Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland, is famous for its beautiful bridges, vivid nightlife, bustling markets and awe-inspiring architecture. 2016’s ‘Capital of Culture’ is becoming a bigger draw for travelers every day, so be sure to book your stay well in advance at one our eight favorite hotels and hostels in Wroclaw’s historic Old Town.
Located in a tenant house in the old town, the magnificent Art Hotel is a work of art in itself, astonishing passersby with its architecture and guests with its fine interior. Authentic stone portals, elaborately painted doorways, and centuries-old paneled and stucco ceilings combine with modern furnishings and ornamental wall paintings for a truly stunning environment. Natural materials and delicate light strike a harmonious balance here, creating an exquisite environment for a romantic weekend away.
Price: Mid-Range Watch out for: Gorgeous artwork covering the walls
Located just a few steps from the Market Square, Granary Hotel combines convenience with pure luxury in its 47 suites, wellness center, and exclusive restaurant. Extra care was taken in the design to make each suite a unique experience, with every room offering its own particular character. With parts of the building dating to 16th century, Granary Hotel embodies a perfect marriage of antique refinement and modern indulgence.
Puro Hotel impresses with a modern exterior, and follows through with elegant, cosily contemporary rooms offering all the facilities you could ask for and more. This hotel puts extra care into creating warm social spaces for its guests: Puro’s lobby, kitchen, bar and garden are optimally designed for gathering and interacting with fellow guests. Bright colors, tons of natural light, and a casually elegant atmosphere make Puro Hotel a great choice for business trips, holidays and weekend getaways.
Price: Mid-Range/Luxury Watch out for: Puro’s onsite bar
24W Apartments is the best choice for those who prefer a seamless, private experience, versus the crowded communal comings and goings of hotels and hostels. These apartments are located all over Wroclaw (including but not limited to the Old Town), and vary in size to comfortable accommodate singles, couples, families and even groups of up to 12 people. Whatever your party’s size, your stay in a 24W room is sure to be a pleasant one thanks to their homey, nicely furnished rooms and fully equipped restrooms and dining facilities. Price: Mid-Range Watch out for: apartment facilities
Located in a 19th century building in the very centre of Wroclaw, Hostel Wratislavia embodies true Polish hospitality in a wide variety of accommodation options: from private rooms to dorms, this hostel is a cosy, affordable option with a space to suit every type of traveller. Their bright, modern rooms all include en suite bathroom facilities, and all guests have access to the hotel’s common room, laundry room, and a fully equipped kitchen.
Situated in the heart of Wroclaw’s Market Square – one of the biggest medieval market squares in all of Europe – Hotel Sofitel offers 205 luxury rooms, including 15 suites. The building itself is a fresh work of contemporary Polish architectural influences, adding to the hotel’s sense of unpretentious, up to date luxury. Your experience here will only be strengthened by the excellent staff, who are always available with helpful tips to make your visit to Wroclaw a memorable one.
Just five minutes on foot from the Market Square, Mleczarnia Hostel charms its guests with a funky, self-possessed send-up to 50s and 60 kitsch. Its décor may remind you of a holiday stay at your grandmother’s (the one with the more colorful past), thus creating a welcoming and home-like atmosphere. Quirky details, sweet knitted table clothes and velvet-covered chairs make sure that this hostel leaves a fun, vivid impression on its guests.
Watch out for: Klubokawiarnia, a popular nightclub affiliated with the hostel
Centrum Dikul Hotel is a great upscale accommodation option in central Wroclaw, also just fives minutes from the Market Square. Though recently renovated to provide cutting edge accommodations to its guests, Dikul’s beautiful, historic staircases remain intact to lead guests up to its spacious lobbies and bright, cheerful rooms. There are plenty of luxurious facilities to enjoy here, including on-site professional massages for total relaxation, and a sumptuous breakfast buffet.
The award-winning Europeum Hotel boasts 38 rooms suitable for all travelers, a gym for fitness nuts, complete conference venues for business trips, and a Finnish sauna for the overworked and overtired. All guests are encouraged to visit their much-praised on site restaurant Brasserie 27, which stays open around the clock to serve full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Whatever brings you to Wroclaw, this atmospheric, modern space offers impressive comforts for every taste.
Inspired by biker culture, Chopper Hostel is one of the few places in Poland where motorcyclists and motocross fans can feel truly at home (besides the highway), with accommodations split into 2-bedroom, 4-bedroom and 6-bedroom dormitories. Non-bikers will also find Chopper’s atmosphere refreshing, with its original décor and easygoing, freewheeling style. Be sure to stop in for a drink at the hotel bar before you hit the road again. Price: Mid-Range Watch out for: Chopper Bar