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Enjoy Budapest on a Budget

With its mix of beautiful architecture, thriving nightlife and eclectic mix of districts, Budapest has plenty to offer visitors on a budget. Divided by the river Danube, the city is split into two halves—Buda on the West side of the river and Pest on the East. This is a city of contrasts with the two sides offering different experiences, which will appeal to all visitors. On both sides, you’ll find plenty of evidence of the city’s colorful and varied history—whether that’s as far back as the Roman Empire or as recent as the Soviet Union.

Things to see in Budapest

Budapest is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Many of the city’s attractions are World Heritage Sites, testament to its historical importance and beauty. The famous Chain Bridge joining East and West affords spectacular views along the Danube. Take a walk to the top of Gellert Hill and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views over the whole city. Budapest is also well known for its many thermal baths—perfect for both medicinal and recreational purposes. The Kiraly Bath is well worth a visit—with its medieval architecture dating back to the Ottoman Empire and its affordable prices. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, try one of the so-called “escape games”. These have become something of a craze in Hungary, and some such as Pirate Cave, will set you back as little as $9 per person.

Cheap hotels in Budapest

For cheap accommodation in Budapest, it’s best to stick to the East side of the Danube, in Pest. Budget hotels in Budapest are plentiful and you will always be able to find something within your budget, giving you more cash to enjoy the city’s attractions, nightlife and great cuisine. Discount Budapest hotels will provide you with basic, comfortable, clean accommodation with many offering free WiFi. Some hotels have their own bar and restaurant, and some even have facilities normally found in more expensive accommodation, such as pools, gyms and spas.

Where to stay in Budapest

The city of Budapest is split into 23 districts. As a guide, District VII, or Erzsébetváros, is one of the best areas if you’re looking for a hip place to stay. This former Jewish quarter is now a popular area to go for food and nightlife and is at the heart of Budapest’s alternative side. Belváros and Lipótváros make up District V. This is where you’ll find the Parliament building as well as other examples of the city’s interesting architecture. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants in this district offering cheap and delicious local cuisine. Head to District VI (Terézváros) for tasty, authentic Hungarian cuisine and for a trip to one of the district’s many theaters.

How to get to Budapest

Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport is the city’s main airport. To get to the city from here, the airport shuttle bus service is a great option as it will take you directly to their destination—and at a reasonable price. The city is also well served by rail from other European countries with international trains arriving at Budapest Keleti. Once in Budapest, getting around is easy, with most of the major sights being easily accessible on foot or by taking the city’s metro or tram service.

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