Tipping in Poland isn’t required, but there are times when it is customary to leave a little extra. This Poland tipping guide will help you know when/how much to tip for great service.
Tipping in Poland
Tipping in Poland isn’t obligatory, but it is a considerate way to show appreciation for those who work so hard in the service industry. There are no set rules about how much to tip, so it is up to you how much you leave for service that exceeds expectations. To keep things simple, you can say, “dziękuję” (thank you), when paying and most servers will keep the change. Try to always tip in cash to ensure the money goes directly to whom you intended.
Though tipping might not obligatory, it is customary to tip for great service. This Poland tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service.
Poland Tipping Guide
Café Server: A tip isn’t required, but you can round up to the nearest PLN, typically 3 to 5PLN, to show appreciation.
Restaurant Server: Tipping is a personal preference and is not expected by servers. If, however, the service is exceptional, a tip of 10 to 15 percent is greatly appreciated. You can also say, “dziękuję” (thank you), when paying to have the server keep the change. Try to tip in cash and directly hand it to the server to ensure it goes to whom you intended.
Bartender: There’s no obligation to tip at a bar, but feel free to say, “dziękuję” or thank you, when paying to have the bartender keep the change.
Tour Guides: A customary tip falls between 10 to 15 percent to show appreciation to your guide and driver.
Taxis: Tip 10 percent for a safe and speedy ride. There is no obligation to tip for anything less than great service.
Doorman: A tip isn’t required.
Bellhop: A tip isn’t required.
Housecleaning: There’s no obligation to tip, but you can leave 10PLN per night for a squeaky-clean stay.
Concierge: A tip is not expected, but you can show your appreciation with 20PLN for a special recommendation or hard-to-get reservation.
Stylist: Tipping should reflect the service you receive, and is up to your discretion.
Spa Service Provider: Tipping is not required, but you can leave 10PLN for exceptional service. The receptionist will likely provide you with an envelope to do so if you ask.
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Information confirmed by The Polish Tourism Organization.