The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw's Old Town Square is a triumph of post-war reconstruction | Courtesy of © Peter Forsberg / Expedia
Poland is one of the best budget-friendly countries in Europe. Its vibrant capital, Warsaw, is less visited than Krakow, but well worth a visit. Explore the colourful, Unesco-protected Old Town – best viewed from the lofty Palace of Culture and Science – try some delicious pierogi and visit quirky Plac Hipstera. The quaint bookstores and cafes of Praga are well worth a browse, and you can spend the day sunbathing like a local in Łazienki Park. For somewhere to stay, try these cheap hotels in Poland’s largest city, bookable on Culture Trip.
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Fans of clean lines and industrial-themed design won’t be disappointed with Arche Hotel Geologiczna. Bare concrete and blue highlights define the aesthetic of this property, located near Warsaw’s Chopin Airport. The dog-friendly rooms are large, with high ceilings for an airy feel. There’s also a small kitchen annexe for folks who want to cook some grub before catching a flight.
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The Reytan Hotel, situated in Stary Mokotow, near Park Morskie Oko’s picturesque lakeside promenades, is a little over 20 minutes by tram to the city centre. This quiet, modern hotel has two separate buildings, with premium accommodations in the main building and standard rooms next door. The rooms are bright and cheery, decorated with different types of wood panelling. The courtyard, connecting the two buildings, is a lovely green spot in spring and summer.
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No.4 Residence — on the northern edge of the very fashionable Śródmieście Południowe neighbourhood — offers decent views of the Vistula River. The hotel houses 22 spacious apartments with kitchenettes and dishwashers. Rooms and common areas feature an abundance of colourful retro decor, as well as art in the style of 20th-century Polish painter Henryk Stażewski. It’s an undeniably chic place to stay in the centre of Warsaw, proving that cheap hotels in Poland can pack a punch.
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The 148-room Puro Warszawa is a glossy design hotel, highlighting hip art from local artists. Potted plants, marble pillars, giant old-school maps of Warsaw on the walls, plus a cheerful lobby with a garden vibe help define this property’s unique character. The Magari restaurant serves Italian cuisine including roasted lamb loin and duck with fresh rosemary ravioli. The lovely open-air Loreta rooftop bar keeps the green theme alive, making it one of the coolest spots to hang out in the capital.
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Moxy, in Warsaw’s Praga district, let’s you check in right at the bar, with a courtesy cocktail on arrival. This trendy Marriott hotel was built in an old vodka distillery. Pink and purple lights, neon, plus lots of pop-art decor make this a whimsical place to stay. The decent-sized post-industrial rooms tone the colours down a bit in favour of more muted wood-themed shades, although overall, this hotel’s ambience is playful and vibrant.
Vienna House Mokotow Warsaw
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If you dig glass-enclosed conservatories, the industrial-style decor of this cheap hotel in Poland’s capital should suit you nicely. Greenery clings to the walls and ceiling in the lobby and communal spaces, while the Greenhouse restaurant, on the ground floor, specializes in locally sourced ingredients. Solo travellers can choose a well-lit classic room for shorter trips, and the hotel is also conveniently close to the airport. Book a suite with a kitchenette and lounge area for extended stays.
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Deep in the cultural centre of Warsaw, Level Rooms is a stripped-down, minimalist place to lay your head at night. It’s also extremely automated: you’ll need special codes to access different spaces. The hotel houses 14 rooms of various dimensions to accommodate different-sized groups. Red, blue and yellow raised blocks adorn the walls. Enjoy an à la carte breakfast each morning before you start the day’s explorations.
Platinum Hotel & Residence Wilanów
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The Platinum Hotel is a modern, cheap option in the Wilanów neighbourhood of Warsaw, in the south of the city. It’s just 2km (1.3mi) from the famous 17th-century Wilanów Palace. All of the rooms are bright, open-plan and minimalist. Choose from classic doubles to studio apartments with kitchens for extended stays. Underground parking is provided and a buffet breakfast is available daily for a surcharge.
Jonny Blair contributed additional reporting to this article.
These recommendations were updated on March 9, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.