This article provides specific information about local laws that apply to people who host their homes in Krakow. It is your responsibility to verify and comply with any obligations that apply to you as a host. This article can serve as a starting point or place you can come back to if you have questions, but it isn’t exhaustive and it doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. It’s a good idea to check to make sure laws and procedures are current.
Some of the laws that might affect you are complicated. If you have any questions, contact the Municipality of Krakow directly or consult a local advisor, such as an attorney or tax professional.
According to the Act of August 29, 1997 on hotel services and tour guide and tourist excursion leader services, entities providing hotel services (accommodation for tourists) must register in the relevant register of facilities.
Registration of uncategorized facilities in Krakow is handled by the Municipality of Krakow and the entry is free of charge. More information can be found on the website of the Municipality of Krakow or on the website of Accommodation Facilities in Krakow.
Uncategorised facilities include e.g. hostels, guest rooms, apartments, aparthotels and other (uncategorised) facilities providing accommodation services for tourists.
The register of categorised facilities, such as hotels, motels, campsites etc. is maintained by the Marshal of the Małopolska Region.
All listed accommodation facilities in accordance with current regulations must meet building, sanitary and fire safety requirements.
Additional information for guests
To help guests explore Krakow like a local and in a safe and authentic manner, Airbnb and the Municipality of Krakow have prepared a joint guide of best practices. This guide includes useful tips and emergency numbers. In addition, the Municipality of Krakow has prepared a local guide to help your guests stay safe and travel respectfully in Krakow.