The East Europe Hen Destinations

So you’ve decided to have your hen weekend in East Europe but you can’t decide between Krakow and Budapest? Well let us help. Both cities have a lot to offer, from great food, both international and local, to charming bars serving cheap alcohol. And of course the local guys aren’t too bad either, they aren’t afraid to hit the gym on occasion, unlike some British men! Carry on reading to see the pros and cons of both cities.

Budapest   /   Krakow  

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest bridge at sunsetBudapest is an all year round city for sure. Whether you come in the summer or winter you’ll always find a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a wild nightlife. The only real difference is that during the summer Budapest becomes an outdoor city. Ruin pubs – Budapest’s famous and unique style of bar – literally rip of their roof to become open air bars where you can lounge away the days with a refreshing glass (or two) of the local drink fröccs.

It’s also a little bigger and a little more spread out than other cities in East Europe, so if you’re looking for a city you can really get lost in, then Budapest is a great place for your hen weekend abroad. That’s not to say it’s impossible to navigate of course. The best bars in town are well known and our lovely local guides will be happy to show you them.

And speaking of nightlife, this is where Budapest really shines. They’ve got it all, from student dives with the cheapest beer you’ll ever find, to something a bit classier where the hot men and cocktails flow easily.

In short, it’s a big, buzzy city with a little bit of everything. If you’re up for a little chaos and you’re willing to adopt a ‘go with the flow’ attitude, then Budapest is the place for you.


Krakow, Poland

Krakow squareKrakow is a cosy city which also has the pleasure of being Poland’s nightlife capital. With students and young people in abundance, the bar scene caters to this and parties in Krakow really do go all night long. That’s not to say that there isn’t another side of this city. It’s become truly international in recent years, with world-class cuisine and an evolving bar scene that caters to those with more refined tastes.

Krakow’s real beauty is its size. It’s small, but not too small. It gravitates around a gorgeous Old Town, with cafes spilling out into the streets and musicians and street sellers offering plenty of photo opportunities for the curious tourist. Yet if you do fancy wandering, you’ll find plenty of history waiting to be discovered, including the charming Jewish Quarter and the magnificent view from Wawel Castle.

If you think the perfect hen weekend abroad involves daytimes cafe hopping and a lot of hedonism at night, then Krakow is definitely the place for you.


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