Solo Female Travel in Krakow

Krakow, located in southern Poland along the Vistula River, is renowned for its rich historical legacy, enchanting aura, and vibrant culture. Known as the city of kings, it boasts a treasure trove of architectural marvels such as the Royal Castle on the Wawel Hill, and the delightful Kazimierz Jewish district. As the former national capital and an intellectual, cultural, and artistic hub, Krakow is famed for its magnificent medieval main square, the Rynek Glówny Market Square, featuring Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. Its well-preserved Jewish quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site, echoes poignant reminders of the Holocaust, while the legendary Schindler's Factory presents a stark narrative of wartime past. Discover the city's historic charm by exploring Europe's largest market place, or immersing in the city's thriving artistic scene. Home to world-class museums, scenic parks, and a host of international festivals, Krakow is a city of rich history infused with modern liveliness.

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Safety:Very safe

Krakow is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. The locations are well-lit and the locals are friendly and willing to assist if necessary. However, it's advisable to stay alert, especially during the night and in less crowded areas as minor incidents like pickpocketing can occur. Public transport is reliable, but it is recommended to be mindful of your belongings. Overall, the sense of personal safety in Krakow is high with standard travel safety precautions.

Transport:Easy

Krakow is quite navigable, with excellent public transportation options. Buses and trams cover an extensive network across the city, making it convenient to travel to the most popular tourist spots. There are also several options such as taxis, bike rentals and even horse-drawn carriages for an authentic experience. However, information in English can sometimes be a bit lacking, and certain parts of the city are better to explore on foot.

Things to do:Fascinating

Krakow is thoroughly captivating and offers a multitude of activities to delve into. From exploring its rich history with the Wawel Castle and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum to immersing in its charming old town, Gothic churches, and buzzing street markets. It also presents a vibrant nightlife, reflective in its numerous bars and clubs in Kazimierz district. Excellent food, friendly locals, and the tranquility of Vistula River are added advantages. The city also acts as a gateway for scenic day trips to areas like Zakopane or salt mines in Wieliczka.

Food:Above average

Krakow has a rich culinary scene. Its traditional Polish cuisine is a must-try. This includes pierogi (stuffed dumplings), kielbasa (sausage), golonka (pork knuckle), and of course, hearty Polish soups such as zurek and barszcz. The city also has a wide range of international food options such as Italian, Indian, and Middle-Eastern, making it diverse and catering to various taste preferences. The reason it's not a perfect score is because it can be a bit meat-heavy, potentially not as appealing to vegetarians or vegans.

Budget:Very affordable

Krakow is very budget-friendly, especially when compared to other European cities. Accommodation options are varied and affordable, and meals can be cheap if you opt to eat in local 'milk bars'. Public transportation is also cost-effective, and many of its attractions, like the old town and Jewish Quarter, are free to explore. Plus, you can also visit a number of museums at a low cost.

Is Krakow worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 46 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4.4/5
Gamze

Gamze (26)

Turkey

Group travel experience

I love Krakow. I've been in Poland before. It's a safe place to go out and get home safely. You can attend to free guided tours. You can walk to see the historical places. The weather was so nice but you should still bring some hoodies with you. Krakow is a cheap place there are a lot pf froigner students here. It's a perfect place to have fun thanks to the great clubs

Posted: April 18, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Love this city, I have been here many times and always the food and culinary experience is impressive and a good value for money. I highly recommend to visit this city. For cultural experience the Salt mines and Auschwitz is also very interesting to see.

Posted: March 10, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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There are lots of amazing historical sights and a cute bunny cafe I recommend. I felt safe all hours of the day and I spent 3 days walking around eating amazing food and taking tours. I recommend all of Poland for a solo trip. It's safe and affordable.

Posted: February 13, 2024Experienced: June, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Krakow became one of my favorite cities. The highlights I recommend visiting: 1. Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral 2. St. Mary’s Basilica 3. Auschwitz Concentration Camp (it is very sad, but worth visiting) 4. Old Town Square 5. Jewish Quarter 6. Sukiennice (cloth hall)

Posted: February 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I had a really nice time in Kraków, Poland. I went in 2017 for 4 days with a group of girls from my study abroad experience. We had so much fun that weekend and I even recall Sunday night (obviously pre pandemic) being action packed. We had went on a bar crawl and the food was so much good. I’d recommend this city to anyone.

Posted: January 27, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Poland is in my opinion a super safe country to travel, everyone I met there was nice and kind, food is great, not a expensive country and many interesting places to visit. Near Krakow you can visit Auschwitz and Wieliczka mine.

Posted: January 24, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Krakow. I felt safe, even during group "pub crawl" until the early morning hours. I participated in a free sightseeing walk and visited Auschwitz, Salt Mine, Wawel Castle and Schindler's Museum.

Posted: October 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I went to Krakow by myself in January and it was my first ever solo trip. I was 19 years old and I never felt unsafe for a moment. I went on a trip to Auschwitz with GetYourGuide and took part in a free city walk. I also went on a pub crawl, which was very spontaneous, but I had a great time and never felt unsafe. People were very nice and friendly.

Posted: October 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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This is not my favorite city in Central Europe (especially in Poland, I prefer Gdańsk), but it was still a great trip. I recommend the salt mine as a day trip. I also really enjoyed walking around the Kazimierz district. There were many cool restaurants and street art. There is also the Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory Museum, which was amazing. You have to book tickets in advance, but in my opinion, it's really worth it.

Posted: October 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Michelle

Michelle

Canada

Solo travel experience

History was really rich and i enjoyed long walk around the city. The food was excellent every were and very budget friendly. It also felt very safe everywhere. The visit of a salt mine a little bit out of town was really worth it. I was beautiful and filled with art pieces made out of salt.

Posted: October 8, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Cansın

Cansın

Poland

Krakow is super cozy historic city. Really safe for woman. In the night im not afraiding about anything. Most of Poland cities giving the same trust. Most of the stuff you should do in Old Town area. There's plenty of things that you can do in there. There is beautiful places around there for food also. For great food and nigthlife im also recommending Kazimierz. Everyone should try Zapiekanki in Kazimierz's Plac Nowy. Public transport is not expensive great for seeing most of the places in Krakow.

Posted: January 21, 2024
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