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.
Address: Szewska 4, Old Town, 31-009 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 67 USD
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.
4Seasons Apartments Cracow
Address: Batorego 6 A, Old Town, 31-135 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 106 USD
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.
Katarzyna's elegant city center apartment
Price: from 55 USD
Number of Guests: 6
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 Luxury Apartments
Address: Plac na Groblach 5, Old Town, 31-101 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 104 USD
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.
Jadwiga's quiet apartment in Old Town
Price: from 69 USD
Number of Guests: 3
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.
Aparthotel Stare Miasto
Address: Gołębia 2, Old Town, 31-007 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 81 USD
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.
P&J Apartments Floriańska
Address: Floriańska 39, Old Town, 30-021 Kraków, Poland (see map)
Price: from 104 USD
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.
Adrian's luxury apartment on the Main Square
Price: from 141 USD
Number of Guests: 7
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.
Katarzyna's elegant studio
Price: from 28 USD
Number of Guests: 4
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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