Where to stay in Warsaw – What you need to know

Warsaw is the capital and largest city in Poland.

It’s one of the cultural hubs of Eastern Europe.

Warsaw is 350 kilometers from the Carpathian Mountains, on the banks of the Wisła River. It is known for its historic center, its tall skyscrapers and its historical and cultural wealth, product of a turbulent history.

Best areas to stay in Warsaw - Top districts and hotels

Best areas to stay in Warsaw – Top districts and hotels

Warsaw has a continental climate. Winters are very cold and summers are cool. June and August are the hottest months, July is very rainy and the winter is long, cold and windy.

The Polish capital, with its Historical Quarter, heavily reconstructed after the Second World War, has a wealth of Gothic, Neoclassical and Renaissance palaces, churches and mansions.

Warsaw’s best-known monuments are its Old Town Square, Castle Square, Royal Palace, Krakowskie Przedmiscie Street, the Uprising Museum, the Palace of Culture and the Wilanow Palace.

Warsaw stands out for its broad avenues. Every corner of the city is well connected by bus, tram or metro.

A recommended area to stay in Warsaw is the Historic Center, divided into two neighborhoods called Stare Miasto and Nowe Miasto, forming the Sródmiescie District. See accommodation in Warsaw’s Old Town.

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Best areas to stay in Warsaw

1. Recommended area: Sródmiescie & Stare Miasto (Old Town)

Sródmiescie is the central district of Warsaw, made up of two of the most famous and important districts in the city.

Sródmiescie comprises Stare Miasto (Old Town), next to the Vistula river bank and Nowe Miasto or New Town, to the north of the district.

Sródmiescie is the most attractive part of Warsaw. The heart of Stare Miasto is connected to Nove Miasto by Freta Street, a walled area famous for its medieval architecture.

The heart of Stare Miasto can be found in Rynek Starego Miasta (Market Square). Its charming and colorful medieval buildings, rebuilt after the Second World War, host several restaurants, cafes and shops.

To get closer to the history of Warsaw you can explore any of its churches, such as those of Saint Casimir and San Francis or its palaces like Raczynski or Sapieha. Romualda Traugutta park is located between the old and the new town.

Transportation in the center of Warsaw is dominated by the metro. This area has 7 stations: Ratusz Arsenal at the southern end, Swietokrzyska, Nowy Swiat-Uniwersytet, Rondo Onz and Centrum Nauki Kopernik in the center and the Politechnika station in the north.

This area also has tram and bus connections with lines distributed throughout Srodmiescie.

The center of Warsaw is home to most luxury hotels in the city, however, it also offers cheaper options. For these reasons, it is a recommended area to stay in Warsaw.

Where to stay in Warsaw, Poland - Sródmiesce

Where to stay in Warsaw, Poland – Sródmiesce

Best areas to stay in Warsaw - Stare Miesto

Best areas to stay in Warsaw – Stare Miesto

Warsaw - Sródmiescie - Click to see all hotels on a map

Warsaw – Sródmiescie – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay in this area:

  • Heart of the city
  • Tourist attractions
  • Best area for tourists
  • Great connections
  • Medieval buildings

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hotel Metropol is located opposite the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. It offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and varied breakfasts with traditional Polish dishes. – from €61.

  • Budget Option

    Mojo Old Town Warsaw offers rooms in Warsaw, 300 meters from New Town Square. All rooms have a kitchen and a shared bathroom. – from €28.

  • Midrange Option

    Chmielna Warsaw is located in the center of the city, on the well known Chmielna street. The hotel has a restaurant and offers free WiFi. Warsaw Central Train Station is 1.3 km away. – from €61.

  • Luxury Option

    Sheraton Warsaw Hotel, a 5-star hotel, is located in the center of Warsaw, in the Plaza de las Tres Cruces, 5 minutes walk from the famous Nowy? wiat street and 10 minutes walk from the Royal Lazienki Park. – from €109.

 

 

 

2. Wola

Wola is located immediately to the west of Sródmiescie.

Wola is a neighborhood that has changed rapidly from an old industrial area to a first-class commercial district, with modern high-rise office buildings and skyscrapers.

Wola contains much of what was the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and many important places of remembrance of the victims of Nazism can be found there.

Wola also houses the most important necropolis in Warsaw, the Powazki Cemetery and the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising.

Wola is a recommended area to stay in Warsaw, especially for business travelers to the Polish capital.

Where to stay in Warsaw - Wola

Where to stay in Warsaw – Wola

Warsaw - Wola - Click to see all hotels on a map

Warsaw – Wola – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay in this area:

  • Downtown Warsaw
  • Warsaw Financial District
  • Best area for business travelers

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Leonardo Royal Hotel Warsaw is located in the center of Warsaw, just 500 meters from the Warsaw Uprising Museum and 1.6 km from the Central Railway Station. It offers elegant rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi and views of the city. – from €61.

  • Luxury Option

    The Westin Warsaw is located in the center of Warsaw, a 5-minute walk from the Palace of Culture and Science, the Warsaw Central Train Station and the Zlote Tarasy shopping center. The Rondo ONZ subway station is a short walk away. – from €104.

 

 

 

3. Praga Poludnie

Praga Poludnie (which translates to Praga South) is located on the east bank of the Vistula River.

Praga Poludnie, is a district with a bohemian atmosphere; art galleries, cultural centers and concerts can be found here. It is young travelers’ favorite area to stay in Warsaw.

Other attractions include the Saska Kepa neighborhood, the Olszynka Grochowska reserve, the Olszynka Grochowska Battlefield, the Narodowy Stadion (National Stadium), Skaryszewski Park and Kamionek Lake.

The nearest metro station in Prague Poludnie is Narodowy Station. It is served by metro line 2 and is located at the west end of the area.

The district is 10 minutes by car from the city center, relatively close to its attractions and with much cheaper hotels than the downtown district.

Praga Poludnie is a good option to stay in Warsaw near the city center.

Best districts to stay in Warsaw - Praga Poludnie

Best districts to stay in Warsaw – Praga Poludnie

Praga Polundie - Click to see all hotels on a map

Praga Polundie – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay in this area:

  • Central area to stay
  • Alternative atmosphere
  • Connected by metro

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Sawa Apartments is located in the Praga Poludnie district of Warsaw, 1.2 km from the Warsaw National Stadium, 1.6 km from the Legia Stadium in Warsaw and 2 km from the Polish Parliament. – from €66.

  • Budget Option

    4Room is located in Warsaw, 1.9 km from the Warsaw National Stadium. The Legia Warsaw Stadium is 2 km away and the Lazienki Palace is 2.6 km away. The Polish Parliament is 2.7 km from the property. – from €20.

  • Midrange Option

    Apartament LUXURY BUSINESS Saska Kepa is located in Warsaw, 2.1 km from Warsaw Legia Stadium, 2.3 km from Warsaw National Stadium and 2.7 km from Lazienki Palace. It offers views of the garden. – from €44.

  • Luxury Option

    8th floor B&B is an apartment with air conditioning and free WiFi. It offers free private parking and a kitchenette and terrace. – from €99.

 

 

 

4. Mokotow

Mokotow is the most densely populated area in Warsaw, it is located south of the center of the Polish capital.

It is an area of modern architecture, many of its apartment towers were built during the communist era.

Its wealth of parks, green areas, and shopping centers make it a convenient area to stay.

Mokotow has light rail stations, such as Wierzbno station and Wilanowska station.

The metro system is represented by Mokotow-Pole Mokotowskie station near the park and Raclawicka, both on Aleja Niepodleglosci Avenue.

As it is usual for the not-so-central districts of Warsaw, Wola offers some luxury accommodation with a mix of comfortable hotels and apartments.

Wola tends to be cheaper than the central areas of the Polish capital.

Mokotow - Best areas to stay in Varsovia

Mokotow – Best areas to stay in Varsovia

Warsaw - Mokotow - Click to see all hotels on a map

Warsaw – Mokotow – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay in this area:

  • Relatively central area
  • Light rail connections
  • Parks and green areas

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Business Lux Apartments is located in Warsaw, 5 km from Blue City and 5 km from the Frédéric Chopin monument. The establishment was built in 2009 and offers accommodation with a terrace. – from €69.

  • Budget Option

    AdMatch Niepodleglosci Rooms Metro is located in the Mokotów district of Warsaw, 2.9 km from the Frédéric Chopin monument and 3 km from the Lazienki royal park. – from €23.

  • Midrange Option

    Apartament LUXURY BUSINESS Saska Kepa ofrece alojamiento con WiFi gratuita y zona de estar en Varsovia. Dispone de zona de cocina totalmente equipada con zona de comedor, lavavajillas, hervidor de agua y horno. – from €55.

  • Luxury Option

    Golden Park Apartments offers free Wi-Fi and is located in Warsaw, near the monument to Frideric Chopin and the chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland. – from €89.

 

 

 

5. Zoliborz

Zoliborz is one of the smallest municipalities in Warsaw, bounded on the east by the Vistula River and on the south by the center of the city.

The Cathedral of St. Stanislaus Kostka, is the main attraction of Zoliborz, given its history and religious heritage.

During World War II, Zoliborz escaped the fate of the rest of Warsaw and survived the war to a greater degree than other areas.

The area of Slowackiego is the best-connected point of the neighborhood thanks to the Marymont metro station.

Zoliborz is an cheap area to stay in Warsaw, apart from two and three star hotels, this district is full of apartments.

Where to stay in Warsaw - Zoliborz

Where to stay in Warsaw – Zoliborz

Warsaw - Zoliborz - Click to see all hotels on a map

Warsaw – Zoliborz – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay in this area:

  • Relatively central
  • Great connections
  • Budget accommodation

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Business Lux Apartments is located in Warsaw. The Powazki Cemetery and the Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East are 2 km and 2.1 km from the apartment, respectively. Free WiFi connection is provided. – from €39.

 

 

 

6. Praga Pòlnoc

Praga Pòlnoc means “Praga – North” and it’s located on the eastern bank of the Vistula River.

Praga Polnoc has several attractions and a very active cultural life, with churches such as the one of the Holy Apostles of Mary Magdalene, historic areas such as Targowa street and renowned museums, such as the Warsaw Museum.

Dworzec Wilenski station is Praga Polnoc’s metro station, located on Aleja Solidarnosci street. This station connects the area to almost any corner of the city.

Praga Pòlnoc is a good area to stay in Warsaw.

In Praga Pòlnoc you can choose to stay in a hostel, apartment or hotel.

Accommodation prices here are usually much cheaper than in the more central districts.

Praga Pòlnoc - Where to stay in Warsaw, Polonia

Praga Pòlnoc – Where to stay in Warsaw, Polonia

Warsaw - Praga Pòlnoc - Click to see all hotels on a map

Warsaw – Praga Pòlnoc – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay in this area:

  • Very central
  • Alternative atmosphere
  • Budget accommodation

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hotel Hetman is a 3-star hotel located in Warsaw, less than 2 km from the historic center, the National Stadium and the Copernicus Science Center and 150 meters from the Dworzec Wilenski metro station. – from €57.

 

 

 

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My name is Luis Cicerone. When I was little, I would walk around the house with an atlas in my hand. My rainy Sundays were spent memorising maps and capitals. At fifteen I did my first solo trip and since then I travel whenever I can. I work in travel marketing. I love photography, movies and cat videos.

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