Best areas to stay in Krakow, Poland
Since we love walking and exploring new places in cities on foot, we always choose apartments in central locations. In Krakow we recommend staying in the Old Town, Kazimierz or Grzegorzki. Grzegorzki adjoins the Old Town but it’s also a fairly large area so make sure you double-check if the accommodation you’re interested in is not too far away from the centre for you.
The Old Town (Stare Miasto)
The Old Town includes Main Square (Rynek), Planty Park with the adjoining streets and Kazimierz (the Jewish Quarter) which is often considered a separate district by travel guides. This is the place to stay if you don’t mind crowds making noise at night and if you want to be within walking distance of the main tourist attractions. Obviously this is also the most expensive area to stay in Krakow but stepping out of your apartment and having the best of Krakow at your door feels just great.
Mint Apartments • in Stolarska St. • just a few steps from Main Square (Rynek)
Laiko Apartments • in Warszawska St. • only 300 m from Planty Park • a fairly peaceful location despite its close proximity to the centre • Sweet Life American Bakery & Specialty Coffee Bar nearby
Crown Hill Apartments • in Starowislna St. • about 300 m from Planty • about 500 m from Main Square (Rynek) • have been getting great reviews from travellers from all over the world
Ivory Angel City Center • in Szlak St. • about 1 km from Planty Park • BonJour Cava (a French café) nearby
Relaks Apartamenty • in Dluga St. • right outside Planty Park • a very central location • frequently booked
Tukan Old Town • in Krowoderska St. • 150 m from Planty Park • about 1.5 km from Krakow Glowny (the main railway station)
atHome • in Pawia St. • close to the main railway and bus stations • a central but peaceful location • great reviews
Kazimierz (the Jewish Quarter)
This is the famous district by the Vistula River. It adjoins the Old Town so you’ll still be within walking distance of the main attractions. Kazimierz is known for its numerous cafes and restaurants and it’s a great place to stay if you like to have local bistros and bars within easy reach. There’s a special (some people call it magical) ambience about Kazimierz so booking your accommodation there will definitely let you get the feel of the place and Krakow in general. Please note that some streets in Kazimierz get particularly noisy at night.
Privilige Suites • in Kupa St. • about 700 m from Planty Park • about 1.5 km from Wawel Royal Castle • near the Remah Synagogue and Estery St. • plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs in the immediate vicinity
Kazimierz Secret Place • in Bozego Ciala St. • right in the heart of Kazimierz • about 1 km from Wawel Royal Castle
Beautiful Jewish District Apartment for 7 • in Plac Wolnica • in the centre of Kazimierz • about 1.5 km from Wawel Royal Castle • about 300 m from the pathway by the Vistula River
Kazimierz River View • in H. Wietora St. • about 100 m from the Vistula River • about 2 km from Wawel Royal Castle • about 700 m from the most popular streets in Kazimierz where restaurants and pubs are located • a quieter place to stay in Kazimierz
Horizon Apartments – Kazimierz Paradise • in Skawinska St. • about 200 m from the Vistula River • about 1.5 km from Wawel Royal Castle • another quieter location in Kazimierz
Grzegorzki is a triangular-shaped district that stretches between Galeria Kazimierz, Tauron Arena and Cracow University of Economics. It adjoins the Old Town (Stare Miasto) and can be easily reached by tram. Staying in the vicinity of Galeria Kazimierz is a good idea if you like walking or cycling because there a nice riverside pathway that will take you right to the heart of Kazimierz and farther to Wawel Royal Castle. Galeria Kazimierz is a large shopping centre where you’ll find clothing stores, restaurants, a gym, a swimming pool, a cinema, a hair salon and many more. It also offers free wi-fi.
Mateo Inn • in Grzegorzecka St. • about 1 km from Galeria Kazimierz • about 2 km from Planty Park • a beautiful one-bedroom apartment • has been getting great reviews
Bed&Bath Boulevard Apartments • in Masarska St. • about 500 m from Galeria Kazimierz • about 1.5 km from Planty Park
Apartamenty Grzegorzki Park • in Francesco Nullo St. • about 2 km from the Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University (Ogrod Botaniczny UJ) • about 3 km from Main Square (Rynek) • in Mogilska St. nearby you’ll find tram stops
Vistula Apartment • about 1.5 km from Planty Park • about 1 km from Galeria Kazimierz • near Rondo Grzegorzeckie (which means easy access to tram stops) • a walk to the centre will take about 25 minutes (less than 2 km)
Apartamenty Mercedes Inn • in Lazarza St. • about 800 m from Planty Park • about 1 km from Galeria Kazimierz • Hex nearby (a board game café)
Diamonds Deluxe Apartments • in Masarska St. • about 500 m from Galeria Kazimierz • about 1.5 km from Planty Park