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Best Hostels in Krakow
Check out our picks for the Best Hostels in Krakow, Poland.
Krakow has some very unique hostels. As Krakow is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Europe, there is a large selection of hostels (100 hostels according to Hostelworld) but we have narrowed this down to the best six. These hostels are ideal places for both backpackers and budget travellers to stay. All the hostels listed below have wifi included and all offer a bed in a dorm room for between €9 to €14 per night. Check HostelWorld to get exact prices for your dates.
Krakow is Poland's second largest city and is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Europe. Krakow is renowned for its excellent and cheap nightlife scene, its beautiful Old Town with one of the largest old town squares in Europe. Also, it is only 30 Km from the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
The 6 Best Hostels in Krakow
1. Best Hostel in Krakow - Mosquito Hostel
Mosquito Hostel is a multi-award winning hostel, very centrally located making it ideal as you can explore most of the major tourist sights on foot. They offer twin, double and triple private rooms and 6, 10 and 12-bed dorms. Each bed has a thick mattress, comfortable duvet, bed line, a reading lamp and a power point. They are many common areas and you can avail of their fully equipped kitchen.
Other amenities include helpful multilingual staff, 24/7 reception and free wifi throughout the building. The stand out feature of this hostels is the vast amount of FREE amenities/services which includes a free breakfast, free linen & comfy duvets, free walking tour, endless coffee and tea, free security lockers, free laundry, free luggage storage and free maps.
Dorms from €14.00 and Privates from €48.00
rynek Kleparski 4, 31-150 Kraków, Poland.
2. Best Hostel in Krakow for Solo Travellers - Greg & Tom Hostel
Greg & Tom Hostel is another multi-award winning hostel located in the centre of Krakow. It is only a 10-minute walk to Market Square and St Florian's Gate. This hostel features 3 fully equipped kitchens, a cool common area, free wifi throughout and an excellent free breakfast served every morning.
The hostel offers 4 and 6-bed dorms and also private rooms which are reasonably priced (starting at €29.00 per night). What makes this hostel stand out is their super friendly and helpful staff.
Dorms from €12.00 and Privates from €29.00
Pawia 12/7, 31-154 Kraków, Poland.
3. Best Hostels in Krakow - Pink Panther's Hostel
If you are looking for the best party hostel in Krakow, well look no further as Pink Panther's Hostel is just that. In 2017 they were awarded for being the most popular hostel in Krakow. The hostel is centrally located and only 250 meters to the Market Square. This hostel has free wifi and a free continental breakfast every morning.
They offer 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14-bed dorms and also some private rooms. What makes this hostel stand out is it's Events Program. Every night the staff host different events from Polish vodka tasting to Karaoke & Russian Champagne night.
Dorms from €13.10 and Privates from €52.20
Świętego Tomasza 8, 31-014 Kraków, Poland.
4. Best Hostels in Krakow - Let's Rock Hostel
Let's Rock Hostel is yet another party hostel located bang in the centre of Krakow, close to both Wawel Castle and the Main Square. And if it's nightlife you are after, then you come to the right place as this hostel is located in one of Krakow's best nightlife areas.
They offer 4, 6, 8, 12, and 14-bed dorm rooms. The stand out feature of this hostel is the number of FREE services/amenities that include free breakfast, free wifi, free linen, free lockers, free coffee and tea anytime, free walking tour and free events.
Dorms from €10.45
Grodzka 34, 31-044 Kraków, Poland.
5. Best Cheap Hostel in Krakow - Atlantis Hostel
Atlantis Hostel is the cheapest hostel in Krakow. It located in the centre of Krakow but it's not as close as the other hostels on this list. It's a 20-minute walk to the centre. This hostel features a guest kitchen, free individual lockers in dorm rooms, free towels, free linen and duvets, complimentary coffee and tea, free wifi all throughout, free maps and guidebooks and free luggage storage.
They offer 4, 6, 8, and 10-bed dorm rooms. They have a large selection of private rooms. The stand out feature of this hostel is no doubt its price. They do offer super good value dorm beds starting at only €5.24 per night.
Dorms from €5.24 and Privates from €36.00
Dietla 58, 30-001 Kraków, Poland.
6. Best Hostels in Krakow - Good Bye Lenin Hostel - Pub & Garden
Good Bye Lenin Hostel is located in between Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. It is just a 15-minute walk to the main square. Free bed linen, free wifi, free laundry and free self-service buffet breakfast are all included in the price.
The offer 4, 6, 8 and 10-bed dorm rooms and some private rooms. The stand out feature of this hostel is its beautiful summertime garden where you can relax, have a beer and meet fellow travellers.
Dorms from €8.50 and Privates from €31.80
Joselewicza 23, 31-000 Kraków, Poland.
I hope this list helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Krakow. In general the overall standard of hostels in Krakow is very good but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Krakow.
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