Money Saving Tips - WARSAW
Eat at Milk Bars – Polish cities have an incredibly affordable cost of living, so eating here is refreshing if you’re on a tour of Europe. Milk Bars first appeared in the 19th century as a low-cost eating alternative for the working class, and have now experienced a resurgence as a trendy, hipster spot to indulge in the local fare. Expect hearty, no-frills Polish food cafeteria-style food, such as pierogies, Polish beer, and pickled cucumber soup
Get the Warsaw Pass – The official Warsaw City Guide gives you free admission to the top ten attractions, including the Royal Lazienki Museum (25 PLN for adults) and the Royal Castle (30 PLN for adults). It also offers a free Hop-On Hop-Off tour, as well as discounts on restaurants, accommodation, and other sights. You can buy a 24-hour card for 119 PLN, however, 48 and 72-hour cards are also available. If you visit five attractions you’ve already got your money’s worth, so definitely get the pass if you plan on seeing the sights!
Buy a transit pass – While public transit is already quite cheap, you can save even more money by purchasing a public transit pass. Look into buying a multi-day pass, especially the weekend pass, which costs 24 PLN, and is valid from Friday at 7 PM until 8 AM on Monday.
Get free admission to museums – On certain days of the week, specific museums have free entry. For instance, Schindler’s Factory is free on Mondays and the Aviation Museum is free on Tuesdays. Be sure to look up the museums to find out which days are free before you go, and get there early to beat the crowd!
Take a free walking tour – Free Walking Tours offers a free tour of Warsaw, which is a great way to explore the city. You’ll get to see the sights while learning about the history, culture, and architecture of Warsaw — all for free! Just be sure to tip if you have a good time!
Stay with a local – Warsaw has a fairly active couchsurfing scene, which means you should be able to find a local to stay with. Not only with this cut down on your costs but you’ll get to learn about the city directly from someone who lives there!
Save money on rideshares – Taxify is way cheaper than taxis and are the best way to get around a city if you don’t want to wait for a bus or pay for a taxi. Taxify is an app thats going head to head with uber so they are offering some great discounts, at the time of writing all rides were 40% off.
Join a Pub Crawl - The nightlife in Warsaw come sometimes be very expensive, this has allot to do with it also being the banking capital as well as the capital of Poland. A pub crawl will get you the first hour of unlimited drinks for free and VIP entry to 4 clubs.