Accommodation in Gdansk
There are a lot of hotels in Gdansk, but we can’t recommend a specific one as we are locals and we have never stayed in a hotel in our own city. Gdansk has several districts and in each of them you may find accommodation. But what to expect from every district? Here is a short guide to accommodation in Gdansk
Where to stay in Gdansk – which district to choose?
Gdansk has changed a lot during the last 20 years in terms of accommodation. Districts, that once were just blocks of flats or ruined houses have been transformed into districts of newly built apartments. So if you visited Gdansk then, forget about what you saw, and prepare to see a lot of opportunities to stay in Gdansk.
Accommodation in Gdansk City Centre
As you may expect the choice of accommodation is the biggest in the city centre. You will find here top-rated hotels, cheap hostels and private apartments. The main advantage of this location is the short distance to the Old Town. The main disadvantage is the price and the buzz of the street at night, especially during St. Dominic’s Fair.
What you should expect here are mainly private apartments to rent. This is a noisy, commercial part of Gdansk, but prices might be lower here than in the city centre. And the area is well connected to the whole Tricity with SKM train (10 minutes to Gdansk City Centre, 25 minutes to Gdynia) and the Airport (SKM train, buses). But you will need up to half an hour to get to the beach from here (Gdansk Brzezno Beach). The most pleasant area to stay in Gdansk Wrzeszcz is recently renovated Wajdeloty Street
There is only one hotel here (Hotel Lival), but there are lots of private apartments and pensions. This is the best area if you want to spend a lot of time on the beach (Brzeźno beach is just behind the corner), but it takes time to get to other parts of Gdansk from here. Expect to pay a lot here during summer vacation and prepare to book your stay well in advance.
This district consists mostly of old, communist-era blocks of flats, including one of the longest buildings in Europe – Falowiec. But the area is relatively close to Brzezno Beach and Jelitkowo Beach, and very close to Ronald Reagan Park the big green area between Przymorze and the sea. Just as in Brzezno – prices hike during summer vacation and the availability in this period is low.
Gdansk Oliwa is the best location if you like calm surroundings or come to Gdansk with children. Oliwa Park in the centre of the district and Trojmiejski Park Krajobrazowy around are the best salvation on a hot summer day. The other attraction is the great Oliwa Zoo, which is just a few bus stops away. But if you want to the beach or city centre you can easily do that, as Oliwa is well connected with other districts. There are only three hotels here, including one of the best situated hotels in Gdansk: Dwór Oliwski, and the rest are private apartments.
This is the best location to stay on Jelitkowo Beach which is just a few metres away. There are a couple of hotels here and lots of apartments, as well as one camping site on the border with Sopot. There are buses to Sopot from here and trams to Gdansk Oliwa and further.
This is the closest area to Gdansk Stogi Beach, but still, you’ll need a short tram trip to get to the beach. This is an old district, and most accommodation is in old blocks of flats. There are also two camping sites close to the beach, where you can go with your tent or camper. Except for the beach, Stogi is not a popular tourist area, so don’t expect many attractions here. But Gdansk City Centre is only 20 minutes away with a tram.
Where to look for the best accommodation in Gdansk?
It’s better to make a reservation in advance, especially in the summer when everything is packed. We recommend a popular website booking.com to look for hotels in Gdansk. You can easily find a suitable place for you there.
If you’d like to get an extra 50 PLN payback after your reservation on booking.com, send us a message. We’ll send you a link and after your stay, you’ll get part of your money back. It works even if you already have an account and without a limit of reservations.
If you prefer to rent an apartment or a room you might be interested in airbnb.com platform. It’s a good idea when you’re travelling with more people to share the cost of the apartment. Just be careful about additional charges like guest and cleaning fees.
It’s a platform where you can find local hosts and sleep at their house. This is for free but don’t treat it like a free hotel. It’s something more. It’s about meeting new people, sharing culture and your experiences. If you like the idea, you can try to find a host. We use it many times during our travels and we hosted many people here in Gdansk. It was always a wonderful experience, every time unique.