Best Hotels and Hostels in Warsaw Poland

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Whether you’re looking for the best hotel in Warsaw or the best cheap hostel in Warsaw, we’ve got you covered.

With this guide to the best cheap hostels in Warsaw and the best hotels in Warsaw (view more here), I want to provide a good answer to all of you who are wondering about where to stay in Warsaw for a short period of time. 

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The method I used to select the best Hostels and Hotels in Warsaw

There are a lot of great hostels and hotels in Warsaw but I selected what I think are the best. I went through thousands of reviews and selected the following hotels taking in consideration the following conditions:

  1. Central location (either close to the central station or to the old town).
  2. Best value for money.
  3. Great standard of cleanliness
  4. Good Comfort
  5. Staff friendliness
  6. Facilities

I either stayed or visited almost all of the hostel and hotels listed in this article and I personally talked to the owners or to the hotel management and staff. This article contains my own opinion, after selecting all the hotels which excelled at the above conditions.

All the hotels with an average review below 8.0 on booking.com were excluded from the research.

The “traveler personas” looking for a hotel in Warsaw

In order to provide you with the best answer possible, I defined a series of “traveler personas” which should cover the whole spectrum of people interested in staying in a hotel or a hostel.

The personas I identified are:

  • the backpacker: the backpacker has a continuous itch for travel. To satisfy his need to travel he/she needs to keep expenses to the minimum. The backpacker also cares about socializing, meeting people and exploring the city. He/she travels solo or in a group.
  • the party animal: He values socializing and obviously partying. For the sake of a very good night out, it is sometimes worthy to waste a day in bed for a big hangover. The party animal travels solo or in a group.
  • the couple: The couple cares about socializing and exploring the city. But also values privacy, nice dinners and relax.
  • The family: The family cares about having bigger rooms, privacy, and silence.
  • The businessman: The businessman needs good internet, privacy, a parking lot, a good restaurant and maybe a conference room. He doesn’t have time to visit, but he needs to be in a central location and well connected to the airport.
  • the luxury tourist: he values comfort, delightful dinners, the best service and big luxurious rooms. For the luxury tourist, the hotel is not just a hotel, it’s an experience.

The price ranges of the selected hostels and hotels

The accommodations fall in three separate price ranges:

  • Low budget options (hostels): between 10 and 40 euros
  • Mid budget: between 40 and 80 euros
  • High budget: between 80 and 160 euros

I also provided some recommendation for the very high-end, super duper expensive places, at the end of the article. I personally never slept there (and I will probably never do it cause, hem, can’t afford it) but it would be awesome.

Let’s get down to business.

The Best Cheap Hostels in Warsaw ($)

Oki Doki – Our choice as the best cheap hostel in Warsaw

Best for:

  • Backpacker
  • Party animal
  • Couple

hostels in warsawThis is arguably the best hostel in Warsaw. What makes it so good? The amazing staff. The central location. The original style. The competitive price. It was voted as one of the best hostels in the world in 2006!

Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple or a group of friends this is the hostel for you.

You can get cheap beer at the bar, socialize in the common room, join the pub crawl (organized by the hostel), play games, learn how to cook pierogi (traditional polish dumplings) or just use one of the desktop computer (you have to pay for computers but the wifi is free if you use your own device) to figure out your itinerary in the city.

This hostel is conveniently located in the center of Warsaw, nearby the central station so it’s a good place to start exploring the city.

What makes this hostel particularly unique, not only in Warsaw but in the whole world, are the rooms. Each private room is decorated in a different style: the photography room, the Danish room, the Japanese room, the football room.

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At Oki Doki each room is unique!

Which one will you get? Click here to book your room at Oki Doki.

Price for a double: around 30 euros (around 150 PLN)

Price for a bed in dormitory: 11/15 (around 50 PLN)

Dream Hostel Warsaw – Best cheap hostel near the Old Town

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Best for:

  • Backpacker
  • Couples

If you are interested in visiting mainly the old town, this hostel in Warsaw is your best choice, as it is located right next to it.

Dream Hostel is a modern hostel (recently purchased beds, brand new kitchen) which offers free high-speed wi-fi and social atmosphere. In the common room, you can find a very nice bar and daily events every night.

If you mainly want to meet other travelers, socialize and visit the old town, you should definitely get a room at Dream Hostel Warsaw.

Price for a double: around 40 euros (around 180 PLN)

Price for a bed in dormitory: 11/15 (around 50 PLN)

Warsaw Downtown Hostel – the coziest cheap hostel in Warsawhostels in warsaw

 Best for:

  • Backpacker
  • Couples


If you are looking for something a little bit quieter, this is your hostel of choice in Warsaw! While Warsaw Downtown Hostel is certainly not a party place like the Oki Doki, but it’s still very sociable and enjoyable. Every night the staff organizes themed nights in the cozy common areas. So No pub crawl and big nights drinking in this hostel, but instead a board game evening, a cooking class or a sangria night.

The staff of this hostel in Warsaw will provide you with a map and a lot of basic info about Warsaw.

The rooms the hostel are a bit small but functional and cozy! Get yours here.

Price for a double: around 30 euros (around 150 PLN)

Price for a bed in dormitory: 11/15 (around 50 PLN)

The best hotels in Warsaw city centre ($$) 

OSiR Polna – the best cheap hotel in Warsaw city centre

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Best for:

  • Family
  • Businessman

 If you are coming to Warsaw for business or if you have just relocated to Warsaw and you need somewhere to stay while you look for a flat, this could be the hotel in Warsaw that is best for you. OSiR Polna might not be the prettiest, but it gets its job done. It’s a central hotel, being located next to a metro station, it’s cheap, clean and peaceful.

This hotel in Warsaw is especially recommended for families because of the competitive triple and quadruple room rates.

This hotel offers quite a few perks that you wouldn’t expect at this price:

  • Private parking
  • Indoor Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Turkish / Steam Bath
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
    sauna
  • Conference room

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Price for a single: 45 € (around 200 PLN)

Price for a double: around 60 € (around 260 PLN)

Price for a triple: 70 € (around 300 PLN)

 You can get your room here.

Mercure Warszawa Centrum – the best mid-range hotel in the city center 

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Best for

  • Family
  • Couple
  • Businessman
  • Luxury seeker

 If you are looking for spacious rooms in the city centers under 100€ a night (for a double) this is the best hotel you can get in Warsaw. The breakfast is ridiculously expensive, so I don’t recommend it (just get out and you will find plenty of options at a fraction of the price), but the rest is more than worthy.  

 The rooms are spacious and complete with all you need. Some have a pretty nice view of the city.

In the hotel you will find pretty much everything to relax after an intense day exploring Warsaw:

  • Pool and Spa
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Library
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels

And for the most active of you, there is also a fitness center.

Find out more about the Mercure Warszawa Centrum here.

Price for a single: 80 € (around 350 PLN)

Price for a double: around 100 € (around 440 PLN)

 The Best High range hotels in Warsaw city centre($$$)

Hotel Polonia Palace –  Luxury in the mid range

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Wouldn’t you like to wake up in the morning and see this? I was amazed when I took this picture!

Best for:

  • Family
  • Couple
  • Businessman
  • Luxury seeker

Polonia palace is part of a lovingly restored early 20th-century palace which was declared architectural monument of Poland’s history and culture in 1965. When you’ll see the majestic facade, the charming lobby and the stunning view overlooking the Palace of Culture you won’t believe you paid so little to stay in such a special hotel in Warsaw.

The breakfast is one of the highlights of the hotel, make sure you eat it here at least one of the days.If you want to make sure you get a room in the Hotel Polonia Palace, you should book your room well in advance. You can book yours here.

Price for a single: 115 € (around 500 pln)

Price for a double: 115 € (around 500 pln)

Hotel Rialto – The most beautiful boutique hotel in Warsaw city center

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Best for:

  • Family
  • Couple
  • Businessman
  • Luxury seeker

The Hotel Rialto is perfectly maintained with an incredibly high degree of care in the details. It is “woody” with an Art Deco interior. This hotel gives you a taste of how pre-war Warsaw must have been.

The quality of the furniture in this hotel is great and there is a lot of original furniture restored to perfection.

This place has a great atmosphere and it is perfect for couples looking for an unforgettable stay.

This is a fantastic hotel and the price is much cheaper than it would be in a similar hotel in other European capitals. The rooms are not that expensive for a five-star hotel.

Price for a double room: Starting at 160 euros (750 PLN)

Get your room here.

Warsaw Marriott Hotel – The best hotels for a view of Warsaw city center

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Best for:

  • Family
  • Couple
  • Businessman
  • Luxury seeker

The Warsaw Marriott Hotel in Warsaw is one of the tallest building in the city (at 170 meters) and it contributes in creating Warsaw’s characteristic skyline. But if you want to enjoy the best view of Warsaw you won’t see the Marriott hotel because… well, because you will be in the Marriott hotel. The view from here is one of the best because it includes the Palace of Culture, one of the symbols of post-war Warsaw and the most idiosyncratic building in Warsaw’s skyline.

Besides the view, the Marriott hotel has everything that a multinational hotel in its price range usually offers. Look at the pictures and find out this hotel in Warsaw here.

Price for a single: 160 € (around 700 PLN)

Price for a double: 160 € (around 700 PLN), yes, the same price (at the time of writing).

 Top Notch Hotels in Warsaw city centre ($$$$)

Super awesome and definitely worth mentioning are the Hotel Bristol and Intercontinental. The intercontinental being, in our opinion, the best of all the hotels in Warsaw

View more awesome ones here.

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Did you find your hostel or hotel in Warsaw?

If this guide wasn’t enough for you, and you prefer to go through thousands of reviews, I encourage you to go on booking.com or tripadvisor.com. 

The opinion expressed in this article is 100% independent and I wasn’t paid by any of the hotels or hostels listed here. I personally took and edited most of the pictures you see in this article. If you click on the links to booking.com or TripAdvisor and you book your stay I may receive a tiny percentage of the order at no additional cost to you. This helps to cover the costs of maintaining this site.

By | 2017-11-03T18:22:10+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Featured, Practical Matters|3 Comments

About the Author:

Hi! I am Federico, an Italian guy with a burning passion for Warsaw! Awesome to see you here!

3 Comments

  1. Bablofil March 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Thanks, great article.

    • Federico April 5, 2017 at 6:47 am - Reply

      Hi Bablofil, I’m glad you liked it!

  2. Otto May 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Great post. During my first trip to Poland I used some recommendations from the internet, because I didn’t know Warsaw well. Your website was one of the most useful 🙂

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