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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Is Krakow good for solo travel?

Safety:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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 54 experiences

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

4.3/5

Group travel experience

I spent a day in Krakow, and it was quite an experience. The highlight was visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The underground tunnels and chambers carved from salt were fascinating, especially the Chapel of St. Kinga with its detailed salt sculptures and chandeliers. After the mine, I walked around Krakow. The city’s architecture is stunning. The Wawel Castle by the Vistula River and the medieval buildings in the Old Town, especially around the Main Market Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, were impressive and beautiful. However, I wasn’t a fan of the local food. It was too heavy and greasy for my taste. The service in restaurants was also disappointing—slow and inattentive.

Posted: July 10, 2024Experienced: May, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 1/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Skye

Skye

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

I stayed 15 minutes away from the Main Square. I felt extremely safe in this city as this was my first solo trip. I would definitely recommend Auschwitz, Salt Mine, Zakopane and Oscar’s Factory. There are all different kinds of restaurants in the main square. You can walk around the town very easy. There are buses, trams, Uber, bolt and taxis all available to travel to different parts.

Posted: July 2, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

People are usually very early drunk and also most of them are gona shout to you. Always walk with people from hostel or groups to skip that . There are a lot of bar crawling events and a lot of party hostels keep that in mind when you book your accommodation. Most of them are open to be joined so consider of booking a normal hostel in case you are not 100% in to that

Posted: May 31, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Jodie

Jodie

United Kingdom

Family travel experience

I felt so safe and I travelled with my sister. I would recommend the salt mine tour combined with the auchwitz and Birkenau guided tour. I travelled for the Christmas markets in December 2021 but felt like this city had so much more to offer. Cute little quirky streets round the whole old town centre. I would love to go back!

Posted: May 30, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

*multicultural city *high rate of English speakers *green city *easy to get around, easy access to maim squares *beautiful old town *tasty vegan food options *sightseeing through mounds *big parks *historical buildings and city overall

Posted: May 22, 2024Experienced: April, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Overall i felt safe wandering around. As Im muslim it was hard for me to find halal food as there is pork everywhere so i had fish and it was okay I went to zoo it was fun you can take the bus its cheap and also you can pay card

Posted: May 11, 2024Experienced: April, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Zuzanna

Zuzanna

Poland

Couple travel experience

Kraków it's my favorite city in Poland! I love the architecture and food. Oh the food is amazing 🤩 I love to spend time just walking around in old town and kazimierz. Kraków is a little bit expensive but not too much. I never experienced robbery or something like that. I always feel safe in Krakow. The public transport is really good working. I stay in private room with shared bathroom and it was okay. I really recommend visiting Krakow.

Posted: May 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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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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Solo travel experience

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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Is Krakow safe for women?

Safety rating

4.3 /5

Based on 21 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.3 /5

Based on 21 experiences

I think Krakow is generally safe and easy to travel to,it's not a lot of crime here. The levels of crime are low, and there is not much risk for women travelling alone. That said, it won't harm to take the usual safety steps to make sure the trip goes smoothly.The only exception is that the local football clubs don't like each other. But if you avoid wearing any opposing fan gear near the stadiums, you'll be okay.

Posted: July 13, 2024
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Overall it's really safe city and people there are kind. I've lived there for a long time and never heard of any serous crime happening or anything. As a woman I feel safe there but you need to be careful if you're using public transport at late hours because that's when some weird people show up, but those are mostly drunk people.

Posted: July 10, 2024
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Local tips

Kirin

Kirin

Poland

*Krakow is rather safe. During 3years living here never had any problems during night time. But of course you have to stay causeous of your surroundings *Depending on your liking you can search place to eat. Asian food, Indian food, Pizza or etc. For me, I can't find here Bingsu ice cream. However, other cities have it. Local food can be served at cafeteria Mleczny, traditional and not expensive *If you are a student you would have a discount almost everywhere. Prices in Poland not high comparing to other European countries. Public transport well developed. You may buy 24h ticket and don't worry. Taxi are Uber or Bolt, safe as well *Can't specify about areas to avoid. It can be quite loud next to the city centres, as many pubs and clubs located there. I personally live 20min away by train *A lot of touristic places located in near cities, such like Wielicka mine. Or you can visit Oswencim from Krakow. In city you may look for Free Walking tours. They cover main places of Krakow history

Posted: July 9, 2024
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Nina

Nina

Poland

In my opinion, Krakow is a great place to visit! 🌇Beautiful architecture and lots of greenery around. Additionally, everything is surrounded by the city's long and beautiful history. 🐉Many legends that can be heard about the surrounding places. You can relax by walking along the Vistula River or go for a bike ride. 🚲🌳 In Krakow, both near the Main Square and in Kazimierz, you can find great places to eat well, below I will leave some restaurant recommendations 🥗🌮🍕🥟. A good application for getting around the city is Jakdojade, where you can find information on how to get where, from which stop and also buy a ticket. 🚌 I always feel good and safe in Krakow, whether on buses or in taxis. Come to Krakow! 😊 Szalone Widelce Tomasza 20 resto bar Vincent Sushi 77 Pino Beer House Moaburger N’pizza Pocoloco Yum Yum Viet Nam

Posted: May 1, 2024
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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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Krakow

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Hanna

Krakow

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3 days

About me

I'm eighteen years old, who is adventure-seeker. My young age is the reason why I recently started to break new grounds in cheap travelling. It is my oyster now, as well as a responsibility. Whole world seems to be compelling, so I need to experience and see as much as possible of it. Now, few words about me: I'm interested in the human body and I am going to be a physiotherapist. I've always trained many sports, which taught me teamwork and compromise. I've been a vegetarian for five years and love cooking; I know many recipes and kitchen "tricks". I love camping, meeting new people and mountains.

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Kayl

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I’m 28 and have been solo traveling to other countries for 7 years now! I love immersing myself into the communities around me, finding markets, exploring nature, museums & trying new foods and restaurants. I enjoy staying with host because I am always grateful for their knowledge and experiences that they share with me.

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Clara

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Hi! I'm working on my PhD in linguistics so I'm generally pretty busy, but happy to chat and meet up when I can. I live in NYC now but I'm originally from California. I studied classical music awhile ago so I like arts as well.

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