Are you planning a trip to the Tatras and looking for good, affordable accommodation in Zakopane? As someone with experience in the area, I’ve compiled a list of 5 villas, guest rooms, and guesthouses that are both affordable and well located near the ski slopes, main attractions, and even some hiking trails.
Zakopane is undoubtedly one of the most popular mountain destinations in Poland, with tourists usually spending a few nights in the city. It’s a great starting point for summer hikes in the Tatras or winter skiing adventures. In the evenings, the lively Krupówki Street comes alive with visitors looking to unwind after a long day of activities. If you’re wondering where to stay, my list will make it easier for you to choose the right accommodation for your needs.
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1. U Makowskich Apartments – Cheap Accommodation in Zakopane
If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Zakopane, consider U Makowskich, located in the peaceful Harenda district, away from the lively Krupówki and the city center. This lodging option is just what you need if you’re here for a ski vacation, as there are three ski lifts within 100-300 meters. During the summer, there’s a bus stop nearby that will take you to the center.
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The rooms are equipped with private bathroom with shower, TV, table and wardrobe. You’ll also have access to a shared kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave and electric kettle. After an active day you can relax in the comfortable beds. The beautiful view from the window will make your stay even more pleasant. U Makowskich also has a garden where you can have a barbecue and a ski room where you can store your equipment.
2. Apartments in Villa ZAKObystra
Willa ZAKObystra is another fantastic accommodation option in Zakopane with an excellent standard and affordable prices. This accommodation is conveniently located in the center of Zakopane, within walking distance of Krupówki and the train station. It’s the perfect place for visitors who want to enjoy the city’s attractions in the evenings and at the same time prefer a quiet location.
The interior of the rooms is dominated by wood, creating a mountain atmosphere that’s easy to embrace. Each room has a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, TV and Wi-Fi access. You’ll find plenty of restaurants and shops in the area to stock up on supplies, and the villa itself has a communal kitchen if you prefer to cook for yourself.
You can count on impeccable cleanliness and the host’s openness and willingness to help is exceptional. Mrs. Kasia is a kind and generous host who will undoubtedly provide you with useful information on what to see and how to plan your time in Zakopane. She’ll even leave you a brochure with discounts.
3. Jaśka Guest Rooms
„Pokoje Gościnne U Jaśka” is an excellent choice for those looking for accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located near Budzowski Wierch, close to the Szymoszkowa ski lift and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, this guesthouse offers easy access to popular tourist trails such as Droga pod Reglami. The cozy and warm wooden rooms will make you feel at home and get you in the mood for a mountain adventure.
Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, TV, refrigerator, electric kettle and Wi-Fi access. The property also has a garden and ski storage, making it an ideal place to stay during the winter season.
4. Willa Strumyk’s Guesthouse
If you are looking for affordable accommodation in Zakopane, Willa Strumyk is another great option I can recommend. The property is conveniently located just 300 meters from the Tatra National Park, with many hiking trails and mountain paths intersecting nearby, making it an ideal starting point for hiking enthusiasts.
The rooms are equipped with a TV and a balcony with a breathtaking view of the mountains. There is also a kitchenette with a microwave and an electric kettle, and guests have access to a terrace, garden, children’s playground and barbecue. The property also offers free parking and Budzowski Wierch is just 700 meters away. The staff is friendly and attentive and will make your stay even more enjoyable.
5. The Kamiński House No. 26B – Private Rooms
Kamiński Dom 26B offers budget accommodation in Zakopane, close to Harenda. There are two restaurants in the area, the Zakopianka River and a bus stop that will take you to the city center in no time. The rooms are equipped with a TV, a common kitchen and dining room, a large parking lot, Wi-Fi and a garden with a fireplace and a grill. All the amenities are at your disposal to make your stay comfortable.
I hope that my list of accommodation suggestions has helped you to choose a suitable place to stay during your vacation in Zakopane. I hope you will have a wonderful time and enjoy your stay in our beautiful Polish mountains.