Going over in July and looking for a place to stay, things to see and do.
Highly recommend the Yellow Sub Hostel next to Nyugati station. It's very convenient if you arrive by train and the staff are friendly, lots of bars things to do nearby
http://www.hostelz.com/hostel/7007-Yellow-Sub-Club-Hostel over 8 years ago
There has been a response on Twitter from andywhittle
art'hotel, very nice, right on the river bank over 8 years ago
I think Andy was talking about this hotel:
art'otel budapest, a Donald Sultan exhibition
Bem Rakpart 16-19, 1011 Budapest, Hungary
T: +36 (1) 487 9487
F: +36 (1) 487 9488
about €85.00 for a single room over 8 years ago
Szia! I live in Budapest and I am sure this is very late, but that depends on what you want to be centered by.
Art'otel is beautiful, but it is across the Duna in Buda, which places it far from the thriving nightlight of Pest. Central, or downtown, is considered to be District 5. Kerulet 5 (some Magyar for you!) also some of the most impressive sites in Budapest: Vaci utca (not to be confused with the similarly named Vaci utca in the 13th district, which runs parallel to the WestEnd shopping centre - you'll find lots of streets have the same names, which leads to cab drivers often asking you "which district", so be prepared for that!), the Parliament building, the Basilica, the tail end of the famous Andrassy (the Champs Elysee of the East, blah blah), the famous and beloved Godor club, and heaps more.
Most nightlife for people in the ages of 18-25 is going to be found in the 6th and 7th districts at such locations as Kiados, Instant, Cactus Juice, Szimpla Kert (the most famous "garden" or kert bar), Mumus, Manga, and the entirety of Liszt Ferenc ter.
Buda, really, is home to Gellert Mountain and the Castle and it is a lot quieter than Pest, but if you want to be in walking distance to the popular spots, as well as restaurants: you will want to be in the 5th district, in the 7th district near Blaha Luzja (so you're on the tramline, as well as the metro), or the 6th district (which is where I live and runs up to Bajcsy Zsilinsky - or the Basilica and down to arguably the most famous monument in Budapest, Hosok Tere) around Oktogon and Liszt Ferenc Ter.
You will essentially want to be either around Deak Ferenc Ter (which is currently the only place all three metro lines meet) or the 4-6 tramline.
From that, the hotels I'd recommend are:
Soho Boutique Hotel, Zara Boutique Hotel, Boutique Hotel Cosmo, and Novotel Budapest Centrum.
For the love of god, do not stay in the 8th district. over 8 years ago
A newly renovated family home, with American kitchen, rented out when we are not there. Fully equipped with everything you will need, from linens and towels to pots and pans. Free WiFi
Competitively priced and centrally located, in a historical building.
My grandma lived her life, 65 years of it, up stairs from our apartment.
Contact us through the website or FaceBook
www.thatshamori.com is our family adventure website for more information on Hungary
Happy Adventures! over 6 years ago