Europe is home to some of the world's most costly destinations. But if you don't bother to go shopping or pay high transport fees to see the priceless views of the Norwegian fjords, pick your bags to these low budget destinations. Below are some of Europe's most affordable cities, along with saving hacks, so you can get the most out of your money, to get to more places. When you ask local people what they think about Constanta, they certainly think about the Black Sea and its beachside. But it's not all about sitting or getting into the beach, Constanta City has so much more than that, and in this article we are about to find out what!
Romania - the mysterious destination
Romania has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment and still remains an off-track destination in Europe with its mysterious and charming castles and fortifications. This LEU local currency is worth just 1⁄4 of the value of EUR, which is extremely low here and even a bit shocking for people more frequently traveling in northern and eastern Europe (1 EUR = 4,47 LEU, and 1 USD = 3,94 LEU). Local residents have cheap and often to take a taxi around here. You can easily get into the cab by the lively nightlife of Cluj-Napoca or by going to the airport from your hostel in Bucharest, around Brasov, where the famous Chateau of Dracula is situated. In low season, a hostel bed in the Bucharest dormitory (e.g. the Midland Hostel) could cost no more than EUR 8 (approximately USD 9).
Bulgaria - an off-the-beaten-path land
Bulgaria, which has a wonderful, pure landscape, that you can see without being broken, is another less well-known country in the Balkan peninsula. Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv and Varna are some of the most important cities. Sofia is one of the rare European capitals that you can get a decent hotel room at prices as low as USD 20/night — sometimes less. Bulgaria has somewhat higher average travel expenses than Romania. The Bulgarian LEV represents half the value of the EUR (1 EUR = 1.94 LEV, 1 USD = 1.72 LEV). It is worth experiencing the versatile Bulgarian cuisine. In restaurantes in Sofia, healthy food and "slow food" are now very trendy. Hostel Mostel Sofia offers a lot of 12 euro for accommodation, including breakfast and dinner, in one of the dormitories, around 13,6 USD.
Czech Republic - a romantic and historic country
You'll find some other amazing, romantic budget destinations for couples, including Czech Republic, when you move up the map towards Eastern Europe. The country's beautiful rivers, like Moldava, Elba, Danube, etc., flowing through the country, are widely associated with romance. Prague is also worth visiting for its historic centre, well preserved and old. Beer is a must try, for the Czech Republic offers a wide range of quality nationally produced beers. In a low-cost restaurant, a glass of beer (0.5l) costs less than USD 2. Around 25 Czech Corunas are worth one euro (USD 1 = CZK 23.81). The country attracts unbelievably large numbers of Asian tourists to its capital and affordable Asian restaurants are difficult to find.
Hungary - the thermal bath paradise
Hungary, bordering on the Czech Republic, is yet another notable travel deal in Eastern and Central Europe. In Budapest, you can discover a lot of castles, cathedrals and historic monuments. Pairs can relax in a thermal spa before they can enjoy the gorgeous beauty of the capital by a stroll through the banks of the Danube River. Spas and even an outdoor area reserved for occasional guests with various pools and sauna rooms are of great value at a price of approximately USD 15, which are of great value. This price will probably not be found anywhere else in the world for the same services.
Poland - the food heaven
Travelers to Poland usually visit at least two cities, including the capital city of Warsaw and Krakow's former capital. Many people want to see the striking differences between the two, and to get around the country is affordable. Although Kraków is known for its exquisite old city and its many low-price bars and restaurants, Warsaw is famous for an impressive combination of modern architecture and the Old Town is similar before the Second World War was demolished.
Spain is a slightly cheaper country compared with Western and Southern Europe but is slightly more costly than the one mentioned above. The country attracts tourists to popular islands like Tenerife and Ibiza throughout the year, and ex-pats to the mainland, in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Tarifa. With warm weather throughout the year and low rates. There is still a nomad house for travelers to live in for a short period, working and traveling at the same time. It is certainly less expensive to pay for short-term rent than to pay each day for a hostel bed. Spanish people are known for their relaxed behavior and some of the best people in the world to party with.
Greece is the place to be if you love to lie on the white sand and swim in the pure blue ocean without spends a fortune in luxury places such as the Palestinian Islands and Dubai. Greece attracts many couples and solo backpackers with a lot of tour and non-tourist islands at the same time. I'd avoid spending too much time in Athens, but I'd go to Santorini, Creta, Paros, Mykonos and Corfu Islands instead. My favourite local cheap-eat treat is souvlaki or gyros in Greece — a kind of Kebab that costs just $5 per part.
Which area should you go for?
The cheapest travel zones within Europe tour packages are those in the Balkan Peninsula (Romania and Bulgaria), Eastern Europe (Czech, Hungary, and Poland), and South Europe respectively other than Western and Northern (most expensive) zones (Greece, Spain). The Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania), Ukraine, and Russia are some cheap areas to include on your low budget bucket list.