Romania is one of the wildest and most beautiful countries of Europe, located in Balkan Peninsula and bordering Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova and Serbia.
The good news is that Romania is a pretty cheap country. For about 30 USD per night per person, you can sleep in beautiful guesthouses or in 3 or even 4-star hotels all across the country.
You can find cheaper rooms but be careful and check before if they have or not a private bathroom. Yes! Some of the hotels have shared bathrooms so don’t let yourself fooled!
Obviously the hotels from big cities are always more expensive, especially if you want to stay close to the city centre. A fancy hotel located in the heart of the city might easily cost around 100 USD per night per person.
Traditional houses transformed into guesthouses which offer traditional reinvented cuisine are also more expensive than the average rate, but trust me, it’s worth each penny. They are somewhere between 50 to 80 USD per night per person with breakfast included.
And for traditional houses and castles, our recommendation is Zabola Estate Transylvania or any traditional house from Viscri.
Here are our suggestions of available accomodations in Viscri area << click
The food costs and how to visit Romania
The food costs are not very high too. Many restaurants offer for lunch the daily menu consisting of 3-course meal and costs somewhere between 5 to 7 USD.
If you don’t want to try the daily menu, then the average price for a 3-course meal is somewhere between 8 to 15 USD.
But trust me! You cannot eat 3 courses because in general, the portions are really big! We never eat 3 courses! We usually eat the main course and a dessert, which sometimes we split it in two! Oh boy! There is a lot of food!
A good way to save some money is to order soup! Soup price starts from 3 USD and is very consistent and is usually served with bread.
Or you can eat fast food. The fast-food price is around 5 USD, but it is really a pity to go to Romania and eat fast food when there is plenty of delicious food around!
And there is always the third option: cooking. You can buy your food from supermarkets like Penny, Lidl or Profi and prepare your own food.
Actually, this is the cheapest way but then you need to have an Airbnb or something were to have a kitchen.
Transportation costs and how to visit Romania
The transportation costs vary depending on which type of transport you choose.
The cheapest way is to travel by using public transport and trains, but this might not always be the best option. There are many attractions which cannot be reached by public transport.
Or you need to change many buses and trains to get there which means a lot of time waste on the road.
The best way to explore the country, especially if you plan a full tour across the country is to rent a car.
The renting prices are not very high. They start from 30 USD per day for a Dacia Logan, which is the Romanian national car.
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My advice is to go and rent a car if you want to be time-efficient and see as many places as possible!
You are your own boss! You don’t need to be stressed out or in a hurry because your train or your bus is leaving.
So, to sum up, if you don’t want to travel as most travellers do and you are a fan of cooking and AirBnb then you need somewhere between 60 to 90 USD per day with car rental fee included.
Now that you know how to visit Romania at a reasonable price, it’s time to do your plans and hit the road!