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

  • 90%


    Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest was amazing! it's such a picturesque city, with amazing sights on offer! It's also super cheap! I would 100% go back.

    Insider Tip:If you're there on a Saturday and are looking for a good time, go to the Sparty Bath Parties in Szechenyi Baths! They were so much fun!!

  • 100%


    So Beautiful, Budapest

    Budapest is a beautiful and friendly city that make me amazing! Without a doubt, I will came back to Budapest under any circumstance.

  • 40%


    Very Beautiful but least welcoming city I have ever visited..

    I really really wanted to love this place.. The city is beautiful and the history is really vibrant.. but anything good is ruined by the locals.. They very clearly HATE tourists. The second you speak in a language other than Hungarian or just appear not to be local they will make it clear that they do not like you at all. You seriously would have to experience the way they treat you to believe it! I am also friends with a local who confirmed that it wasn't just in our heads!

    Insider Tip:If you don't mind everyone hating you and treating you like crap for absolutely no reason then go here but to be honest I will never return. The Ruin Bars are quite cool though.

  • 100%


    Dream city

    Been tracvelling around in Europe for some time, but Budapest definitely stole my heart....Not much advertised, this city staggers you with a huge variety of touristic, cultural and night-life facilities. Amazingly beautiful, very diverse, Budapest is full of surprises and every time you come again, you find something new for yourself. Definitely recommend to spend there 3-4 days at least (Friday, Saturday obligatory!)

  • 100%


    Great city, hot girls!

    My cousin and I (both single guys) loved Budapest. The city was awesome. Everything is walkable, everyone seems friendly and speaks great English. Made it the first and last destination of our trip.

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