Krakow is a beautiful old town and is one of the hidden gems of Europe. It features medieval walls and cobblestone streets. Excellent accommodation is available near the central train station, with easy access to the Wesola and Kleparz areas in the north, and Nowy Świat and Piasek in the west. Kazimierz is also a great choice. The old town of Krakow has tree-lined walkways and cozy coffee shops. Rates vary seasonally.
The prices are high in summer, from late June to September, and around Christmas and Easter. Budget accommodations for a double room with a private bathroom and no breakfast can cost around 337PLN (€74 | US$86 | £63) per night. However, you can catch real bargains if you are not really fussy about booking early or the place you stay. The price per night may be less than 220PLN (€48 | US$56 | £41).
Recommended Budget Hotels in Kraków
Novotel Kraków Centrum
The Novotel Krakow Centrum is near the Wawel Royal Castle. The rooms are spacious, featuring tea/coffee facilities and free internet. This hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the main market square, with varied shopping options and many restaurants. The Novo Square Lounge Bar serves international and Polish food, and there is 24-hour room service offering snacks and a la carte dishes. All the rooms are comfortably furnished and air-conditioned. Each room offers a view of the Vistula River, and is equipped with a safe and a seating area. There is ironing and laundry services, and the front desk offers assistance 24-hours a day. Guests can exercise in the fitness center or relax with body treatments and a massage. They also offer private parking. Pets are allowed and there is an ATM machine on this property site. Guests particularly favor this hotel for a two-person stay.
See what guests say:
“We loved the play area for the children, the fitness facility, our large family room and the Wawel Castle view from our room.”
“Very good place to stay, staff and food excellent.”
In the bohemian district of Krakow’s Kazimierz, near the cozy cocktail bars and quirky shops is Residence Tournet which offers budget accommodation. It is a small hotel filled with offbeat charm. It is simply decorated and features ensuite rooms with a choice between a garden-facing window or a balcony. Enjoy a buffet-style at the bicycle-themed café breakfast each morning, or try wandering a few minutes down the road to one of the many eateries and bars in the district.