The best holiday accommodation in Krakow is readily available for you through Likibu, whether a short-term apartment rental, a youth hostel in the city, or something more. Visit this historic city and stay in one of our many holiday rentals around the beautiful old town to get the best possible experience for low-cost. Take in the beautiful architecture while appreciating true Polish culture.
Come to Krakow to explore its beautiful architecture!
In visiting Krakow, you can appreciate not just the intense history that the city is steeped in, but also the warmth of modest Polish culture, which is as welcoming as it is charming. The opportunities are limitless for an amazing holiday, with the chance to stay in a luxury holiday rental by the old town for a getaway, a Bed and Breakfast in Stare Miasto for a couple's trip, or a hostel in the old town to get the chance to meet people while you travel. With the country being generally both attractive and affordable, there is ample cheap accommodation available across Krakow. Don't miss the chance to find the best holiday rentals in Krakow using Likibu.
When to go?
The climate in Krakow follows four clear and distinct seasons, with a hot and humid summer, but a very cold and snowy winter season, which can drop to -20°C at times and faces higher pollution. To avoid a frosty winter, it's best to visit Krakow somewhere between the spring and the summer, during the months of around April through to August. While the heat can rise to 35°C at times, there are enough air-conditioned restaurants and shops to find a well-deserved cooling break.
How to get there:
Krakow is located in the south of Poland, accessible by flight, train, or bus from all across Europe. Krakow Airport is the second largest in Poland and caters to upwards of 5,000,000 passengers from all over the world, every year, across 20 different carriers (including BA, Ryanair, and Lufthansa) and 101 different routes. Wherever you are, a flight route to Krakow is guaranteed. Not to mention, if you're in continental Europe, trains can be sourced for much cheaper, with the Central Train Station located just outside of the historic old town. Furthermore, bus routes from Eurolines, Flixbus, and Ecolines are available always for cheap - don't miss your chance.
Getting around in Krakow:
As the city is not too small, you can potentially see the whole city centre by foot, giving you the chance for a relaxing walk along the beautiful Royal Way or Planty Park on the way from your luxury holiday rental. If you'd rather take public transport however, Krakow has a well-equipped and extensive network of tram and bus lines running all day and night. When boarding public transport, remember to purchase your ticket at the stop beforehand, and to stamp it once you have done. Taxis are also reliable and relatively cheap for short distance but be sure to only enter those with a sign on the roof and a sticker on the rear passenger window with prices.
Where to Stay in Krakow:
The Old Town itself is not only one of Krakow's main tourist attractions, but also home to a number of cheap and affordable hostels and apartments to rent. Staying in this registered UNESCO world heritage site will put you just nearby to some of the 7 beautiful palaces in Krakow centre, as well as several medieval squares which host regular marketplaces where you can buy souvenirs. Take a look at our short-term rentals in the area to find a beautiful place to get away.
Kazimierz is an area just outside of the Old Town, perfect for holiday accommodation in Krakow, and ideally situated for those who'd like easy access to the city centre while also experiencing the culture of Krakow's former Jewish and Christian quarters. Visit some of the many historical local synagogues or the Galicia Jewish Museum for a better understanding of these areas, perhaps after visiting place Novy for some of the best street-food in Krakow. Book cheap accommodation in the area by looking through Likibu's list of apartments and B&B holiday rentals.
Look for luxury holiday rentals in Krakow using Likibu, where you can find high quality accommodation in Zwierzyniec, in West Krakow, which surrounds the outskirts of the Old Town and Kazimierz. Here you can not only quickly venture into the old town using public transport if you fancy visiting some top restaurants and bars, but also the greenest parts of Krakow, such as Blonia Park, not far from some of Likibu's holiday rentals.
What Activities to do:
Make sure to spend some time in Kazimierz, where you can lose yourself down the winding tight streets as you experience true Jewish culture in Poland. With numerous synagogues and Jewish museums and galleries, this rich and vibrant part of Krakow will give you a warm welcome to the city. Make sure to get some good street-food and to visit the Old Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Poland and a museum to Jewish life.
Just outside Krakow, the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is a harrowing yet undeniably necessary visit, that everyone should go to at least once to truly understand the history of World War 2 and of the Jewish community within Poland. With an integrated museum tour this is a truly unique and shocking experience, while remaining undeniably educational. Be sure to set aside one full day for this experience, and to book a guide to lead you.
Old Town Walk
The Old Town of Krakow is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the city, home to many of its most distinct historical landmarks. Be sure to take some time to explore this beautiful area, ideally by taking a walk along the Royal Way - a path that stretches from Florian's Gate, down Floria?ska, across the Rynek G?ówny, down Grodzka to the Wawel castle, all of which are must-sees during your time in the city. Once you've done that, perhaps continue your walk into the beautifulPlanty, a garden surrounding the entirety of the Old Town.
St. Mary's Basilica
One of the most famous churches in Poland, this striking building has two sharp towers, the taller of which is a piercing gothic spear coated in gold plating. This beautiful piece of historical gothic architecture is open to entry to the public, and you should not miss the opportunity to see the beautiful and intricately decorated interior. Make sure to catch sight of the bugler who appears at the top of the tower to play his horn every hour, on the hour - he may even give you a wave!