With a mainly Romanian population, a rising number of expats living here and numerous groups of tourists that visit every year, Bucharest has become one of the trendiest places in Southeastern Europe.
Romanian young women are likeable, chic and tend to be chatty to foreigners. Weste
rn visitors are always stunned by their beauty. If you decide to approach Romanian girls, beware: you might want to extend your stag weekend in Bucharest!
Romanian men have adapted to the general trend of Bucharest and became part of the action packed weekends downtown. They are chattier than Italians, more romantic than the French and more energic than Scandinavians!
People younger than 40 have an amazingly good level of English.
Romania’s currency is the Romanian New Leu (plural: lei, abbreviation: RON).
Here you can find an up-to-date exchange rate.
Good places to exchange currency:
Bucharest International Airport (BUH) is located in the small city of Otopeni, 16 kilometers away from Bucharest and 21 kilometers away from the city center.
The easiest way to find a flight suitable for your budget is by accessing www.vola.ro
Low cost companies that fly to Bucharest include: Ryanair, Wizz-Air, Easy-Jet, Blue Air.
Other companies are: Tarom (Romanian national flight company), British Airways, KLM.
Bucharest offers a decent network of public transport that includes buses, trolleys, trams and a subway network.
The daytime public transport network runs between 05:00 and 23:30. Subways do not run by night.
Here are some tips should you decide to use public transportation during your Romania stag do or hen weekend in Bucharest.
Bucharest offers a wide range of options for buying groceries and day-to-day goods.
Shops and supermarkets usually open at 09:00 and close between 21:00 and 23:00. The city has a decent number of non-stop shops located in the city centre, therefore very close to the hotel you will be staying in for your Bucharest stag weekend.
Companies that you may be familiar with, such as Carrefour or Lidl, have supermarkets in Romania.
Prices are a bit lower than Western Europe. All supermarkets accept payment by cash or card. For shops, it is recommended to have cash because many times they do not have electronic payment equipment.
In the 90s, as Bucharest started to modernize and became a cosmopolitan European city, shopping malls became the new trend. Should you decide to buy things for your relatives and friends back home or should you want to take your group to a shopping session during your stag do or bachelorette weekend in Bucharest, there is a wide range of options.
Afi Palace Cotroceni, Promenada Mall, City Mall, Plaza Romania or Sun Plaza are some of the big shopping centres of Bucharest. Most major European brands of clothes and electronics can be found here.
Prices are similar to Western Europe, but given the competition many stores offer discounts.
Bucharest Old Town, also called Lipscani, is a vivid place by night especially during weekends. This is a place not-to-be-missed during your stag do or hen weekend in Romania.
Other areas, such as Piata Romana or the Northern part of town, include different types of pubs, from „hip-artsy” locations to exquisite restaurants at the last floor of glass and steel buildings.
Here are the prices of drinks in Bucharest Old Town:
One weekend in Bucharest is not enough to experience the diversity the city has to offer in terms of places to go out. A good idea during your stag/hen weekend in Romania is to experience local dishes – and you’ve got plenty of options.
Other types of restaurants include Italian, Greek and French cuisine, but also steak houses and cheap kebap places that are always open.
A proper lunch/dinner in a good restaurant in Bucharest costs around 60 lei (13 €)/person – it includes a soup, a main dish, desert and a drink.
Steak houses in Bucharest have higher prices: a main dish varies between 70 lei (16 €) and 300 lei (70 €).
We are ready to offer you suggestions for your stay during your hen party or stag weekend in Bucharest.
The price of taxis in Bucharest is 1,39 lei (30 Eurocents)/km – about 15 times cheaper than London, 9 times cheaper than The Netherlands and 4 times cheaper than Prague.
Tips are usually 10-20% of the fare.
How to order a taxi in Bucharest
The easiest way to order a taxi is by using smartphone apps – the average waiting time is about 3 minutes.
Black Cab app: on Google Play and App Store
Star Taxi app: on Google Play and App Store
Taxis in Bucharest can also be ordered by phone:
Black Cab – they speak English
How to order a taxi at Henri Coanda International Airport – Bucharest
Taxis are not lined in a cue in Bucharest Airport, they must be ordered.
Just outside the arrival gate, to the right, there are three touch-screen devices used for taxi orders. After you pick a fare and a company, you get a piece of paper showing the number of the car, the company and the arrival time. Taxis come at the international arrivals exit.
Should you need a taxi during your stag weekend in Bucharest, our team is ready to help. 24-7 phone assistance is included in all our Bucharest stag do packages.
According to TripAdvisor.com, Bucharest is a safe town for foreigners. The level of violent crimes and similar risks is fairly low compared to other cities in Europe.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, the number to call is 112.
During your stay for your bachelor party in Bucharest (or hen party), our team offers 24-7 phone assistance.
Bucharest is one of the safest capitals in Europe. Its population (2 million people) is not huge and in the past 15 years the municipality and the country have invested a lot in preventing crime.
So stereotypes describing Eastern European cities as less safe are rather outdated. One should be as cautious as in any other normal city accross the world.
According to user opinions on TripAdvisor forums, Bucharest is female friendly. It is true that women sometimes attract men’s looks and they can receive unexpected compliments from people (not more than the usual, though!).
So if you want to spend your hen weekend in Bucharest, you should rather think about what you want to do in this vivid city as three days are never enough to experience everything.