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.

Read Budapest Guide»

Hostelworld Podcasts

Check out our city guide podcasts to get the lowdown on cities all over the world in terms of what to see and do.<

View All Podcasts »

Hostelworld Videos

Watch our travel videos from around the world with tips on what not to miss and much more.

View All Videos »

Budapest Pocket Guide

Budapest Pocket Guide

Download our free pocket guides for cities all over the world that are packed with money-saving tips and more.

Download Budapest Pocket Guide View all guides »

Budapest City Reviews

  • 80%


    Pleasantly surprised

    We weren't expecting anything that special with Budapest, but were happily proven wrong. Absolutely stunning city with, especially the view from the top of Buda looking down on the chain bridge. Everything was excellent value for money even in the more upmarket areas. On the down side although the area around the Danube was really great, the rest of the city was a little dull.

    Insider Tip:Sparty on a Saturday night is good fun, if you can forget about hygiene/personal space for a night. Pal's hostel is the best place to stay in the city - hotel quality at a hostel price.

  • 80%


    Monumental city

    The city is nice and has some huge beautiful buildings, they are so monumental. My favorite is the Parliament. There are some cheap bars and cool clubs. The currency is a bit confusing but you get used with some time. Some buildings are not restored since the last worldwar.

  • 90%


    Cultural City full of fun!

    I love Budapest! There are a lot of things to see in both parts of the city! Hit the Turkish Baths, Chain Bridge, and the markets! Make sure to see all of the statues hidden throughout the city!

    Insider Tip:Take a free walking tour!

  • 70%


    Loved Budapest!

    Was in Budapest for Sziget Festival and stayed in the city for an extra 4 days. The city has lots of culture without being too touristy. Food and drink is very cheap, as well as activities. Would recommend the spas and going up the hill to the castle which has amazing views of the city. Great nightlife for young people and travellers, ruin bars, clubs, bar crawls and boat parties were all great.

  • 60%


    I don't want to review the city, but my review can't be submitted until I do it so here is a half assed effort at a review. I will review less from now on.

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.

Read More »

View All Hungary Itineraries »

Please give us your feedback