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1. Posted by samnewell (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hello,

Me and 2/3 of my friends have decided we want to go travelling for a month around Europe, we were looking into it and decided that buying a rail pass for a month would probably work out the best way to travel around. We don't really have an itinerary as of yet in terms of places to go as we were hoping to have a pretty relaxed approached to the whole trip so not really planning the destinations too far in advance, However the only problem I can see with this is what to do about accommodation, are most hostels ok with a phonecall a day or two before showing up or do they require advanced booking? We are thinking of going in March/April and are all full time workers so we have a expandable budget, how much would be the recommended on taking for a month?

Sorry if it all seems a bit brief.

Cheers in advance for any help you can lend. :)

Sam.

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 5y

are most hostels ok with a phonecall a day or two before showing up

During March/April - yes. Just avoid Easter and certain events like fair trades or cultural highlights.

how much would be the recommended on taking for a month?

Depends upon your comfort zone. Are you ok with dorms in hostels or do you want private rooms in budget hotels? Cook yourself in a hostel kitchen, food from the supermarket or eating out in a restaurant/cafe for every meal?

I would say that around 50-65 EUR per day and person would be realistic if you stay in nice hostel dorms and mix cook self-catering with going-out, this does not include the price of the Eurail pass and the flight tickets. So around 1800 EUR/ 2400 USD/1500 GBP.

I've personally travelled on less, but this requires some serious compromises on comfort.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jan-2011, at 17:57 by t_maia ]

3. Posted by samnewell (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Thanks for the advice!

You have solved my main worry of just turning up and having no where to stay!

We were looking at about 45-55 Euro's a day so I guess we weren't far off with our judgements.

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5. Posted by AnneSS (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

Choose and Romania too,in Brasov for 12 euro you can rent afurnished(basic) room with facilities with self catering, and for 15 euro a roundatrip to Dracula Castle,Loco guide is 30 for a day,so 55 euro for Dracula Castle,by train and bus.Is expensive?? -snip- I spent a week last summer there,I had a furnished(basic) room with shower(bathroom inside room with toilet and bath) and chitchen utilated for self catering(pots,plates,etc).Guide was the host , a man and his wife who was nurse on a cruise ship in Alaska and west USA,and they are english and magyar speaker(required in Romania in some places).So you will have and medical assistance during the trips.Is not a luxury place,but very quet,clean and basic utilated.2o min away railway station,20 min away from downtown,10 min (by foot)away from some megamarkets,even is situated in a suburb of city Brasov.Every day I visited another place and made some shopping with bargains known only by loco citizens,.Is also properly for winter sports(20min away from a winter resort,Poiana Brasovand another one,Predeal).In the nearby is a big market,bakery(fresh,warm bread and pastry every day) and loco police station,so is very safe.You will not regret this choose,believe me.Oh,I forgot about barbeque near the tree forest(100 m away from room)!The last day I spent it to <<green grass>> a place with seats and barbeque fireplaces,woods for free.I remember too about the MITCH flavour( a loco rolling meat dish)roasted up charcoal.....in the middle of the tree forest.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Feb-2011, at 05:35 by AnneSS ]

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7. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

Quoting AnneSS

Choose and Romania too,in Brasov for 12 euro you can rent afurnished(basic) room with facilities with self catering, and for 15 euro a roundatrip to Dracula Castle,Loco guide is 30 for a day,so 55 euro for Dracula Castle,by train and bus.Is expensive?? -snip- I spent a week last summer there,I had a furnished(basic) room with shower(bathroom inside room with toilet and bath) and chitchen utilated for self catering(pots,plates,etc).Guide was the host , a man and his wife who was nurse on a cruise ship in Alaska and west USA,and they are english and magyar speaker(required in Romania in some places).So you will have and medical assistance during the trips.Is not a luxury place,but very quet,clean and basic utilated.2o min away railway station,20 min away from downtown,10 min (by foot)away from some megamarkets,even is situated in a suburb of city Brasov.Every day I visited another place and made some shopping with bargains known only by loco citizens,.Is also properly for winter sports(20min away from a winter resort,Poiana Brasovand another one,Predeal).In the nearby is a big market,bakery(fresh,warm bread and pastry every day) and loco police station,so is very safe.You will not regret this choose,believe me.Oh,I forgot about barbeque near the tree forest(100 m away from room)!The last day I spent it to <<green grass>> a place with seats and barbeque fireplaces,woods for free.I remember too about the MITCH flavour( a loco rolling meat dish)roasted up charcoal.....in the middle of the tree forest.

Nice Ill be there this summer!