Poland may not be the most popular tourist destination in Europe, but not visiting it at least once will make you miss out on a huge chunk of European culture. To persuade you even more to come and stay in Poland just for a bit, here is a list of best-quality, budget-friendly accommodations in Poland’s most beautiful city - Krakow.
Premium Hostel is one of the best known hostel destinations in Krakow. This centrally located accommodation provider attracts its guests with possibly the friendliest and most helpful staff in all of Krakow. The interior design is unpretentious, clean and reserved, which makes the place look clean and crisp. Additional commodities that make this destination especially tempting is the arranged transit from the hostel to the Krakow Airport, delicious and fresh breakfast, the easy walking distance to the city center, but most importantly - low prices for the best standard possible.
Address: Pomorska 2, Krowodrza, 30-039 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 19 PLN (5 USD)
Access: 5 minutes from Main Square
Contact: +48 126333048
Another on the list is Hostel Cinnamon. This lovely place, located a 20 minute walk from the Wawel Castle, is a cozy little accommodation that provides exactly what you need, nothing more, nothing less. The interior is decorated in a pleasantly minimalist way with hand-painted motives on the walls. The hostel will provide you with all essentials, linens, pillows, and pillowcases, and will make sure to have everything ready for you so you can get a good rest before getting out and exploring Krakow, with which you will also receive help from the lovely and well-informed staff that is aching to make your Krakow experience better.
Every guest has access to shared sanitary facilities like WC and showers. Rooms are made sure to be kept clean during longer stays, Wi-Fi is provided and there is a person at the reception desk available most hours of the day.
Address: Teofila Lenartowicza 7, 33-332 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 42 PLN (11 USD)
Contact: +48 609373263
High Life Hostel is one of the more young and modern destinations. This cozy hostel is perfect for those who appreciate the home-like feel of a place and like to experience the atmosphere of a country in their place of accommodation. High Life Hostel is one of the coziest hostels in Krakow with only 9 rooms. In addition to that, the interior is decorated in a typically Polish, cozy style that will make you feel as if you were staying at your polish friend’s grandma’s place.
Apart from the amazing atmosphere of the place, High Life Hostel provides a multitude of services for its guests, among them being ironing services, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, bike rental and a game room. High Life Hostel is a great destination for those who are looking for a casual place; not too pricey and not too far from the city center.
High Life Hostel
Address: ul. Starowiślna 16/4, Old Town, 31-032 Krakow, Poland (see map)
Price: from 65 PLN (17 USD)
Contact: +48 530144469
This lovely destination is perfect for those whose focus is mainly on the location of the accommodation. Dizzy Daisy Hostel is a minimalist establishment that will provide you with all the necessary services. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The common theme among previous guests of Dizzy Daisy Hostel was the feeling of security the place provided. Rooms are safely locked and not accessible to outsiders.
Additionally, the staff seems to respond very well to any concerns surrounding security and will immediately act upon security improvement requests. On top of the high security of the establishment, staff is always extremely helpful with any questions regarding directions and is well educated on the hottest attractions of the city, which they will gladly share with their guests. This reasonably priced and centrally located hostel will definitely provide you with an unforgettable experience and make your stay in Krakow a whole lot more enjoyable.
Dizzy Daisy Hostel
Address: Pędzichów 9, Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 25 PLN (6.50 USD)
Access: 3 minutes away from city center
Contact: +48 122920171
Lastly, I present to you the Momotown Hostel. This lovely location is especially attractive to those who are looking for great in-house food. The hostel serves great items from the traditional Polish cuisine for three meals a day, with a menu that varies from day to day. Not only is the food great quality and delicious, but also inexpensive.
In addition to that, the hostel has within its facilities a large barbecue area that in often used by the staff to prepare Polish barbecue specialties, which can at times also be privately used by the guests. Guests can also enjoy clean, shared sanitary facilities as well as neatly decorated and painted warm colored rooms. This unpretentious destination will take care of all your needs and will make sure to keep the greatest standards, providing you with a unique experience of Polish hospitality.
Address: Miodowa 28, 30-001 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 35 PLN (9 USD)
Contact: +48 124296929
Traveling cannot, and should not, be scary, expensive and out of reach. With how well connected the world is today, it is impossible to stay isolated from the world, so it is better if you go out there and tackle its diversity before it starts to overwhelm you. Krakow is a beautiful example of old meeting new - a historically rich town that is all the rage among local and international students. So go enjoy it together with the ones who already are doing so - it does not have to cost a fortune!
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