Guide On Places To Stay When In Cracow

Cracow is a place of various tourist attractions and numerous remarkable historic landmarks. In order to grasp the full experience of the city and understand its unique environment, it is best to stay in Cracow for at least a few days. Therefore, you should plan the visit carefully and choose the most ideal option for accommodation.

Cracow has to offer a varied range of accommodation suited for the needs and alternatives of all the visitors and tourists. Tourists visiting the city can choose from a number of apartments, hotels, and budget hotels. Cracow offers accommodation that is located in the Old Town, in districts that have a good connection to the city center, close to the airport, in the suburbs or outside the city.

The bulk of Cracow’s accommodation is in the center, with all the major international hotels showed, as well as all manner of local hotels, hostels, apartments, with something historic and modern. Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for is all in Cracow.

For those who look for high class and comfort, Cracow has in store high standard apartments in or nearby the city center, mostly located in cozy historic tenement houses of the Old Town.

Often times the accommodation includes air conditioning, private car parks, and twenty-fourhour security service. The immediate proximity of the Old Town assures a memorable stay in the lovely city of Cracow, where you can enjoy the special atmosphere of the city not only at the time of sightseeing and tours but also after heading off to your apartment.

Cracow is also rich in several budget hostels that offer cheaper accommodation for singles, families, and groups. When choosing an option of this type, you can still enjoy the unique climate of Cracow and save on accommodation. You can also stay in various youth hostels and private guest rooms located in and outside the city. Another option of cheap accommodation is some of Cracow’s student dormitories which wait for the visitors during the summer and offer real value for money.


When planning your stay in Cracow, maybe it is good to wonder whether it is not better to stay in the very heart of this beautiful city so as to lose neither time nor money for traveling to the city center. While staying at any Hostel in Cracow you can always count on a nice and warm welcome, great atmosphere, that helps develop new contacts, making friendships and acquiring new interesting experiences. Not to mention all possible assistance provided on the part of staff having a good command of foreign languages. There are several hostels to choose from:

Pink Panther’s Hostel – Located at SW. Tomasza 8, Cracow. Outstanding location situated just a few steps from the Market Square, a short walk from the central train station that offers you the unforgettable atmosphere of Cracow’s Old Town. It is a unique place to chill out and meet fellow travelers.

Hostel Atlantis – Located at Dietla 58, Cracow. Hostel Atlantis is located between Main Market Square, Wawel Hill and Kazimierz, which makes it the most ideal place for tourists who wants to discover the magic of Cracow.

Nathans Villa Hostel – Located at SW. Agnieszka 1 Street, Cracow. It is located right in the Old town in the middle of everything that makes your stay much more enjoyable.

Flamingo Hostel– Located at 4 Szewska Street, Cracow. Flamingo Hostel in Cracow with the best location in town, is right in the heart of the old town, only 20m away from the famous Main Square, the largest open square in Europe. Within a stone’s throw, you will find many funky clubs, music bars, restaurants, shops, and theaters.

Premium Hostel – Located at 2 Pomorska Street, Cracow. It is located in a tenement building from the beginning of the XX c., opposite Park Krakowski, from where a walk to the Main Square takes a maximum of 10 minutes, and continuous trams take you to the train station or anywhere else your heart desires.

Mama’s Hostel Main Market Square – Located at 4 Bracka Street, Cracow. Small but perfectly formed, Mama’s Hostel is located in the heart of Old Town, 30 meters from the Main Market Square, 10 minutes from Railway Station, 7 minutes from Wawel Hill and Jewish District. Mama Hostel is within a stone’s throw of many funky clubs, music bars, restaurants, shops, and theaters.

Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel – Located at 9 Pedzichow Street, Cracow. The Hostel is tucked away in a quiet corner but finding itself right in the core of the Cracow city center. The location of the hostel is perfect. It will take you only 5 minutes walk to get to the Main Square and to discover there the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) and St. Mary’s Church (Kosciol Mariacki).


Cracow is rapidly becoming a major capital of Europe in the range of accommodation it offers tourists, but you have to be prepared to search around for the best offers. There are a few really exclusive Cracow hotels and plenty of choice for those searching for cheap accommodation.

Grand Hotel – Located at 5/7 Slawkowska Street, Cracow. Situated in the heart of the Old Town, just a stone’s throw from the medieval Market Square, this is a lovely and historic place to call your own while visiting the city. The hotel is a blend of the unique atmosphere and the flash of monumental interiors with stylish and exclusive furniture. The Palace suites and stylishly equipped rooms can be found here.

Hotel Copernicus – Located at 16 Kanonicza Street, Cracow. A truly unique and prime location, Hotel Copernicus in Cracow stands on Kanonicza Street, the oldest street leading towards to Wawel Castle. The Hotel Copernicus is a preferred amongst discerning travelers to Cracow.

Holiday Inn Cracow City Center – Located at 4 Wielopole Street, Cracow. The stylish and charming Holiday Inn Cracow is conveniently located in the heart of the Old Town, only minutes from the Main Market Square. The historical part of Holiday Inn Cracow is the Parenskich Palace, now magnificently renovated and surrounded by a modern glass & concrete construction which perfectly blends with the old 19th and 20th century Cracow.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cracow – Located at 17, Straszewskiego Street, Cracow. Situated in the city center opposite Cracow’s Philharmonic Hall, this newly built hotel is 200 meters from Market Square and Wawel Castle, and within 1 km of Planty Park, Archbishop’s palace, and Czartoryski Museum. The hotel is a great choice both for business and tourist purposes.

Sheraton Cracow Hotel – Located at 7 Powisle Street, Cracow. Located near Wawel Castle on the bank of Wisla River, the Sheraton Cracow Hotel Cracow’s latest five-star international hotel. Inside you will find out a unique atrium with a glass roof and a traditional feel. The famous Market Square is just a 10-minute walk away so the Old center may be easily explored by the tourists without using any other means of transport.

Ostoya Palace Hotel– Located at 24 Pilsudzkiego Street, Cracow. The Ostoya Palace Hotel in Cracow is a charming boutique hotel in the historical center of Cracow with a two-floor 19th-century Polish palace. A warm and cozy atmosphere spreads throughout this elegant establishment where Polish customs of hospitality and enjoyment abound.


Apartments in Cracow are classy, self-contained, vary only in size and layout, though they are similar in the comforts they offer and they are all coming with excellent city location, placed in the most central districts of Cracow. Apartments in Cracow provide you with comfort, privacy, and calmness at reasonable prices. The apartments are not only an alternative to hotel rooms but cater to people who are traveling on business trips or for those wanting to enjoy the lively Cracow. All the apartments of Cracow are centrally located thus enabling you to explore the historical charm and wonders of Cracow.

Old Town Apartments – in the Old town. Fully equipped and serviced apartments in the heart of Cracow Old Town. It offers a genuine combination of advantages of private apartments and hotels. You can stay in the apartment just like in the hotel and expect common services, while a perfectly fitted kitchen allows you to live your own way.

Cracow City Apartments– Located at 34 Szpitalna Street, Cracow. It is situated in the very heart of the Old Town, just within a 3minutes walk from the Main Market Square and the Railway Station. The place is full of restaurants, cafes, pubs and the beautiful old buildings. However, the apartments are placed in the calm courtyard building, so they offer a perfect shelter from the busy street life.

Apartment Natalia – Located at Bozego Ciala, Cracow. Natalia Apartment is a remarkable place situated in the very center of Kazimierz district. Its retro design – a fusion of industrial, modern and oriental styles – makes it an ideal choice for couples, newlyweds, romantics and all those who want to spend their vacations and holidays in the unique atmosphere.

AAA Cracow Apartments – Located at 2 Cybulskiego street, Cracow. All apartments are fully equipped. AAA Krakow apartments specialize in renovated apartments in renovated buildings, so all of the apartments are of a high standard, in good condition, clean and within a short walk to the Market Square. All the apartments are located either in the Old Town or in Kazimierz.

Antique Apartments – Located at 2 Place Szczepański, Cracow. Antique Apartments are magnificently furnished, newly renovated apartments right in the center of the city. Many of the apartments are located on Szczepanski Square, however, a few are also available at other central locations in the city, including Kazimierz.

Golden Lion – Located at 19 Szewska Street, Cracow. Right off in the Main Square on Szewska Street, in the historic old town center attractions await. Modern furnished rooms offer elegance and style, complementing the culturally rich old town. Museums, galleries, theaters, cinemas and a bunch of clubs and pubs are located within 400 meters of the apartment.

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