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Urgently need somewhere in Poland to stay - short-term government assistance?


O_W
11 Oct 2014 #1
I've just left my home in the US, due to an abusive relationship, and have no interest in staying in this country. I'm a polish citizen and I am going back to Poland as soon as I can find roof over my head, Once I'm there, I'll work out something long-term, right now I just need somewhere to sleep for the first month or so. Any ideas? I've looked around on some websites but am not terribly familiar with the housing situation and fees and stuff. Anyone know of a place I can live for a short while? I'm quite short on money so a hotel is not an option.

Also, is there any help i can get from the government in terms of grants or benefits as a returning citizen? Will find a job as soon as possible but would be good to know if there's help available until I get settled.

Thanks in advance

/O
smurf 39 | 1,966
11 Oct 2014 #2
airbnb

is there any help i can get from the government in terms of grants or benefits as a returning citizen?

In Poland?
Hardly.
Monitor 14 | 1,817
11 Oct 2014 #3
There are shelters for homeless. Google "noclegownia dla beydomnzch" + a city
Wulkan - | 3,186
11 Oct 2014 #4
beydomnzch

bezdomnych
lateStarter 2 | 45
11 Oct 2014 #5
Do you have any relatives here that you could stay with for a while?
sobieski 106 | 2,118
11 Oct 2014 #6
I'm quite short on money so a hotel is not an option.

So basically you are looking or somebody to give you free housing and meals etc...without knowing you?
Keep on dreaming.
cms 9 | 1,254
12 Oct 2014 #7
Some horrible answers here. Would you say the same things to this lady's face ?

Yes try Air b nb but also maybe good to see what cash you have and take a short let on a flat or even ne room in a cheap town near Warsaw. That way you would have a roof over your head, could look for work in warsaw. If you can get together about 1000 dollars that should cover you for 3 or 4 months.

Good luck !
atlantic 17 | 64
25 Aug 2023 #8
@O_W
Check out the hostels in Poland. They are the cheapest option. Of course it depends where in PL you will be. Look at booking.com as well. There are some hotels that are very cheap. $20-$30 per night.
jon357 74 | 22,480
25 Aug 2023 #9
Check out the hostels in Poland. They are the cheapest option.

That's good advice.

Some cities also have PCK hostels where some of the people pay to stay short term and other are placed there due to need.
amiga500 4 | 1,529
25 Aug 2023 #10
PCK hostels

PCK? I would recommend the student lodges in uni holiday periods. Nice place on mini-embassy road, night next to the Greek embassy, and the Park, in Warsaw..
jon357 74 | 22,480
25 Aug 2023 #11
PCK?

Not as bad as they sound.

I would recommend the student lodges in uni holiday periods.

There are some on Zwirki i Wigury that are OK.

One problem is that due to rising housing costs, many of the temporary hostels are full Monday-Friday with office workers.
atlantic 17 | 64
28 Aug 2023 #12
@Cargo pants
I'm sure the OP is more concerned about having a roof over their head then going out for drinks late at night.
gumishu 15 | 6,186
28 Aug 2023 #13
the OP is more concerned about having a roof ove

you probably haven't noticed but OP posted his questions in 2014 - mods please clean this unnecessary recent mess
jon357 74 | 22,480
28 Aug 2023 #14
mods please clean this unnecessary recent mess

It's useful for anyone looking for low cost accommodation here.
amiga500 4 | 1,529
29 Aug 2023 #15
You gotta stay at the YMCA youtube.com/watch?v=CS9OO0S5w2k
jon357 74 | 22,480
29 Aug 2023 #16
You gotta stay at the YMCA

You can get yourself clean, you can hang out with all the boys.

Seriously though, there's a very big religious run hostel in Praga however it's pretty well always full now and has been for a few years.
atlantic 17 | 64
1 Sep 2023 #17
@gumishu
I noticed now. LOL


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