A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brasov vs. Holloko for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brasov or Holloko?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Brasov or Holloko, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Brasov or Holloko?

Brasov

Brasov is a mountain resort city in the region of Transylvania in Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and best known for its medieval architecture and history.

Holloko

Located in northern Hungary, Holloko is a preserved ethnographic village with a castle and traditional houses which date from the 13th century. The village, castle ruins, and the surrounding area are today designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in a stunning valley of the Cserhat Mountains, surrounded by low peaks.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Romania, The Best Budget Tours to Romania, The Best Tours for Seniors to Hungary, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Budapest.


Which place is cheaper, Holloko or Brasov?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasov is $61, while the average daily cost in Holloko is $48. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Brasov and Holloko in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasov $23
    Holloko $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasov $46
    Holloko $46
Compare Hotels in Brasov and Holloko

Looking for a hotel in Brasov or Holloko? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Brasov


Hotels in Holloko


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Brasov Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasov $18
    Holloko $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brasov

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brasov:

  • Airport transfer, Bucharest tour, Prahova Valley tour: $22
  • Libearty Bear Sanctuary Guided Tour with Transfers: $50
  • Airport Transfer Bucharest: $78
  • Private Airport Transfers from Bucharest: $78
  • Bran Castle of Dracula Yourself : Private Round-Trip Transfer from Brasov City: $88
  • Private transfer from OTP Airport to Brasov or Return: $142
  • Bucharest Private Transfer to/from Brasov: $142
  • Departure Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucharest Airport OTP in Business Car: $149
  • Premium Private Transfer : Bucharest Airport to/from Brasov: $253
  • Private Transfer from Brasov to Bucarest (OTP) Airport: $254
  • Brasov to Bucharest - Private Transfer: $327
  • Bucharest to Brasov - Private Transfer: $327

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasov or Holloko?

Prices for flights to both Holloko and Brasov change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Brasov $26
    Holloko $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brasov

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Brasov.

  • Enjoy Traditional Romanian Cooking in Brasov: $95

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasov $9.81
    Holloko $7.67

Tours and Activities in Brasov

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Brasov are as follows:

  • Bran Castle Entry Tickets : $24
  • Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $28
  • Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture: $29
  • Brașov Old German Town: Private WalkingTour & PDF guide: $33
  • Mountain Bike Day Tour around Brasov: $35
  • Small Group Walking Tour Of Brasov Old Town: $39
  • Bran Castle - Guided Tour: $43
  • Ski-touring at night in Poiana Brasov: $44
  • City Tour Brasov in english: $49
  • Walking Tour of the Old Town & Photo Hotspots: $49
  • SnowShoe Walking Tour in Poiana Brasov: $50
  • City Tour in Brasov in English: $50

Tours and Activities in Holloko

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Holloko are as follows:

  • Hollókő: Village Tour and Folklore Programme: $239

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasov $7.97
    Holloko $9.64

Sample the Local Flavors in Brasov

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Brasov:

  • Azuga wine tasting on a day trip from Brasov: $135
  • Bran “Dracula’s” Castle + Peles Castle + Brandy at Rasnov Distillery: $155


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brasov and Holloko, we can see that Brasov is more expensive. And not only is Holloko much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Holloko would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Holloko and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Brasov would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brasov than you might in Holloko.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Brasov Expensive? and Is Holloko Expensive?.



When is the best time to visit Brasov or Holloko?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Brasov or Holloko in the Summer?

Both Holloko and Brasov are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Brasov is around the same temperature as Holloko in the summer. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Holloko fluctuates around 21°C (70°F).

It's quite sunny in Holloko. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Brasov. Brasov usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Holloko during summer. Brasov gets 288 hours of sunny skies, while Holloko receives 278 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Brasov usually receives more rain than Holloko. Brasov gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Brasov 23°C (73°F) 
    Holloko 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Holloko in the Autumn?

Both Holloko and Brasov during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Brasov is around the same temperature as Holloko. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Brasov in October average around 13°C (55°F), and Holloko averages at about 12°C (53°F).

In the autumn, Brasov often gets more sunshine than Holloko. Brasov gets 187 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Holloko receives 152 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets less rain in October than Holloko. Brasov gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 34 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Brasov 13°C (55°F) 
    Holloko 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Holloko in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Brasov and Holloko.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Holloko. It's quite cold in Brasov in the winter. In January, Brasov is generally cooler than Holloko. Daily temperatures in Brasov average around -1°C (30°F), and Holloko fluctuates around -1°C (31°F).

Brasov usually receives more sunshine than Holloko during winter. Brasov gets 85 hours of sunny skies, while Holloko receives 61 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Brasov usually receives less rain than Holloko. Brasov gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Brasov -1°C (30°F) 
    Holloko -1°C (31°F)

Should I visit Brasov or Holloko in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Brasov as well as Holloko.

Brasov is around the same temperature as Holloko in the spring. The daily temperature in Brasov averages around 12°C (54°F) in April, and Holloko fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

In the spring, Brasov often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Holloko. Brasov gets 188 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Holloko receives 178 hours of full sun.

Brasov usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Holloko. Brasov gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Brasov 12°C (54°F) 
    Holloko 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Holloko and Brasov

Brasov Holloko
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (30°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) -1°C (31°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 1°C (34°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 2°C (35°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Mar 6°C (42°F) 26 mm (1 in) 7°C (44°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Apr 12°C (54°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 12°C (53°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 16°C (62°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 20°C (67°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 21°C (70°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 21°C (69°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Sep 19°C (66°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Oct 13°C (55°F) 26 mm (1 in) 12°C (53°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Nov 6°C (44°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 6°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 1°C (34°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)