Is Gdansk Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Gdansk is generally safe for solo female travelers. As a popular tourist destination, it usually has a good police presence and public areas remain busy until the late evening. However, as in any location, it is recommended to practice common safety measures such as avoiding poorly lit areas during nightfall, cautioning against pickpockets in crowded areas and maintaining an awareness of your surroundings at all times.

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How safe is Gdansk?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Gdansk is generally considered quite safe, even for solo female travelers, during the night. Though it is always important to follow common sense safety habits like avoiding unlit or deserted areas and not displaying valuables. Public transport and most areas are well-lit and often monitored by local law enforcement. Most locals and staff at restaurants and bars are helpful and respectful. However, caution is necessary as pickpocketing, although rare, can happen.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Gdansk is typically reliable and safe. The city has an extensive network of trams, buses and trains that are timely and generally well-maintained. It's well lit and used by everyone from students to senior citizens. Just remember to always keep an eye on your belongings, as pickpocketing can occasionally occur, particularly in crowded areas.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Gdansk is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. Street harassment isn't a major issue, though, like everywhere, it can occasionally occur. As long as you follow basic safety precautions, such as staying in well-lit areas and being aware of your surroundings, the risk of experiencing any unwanted attention is relatively low. The locals are mostly friendly and respectful, making Gdansk a comfortable environment for women traveling alone.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Gdansk is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. Petty crimes like pickpocketing can occur, particularly in tourist-heavy areas and public transportation, though they're not significantly common. As always, remain vigilant about your surroundings and keep personal belongings secure to limit potential risks.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

In Gdansk, you can rest assured about the quality of tap water. It is perfectly safe to drink. The city continuously invests in improving the quality of the water supply and follows rigorous sanitization standards. So, you can relish the good health while quenching your thirst directly from the tap if bottled water isn't available.

Is Gdansk safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 16 experiences

Kateřina

Kateřina

Czech Republic

Group travel experience

Poland is in my opinion very safe country. Gdansh is beautiful city full of galleries, pubs, caffes and people there mind their own business. I had no problem with anything. Olny there are no shops open after 8pm, which i am not used to, but if you buy food for breakfast during the day, you are safe;)

Posted: April 2, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I really liked Gdansk. I didn't have a great desire to visit, but I found incredibly cheap flights. Visiting this place is relatively cheap, it has beautiful architecture and there is a beach about 20 minutes away by taxi and 30 minutes by train. I visited this place alone and felt completely safe.

Posted: December 16, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I spent 3 wonderful days in Gdansk and I highly recommend it. Fantastic city. I had a great walk around the city. The beach and promenade were also charming. The transportation there was very safe and easy to use.

Posted: July 29, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I spent a week in Gdansk / Sopot / Gdynia in July. I walked around Gdansk in the middle of the night because it was very hot during the day. I took the local suburban train late with no issues. I didn't encounter any thieves. I would highly recommend learning the basics of the Polish language. I did this before my trip and it was necessary because most people outside the service sector didn't speak English or spoke very little. Initially, I had some trouble reading the timetables and the ticket system for the trains and trams. I was never harassed by scary men and I felt exceptionally safe.

Posted: April 9, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Neptune's Fountain - Long Market - Town Hall - Golden Gate Safety: Extremely safe and super friendly for solo travelers. Recommendations: Gdansk is beautiful and it is one of my absolute favorite cities.

Posted: September 17, 2022
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To Do: - Visit the Museum of the Second World War - Take a ride on the Black Pearl - Visit Westerplatte - Explore the Old Town Safety: This is a safe place to travel. Recommendations: Gdansk is charming, but quite small, so I wouldn't spend more than 2 days there.

Posted: September 10, 2022
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To Do: - Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk - Museum of the Second World War - Neptune's Fountain - European Solidarity Centre - Pier in Sopot - Mariacka Street - Amber Museum - Gdańsk Museum Safety: As a woman traveling alone, I always felt safe. Recommendations: Gdańsk is amazing, probably my favorite city in Poland. There is a lot to do there if you are interested in history.

Posted: September 3, 2022
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Is Gdansk safe for women?

Safety rating

4.1 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.1 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Gdansk is a very safe city in Poland. I do everything alone, like waking late at night and going anywhere. Of course I’m always aware being a woman, but I never had a situation that I felt unsafe! I really recommend Gdańsk for women :)

Posted: May 23, 2024
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Yasmine

Yasmine

After one year living in Gdańsk I can say that it is very safe I am always going alone to the train or bus station at 3 or 4am not dangerous at all French people who are living here say that it is safer than Paris

Posted: April 10, 2024
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Is Gdansk safe right now?

Before your visit to Gdansk, it's essential to check travel advisories for Poland, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States Government advises exercising normal precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises to take normal security precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 7, 2024

Is Gdansk worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 16 experiences

Emilia

Emilia

Italy

Solo travel experience

This was my first solo travel in the age of 18. I booked an very cheap hostel with single room but shared bathroom. The room was really ok but the bathroom stinked so much :D Mostly I experienced nature. My favorite activity was to walking by the see with my foot in the water ale looking into sea.

Posted: January 25, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Gdansk is such a charming place. Walking around downtown, all the colorful houses look adorable. There is the Long Market, the main pedestrian street with cafes, shops, and fountains. I went to the World War II museum, but it was a bit overwhelming for me. I recommend trying Pierogarnia Stary Młyn for good, traditional pierogi.

Posted: June 5, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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