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%


    A beautiful city with not so expensive, but tasty food.

    Budapest is rich in History and it is really beautiful, you can learn their history by joining the free walking tour, its really worth it. The food and beers can be really cheap here.

    Insider Tip:Get a all you can ride pass to go around the city, is very worth it. Please go to this restaurant called "Belvarosi Disznotoros", highly recommended, good food and good portion with very reasonable price, but please bear in mind that they have no chair and you have to eat while standing. And if you go to the general free walking tour, the tour guide might go to a restaurant nearby Matthias Church, this is also a value for money with good food place, its self serviced, like a canteen.

  • 100%


    A Wonderful , Vibrant ,Fascinating City !

    We have visited Budapest three times this year , & every time it seems to open up to us in really interesting ways. We love the spa bath culture - the medicinal baths are wonderful ; beautiful , historically fascinating buildings & so relaxing to spend time in ! The ruin pubs - especially Szimpla Kert El Lato are wonderful ( check out hot wine & elderberry Beer )are brilliant . The city is fast becoming a place to find expertly brewed craft beer - check out Csakajósör Kft.(Only Good Beer )

    Insider Tip:The Swing out Hostel is lovely & Marcel is such a lovely host .

  • 60%


    Beautiful city, unfriendly people

    It is really a beautiful city, but I think some people are a bit racist to me, especially in some restaurants, the waiters were so rude to me. Ruined my vacation

  • 100%



    The best city to party in europe! Really really amazing parties and also very beautiful places to visit

  • 100%



    A great city on the Danube, with both a great cultural heritage and youth culture. It really is a place to relax as well as party. I have been there twice and both times I have felt truly welcomed by the city. Should be on a must see list for anyone who either lives or is travelling in Europe.

    Insider Tip:Do as many of the free walking tours as you can. Not only do the guides now their stuff and you will find out some incredible facts out about Budapest but each guide has their own preferences for where to eat and drink so you will get a great variety of options for things to do by talking to them.

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