white walls. Raw materials such as wood, stone, and metal add warmth and texture. Custom furniture and vintage pieces meld contemporary notions with historic character. Sophisticated lighting styled from scenography creates a subdued ambiance of light and shadow.  Photo  of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Interior furnishings and spaces are stylishly composed, blending dark accents with pastel colors and pure white walls. Raw materials such as wood, stone, and metal add warmth and texture. Custom furniture and vintage pieces meld contemporary notions with historic character. Sophisticated lighting styled from scenography creates a subdued ambiance of light and shadow.

Modern home with Bedroom, Chair, Bed, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Wall Lighting. Private rooms provide lush, comfortable accommodations with arched ceilings and day lit filled interiors. Photo 3 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Private rooms provide lush, comfortable accommodations with arched ceilings and day lit filled interiors.

Modern home with Bath Room, Freestanding Tub, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. The deluxe Photo 4 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The deluxe

Modern home with Bath Room and Vessel Sink. A private en-suite bath comes with the luxury of the private rooms. Photo 5 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

A private en-suite bath comes with the luxury of the private rooms.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Pendant Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The biggest dorm room sleeps 10, with four up top and six below.  The mezzanine sleeping area maintains the cool factor with perforated guards. Photo 6 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The biggest dorm room sleeps 10, with four up top and six below. The mezzanine sleeping area maintains the cool factor with perforated guards.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, and Metal Tread. Bent metal stair treads and risers incorporate a modern element which provides access to the sleeping quarters up top. Photo 7 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Bent metal stair treads and risers incorporate a modern element which provides access to the sleeping quarters up top.

Modern home with Dining Room, Pendant Lighting, Chair, Table, and Medium Hardwood Floor. The 4 Dorm is a spacious apartment style dorm set up with two beds up top, and two beds below, in addition to a private living area. Photo 8 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The 4 Dorm is a spacious apartment style dorm set up with two beds up top, and two beds below, in addition to a private living area.

Modern home with Bath Room, Pedestal Sink, and Porcelain Tile Floor. Shared baths, detail oriented to provide modern bath accommodations, are available to guests lodging in dorms. Photo 9 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Shared baths, detail oriented to provide modern bath accommodations, are available to guests lodging in dorms.

Modern home with Doors, Sliding Door Type, Wood, and Interior. Sliding wood barn doors conceal shower rooms. Photo 10 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Sliding wood barn doors conceal shower rooms.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Wall Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The Girls Choice, 6 bed dorm is complete with a custom built mezzanine floor. Photo 11 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The Girls Choice, 6 bed dorm is complete with a custom built mezzanine floor.

Modern home with Hallway and Light Hardwood Floor. The en-suite bathroom of the Girls Choice dorm, complete with all the essentials a girly traveler may need. Photo 12 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The en-suite bathroom of the Girls Choice dorm, complete with all the essentials a girly traveler may need.

Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. Informal lounge spaces along the arched corridor provide ample opportunities for interaction between travelers. Photo 13 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Informal lounge spaces along the arched corridor provide ample opportunities for interaction between travelers.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Ottomans, Bookcase, Coffee Tables, Chair, Wall Lighting, and Concrete Floor. The reception space is the heart of the hostel, providing lounge areas adjacent to the cafe. Photo 14 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The reception space is the heart of the hostel, providing lounge areas adjacent to the cafe.

Modern home with Kitchen, Pendant Lighting, Refrigerator, Range, Range Hood, and Wood Counter. The Cooking Bar Cafe provides beverages, freshly made breads, and other high end snacks in a shared place to relax. Photo 15 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The Cooking Bar Cafe provides beverages, freshly made breads, and other high end snacks in a shared place to relax.

Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. Mid-century modern furniture pieces with blue pastel upholstery and warm wood tones accent the white, bright corridors. Photo 16 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Mid-century modern furniture pieces with blue pastel upholstery and warm wood tones accent the white, bright corridors.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, Bed, Night Stands, and Light Hardwood Floor. Wooden beams, wood floors, and wood furniture pieces introduce raw elements and textures. Photo 17 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Wooden beams, wood floors, and wood furniture pieces introduce raw elements and textures.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Wall Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Night Stands. Uniquely designed wood framing and bent metal stairs create a uniquely formed mezzanine and sleeping area with modern detailing. Photo 18 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Uniquely designed wood framing and bent metal stairs create a uniquely formed mezzanine and sleeping area with modern detailing.

Modern home with Hallway. Unique branding is integrated along the corridors to provide way-finding. Photo 19 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

Unique branding is integrated along the corridors to provide way-finding.

Modern home with Bath Room. The cohesive design extends throughout the completion of the design, including the small toiletry details. Photo 20 of Long Story Short HostelView Photos

The cohesive design extends throughout the completion of the design, including the small toiletry details.

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  • Denisa Strmiskova

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