Cheap European summer destinations

The 5 cheapest summer holiday destinations in Europe

After our article ‘Top 5 European destinations this summer’, here’s some ideas if your budget is a little tighter. A recent study by uncovered the best places to go on holiday in Europe at the lowest cost. With a daily overall cost (backpacker cost), calculated by adding 1 night, 2 public transport trips, 1 tourist attraction, 3 meals and 3 local beers, the study shows that it is possible to find somewhere cheap to stay in Europe, without sacrificing the splendour and culture of your European holidays.

Bucharest, Romania

With a backpacker cost of 18.06€/day, Bucharest is among the cheapest destinations in Europe. A trip to Romania will allow you to discover a nation on the up, which is keen to attract tourists with affordable prices. To get the most out of your trip, visit the Palace of Parliament and the Romanian Peasant Museum, and check out the crazy Romanian nightlife with a trip to the most iconic clubs in the country.

Bucharest Romania cheap European destination

Kiev, Ukraine

The backpacker cost in Kiev is 18.74€/day. There are so many things to discover in the capital of this fascinating city, including the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, a spellbinding orthodox monastery, and the iconic Saint Sophia Cathedral, the size of which will amaze you. Everything is affordable at a reasonable prices.

Kiev Ukraine cheap European destination

Sofia, Bulgaria

If you want to explore Europe but not travel as far, Sofia is a great choice. The backpacker cost is 19.26€/day. Even with a low budget you can still explore this charming and vibrant city. Don’t miss the architectural wonders, such as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, or the open air parks such as Borisovata gradina.

Sofia Bulgaria cheap European destination

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade still bears the stigmas of the Yugoslavian wars of the 1990s. As a result, there have been great efforts taken to attract tourists. With a backpacker cost of 20.68€/day, it’s one of the cheapest cities in Europe. The centre of the city is full of charm and you can take on the fortress of Belgrade and the Avala Tower.

Belgrade Serbia cheap European destination

Krakow, Poland

Krakow is one of the cities which has witnessed the largest increase in tourism in recent years. There are many reasons for this, but the affordable prices go some way to explaining why so many choose to spend their holidays here. With a backpacker cost of 21.12€/day, it’s a cheap city. This means you can make the most of the many great things to do around this fantastic city. The huge number of bars and restaurants will help you to immerse yourself in local life without breaking the bank.

Krakow Poland cheap European destination

Find a cheap place to stay

Finding an affordable place to stay is a great way of keeping your holiday budget under control. Choosing a spare room with a local landlord will not only cut your accommodation expenditure but give you an insight into the local culture and way of life. On Roomlala you can find accommodation all across Europe.

Author: Roomlala