There’s nothing quite like going to sleep under the stars, surrounded by nature and only the sound of birdsong to wake you up in the morning. Hungary has plenty of countryside in which to do just that: whether it’s an all natural campsite or a luxurious glamping experience, these are some of the country’s best outdoor sleeping areas.
Nomád Hotel and Camping
Located right next to the stunning Bükk National Park – a great place to go hiking in Hungary – this charming hotel and glampsite is the perfect relaxing getaway with a number of accommodation options to suit all tastes. Tastefully decorated yurts, tents, bungalows and more await visitors, each with a unique and cosy style. The friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere and personal touches make this beautiful site a true home away from home, while nearby attractions such as Eger and Palóc Country mean there’s plenty to see and do once you’ve tired of relaxing in the outdoor pool and enjoying the home cooked meals.
Nomád Hotel and Camping, Sikfőkút út, 5-7, Noszvaj, Hungary +36 36 463 363
Six simply furnished yurts with space for up to eight people each await guests at this ‘yurtotel‘ located north of Budapest. Home comforts come in the form of heating, electricity and insulated flooring however the natural surroundings and rustic vibe keep the spirit of camping alive. Fall asleep under the stars and wake up with the sun: glamping at Dobogókő takes you right back to nature.
Dobogókő Yurtotel, Eötvös sétány 10., Dobogókő, Hungary +36 20 502 66 53
Eclectic, quirky and totally unique are all words which comes to mind when thinking about Mokus Valley. Three different accommodations set in a valley near the charming town of Pécs in southern Hungary make up this glampsite like no other. Rose Cottage is a cozy cabin with outdoor cooking facilities; the Green Gypsy is a retired circus wagon now functioning as a stylishly renovated place to stay; and Csepellina, perhaps the most unique of the three, is a converted log truck which now houses a surprisingly spacious and charming interior.
Mokus Valley, Gorica – Fő utca 28., Bükkösd, Hungary +36 20 980 09 05
Eger is one of Hungary’s most well known wine regions – producing the famous Egri Bikavér – and the Tulipán campsite is located right in the middle of the action. The Valley of the Beautiful Women is the place to be for wine tastings and vineyard visits and its here that the campsite can be found. Open between March 15 – October 15, there’s space for tents and campervans while amenities include solar powered hot water, washing facilities and a communal kitchen.
Tulipán Camping, Tulipánkert u. 3, Eger, Hungary +36 70 385 1166
In southern Hungary, not far from Szeged, this boutique accommodation offers a glamping classic: yurts, decked out with all the mod cons. Luxury is the key word here: each yurt has its own Jacuzzi, rain shower, TV, underfloor heating and more. Stylish, natural decorations provide a welcoming interior, while a private terrace allows for views over Homoki’s grounds, from the stables providing cross country riding to the spa to relax in afterwards.
Homoki Lodge, Tanya, Ruzsa, Hungary +36 30 910 5801
This ecolodge in southern Hungary offers more than just a place to rest your head. Set in the middle of peaceful natural surroundings, next to a forest and close to a number of lakes and rivers, there’s a glamping space as well as a treehouse and small camping area. Come for the beautiful accommodation; stay for the welcoming atmosphere: Hunza Ecolodge aims to work with nature, providing fresh organic food for guests and encouraging a community atmosphere thanks to a shared terrace – the perfect place for a sundowner during summer.
Hunza Ecolodge, Kossuth street 3, Bodolyabér, Baranya, Hungary +36 30 308 8968
Camp on the banks of central Europe’s largest lake at this large, well equipped campsite located on the southern shores of Lake Balaton. Eateries, sports facilities, shops, a currency exchange point and more make up the on site amenities while the campsite’s proximity to Siófok, one of the area’s most popular towns, means there’s plenty to enjoy off site too.
Aranypart Kemping, Szent László u., Siófok, Hungary (84) 353 399
For a taste of rural life and friendly hospitality, this small campsite in the Koppány Valley is a great choice. Well located for activities such as hiking, fishing and relaxing next to the nearby Lake Balaton, there’s also a communal BBQ, WiFi, on site bar and outdoor swimming pool.
Tranquil Pines, Dózsa György u. 334, Koppányszántó, Hungary +36 74 670 721
The words ‘glamping’ and ‘festival’ aren’t often associated with one another, but Hungary’s many music festivals are well aware of the fact that sometimes, a week of revelry requires slightly more luxurious accommodation. To that end, some offer more comfortable camping areas to rest your head. Even if you opt for the standard festival camping option, there’s an edge on any hotel – where else can you wake to the sound of your favourite artist playing live in the background?
Wellness Park Camping
On the northern shores of Lake Balaton, this campsite offers more than just a place to pitch your tent – although it does a good job at providing this too. Set in natural surroundings, there’s space for campervans, caravans and tents, and the area is popular with all age groups. A wellness area, including a Jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor pool, make this campsite both a relaxing place to stay and excellent value for money.
Wellness Park Camping, Napfény u. 6, Gyenesdiás, Hungary +36 83 316 483
Bogács Thermal Camping
Hungary is known for its thermal baths and for the ultimate ease of access, why not camp on site? The Bogács Thermal Bath is home to nine pools (six thermal) and its sulphurous thermal water is beneficial for a number of health issues. The campsite boasts 250 pitches and the cost of camping includes entry to the baths.