If you’ll be visiting for a week or a weekend, you’re going to want to know where to stay in Budapest – and having a great place to base yourself from can made all the difference to a city break. We’ve rounded up the best options to suit any budget and have included our Top 3 recommendations across Luxury Hotels ($200+ per night), Mid Range Hotels ($100-$200 per night), Budget Hotels (<$100 per night) and Hostels (costs per bed/private room). Scroll through our recommendations to find the perfect hotel in Budapest for your next trip!
Where to Stay in Budapest – Top Hotels & Hostels to Suit Every Budget
luxury hotels ($200+ per night)
CORINTHIA HOTEL (5*)
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is one of the grandest and romantic hotels in the city and dates back to 1896. Beautifully renovated, the decor blends tradition with state of the art features and also offers an indoor pool, a Turkish steam bath and a Jacuzzi alongside a full spa service.
Located in the heart of Pest, guests are within a short walk of all Budapest’s major attractions and major train station with great access to Hero’s Square and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath via the metro lines located only a few minutes from the hotel.
BUDAPEST MARRIOTT (5*)
Settle into this spacious, thoughtfully designed hotel located on the Danube bank; each room provides magnificent views of the Danube River and Gellért Hill, luxury bedding, a flat-screen TV and a newly renovated bathroom. This modern hotel has an enviable location for exploring beautiful Budapest and has an onsite spa, restaurant and bar should you want to make full use of the extensive facilities.
It is also perfectly located to embark on a river cruise – whether it be for lunch, dinner, sightseeing or even a sunset river cruise with cocktails(!) which depart daily from only a few meters outside of the hotel, and is in walking distance of St Stephens Basilica and Budapest’s famous shopping street (Vaci Utca).
BOSCOLO AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION (5*)
The entrance is an architectural work of art and the 185 guest rooms feature an eclectic and cosmopolitan style combining antique and modern pieces. The hotel also boasts a Jacuzzi, Turkish Steam Bath & Sauna and is within walking distance of Oktogon, Andrassy Avenue and the House of Terror.
Mid-Range hotels ($100-200 per night)
ART’OTEL BUDAPEST (4*)
Housing 600 works by the American contemporary artist Donald Sultan, the Art’Otel certainly lives us to its name. Situated in the castle district of Budapest, right on the banks of the Danube river and only a short distance from the Chain Bridge, the hotel offers panoramic views of the Danube, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Hungarian Parliament building and other famous sights.
Located just 10-minute walk to the World Heritage site of the Buda Castle as well as the pedestrianized shopping area this boutique hotel is a great place to base yourself during your stay.
Elegant and cosy, Continental Hotel Budapest is located in Budapest and provides an indoor/outdoor connecting pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. It is conveniently situated in the city centre. Book early to get super low rates!
Budapest’s popular attractions and landmarks are within close proximity to the hotel, with the Dohany Street Synagogue, train station and Elizabeth Bridge only a brief walk away.
Conveniently situated, Hotel Erzsebet City Center allows for easy access to Budapest’s main hot spots. A short stroll from the pedestrianized shopping street (Vaci Utca), it provides elegant rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a mini bar and movies-on-demand – and perfect for families: a babysitting services.
Budget Hotels (<$100 per night)
STELLAR RESIDENCE BUDAPEST
Stellar Residence is located in central Budapest and features free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. The apartments are air conditioned and include an in-room dining area, a coffee maker and a refrigerator. For those who wish to cook their own meals, there is a kitchen that is equipped with an oven, a microwave and kitchenware.
Conveniently situated right in the city center of Budapest, Gozsdu Court Aparthotel offers easy access to Budapest’s best sightseeing areas and is only a short walk from the Hungarian State Opera House. Those staying at the property have access to a spa, a gym and an indoor pool. Apartments feature premium features, including coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. For guests who wish to cook independently, there is a kitchen that is conveniently equipped with a microwave, a dishwasher and a refrigerator.
Katona Apartments offers easy access to Budapest’s best hot spots. It provides soundproofed apartments that are serviced by a lift. The apartments feature a private terrace, a coffee maker and a refrigerator. Each have an in-room dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower.
Just a short walk down to the Danube Banks and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Buda Castle ( a world heritage site), Fishermans Bastion, the chain bridge and Gellért Hill. And a hike up the hill will give you a the reverse sweeping panoramic view of the whole of Pest, the chain bridge and the Hungarian Parliament Building.
HOSTELS (DORM BEDS + PRIVATE ROOMS)
MAVERICK CITY LODGE
In the city centre of Budapest, the Maverick City Lodge features air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi in all areas,on-site bicycle rentals and was renovated at the end of 2013. Each private room at the Maverick is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, while dormitory rooms have individual lockers to secure your things. Bathroom facilities can be en-suite or shared with other guests.
A spacious common room and a well-equipped shared kitchen are at guests’ disposal, free coffee and tea are offered, and it is walking distance to most of Budapest’s main attractions .
Situated on Budapest’s Grand Boulevard, The Groove offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. The hostel is set in a vibrant area and surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants. The hostel has a common living room with a TV and a DVD player. A kitchen can be used by all guests. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day and The Groove features an elevator. A cinema is located in the same building.
Margaret Island is a 6-minute walk away. The Hungarian Parliament is 750 m from the hostel. Within a 4-minute walk, the WestEnd Shopping Centre and a tram station (lines 4 and 6) can be reached.
Home Made Hostel is centrally located in Budapest, just a 5-minute walk from many shops, restaurants, markets, cafés, clubs, theatres and cinemas. And right on the metro lines giving you easy access to Heros Square and the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. The hostel’s units are individually furnished and Wi-Fi is available free of charge. The hostel’s kitchen and common room provide a nice space for socializing. The common room has a shared computer, a number of wall-mounted maps and foreign currency decorating the walls; an ideal spot for exchanging local information with fellow travellers.
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