4 Best Party Hostels in Krakow – Free Beer, Karaoke, and Nintendo Drinking Games
Krakow is a European medieval treasure, rich in history, culture, and not to mention, a vibrant & creative Krakow nightlife scene. We did the legwork for you, and collected the absolute best party hostels in Krakow. After a few pints and clubs later, here we are sharing them with you.
Krakow is relatively small. Therefore the location might not be as important as in other European cities like Warsaw or Paris. Therefore, you can really focus more on the right hostel type for you. Just check what hostel offers the best facilities and tours for you. In this guide we share as well some of the best nightclubs, which hostel offers pub Crawls and more.
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Krakow is Poland’s student capital and the young community adds a fresh lease of life to the historic city walls. Whether you’re exploring museums, flea markets, or city tours during the day, we’re sure that you’ll want to make the most of Krakow by night, too.
Krakow has some hipster tendencies that add to its charm. As a (still) reasonably priced city compared to other major European travel destinations, Krakow is an awesome place to experiment with craft beers and chill in trendy hangouts without burning a hole in your wallet.
If you’re wanting to turn your time here up a level, stay in one of our top-rated Krakow party hostels for an upbeat and unforgettable experience.
Hostel Location: Personally, I do not think the location of the hostel is too important in Krakow. It is relatively small. The best location for a hostel in Krakow is between the Old Town and Kazimierz. Kazimierz is the trendy, creative neighborhood, Krakow’s historic Jewish quarter.
Be sure to research the location of hostels compared to major attractions and areas in the city. Krakow, Poland is loaded with bars and nightclubs, restaurants, and other venues open all through the night. We talk about places to see in Krakow here. Check our map with all hostels here.
Tourism Tax: All hostels within the city limits of Krakow are lucky because they don’t need to pay any tourism tax. This, in our opinion, silly tax has been abolished in Poland. (We think it is silly because paying for a bed 10€ and 4€ tax on top does not seem right)
Safety: There is no doubt that Krakow is a safe place for travelers in general. In any major city, you should keep your wits about you to avoid being taken advantage of. When it comes to assault or physical abuse, this isn’t very common at all. Keep in mind, when traveling, it is important to be smart; trust your gut, be aware of your surroundings and if something seems off, it probably is.
You already know this: Krakow is much like the rest of Poland in that it has a lively nightlife that doesn’t break the bank. Poland, and especially Warsaw, Wrocław and Krakow, are one of the best places to party in Europe!
Krakow itselfs attracts a much larger number of visitors than the nation’s capital, Warsaw. Krakow’s popularity may be attributed to a number of factors, including its fantastically well-preserved historical core, its excellent culture, and its location in close proximity to the notorious Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. On that note, Warsaw has been destroyed by 87% by the Nazis and had to be rebuild. Find here our complete guide to best hostels in Warsaw.
Back to the nightlife, Krakow is home to a fantastic party hostels, each with its own character and vibe. To save you the trouble of researching, we have compiled a list of the top 4 party hostels Krakow has to offer. So, let’s get going!
Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel makes it to number one on our list of best party hostels in Krakow Poland. Hostelz even lists this one as the top-rated #1 hostel in town. BOOM!
Located in the heart of old town, Krakow’s favorite area for backpackers, Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel is within walking distance from a brilliant choice of Krakow nightlife spots. Check the map we have created for you for more details.
When you arrive at Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel, you’ll be greeted by a buzzing team of staff ready to make your experience a one to remember (or forget, depending on how much you can handle your drink!). They’ll be bringing up the vibes all day to make sure that you’re in the mood for the nightly pub crawl.
Greg and Tom Hostel Krakow takes our top spot for Krakow party hostels not just for the wild antics it encourages during your stay. They also provide free breakfast and dinner, but they also serve FREE BEER after 9pm!
There’s also a buzzing pub and restaurant on-site, where you can pre-drink with the crazy bartenders and meet fellow backpackers and locals alike.
When you’re ready to crash after a wild night in Krakow, Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel has comfortable dorms to choose from. Prices are reasonable for Europe starting from just $17/night… Quite the bargain when you get free food and beer.
The Little Havana Party Hostel brings a touch of Cuba to your Polish partying experience. Sponsored by Havana Club rum, you won’t be short of delicious cocktails and good times during your stay.
The Little Havana Party Hostel is amazing value for money. Dorm beds start from just $9/night and you’ll find yourself a beer for less than $2 at one of the hostel bars. You really will struggle to find cheaper options anywhere in Europe!
You’re not swapping location for low prices either. This party hostel in Krakow is located in the heart of Krakow’s Old Town. You will be surrounded by some of the best bars on the Krakow nightlife scene and in an area bouncing with backpackers.
As well as enough beds for more than 125 party-goers, The Little Havana Party Hostel has a choice of three bars that are nestled within its colonial style decor.
There’s always something going on at The Little Havana Party Hostel. Evening activities include beer pong & flip cup tournaments, karaoke nights, trivia nights, and foosball tournaments.
There’s a pub crawl every night where you’ll be able to drink unlimited Havana Club and access a handful of Krakow’s best nightclubs (with a free shot at every club) for less than $15pp. If you’re lucky enough to be staying over the weekend, The Little Havana Party Hostel hosts a boat party every saturday night during the summer months.
The Little Havana Party Club brings a unique vibe to your European backpacking venture. As soon as you check-in to The Little Havana Party Club, we’re pretty sure you’ll see why it takes a top spot on our list of best party hostels in Krakow.
Bringing more revelry to our list of best party hostels in Krakow, Greg & Tom is back taking another top spot with its Party Hostel. We’re sure the name gives it away, but you can expect more debauchery during your stay at Greg & Tom Party Hostel.
Located close to Market Square, a central point in Krakow, you’re close to all the bars and clubs (and not too far from the Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel to join together for added debauchery). Yet again, make sure you check the interactive map we have created for you.
What makes this a particularly cool hostel is that it is also hosting refugees escaping Ukraine, so you’re not only getting a good party but know your money is going to a good cause, too.
Greg & Tom Party Hostel is just as comfortable as Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel… And, to be honest, it’s a really close call as to which is our favorite. Here, there’s a range of dorm rooms where you can choose from mixed 4-bed, 8-bed, or 10-bed, with prices starting at around $17/night. There’s also free breakfast and dinner for guests, so you’re getting a really good bang for your buck.
Greg & Tom Party Hostel also has two common rooms where you can turn a Nintendo Wii game into a drinking game, or nurse your hangover watching Netflix.
I’m sure if you’ve read this far, you wouldn’t be here if you’re looking for a relaxing stay. Because you’ll certainly not find one here. Music and rowdiness will continue until around 11pm before the party moves out into Krakow center.
You can expect at Greg & Tom Party Hostel:
Top Location (old town!)
Fun activities like Nintendo Wii game into a drinking game
Last but not least: Let’s Rock Party Hostel. It is another one of our favorite Krakow party hostels. We enyjoed it for its sociable vibes and friendly atmosphere, perfect for meeting new people before a night out.
Let’s Rock Party Hostel has its own beer garden where you can enjoy a cold beer and make the most of the Polish summer, before moving down to the basement bar to start the nightly pub crawl and karaoke! You may hit jackpot depending on when you stay and get to enjoy some vodka tasting or a sangria night, too.
Let’s Rock Party Hostel has a bright interior creating a fun vibe throughout the hostel. There’s a choice of clean and simple dorms, ranging from 4-bed to 14-bed capacity, with prices starting from just $13/night.
The staff at Let’s Rock Party Hostel are really friendly, creating a sociable yet safe space to let loose during your stay. The hostel is located in close proximity to the best bars and clubs that Krakow nightlife has to offer, within walking distance of the main square.
You’re in for a whale of a time when you stay at Let’s Rock Party Hostel! Check out their Facebook page and their Hostelworld profile for some epic photos that will give you a good sense of what you can expect when you stay at one of the best party hostels.
Are you still looking for the most amazing hostels in Krakow? There are quite a few to choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down to what we consider to be the best of the best when it comes to party Krakow hostels.
Again, this guide you are reading covers the partying hostels. We also wrote a big guide to the top-rated hostels in Krakow here. It is our main guide, covering hostels for female solo-travelers and more.
We want the best for you and you know that’s true! So, have a look at these hostels Krakow has to offer.
Note: Sadly, if you are looking for The Secret Garden Hostel and Momotown Hostel Krakow, they have closed.
Atlantis Hostel Krakow
Atlantis Hostel is located in Kraków, Lesser Poland, in a rebuilt historic building about 500 metres from Wawel Royal Castle and less than 1 kilometre from St. Mary’s Basilica. There’s a common kitchen and living area, plus there’s a 24-hour front desk and complimentary WiFi.
There are both private rooms and dorms available at the hostel, and guests may use the common or their own restrooms. Televisions and air conditioning are available in certain accommodations. The hostel provides a continental breakfast to its guests.
Luggage storage is offered at no cost. Both tea and coffee are on the house for guests to use.
Town Hall Tower, Main Market Square, and Lost Souls Alley are all within walking distance of the Atlantis Hostel. John Paul II International Kraków-Balice Airport is 10 miles from the hotel.
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
We know we’re here to talk partying, but Krakow is a culturally-rich city with some must-see attractions and must-do activities. We recommend bottling up some energy to explore the city’s charm and everything it has to offer.
Old Town, Krakow
Must-see! We recommend taking one of the many free walking tours to get to know the city. It is always a good idea to do this on your first day. The tours usually start around 10am or 11am. Just ask your hostel reception which tour they recommend. Keep in mind, a free walking tour is tip-based. Around 5$ to 10$ per person is a solid tip.
There’s an abundance of bars and nightclubs to choose from, many of which you’ll be hitting up as part of your hostel pub crawl. One super popular club is FOUR, located in the Old Town (Stare Miasto).
Check out the trippy interior of Choice Club, karaoke at Club Jaszczury, or roam the three floors of electro at Prozak 2.0. No matter where you end up, there’s plenty of choices for Krakow nightlife throughout Old Town to entertain you every night of the week.
During the day, there is free walking tours that will guide you through the city’s history and archaic buildings. St. Mary’s is a 14th century two-story church that captures Polish gothic architecture styles and tells a traditional tale through its walls.
If you’re visiting Krakow during the summer months, you’ll also find flea markets and street food vendors crowding the square. There’s also a good choice of cafes and restaurants to enjoy along the way.
Wander Through Kazimierz
This is the heart of Krakow nightlife, and my personally favorite area in the city.
Kazimierz is Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, bringing together an eclectic mix of painful history and modern-day bohemian charm. You’ll find an abundance of quirky coffee shops, hipster bars, and quality restaurants as you walk through Kazimierz.
There’s a creative feel to Kazimierz and you’ll find cool murials dispersed throughout the streets that you wander.
The iconic Schindler’s List was also filmed in Krakow’s Jewish Quarter. Visit Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory to learn more about the story behind the film. Two museums are located within the factory; the Museum of Contempory Art in Krakow (in the former workshops) and part of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow.
Schindler’s Enamel Factory is around 10 minutes walk from here. Totally worth it your time and money.
Well, it’s more fun to talk about partys, but this is also part of it. Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is a harrowing experience not to be missed during your visit to the Krakow.
The infamous concentration camp was the largest of its kind operated by Nazi Germany during their occupation of Poland throughout the Second World War. The musem, located at the site of the concentration camp where relics have been preserved, tells the heartbreaking story of over 1.1 million Jews who lost their lives during the Nazi rule.
Visiting Auschwitz will shed a whole different light on your visit to Poland and allow you to deepen your understanding of the country and its history. You’re likely to appreciate your journey to Krakow much more after a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.
We strongly recommend not visiting Auschwitz if you’re hungover. It’s an emotional day that most hangovers will not be able to handle.
Transport in Krakow – Walk and Tram
Krakow is a really easy city to explore with a choice of affordable and reliable transport options.
First of all, Krakow is a very walkable city. The furthest you’ll find yourself walking is approximately a 30-minute walk between Old Town and Kazimierz, and there’s plenty to see inbetween. Of course, there’s more to explore outside of the city’s main attractions, but that will depend on how much time you have and what you’re looking to get out of your time.
If you prefer to take public transport, there’s also an integrated bus and tram system that run until early hours of the morning. You’ll find self-service ticket machines at all major stops where you can buy an affordable ticket to take you to all corners of Krakow.
There’s also a Krakow Tourist Card that permits unlimited travel on all trams and buses, plus free entry to a selection of museums. We only recommend purchasing a tourist card if you intend to visit a good amount of the attractions included, otherwise it’s cheaper to pay as you go if you’re only looking to use the travel services.
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Krakow.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Krakow
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Krakow best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
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Our Favorite Hostels in Krakow put on a map + sights
Let us have a look at the map. As promised, below, we list all party hostels and the best hostels in Krakow on a map. Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
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Our Insider Tips
There you have it! If you’re looking for some fun in Krakow, our best rated Krakow party hostels are guaranteed to show you a good time.
Because of the party nature of these hostels, we must tell you that all of the above mentioned have age restrictions for guests. This is predominantly between the ages of 18 to 40 years old, but please check with your chosen hostel before booking.
Krakow is a truly amazing city for anyone backpacking through Europe. Travel through the city’s history, from a distressing past to vibrant present, and experience all Krakow has to offer.
Krakow nightlife remains one of our favorite places to enjoy Poland after dark. Move from the trendy bars to energetic clubs, and revel with fellow backpackers during your stay at one of our favourite Krakow party hostels.
You’re guaranteed good times when you stay at any of our selected best party hostels in Krakow. Get involved, join the activities, embrace the pub crawl, and charge the clubs with like-minded travellers and hosts for a memorable time in Krakow.
As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “best hostels in Krakow“. Here we share the absolute best ones:
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what. At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by.