From converted underground cellars to romantic terraced top-floor apartments, Budapest has some truly unique Airbnb options. Whether you prefer the quiet of Buda or the vibrancy of Pest, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your Budapest visit among the city’s Airbnbs.
Bright, central Budapest apartment with free wine
This Airbnb is bright, airy and home to a number of houseplants | Courtesy of Blanka / Airbnb
This airy, centrally located apartment has bright white walls, many houseplants and the enticing name “Joy of Wine”. Thankfully, it delivers on its promise – three complimentary bottles of Hungarian wine are provided to guests upon arrival. Situated in District VI, a neighbourhood chock-full of bars, restaurants, theatres and shopping opportunities, “Joy of Wine” has a mid-range price tag and can accommodate up to four people. The welcoming and helpful host speaks German, English, Spanish and Hungarian. There is an elevator on-site, and luggage can be dropped off should you arrive before check-in.
If affordability is the name of the game for your grand Budapest adventure, look no further than this private room in a centrally located flat. The title says it all – the apartment is just moments away from the spectacular UNESCO-protected Andrássy Avenue, with its Neo-Renaissance mansions. In addition, all the city’s major attractions, including the famous ruin bars, are within walking distance, and guests have reported easy check-in and check-out experiences. Equipped with a double bed, the room sleeps up to two people, and guests have full use of the kitchen and balcony. While there is no elevator in the building, there is air conditioning – a real luxury during sweltering Budapest summers.
If you prefer a reprieve from the bustling city in the evenings, perhaps an Airbnb in the hills of Buda is a good option. This quiet flat will be a bit remote for some, located in District XII, but it has easy access to the city centre via a convenient bus route. The apartment enjoys a beautiful view across plenty of greenery, and a private garden perfect for a morning coffee in the sun. Air conditioning is available in the summer, and parking is free on the premises. Sleeping up to two people, this property comes with free Wi-Fi.
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Spend your holiday in true luxury at “Villa Somlyó,” a four-bed, five-bath deluxe estate just north of the city that is positively brimming with amenities. Enjoy the 10-metre (33-foot) on-site swimming pool, free parking, Wi-Fi, doorman check-in services and a view over Budapest. The villa lies in a nature reserve, with hiking and horse riding available right on the doorstep. Accommodating up to eight people, this spectacular listing is the perfect spot for a group holiday.
Set within a quiet residential neighbourhood on the Buda side of town, this private room offers access to a balcony, free parking, Wi-Fi, a washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen. While the common areas are shared with other guests, the large property is far from overcrowded. Complete with parquet flooring and wood-clad walls, the house feels more like a spacious Alpine chalet than a city flat. For those wanting to stay in the area, there is a 24-hour convenience store and a traditional pub known for its potent but delicious pálinka (a local spirit). Downtown Budapest just 15 minutes away by bus.
Catch some restful sleep under the incredible brick-vaulted ceilings of this subterranean studio, which sleeps up to three guests. Within walking distance of Buda Castle, the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, this Airbnb is a great base for any sightseeing adventure in Budapest. The apartment is artfully decorated with antique furniture and offers a small kitchen, fast Wi-Fi and a simple but pristine shower room.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on this Airbnb’s spacious rooftop deck, or simply admire the view with a drink in hand. Located in the Jewish Quarter, one of Budapest’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, this modern apartment can accommodate up to five guests. Full of colour (and a bright selection of houseplants), the flat is equipped with a full bathroom and a spacious kitchen. There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby, and guidebooks and maps are provided.
While many apartments in Budapest feature whitewashed walls and traditional architectural details, this apartment breaks from the mould with its funky tiled floors, exposed-brick walls and unique metal accents. Completing the picture are retro kitchen appliances, such as the light-green refrigerator and baby-blue microwave. Located near Deák Ferenc Square in District V, it is only a few minutes away from all of Budapest’s main attractions. Suitable for two guests, this apartment is a chic urban retreat.
Relax in a hammock at this pet-friendly flat in the heart of Budapest | Courtesy of Eszter / Airbnb
Travelling with pets can be a headache, but not so at this Budapest Airbnb. This cute studio apartment in District VII is pet-friendly, moments away from the Great Budapest Synagogue and only 15 minutes from the historic Parliament Building. A fun touch is a hammock that hangs in the open-plan kitchen-living room, next to a spiral staircase leading to the bedroom. The studio also has an elevator and air-conditioning – a life-saver for guests and their furry friends in the hot summers – along with an elegant shower room with a rain showerhead.
Discover Budapest’s Jewish Quarter from the comfort of this four-person apartment | Courtesy of Aron and Eva / Airbnb
Prefer cool and edgy over historic and romantic? This newly renovated apartment might be the perfect Budapest bolthole – featuring moody black walls and a matching sofa, kitchen, coffee table and even bathroom tiles! An Apple TV, Blu-ray player and high-speed internet are among the high-tech amenities available to guests at this swanky stay, which boasts two beds and 1.5 bathrooms. Sleeping up to four people, the flat is set in the heart of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter.