9 de los países más baratos para visitar en Europa

Brianna Mills, 05.04.18
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Europe is a treasure trove of wonderful places. What's more, with low-cost carriers such as the cheap and cheerful EasyJet and Wizz Air flying people about the continent, it's now pretty cheap to get around. Using PayPal and PayPal Credit to pay for flights while you travel around also helps as it allows you to track your travel funds and make sure you are still keeping your travel experiences within budget. The thing is, when you get to where you want to go, the price of having a good time can be steep. Hotels, eating out, sight-seeing and getting around can rack up a hefty bill if you’re not careful. In fact, on the Telegraph’s list of the world's top 20 most expensive countries, 11 of them are in Europe!

It wouldn't be fair to tarnish the whole continent with that brush, however. There are still many cheap and cheerful places to visit in Europe with a lot to offer. Here's a few of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe and a rough price guide to help you weigh up the costs of visiting.

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Ucrania: la forma más barata de fingir que eres un gran apostador

Barato para ... Cerveza, Fanta, Wining & Dining, Transporte, Alojamiento, The Opera, Vuelos internacionales

Kyiv has always had a reputation for being a cheap capital city compared to the rest of Europe and for good reason. Even compared to its Eastern European neighbours, you'll see your travel money go a lot further here. In fact, it's listed as the Telegraph's 6th cheapest country in the world. Kyiv itself is a beautiful city, but, for me, Lviv has more charm. It's a really interesting place to while away an afternoon, with quirky tourist attractions such as a masonic restaurant, as well as wonderful markets and an aromatic coffee roastery. Plus, due to cheap connecting intercontinental flights from Ukraine International Airlines, it also makes a wonderful alternative stopover destination and is one of the cheapest European cities to fly into!

Lviv/Львів-old-town-ukraine Lviv old town, Ukraine. Photo credit: Brianna Mills

Archivo de datos de Ucrania:

Moneda: Hryvnia Ucraniana
Alojamiento: Puedes obtener alojamiento de 5 estrellas en la capital por poco más de $ 100, albergues para $ 5-8
Transporte: Un boleto de tren de compartimento de litera de primera clase para llevarlo en el viaje de 10 horas entre Kiev y Lviv puede costar alrededor $ 8
Comidas: Una comida de tres platos para 2 personas en un restaurante de rango medio es en promedio $ 15.23
Beber: La cerveza más barata de mi vida fue la compra accidental de una botella de 2 L en un bar en Uzhhorod para $ 1
Entretenimiento: Los boletos de ópera más caros en la famosa sala de ópera de Odessa te harán retroceder $ 11
Cómo llegar por aire: LOT Polish Airlines , Windrose Airlines y Georgian Airways son todas alternativas a volar con Líneas aéreas internacionales de Ucrania

Bulgaria: el todoterreno barato

Barato para ... Vino, Nueces, Trenes, Atracciones Turísticas, Vida Nocturna, Festivales

Sofía sigue siendo un buen negocio entre las capitales europeas, y el resto de Bulgaria ofrece algo para todos. Desde las zonas de fiesta de Varna hasta pintorescas ciudades históricas como Veliko Tarnovo y los balnearios de Burgas en el mar negro, seguro que encontrará un lugar que le guste. Aunque los precios de alojamiento van en aumento, sigue siendo uno de los países más baratos para visitar en Europa.

Rila-monastry-Bulgaria Rila Monastry, Bulgaria

Archivo de datos de Bulgaria:

Currency: Bulgarian Lev
Accommodation: A mid-range hotel on average should cost $40, a private double in a cheap hotel around $15
Transportation: Inner-city trains $3: The longest regular route is the $25 Sofia/Varna round trip in 2nd class
Meals: Street food $0-2, restaurant mains $2-6
Drinks: $3 for a good bottle of wine in a supermarket, $1 for a coffee, less than $1 for a fizzy drink
Attractions: most museums/attractions will set you back around $1.50
Getting there by air: So many low-cost airlines fly into Sofia, from FlyDubai to Transavia

Eslovaquia: la forma económica de disfrutar de las vistas a la montaña

Tatras-slovakia The picturesque Tatra mountains in winter, Slovakia

Barato para ... Cerveza, Trenes, Esquí, Senderismo, Alquiler de bicicletas, Supermercados

Despite only being a day's cycle distance from the capital of Austria, Vienna, Bratislava is not nearly as popular as its neighbouring capital city. A lack of famous attractions doesn't help, though the pleasant and historic town center is worth a day meandering round. However it is worth a detour from Bratislava to the nearby Tatras, the highest part of the Carpathian mountain range. The dramatic scenery entices skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer. With this cheap European destination, you get all the benefits of the Austrian mountains without the extortionate cost.

Archivo de datos de Eslovaquia:

Currency: Euro
Accommodation: Mountain hut hire in the Tatras costs around $6-10, camping for two people around $12. A 4-star hotel in the capital might be $70 for a double room
Transportation: Inner-city trains are cheap, and public transport around towns costs lest than $1 per ticket
Meals: A meal at an inexpensive restaurant should cost about $6
Drinks/Entertainment: Rent bikes and cycle to Vienna for $12 a day or just sip beer for $1.50 a pint
Attractions: One-day ski pass: $17-36 Getting there by air: Ryanair and Pobeda are two low cost carriers that fly here

Polonia: la forma económica de salir de noche

Streets of Poland at night The colourful streets of Poland at night. Photo credit: Caio

Barato para ... Vida Nocturna, Alojamiento, Atracciones, Vuelos Internacionales

Poland is hardly newsworthy as a cheap destination to visit in Europe. Many Europeans already take to the country for their budget weekend breaks. But why is it so popular? One reason is the nightlife. There's a fact circulating the internet that Krakow has the most pubs per square kilometre in the world. Whether that's true or not I can't say, but there's definitely some truth behind the rumour. The city is literally built upon medieval city bars.

Archivo de datos de Polonia:

Moneda: Zloty polaco
Alojamiento: $ 35 para una habitación en un hotel de rango medio, $ 60 para el mejor lugar en la ciudad
Transporte: Tan barato como $ 8 para una larga distancia / tren internacional o autobús
Comidas: Si comes y bebes en buenos lugares todo el día, prepárate para pasar el día $ 24
Bebidas: $ 2 para una buena pinta de cerveza, un poco más para un café
Atracciones: Los lugares turísticos van desde $ 0 - $ 6
Cómo llegar por aire: Como ya dijimos, hay muchos operadores de bajo costo que atienden a los países más baratos para visitar en Europa y Polonia no es una excepción.

Rumania: castillos, campo y capitales a bajo precio

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) Romania Bran Castle, or Dracula's Castle, Romania. Photo credit: Brianna Mills

Barato para ... Camping, Alojamiento, Explorar, Actividades al aire libre Queso, Vino, Turismo

Although Bulgaria gets the prize for the cheapest all-rounder European country, in many respects Romania is a close second. Thanks to diverse geography, Romania is increasingly popular as a budget destination in Europe for multi-activity holidays. The Transylvanian Alps are one of several mountain ranges and only a short train journey away from the Capital city of Bucharest. This is a stunning area for outdoor activities, not to mention the picturesque villages and castles that litter the landscape making you feel like you belong in a fairytale. And, to top it off, it just about makes the top 20 of the world's most affordable countries.

Archivo de datos de Rumania:

Moneda: Leu rumano
Alojamiento: Puede obtener una cama de albergue por menos de $ 5 , o una sala de estrellas 3 por menos de $ 70 Transporte: Aproximadamente $ 8 para un tren o autobús de larga distancia
Comidas: $ 5 te conseguirá una comida decente, $ 21 una fiesta digna de un A-lister
Atracciones: Castillo Bran ('Drácula'), el lugar turístico número 6 es inusualmente alto $ 10 por persona, pero hay muchas cosas gratis que hacer, incluido un excelente recorrido a pie gratuito de Bucarest
Cómo llegar por aire: Aire azul es la maravillosa aerolínea de bajo costo de Rumania

Macedonia: la alternativa más barata a los lagos italianos

Barato para ... Lake Lounging, Wining & Dining, Ajvar, Mariscos, Alojamiento

Un impresionante no. 12 en la lista de países más baratos del mundo, Macedonia es un destino europeo menos conocido. Su ciudad capital, Skopje tiene un choque desconcertante de lo nuevo y lo viejo, pero lo más destacado del país es el delicioso Lago Ohrid. Compruébalo, en toda su belleza:

lake-ohrid-Macedonia Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. Photo credit: uprouted.co.uk

With delicious fish restaurants, cheap private rooms to rent and lots of really lovely glamping spots, the area is one of the cheapest countries in Europe for a holiday. And perfect for travellers young and old on a budget, wanting to kick back and relax. Now that Wizz Air offer direct seasonal flights from the UK to Ohrid it's even easier to enjoy this corner of the world, but the drive through endless forrest from Skopje is also spectacularly sinuous.

Archivo de datos de Macedonia:

Moneda: Denar macedonio
Alojamiento: Durante la temporada alta, las habitaciones rara vez terminan $ 30 y por lo general, este precio incluye el desayuno; las tarifas caen en picado en otras épocas del año
Transporte: Un autobús de Skopje a Ohrid = $ 10 , de Skopje a Pristina = $ 6
Comidas: Una comida de tres platos para 2 en un buen restaurante puede costar $ 17
Bebidas: Las cervezas están entre $ 1.50 - 2 por botella, vino $ 10 / botella o $ 2 / glass, spirits about $ 3 / onza y cócteles sobre $ 5
Atracciones: Las entradas pueden variar entre $ 0-5 por persona

Bonificación de destino europeo barato: Kosovo

Barato para ... Obtener una muestra de la cultura europea del café

A pocas horas de la capital macedonia, Skopje, el país de Kosovo sigue siendo la peor pesadilla de un geógrafo político. Prepárese para los locos niveles de la cultura europea del café, una ciudad abierta y amplia, y MUCHOS homenajes al ex presidente de los EE. UU., Bill Clinton.

Latvia: The cheaper alternative for a romantic getaway

Latvia-sky-line Riga Skyline, Latvia. Photo credit: Vivid Cafe

Barato para ... Sintiéndose como si estuvieras en París sin pagar el privilegio, Night Life, Accommodation

La metrópoli más grande de los países bálticos, Riga tiene carácter y genial para competir con los destinos turísticos más populares de Europa. Tiene una arquitectura impresionante, una historia inspiradora, una animada vida nocturna y pintorescos paisajes a precios bajísimos, por lo que es una buena opción si estás planeando un recorrido por los países más baratos de Europa.

Archivo de datos de Letonia:

Moneda: Euro
Alojamiento: No es el país más barato de la lista para el alojamiento. Un albergue decente puede estar más cerca de $ 15 , un hotel de gama media $ 70
Transporte: Un autobús público, tranvía o tranvía es $ 1-3
Comidas: Puede obtener un desayuno, almuerzo y cena decentes para $ 15 por persona
Bebidas / Entretenimiento: Una cerveza puede ser sobre $ 2.50
Atracciones: El Mueseum of Natual History de Riga y subir el elevador de la torre de la iglesia St Peters son $ 4-5 cada
Cómo llegar por aire: airBaltic están estacionados aquí, y Norwegian Air shuttle para viajes más lejos, entre otros

Georgia: la forma barata de comer el paraíso

Tbilisi-Georgia-Viewpoint Tibilisi, Georgia. Photo credit: Brianna Mills

Barato para ... Senderismo, ganando y cenando, bocados, Mountain View, City Breaks

OK, so it's not technically one of the cheapest European countries to visit as it isn't a European country. But it does compete in the Eurovision song contest and when you walk around the streets of the capital city, Tbilisi, along rows of EU flags and distinctly European cobbled streets and architecture, you'll see why it's a 'grey area'. Great food, fantastically generous people and superb scenery make Georgia a budget destination well worth considering for your next trip. Not to mention it's just under Ukraine on the Telegraph's cheapest countries in the world list at no. 7!

Archivo de datos de Georgia:

Currency: Georgian Lari
Accommodation: For $40 you could find a very nice hotel to stay in
Transportation: For a 5 hour train from the black sea beach town of Batumi to Tibilisi will cost around $10
Meals: A price of the famous Georgian street food dish, Khachapuri, will cost around $0.50
Drinks/Entertainment: A delicious bottle of homemade wine at a wine bar might set you back at mere $3 - $5, a bottle of water roughly $0.20
Attractions: There's plenty to do in the countryside for free
Getting there by air: Pegasus Airlines and Georgian Airways are just a few of the country's regular low-cost carrier options. You can often find unbelievably cheap flights to the Georgian city of Kutasi with Wizz Air.

Take a look at this map which highlights the chepeast countries by continent!

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