The 4 best areas to stay in Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland is a beautiful city with many hotels to stay at. However, there are several areas of the city that are better to stay in based on what your needs are while visiting the city. Warsaw is a bustling city with much to offer its visitors.

The best areas to stay in Warsaw are the historic centre of Old Town, Śródmieście, Żoliborz, and the City Centre. Warsovians are friendly people who love their city, so you can’t go wrong with any choice! Warsaw is a beautiful Polish capital city located at the intersection of three rivers: the Vistula, Warta and the San.

Where are the best areas to stay in Warsaw?

For anyone on their first visit to Poland, the best areas to stay in Warsaw may be confusing. Even for returning travellers to Poland, it can be a lot to take in when you are planning a trip to Poland.

This article will help you select the best areas to stay in Warsaw for your vacation to Poland and have you visit all the top Warsaw attractions on your Poland bucket list.

Staying in Warsaw Old Town

Warsaw Old Town is a perfect place to stay in Warsaw if you want to be close to the city’s attractions and culture. You can take a tour through the Old Town Square, look at the Royal Castle and see many lovely 18th-century buildings. Old Town Warsaw is in the heart of the city and is one of the best areas to stay in Warsaw.

Views of the Warsaw Old Town. The Old Town is one of the best areas to stay in Warsaw
Poland’s accommodation in Warsaw

Warsaw Old Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, with over 1 million visitors per year. Old-world architecture, culinary delights and rich history are just some of the reasons that draw people to visit the Warsaw Old Town and consider it to be one of the best areas to stay in Warsaw.

The Warsaw old town district is very compact, with most of the popular Warsaw sights being in proximity to one another, making it a great place for exploring Warsaw on foot. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was completely destroyed and totally rebuilt after the Second World War.

Close by this area, you will find Warsaw attractions such as the Warsaw National Stadium, shopping centres, art galleries and the River Vistula.

Hotels in Warsaw Old Town

  • Mondrian Luxury Suites & Apartments Market Square Warsaw, Poland has been a great success in the heart of Europe. With 138 units, this venue spans over three buildings and offers guests an elite and luxurious experience that is hard to find anywhere else. A few features of Mondrian include 24-hour concierge service, high-speed Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, and a fitness centre with a spacious layout. The Mondrian luxury hotels have rooms for couples and families of up to 6 people.

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  • Apartment PREMIUM Old Town by Your Freedom is a luxury apartment with a modern, yet rustic feel. It has large living spaces and elegant furnishings for the perfect atmosphere to relax with your family or entertain friends. The apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are supplied, all you need to do is arrive and start exploring Warsaw.

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  • Dream Hostel Warszawa Old Town offers guests an affordable alternative for their travels in Poland. Located in the heart of Warsaw’s historic centre, this hostel offers clean facilities and a friendly atmosphere. Ranging from dormitories to private rooms. The hostel features a kitchen, laundry, common, room and tourist information. The central location makes it just so convenient to access the Warsaw National Stadium, shopping centres and the famous Warsaw mermaid statue.

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Staying in Warsaw City Centre

Warsaw city centre is a bustling place and one of the best areas to stay in Warsaw if you love modern design. You can find anything from a Starbucks to a traditional Polish restaurant, and everything in between. With this must variety, it makes the Warsaw city centre one of the best areas to stay on your Warsaw trip.

Warsaw city centre with the Palace of science and culture
Best hotels in Warsaw

Warsaw’s city centre is home to many parks and green spaces, as well as monuments to notable Polish figures including musician Frédéric Chopin, General Casimir Pulaski, poet Adam Mickiewicz, and artist Jan Mateo.

You can visit tourist attractions including the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of Communism while The Palace of Culture and Science dominates the skyline of the city. The striking Warsaw Central Station and the metro system make getting in and out of Warsaw easy.

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Hotels in Warsaw City Centre

  • The InterContinental Warszawa Hotel is a five-star hotel in Warsaw, Poland. The hotel is near the Palace of Culture and Science and many other iconic landmarks. The hotel features 2 restaurants an indoor swimming pool and a hot tub, both with panoramic views of Warsaw. The hotel has rooms for both couple’s getaways and family holidays.

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  • The Mercure Warszawa Centrum Hotel is in the heart of the city and offers comfortable amenities to its guests. All rooms are spacious and bright, with a seating area and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre or explore Warsaw’s attractions on foot. The area around the hotel is also known for its rich culture, stunning architecture, and proximity to many interesting sites. The 24-hour front desk offers ticket and tour services to make your stay in Warsaw easier.

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  • Warsaw Hostel Centrum has been a popular location for backpackers and tourists for years. The facility is in the middle of the city and offers a variety of different rooms at competitive prices. Visitors will love the rooftop terrace, which offers views over the city and its skyline. The bedrooms are equipped with lockers in which you can store your belongings. We provide free high-speed Wi-Fi in every room.

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Staying in Warsaw New Town

The New Town area of Warsaw city Poland refers to the area just north of the Barbican walls outside the old town area. Warsaw New Town is a bustling district in the Polish capital city and is one of the best areas to stay in Warsaw if you want the best of both worlds.

A nice city square with a fountain in the Warsaw new town area
Places to stay in Warsaw

The district has existed for over 500 years and is home to many shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, schools, and residences. The New Town has many Warsaw attractions in its own right, including the Marie Curie Museum and Raczynski Palace. This bustling district in the Polish capital city attracts many tourists every year making it one of the best areas to stay in Warsaw for tourists.

  • Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw is a stylish hotel located in the new town area of Warsaw. Guests can enjoy lavish rooms with flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and luxurious robes and slippers at this five-star hotel. The hotel has an indoor pool, gym, and sauna facilities. It offers a breakfast buffet breakfast, a restaurant, a bar, and a lounge.

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  • P&O Apartments Arkadia 4 is situated in a modern new building with a garage and security. This completely furnished holiday rental is perfect for travellers seeking a home away from home apartment in Warsaw. This Warsaw new town apartment can easily accommodate up to 4 people. The apartment includes amenities such as a wireless internet connection, cable TV, ironing board, a vacuum cleaner, bed linen and towels.

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  • This New Town market square apartment has all the attractions and facilities of the Old Town but without all the noise and crowds just outside your window! Our apartment is ideal for 2 people but can accommodate up to 4 (double bed in the bedroom and double sofa bed in the main room). You will find shops and restaurants nearby for an amazing vacation in Warsaw.

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Staying in the Praga district of Warsaw

The Praga district has had something of a resurgence in the last few years as a hip, Bohemian area of the city. Praga is located on the opposite side of the Vistula River from the old town area and is another one of the best areas to stay in Warsaw.

Ariel view of the Praga District in Warsaw
Praga District in Warsaw

Praga is one of the few parts of Warsaw that was not destroyed during World War II and as a result, it is considered the most authentic part of Warsaw. Targowa Street in Praga has a turbulent history, it was the centre of Warsaw for Jewish life in the city before the World War. There are some great things to see for those staying in Praga and visiting Warsaw including the Warsaw Zoo, Historical churches, street art and the Polish Vodka Museum.

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Hotels in Praga

  • The Moxy Warsaw Praga is a hip new hotel by Marriott in the city’s most authentic neighbourhood. The Moxy features spacious rooms for couples and families at an affordable price, with breakfast available daily. The rooms are both spacious and well-appointed, while the bar area is welcoming after a day out exploring Warsaw. You can get food at any time of the day from the Grab and Go area. The convenient location of the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

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  • The Hostel Maxim Praga Warsaw is a great place to stay for anyone wanting to explore Praga and is within easy walking distance and Old Town. The hotel has a number of features and amenities that make it worth the reasonable price. The hostel offers free WiFi, breakfast, lockers, air-conditioning, and a common room with a TV. They also have an on-site bar that serves beer on tap from local breweries, wine by the bottle, snacks, and coffee.

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  • 5Eco Apart Pearl Jagiellonska 27 Warszawa Old Town is a luxurious gem in the centre of Warsaw. This historic property features 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge, and an oven. The perfect size apartment for families and groups travelling to Warsaw.

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Essential information for Warsaw

There are many other things you need to consider when planning a vacation to Warsaw not just where are the best areas to stay in Warsaw. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from travellers to Warsaw.

How to get to Warsaw Poland

  • The Fredrik Chopin International Airport is located just 10 kilometres from the centre of Warsaw. The Warsaw Airport is home to LOT Polish Airlines and is serviced by budget airlines including Easyjet and Ryanair. Book your flights to Warsaw with CheapOair.
  • You can catch trains to Warsaw from all over Europe and Poland. High-speed trains run frequently between Warsaw and Krakow in around 2 hours. You can book your Super Saver fare tickets book here! with
  • Flix Bus has buses running daily to Warsaw from destinations inside Poland and International destinations. Search for your bus tickets to Warsaw
  • Poland has some great Highways for driving, The newer Highways built with E.U assistants are levied with what I would say are heavy tolls. Some local roads do leave a lot to be desired. You can hire a car at any international airport in Poland and Europe. Search your Rental Car today!

How to get around Warsaw

Public transport in Warsaw includes buses, trams (streetcars), Metro, light rail, urban railway and regional rail. ZTM tickets are valid on city and suburban bus lines, as well as trams, and Metro. You can buy tickets at most stops or onboard. Riding on public transport in Warsaw is the best way to get to all the best things to do in Warsaw.

Taxi and UBER are available in the city.

What currency do I need for my trip to Poland?

The official currency you need to use in Poland is the Polish Zloty, We recommend that you get a Revolut travel money card, that can be loaded with multiple currencies and has nearly non-existent withdrawal fees to save you money.

Travel insurance for Poland

Poland has a high quality of healthcare but in saying that travel insurance is still recommended for all travellers entering the country. The last thing you want is a huge bill for medical expenses should you require care on your holiday in Warsaw.

We recommend using Travel Insurance Master, their website will compare the best deals from a number of providers and present you with the best value for money policy on the market. Click through to Insurance Masters to get a free quote.

Using your phone in Warsaw

Relying on Wi-Fi when you are travelling and sightseeing in Warsaw on vacation can be hard. Making calls and staying in contact when you travel to Europe is a top priority. Plan your trip out and order your sim before you leave home to stop any stress about travelling, data and calls on your epic vacation in Poland.

We hope this article from us here at Poland Travel Expert has encouraged you to make the trip to Warsaw and find the best areas to stay in Warsaw for your vacation in Poland. We are sure you will enjoy your Poland trip and find many things to do in Warsaw such as visit the Royal Castle, The Old Town Square, the Warsaw Ghetto, The Presidential Palace, The National Museum or the Copernicus Science Center.

With easy connections in the city centre via the Warsaw Central train station and the Warsaw Airport, you can easily spend a few days or a few weeks in Warsaw, Poland. Let us know where you think the best accommodation and the best neighbourhood to stay in Warsaw is.

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Author Bio: Mark Wyld

Mark Wyld is a Father, husband, traveller, and writer at Poland Travel Expert and other blogs. I have accumulated a wealth of experience over multiple visits to Poland. Thanks to our friends in Poland, we stay connected to the pulse of the nation, ensuring that our content is up to date with our first hand experience. The information on this website is backed by genuine expertise.