Best budget city: Cesky Krumlov, $38 per day
The town of Cesky Krumlov isn't as well-known as some other parts of the Czech Republic, but for budget-minded travelers, it's a must-visit. It costs just about $10 to visit the city's majestic, eponymous castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and accommodations and food are among the nation's least expensive.
Prague, the country’s capital and largest city, is a bit pricier, but still extremely reasonable. Hostels start at around $8 per night, while those who want a bit more luxury can find a four-star hotel for around $40. A ride on the city’s metro or tram costs a cool $1.50 or less, and a $15 "splurge" on the sprawling 9th-century Prague Castle complex is well worth it.
Throughout the Czech Republic, you'll find some of the cheapest beer in Europe, with a 16-ounce glass costing around $1.50. Food is also dirt cheap, with a hearty plate of goulash and dumplings generally costing less than $9, and a hot dog from a street stand rarely topping $2.
Czech Republic: Insider Tip
For beer-lovers, take a day and visit the old town of Ceske Budejovicein South Bohemia. This is the home of the famed Budvar Brewery.