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Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 15, 2019 11:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€100
  • Dorm bed in hostel or mountain hut: €10–20
  • City transport ticket: €0.70
  • Regional museum entrance: €2–5
  • Castle tour: €7–10
  • Canteen meal: €3–6
  • Beer: €1.50
Midrange
€100–200
  • Guesthouse stay: €40–90
  • Car rental: €18–30
  • Mud or thermal-water treatment: €10–15
  • One-day ski pass: €30
  • Scenic cable-car ride: €8-27
Top end (more than)
€200
  • Luxury hotel: €120–180
  • High-class two-course meal: €30
  • Guided ski or ice-climbing tour: €180
  • Spa treatment: from €30

Slovakia's currency became the euro in January 2009. ATMs are available in most tourist destinations. Credit cards accepted in major hotels; with guesthouses, ask ahead.

Tipping

Slovaks don't tip consistently, but rounding up bills to the nearest euro is common practice.

  • Restaurants Leaving 10% is increasingly common (and may be expected of foreign tourists). Higher percentages may result in waitstaff assuming you've made an error and following you to return your change.

  • Taxis Round up the bill by an extra one or two euros.

  • Pubs and bars Not expected except for table service and elaborate cocktails.