Are you planning your trip and wondering which are the best hostels in Krakow? Great, here you will find all the answers and information you need!
Krakow is increasingly becoming a popular destination for backpackers, solo travelers and young couples. This is because it is a fascinating city, full of things to see, with beautiful medieval architecture and a relaxed lifestyle. But above all, food and accommodation in Krakow is quite cheap, making it a perfect destination for those traveling on a budget.
Furthermore, Krakow is well connected to major European capitals, and has a Railway Station located right in the city center, making it a must-see stop on an Eastern European Interrail.
I confess, I am an inveterate backpacker, and I am quite aware of what makes a stay in a hostel a memorable experience, so we have thought to provide you with this simple guide to choose the most suitable Krakow hostel for you.
We have checked and selected what we believe are the best hostels in Krakow, dividing them for your convenience into the most common categories, such as the best hostel for solo travelers in Krakow, the best party hostel in Krakow, the best budget hostel in Krakow and so on.
What you will find in this guide to the best hostels in Krakow:
- Quick answer: Top 3 Best Hostels in Krakow
- Best Cheap Hostel in Krakow
- Best Party Hostel in Krakow
- Best Hostel for Female Travelers in Krakow
- Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Krakow
- Best Hostel for Couples in Krakow
- Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Krakow
- Best Hostel with Private Room in Krakow
- FAQ about Krakow Hostels
Quick answer: Top 3 Best Hostels in Krakow
Located a stone’s throw from Krakow Old Town and the lively Kazimierz district, Mundo Hostel is undoubtedly one of the best hostels in Krakow.
It offers accommodation in mixed dorms and double rooms, a relaxed atmosphere, brightly colored furnishings inspired by travel around the world.
The hostel is clean and comfortable, has a fully equipped shared kitchen, a bar with good beer, free wifi throughout the hostel and 24-hour reception. Great breakfast included in the price, plus you can participate for free in the nice barbecue evenings or their Polish cooking classes.
Recommended for solo travelers, digital nomads and those looking for a good hostel in Krakow, clean and not too crowded.
Located opposite the Barbican, a stone’s throw from the Main Railway Station and Krakow Old Town, Mosquito Hostel Krakow is one of Krakow’s recommended hostels for solo travelers and young couples.
It is characterized by a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the reception is open 24 hours a day and you can use the common kitchen to prepare your meals, free tea and coffee, theme nights, luggage storage and laundry, all free. You’ll also get a great free breakfast in the morning.
It offers dormitory accommodation as well as double rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms are clean and modern, equipped with lockers and all essentials.
Located less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Market Square, Greg & Tom Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Krakow.
Mainly chosen by solo travelers and groups of friends, it is the right place to meet and make friends with people from all over the world. This Krakow hostel has received many awards, and this is mainly due to the friendly staff, the clean, modern and comfortable rooms and the many services offered to travelers.
If you stay here you can get free breakfast and dinner, free tea and coffee, free wifi and safe lockers. The reception is open 24 hours a day and there is no curfew.
Best Cheap Hostel in Krakow
The Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel is a popular Krakow hostel, located in the vicinity of the Krakow Old Town, offering affordable dormitory accommodation, and private double and triple rooms with private bathroom. Perfect for backpackers, but also for groups of friends.
The rooms are modern and clean, the atmosphere is quiet and you can have free tea and coffee and use the communal kitchen to prepare your own meals.
Located a stone’s throw from Wawel Castle, Atlantis Hostel is one of the most famous budget hostels in Krakow.
It offers clean and comfortable dormitory accommodation, perfect for backpackers and young travelers. Some rooms also have an ensuite bathroom.
The reception is open 24 hours a day and you can use the fully equipped shared kitchen, lockers, wifi, coffee and tea, luggage storage and towels, all for free.
Best Party Hostel in Krakow
Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel is undoubtedly the most famous party hostel in Krakow. It is simply insane. Incredible. You have to go there!
It is not a quiet and peaceful place: people come here to have fun.
It is a good hostel, with clean and affordable accommodation, with comfy beds, lockers, safe boxes and reading lights. It is located right in the heart of the Krakow Old Town, on the famous Floriańska Street.
What makes it truly unique is the lively atmosphere, every night there are parties and pub crawls, plus you get free breakfast, free dinner and… every night a free beer hour.
At your disposal you will have a fully equipped kitchen, and also a pub and restaurant (however, just outside it is full of places to eat). The reception is open 24 hours a day and they offer free luggage storage.
Located a stone’s throw from the Main Market Square, Little Havana Party Hostel is another popular party hostel in Krakow, offering affordable, clean accommodation, and everything you need for a fun and enjoyable stay.
Here, too, people don’t come to relax, but to meet people, make friends and have fun! The bar serves cheap alcohol and good beer for only 5 PLN.
Breakfast is free, as are tea, coffee and wifi. You will enjoy Krakow’s nightlife to the fullest, as the reception is open 24 hours a day and you can also take advantage of the free luggage storage.
Best Hostel for Female Travelers in Krakow
Conveniently located, within walking distance of Krakow Old Town and the train station, this is a peaceful and quiet hostel perfect for female travelers and young couples.
In addition to accommodation in mixed and female dorms, it also offers double rooms and apartments with private bathrooms. The rooms and bathrooms are modern and clean. There is a common kitchen to prepare your meals and the reception is open 24 hours a day.
Check best price, reviews and availability on: Booking.com
Bubble Hostel is a good hostel in Krakow, popular with female travelers and young couples, offering simple and affordable accommodation in mixed and female dorms as well as double rooms with private bathrooms.
The hostel is quiet and peaceful, it is located right in front of the Barbican, a short walk from the train station. You will have at your disposal a common kitchen, luggage storage and free wifi. The reception is open 24 hours a day.
Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Krakow
Let’s Rock Hostel is one of the best hostels in Krakow for solo travelers, located right in the heart of Krakow Old Town, on Grodzka Street.
It is a lively, friendly, clean and comfortable hostel. It is the right place to make friends, relax and have fun in the beautiful beer garden of the hostel.
In addition to offering themed nights, free walking tours and other fun events, it boasts good mixed dorm accommodations that come with free breakfast, coffee, tea, wifi and lockers. The reception is open 24 hours a day and you can use the luggage storage for free.
Another great Krakow hostel for solo travelers is the Mundo Hostel, which we mentioned earlier.
Best Hostel for Couples in Krakow
Much more than just a hostel, the Flamingo Premium Hostel offers cozy apartments, some with private bathrooms, perfect for couples.
The rooms are clean, modern, and are located just 50 meters from the Market Square. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Consider that it is just a place to sleep, it does not offer the classic services of a hostel (lively atmosphere, shared kitchen etc.).
Another excellent Krakow’s hostel for couples is the Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel, which we mentioned above.
Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Krakow
If you are a digital nomad you may want a place to stay that is quiet enough to work, but that allows you to meet other people and have fun in the evenings. Maybe even with a small garden, with good beer, high-speed wifi and power sockets for your devices.
We also recommend that you take a look at the City Express Hostel.
This huge hostel is located about 15 minutes walk from Krakow Old Town and offers cheap and clean accommodation with shared bathroom. Good free breakfast.
It feels like being on a university campus, there are several common spaces where you can work and relax. The reception is open 24 hours a day, plus there is a common kitchen to prepare your meals.
Check best price, reviews and availability on: Booking.com
Best Hostel with Private Room in Krakow
Located a stone’s throw from Krakow Old Town, the Premium Hostel is one of the best hostels in Krakow offering both mixed dorms and great ensuite rooms for 2, 3, 4 and 8 people.
It’s not really a hostel, as it’s mostly a place to sleep. However the accommodations are really cheap, modern and clean, making it perfect for couples, families, groups of friends and female travelers.
You will enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, 24-hour reception and free luggage storage.
Another excellent hostel in Krakow that offers private rooms is the Flamingo Premium Hostel, which we mentioned above.
FAQ about Krakow Hostels
What is the average rate for hostels in Krakow?
Hostels in Krakow are quite cheap, consider spending between € 7-10 per night for a bed in a mixed dormitory in a good quality hostel. For an average rate of € 10-15 per night you get a lot more, such as free breakfast, free parties and in some even free beer.
If you’re traveling as a couple, take a look at the double rooms offered by most of the best hostels in Krakow. The price of a double room may be cheaper than that of two beds in a dorm.
Are hostels in Krakow safe?
Krakow is a fairly safe city, like other European cities. However, you may run into some unpleasant experiences with scammers, or with illegal hostels, offered at cheap prices or recommended by people on the street.
Our advice is to rely, both for the choice of hostels and for booking tours, only to known and reliable operators. All the hostels we have reviewed in this guide are reliable, licensed hostels with thousands of positive reviews from fellow travelers like you. So go easy!
What are the best party hostels in Krakow?
Among the best party hostels in Krakow are the Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel which offers free breakfast, dinner and beer, and the world famous Greg & Tom Party Hostel, which is run by the same guys and is very similar to the former. Here too party all night and alcohol and fun at will.
Another great party hostel in Krakow is The Little Havana Party Hostel. Here too you can meet many people from all over the world and have fun.
Useful Tips for Your Trip to Krakow
Here you will find lots of resources and advice from the locals that will surely come in handy.
If you’re traveling as a couple, you might want to check out the inexpensive budget hotels in Krakow as well. The rates for a double room are often not too different from those for two beds in a dormitory.
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