BACKPACKER INDEX: US$24.84
Bucharest hotel prices
Since Bucharest isn’t yet a major tourist city, the hotels tend to follow a pattern mostly for business people. The high season mostly runs from February through June and from September through November. The low season includes July and August, when many offices are closed, plus December and January, when the weather is terrible. Prices at hostels and cheaper hotels barely change through the year.
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Bucharest doesn’t exactly have the best reputation among travelers, but it’s an interesting destination at the very least. Some complain that the Soviet Era still feels alive and well, though progress is continually being made, so those wanting to see those influences should probably come soon.
What Bucharest might lack in polish, it makes up for with reasonable prices. It’s one of Europe’s cheaper large cities, and budget travelers in particular will have far more good options than in most other cities to the north or west. Hotels and hostels are generally cheap, though quality standards might be lower than you are used to if you book at a bottom-end place.
Food and drinks are also pleasantly cheap for most visitors, and the main attractions will barely make a dent in your budget, so you won’t be rushed to see everything in one or two days, at least.
Bucharest attraction prices
|Parliament Palace||This Soviet-era structure is the second largest building in the world, and the price includes a tour.||adults||7.74|
|Museum of the Romanian Peasant||This museum showing what simple life was like is strangely popular.||adults||2.48|
|Village Museum||An open-air museum displaying a full-size village from the past.||adults||3.10|
Bucharest Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||12.38 - 18.58|
|Train from HC airport to city||2.51|
|3km taxi ride in Bucharest||2.17 - 4.64|
|Metro, tram, bus ride||0.62|
|Metro, tram, bus day pass||1.86|
Bucharest food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||If your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have some decent budget options nearby.||2.48 - 3.72|
|Budget lunch||The local food is hearty and usually cheap if you avoid the tourist places.||3.10 - 6.19|
|Budget dinner||There are many international cuisines available in Bucharest if you tire of the local favorites.||4.64 - 9.29|
|Beer (.33l bottle)||The local lager is very cheap in a few places, and reasonable in most others.||0.93 - 1.86|
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|Airports||Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP), Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU)|
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Bucharest’s climate holds few surprises. Summers are generally warm, but rarely scorching or humid, and rainfall during summer tends to be low as well. Winters can freeze, though standing snow is usually not a problem. Spring and autumn are quite pleasant in general, but windy days can make it feel colder than it really is.
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