Best hotels & accommodations in Budapest

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Budapest as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

 

Best cheap hotel in Budapest: Bohem Art Hotel

Best boutique hotel in Budapest: Baltazár Boutique Hotel

Best luxury hotel in Budapest: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Best hostel in Budapest: Pal’s Hostel & Apartments

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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

4.8
324 euro 288 gbp 400 usd 42400 jpy 312 cad 312 aud 3132 hkd 528 sgd 376 chf 2540 cny 3300 sek 2416 dkk 3116 nok

Corinthia Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Frommers, Telegraph

4.6
125 euro 111 gbp 155 usd 16430 jpy 120 cad 120 aud 1213 hkd 204 sgd 145 chf 984 cny 1278 sek 936 dkk 1207 nok

Baltazár Boutique Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

Frommers, CNN, Telegraph

4.7
85 euro 76 gbp 106 usd 11236 jpy 82 cad 82 aud 829 hkd 139 sgd 99 chf 673 cny 874 sek 640 dkk 825 nok

Guesthouse Brody House, Budapest

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommers

4.8
93 euro 83 gbp 116 usd 12296 jpy 90 cad 90 aud 908 hkd 153 sgd 109 chf 736 cny 957 sek 700 dkk 903 nok

Hotel Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux, Budapest

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.5
68 euro 61 gbp 85 usd 9010 jpy 66 cad 66 aud 665 hkd 112 sgd 79 chf 539 cny 701 sek 513 dkk 662 nok

Palazzo Zichy Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.7
67 euro 59 gbp 83 usd 8798 jpy 64 cad 64 aud 649 hkd 109 sgd 78 chf 527 cny 684 sek 501 dkk 646 nok

Zara Continental Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet

4.4
82 euro 73 gbp 102 usd 10812 jpy 79 cad 79 aud 798 hkd 134 sgd 95 chf 647 cny 841 sek 616 dkk 794 nok

Pest-Buda Design & Boutique Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.7
85 euro 75 gbp 105 usd 11130 jpy 81 cad 81 aud 822 hkd 138 sgd 98 chf 666 cny 866 sek 634 dkk 817 nok

Callas House, Budapest

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.7
96 euro 85 gbp 119 usd 12614 jpy 92 cad 92 aud 931 hkd 157 sgd 111 chf 755 cny 981 sek 718 dkk 927 nok

Pal’s Hostel and Apartments, Budapest

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.5
12 euro 10 gbp 15 usd 1590 jpy 11 cad 11 aud 117 hkd 19 sgd 14 chf 95 cny 123 sek 90 dkk 116 nok

Parliament Penthouse B&B, Budapest

Reccomended by:

The Guardian

4.7
85 euro 75 gbp 105 usd 11130 jpy 81 cad 81 aud 822 hkd 138 sgd 98 chf 666 cny 866 sek 634 dkk 817 nok

Bohem Art Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.5
54 euro 48 gbp 67 usd 7102 jpy 52 cad 52 aud 524 hkd 88 sgd 62 chf 425 cny 552 sek 404 dkk 521 nok

La Prima Fashion Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.4
55 euro 49 gbp 69 usd 7314 jpy 53 cad 53 aud 540 hkd 91 sgd 64 chf 438 cny 569 sek 416 dkk 537 nok

12 Revay Hotel, Budapest

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.5
76 euro 68 gbp 95 usd 10070 jpy 74 cad 74 aud 743 hkd 125 sgd 89 chf 603 cny 783 sek 573 dkk 740 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Budapest?

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and the 10th most populous city in European Union that is bisected by River Danube. Some of the best neighborhoods in Budapest are:

Várkerület
Várkerület is a neighborhood located on the Buda side of the capital city and is the home to a wide array of the city’s beautiful landmarks. It is a residential neighborhood that offers striking panoramic views over the River Danube and the Pest side of the city. With its cobblestone-paved paths, traditional cafés, colorful buildings, the area holds charm for locals and visitors alike.

Belváros-Lipótváros
Belváros-Lipótváros is a quaint neighborhood filled with clubs, bars, restaurants, cafés, and architectural marvels. The area is thronged by a large number of tourists and it accommodates a large number of souvenir shops. The coffee shops and eateries are hallmarks of this area and offer a gastronomic experience to locals and visitors.

Erzsébetváros
Erzsébetváros is a neighborhood that is home to a plethora of clubs and bars that offer plenty of nightlife options. It is also a cultural hotspot and boasts of the Dohány Street Synagogue that provides great insight to the cultural heritage of the city.

Józsefváros
Józsefváros is a sprawling neighborhood that has a bohemian feel and filled with restaurants chic and bars. It is the home to the Semmelweis University that makes it a strong educational hub and its sociable atmosphere and casual eateries adds unique charm to it.

Terézváros
Terézváros is a lively neighborhood in the central part of the city with a wide range of eateries and places of interest.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Budapest.

What is the best budget hotel in Budapest?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Budapest, then try Bohem Art Hotel. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Budapest.

What is the best boutique hotel in Budapest?

Not a fan of big chain hotels? No problem. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in Budapest, then you should book Baltazár Boutique Hotel. The hotel has been rated highly by previous guests for its boutique style. It has also been recommended by influential travel journalists.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Budapest, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Budapest?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Budapest, then you should check out Pal's Hostel & Apartments. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Budapest.

What is the best luxury hotel in Budapest?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Budapest, then go for Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Budapest, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best bed & breakfast in Budapest?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in Budapest that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out B&B Parliament House. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

How much does it cost to stay in a Budapest hotel for a night?

A 3-star hotel in Budapest will cost you around $95 per night. For a 4-star hotel you will have to pay $140 per night and a luxury 5-star hotel in Budapest will cost you around $270 per night.

Which Budapest hotels offer a good breakfast?

If you're looking for Budapest hotels that offer a good breakfast, try the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace or the Corinthia Hotel. Both hotels have excellent customer reviews ratings for their breakfast.

What are the best things to do in Budapest?

Budapest Segway Tour. See the sights of Budapest as you cruise the city on a Segway. This tour offers a choice of durations for your guided trip around central Pest. Price: $43.

Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink. See the sights of Budapest from the River Danube on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise, and enjoy a seasonal cocktail or soft drink along the way. Glide past landmark monuments such as Buda Castle and the Vigado Concert Hall. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi. Price: $11.

Skip the Line: Széchenyi Spa Full Day Package. Skip the line at Budapest's world-famous thermal spring spa, Széchenyi Bath. Choose from a weekday or weekend ticket to the elegant spa. The largest thermal spring bath complex in Europe, it comprises 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools. Price: $30.

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About Budapest

Budapest is one of the best places to experience the charms of Central and Eastern Europe, without having to brave the snow of the nearby Alps. The Hungarian capital is a perfect destination for those who want to experience European culture without the stodgy food, language challenges, and sometimes surly service that come with it.

Located in the heart of Europe, Budapest is a convenient jumping-off point for trips to the region’s many natural wonders, as well as cultural experiences in its own right. This colorful city has been a central point of trade and exploration for many peoples for centuries. Today, it’s home to more than 1 million people and its many districts, sights, and sounds have been captured by countless visitors. The city is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and was ranked the second-best by Conde Nast Traveler while it was rated “Europe’s 7th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes.

The best way to experience Budapest is to plan your time wisely. There are so many different districts in Budapest and each one has a unique atmosphere. Spend some time researching what you want to do before you come, otherwise, you may end up with an incomplete picture of the city.

One of the best ways to get a feel for the city is by exploring its many districts. Budapest’s Castle District, which includes Buda’s Castle Hill and the historic area that once made up the Ottoman-era Royal Palace, is a must-see site. The grandeur of this district alone makes it worth visiting, but it also affords views of the Danube River as well as panoramic views of Pest and other districts. Another historical site worth visiting is Matthias Church, which features an ornate interior and impressive architecture.

The most popular attractions in town include Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes Square, the Vajdahunyad Castle and Museum Park (for those who are interested in folk traditions), Margaret Island (which offers plenty of outdoor activities), Dohany Street Synagogue (Hungary’s largest synagogue), and The House of Terror Museum—a museum dedicated to telling the story of Hungary during World War II.

Budapest’s Jewish Quarter is a must-visit for those interested in the city’s history. This small neighborhood is home to the Hungarian National Museum and its impressive collection of Judaica. The area also features a handful of synagogues, including the world-famous Dohany Street Synagogue, which was originally built in 1859. If you’re interested in learning more about Hungary’s Jews, this is an enlightening trip that will leave you with a better understanding of Budapest’s history and culture.

If you’re wondering what to do in Budapest, it’s hard to go wrong with a stroll through City Park. This vast green space is home to a variety of attractions, including the zoo and the Széchenyi Baths. The Buda Hills are also nearby, offering stunning views of Budapest at sunset. For those travelers who are looking for a truly stunning view, head to Fisherman’s Bastion, which towers over everything below it and provides sweeping vistas across the Danube River and Pest region.

Budapest is a nightlife hotspot, with more than 500 different bars and clubs in the city. Nightclubs are a must-visit for any trip to Budapest. It’s where the locals go dancing and party their cares away. Most people don’t go out until midnight, as most clubs don’t open until then. Once you find your favorite club, keep an eye on it and make sure you return during the evening to experience it at its best and catch some of that Hungarian magic.

If you want to enjoy traditional Hungarian culture while getting a taste of the vibrant Budapest nightlife, visit one of the many thermal baths in town, like Gellert or Szechenyi Baths. These historic places offer not only relaxation for your worn-out body, but also cultural experiences for your mind.

This is one of the most popular sights in Budapest, and for good reason. The Buda Castle area is home to an elegant palace, as well as a few other historic buildings that are worth a visit. These include the Fisherman’s Bastion, which offers an incredible view of the city from its spot on the hillside.

The castle itself is also worth a visit; it’s often possible to go inside and take a tour of some of its major rooms. On the outside, there’s also plenty to see at Buda Castle: expansive gardens, monuments, and more.

Hungary is a landlocked country, so there are no beaches for those who crave the sandy stuff. But the Buda Hills and Puszta plains offer plenty of scenic vistas, with ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

If you’re looking to get away from it all and explore Hungary’s more rural side, we recommend heading to the Puszta Plains. The Hungarian plains can be found in North-Central Hungary and are home to some of the country’s most iconic sights. It’s here that you’ll find small villages like Csorna that date back centuries. The Puszta also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking or biking along scenic vistas. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a horseback ride across these vast fields of grasses and wildflowers!

In spring, Budapest hosts the colorful flower festival, which is a spectacular display of nature’s beauty. The city also boasts one of the largest and most extravagant Christmas markets in Europe, complete with rideable horses and a wide selection of mulled wine. It’s undoubtedly worth a visit for its medieval charm and winding streets.

Budapest has a wealth of accommodation options to fit your needs, budget, and preferences. Budapest hotels range from modern business-friendly establishments to quaint boutique hotels with a more homey feel.

The following are some of the best areas in the city for different types of travelers:

1) The Budopol area is in central Budapest and offers easy access to many amenities such as restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, and shopping centers.

2) The Terézváros district is also centrally located and has many restaurants, museums, and theaters nearby. This area is well situated for those who want to find a large variety of things to do on any given day.

3) The Andrássy út district is nicknamed “the most beautiful street in Europe” due to the wide variety of architectural styles found there. This makes it an excellent choice for travelers looking for a more romantic style experience.

The decision to visit the Hungarian capital is an easy one. Budapest is a lively city with an intriguing history, a wealth of attractions and a dynamic, youthful feel. The best way to explore this wonderful city is to plan your time wisely, and to make sure not to miss Budapest’s main sights, including the City Park and Fisherman’s Bastion and the Jewish Quarter.

And, of course, there are plenty of things to do after dark. Visit one of the city’s many clubs; go on a pub crawl or a themed pub crawl; or head to one of Budapest’s spas. If you are looking for accommodation in the city, then you will have no problem finding somewhere to stay—whether it’s in the heart of the city or in a peaceful rural setting.

If you like our list of the best hotels in Budapest, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Vienna or the best hotels in Athens.