Warsaw Hotels and Accommodation
(Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland)
The accommodation in the Warsaw of today has improved greatly when compared to 20 years ago, and an increasing number of mid-range hotels have now joined the plentiful top-end hotels and budget hostels. The supply of upmarket hotels in Warsaw has now started to actually outstrip the demand and so you may well be able to negotiate a sizable discount when you book your room.
Although there is now a much more mid-range accommodation, lots of these modern hotels are fairly basic with little character, being simply functional at best. The same can be said for Warsaw's numerous independent backpacker hostels, although for many the cheap price more than makes up for the location and lack of atmosphere. Tourist information desks are available at both the Warszawa Centralna railway station and Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport, and staff here will be happy to help you book your accommodation.
Where to Stay
A large choice of five-star accommodation is concentrated around the financial district of Warsaw and apart from this area, the city of Warsaw does not really feature any specific 'hotel district' as such. Instead, the many lodging options are to be found all around Warsaw and the Old Town area.
However, the Praga neighbourhood boasts a definite burgeoning hotel scene and this part of Warsaw is easy to reach by tram, lying across the River Vistula and relatively near to the Old Town.
For youth hostels, head to the southerly side of Old Town Warsaw, where popular choices include the Oki Doki Hostel on the Plac Dabrowskiego and the Smolna Youth Hostel on the Smolna Ulitsa.
Further budget accommodation and hostels can be found to the south of Al Jerozolimskie and within the westerly suburbs of Warsaw, while for some of the most popular mid-range hotels, the Praga neighbourhood has many good choices. These include the Arkadia, Felix and Praski hotels. Also look out for the exceptional Hotel Rialto on Ulitsa Wilcza, which is advertised as the very first boutique hotel in the whole of Poland and features around 40 guest rooms with countless period Art Deco features.