Best Places for Backpackers in Hungary.

Enjoy backpacking around Hungary without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Hungary.

This Travel Hungary image comes from unsplash.com, photographer : Martin Brechtl

Top 50 hostels in Hungary.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Hungary.

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7x24 Central Hostel

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7x24 Central Hostel

NO BUNK BEDS! FREE WIFI, INTERNET! ONLY PRIVATE ROOMS! Staying at 7x24 Central Hostel means relaxing, quiet nights right in the middle of the busy city center, on the top floor of a house, above noisy traffic and crowded Király street. This also means that you can forget about bus tickets as al...
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Active Hostel & Guesthouse at Lake Balaton

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Active Hostel & Guesthouse at Lake Balaton

Our address is 3 Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street, Keszthely, Hungary, 8360. Active Hostel & Guesthouse Keszthely at Balaton offers you various activities and sport programs around Keszthely: bike renting, sailing, kayaking, swimming, windsurfing, rowing, kanu, fishing, ice skating, country-cross skiing, wa...
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Apartments Opera

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Apartments Opera

Beautiful apartments located right in the heart of Budapest next to the Opera Theatre and Liszt F. Tr, on the famous Andrassy Blvd. The strategic location allows you to reach Budapest's main attractions in a few minutes. The apartments - recently renovated - are located in magnificent 19th c...
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Capital Apartments Budapest

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Capital Apartments Budapest

Capital Apartments Budapest offers newly furnished, fully equipped apartments in a nice and cozy historical building in the city center on the main boulevard, Terez korut next to Nyugati (West) Train Station. Capital Apartments Budapest is located in the city center next to Nyugati (West) Train S...
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Carpe Noctem

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Carpe Noctem

Carpe Noctem will change the way you thought about traveling. You expect a hostel but you arrive at a mate’s place. You expect a reception desk and you get greeted with a cup of coffee. You arrive alone but you go out with 22 friends. You book in for two nights and you stay two weeks. And that's jus...
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The Loft Hostel Budapest

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The Loft Hostel Budapest

Hi Backpacker. If you also don't like the mass production world, try the Loft. We are here to welcome you to Budapest and also to invite you to join our community at The Loft, a community that shares with each other, explores together and stays up into the wee hours because there is still more be...
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AVAIL Hostel

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AVAIL Hostel

AVAIL Hostel offers clean, comfortable and cheap accomodation for everybody who wants to discover Budapest, this charming and interesting city. All our rooms are nicely furnished ideal for couples or friends travelling together. All the rooms have access to the well equipped guest kitchen, and...
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Mandala Hostel

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Mandala Hostel

Welcome to Mandala, a small, home-style hostel located in downtown Budapest. Perfect for the solo traveller or small groups looking for a place to meet new friends, relax, and take in the city without the craziness of a party hostel. The hostel is run by travellers who are more than happy to share t...
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Gaia Guesthouse

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Gaia Guesthouse

We are a small, ecofriendly place located in the heart of Budapest, in the most vibrant part of downtown. We provide affordable rooms during your visit, where you can relax. ATTENTION AUGUST TRAVELERS: in 2019 Sziget Music Festival is on from 07-13. Our staff will help you to plan your visit an...
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Alice Hostel

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Alice Hostel

Alice hostel is a newly renewed family operated hostel with place for maximum 16 guests. It is located near the Keleti railway station in down town Budapest, if you arrive by train you can drop off your bags in less than five minutes and get started. Also you can reach every point of the city wi...
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Melinda Apartment

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Melinda Apartment

The Melinda apartment offer 1 comfortable apartment in the heart of the city near to the Parliament building.As the apartment is located in the center, the sights of Budapest can be easily reach on foot. The apartment is centrally located in the 5th district of Budapest, only a few steps from the...
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Garibaldi 5 Apartments & Rooms

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Garibaldi 5 Apartments & Rooms

The welcoming and comfortable Garibaldi 5 Apartments & Rooms is recommended by Let's Go and Lonely Planet. It is centrally located on the Pest side, between the Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge, a block from the Danube River and Parliament. We offer in a quiet last-century classic architecture bu...
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Lavender Circus Hostel, Doubles & Ensuites

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Lavender Circus Hostel, Doubles & Ensuites

The Lavender Circus is a vintage, quiet apartment like place in the city center . A cozy,special atmosphere is waiting for you in a historical building from the end of the 19th century.In our hostel there are several kind of double bed and dormitory rooms available. The staff is ready to help you 2...
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Mate Arpad

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Mate Arpad

Accomodations are avaiable with 1-2-3 or 4 beds per bedroom. There is TV, bathroom, small kitchen with fridge and diningroom for each apartment. All Rooms are Airconditioned. Our tenniscourts are free to use for our gests at anytime, lessons are for extra charge. We also organize fishing and hunting...
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Prince Apartments

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Prince Apartments

Located in the heart of Budapest, just a short walk away from the Danube river, The Corvin Plaza, The Grand Market Hall and the amazing Gellért Thermal Baths. There are several restaurants on the same street as our property where you can try typical Hungarian dishes. You can also find Corvin Plaza S...
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Green Bridge Hostel and Apartments

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Green Bridge Hostel and Apartments

Located in a quiet street in downtown Budapest, Green Bridge is situated between the Danube and the famous cafe street Vaci utca. As central as it gets, within walking distance to all the attractions. Green Bridge Hostel offers dorm beds, private rooms and apartments at a reasonable price in the h...
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Budapest Bubble

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Budapest Bubble

Budapest Bubble is a cozy, unique hostel in the heart of the city, which will greet you with a warm smile. Our location is hardly beatable. It is easy to reach from every train station, the bus station, and the airport. We are between the two main underground lines; M2 Astoria and M3 Kálvin Té...
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Fifth Hostel

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Fifth Hostel

Backed by more than 5 years of experience in hospitality, we are able to accommodate you in a comfortable, calm and family atmosphere. Really concerned by our guests welfare, our available and friendly staff will gives you the best advice to fully enjoy your time in Budapest! Our hostel is locate...
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Simple Hostel Budapest

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Simple Hostel Budapest

Simple Hostel Budapest is a cosy place for couples, close friends or single travellers in the absolute heart of Budapest. Affordable prices, clean and homely double rooms with warm atmosphere - a fine choice for those who wish for some rest in the super busy city centre. We welcome our guests in...
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The Lazy Muggle Hostel

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The Lazy Muggle Hostel

While it might be a wild goose chase we still believe in the golden age of backpacking, predating the age of instagram tourism. As frequent travelers, we feel that a good trip doesn’t just need a cool destination, but good company and a nice home base. In our mind a hostel should be more than a bed...
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Penthouse Privates

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Penthouse Privates

As soon as you arrive upstairs in our brand new hostel you will be provided with everything you need to ensure you enjoy your stay in this city and this hostel. Where else will you be greeted with a free tea/coffee from a staff member ready to tell you everything you need to know about the city?...
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Meander Hostel

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Meander Hostel

A haven for backpackers, run by backpackers. A place to call home on your adventures, a tribe of fellow travelers and explorers, and a family that anyone with an open mind can be a part of. Life out of a backpack can be exhausting, we know, so we believe a great hostel isn’t just about the facili...
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Aventura Boutique Hostel

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Aventura Boutique Hostel

Aventura Boutique Hostel is a small 5 room hostel with 3 apartments. We offer you stylishly designed spacious themed rooms furnished with taste and care. Instead of bunk beds we have intimate lofts, with a nice feeling of more personal space. Our in-hostel massage service will make your stay even mo...
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Backpack Guesthouse / Shantee House

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Backpack Guesthouse / Shantee House

Our beautiful Hostel, Shantee House located in Budapest. Invites you with a joyful atmosphere in a cozy environment with comfortable and clean rooms. The hostel is in a quiet location, near the city center and well connected with an excellent 24 hour public transport network. Easy excess to historic...
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Locomotive Light Hostel

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Locomotive Light Hostel

Will you come by Train ? Will you leave by Train? Don't waste your time and energy to carry your heavy luggage cross the town ! Within couple of minutes you arrive, get rid of your load and the City is yours immediately! Our Hostel is located in the downtown area, close to the International Train...
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Pal

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Pal's Hostel

We’re not your average hostel, indeed, but rather a chain of apartments and dorms located in the very centre of Budapest around St. Stephen's Basilica. If you fancy some privacy and want to stay in a place that feels just like home, come to Pal's Hostel and enjoy your very own apartment in Budapest!...
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Hostel One Basilica

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Hostel One Basilica

*** THIS IS A SOCIAL HOSTEL THAT LIKES TO PARTY!!! Reservations are only recommended if you want to meet other travellers *** Welcome to Hostel One Basilica, our 2nd hostel in Budapest. Our team of friendly international staff are determined to show you the best possible time in this incredibl...
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Frodo

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Frodo

Frodo is very close to Buda Castle and the Mammut commercial center. It is found on the third floor of a building (there's no lift). Windows open to a courtyard, so it is very quiet in spite of its central location. With a 2-3-minute walk you can reach Széll Kálmán tér, which is an interconnecti...
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Big Fish Budapest Hostel

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Big Fish Budapest Hostel

Small and cosy, Big Fish Budapest is perfectly located downtown, with an ATM, supermarket and public transport right on the doorstep! Visit the local bars, ruin pubs, cafes and restaurants - all within walking distance, making it a great base to explore the city! We offer spacious, bright, and...
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Vitae Hostel

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Vitae Hostel

Vitae Hostel (Seize the night life!) offers the perfect balance between providing a wide range of amenities and facilities of a large hostel, but making you feel relaxed in a sociable, fun and family-esque atmosphere. Whether you are traveling alone, or part of a group, you'll immediately feel welco...
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Grandio Party Hostel

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Grandio Party Hostel

You can sleep when you're dead so DON'T expect to get any sleep here! Grandio is one of the few places on this planet that truly welcomes alcoholics, lost souls and party people with talent but no direction. It is a living, breathing creature that is constantly evolving. We’re not about being all...
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Hostel One Budapest

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Hostel One Budapest

*** THIS IS A SOCIAL HOSTEL THAT LIKES TO PARTY!!! Reservations are only recommended if you want to meet other travellers *** This is Hostel One Budapest, our original hostel in Budapest. Welcome. If you’ve come here looking for a bed, we have plenty: all clean and comfortable. But we’re not...
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Bazar Hostel

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Bazar Hostel

Welcome to Bazár! 102 years ago this building was the biggest toy store in Budapest, until 40 years ago it accommodated the best-known rock club in the communist block. The newly designed and fitted Bazár Hostel with its 11 rooms now occupies part of this historic building. Situated in the hea...
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Maverick City Lodge

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Maverick City Lodge

Our newly built City Lodge is in the heart of the historical Jewish Quarter of the city center of Budapest. Most city attractions are in walking distance, and the wonderfully eclectic streets in our neighborhood are dotted with lots of restaurants featuring local and international cuisine, conce...
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Friends Hostel & Apartments

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Friends Hostel & Apartments

FRIENDS is a new benchmark of hostels! Hotel quality, hostel feeling, good price! CENTRAL DESIGN HOSTEL, Private rooms, Apartments and Dorms – THE CHOICE IS YOURS! Feel Good, Safe and Satisfied in a clean and quiet, organised artistic environment, in the centre of Budapest. Our hostel is loca...
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Maverick Hostel & Ensuites

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Maverick Hostel & Ensuites

Why stay with us? Best possible location, beautiful and clean environment with free wifi, free tea and coffee all day long. Located in the heart of the city in a fully renovated royal mansion built by the Hapsburg dynasty, the Maverick Hostel is waiting for you in its original magnificence. Becau...
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Suite Hostel

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Suite Hostel

PROPERTY INFORMATION ATMOSPHERE: Suite Hostel is a medium sized hostel, with a chilled vibe. We strive to incorporate you as part of our family, making this a home away from home. That way you can feel relaxed, and really get to see how great this city is. When we are not on shift we will be gl...
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Nap Hostel Pecs

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Nap Hostel Pecs

Nap Hostel Pecs is located in the main pedestrian street of the historic city centre. The hostel can be found in a building of eclectic architecture built in 1885. The rooms are spacious and colourful, the bathrooms are modern and there is a fully equipped kitchen for you to use. From the balcony, y...
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Piano Pop Apartments

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Piano Pop Apartments

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Budapest, look no further than Piano Pop Apartments. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer by foot. For those of you who want to venture out, Opera House, St. Stephen's Basillica, Chain Bridge, P...
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GrandBackpackers

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GrandBackpackers

Grand Backpackers is a newly opened cozy apartment hostel accommodation in the heart of Budapest for international travelers. Our minimal spacious rooms offer a comfortable stay and a relaxed atmosphere! There are modern shared bathrooms, free towels, shampoo and toothpaste, shared fully equipped ki...
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Retox Party Hostel

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Retox Party Hostel

***Please read all this information before booking*** YOU MAY NEVER BE THIS FREE AGAIN! Retox Party Hostel - the name says it all. This is not a place people come to cleanse, rejuvenate or detox. It’s a place people come to pause existence, live in a haze of alcohol and freedom, get wild and R...
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Flow Hostel

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Flow Hostel

Flow Hostel is a premium quality accommodation in the downtown of Budapest. Our concept is to synthesise high quality living spaces with social life and activities. The hostel opened in October of 2016, with brand new facilities, and extra services for our guests. Our hostel situated in the hist...
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Activity Hostel

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Activity Hostel

Welcome to our homely hostel with individual art on the walls. We are a small and friendly place, where we give our best to make it comfortable and homely for all of our guests. We are located at the famous, historical Andássy avenue, in the heart of the city. The most important sights of Budapes...
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Downtown Oasis

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Downtown Oasis

In the heart of Budapest downtown we've created a calm, cozy and intimate atmosphere where after a tiring day of traveling or sightseeing you can relax and really feel at home. We've turned a beautifully renovated classic Budapest apartment into a small hostel so that you, the budget traveler, c...
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Pal

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Pal's Mini Hostel

Let me introduce my new mini hostel at Octogon Square, a super-central location on Andrássy Avenue. I decided to start this new hostel using my experience from the Pal' Hostel at Saint Stephen's Basilica, which I opened more than ten years ago and where I learned to take care of all the small detai...
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Inside Hostel Budapest

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Inside Hostel Budapest

We offer bright, spacious and clean non-smoking 2-3-4 bed dormitories and private rooms –in total up to 21 persons. We have 7 bedrooms,2 balconies,6 bathrooms,one large social area and well equipped kitchen. The full hostel can be reserved for a private group 21-22 persons! You can find a w...
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Best Choice Hostel

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Best Choice Hostel

This is the hostel what you are looking for. It is located in the center, close to public transport, train stations and with a fast connection to the airport. 2 minutes walking from the Danube, where you can see the imaginable sight of Buda. Váci utca is the most famous pedastrian shopping street...
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Villa Benjamin

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Villa Benjamin

The Villa Benjamin youth property is located 110 kms from Budapest, on the south shore of Balaton, about 150 m from the lake, on Sifok-Ezstpart (Silwer Beach). You can get there from Budapest by train or by car on the motorway M7. People are wellcome individually or in groups. The property consi...
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Happyhostel

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Happyhostel

Happyflat is a really cool, cozy and affordable hostel with private rooms right in the city center of Budapest. Its strongest point is location. Hostel is situated in the real city center of Budapest. Best of all, taxi and public transport are not necessary to reach any of the major historical sites...
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V61 Hostel

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V61 Hostel

V61 Hostel offers unique underground accommodation in Budapest. V61 Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The house also offers bike hire. Margaret Island is 2 km away. A metro station is a 2-minute walk away from the property. Heroes' Squar...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Hungary.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Hungary.

If you're already planning to visit Hungary - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Heroes square

This is where my journey started last time. Heroes square is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its statue complex with important national leaders. Not so far from this is located a subway station, so you can easily start your tour around the Budapest here.

Charlotte Silvers

Local Drinks

Hungary isn’t well known for their beer, specializing in the cheap and cheerful kind. However, Hungary is quickly gaining footing in the wine industry. The Country has 22 wine regions and produces some very nice wines. Perhaps try one of the local wine’s with a cheeky glass with dinner, rather than a sloppy night out, though. Or take to the streets. While not technically legal, no one enforces the public drinking laws. Everyone does it, so grab some friends, some locally sourced drinks and find a nice view to sit and admire Budapest under a stary sky.

Danii

Budapest: exploring main sights, food and wine

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is the city with such type of atmosphere what I have never seen before in any other city. It is definitely one of the most incredible cities in Europe! It is just so fabulous with it old buildings, Marzipan Museum, delicious wine and goulash, view at the night. Budapest is also called as “Paris of the East”. That’s why I decided to celebrate my birthday there.

Charlotte Silvers

Go through the prices

You don’t want to get in a situation like you think the bus ticket or the price of bread is as cheap as at home and then when you are there you realized that it’s double. The financing part is probably the most important part to plan. It’s even more significant if you go to places that is famous for there high cost. I live in Hungary and compares to Budapest, the prices are double or triple in Paris.

Nguyen Giang

Budapest becomes a winter wonderland!

After a few days of freezing cold weather, it has finally snowed properly Budapest. This winter has seen a little snowfall already in Hungary, but today the snow fell for most of the day covering the city and creating a great photo opportunity. There are plenty of photos online of Budapest in the snow, but having spent two winters here already, snow is not quite as regular as many people would think. As soon as I realised it was snowing, I grabbed my camera and headed out for the day. If you are interested in coming to Budapest during winter, this article will help you with finding what to do and where to go.

tim-hewitt

3 Kooky Things That Make Budapest a Gem

About midway around the world, we stopped for almost a week in Budapest, Hungary. Before arriving there, we had visited Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and India; so, as you might imagine, Budapest actually felt a little familiar to me. However, as time continues to put distance between me and that unbelievably fun week in Hungary, I realize more and more how foreign Budapest actually is. It’s more than a little crazy, its troubled but vitally important history nearly cleaves it into three clean eras (possibly more), and its people are out-of-this-world fun. Read on to find out my favorite three things about Budapest.

Jade Nicholson

Balaton in the summer...always a perfect choice

Balaton, the lake in the in the west-north part of the Hungary, also well known as Hungarian sea, surprises us during the last days of this August 2016.

zuzana-perez-zafkova

Booking a ticket (in Vietnamese)

We booked two lower bunks in a cabin of 4. These are called the “soft sleepers”, it’s the equivalent to first class, but unfortunately we weren’t able to find a cabin of 2. Compared to the train I took from Budapest, Hungary to Bar in Montenegro, this train was luxurious! Very clean, cabins were spacious enough. No complaints there. Tickets aren’t cheaper than plane tickets so keep in mind that the view might not be worth this journey. You can also book a hard sleeper, it’s a lot cheaper but you are sleeping on a piece of wood in a cabin of at least 6 beds (this can add up to 12 people).

Jenthe Van de Poel

Bus Tours And the Miniversum: A Day In Budapest

We had only one full day and two nights in Hungary, Budapest to be exact, and the choice of things to see and do was overwhelming. The key here is to focus and plan. I used the seven-hour rail journey from Prague in the Czech Republic to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, to plan our limited time. What was there to do during the day? Far too much, was my first thought, and to see the city properly you will need a decent length of time. If you don’t have that luxury, here’s an idea for you.

james-collins

Budapest, the city of wonders

It gives me a great pleasure to write my first travel guide about a city that I grew up in. First I want you to know that I absolutely love Hungary and Budapest, and I am thrilled that the tourism is booming right now, at least in the capital city. In the next few minutes you will read the most important things to know about Budapest, through a university student’s eyes. (I study Tourism and Hospitality at the Corvinus University of Budapest.)

AaronVitos

5 things that will happen when you move to Budapest

I have had the amazing experience of living in Budapest for a little more than one year, and I still find a moment everyday to miss it. Budapest, like many other European cities is a place of multiple wonders. The capital of Hungary, can provide entertainment for anyone: a very active cultural scene, some pretty cool museums, the most amazing nightlife, a very interesting history to be explored and even some ecotourism experiences (yes within the city).

Michelle Arellano Huerta

Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube

Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. I was living in a dormitory and made a lot of friends. I’m still in contact with some of them and try to visit as much as I can.

Tena Kovačić

Traveling on a Budget in Budapest, Hungary

My boyfriend and I recently completed a two month bicycle trip around a significant portion of Europe. Because we were traveling for two months, and are recent college graduates, we wanted to keep our daily expenses as low as possible. That meant hunting for bargains wherever we could find them. And the countries with the lowest prices were Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Hannah Frankel

Budapest: City of Friends

Budapest is arguably one of the most varied cities I have visited, along with Hungary as a country itself. It beckons you from afar as you enter the city with neon lights reflecting off the buildings to captivate approaching travelers, new to the cities aurora, like a glowing beacon. It may at first seem intimidating as a city from the central station, yet after a few minutes walk towards the center the city reveals itself as a not so hidden gem of Eastern Europe. Having never visited this area of Europe before at first I was unsure on what was seen as normal and what was not, yet after 24 hours in the city I realized it had a warming anything goes attitude.

Anastasia Towers

Pécs: 8 special spots worth seeing in the "city of culture"

Pécs is a marvellous city located in the south area of Hungary. It is commonly referred to as the city of culture, for many simple reasons: it is one of the oldest cities of the country, rich in (ancient) monuments; additionally, the first university of Hungary was the University of Pécs, founded in 1367, which made the city the most important stage of education for many years. If you are interested in cultural traditions, memorable monuments, and ancient buildings, Pécs is the ideal destination for your next holiday in the middle region of Europe. However, I would like to show you some of the unique and modern places of this magnificent city, which brilliantly combines the ancient traditions with a sense of innovation of our days – let’s see a couple of the favourite places of students!

Karolina

Budapest- The City of Wonders

Budapest is a gorgeous city of history and culture that combines old with the new, traditional with modern. There are so many things to do, see and try that you can never really run out of things to do. Even after spending a whole semester in this city in Hungary and trying to do as much as I could, I still haven’t gotten to know everything the city has to offer. Still, I managed to try so many new things and go to many places and I loved every minute of it. This is the top 10 list of things to visit when in Budapest

Isabella Hailey Grey

Hungary, The 5 reasons why I love Budapest

One of the questions I am always asked when I meet new people or old friends I haven’t seen for a long time, is why do I like Budapest, in Hungary so much? I must admit it; I feel completely confused in front of this question. How can I describe this feeling of being happy, of being whole, this feeling of belonging here?

Roxy

Budapest, the wonderful

Goes a line from a traditional operetta. Indeed, the capital of Hungary is a gem with amazing culture and impressive architecture, a vibrant night life and one of the best value for money in Europe food- and alcohol-wise. The city, which is located in the heart of Central Europe, is easily approachable by both low-budget airlines or via train. Most of the tourists are stopping by here while taking a Vienna-Budapest-Prague round trip.

Judit P

6 Wonders To Discover If You Visit Budapest

In the past years Budapest have became a popular travel destination. No wonder why, the capital of Hungary in the very middle of Europe is a beatiful and exciting city, full of wonders you should discover – so much to see, so little time! But here I am, a proud citizen of Buda (the left side of Budapest) to guide you where to go and what to see! I introduce you not only the Must-see sights, but also the most interesting programs such as escape a horror room or skate on a frozen lake – and give you some advice what to pack and how to travel if you visit this beautiful European capital.

Luca Michaletzky

The monastery ruins of Salföld -Lake Balaton, Hungary

In September we decided to take off for a long-weekend to Balaton, Hungary along with our dog. I was very excited about this trip and not just because Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe. Even though it is a much frequented holiday destination, it has a lot more to offer than beaches, buffet food and beer. Not so long ago I heard about a hidden monastery in the woods that once belonged to the mysterious monks of The Order of Saint Paul. Just like any other nation around the world Hungarians also have their own legends and mystery. A big part of it is in connection with the monks of the Order of Saint Paul. Even though their Order belonged to the Catholic Church, they are believed to have been the keepers of the ancient knowledge and magic of the Hungarian tribes.  I am fascinated by legends and mystery especially when it comes from my own culture so I couldn’t wait to pay a visit.

Alma

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