Traveling to Krakow on a budget? Great, this guide to the best cheap hotels in Krakow will surely be useful to you.
Often our friends and readers ask us for advice on a good budget hotel to stay in Krakow. The city has a good offer of cheap hotels, hostels and apartments, but quality and reliability are not always top-notch.
In cities like Krakow, spending little doesn’t necessarily mean having to sleep in some dirty and smelly place, on the contrary, there are some really nice places perfect for those traveling on a budget. This is why we have decided to select the ones that we believe are the best for value for money, location and comfort.
We have compared our experiences with those of other travelers and thousands of online reviews, to define what is our personal ranking of the best cheap hotels in Krakow.
What you will find in this guide to Cheap Hotels in Krakow:
- Top 10 Cheap Hotels in Krakow
- Top 10 Cheap Apartments and B&Bs in Krakow
- Top 5 Cheap Hostels with Private Room in Krakow
Top 10 Cheap Hotels in Krakow
The Hotel Amber is undoubtedly one of the best budget hotels in Krakow, thanks to its location, the modern and refined style of its rooms, the small and delightful garden, and amenities such as the free sauna and the small but functional gym.
Hotel Amber is perfect for couples and families, and also excellent for business travelers (it also has a nice convention center).
It is located in Stare Miasto, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Main Market Square. It is comfortable and quiet, offers clean and well-kept rooms, with fast Wi-Fi, private bathroom and refrigerator. The reception is open 24 hours a day and speaks good English, the included breakfast is good enough.
Located in the heart of the eclectic Jewish district of Kazimierz, this small hotel stands out for the quality of its service, despite the rather low prices.
It offers beautiful rooms with private bathroom, comfortable beds and everything you need to spend a pleasant stay in the heart of the city. In the area there are some of the best Polish-Jewish restaurants, and many nice places to have a drink.
Despite the location, not really in Krakow Old Town, still reachable in a 20 minute walk, the Avena Boutique is one of the cheap hotels in Krakow that we would like to recommend.
It offers spotlessly clean and stylishly furnished rooms, a 24-hour reception with friendly staff who speak excellent English, private parking, and an international atmosphere worthy of a superior hotel.
Among the best cheap hotels in Krakow, this one of the famous international chain is a guarantee of good quality standards.
Located within walking distance of Krakow Central Station, the rooms are simple and minimal, but all in all it is quite comfortable and perfectly suited for young couples traveling on a budget, or for frequent business travelers.
This hotel is perfect for those traveling with the family, and is located in the Debniki district, just outside Kazimierz. From here you can reach Wawel Castle with a 20-minute walk, or you can take the tram that passes right in front and reach the old town in a couple of minutes.
It has a 24-hour reception with staff who speak excellent English, clean and comfortable rooms with private bathroom and fast wifi. The buffet breakfast is good and plentiful.
The Garden Palace is located about 10 minutes walk from the Main Market Square, and is a beautiful hotel decorated in a classic style, offering clean and quiet rooms with private bathroom.
It has a nice private garden, where you can relax while sipping a good beer on summer evenings. Excellent and abundant breakfast included in the price.
Hotel Wielopole is one of the best-located budget hotels in Krakow, within walking distance of Planty Park and less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Main Market Square.
It offers nice, cozy and clean rooms. It also has a good restaurant with Polish and international cuisine, and there are good pastry and food shops in the area.
This small hotel is located a few steps from the Wawel Castle and the Krakow Old Town, is furnished in a rather original way and offers clean and welcoming rooms, equipped with all comforts, such as electric kettle, minibar and private bathroom with hairdryer.
You’ll also find a bathrobe and slippers, and if you like, you can pop into the private sauna or the small fitness center.
It also has a restaurant serving international cuisine, but in any case it is located about 300 meters from the lively Kazimierz district which is packed with great places to eat and drink.
Hotel Wyspiański is another great cheap hotel in Krakow, very conveniently located: opposite Planty Park, a few steps from Krakow Central Station and a 5-minute walk from the Main Market Square.
It offers modern, clean and well-equipped rooms with private bathrooms. The reception is open 24 hours a day and the staff speak good English.
Cracow Central Aparthotel is located right next to Kraków Central Station, within walking distance of the Barbican.
It offers large and clean rooms, with private bathroom, wifi, fridge and kettle. The reception is available 24 hours a day, making it a good choice for those looking for accommodation near the train station.
Top 10 Cheap Apartments and B&Bs in Krakow
Located a 10-minute walk from Kraków’s Old Town, it offers large and comfortable private rooms with private bathroom and common room with kitchen and refrigerator.
Beautiful apartment located in the heart of Krakow’s Old Town, just a few steps from the Main Market Square.
Large, simple and welcoming rooms, with private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, and living room with TV, refrigerator and kitchen.
Room with shared bathroom in a nice apartment, right in front of Planty Park and a few steps from the Barbican. Good solution for young couples looking for cheap accommodation.
Located in the heart of Krakow Old Town, just a few steps from the Main Market Square, it offers nice, cozy, comfortable and clean rooms with private bathroom, at an affordable price.
Located in a quiet neighborhood, just across the bank of the Vistula River from Wawel Castle, it offers beautiful apartments equipped with every comfort, with kitchen, refrigerator and private bathroom. From here the tram takes you in a few minutes to Krakow Old Town.
Several apartments spread over a couple of beautiful buildings within walking distance of Krakow Old Town. The only flaw is that there is no elevator, but the apartments are really nice, clean and comfortable.
The apartments have private bathrooms, well-equipped kitchens and fast wifi. There is also a reception with English speaking staff, and it is possible to check in at any time at no extra charge. Recommended for families or groups of friends.
This aparthotel offers bright and spacious rooms, equipped with everything you need, including a well-equipped kitchen and private bathroom with hairdryer.
It is located a few steps from the Krakow Old Town and has a convenient private parking (for a fee), useful for those traveling by car.
These beautiful apartments are characterized by designer furnishings and are located just a few steps from Krakow Old Town and the main nightlife areas.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the kitchen is equipped with everything you need, and all apartments have a private bathroom with bathtub or shower.
These modern and elegant apartments are located in a beautiful complex, located near the Wawel Castle.
The apartments are large, clean, bright and equipped with everything you need, including a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom with shower and even dishwasher and washing machine. Perfect for a young couple.
Nice apartments, furnished in a simple and modern way, located in a remarkable position: just a few steps from the Main Market Square.
The rooms are equipped with kitchen, private bathroom, free coffee machine and everything you need for a wonderful stay in the heart of Krakow.
Top 5 Cheap Hostels with Private Room in Krakow
This excellent hostel located 5 minutes’ walk from Krakow Old Town offers great accommodation in private rooms, some with private bathroom and others with shared bathroom. In addition, of course, to also offering classic dormitory accommodation.
Forget the stereotype of the old and smelly hostel, the rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. The bathrooms and common areas are also well maintained. There is a common kitchen where you can prepare your own meals and a 24-hour reception with excellent English speaking staff. Highly recommended for young people!
Another good hostel located in the heart of Krakow Old Town, one step away from all major attractions.
In addition to dormitory accommodation, it also offers double rooms with shared bathroom at a cheap price. The rooms are clean and equipped with the essentials. The reception is open 24 hours a day.
Great hostel located right in front of the Barbican. It has a reception open 24 hours a day and this makes it really perfect for backpackers and for those arriving or departing from the nearby Central Station.
In addition to dormitories, it offers good accommodation in double or triple rooms with shared bathroom, at a very affordable price. The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean. There is a well-stocked common kitchen available and even a free washing machine.
This cheap hostel in Krakow is located a stone’s throw from the Central Station and Krakow Old Town and offers double rooms and apartments for 3 or 4 people furnished in a simple but functional way, with everything you need.
The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. It is not a hostel party, so it is usually quiet and peaceful. Recommended for groups of friends.
This nice hostel is located right on Florianska Street, a stone’s throw from St. Mary’s Church and Krakow’s Main Square.
Clean hostel equipped with everything you need: common kitchen, 24-hour reception with staff who speak several languages, dorms at cheap prices and private double, triple and quadruple rooms with shared bathroom at affordable prices. The best choice if you want to stay in the heart of the city.
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