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%


    My favorite city

    Budapest has been the most amazing city I have experienced so far. There is always something to do, great places to eat and days out here. Transport system is top notch with 24 hours tram and metros until midnight.

    Insider Tip:Experience Rudas and Gellert baths and get a massage at Rudas bath, you will come out feeling like a new person. Buy blocks of 10 single travel tickets, it works out cheaper. If you smoke ecigs bring lots of eliquid with you as I havent been able to find anywhere to buy any here. Go to 1000 tea cafe, beautiful place.

  • 80%


    Amazing city for partying and having fun! The bars and clubs look old and underground. People party a lot ultil morning. For the hangover day, you should go to the thermals, great experience! Ice skatig is a good option for day time. Open market has nice and different stuff to buy.

    Insider Tip:Try the Kolbice (food), it's amazing!

  • 90%


    Only got to spend 3 days here but what a city definitely coming back. such a marvelous place with a rich history. The view from the citadel was one of a kind and the ruin bars are really cool. Did a tour of the jewish quarter which was realy interesting. the bars and food on offer are class and i would highly recommend. visited at the start of august so was very hot and sunny. Didnt get chance to go this time but would recommend the hungarian baths only heard good things.

    Insider Tip:if the chance arises get a boat and see the city from the river at night its beautiful seeing the golden lights.

  • 80%


    Best city !

    I can't decide which was the best, the food, the people, the ruinpubs or ice skating in the frozen lake

  • 90%


    City of Memories

    Budapest could not have been more fun! On this trip, I've been to 7 countries, and Budapest was absolutely the most memorable. Definitely give it a chance!

    Insider Tip:The walking tours and pub tours are great ways to meet people--and Pest is the perfect city for it. Check out the Ruins bars!

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