Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 3, 2012 5:29 AM Last Post By: sara98
Oct 22, 2012 6:57 PM
Daily budgetHello, I will be spending all of July 2013 in Europe. During this period, I want to spend 1 week in CZech republic. I am looking for hostels and budget accomodations. Furthermore, I plan on having cereal for breakfeast in the hotel. for lunch, I do not mind eating street meat if available. for supper, I would like a sit down meal in a restauraunt. Is 100$ US daily enough in this country?
Oct 22, 2012 11:47 PM
1Yes you shoul get by easily on that.In Prague,
Loads of street food available and many takeway places.
Last week I had deep fried cheese with fries and a friend had sausages and fries, we both had drinks all from a street vendor on Wenseslas square total cost for both was less than 200kc ( less than $10).For evening meals plenty of places where you will get a main course and a beer for under $15 as long as you don't eat too fancy.
away from Prague things can get a lot cheaper./I was in Beroun (about 30 miles from Prague) last week. 3 meals (mushroom omelete,Fried Pork with potatoes,and ham with potato pancakes and cabbage) plus 4 beers came to a total of 278Kc ( about $12) so you can eat and drink really cheaply in the Czech Republic.
this link will give you an idea of costs, hope it all helps
Oct 23, 2012 5:12 AM
Oct 23, 2012 5:29 AM
3our most expensive meal last week was in this resturant.
it is a bit out of the way but easy enough to find.
We both had venison Medallions in rosehip sauce with potatos and salad, one drink each ( a beer and a wine), total cost was around 800kc and it was superb. There are many more expensive places but mid range resturants like this won't break the bank.
As Laketraveller says have a few beers, look to some of my previous threads about beer in the czech republic and where to drink it, it really is superb.
Oct 23, 2012 1:47 PM
Oct 29, 2012 8:49 AM
I have spent 4 weeks here now
Tip 1 DO NOT gets in a taxi unless it has AAA on the side and has the meter on, I have been ripped of loads of times and all I do now is give the driver the correct fair and walk off.
Avoid the money changers in the old city or at night ask the rate first and if it’s no good 90% chance it will be then ask for a better rate or just walk off. The ATM s are ok but even the rate here is not always the best, shop around.
If you want to save money just, just avoid the tourist traps and the "night river tours" you WILL go Hungary, I eat at the local shopping centre, a good meal cost no more than 200 CHK,
A cheese burger at the MD,s cost 30 CHK, a movie ticket in Praha 5 cost me 179. Wine in the supper market cost me 280.
Street food in the main square is cheap and fills the gap, cant remember the price but its less that 100 CHK
A train ride to Mllada 2 hours away is 100.
for 100 USD , its best to shop around, but you should have enough for a few beers, the price is normally 30 CHK 0,3 litter , but be careful I have got a bill for 1200 for 6 beers, but the non stop line up of girls pole dancing should have been a big clue to what was coming.
Drink the local beer, why on earth would any one want imported beer in the CZ
Ask before you buy anything, it does help, I have friends who live here and we get a lot of tips from them.
Prague is a amazing city, but full of tourist traps- rip offs, the people here outside of the tourist areas are generally honest and very hard working.
Hope this info is of some help
Oct 29, 2012 1:41 PM
6Drink the local beer, why on earth would any one want imported beer in the CZ
never a truer word spoken.
I was in here a couple of times when i visited the other week, excellent food and the beer made on the premisis is quite wonderful, Tenyearsago, you might want to try it, the food is very good to but really it is a nice place and the beer is some of the best i have tasted in a long while
Nov 16, 2012 5:36 AM
Dec 3, 2012 5:29 AM
8If you are looking for a place to stay, Prague Stay (www.prague-stay.com) is a great company with really gorgeous and affordable apartments, all of which are in the center...if you are traveling with other people it's much cheaper than a hotel and you can make meals at your apartment, which will save you more money in the end as well. If you are traveling alone and want to meet people, the Czech Inn is really great (www.czech-inn.com) and is located in a less touristy neighborhood.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$134.33 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$101.20 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$171.47 per night