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%


    Budapest is a must

    Really. Budapest is incredible with its saunas, its castles, its bars and clubs! Beautiful city with beautiful old buildings!

    Insider Tip:Do not get the public transport card at the airport. The city can be done by walking! Try Goulash soup for sure! Really nice restaurant with typical hungarian food and cheap price called Katine.

  • 80%



    Beautiful city. You definitely need at least three full days to really be able to see all the sights and experience the nightlife. Pretty cheap as well!

    Insider Tip:Walk the Danube at night for amazing views. Keep in mind when planning your visit that most museums are closed on Mondays.

  • 100%


    Beautiful City

    I was only two days but could see a lot. Great city to see, the river and the margarita island are great, good nightlife, good food and wine, beautiful women

    Insider Tip:I recommend the free walking tour, going out on the pub crawl and of course a spa

  • 60%


    Spas and Bars and Architecture

    A very pretty city with free walking tours available that quickly inform a visitor that Hungary is a country only now getting a break. The unfortunate country and this city especially has been through a rough past, but Budapest keeps a uniquely eastern air because of it. Most of the appeal is centered around the nightlife and bar scene, but the architecture is plenty to keep someone active for a day. Hungarian food is suprisingly unique, and although I hated it, so is their alchohol.

    Insider Tip:Travellers not interested in spas and partying should not plan to stay in Budapest for very long. English-language cinema is available, and the operahouse does sell last-minute tickets (but I don't know about English subtitles). There does not seem to be an active english playhouse, but for hungarian speakers there seems to be endless shows to pick from. The museums did not really interest me.

  • 80%


    The place to visit!

    If I had to choose my favourite European city so far, I'd be terribly split between Rome and Budapest, both so different from each other but both wonderful places to be in. There is so much to do in Budapest, I feel like I have to go back and spend several weeks there to be able to do it justice.

    Insider Tip:Play on of those room escape games! Get some food at Drum Cafe!

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