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Introduction

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Poprad is a city in the north of Slovakia, at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains, and has about 55,000 inhabitants.

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Weather

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max0.1 °C2.1 °C6.5 °C11.6 °C17.2 °C20.1 °C21.9 °C22.1 °C17.7 °C12.6 °C5 °C1 °C
Avg Min-8.4 °C-7.1 °C-3.3 °C0.9 °C5.4 °C8.3 °C10 °C9.4 °C6.1 °C1.8 °C-2.8 °C-6.6 °C
Rainfall23 mm22 mm27 mm48 mm74 mm86 mm73 mm65 mm52 mm43 mm36 mm27 mm
Rain Days121112131515141211101314

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
AqualandStefanikova 893Hostel94
Penzion Fantazia Poprad1. maja 26Guesthouse90
Vila House FamilyMagurska 10Guesthouse94
Penzion PlesnivecBulharska 6 PopradHotel87
Vila MeryBrezny riadok 5Guesthouse-
Aplend Mountain Resort Horny Smokovec, VysokeTatranská 4059 91 Veľký SlavkovSlovenskoGUESTHOUSE-
Poprad HotelPartizanska ul. 677/18HOTEL-
Satel HotelMnohelova 825HOTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Wifi and broadband can be found more or less everywhere, and there will be an internet cafe available somewhere even in smaller towns. Also, hostels, pubs, cafes, and some public institutions such as libraries or government buildings offer (free) wifi.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The international calling code for Slovakia is +421. In case of an emergency, call the universal number 112. You can also call directly on 150 for fire brigade, 155 in a medical emergency or 158 for the police.

Slovak phones operate on the GSM standard, which covers most of the country, and 3G covers most of the area. The coverage is surprisingly good, and you will often have signal even in mountain areas, unless you are in a deep ravine. There are three main operators - Orange, T-mobile and O2, and they all use 900 or 1800Mhz standard, which might not be compatible with some U.S. phones operating on 1900Mhz.

They all (along with some virtual operators, biggest of which are Funfón and Tesco Mobile) offer a variety of prepaid cards with various "pay as you go" schemes (some market research is advised, if you want the best deal) and incentives. If you have an unlocked phone, these are easy to pick up in any phone shop, or you can purchase a cheap phone with a prepaid card included.

There are still some phone boxes available, but with mobile phones now commonplace, they are declining in number. Also note that you might need to purchase a prepaid card to use some of them.

Post

Slovenská pošta is the national postal service of Slovakia. They have affordable, reliable and relatively fast services. You can choose to send letters/postcards first (express) or second class. Prices start at €0.40 for a second class letter (up to 50 gram) domestically, €0.60 for express services. Within Europe prices start at €0.90 (Czech Republic €0.80), outside Europe prices start at €1.00, all for second class letters/postcards up to 50 grams. Post offices are available in all villages and provide banking services like money transfers as well. The post offices are usually open from Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday until 1:00pm. The main post offices in larger towns or shopping malls are open daily to 8:00pm. It is possible to buy post stamps for post cards and letters directly in the post offices or in some newspaper stands.
You can use parcels services with Slovenská Posta as well, although you might be better off with companies like UPS, TNT, FedEx or DHL, which offer similar prices, but usually faster and more reliable services.

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