Straddling the Danube, with the Buda Hills to the west and the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is a gem of a city. Often referred to as the Pearl of the Danube, the city will swarm you off your feet with the stunning historical architecture.
Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicist, Art Nouveau and Bauhaus styles will make your head swivel while walking the picturesque streets.
Many of the city’s attractions are recognised as World Heritage Sites. You can comfortably walk around the city to get a glimpse of the famous Castle District (Várhegy), the monumental Parliament, the iconic Basilica of St Stephen, and walk around the Jewish Quarter, Erzsébetváros and Terézváros. The city is blessed with an abundance of hot springs, so make sure you take some time off to soak on one of the many bathhouses.
Best Time to visit
Budapest serves up decent weather all year-round with enough variety to keep it interesting. Best time to visit is summer, with descent hotel deals but a crowded city. You can avoid crowds by flying into the city during spring or autumn. Spring is a great time to find deals on flights and budget hotels, and you could be in town in time for the Spring Festival held around the end of March and beginning of April each year. During winter, the city offers a magnificent wintery picture, with the best hotel prices.
Budget Hotels Areas
As in most cities, avoid lodging in the city centre (Districts V and VI) as it will save you some money. Most hotels are located in the area of Terézváros, famous for its nightlife. Budapest has an excellent and inexpensive public transportation system, helping budget travellers find appropriate accommodation.
Selected Hotels in Budapest
«Lovely cosy boutique style hotel in a great location.Our room was large comfortable…»
«the bed was super comfy, the bathroom was quite large and the staff were friendly…»
«Location, facilities, staff and entire experience was fab from start to finish…»
«I have appreciated everything in the hotel! Very well furnished, delicious breakfast…»
«Extremely comfortable bed and attractively decorated with great attention to detail…»
«Welcoming, helpful and happy staff. Beautiful hotel, well designed rooms, clean…»
Cosmo City Hotel
«The location, the room and the breakfast were great. The staff was very friendly….»
«Location is perfect. Rooms are clean. Standard good breakfast as for such class of hotels…»