The 8 Best Hostels in Krakow

Updated on: April 17, 2024 by Mick

Krakow is Poland's second-largest city and one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Europe. My guide to the best hostels in Krakow will help you choose a hostel that best suits your needs.

Best Hostels in Krakow - Quick Answers

Here's a summary of the best hostels in Krakow organized into different categories:

General Information on Hostels in Krakow

Krakow has some very unique hostels and many different types of hostels..  As Krakow is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Europe, there is a large selection of hostels. These hostels are ideal places for both backpackers and budget travelers to stay.

Nearly all hostels in Krakow include breakfast in the room price and very few hostels have female-only dorm rooms.

All the hostels listed below have wifi included and all offer a bed in a dorm room for between €10 to €23 per night. The overall standard of hostels in Krakow is very good.

Here are some of the things you should consider before booking a hostel in Krakow.

  1. Price - Krakow has some of the cheapest hostels in Central Europe. A bed in a dorm room starts at as little as €10 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay €15 to €25 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds).
  2. Location - Krakow is a medium-sized city but it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
  3. Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Krakow offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff - Most hostels in Krakow have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.
  5. Curfews and Cleaning - Some hostels in Krakow still have a curfew in place, normally at 12 midnight. But more and more Krakow hostels are getting rid of this outdated policy. Some hostels in Krakow have a "lockout period" in which they close from 12 noon to 4 pm for cleaning.

The Best Hostels in Krakow

Here’s my comprehensive guide to the best hostels in Krakow:

1. Greg & Tom Hostel

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Greg & Tom Hostel is a 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.

Greg & Tom Hostel is one of the best hostels in Krakow for solo female travellers because they offer chic female-only dorms. It also happens to be one of the best hostels in Europe.

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The hostel offers 4 and 6-bed dorms. The cost of a bed in a dorm at this hostel is a little more expensive than most other hostels in Krakow but the price includes a free breakfast. What makes this hostel stand out is its super friendly and helpful staff.

Their 2 sister hostels: Greg & Tom Beer House Hostel and Greg & Tom Party Hostel are almost as good.

Dorms from €23.00

2. The Little Havana Party Hostel

Best Hostels in Krakow - The Little Havana Party Hostel

The Little Havana Party Hostel is located in the middle of the Old Town, less than 100 meters from the Main Market Square.

They have an on-site bar and organize regular pub crawls. As a cure for your hangover, they serve a free breakfast every morning.

Best Hostels in Krakow - The Little Havana Party Hostel

They have mixed and female-only dorm rooms and all dorm beds have large lockers where you can store your belongings securely.

There is a super cool common room and you can also avail of their guest kitchen.

Little Havana is one of the best hostels in Krakow for party-goers because of its lively bar.

Dorms from €12.00

3. Mosquito Hostel

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Mosquito Hostel is a multi-award winning hostel and easily one the best hostels in Krakow. It's 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 linen, a reading lamp, and a power-point. They are many common areas and you can avail of their fully equipped kitchen.

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Other amenities include helpful multilingual staff, 24/7 reception, and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

The stand-out feature of these hostels is the vast amount of FREE amenities/services which include 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, Privates from €48.00

4. Let’s Rock Hostel

Best Hostels in Krakow - Lets Rock Hostel Krakow

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.

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.

Best Hostels in Krakow - Lets Rock Hostel Krakow

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 complimentary breakfast, free wifi, free linen, free lockers, free coffee and tea anytime, a free walking tour, and free events.

Dorms from €17.00

5. Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel

Best Hostels in Krakow - Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel

Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel is located in the laid-back Kleparz district of Krakow. It's just a 15-minute walk to Krakow's main square.

Best Hostels in Krakow - Dizzy Daisy Downtown Hostel

Choose between a 6, 8, or 10-bed mixed dorm. All dorm beds have their own power point, reading light, and shelf. All dorms also come with private lockers, bedding and towels are included.

If you want more privacy, then you can stay in one of their private rooms which starts at only €20.10 per night.

Other amenities include laundry facilities, free luggage storage, and vending machine. In the summertime, you can chill out on their outdoor terrace.

Dorms from €14.00, Privates from €41.00

6. Atlantis Hostel

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Atlantis Hostel is the best cheap hostel in Krakow. It is 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.

Hostels in Krakow - Atlantis Hostel

Atlantis Hostel offers 4, 6, 8, and 10-bed dorm rooms. They have a large selection of private rooms. They do offer very good value as dorm beds start at only €10.00 per night and Privates start at €39.00.

Atlantis Hostel is one of the best hostels in Krakow for backpackers who are on a tight budget as a bed in a dorm room starts at only €10.00 per night.

Dorms from €10.00, Privates from €39.00

7. Bubble Hostel

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Bubble Hostel is located bang in the centre of Krakow just steps from Czartoryski Museum, Florian’s Gate, and Krakow Barbican. The Town Hall Tower and Main Gate Square are just a 10-minute walk away.

The rooms are bright, immaculately clean and the mattresses on the beds are very comfortable. Other services/amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi throughout the building. But the main advantage of this hostel is the free breakfast.

Best Hostels in Krakow - Bubble Hostel Dorm Room

They offer a wide variety of dorm rooms including female-only dorms ideal for the solo female backpacker.

Dorms from €14.00, Privates from €52.00

8. Lorf Hostel&Coffee

Best Hostels in Krakow - Lorf Hostel Coffee Reception

Lorf Hostel&Coffee is conveniently located in the Stare Miasto district (center) of Krakow only a 5-minute walk from Main Market Square. It is also close to the main train station.

Best Hostels in Krakow - Lorf Hostel Coffee Dorm Room

This hostel is kept impeccably clean. The staff at reception are very helpful and informative. They have a large selection of dorm rooms. Each bunk comes with its own power point, night lamp, and privacy curtain.

Dorms from €12.00, Privates from €39.00

Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Krakow

I hope this list of the best hostels in Krakow 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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