The Artist's Apartment, Krakow

Krakow Old Town / Kazimierz Old Jewish Quarter
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

The Artist's Apartment, Krakow

more about The Artist's Apartment, Krakow

add to favourites

about the property

The coolest holiday rental apartment in Krakow Old Town, this Kazimierz Jewish Quarter apartment is probably the most stylish flat to rent in Krakow city, as regularly used for magazine and fashion shoots.

A spacious and grand classic old apartment with a remarkable Bohemian interior. Perfectly placed between the Old Town and Kazimierz Jewish Quarter with everywhere you'll want to see easily walkable. Two balconies, high ceilings, a 43m2 salon, this is the former home of Greg, Under the Thatch's founder.

We've scraped back years of modern decoration to create a unique 'modern rustic' Bohemian interior scheme that we hope you'll love. Wall murals by young Polish artist Arek Twardowski, and a mix of antique and specially commissioned furnishings (beds, sofas).

The apartment is one of the large apartments built for wealthy businessmen in 1905 in the Viennese Secessionist style, on the Kazimierz edge of the Old Town. Today that means it has an ideal location between the touristy Old Town and the Kazimier 'Old Jewish quarter' where you'll find the best bars and restaurants in Krakow. It sits overlooking a quiet square with the best patisserie in Krakow on the ground floor, an art gallery next door and other art galleries and antique shops on the square. You'll find very good food at great prices a short walk in every direction.

The apartment is on the top, 3rd floor and has high ceilings throughout, plenty of light and space.



latest review

Fabulous apartment in a great area, walking distance to everything. We will definitely be back. Note to owner: It would be very helpful if some basic cooking provisions were available such as salt...

C featherston , September 2020

Love this place? Tell everyone!

special offers for you - quick booking
datespricebook holiday
from {{ offerItem.validFrom }} to {{ offerItem.validTo }}
late availibility
£{{ offerItem.value }}
not available
special offer
* required

{{ }}

Selected dates: {{ selectedData.fromDate }} - {{ selectedData.toDate }}
Guests: {{ }}
{{ parseSelectedDataPrice() }}

good to know

arrival at
depart by
7 nights from
£477 (based on 5 staying)
7 nights up to
£656 (based on 5 staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Single

facilities at The Artist's Apartment, Krakow

accessible without your own car
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome
high chair

map - location

travel info

  • Krakow airport is served by many carriers including Ryanair, LOT, Easyjet, and Fly-Be - just 25 minutes by taxi or train into the centre of town - a choice of 13 UK and Irish airports will land you directly in Krakow!
  • Katowice airport is served by many carriers including Ryanair & Wizzair - 1 hr 10 mins by direct bus from airport to centre of Old Town - a choice of 8 UK & Irish airports will land you in Katowice!
  • Rzeszow airport is served by several carriers including Ryanair - 2hr 15 mins to central Krakow

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

The apartment is centrally heated. A connection to WIFI has been booked for 7 April 2015. All windows have been carefully quadruple glazed to retain the original casements and have triple glazing added.

Entrance hall.

Salon - a huge, bright room some 43m2 with balcony off that overlooks the square. This room is bigger than many apartments. It has one Kingsize fourposter bed, one large single (90cm mattress - so adult size), two sofas and four armchairs. It can easily seat 10 people in comfort. Murals by celebrated Polish artist Arek Twardowski.

Kitchen - fully equipped with oven, fridge-freezer and 1905 & 1950s kitchen units. The sink is original to the flat from 1905. Large dining table for 8. Murals by celebrated Polish artist Arek Twardowski.

Wetroom - a good-sized wetroom with large shower and toilet. Hairdryer and iron. Washing machine.

Bedroom - with large rear balcony off. Newly lined with antique wood (insulation behind), an antique bath, a 1930s handbasin, and original art (as throughout the flat).

local area

  • Auschwitz  - a day trip pilgrimage. Many organised tours available
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines - Many organised tours available to this remarkable place
  • Zakopane daytrip - Many buses/ organised trips available down to the Tatra mountains
  • Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum - a fantastic interactive museum
  • Market Square - largest and oldest in Europe - a lovely place to people watch
  • Museums - for modern art, C19 art, national collections, ethnography, natural history - there must be around 100 museums!
  • Churches - probably the best concentration of important historic Churches in Europe - from Romanesque to still-being-built
  • Wawel Castle - amazing complex including Cathedral, art collections, museums, restored interiors, and the famous Leonardo Da Vinci

properties nearby

Corbieres, Languedoc, South-West France..
guests 3

£477 to £656 for 1 week

Large country house/ farmhouse on the estuary of t..
guests 10

£1,694 to £3,313 for 1 week

Nestled in a medieval Tuscan mountain village, les..
guests 4

£790 to £1,522 for 1 week

near Ardingley, Sussex, England..
guests 10

£2,486 to £2,863 for 1 week

customer reviews for The Artist's Apartment, Krakow

Fabulous apartment in a great area, walking distance to everything. We will definitely be back. Note to owner: It would be very helpful if some basic cooking provisions were available such as salt and pepper and cooking oil. We noticed there was coffee but we couldn't find anything to make the coffee in. Otherwise the flat was fabulous - we loved the design.

- C featherston ,
September 2020

The Artist Apartment is wonderfully wacky, we loved it, although it did add to my step goal for the day, climbing to the third floor. Having two balconies meant we could feel part of the city at the front of the building and have the privacy of the back of the building. It was quiet and kept cool during the hot days, which was very welcome. Krakow is a lovely city and the authenticity of the apartment made our stay a real hit with all the family. Do go you will love it!!

- Lynne P,
August 2018

The apartment is beautiful and in such a great location - quiet but close to everything. Kraków is one of our favourite places and this is a wonderful place to stay and see it!

- Anna L,
January 2018

WE LOVED IT! Greetings from Berlin! Best apartment we have ever stayed in in Europe! - Trixi and family

August 2017

Thank you for an amazing time in this special apartment. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful! When we are in Krakow again we will definitely rent this apartment! Greetings from Houten (Netherlands!) - Michel, Karin, Laura and Tim

February 2017

We certainly enjoyed every moment in this apartment. The apartment feels so unique...and unlike anything we ave ever experienced. We might meet again! Best wishes from Venhuizen, Holland!

February 2017

Thanks for a wonderful stay in a fabulous apartment and a very friendly city. We have loved our four days and particularly love the old Jewish quarter. Mostly enjoyed walking around and enjoying the atmosphere Nic, Mike, Morgan & Fin

October 2016

We have absolutely loved this break - the apartment, the city and the people. Enjoy the horse-drawn carriages at night and the music on the main square then cocktails here in the Jewish Quarter - Carolyn

October 2016

Our stay at this apartment was perfect! We had a nice time in his artistic and special flat! We really liked the balconies where we could sit outside and smoke and have a drink at night! I would definitely recommend this flat! It´s perfect for couples or good friends! - Manuela from Berlin

September 2016

The flat is eccentrically charming (loved the old parquet floors and gentle new murals) as well as in a really excellent location for all exploring on foot. Accommodation is spacious and airy. Easy walking round the corner to the Jewish part of town and equally in the opposite direction to the centre: castle, market square, shops etc. Brilliant tiny café right next door (only from 9am). Everything was clean as a new pin and welcoming-feeling when we arrived. And easy to use. Would return any time. - Sarah from Toronto

September 2016

Beautiful, beautiful Krakow. This apartment is a must for anyone staying in this gorgeous City. It is well placed between the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. Everywhere is accessible by foot and there are so many amazing cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. It is not expensive to eat or drink out either. The apartment is very spacious and the little balcony overlooking the square is an ideal place to enjoy a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine early evening. There are a few steps to reach the top floor apartment but it is most definitely worth it. This is the 6th time that I have stayed in an UTT property and I can't recommend the company enough. Each and every property has it's own uniqueness and The Artists Apartment is up there with the very best. Happy holiday's to everyone who chooses to stay here, you will not be disappointed. Sue & Martin

- Susan lindley ,
June 2016

Great apartment. Great locality. Great city. Krarow is a beautiful and fascinating city. We loved staying in the Jewish quarter. It is vibrant and quirky just like the apartment. We were slightly taken aback when we first saw the interior of the apartment despite having seen photographs online. We expected different but the paintings are much more prominent than you initially expect. Having said that the apartment grows on you and we were delighted to be staying somewhere with real character and soul. The whole area oozes history and stories and that atmosphere is wonderfully carried through into the apartment. It is a wonderful place to stay.

- Nicola tadman ,
June 2016

Absolutely loved the apartment, the setting and the entire time we were in Poland. Beautiful - thank you - diolch!

- Meic G,
February 2016

Thanks for sharing such an amazing flat! Have fun whoever stays here - just go exploring from the door, you can't go wrong. We're off to Zakopane now for Skiing! - James & Julia

February 2016

We've really enjoyed our stay in Krakow - not long enough. Thanks for sharing your home and all the little special touches that made our stay so good! - Diana, Dominique, Carol-Ann and Dagmara

January 2016

The apartment felt warm and welcoming as soon as we walked in the door. Arriving in such cold weather and living in an old building myself we were concerned that it might be chilly but it was incredibly cosy even with the tall ceilings the apartment felt bone dry and kept it's heat. It was spotlessly clean and felt very cared for which made it immediately welcoming. It is perfectly positioned and the patisserie below is sublime. Although we had mastered very little Polish everyone was warm and welcoming and happy to mime if necessary. Incredibly cheap to buy food and eat out although the flat was so cosy we ate out less than we had anticipated. For people arriving on a Sunday there are plenty of small food stores selling everything you might need open until 7pm at least. A option of ordering a small welcome pack with milk and bread and perhaps ingredients for a small first meal would be welcome though.' Deborah

- Deborah barker ,
January 2016

Wir haben keine Probleme gehabt, die Schlüssel zu finden. Die Unterkunft ist super. Die Einrichtung ist echt ausgefallen bis abgefahren. Die Lage ist optimal, um das jüdisches Viertel zu entdecken und abends das Nachtleben zu erkunden. Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt.” Maria, Sandhausen, Germany

November 2015

This was an amazing place to stay in Krakow - perfect location and stunning apartment. Eating out in Krakow was such good value we never actually used the kitchen. We had a very happy four nights here, the area is packed with lovely restaurants, bars and cafes and we enjoyed a bike tour and "communism tour" in trabants. A taxi from the airport was v reasonable. We combined this with two nights at Sucha Gora - highly recommended!

- Pip billington ,
October 2015

“We had the most incredible visit to Krakow, and the apartment took it to another level. We loved the bohemian style with all the fun art. We also loved the very comfortable beds with nice pillows and it is super quite at night so you can sleep! Admin staff were easy to communicate with and responded quickly each time I had a question or concern. The location was perfect for us we never once took a cab or public transportation, we walked everywhere. There are great bars and restaurants minutes away and all the sights within walking. It was nice to have a place to hang out and relax after all that walking! Oh and did I mention great WIFI! We would go back in a minute and wouldn't think of staying anyplace else!”Julio and Doug, Santa Barbara, California, United States

October 2015

Stunning apartment in a fabulous location. Highly recommended!

- David hall ,
September 2015

“The flat is in a fantastic location. Quiet even though you are in the middle of the Jewish quarter. Very spacious with inspired interior decoration. The owner was very helpful with questions we had. Everything is easily reachable by foot, cafés, bars and restaurants.” Franziska from Vienna

August 2015

“I spent three days at the flat with my family and we had a lovely time. The flat is very spacious and light and very well located. It is quiet at night with no noise from any bars in the Jewish Quarter. We could leave our luggage in the flat before check-in time which was very helpful. Great communication with owner. The art work in the flat was quite distinct and might not be to everyone's taste.” Agnieszka Z from Geneva

August 2015

Place was absolutely amazing. Lovely inside and close to everything in Jewish Quarter. I would 100% recommend this place if you are going on holiday in Krakow. Owner is also a gentleman and always willing to help with any query you have. Will definitely stay here when back in Krakow again. Thanks!

- Karl K, Kilcloon (Ireland),
August 2015

We loved Kraków and adored staying at the flat - the size and location were fantastic. When we stayed, the weather was initially very hot, so we were glad that a fan was supplied. We mainly ate out but it was useful to find the little 24/7 shop on the corner, which supplied everything. (I wasn't sure how to use the oven though - maybe some instructions?) The shower room was fantastic and I also enjoyed a few dunks in the roll top bath. We appreciated the holiday literature in the kitchen, and used it to book trips to Auschwitz/Birkenau and to Wieliczka. The WIFI was highly useful in planning for weather, outings, and getting extra information. It was a great week for exploring and relaxing.

- Jill L,
August 2015

“Wonderful apartment, spacious and with an unique style. Close to the old town and the main station..we really appreciated breakfasts at the corner of the street. More beautiful in real life than in the photos" Enrico from Cagliari, Italy

July 2015

“Mit Gepäck bietet es sich an, vom Bahnhof die Staßenbahn 10 (2 Stationen) bis zur Wohnung zu nehmen. Wenn man erstmal da ist, lässt sich Krakau sehr gut zu fuß erkunden. Insbesondere Kazimierz mit tollen Möglichkeiten zu Essen oder zum Weggehen ist nur einen Katzensprung entfernt. Die Wohnung selbst ist schön, alles ist noch neu und top in Ordnung. Der Blick geht auf die Kastanien im ruhigen Innenhof und über die Dächer Krakaus bis zum Wawel. Die Belohnung für die vier Stockwerke, die man bis zur Wohnung (unter dem Dach) erklimmen muss. Da der Schlüssel in einem kleinen Safe unten am Haus angebracht ist, sind Ankunft und Abfahrt stressfrei. ” Anja Kunack, Berlin

July 2015

" “The owner promptly to my queries and was very helpful. The apartment was in a perfect location and as described in the website. We had a brilliant holiday and would recommend this apartment to others.” Laura Murray USA

July 2015

“Greg's Wohnung ist bombastisch - sowohl von der Lage als auch von der Ausstattung. Sie bietet enorm viel Platz und hat dazu richtig Charme. Der Kontakt mit Greg war sehr unkompliziert, prompt und entgegenkommend. Besonders schätzenswert ist die reibungs- und kontaktlose Schlüsselübergabe, welche ein komplett unabhängiges Einchecken ermöglicht. Vielen Dank und gerne wieder!” Andreas Arndt, Karlsruhe, Germany

July 2015

“We had a very nice time in this spacious and delightfully quirky apartment located in a historic building. Everything was very clean. We felt very welcome. The bed was very comfortable. The apartment is right in the heart of the Jewish district and there are wonderful restaurants, shops and nightclubs nearby. The main problem we had was lugging our luggage up all the stairs to the third floor, but most of these historic buildings don't have elevators. The owner was great to communicate and deal with. Just a tip.Be sure you turn on the white light switches in the hallway if you come or go after dark. They are easy to spot once you know what you are looking for.” Marie from Longwood, Florida

July 2015

"The apartment is beautiful, well positioned, well stocked, and spacious. There aren't enough adjectives to describe how wonderful our experience was! Owner always responded quickly to my emails and was easy to communicate with. My family of 5 was never cramped and we would all love to stay in this apartment again." Susan from Mesa, Arizona

July 2015

'“Great apartment - really spacious, decidedly quirky and well located. Situated in the Jewish Quarter it is only 20 minutes easy walk to anywhere in the old town, the castle and the river. The Jewish Quarter has a really good vibe with lots of cafes, restaurants, street food and bars. Great place for breakfast (and the best cheesecake in Krakow) in the next street (Velodrome) and a really good patisserie (Vanilla) on the same block. Just around the corner is a good corner shop and a comprehensive off-licence which includes an amazing array of Polish beers and vodkas.” Charlie Taylor

June 2015

"Amazing apartment, think it looks a bit bigger than the pictures actually. Nice location. Has wifi now which seemed reliable and worked all through flat." Charlotte

June 2015

« Calling all fellow business travelers - Why stay in a bland 15 sq m box in a hotel, when you could stay in this amazing top-floor apartment overlooking a quiet square in the Jewish Quarter for a fraction of the price. It comes complete with balcony, parquet floor and bohemian deco. Clever check-in system that means you can arrive and check out at any time that suits you.... no meetings needed to be arranged. » Mark Heath

June 2015

“I loved the apartment! The apartment is great; central location, very specious and authentic details. The owner really took care of the details of the apartment. It looks exactly like the pictures! We especially enjoyed the balcony with the warm spring evenings. Even with hot weather the apartment stays cool due to the high ceilings. ” Margot from Utrecht

June 2015

“The apartment is amazing and exactly how it appears in the pictures- very roomy and tastefully decorated. It has prime position right near the Jewish Quarter which is a great base to explore the local bars and restaurants. We had an amazing time and wouldn't hesitate to visit again/ recommend to anyone. Thanks so much!” Amanda

June 2015

“This apartment is really wonderful. It is spacious and bright, but most impressive is the incredible love for details. The murals, the colors, the artworks and all the small objects placed carefully in every niche and corner are simply amazing. The apartment is perfectly located; the vibrant quarter of Kazimierz offers a wonderful array of restaurants, cafés and little shops. ” Anja Nowak

May 2015

"Perfect host. Excellent communication, quickly answering any questions I had. Apartment is beautiful, in a perfect location and It's huge. Thank you for a lovely trip to Krakow." Miriam from Dublin

May 2015

Very accurate listing description, no problems at all finding our way there or letting ourselves in. Owner was always quick to respond to our queries, and also flexible when we requested an early check in/late check out. Everyone was very impressed with the apartment! There were five of us and plenty of space for everyone to hang out in the kitchen or living room. I would definitely recommend this apartment for amazing design and location! The Jewish Quarter is very cool, laid back - I'm happy we chose this area rather than the market square which was a bit more touristy and much busier. Extremely clean, comfortable, affordable and a great choice if you want to treat yourself and stay somewhere 'special' in Krakow. - Christine from USA

May 2015

"The apartment was really great. Real super price quality ratio. The neighborhood is located between the old city and the Jewish quarter with all the great bars and restaurants. I visited Krakow with my father, so we were only with the two of us, however the apartments easily can accommodate 5 people to sleep. The apartment looks like a piece of art and has been redesigned with great taste. I could easily life here for a while." Barry Polak, Canada

April 2015