Where to stay in Budapest


Budapest is a very large city spread over a large area.

Therefore, it is good to pay attention to the location of the accommodation and if it is not going to be in the centre, it is very advisable that the hotel is at least close to a metro or train station.

Where to stay in Budapest

Budapest is a very popular tourist destination, and the range of accommodation is as wide as possible. There is accommodation to suit everyone's needs, whether you are looking for a shared room in a hostel or a luxury room in a five-star hotel. Generally speaking, the accommodation options in the Buda districts are more limited compared to the other side of the Danube in Pest.

The city centre isn't very big, so you don't have to live right in the middle of it, and yet you won't be far from all the sights. Moreover, public transport is dense and fast, so there's no need to choose a specific neighbourhood to live in, just choose by price and rating.

The cheapest and best hotels in Budapest

If you don't want to spend time looking for the best deals, we've selected the best hotels in several categories.

Cheapest accommodation

The cheapest hotels with private bathrooms in Budapest start at prices starting from 30 eur per night in a 2-bed room, while standard budget hotel prices range up to 55 eur.

  • easyHotel Budapest Oktogon - A typical very simple, yet efficient and modern hotel from the easyJet group
  • Easy Star Hotel - small, simple but clean hotel in the wider centre just a short walk from the metro station
  • Dean's College Hotel - a well rated modern smaller hotel in the south of the wider centre, again just a few dozen metres from a metro station

Standard 3* hotels

In Budapest you will find a really large number of classic 3* hotels within the city centre with prices up to 80 eur.

  • Verdi Grand Hotel - This new 4* hotel is one of the best value-for-money deals, located in the Ferenscváros district right by the metro station
  • City Hotel Ring - a classic modern 3* hotel a short walk from the centre and a few dozen metres from Nyugati station
  • Hotel Castle Garden - a smaller 4* hotel in a quieter area practically right in old Buda near Buda Castle

International chains

Are you a traveller who prefers quality that you know what to expect from everywhere in the world? There are a large number of multinational chain hotels in Budapest with average prices between 60 eur and 100 eur per night for 2. We select the best located and rated ones:

Luxury hotels

If you want to indulge in the ultimate luxury in the best hotels, Budapest is the ideal city for this. In fact, compared to other metropolises, luxury hotel prices here are lower, and 5* hotels start from as low as 140 eur per night in a 2-bed room:

  • Corinthia Budapest - A beautiful 5* hotel on the Budapest Ring with a great indoor pool and luxury suites, but prices start at a reasonable 120 eur per room
  • InterContinental Budapest - A classic 5* you can never go wrong with in Budapest, located on the banks of the Danube right in the historic centre. Prices start at 150 eur per room
  • Aurea Ana Palace Hotel - There are several establishments vying for the best hotels ever, but Aurea Ana has the best rating of them all. The cheapest room is from 180 eur

Hotel prices in Budapest

Budapest has long been one of Europe's cheapest capitals, but after 2010 hotel prices slowly started to rise and now rank in the European average.

The price for a double room with breakfast in the centre starts at 65 eur, but you will also find luxury resorts where you can pay the same amount 500 eur. If you don't mind taking public transport from your accommodation to the centre and living in the outskirts of Budapest, you can also pay 30 eur for a double room with breakfast.

Cheaper than elsewhere in Europe are the better 4* and 5* hotels in Budapest, which range in price between 110 eur and 200 eur per night for two.

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