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About Budapest

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It’s easy to see why people fall in love with Budapest. From the eclectic architecture and revitalizing thermal baths to the endless bowls of goulash and all-night “ruin bar” parties, this city always has something to do.

The 1640-foot wide Danube River splits the city into two parts – Buda and Pest. Take a boat tour to get an up-close view of all the landmarks lining the riverbanks, or just cross one of the 8 bridges for a more panoramic view. The Chain Bridge will take you to the grounds of Buda Castle, a huge baroque-style complex dating back to the 13th century. Walk or take the short funicular ride to the top of Castle Hill and check out historic monuments like the Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica, a huge domed church that shimmers when lit up at night.

After all that walking, taking a dip in one of Budapest’s thermal baths is the perfect way to relax and recharge. Choose between Széchenyi Baths and Géllert Spa – both feature indoor and outdoor temperature-controlled pools and massage services.

No trip to the capital of Hungary would be complete without experiencing its exciting nightlife and amazing food. You can find all the best bars and restaurants in District VII— the city’s old Jewish Quarter—where the nightlife fun doesn't stop till dawn.

Tonight

From $16 per night

This weekend

From $26 per night

Next weekend

From $26 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.11
Language Hungarian
Average weekend price $90 per night
Average weekday price $96 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Budapest reviews

What other travelers say about Budapest

8.0

Highlights were Jewish section with the flavourful...

March 16, 2020

Highlights were Jewish section with the flavourful restaurants, good hikes and views from Buda side while Pest had lovely architecture... a work in progress for many sites. Bring walking shoes this is a large city. Not nearly as inexpensive as Poland or Slovakia, so bring your wallet.

Kim
Kim Ireland
10

The city is very beautiful and the people are very friendly.

March 14, 2020

The city is very beautiful and the people are very friendly. I would say that the best way is to just walk but even the old subway lines have very nice architecture. Take a riverboat ride in the evening to see the city lit up. There is a passenger train railway in the hills on the West side of the river that is operated by a children's club similar to scouts! There is a lot of places to try unique foods. There are a lot of monuments and museums to see.

Charles
Charles Poland
10

Great city to walk around & use public transport,...

March 13, 2020

Great city to walk around & use public transport, beautiful buildings, architecture.Margaret island was great to stay on, the number 26 bus takes you over the bridge into the city.Castle is a must visit,free to😁 Book a night cruise,the city is amazing at night, definitely try Hungarian white wine, delicious.

Marie
Marie United Kingdom
10

Brilliant city break destination, wonderful architecture,...

March 13, 2020

Brilliant city break destination, wonderful architecture, excellent baths, especially Gillert & Rudas. Great walking city. I would strongly recommend staying on the Buda side, somewhere near enough to the Golden Bridge, or anywhere bus 16 or 16A stops, it takes you to the other side of the city in minutes.

Lilia
Lilia United Kingdom
8.0

Beautiful architecture.

March 11, 2020

Beautiful architecture. Spa was great, even on the rainy day we went. You definitely need to visit one. Travel was easy throughout the city. Make sure you buy a travel pass the minute you get there! They check constantly and you don't want to be fined! Wish we had more time to visit some other places, but it was a great and beautiful place to see - Buda and Pest!

Karen
Karen United States of America
10

Budapest is a beautiful city.

March 10, 2020

Budapest is a beautiful city. All Senior Citizens of the EEC are entitled to free Budapest transport (metro, trolley bus, bus and tram). However, this fantastic concession will be removed once the Transition period of our exit from the EEC ends on the 31st Dec 2020. There is so much to see and do. We didn't use the Museums and Art Galleries because we preferred to explore

Stephen
Stephen United Kingdom

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