Budapest Pocket Guide

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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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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Budapest.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Budapest... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Budapest.

Budapest City Reviews

  • 100%


    good mix of culture, history and party!

    Terror museum is a bit confusing as everything is in Hungarian so it's hard to grasp the meaning of artwork etc - would recommend doing a communist walking tour first for some background. Buda side is really nice and has great views! Check out ruin bars and quirky coffee shops! Go on a night cruise on the river! Spend a good few hours at the baths!

    Insider Tip:A picnic on Margaret island with a stroll or bike ride in the sun is lovely!

  • 70%


    Better nightview than Prague

    I didn't expect the nightview in Budapest but it was much better than Prague. Also, the overall price index is cheaper than Prague. If you want to stay with affordable price and enjoy delicious food in a nice restaurant for a while, then Budapest will be a good option! If I have a chance to go one city between Prague and Budapest, I will definitely choose Budapest!

  • 100%


    Budapest: Quite possibly the best city in Europe

    Budapest has everything and more. Everything is walking distance and the sites are amazing. Great blend between Central and Eastern Europe- marvel at the spires, the Art Noveau Architecture whilst sipping on a latte. Switch to a beer - cheap as anywhere in Eastern Europe and explore the Ruins Bars. Take a stroll through the parks, do some people watching and shop up a storm. Budapest has everything Europe has to offer, in a bite sized portion.

    Insider Tip:Stay at Carpe Noctum Vitae. The locals are friendly. Always buy a train ticket - the train operators are everywhere and uncompromising.

  • 90%


    East meets West

    Budapest is well-loved melting pot of new and old, tradition and modern and East and West. I always enjoy my time here.

    Insider Tip:The Central Market has the best strudel in the world!

  • 90%


    Budapest become one of my favourite city ever.

    Not the largest city, but Budapest is pretty. Great sightseeing spots on the mountain top on Buda side. Great hot spa everywhere in the city. Shopping and eating in the market hall with such a cheap price. Local people are friendly and nice. Good museums around to know the history of magyars. Great City.

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