Located on the banks of the Wisla River, as one of Europes’s oldest cities, Krakow is a cultural and historical treasure trove. Along with its unique history and natural beauty, Krakow hosts a blossoming food and art scene, while the nightlife is is some of the best in Central Europe. For whatever brings you to Krakow, check out this list of great city center places to stay in Poland’s cultural center.
One of Krakow’s favorite hostels, the Flamingo Hostel is located right in the heart of Old Town Krakow, steps away from Main Market Square. They’re known among travelers for their karaoke parties and movie nights. Flamingo Hostel’s perfect location near so many of Krakow’s most popular attractions, combined with their great social calendar, makes staying at the Flamingo Hostel a great addition to your experience in Krakow.
Oktawia’s apartment sits in an early 20th-century building with beautiful views from the living room on the Planty, the park that surrounds Old Town, Krakow. The apartment itself is near Old Town, just a two minute walk to Wawel Castle, and a 10 minute walk to the main train station. The huge windows that overlook the greenery flood the apartment with natural light, which gives the apartment a light, airy vibe.
Oktawia's heavenly apartment
Price: from 41 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Right in the middle of Old Town, 4Season’s Apartments offers a truly luxurious experience. Because of the large size of the suites and the stylish, feminine decor, the 4Seasons can be a great choice for a girls trip. Sleek modern furnishings and large windows make for a bright and livable area. Staying in a hotel this luxurious, it might be hard to motivate yourself to leave.
Katarzyna’s huge two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is perfect for group travel or for a more private trip with friends, business, or family. For families, Katarzyna can provide a crib if notified in advance. The bright, sunny apartment itself is located just outside of Old Town and is exquisitely decorated with all modern conveniences.
Elegant City Center Zyblikiewicza 165Kraków, małopolskie, Poland
Top guest reviewswonderful spot clean and a beautiful apartmentthe apartment was very clean and tidy something i appreciatedplace was very clean and in a good location
Host:communication with host was goodit is the nicest apartment ever and very friendly serviceRead more reviewsnice appartement in a very central locationgreat apartment really close to the old towngreat location and good communicationgreat location and a spacious apartment can be a good optiona nice apartment in an excellent location just minutes away from the old town and jewish quarter
Jadwiga’s beautiful apartment is located in a quiet area roughly a 10 minute walk from Old Town. Nestled on the top floor of a historic building, this apartment features a truly unique lofted ceiling, allowing it to be lit by large windows and sunlight. It is important to note that the building has no elevator, so if you are uncomfortable walking up a few flights of stairs this apartment may not be for you.
Cozy, Quiet Apartment in Old TownKraków, małopolskie, Poland
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was beautiful with all the amenities that you could needgreat shower and stylish bathroom comfy couch and bedair conditioning felt amazing after a day wandering out in the heatit can turn hot in the summer but air conditioning works greatthe kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything you want if you decided to stay in and cookreally welcoming clean bright apartmentthe flat was sparkling clean and extremely cozyso clean bright warm and stylishthe apartment was clean cozy and well furnishedthe apartment was very clean and had cool interior
Host:hosts were helpful and attentiverecommend the host completelyhosts very friendly polite and helpfulexcellent place wonderful hosts recommendedjadwiga was an amazing host and ensured that we were well taken care of highly recommendRead more reviews) central located and easy accessibleinteresting neighborhood and close to all tourist attractionsgreat location with only a 10 minute walk to old townand the location was excellentin a good location (walking distance to old town)
Staying at Aparthotel Stare Miasto is a truly unique luxury experience located directly in the heart of Krakow. Although you’ll be staying in a private full apartment, the building offers a 24 hour front desk, daily cleaning services, and an onsite restaurant and bar. With a huge jacuzzi bathtub in the living room, staying at Aparthotel Stare Miasto is an unmatched experience in Krakow.
P&J Apartments is located on one of the most popular streets in the heart of Old Town. Each apartment is uniquely and eclectically decorated, combining vintage and modern elements. Like the Aparthotel, P&J Apartments combines the benefits of both an apartment and a hotel room, offering airport shuttle services and an on-site restaurant, but with a location in Old Town, you’ll be near Krakow’s most popular restaurants.
Adrian’s huge, trendy apartment can comfortably accommodate seven, making it ideal for group travelers. There is, however, only one bathroom. The apartment is located in the Main Market Square with views of St. Mary’s Basilica, so the location can’t be beat.
Top view apart on Main Square | LIFT | 3BD♕♕♕Kraków, małopolskie, Poland
Top guest reviewsthe living room has a chase sofa and smart tv (cast your own content)a great view of the square can also be had in the living room and kitchenwe loved the big apartment the view the elevator and the locationwe had amazing time in cracow and the apartment helped a lotthat being said the apartment is in a great location with a cool view of the squarethe apartment was clean and comfortablespotless clean spacious & in great locationthe place was not quite as clean as i expected but good placethe beds were very good and the toilet very cleanthe accommodation is clean and comfortable and corresponds to the photos
Host:adrian was a wonderful hostlovely hosts and quick response to any queriesgreat host who was so thoughtfuladrian is a great and helpful hostadrian was a superb host very efficient with his responses and organised all our transfers and tripsRead more reviewsthe location is just awesomewonderful apartment in a great location just off the main squareperfect location for the main square with everything you need in the apartmentgreat location very very spacious flatvery well presented ideal location would highly recommend
Although a studio, this little budget friendly option has a double bed and pullout sofa, so it can comfortably accommodate four. This charming studio is located only 5 minutes away from Main Market Square, making it a steal of the price. The decor is bright, modern, and comfortable while still displaying some of Krakow’s characteristic historical charm.
Elegant Studio Bonerowska 5CKraków, małopolskie, Poland
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning was also great for the heatwow this apartment is exactly like you see in the photos absolutely beautifulapartment clean and lovely fully equipped and tea and coffee on arrival was a great bonusyou can cook for yourselves in the kitchen and the shower is lovelyyou won't be disappointed the bed is very comfortable and king sizeabsolutely clean and well equippedit is very clean and comfortableclean nice and cuteincredibly clean and had everything we could have ask fornice apartment clean and cosy
Host:the host is very flexible and easy to communicate withhosts had good communicationkatarzyna is also very friendly and kindfast and efficient communication with the owners regarding our stay and our airport transferRead more reviewsvery good location just a few minutes far from the heart of the cityreally good location couple of minutes walking distance from the old townthe perfect location only a 5 min walk to the main square and jewish quarterthe apartment is very well located about 5 min walk from main market squaregreat location max 10 mins walk to the main square 15 mins to the jewish quarter
Wawel Luxury Apartments offers the homey feel and the amenities of an apartment, but with the conveniences of a hotel. You can choose between a studio and a one bedroom, depending on your party size, but all apartments come with a full kitchen and large living area, great if you’d like to entertain. Considering the size of the apartments and location near Old Town; 2 minutes away from Wawel Castle, 62 USD seems like a modest price.
Wawel Apartments by Amstra
Address: Plac na Groblach 5
Price: from 54 USD
You can have it all
With these options ranging from hostels to luxury hotels, you can see that in Krakow you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for location or price.
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