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%


    beautiful city

    before i visited here, beautiful city? I didnt believed the word 'beautiful city' but it was, i saw through my two eyes. nice people, beautiful buildings and comforting mood

    Insider Tip:if you buy the ticket 24h, 48h, blahblah free transportation card? definitely use the benefits. you can get on the board, not only the bus, or tram, but also you can use the spa ! with free. if you compare the price? its worthy. And be careful with the traditional hungarian food. because... few menu are really saulty. you will taste :) but its also nice experience.

  • 80%



    Fantastic all-round city - culture, architecture, baths, cheap nightlife & food Only stayed 2 days so didn't do all available activities - recommend a week easily!

    Insider Tip:Do the walking tour for an insight into the history and culture of the city Go to the David Hasselhostel for a seriously cheap and fun hostel!

  • 90%


    Budapest in June

    Budapest is a beautiful and fun city! Great night life, lots of attractions. Lots of backpackers are staying in Budapest. Weather in June is perfect.

    Insider Tip:Go with a pub crawl if you would like to get to know the nightlife of Budapest. It sounds kind of expensive, but a lot of drinks are included (compared to other cities!) and you get to see many cool places.

  • 100%


    unexpectedly cool city

    I didn't really have any idea of what to expect from Budapest before arriving. What I found was a really unique, amazing city. Much of the inner-city architecture reminded me of Paris: very grandios and imperial feeling.The city also had a very young-atmosphere with the nightlife- some of the ruin pubs are a must to visit. Everything is generally easy enough to walk around in, and the metro does good enough of a job for everything else.

    Insider Tip:Check out some of the free walking tours, the communist-history one was really neat.

  • 80%


    Budapest is the Best

    Budapest was a great place to stay especially when you're on a budget. It's very inexpensive to live and eat. The people I met were friendly and helpful

    Insider Tip:Be careful of the taxi drivers. We got ripped off. So settle down the price before you get there. Some things you learn the hard way. Oh and a trip up to the Statue of Liberty is definitely worth it.

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