Where to Stay in Košice [Best Places to Stay for 2024]

Košice is a medieval town, the largest in eastern Slovakia. Named a European Capital of Culture in 2013, Košice Slovakia is an interesting destination for travelers looking to explore Eastern Europe.

Map of Košice & Locations to stay in

Located in the eastern part of Slovakia, Košice is not far from Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine, making it a good central location from which to take day trips into neighboring countries.

With a few good areas and many hotels in Košice Slovakia, let us help you find the best place to stay when you visit. Whether you are seeking a budget-friendly hostel, a boutique hotel or a family-friendly vacation rental, you will have several options to choose from. 

We will cover off all types of Košice accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Košice hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Košice 2024.

❤️ Best Area first timersOld Town Košice
💸 Best Luxury HotelDoubleTree By Hilton Košice
👪 Best Hotel for For FamiliesHotel & Restaurant Barca
🏨 Best Mid-Range HotelBoutique Hotel Bristol
🛏️ Best Budget HotelCity Ela Centre
✨ Best HostelHostel Vodna 1

This guide shows off the best Košice hotels, best places in Košice to visit, the best places to stay in Košice, hotels near Košice attractions, Košice neighborhood guide and many more.

Below are 4 of the best neighborhoods in Košice to help you make the right decision when trying to work out best areas to stay in Košice for you. We have tried to make the guide as easy to follow as possible.

We have also included some things to do or places to visit as well as some eatery suggestions of either our favourite places or some funky places to eat at within the areas in Košice so you can use this as a go to guide.

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Old Town KošiceWhere to Stay in Košice for First Timers

Also known as Stare Mesto, Old Town Košice is the best area for tourists visiting for the first time, and for those who only have a few days to see the highlights.

At the city center, you’ll find a preserved medieval town in the midst of a more modern city.

This is where you’ll find most of the best things to do in Košice, including the singing fountain, Jakab’s Palace, and the Sculpture Immaculata, a monument celebrating the end of the plague in the late 18th century.

For aerial views over Košice, you must climb the bell tower at St. Elizabeth’s Cathedral. 

Map of Old Town Košice

Best places to stay in Old Town Košice

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Old Town Košice

Budget accommodation in Old Town Košice

Mid range accommodation in Old Town Košice

Family Friendly accommodation in Old Town Košice

Affordable Luxury accommodation in Old Town Košice

Scenic view of St. Elisabeth cathedral in the main square of Kosice city, Slovakia. St. Elisabeth cathedral is a Slovakia's largest church and one of the easternmost Gothic cathedrals in Europe

Železníky – Where to Stay in Košice  for Relaxation

About three kilometers south of Old Town is the Košice neighborhood of Železníky, a residential neighborhood with easy access to the city center.

If you prefer a quieter atmosphere not far from the center of tourist activity, this is a good option as it’s only four tram stops from Old Town.

If you prefer to explore on foot, you can easily walk to Old Town in about 30 minutes. This neighborhood is approximately halfway between the Košice International Airport and the train station, making arrival and departure from Košice quite easy. 

Map of Zelezniky

Best places to stay in Železníky

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Železníky

Budget accommodation in Železníky

Mid range accommodation in Železníky

Family Friendly accommodation in Železníky

Affordable Luxury accommodation in Železníky

Slovakia, Kosice - View of the Cathedral of St. Elizabeth from Mlynska Street in Kosice. The largest gothic church in Slovakia, an amazing ancient temple

Steelpark – Where to Stay in Košice on a Budget

Just southwest of Old Town is the Košice neighborhood called Steelpark. This is quickly becoming a trendy area with lots of new development.

Nearby Steel Arena is the largest arena in town, hosting several major sporting events and live performances.

This area is also home to the Science and Steel Works Museum and Kulturpark Košice. The OC Galeria shopping center is also nearby, making this a convenient place to stay just outside of the Košice city center.

Map of Steelpark

Best places to stay in Steelpark

Budget accommodation in Steelpark

Mid range accommodation in Steelpark

Family Friendly accommodation in Steelpark

Affordable Luxury accommodation in Steelpark

Singing fountain in front of State Theatre at Main square in Kosice (SLOVAKIA)

Kosice International Airport – Where to Stay in Košice near the Airport

The Košice International  Airport is located about ten kilometers south of the city center. For business travelers and those with early morning or late night flights into Košice.

There are few activities of interest out this way, but you can easily reach Old Town in 15 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transportation, so it’s not entirely inconvenient to stay here.

Bear in mind you will need to travel to see any Košice attractions, however, you can find a good home base here from which to explore eastern Europe on low-cost carriers. 

Map of Košice Internaitional airport

Best places to stay near Košice International Airport

Budget accommodation near Košice International Airport

Family Friendly accommodation near Košice International Airport

KOSICE, SLOVAKIA - Terminal 1 of Kosice International Airport. It is the second largest international airport in Slovakia

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