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Words & Swords is located in the center of Kraków, a few steps from the Main Market Square. Free WiFi access is available.

Shared bathroom comes with a hairdryer. You can enjoy city view from the rooms.

At Words & Swords you will find a shared kitchen. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. A trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau can be arranged at a surcharge.

If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out St. Florian's Gate (1,650 feet) and Cloth Hall (1,650 feet), as well as Wawel Royal Castle (0.9 mi). This property is 11 mi from Krakow - Balice Airport.

This is our guests' favorite part of Krakow, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Words & Swords has been welcoming guests since Jun 10, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Krakow, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Flight not in till 23.30 is it possible to get late check in?
    Hello, it is possible. Late check in cost extra 80 złotych. Regards,Magdalena
    Answered on January 17, 2020
  • Hello! We want to stay for a night (Fri-Sat) arriving Friday early morning (06:00). Would it be possible to use the free area for working (08:00-15:30..
    Dear Borja, we are working from 10 am, so if you would like to use free area before check in-you can do it after 10 am.Regards,Magdalena
    Answered on August 25, 2021
  • Witam dotrzemy do hostelu ok 24.00 w nocy czy jest to możliwe aby dostać klucz do pokoju.
    Oczywiście. Goście otrzymują dane do samodzielnego zameldowania się w okolicy godziny 13 w dniu przyjazdu.
    Answered on January 20, 2022
  • Hello, is this close to the centre of town? Thank you
    Hello. It is a city center.
    Answered on September 20, 2021
  • Hello! I am thinking of spending 5+ days in Krakow but will work online too, 06:00 to 14:00. How strong is the WiFi? Thank you David Rennie
    Hello! We do have very good and strong WiFi. Great for people working on line.
    Answered on August 31, 2020
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Amenities of Words & Swords
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Walk-in closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs PLN 60.0 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Words & Swords takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Words & Swords accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that breaking the smoking ban is subject to a penalty of PLN 500 and immediate cancellation of the booking.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Words & Swords of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Words & Swords

  • The prices at Words & Swords may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Words & Swords is 1,300 feet from the center of Krakow.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Words & Swords by:

    • Train 15min

  • Check-in at Words & Swords is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Words & Swords offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture