The 1950s Apartment, Krakow Old Town

by Wawel castle in the Old Town, Krakow, Poland
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking), fee applies

about the property

One of the best views in Krakow, Poland, from this Krakow holiday apartment in Krakow Old Town. This Krakow holiday rental has WIFI and allows dogs, and has one the best locations in town – short walks to all the sights including the Market Square and Kazimierz Jewish Quarter.

We fell in love at first sight with Kraków; we think it is one of greatest cities in Europe, and the world. The Old Town seems virtually untouched by modern times, and you get a feeling for what much of Europe must have looked like before the destruction of WWII. It is safe, friendly, and has an relaxed atmosphere. Come and see for yourself; we've yet to hear of any visitor that didn't love the place. It also gets 4 times as many sunny days a year as the UK (around 200 compared to 54) and magical, bright snowy winters. Here's why we think you'll like it.

After a long search for a flat with a great view in the Old Town we came across, purchased and renovated our apartment near the Wawel castle. See inside this Krakow Old Town apartment. It has a traditional Polish tiled stove, oak parquet floor, and fantastic views across the roofs to the Royal Wawel castle complex. The flat is perfectly located between the Rynek (main Market Square) and Kazimierz (the Bohemian old Jewish quarter) where you'll probably do most of your drinking and dining). Nowhere will take you long to walk to from here, and you'll hardly have need to take advantage of the excellent public transport. This was the main home of Greg (utt's founder), so be assured of a peacefully-located flat renovated to a high quality in the best part of town.

Once you've explored the monuments, museums, parks and art collections of the Old Town head out for daytrips to the world famous Wieliczka salt mines, the astounding Tatra mountains or make a pilgrimage to the Auschwitz memorial. If you're coming from the UK or America you'll be amazed at the great value here, the quality (and price) of the food and drink, and the local culture. Poland is a remarkable country, and wonderful people; come and be our guest!

Guests might like to consider a two centre holiday - here, and also down to our log mountain house about 80 mins drive away- great for skiing and summer walks.



latest review

Amazing top floor apartment full of character with a fantastic view, we fell asleep every night (in a very comfortable bed) looking at the castle. The location is perfect being on the edge of the old...

Linda R, 20 August 2017

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£412.00 (based on two staying)
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£582.00 (based on two staying)
pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
bed layout
Master Double, Double (ground floor)

facilities at The 1950s Apartment, Krakow Old Town

wifi broadband available
young children welcome
pub nearby (walkable)
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

travel info

If you choose to drive from the UK you'll be rewarded by an amazing roadtrip.

Or travel to Krakow from the UK by train.

in detail

WIFI included free of charge, as well as gas central heating - even in the snow of winter you'll be warm here (flat is triple glazed and every wall is insulated)


  • Hallway
  • Lounge with French doors to Old Town view, good-quality double sofabed, dining for four
  • Bedroom (kingsize bed with good mattress) with view to Wawel castle. Iron.
  • Kitchen with induction hob, oven. kettle, toaster, double ceramic sink, fridge with ice compartment
  • Shower room with powerful shower, hairdryer


  • Communal garden
  • On-street (metered Mon>Fri) parking

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customer reviews for The 1950s Apartment, Krakow Old Town

Amazing top floor apartment full of character with a fantastic view, we fell asleep every night (in a very comfortable bed) looking at the castle. The location is perfect being on the edge of the old town and with everything within easy walking distance. Would highly recommend the 1950s apartment to anyone.

- Linda R,
20 August 2017

We love the design and style of this peaceful apartment . It is very clean and so quiet both day and night. We've done many of the popular trips (Auschwitz, Salt Mines, Schindler's Factory) and walked miles here in the Old Town. We've enjoyed our third UTT stay - thanks for having us! - Sharon & Paul, London

2 August 2017

Absolutely love the flat! Excellent view and location for exploring. Definitely recommend eating and drinking in the nearby Jewish quarter - very, very cheap! Ruth & Chris (Workington)

25 January 2017

Had a lovely few days in the apartment, thanks. A great location and very comfy and well equipped. All in all a fantastic trip enjoyed by the whole family. - Jamie, Katie, Eric & Mason Rees

20 January 2017

What a fab apartment, loved everything about it and would stay there again!!

- Johanne hartley ,
20 December 2016

We've had an amazing stay here, the apartment is so well located for both the Old Town and Kazimierz. We celebrated our first Wedding Anniversary here and it was awesome - thank you so much. Hamsa Hummus restaurant is amazing and so near. Ian & Liz

2 October 2016

Thank you very much for everything - we really liked you apartment. Can we move in? Krakow is amazing, the people also amazing, really nice, so we loved here. See you! Carla & Carlos (Portugal)

25 September 2016

The location of this apartment is terrific; a quiet residential street but only 10 minutes walk to Krakow's historic central square. The 50s vibe of the flat is cool and funky and skylights in the kitchen and bathroom give those rooms a nice bright and airy feel. The apartment is on the fourth floor which can be a bit of an effort after a busy day's sight seeing - so be warned! We had a great time in Krakow and hope to return. David and Nigel

- David M,
12 September 2016

simply great apartment, centrally located and furbished with care and taste, highly recommended! - Sven, Linkoping

7 September 2016

Well located, comfortable and quiet base for exploring a delightful city. Krakow has so much to see we will have to come back again!

- Andrew robbins ,
3 September 2016

Fab and groovy. Good location, great workout climbing the 8 flights of stairs to the apartment. Phew........

- Mrs sam dines ,
12 April 2016

My oh My! I had heard that Krakow was a wonderful city to visit but it has exceeded our expectations on all levels. The apartment was everything we'd hoped for, and its location in the Old Town is just the icing on the cake. Thanks for making it such an easy booking! It is a beautifully appointed flat. We have visited Paris, Bruges, Venice and Stockholm, but it is with Krakow that we have fallen in love. We will be back soon! Nicholas & Jennifer

17 October 2015

What a privilege to stay in such a stylish and comfortable flat with 'Hilton Hotel' type views from the windows! Thank you very much for all your help. Krakow is a great European city and we loved walking around the old Jewish quarter. Auchen & Sammy from Australia

13 October 2015

Thanks! Your marvellous style, design and attention to details made our stay in your flat perfect! We hope you enjoy the small flower wreath we left as a gift. Krakow is a wonderful city, much better than i remember from 39 years ago - I am so glad that I could share it with my daughter. - Ann & Hannah, Canada

9 October 2015

Beautiful, quirky apartment in a very convenient location. We absolutely loved it (and loved Krakow as well)

- Dr judith madeley ,
6 October 2015

Wir kommen wieder. Ruhig und idyllisch gelegen, perfekt für Kinder. Man kann unglaublich viel unternehmen und den Rest des Tages am Lagerfeuer ausklingen lassen. Es hat an nichts gefehlt. Vielen Dank Greg für die schnelle unkomplizierte Buchung. Birgit, Vetschau, Germany

13 August 2015

“We had an excellent stay at this apartment. It is everything that the pictures promise, including the view of the castle. You can even hear the bugle play from St Mary's church on the hour! The location is really perfect, within a short walk of the old town, Kazimierz and the central station. The street is quiet and since the apartment is high up and facing the backyard you are pretty much guaranteed a quiet sleep. There are many steps up to the apartment but we did not mind. The kitchen has a complete inventory, the apartment was clean, and all practical things like towels, dish washing liquid, soap etc are included. The owner responded prompt to our enquiries and we liked the arrangement with the key pick-up from the little key box at the entrance as that gives freedom regarding arrival time. We recommend staying at the apartment and we would try to stay here again if we come again to Krakow!” Susanne B. from Trondheim, Norway

6 August 2015

“This spot was fantastic! I have to be honest, that I wasn't really sure about the Decor when reviewing the pictures, but when we arrived and saw it in person it really was quite amazing. The building itself is from the 19th century and the condo was fully revamped and modernized with a retro look. As the condo is on the top floor the sky lights in the Kitchen and Bathroom was a really nice change from staying in hotels. The view of the castle at night from the room was truly beautiful. Owner was a very helpful and responsive host and I would recommend that anyone visiting Krakow should stay at this place!” Natalie Peacock from Burlington, Canada

26 July 2015

“Great apartment in a great neighbourhood with lots of restaurants. To get into the apartment you need a pin-code - so do remember to take it with you! All in all it was just wonderful. Krakow is definitely worth a visit. ” Christian from Berlin

22 July 2015

"The apartment was clean and tidy on arrival, and there were spare towels laid out and available. the kitchen was clean and functional. and the bed and the sofa bed were comfortable to sleep on. there was a nice view of Wawel castle from the window. the area we stayed in was quiet but just minutes from all places of interest in Krakow. the bathroom was well presented and the shower was functional. During a storm the wifi router broke but the owner arranged speedy replacement." Peter B.

20 July 2015

“The flat is in a great area close to the old town and Jewish quarter, you can walk everywhere. Very well decorated too! It is high up so you get fit walking up and down the stairs (my father found it a bit hard given he is a smoker & needed to go down to the garden all the time.) We had a great time, thank you!”Emily, Australia

17 July 2015

“Charming, painstakingly detailed stylish, modern flat in an ideal location in Krakow. The flat was better even than the pictures, with amazing furnishings and a view of Wawel castle. It is located just between the old town and Kazimierz, with an easy walk to either neighborhood - we found the location to be ideal. Very quiet at night, felt very safe. Bathroom was very clean with good shower water pressure and temp. It's located up several flights of stairs, though this should not be a problem for most guests. Owner was very helpful and communicative throughout the booking process and I would definitely recommend a stay at this flat!” Michael from Seattle

6 July 2015

“Really great stay and I can only imagine up there with the best of Krakow Note that check-in isn't until 4 which i didn't initially see. But I contacted owner last minute and he was incredibly helpful accommodating my earlier arrival The apartment is well equipped, tastefully furnished and comfortable. It is also very peaceful and the checkin/out process is very simple. Location couldn't be better if, like me, you have an interest in various parts of the city. Minutes North and you are in the charming old town (Stare Miasto), minutes South East you are in interesting and vibrant eating/bar/Jewish district (Kazimierz), and a little beyond that over the river the budding art district (MOCAK leading the way). Hugely under rated city that should be better known and this is the only place i would stay on return ” James Jamieson

30 June 2015

'The design style enhanced our stay in his wonderful Krakow flat. The apartment truly is perfectly located (even our Uber driver said so). The apartment is small but spacious enough for my daughter and I to find our own spots for reading/texting. The view of the castle is beautiful to enjoy during the day and especially lit up at night. The warning for the 5 flights of stairs should be taken seriously but we managed even with two suitcases and carry-all bags. We would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to all of our friends.' Ann from Sacramento, California

22 June 2015

"The flat was a wonderful choice! Great interior, beautiful view and all you may need for a nice stay In Kraków. Owner explained everything before arrival and all was there as planned :) would definitely stay again! P.s. The location couldn't be better, right in the middle between the old town and Kazimierz!" Jacek from Wroclaw

13 June 2015

'We stayed in this 4th floor flat for 5 nights and it was part of a wonderful holiday in Kraków. The flat is everything as described by the owner... and is in a fabulous part of the Old Town with everything within walking distance. The view of Wawel Castle and the sounds of the cathedral bells were magical. The bed was extremely comfortable - all the furnishings were tasteful and it is decorated so well. The booking was very easy - owner was great at responding to emails - we loved it so much, we have recommended it to family and will stay here again the next time we visit this beautiful city. ' Jane

11 June 2015

“What a delightful apartment to stay at! The apartment is ideally located between the old city and Kazimierz in a quiet part of town. The market square is just a 10 minute walk away. The same goes for Kazimierz. It is both tastefully and comfortably decorated. The description we received beforehand was both clear and complete. I would definitely stay at this place during a next visit to Krakow.” Tom from Denmark

- Spot S,
6 June 2015

"Loved this flat! We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every bit of it. Great location within walking distance of the old Jewish quarter and the main square. Great food really close by. Overall wonderful experience. We will recommend it to anyone heading to Kraków!" Maddilyn Vana from Chicago

31 May 2015

'The apartment is very comfortable with nice decoration. I enjoyed to stay in there. The location is perfect in Krakow. We visited the center of Krakow only by walking. Moreover, the owner was very nice and available to help us. I recommend it!!!' Bun Cheng Taing, Paris

27 May 2015

“Had a great stay at this apartment, location is perfect, just a shame we couldn't stay longer! Flat itself is ideal and ideally located to access both the Jewish quarter and the main square. ” Adam from Poznan

24 May 2015

"The apartment was excellent. It was very uniquely decorated and comfortable for the two of us. Castle view as described! Location was outstanding and we walked everywhere. Our first trip to Krakow was amazing and this apartment added to our positive experience." Steven Heilbuth from Toronto

19 May 2015

'We have had a truly memorable memorable stay here in Krakow - a great city for just walking and enjoying. The flat is terrific - everything we needed and so well located.' Chris & Ros Huxley from Dorset

18 March 2015

I have nothing but absolute praise for this pad. Communication with Greg was a pleasure. Arrived and found it very easily. The flat is at the top of a tall building, a good 8 flights of steps to climb, not a problem but perhaps not suitable for those with mobility issues. The flat itself is every bit as impressive as it looks in the photos. Amazing views overlook Krakow Old Town. Location wise, perfect. Max 10 mins walk to the Old Square in one direction and the Jewish Qtr in the other. Really great value and I would highly recommend it. Thanks Greg for making our first trip to Krakow a memorable one.

- Jeff T,
3 February 2015

'Great location, perfect for quick easy access to all the main sites, and a lovely apartment - spotlessly clean and tidy, and with everything we needed. Fantastic views of the castle!' Andrea (London)

24 January 2015

'After a few days in Prague we took the train to Krakow. We immediately knew 3 nights wasn't going to be long enough, and starting planning our next visit. An amazing apartment with such character, everything is on your doorstep.' Jo & Bryan from Cardiff

30 June 2014

'The flat is in a fabulous location to walk everywhere..we wandered all round the city, such an easy place to find your way around. The flat had everything we needed - very cosy!' -Kirsty & Andy from Glasgow

30 June 2014

'This flat is simply awesome! It is in the perfect location close to both Kazimierz and the main square, making getting about easy and convenient. The flat itself was a sight to see with the 1950s modern theme adding to the experience' Brian from Florida

30 June 2014
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