When on a vacation or a business trip, hotels provides you with comfortable accommodations, tasty restaurants and spas with facilities such as swimming pool, fitness, massage or sauna.
If you come as a tourist on a budget, hostel can be a good choice. They are clean, comfortable and available for a very reasonable price.
Accommodation around Košice
During some events like The Ice Hockey World Championship, you may have a problem finding yourself an accommodation. Thanks to good infrastructure (car, bus, train), it is not hard to find an accommodation even outside of Kosice. Some people even book hotels in Poprad - Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia's highest mountains, despite of the fact that it takes about 1:30 to get to Kosice by train.
Hotels and Hostels have generally lower prices when compared to other western cities, since there are not as many tourists as in other European hotspots, but the services in Kosice are very comparable. International brands like Hilton or Best Western Hotel give you standards you are used to from other cities. There are also plans for many new International brand hotels, but many Slovak owned hotels are as good if not superior in the accommodation and services they provide thanks to the competition on the market.
As a tourist you don't have to be afraid. Crime in Kosice is not high and the people are known for their hospitality and friendliness. However, you should be careful of pickpockets in crowded local transportation or shopping malls. Most of the people speak at least basic English and are generally able to provide needed advice or directions.