Zabrze is one of a number of cities that makes up Poland’s Silesian Metropolis, along with nearby Gliwice and Chorzów. The city is famous for its football team, Górnik Zabrze, who have won the Polish league more than ten times and been in a European final. Aside from that, the mining tours are a great reason to visit, as Silesia is famous for its mines. This list will help you choose the best place to stay overnight in Zabrze.
The popular Ibis hotel chain has a prominent venue here in Zabrze. It is a large hotel with 114 air-conditioned rooms. The location is in the city centre, and only a 30-minute drive from Pyrzowice Airport. All rooms have a separate bathroom, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. The ground floor bar is open 24 hours a day, and the restaurant offers delicious burgers, pub grub and salads as well as a changing menu. All rooms also have a desk, a telephone and free toiletries. Parking is free, but breakfast is available for a surcharge.
The Hotel Diament in Zabrze has 39 rooms of different sizes and prices. There is a bar and restaurant on the ground floor that serves breakfast (for a surcharge), lunch and dinner. Room service is also available at limited times. There is a sauna in the hotel and a fitness centre. For those here to work, there are seven meeting rooms, a business centre, a computer station and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Weddings can also be held here, and there is a nice outdoor terrace. All rooms have free toiletries, a television, a telephone, a desk and free Wi-Fi. Bottled water is also provided, and there is ample car parking.
The Hotel Alpex is a mid-priced hotel option in Zabrze. The hotel has 39 rooms, a restaurant, a sauna and a pool table. There are also two meeting rooms for business customers. Breakfast is not included in the room price, but is available for a surcharge. There is a mini library and television in the common area, and all rooms have a television, a telephone, a desk and free Wi-Fi. Bottled water is also provided free of charge, and there is room service available during limited hours.
For a self-catering option, you can rent out an apartment at Apartamenty Zabrze. The location is great as it is only 500 metres from Zabrze train station and just 250 metres from Galeria Zabrze Shopping Centre. The apartments all have a fully equipped kitchenette, which includes a kettle, an oven and a fridge. There is even a washing machine and a desk. There is a television and free WiFi access throughout, and breakfast delivery can be arranged from a catering company for a small charge. There is also a park nearby, and the windows offer a great view over the city skyline.
For the budget backpacker or just those who love the hostel lifestyle, the Hostel Guido is a cool place to make new friends, chill out and save some cash. This is also an interesting choice, as it is the same company that organises the famous mining tours in the region. Indeed, the hostel is situated at the Guido Mine, so you won’t have to venture far! There are a total of 85 beds in 24 rooms, which include mixed and single-sex dorms. The three-bed rooms have a higher standard of bathroom. There is a shared kitchen, and there are restaurants and shops nearby. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception desk. Hostel Guido is a short bus ride or a 30-minute walk from the main train station.
The best centrally located hostel in Zabrze is the Kawuka Hostel. Nearby you can find the New Theatre, Platan Shopping Centre and Zabrze train station. The hostel was restored and reopened in 2014. There are 12 rooms here, each for between one to four people. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and a bistro located in the same building. Free parking is available, and the hostel reception is open 24 hours a day. It is a sociable place to meet fellow travellers with a common room and a television. It is also a very relaxed and cosy place to stay, with some quirky artwork adorning the walls.
With the name of this hotel translating as ‘green garden’, you can perhaps tell that Zielony Ogród is one of Zabrze’s more verdant and relaxing hotels. This is exactly the place to be to get some respite from city life and work. It is located halfway between Zabrze and neighbouring Gliwice. The outdoor gardens are full of trees, flowers and shrubs, making you truly feel surrounded by nature. Zielony Ogród’s excellent restaurant serves up delightful Polish dishes such as pierogi (Polish dumplings) and bigos (hunter’s stew) with a wide range of hot drinks, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages. The chefs are Polish, and the restaurant was named among the best restaurants in Poland for 2017. All rooms are spacious and comfortable, each with a television, a clean bathroom and free WiFi.