Five most ideal and budget-friendly places where to spend your nights in Budapest
Budapest is easily one of the world’s best cities. On the banks of the Blue Danube, it is full of ageing beauty and holds some of the best bars on the planet. Here are the best hostels to stay in on your trip.
Cat and Co. Guesthouse
Cat and Co. is located in what is perhaps the best part of Budapest – all the sights, from the Chain Bridge to the Great Synagogue, are easy to walk to. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well-stocked, and the owners have a reputation for being perfectly lovely. It’s also within stumbling distance of Szimpla Kert, possibly the best ruin pub in the world.
This is another lovely hostel, just minutes away from the Danube. Gaia is slightly further from Budapest’s nightlife than Cat and Co., but closer to the restaurants. The rooms are pretty, cosy and the hostel itself is always full of interesting people to meet and explore the city with.
Azurro is the best hostel in Budapest for travelling couples. There are rooms with en-suites, so no sharing the shower, and they’re very spacious. It’s a bit further away from the centre, but it’s right by a newly constructed line of the Europe’s oldest metro.
E14 Design Hostel
If you fancy sleeping in luxury, E14 Design Hostel is the one for you. The hostel is custom designed and each room has its own coffee machine and art. The bathrooms are clean, swish and modern, and the building has one of Budapest’s famous courtyards. Again, it’s slightly further out – but it’s damn pretty.
Hostel One Budapest
Cat and Co. is close to Szimpla Kert, but Hostel One steps it up – it has its own ruin bar inside the hostel. It’s slap bang in the centre of Buda’s party district and is the perfect place to start and finish your night. The rooms are clean and the bunks are lovely. Hostel One has one of the best atmospheres of any place to stay in town – you’re going to make some friends here. Egészségedre!