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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

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    City Review: Budapest, Hungary

    I never really had Budapest as a top destination to visit, but kept hearing from fellow backpackers that it was worth the visit. I didn't find a lot nor interesting tourist attractions. Yet, I will tell people that Budapest was one of the funner places I visited. It is cheap and brings with it a 20-something drinking culture and fun night life. The baths alone are worth the visit to this city for a long weekend as well as the ruin pubs. Overall, a chill city with a great social scene.

    Insider Tip:-Check out the Széchenyi Baths (during the day and the SPArty at night). The SPArty is like an upscale vegas pool party. -Try the local specialty Goulash and the local drink Palinka.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Budapest at the end of September

    I love Budapest. It was fairly warm in the city but it was cloudy for a good portion of my time there. The city offers a very large amount of free tours that I would highly recommend; The City Tour, The Communist Tour, and The Jewish Quarter Tour were the ones I liked the most although there was a good Ruin Bar Tour.

    Insider Tip:The Ruin Bars are very touristy but the are very great for a night out on the town and a great way to meet new people. They have reduced rates for elderly persons so many local retirees go there during daylight hours. The baths are fantastic and you really shouldn't miss out. It what the city is really well known for. The city is also very walkable but the do have a great tram system set up. Be prepared for communist style architecture.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    One of my favourite city!

    This city is so beautiful, the vibe here is so good, its as though you're living in the olden days, like what you seen in the movies. They have many nice old buildings all around, it's a good getaway from the modern city areas. Love it. The food here is exceptionally good and very affordable! I had a 3 course meal for only 8 euros! It's amazing, totally enjoyed my trip to budapest!

    Insider Tip:You may want to stay here for a good 5-6 days. I've initially planned to stay 2 nights and realised that it's just not enough.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Best city in Europe

    So many beautiful buildings, and great views of the city from the top of the hill. Also great nightlife in the Jewish quarter

    Insider Tip:Don't go to the spa parties

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Grand city Budapest

    Budapest is awesome. It is more than just another 'Paris' in the middle Europe. In some ways I think it is a better place to spent your holidays than in an expensive city like Paris. The food, the people, the baths, the culture, the hills, the Dunau river, the bridges, the Parliament in the evening lights. It is a romantic place, yet if you travel alone you wont feel lonely!

    Insider Tip:Buy the bath ticket in advance and bring your own towel. Also slippers, and swimming suits if you want to take a swim and a sauna. Metro 1 is worth trying, since it it is the oldest metro line built in the world I think.

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