Solo Female Travel in Warsaw

Warsaw, the vibrant capital of Poland, is a compelling mix of old and new located in the east-central part of the country, on the Vistula River. It's renowned for its fascinating history, breathtaking architecture, and vibrant culture. Among its notable landmarks are the meticulously reconstructed Old Town, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the striking Royal Castle, and Wilanów Palace that portray its past grandeur. Warsaw is also known for its rich music and arts scenes, as it was the birthplace of famed composer Fryderyk Chopin, with numerous theaters, museums, galleries, and the outstanding Warsaw Philharmonic concert hall offering visitors a wealth of cultural experiences. Technological wonders and modern skyscrapers, including the iconic Palace of Culture and Science, coexist harmoniously with the city’s historical elements making Warsaw a captivating blend of tradition and modernity.

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Is Warsaw good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Warsaw, like most of Poland, is generally safe for solo female travelers. The city is well-lit, the locals are friendly and willing to help, there is a low general crime rate and an effective police force. Appropriate precautions - as you would in your home country like avoiding dark, isolated places at night and keeping an eye on your belongings in crowded spaces, will enhance your safety. However, it's still important to stay cautious, especially at night. Warsaw's safety is boosted by its amazing public transportation system which gives you easy and safe transport options at all times.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Warsaw has a good public transportation system that includes buses, trams, and a metro line, making it quite easy to navigate the city as a solo female traveler. It also has a large number of English speakers, which makes communication easier. The city is generally safe, but it is always a good idea to remain vigilant. The city layout can be a bit confusing at first due to the contrast between the old and new town, so carrying a map or using GPS can be helpful.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a vibrant city rich in history, culture, and arts. It offers a plethora of activities for solo female travelers like visits to the Royal Castle, walks around the picturesque Old Town, and immersion into Polish culture at Wilanów Palace. It also has a captivating nightlife scene, numerous shopping centers, and a creative culinary scene, though language barrier outside popular tourist areas can be a challenge.
Food:

Food:Above average

You'll find a delightful mix of traditional and modern cuisines in Warsaw. From classic Polish dishes like Pierogi and Borscht to a growing number of vegan and international restaurants, the food scene is incredibly diverse. It's widely affordable too, allowing you to try a wide palette of dishes. However, some people might find the flavors to be less daring compared to other countries.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Warsaw is quite budget-friendly for travelers. Accommodation costs can vary, but affordable options like hostels and budget hotels are plentiful. Food is relatively cheap, especially if you eat at milk bars or local grocery stores. Public transportation is also cost-effective, and many of the city's attractions are either free or have a modest admission fee.

Is Warsaw worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 18 experiences

Things to do

4.3/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.5/5

Budget-friendly

4.1/5

Solo travel experience

I felt very safe in Warsaw; there are many museums to visit and a variety of restaurants. I recommend sushi in the market square. The shopping mall is large and has many interesting stores. It's worth renting a bike and riding it around the city.

Posted: June 7, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I went to Warsaw on Christmas eve and despite this I managed to have a good time. There was lots to see and it was very cheap. I felt safe as a woman. I went around to the old quarter and Christmas markets. The food was also delicious.

Posted: May 30, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Beatriz

Beatriz (21)

United States

Solo travel experience

I felt safe in warsaw and loved walking around. At night I preferred to stay in well-lit areas of course, normally while walking back to my airbnb in the "old town" which is a great area to stay in! My itinerary was taking as many tours as possible, such as the "WW2 in warsaw" free walking tour. I recommend the Pierogis at the restaurant "Restauracja Głodomory Mokotów" just south of a BEAUTIFUL park called Palace on the Isle (Pałac na Wyspie)

Posted: April 21, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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berfin

berfin (25)

Poland

Solo travel experience

I feel safe. Howower Warsaw is a capital city, so little crowded. You must see the museums and parks. I think Public transport little expensive because we were transfer to one bus to another. Old city beautiful in the night. Altough food and wine more expensive old city area

Posted: March 13, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Warsaw is a beautiful city. They have many beautiful parks to walk in, and the "Old Town" is so nice and historical. I ate delicious dumplings and soup there. The transportation system is also easy to use.

Posted: August 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I highly recommend visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum (mandatory), the Museum of Literature, as well as the POLIN Museum. I went to the Chopin Museum (my favorite composer). The Lapidarium of Antiquities is a famous small antique shop, which is located near the Royal Route and is splendid. I avoided the city center (known as Old Town) and the Royal Route when I was looking for food, and it turned out that my favorite restaurants are a bit on the outskirts. Łazienki Park was also beautiful.

Posted: August 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Warsaw was a beautiful place to be. It was very safe and friendly. I liked the old town, many performances in the evenings. This is particularly influential because, like many things in Warsaw, it was completely rebuilt after being bombed into oblivion during World War II. The Polish people are amazing. I liked the food, gardens and music.

Posted: June 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Inside Warsaw, I liked the Palace of Culture (city view), the Museum of Resistance Movement and the Palace Gardens, which are next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The mermaid statue was also charming. The old town and the Warsaw zoo were also wonderful.

Posted: May 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I stayed in Warsaw for 3 days in November. I took advantage of the free city tour and highly recommend it. The weather was sometimes a bit rainy, but it's so beautiful there in the fall, and there is also a huge park that I really liked. Great dining options too! I enjoyed my stay there and felt safe at all times. I even went out after dark. Uber was also very cheap.

Posted: May 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Adelina

Adelina

Romania

Solo travel experience

Warsaw it's cleary a location you must see. I was amazed by the arhitecture of the Old Town. I only stayed there for 2 days but I'm sure I will return because I believe I haven't seen all.

Posted: April 11, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Warsaw safe for women?

Safety rating

3.8 /5

Based on 9 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.2 /5

Based on 9 experiences

Katarzyna

Katarzyna

I travel a lot around Europe and I have to say that Warsaw is one of my favorite places. Starting from public transportation- you can feel really save and comfortable. People here are different, as everywhere, but even if you’re coming back from party or any other places you can feel safe. If you want come back from party ordering Uber - you can order “Uber for women” so it is really helpful

Posted: June 3, 2024
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Karolina

Karolina

Warsaw, the city I grew up in, is very safe. The streets are well lit, people are kind and there isn’t much weird things going on - at normal hours and places that it. I’d probably avoid going to the right side of the river alone when it gets dark, or to dark alleys/parks.

Posted: May 28, 2024
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Meet locals in Warsaw

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Bea

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Bea.I am divorced.In the past I traveled a lot.At this moment is little less.

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FEYZA

FEYZA

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Hi I'm Feyza from Türkiye🇹🇷. I just moved Warsaw🇵🇱 last two weeks ago, cuz I'm an Erasmus student in a semester from here. I want to make new friends and also travel some Europe countries. Feel free to message me.

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Local tips

I am from Warsaw and I recommend visiting the following places: Warsaw Uprising Museum, Wilanów Palace, Palace of Culture and Science (you can go up to the terrace on the 30th floor), Royal Castle, Old Town, New Town, Krakowskie Przedmieście street (or the entire Royal Route), Łazienki Park, Copernicus Science Center, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Fryderyk Chopin Museum. It's also nice to stroll along the Vistula River, where there are cafes, bars and a beach. Water taxis are free. I also recommend visiting the Botanical Garden in Powsin (it's not far from Warsaw, you can get there by bus). You must go to Zapiecek for pierogi, or visit cafes where you get a free breakfast with the purchase of coffee (I recommend MOMU, which is near the Ratusz Arsenał metro station). You should try our zapiekanka - it's kind of a large sandwich. You can also visit the Wedel factory or other cafes.

Posted: August 12, 2022
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Stay with locals in Warsaw

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Magdalena

Warsaw

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3 days

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Karoline

Warsaw

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An old-born eternal girl trying to follow the path written in stars with less complaints (; The current philosophy: it is better that some stupid dreams do not come true (or come true far later than expected). Tomorrow may be better, so let's opem for it!

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Upcoming visitors to Warsaw

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Camila

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My name is Camila, I’m 25 and I’m currently studying in Denmark. I like traveling and experiencing new cultures, which is why I decided to join this community.

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Alejandra

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Designer who loves to traveling the world. Living in Los Angeles originally from Colombia. Next trip is eastern Europe. Reach out if you want to join, looking for a traveling companion.

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