Average price for a bed: Poland in general is a great country to travel on a budget. A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 5€ per night. A private room starts usually at around 15€ already. Cheap, right?! This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Nightlife: We highly recommend going out in the Kazimierz district at night. The bars are legendary, and there are plenty of great restaurants, and even street food. It is the former jewish quarter, full of history. There is a well-preserverd Jewish cemetry. Why? Because the Nazis threw their trash on this cemetry (instead of actually destroying it, fortunately). This, oddly, preserved this Cemetry. Check our guide to best party hostels in Krakow.
Free Walking Tours: Next we highly recommend taking a free walking tour in Krakow. There are plenty, just ask your hostel for a recommendation.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Party vs Chill: Krakow is big in the nightlife game. You can have epic nights out! Make sure you select the right type of hostel. In this list we share cosy, chill-out hostels as well as hardcore fiesta-party-hostels.
This friendly hostel in Krakow boasts a wonderful atmosphere, comfortable rooms and competitive prices. All of the rooms have been stylised on different countries. This is fun and we wonder which country you’ll choose.
Psst! Find out more about the rooms further down.
Mundo staff offer something you can’t buy: a warm and friendly atmosphere. Guests from all over the world also contribute of course, and this will no doubt include you!
Alongside a bustling bar, find music and food events also on offer here. Perfect for solo travellers, we’d say. So, those awesome rooms we mentioned earlier.
We just had to include a photo of the delicious breakfast. Have you seen it yet?
This is also the place to enjoy local Polish cuisine. Join in a cooking class and feast on your masterpiece with the rest of the hostel. Mundo host weekend BBQ’s and dinners for guests. Re-fuel and get ready for a few drinks in the bar.
Music events are always happening. This includes Polish music as well as artists from further afield. Mundo Hostel is perfectly located amongst the Krakow attractions. That is, right between the Old Town and Kazimierz.
This strictly no party hostel bans noise disturbance inside the hostel, yet encourages guests to make the most of the nearby pub scene. For party, check out our special guide to party hostels in Krakow.
Hence we deem this perfect for social butterflies that appreciate a good night’s sleep. For us, this is actually pretty awesome. Why? Because the nightlife of Krakow is just amazing. So take your hostel mates and go out in the district of Kazimierz, filled with amazing bars.
Good to know: this hostel offers only shared-style rooms.
Choose between 2, 4, 6 and 10 person rooms, all of which are mixed.
All rooms – private, 6-bed, 8-bed and 12-bed dorms – include:
Private bathroom + extra communal shower and WC
Looking forward to the free breakfast? You should be! Choose between a French or continental style each morning.
A little birdie tells us that there are often tasty snacks awaiting you in the kitchen. Enjoy the views and sip hot tea with fellow travellers.
The social space is large, with great window views. Ideal for anyone wishing to catch up on their online work. There is a great selection of books, games and DVDs to entertain you.
Not quite exciting enough?
Don’t panic – weekly events and parties are organised for all types of guests. It’s pretty impossible to get bored here. Ginger Aparthostel is located 5-minutes from the famous Wawel castle, and 10-minutes from the Old Town.
We deem Ginger Aparthostel the best hostel in Krakow for:
Good news for you – Krakow offers up some truly great paaaaaaarty hostels. So good, in fact, we had to choose two. Hold on…in fact, we even wrote a special article now covering the absolute craziest Pary Hostels Krakow throws at you. The nightlife in Krakow is pretty darn good, so it’s important to start your night with a bang. Greg and Tom Hostel is our favorite!
Well, surely you’re keen to hear about the party-related events.
How about pub crawls and vodka marathons?! Perhaps it’s best to start with a games afternoon and see where the night takes you.
It could lead you in many directions including karaoke, Sangria Fiesta, Polish eve and an all-year-long carnival. Cripes! Oh, and for the party lovers, we also recommend checking out the party boat in Krakow.
Make sure you line your stomach with a generous FREE dinner beforehand.
Hangovers and tired eyes will recover fast at the outrageous free breakfast. This includes fried bacon and eggs. You heard right!
Amazing inside knowledge: if you oversleep and mix breakfast, there is a free buffet from 11 am – 7 pm!
So when you are here, make sure to visit Greg and Tom Party Hostel.
There are plenty of hostels Krakow has to offer and they are really good. We have given you the best of the best and if you are still looking for more hostels in Poland Krakow, you are in the right place.
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Flamingo Hostel Kraków
Let’s Rock Hostel
Flamingo Hostel Kraków
Flamingo Hostel Krakow has a nice touch. Its interior is pretty good that will really make you feel relaxed. It is very modern, bright and charmingly decorated.
The atmosphere is great. Little cozy and spacious room is perfect for meeting new soul in Krakow.
24-hour front desk
Location:Flamingo Hostel is located on a lively pedestrian street in the centre of the Old Town, less than 50 m from the magnificent Main Market Square.
Update: This hostel permanently closed its doors in 2020.
An excellent hostel where everything is well organised to a very high standard. The little garden in front is perfect for drinking your morning coffee away from the traffic noise. Secret Garden Hostel is definitely a good value for money.
The rooms are so cute and clean and the facilities are very nice! Complementary tea, coffee or cocoa in the dining room is a nice touch.
Very good breakfast
Location:Secret Garden Hostel is located in Krakow’s Kazimierz district, 200 m from Wolnica Square. The Secret Garden is only 290 m from promenade on the Vistula riverbank. The New Square is 650 m away. The former seat of Polish kings, the Wawel Castle, is 1 km away.
Mosquito Hostel? It is such a funny name. Who wants mosquito, right? But don’t judge it just yet because this hostel is actually good.
Mosquito Hostel Krakow offers modern, comfortable and brightly decorated bed dorms and private rooms.
This hostel is a great choice for both chilling out as well as partying. The staff are super friendly and try to get everyone engaged every day.
The free dinners are delicious and a great way to meet people. They also have activities each night which are quite fun.
Location: Located 5 minutes walk from the train station and 500 m from the Main Market Square.
Want to experience Krakow best bars? Sex clubs in Krakow? Oh yes, my friend, Krakow is a huge party city, nightlife is really big. There is many, many pub crawls you can join. In fact, many hostels offer their own pub crawls to join. Time for party Krakow backpackers!
More party tours in Krakow: This Krakow Crawl is a Pub crawl like no other.
Start your night off with an open bar for one hour with unlimited, Beer, Rum, Gin, Vodka and shot. Get to know your group and maybe some strangers with their very own Pub Crawl Bingo.
The local party guides then take you to 5 of Krakow’s best bars and clubs and you receive free priority entry and a free welcome shot. You won’t forget a thing as this crawl has a professional photographer with us the entire night.
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Map of the 3 Best Hostels in Krakow and Sights
Eager to know where all the aforementioned hostels are located? Need fun ideas for your time in Krakow?
We are way ahead of you!
Below is a handy map with everything pinpointed – the 3 best hostels, party hostels and top sights of Krakow all in one place.
There are plenty of things to do in Krakow and you want to start with its attractions so these are the sights in Krakow you should visit:
Wawel royal castle
Krakow old town
The main square
St. Mary’s Basilica
Here is a handy link to help you book a full-day Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour. There are many different trips to Auschwitz available. Have a browse and choose your preferred tour here. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow takes around 7 hours.
As for the Airport transport, check this guide on how to get from Airport Krakow to City center.
Travelers wonder how safe is Krakow. Not all hostels in Krakow are necessarily safe, especially cheap hostels in Krakow in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Krakow and we always remember that we are an expert when it comes to hostel world Krakow backpackers.
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What are the best hostels in Krakow?
You can find the best Krakow hostels in this article!
Right then, hopefully by now, you’re well on your way to an awesome hostel experience in Krakow, Poland.
The greatest hostels in Krakow, as well as the best party hostels, have been delivered to you.
Now you know where to stay in Krakow.
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