Krakow is home to centuries-old architecture that reflects a rich history dating back to the seventh century. Formerly the capital of Poland, this city is one of the tourist capitals of the world, and offers budget hotels for cash-conscious travellers.
Hotel Panorama in Lipińskiego 3 is a two-star hotel highly praised by critics and guests for its excellent service and delicious food, with breakfast and parking are included in its affordable rates. Other facilities are two conference rooms with television and free Internet, Finnish sauna, and a bar and restaurant. The hotel is close to bus stations, so guests can easily explore Krakow’s tourist attractions, including Wawel Castle only two kilometres away, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Jagiellonian University, nearby Tesco hypermarket, and a shopping gallery.
If not for its unbelievably low prices, Campanile Hotel in Św. Tomasza 34 may be mistaken for a premium luxury hotel. Unlike other low-cost hotels, Campanile has extravagant facilities such as 105 rooms with satellite television and Internet, an outdoor swimming pool, and a Finnish sauna offering various body treatments. Children can enjoy watching animated features, while adults are treated to a range of appetizing desserts and hot or cold drinks at the café.
Located in Langiewicza 6, the two-star Monika Hotel in Krakow offers low rates but doesn’t scrimp on services. Children under five get to stay free in the hotel, and guests get a free entrance to Krakow’s Aqua Park for 30 minutes, or a one-hour admission ticket with a 50 percent discount. Cookouts and picnics can be held in the hotel’s barbecue and garden.
Another economical choice on your Krakow holiday is Zajazd Srebrna Góra, a one-star hotel outside the city centre. Famous for its 30-year-old restaurant, this hotel includes a children’s playground, Jacuzzi, and barbecue facilities. Free in-room Internet and packed lunches are available too.
Other Krakow hotels that are easy on the pockets are Junior Krakus (one-star hotel in Podgorze district), Bona (two-star hotel in Old Town), and Santorini (three-star hotel in District XVI – Bienczyce).