He’s done it. Your mate has only gone and got engaged. But now the fun really begins - we’re talking about the stag do. You’ve only got one chance to send him off in style but never fear, it doesn’t need to break the bank because we’ve created a list of the top 20 cheapest European stag do destinations. To make things easier, the prices in our official guide are based on:
- The cheapest available flights to that destination in July 2018
- The price of beer based on current world beer prices from pintprice.com
- The price of food based on a cheap local meal in the city in 2017
- The average cost of a 3-kilometre taxi ride in the city centre in 2017
So, scroll down to take a look at the best places to go for a stag weekend that is high on beer and banter, but low on price.
The perfect mix of sports, nightlife and great weather, Barcelona has got it all. While food and accommodation are slightly more expensive than other Spanish cities, there’s nothing out there quite like Barcelona. With the city vibe so close to beautiful beaches, for an unforgettable stag weekend, look no further. Beers come in at around €3.90 and with flights in the height of summer costing around £52, a stag weekend here is going to get Messi!
Barcelona Average Prices
Well-known for being slightly more expensive, the good thing about a stag do in Dublin is that there are bundles of deals to be found. Flights to Dublin are some of the cheapest around, coming in at £34, which certainly makes up for the beer costing around €5 a pint. If you’re looking for a stag weekend away with loads of craic, then look no further.
Dublin Average Prices
Everybody knows that anywhere is cheaper than London in the UK, and Edinburgh is no different. If you avoid going when the Festival is on, it’s an ideal choice for a bargain stag do with incredibly cheap flights, loads of booze and tonnes of banter. With local beer costing around £4, why not take your boozing up a level and book a scotch whiskey tour for £20 each? This is one weekend away that won’t leave you dreading looking at your bank account.
Edinburgh Average Prices
Berlin is one of Europe’s most-visited cities so there’s plenty to do and see, with prices rivalling other popular destinations. Local beer costs around €2.70 and with taxi journey’s being slightly pricey in some areas, if you’re planning a bar crawl, we advise you to walk. Accommodation is cheaper than in Barcelona and Amsterdam and flights cost around £55, which is cheaper than Madrid, Budapest and Tallin. A weekend here won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Berlin Average Prices
Often called the playground of the rich and famous, Ibiza may not be the cheapest stag do trip, but it certainly isn’t the most expensive. Barcelona and Madrid top the sunshine party island for food prices and when it comes to flights, Tenerife is pricier. Home to fantastic beach clubs and pool parties, while a pint may set you back nearly €5, food prices and taxis around the party island are reasonable at around €8 for a 3km journey.
Ibiza Average Prices
This beer-loving city was tailor-made for stags. Hamburg’s main district, Reeperbahn is full of reasonable bars and hostels so planning a stag weekend doesn’t need to cost much. Plus, you can get here for as little as €38. Getting around the city can be more expensive than other popular destinations but with pints starting at under €3, you can save your money in other areas.
Hamburg Average Prices
Madrid is a classic European city that is a great stag weekend choice. Flights will set you back just over £50 and with a pint of local beer costing €2.50, it’s definitely worth the money. Tapas can be a much cheaper way of eating with a meal costing just over €6. Activities here are in abundance and for just €33 each, you can take part in a local stadium tour. Compared to Barcelona, Madrid offers a much cheaper stag weekend away.
Madrid average prices
If you’re looking for a stag weekend where you can work on your tans as well as your beer belly, then Lisbon is the ideal choice. With more activities than you could possibly want and some of the best nightlife around, Portugal’s capital will be loved by all the boys - especially with the price of a pint being as low as €1.50. Cheaper than Madrid, a meal here costs around €5.60 and you’re guaranteed great quality and quantity.
Lisbon Average Prices
Tenerife is a popular all year-round stag do destination. Cheaper than other sunny resorts like Ibiza and Marbella, a stag do here guarantees good weather, great drink deals and even better laughs. While flights may be slightly more expensive than other European destinations, the streets here are paved with gold, and by that we mean golden beer from €2. If you can stomach it the next day, there’s load of inexpensive activities to take your pick from.
Tenerife Average Prices
If you head to Split on a stag weekend, you’ll spend most of it wondering what all the fuss surrounding Dubrovnik is about. A great choice for any stag party, prices are much cheaper than Dubrovnik and the city offers sun, sea, sand and super cheap beer at around €1.80. While flights may be slightly pricey, accommodation is more than 50% cheaper than Ibiza and Marbella so if you’re looking for a stag do in the sun, look no further.
Split Average Prices
Often described as a cultural hub, Tallin combines fairly priced food and drink, great activities and a beautiful Old Town. A pint here costs around €2.20 and a 3km taxi journey is cheap at around €5.50. The flights are slightly more expensive than other European cities but once you’re here, the Estonian capital is still cheaper than Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam. If you’re searching for a stag do with lots to do, Tallinn is a great choice.
Tallinn Average Prices
Latvia’s capital city, Riga is a great choice for a stag do with low-priced food, drinks and places to rest your head. Here, a pint costs just over €2.50 and a taxi can be as low as €2.60. Even better, there are loads of activities to try your hand at like bobsledding for just €48 per person, which for a unforgettable experience is great value for money. Reasonable flights only add to the experience so for an inexpensive stag, look no further.
Riga Average Prices
As one of the party capitals in Europe, Croatia has a lot to offer and is great value for money. Plus you’re guaranteed some sunshine. In Zagreb a pint starts at just over €1.20 and a 3km taxi journey costs around €4. While flights may be slightly more expensive than other popular stag do destinations, Zagreb is much cheaper than neighbouring country, Italy. So, if you want a fun-fuelled stag weekend away then you should consider Zagreb.
Zagreb Average Prices
Prague continuously tops the list as one of the best places to go for stags. Home to cheap booze and taxis, you’ve got no excuse for not buying your partner a present. Pints here are the cheapest around, coming in at €0.86 (yes that’s right) and with meals from €4.60, you can easily soak up that low-cost liquid. Accommodation is a third of the price of that in Amsterdam and with activities like Go Karting from just €35 each.
Prague Average Prices
Being so close to Vienna, you’d think that Bratislava would be slightly pricey but the Slovakian capital was made for stags. Cheap bars and boozy pubs line the street and with local beer costing less than €1, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. Taxis in the city are reasonably priced at around €5 for a 3km journey, so whether you’re exploring or taking part in a bar crawl, you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank.
Bratislava Average Prices
Budapest has a great reputation, not only for being one of the greatest stag do nights out, but also for being incredibly cheap. Flights start at €75 and once you’ve arrived, begin your bargain bender with a pint from €1.30. Even better, for just €31 each, you can spend 2 hours on a beer bike with more than 20 litres of the fine stuff. Need we say more? Just don’t forget to line your stomach with food from €3.
Budapest Average Prices
Sofia is a great stag do destination if you want to drink low-priced beer and laugh with the lads. With major attractions, it also has cheap accomodation, fairly priced flights and friendly locals that make it a fantastic weekend getaway. Getting around is cheap at €2.20 for a 3km taxi journey and with a pint of beer costing just over €1, alcohol is a third of the price than in Barcelona and food here is almost half the price of that in Dublin.
Sofia Average Prices
Prices in Bucharest, the city famous for its swanky bars and fantastic nightlife, are stupidly low. A meal in the city is on par price-wise with other European hotspots like Budapest, but it’s the price of alcohol and taxis that really stand out. It’s one of the cheapest partying places in Europe and nearly 4 times cheaper than Amsterdam, with a pint of beer coming in at a handy €1.50.
Bucharest Average Prices
Another polish city ideal for an action-packed stag weekend is Warsaw. Pretty similar to Krakow, a pint of beer here can be found from €1.50. The Old Town was rebuilt after WWI and is now home to some pretty impressive scenery so when it comes to culture, it’s priceless. With some of the cheapest flights around at £44, if you’re looking for a stag do that combines lots of booze in cultural surroundings, look no further.
Warsaw Average Prices
This city in South Poland is one of Europe’s best bargain destinations. Favoured by many stag parties, flights can be found from €57 and there’s loads of cheap bars, hotels and activities which means you’ll have plenty of money left over, for well, more booze. Topping the cheap charts, Krakow is much cheaper than Prague, Amsterdam and even Budapest! A local beer will set you back just over €1.50 and taxis can be as cheap as €3 for a journey across town.
Krakow Average Prices
So, boy’s, there are no excuses. With our list of the 20 cheapest but still, incredible stag do destinations, you can organise the best stag weekend away. Looking to make things even better? Why not get in touch with us today, and let us arrange a whole host of activities guaranteed to make this one unforgettable trip.
And if cost isn't an issue, we have plenty of other European destinations to have a look at for your stag weekend.