City Guide Budapest, Hungary

Visiting Budapest

Budapest is a city that still bears the scars of communism but one that is constantly developing into one of the world's greatest capitals. Split in two by the grand River Danube, on one side you have the Buda, the hilly side dominated by the castle and Royal Palace. On the other you have the Pest, a flat side where you will find the city’s financial district, high street shops and its most popular bars. But something you can find anywhere in the city are its public baths...don’t leave without treating yourself to a dip in one.

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Budapest City Reviews

  • 100%


    Volunteering here for 6 months...

    Budapest is a bustling place with so much do on a budget. I'm from the UK so everything seems super cheap to me! I am not into clubbing but I know it has an excellent nightlife. They are many cafes & restaurants to sit & while away your time. The architecture is stunning & never ceases to amaze me. The public transport system is outstanding!

    Insider Tip:Szimpla Kert ruin bar MUST be seen! The citadel is one of my favourite places, as well as city park & the museum in it. Széchenyi baths are the largest & I think best for tourists as they have many indoors pools & a huge outdoor space, which is great when the sun is shining.

  • 50%


    Favourite city

    This is my favourite city. If you come here, stay at Carpe Noctem Vitae, you won't regret it! It's brilliant for everything. It also has an amazing range of food. There's food everywhere. I love food.

    Insider Tip:kosmosz (which is a little vegan restaurant) They do versions of Hungarian dishes made suitable for vegans! Sirius, which is a lovely little tea house which you HAVE to visit And the boat parties And the spa party!

  • 90%


    Great city

    Budapest is an amazing city, plenty of culture, monuments and impressive buildings in every corner but also with a lot of life, mostly when the sun is shining!. There's a big contrast between Buda and Pest, both really recommendable, and even it's said that you have enough with a few days, I think there's a lot to explore in this great city. Also night life is an important part of this city, mostly in the Jewish quarter.

    Insider Tip:Don't miss ruin bars and get lost in the old part of the city. You can find beauty in every corner!

  • 90%


    City for everyone.

    Such a diverse city with multiple sides. Everything is quite close and within walking distance. Perfect for summer. Check out the caves under the city, the island for a chill session and if szigit festival.

    Insider Tip:If you're thinking early August, double check dates for szigit festival

  • 90%


    Budapest, forever the best ;)

    Sick city, awesome people, great food, cool sites, and super fun nightlife. GET UP OFF YOUR BUM, BOOK YOUR TRIP AND GO ALREADY!

    Insider Tip:MUST MUST MUST stay at carpe noctem vitae hostel if you are going to Budapest. And you MUST do the activities offered through them--thermal baths, pub crawl, etc. REALLY FANTASTIC TIMES:)

Hungary: Itinerary

Divided into two distinctive districts by the River Danube, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful cities. To the west of the river lies the Buda district, distinguished by its hilly landscape, and to the east lies Pest, a flatter and more commercial district. Explore both sides to find museums, cafés and a vibrant nightlife.

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