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Krakow Budget Hotels

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  • The 10 Best Budget Hotels in Krakow, Poland

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  • Its very central to everything, it was cheap, clean, comfortable and the shower was excellent. A bar downstairs to have a night cap. Perfect for someone on a budget, we didnt spend much time in the room anyway so it was perfect for us. Towels we're changed and the bedding was clean. Plus they had everything needed in the room, hairdryer, microwave, coffee maker (which they provided free of charge) fridge, hob etc.

  • This is a fairly new hotel & therefor all fixtures , furnishings & décor in excellent condition. The staff we found to be very helpful & friendly. The restaurant food was mid price & very well prepared, excellent quality for the price. We found places to eat nearby to suit all budgets from ridiculously cheap but very tasty to fine dining at relatively reasonable prices. If you are considering a visit to Krakow I would thoroughly recommend it & this hotel.

  • We couldn't have picked a better spot, 5 minutes walk from the square in krakow. We arrived very late as our plane was delayed before taking off and also landing. But reception was very understanding and gave us the keys. Was very helpful aswel. Would stay again. This holiday was a very low budget one, so if your travelling cheap. This is a good choice x

  • Super cheap, perfect for budget travels

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Things to Do in Krakow

Climbing Kopiec Krakusa
This mysterious mound is the oldest man-made structure in Kraków. Theories about its origins vary, but many believe that it was built by Krak, the legendary king and founder of the city. Despite its relatively small size, it has great views over the cityscape below – and as a bonus, it’s completely free!
St. Mary’s Basilica
At noon every day, trumpets ring out at St. Mary’s. But the strange thing about this music is it stops halfway through, in tribute to the 13th-century Mongol attack on Kraków – when the trumpeter sounding the alarm call was shot mid-melody. Time your visit right to catch this "interrupted" city institution.
Plac Nowy
It might be Rynek Główny Square that makes the headlines, but Plac Nowy has the best street food hands down. In the middle of the square there’s a round building—nicknamed “the saucepan”—surrounded by little stalls selling “zapiekanka," a typical cheese and mushroom sandwich. Perfect for a quick and tasty lunch!
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Everything is cheap in Krakow.
Don't book tours! Do everything your own way if you really want to save. Poland's transportation system is very efficient. If you want to reach sites such as Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mines, there are countless of buses going to these sites during the day and you will only spend around 6-10 euros for a roundtrip fare! Though I would suggest you buy a one way ticket all the time if you don't want to wait long for the same bus company upon your return. Also, luxury apartments range from 35-50 euros a night, so if you're like me who likes a little bit of convenience and comfort with a budget-friendly price, scout for apartments like Zamkowa 15.
By tram and bus. Very easy to use but always remember to validate your ticket when you get on, they are very strict with this even though it is not always clear what you have to do. If you do not validate your ticket when you get on you will be liable to a fine if an inspector gets on, which he did when we were travelling and someone got taken off the bus
Grab a tram network map, buy a tram pass for the day and go and ride the trams all day. This way for the equivalent of just four pounds you can get to explore and see all the extremities; north south east and west for a full 24 hours on one ticket and just hop on and hop off wherever.
We stayed in the old city, which is nice & compact. Caught a tram within the 20 min zone & paid the equivalent of £2 for two people (not each) for a return journey.
Walk, step off the beaten track; no need for tour guides, unless you just want the experience. Get opinions from those who might be helpful.
Eat at a local "Milk Bar" - an old communist concept where you can stuff yourself with decent Polish food for basically no money at all
By foot. Everything is within comfortable amble.Good walking shoes essential.
you dont have to try very hard to travel cheap very budget friendly
Booking flight and hotel yourself

Krakow Highlights

Budget Friendly Travel
Feeling adventurous on your visit to Krakow? The Absynt Cafe & Drink Bar offers a memorable experience at very affordable prices.