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

Should you visit Sochi or Holloko?

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

Should I visit Sochi or Holloko? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Sochi or Holloko?

Sochi

Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Sochi is one of the southernmost major cities in Russia. It is especially busy in the summer when native Russians and international visitors alike come to enjoy the mountainous coastline and sunny beaches. Sochi is also known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and many of the Olympic venues can still be visited today.

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 Tours for Seniors to Hungary, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Budapest.


Which place is cheaper, Holloko or Sochi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Sochi 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 Sochi and Holloko in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sochi $15
    Holloko $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sochi $30
    Holloko $46
Compare Hotels in Sochi and Holloko

Looking for a hotel in Sochi 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 Sochi


Hotels in Holloko


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sochi -
    Holloko $13

Is it cheaper to fly into Sochi or Holloko?

Prices for flights to both Holloko and Sochi 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
    Sochi $18
    Holloko $17

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sochi $114
    Holloko $7.67

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: $238

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sochi -
    Holloko $9.64


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sochi and Holloko, we can see that Sochi 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 Sochi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Sochi 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 Sochi Expensive? and Is Holloko Expensive?.



When is the best time to visit Sochi 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 Sochi or Holloko in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Sochi and Holloko.

In July, Sochi is generally around the same temperature as Holloko. Daily temperatures in Sochi average around 23°C (73°F), and Holloko fluctuates around 21°C (70°F).

In July, Sochi usually receives more rain than Holloko. Sochi gets 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


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

Should I visit Sochi or Holloko in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Sochi as well as Holloko.

Sochi is a little warmer than Holloko in the autumn. The daily temperature in Sochi averages around 16°C (60°F) in October, and Holloko fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

Sochi receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Sochi usually gets more rain in October than Holloko. Sochi gets 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 34 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Sochi 16°C (60°F) 
    Holloko 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Holloko in the Winter?

Both Holloko and Sochi are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Holloko can be very cold during winter. In the winter, Sochi is much warmer than Holloko. Typically, the winter temperatures in Sochi in January average around 6°C (44°F), and Holloko averages at about -1°C (31°F).

It's quite rainy in Sochi. In January, Sochi usually receives more rain than Holloko. Sochi gets 183 mm (7.2 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Sochi 6°C (44°F) 
    Holloko -1°C (31°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Holloko in the Spring?

Both Holloko and Sochi during the spring are popular places to visit.

In April, Sochi is generally around the same temperature as Holloko. Daily temperatures in Sochi average around 13°C (55°F), and Holloko fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sochi. Sochi usually gets more rain in April than Holloko. Sochi gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Holloko receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Sochi 13°C (55°F) 
    Holloko 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Holloko and Sochi

Sochi Holloko
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (44°F) 183 mm (7.2 in) -1°C (31°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 119 mm (4.7 in) 2°C (35°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Mar 9°C (48°F) 115 mm (4.5 in) 7°C (44°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 17°C (62°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 16°C (62°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 20°C (67°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 93 mm (3.7 in) 21°C (70°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 111 mm (4.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Sep 20°C (68°F) 133 mm (5.2 in) 17°C (63°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Oct 16°C (60°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 182 mm (7.2 in) 6°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Dec 9°C (47°F) 202 mm (8 in) 1°C (34°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)