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Where to Stay on a Budget in Budapest

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Updated: 7 February 2017
Whether it’s a budget hotel or cosy hostel, Budapest has got you covered when it comes to affordable accommodation. The best part is you don’t need to compromise on style: with breathtaking views, stylish interiors and essential amenities, these are the best places to stay in Budapest without breaking the bank.


Pal’s Hostel & Apartments

Located around St Stephen’s Square, this group of apartments benefit from an ideal location in the heart of the city. There’s a small hostel, with rooms for up to six people – each with its own private bathroom – and a number of tastefully furnished apartments for up to eight people (perfect for groups!). The views are what really shine here, as a number of rooms offer views of St Stephen’s Basilica, which appears so close you could almost reach out and touch it.

Pal’s Hostel & Apartments, Szent István tér 3, Budapest, Hungary +36 30 524 2466

Boutique Hotel Budapest

With its convenient location close to the Great Market Hall, pedestrianised shopping street of Vaci Utca, and the Gellert Thermal Baths, this boutique hotel in downtown Budapest is the perfect place to stay on a budget city break in the Hungarian capital. Rooms come with free WiFi, toiletries and air conditioning while the hotel prides itself on its urban boutique design.

Boutique Hotel Budapest, Só utca 6., Budapest, Hungary +36 1 920 2100

Maverick City Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Budapest’s Jewish District, a stone’s throw from popular ruin pub Szimpla Kert, this recently opened hostel offers dormitory-style accommodation as well as a range of private rooms and apartments. Air conditioning is available, which makes things a lot more comfortable in the hot summer months, while there’s also free tea and coffee, WiFi and community events for anyone hoping to meet fellow travelers.

Maverick City Lodge, Kazinczy u. 24, Budapest, Hungary +36 1 793 1605

Nova Apartments

Able to accommodate up to six people, these apartments in central Budapest are a great base from which to explore. Fully furnished, each apartment comes with its own Hungarian-style kitchen, providing the perfect opportunity to save money on eating out. They’re close to attractions including the Hungarian State Opera House and the Dohány Street Synagogue as well as plenty of bars, restaurants and cafés.

Nova Apartments, Akácfa St 26, Budapest, Hungary +36 30 442 8731

Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux

Located close to the Dohány Street Synagogue, this boutique hotel provides affordable yet stylish accommodation in the heart of Budapest. Working with the traditional feel of the building, rooms are classically decorated and combine modern features with the original aspects of the building. The hotel is found above its eponymous café, which is a great place to grab breakfast and people watch before a day’s sight seeing.

Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux, Gerlóczy u. 1, Budapest, Hungary +36 1 501 4000


Lavender Circus Hostel

Designed for privacy, this small hostel offers a range of doubles, en-suites and apartments in downtown Budapest. Hidden away in a quiet area yet still close to all the action this place has quirky hand-drawn decorations and cosy atmosphere which make it a unique place to stay on a budget in the city.  There’s free WiFi, tea and coffee as well as friendly staff on hand to offer local recommendations on places to eat, drink and sightsee.

Lavender Circus Hostel, Múzeum krt. 37, Budapest, Hungary +36 70 417 7763