Internet Access

  • Wi-fi is widely available across the region. Hostels, B&Bs and midrange hotels often offer free wi-fi, while top-end places generally charge a fee.
  • Wi-fi is often available in public parks, at cafes and restaurants, in railway stations and at airports.
  • Many hotels and hostels provide computer terminals for guests' use, either free or for a small fee.
  • The diffusion of wi-fi means that there are not as many internet cafes as there once were. They still exist, though, and you'll find them across the region. You might also be able to log on at department stores, post offices, libraries, tourist offices, phone centres, and universities. Costs range from about €1.50 to €5 per hour.
  • If you're using your own kit, note that that you might need a power transformer (to convert from 110V to 230V if your computer isn't set up for dual voltage) and a plug adaptor.