How to Have a Memorable and Budget-Friendly Stag Weekend in Krakow

How to Have a Memorable and Budget-Friendly Stag Weekend in Krakow

Krakow is a vibrant and exciting city in Poland, making it an excellent destination for a stag weekend. Here are some creative ideas on how to have a memorable and budget-friendly stag weekend in Krakow:

Stay in A Hostel

Stay in A Hostel in Krakow


Opt for a fun and social hostel where you and your group can interact with other travellers. Many hostels offer private rooms for groups at a lower cost than hotels. A great example of a stag friendly hostel, but at high standard is the Draggo House hostel in Krakow.

Since it’s located almost at the Main Market square and has its own beer garden and bistro, you are saving on transfers costs, plus also get extra bonuses at the bar for hostel guests.

Self-Guided City Tour

Explore Krakow’s charming streets and landmarks on a self-guided city tour. You can find free maps and walking tour routes online to visit popular attractions like Wawel Castle, Main Market Square, and Kazimierz district.

Pub Crawl on a Budget

Organize your pub crawl by researching local bars and pubs with happy hour deals or affordable drink specials. Avoid the touristy areas to find more budget-friendly options.

DIY Beer Tasting

DIY Beer Tasting


Poland is known for its beer, so organize a DIY beer tasting night in your accommodation. Each member can bring a different type of Polish beer to share and compare.

Polish Cuisine Experience

Seek out local eateries and food stalls to try traditional Polish dishes. Pierogi, kielbasa, and zapiekanki (Polish baguette pizza) are some budget-friendly options to explore.

Visit Free Museums

Krakow has several museums that offer free admission on specific days or at certain times. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn about Polish history and culture.

Picnic in The Park

Picnic in The Park


Pack a picnic with local snacks and head to Planty Park or another green space in the city. It’s a great way to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and save money on meals.

Outdoor Activities

Take advantage of the city’s beautiful surroundings by organizing outdoor activities like hiking in the nearby Tatras Mountains or cycling along the Vistula River, or going to one of the ‘city lakes” where you can cheaply spend a lovely summer day.

DIY Games Night

Host a games night in your accommodation with cards, board games, and fun challenges for the groom-to-be. It’s a great way to bond and have fun without spending much.

Capture the Moments

Bring disposable cameras or use smartphones to capture the stag weekend’s highlights. Documenting the moments will create lasting memories without additional expenses.

Explore Kazimierz

Explore Kazimierz


Kazimierz is the bohemian district of Krakow and offers a unique atmosphere. Wander around the streets, discover street art, and visit the local bars for a more authentic experience.

Attend Local Events

Check out local event listings to see if there are any festivals, concerts, or cultural events happening during your visit. Some may have free or affordable entry.

Street Art Tour

Krakow is home to a vibrant street art scene, with colorful murals and graffiti decorating the city’s walls. Embark on a self-guided street art tour, exploring the hidden gems and urban masterpieces scattered throughout different neighborhoods.

This unique experience allows you to appreciate the city’s artistic expression without spending a dime.

Karaoke Night

Organize a fun-filled karaoke night at a local bar or even in your accommodation. Many bars offer karaoke sessions with affordable drink deals, making it an entertaining and budget-friendly activity for the group. Sing your hearts out and create unforgettable memories as you celebrate the upcoming wedding.

Bike Rental and City Exploration

Bike Rental and City Exploration


Rent bikes for the day and explore Krakow on two wheels. Cycling is an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to see the city’s attractions at your own pace. Pedal through the charming streets, along the riverbanks, and discover the city’s hidden gems that might be missed on foot.

Professional Company

If you decide to leave organisation of the gig to a professional company, make sure you use a Krakow based stag organiser, as this way you will cut costs, as all non-local companies use ground agents, so if you use ground agent direct, you cut the middle man costs. One of the longest operating Krakow stag do organisers is e.g. : Partykrakow

Avoid Costly ATM Withdrawals

Taking money out of ATM’s is usually more expensive, and attracts poorer exchange rates, than if you used Wise or Revolut, or brought cash and exchanged it on the spot.

Scottish and Irish Notes

Scottish and Irish Notes


Don’t bring Scottish or Irish notes as they exchange at much poorer rates in local exchange shops.

Strip Clubs

Don’t go to strip clubs on your own and if you go, avoid paying with cards. Lap clubs have a dodgy reputation for a reason, and without in-depth check you’re an easy prey . It’s better to order a stripper to your apartment, or book a guided bar crawl with a reputable stag company, which includes strip club entry in the price.

By going to a strip bar with a party Rep, you are usually safe, as the Rep looks after you and the stag companies book you into reputable establishments, as in case you were ripped, this would go bad against them.


Krakow is a compact city, which means you can walk easily almost anywhere in the Old Town without having to book a taxi. However, if you prefer to use cabs, then avoid using cabs parked in the street- instead use taxi apps like Uber of Freenov.

This way you know the price in advance, and avoid being overcharged for “being a tourist”. The only exception is airport cabs- Krakow Balice airport taxi corp. has a fixed price for airport- city center transfer, which is around 100 PLN per cab, and this is a reputable company (though if you use Uber of Freenow it can cost you even less than 100zl)




Krakow, known for its vibrant atmosphere and historical charm, is the perfect destination for a memorable and budget-friendly stag weekend, located just a few hours away from the capital city of Poland.

By combining these creative ideas, you can have an unforgettable stag weekend in Krakow without blowing your budget. Remember to plan in advance, be open to new experiences, and most importantly, enjoy the celebration with your friends!

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