You will find amazing historic and cultural landmarks, some of the craziest parties in the world and incredible cheap hostels in Krakow! And, have we mentioned that Krakow is one of the cheapest cities in Europe?! Krakow is a real gem in the heart of Europe: former capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland for about five centuries, Krakow will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions among independent cafes, historical buildings and imperial squares; it will touch your soul on the nights spent sipping Polish beer and singing old songs with your new friends in one of the incredible Krakow hostels!
Hostels in Krakow are so beautiful and there are so many! They are also cheap and fun! You will have a hard time to pick the one right for you! Some of them are known for their incredible parties and pub crawls (obviously!), others for their relaxed and quite atmosphere but they are all full of colour, modern facilities, Wi-Fi and with dorms or private rooms if you are looking for some extra privacy!
There are so many areas to choose from as the city is fairly small and most of the hostels in Krakow are concentrated in the centre. The “Grzegórzki” is one of the most central parts of the cities, you will find streets full of shops and restaurants, the shopping mall and the famous Rondo Grzegózeckie. Another central area full of amazing hostels in Krakow is the so-called “Soho of Krakow”, the Kazimierz, rich with art exhibitions, museums, pubs and nightclubs!
Krakow has always been Poland's artistic and cultural centre, so your only problem will be prioritising during your visit. Here are some tips: start getting lost around the Old City, gaze at the beauty of the Wawel Cathedral (more than 900 years old), visit Europe’s largest square, the 10-acre Main Market Square and have a beer with your hostel mates! Read our blog for more things to do in Krakow.
Krakow is easy to walk around to get a full immersion into its history and modern vibes. If you feel tired or are coming back from a night out, taxis are much cheaper compared to other major European cities, or just jump on one of the buses or trams if you want to save some money and do how the locals do!