Kiosk, poczta: "Where to buy postage stamps?" Top 5 Page for this destination Warsaw Shopping Tip by matcrazy1

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One of the most irritating obstacles a visitor must come across in Warsaw (and Poland) is a strange custom that those who sell postcards usually don't sell postage stamps, and even if they sell them they don't know postal tariff, especially for postcards/letters sent abroad not to mention they don't have PRIORITAIRE/PRIORITY (first class mail) stickers. Well, there are quite many countries in Europe with that irritating custom :-).

I bought my postage stamps in a kiosk on a ground floor (left from the entrance) of Sofitel Victoria hotel on Sunday midday. Details in my hotel tip and in the bottom (address etc.). Warning: the very sympathetic lady in the kiosk worried whether she had enough stamps for my postcards... she had although the last ones were a bit too large for my small postcards :-). She had PRIORITY stickers as well and ahe also knew how much postcard to each continent costs.

Other options to buy postage stamps:
- any post office but read please my tourist trap tip "Open from May to September only!"
- at the airport (before passing through customs) or Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna)
- newspaper kiosk in any fancy (4-5 star) hotel
- ask at the lobby in your hotel/hostel, they often can help you (buy and send your letters/postcards the next day for example)
- I was told that some street newspaper kiosks sell postage stamps but i didn't find any.

Do enjoy!


What to buy: Postage stamps. Get if you need PRIOITAIRE/PRIORITY (first class mail) stickers. You may also write down in capital letters PRIORITY by the address of recipient.

Priority mail is my strong recommendation for everything sent outside Europe. Avoid snail mail, my postcards sent to the USA by normal mail (sea mail, I guess) reached my friend in Texas after 5 weeks! "Priority" shall be delivered within 3 working days after the dispatching day to the European countries, and within 6 outside Europe.


What to pay: Depends on continent and kind of mail (normal = economic versus priority), ask at the post office or hotel lobby.
Polish postal tariff in English is here



Address: Ul. Krolewska 11, 00-065 Warszawa, Polska
Directions: Very close to the Royal Way (1 min.). On walking distance to both the Old Town (some 10 min.) and downtown (some 10-15 min.). Map here
othercontact: sof.victoria@orbis.pl
Phone: +48 (22) 657 80 11
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.sofitel.com/sofitel/fichehotel/gb/sof/3378/fiche_hotel.shtml

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2007
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