Witamy w Polsce! – Poland on a budget

When I heard that our next destination would be Poland, I had no idea what to expect. We arrived on Wednesday to Modlin Airport (40km from the centre of Warsaw), where we took a bus to Modlin train station and then a train to Warsaw Central. First two days we spent discovering Warsaw and on Friday we headed to Kraków for the weekend.

On our flight to Warsaw from Eindhoven (NL), we watched the movie “Schindler’s List”. For all who haven’t seen it yet, quickly go to watch it!!

What did I personally spend? And then us, a couple?

Travels in total (flights, train, bus) 
20€ / 40€
roundtrip Eindhoven – Warsaw (RyanAir)
60€ / 120€ public transport in Poland

Sleeping for five nights
80,5€ / 161€ Warsaw 2 nights 69€  + Krakow 2 nights 66€  + Warsaw 1 night 26€

Eating outside
64,60€ / 129,15€
3x Lunch & 5x dinner

Besides flights, we used public transport to travel Warsaw – Kraków
: 1 hr Modlin Airport to Warsaw (train + bus) approx. 9€ (38zl) [x2 in total 18€]
: 2.5 hrs from Warsaw to Kraków in Premium Intercity 35€ (150zl) [x2 in total 70€]
: 3.5 hrs from Kraków to Warsaw in normal Intercity 15€ (66zl) [x2 in total 30€]
: Single ticket for public transport approx. 90 cent (4zl) [x2 in total 1,8€]

We stayed with

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Old Town, Warsaw

Warsaw, Old Town Kanonia Hostel & Apartments
+ Location, in Old Town, middle of everything. Easy to reach from Central station of Warsaw by public transport.
+ Pleasant and friendly staff, lots of information and tips available
+ Clean, nice common spaces
– Rather loud, you could hear other people through the walls

Kraków, Welcome In Kraków Staszica
+  Location, 10 minutes walk from Kraków Old Town
+  Very nice apartment, clean and very cute decoration
+  The owners were extremely friendly and we even got some arrival chocolate
– The bed was actually a couch bed not real bed, but that was already informed in booking.com

Warsaw, Dream Loft Central
+ Friendly staff, though, the key was to be picked up from another location
+ Location was good, close to the station but only a short walk to the centre
– The building itself was a bit hidden and it reminded us from of some hounted buildings

Alchemia (Jewish quarters)
Lunch for two
1 x Hummus share-board 5,5€ (24,5zl)
2 x Pad Thai 7,4€ (or 3,7€, 16zl per person)
Local “John Lemon” lemonade 1,4€ (6zl)
Mango shake 1,4€ (6zl)
Total: 15,7€ (7,85€ per person)
Score: 7/10
Review: Food 8, atmosphere 4, price 7 out of 10

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2 thoughts on “Witamy w Polsce! – Poland on a budget

  1. Thank you. I enjoyed seeing those examples of what dishes in restaurants cost, what they look like and getting hands on tips.

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