If you have chosen to visit the Hungarian capital, but not sure where to stay in Budapest yet, this is the right place! Once in Budapest, you’re in for an experience filled with stylish hotels, cafes, and bars, majestic bridges, buildings, and streets.
You’re also in for countless experiences of thermal baths and outdoor spas, where you can swim in a clear blue natural water under the sky. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a hot summer day or middle of a cold winter.
Aside from all these experiences, the capital of Hungary offers some spectacular hotel & hostel choices. As we learned from during our visit to Budapest, so many places are all about eco-travel and creating a personal experience. That’s all in combination with awesome design and style.
So here are our picks of the absolute best accommodation in Budapest to make your choice of where to stay in Budapest a bit easier.
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◽BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN BUDAPEST
Brody House is one of the most unusual hotels we’ve ever stayed at. Their eco-design out of recycled furniture that keeps changing every two years will always keep things fresh and interesting.
It’s a great place if you want to be in the city center, but away from the main street noise. It’s located about 5 min walking distance from the Central Market Hall. Brody House is perfect for any kind of travelers, as it’s spacious and comfortable. They offer a very nice breakfast and a chance to spend a good time at their Honesty Bar. What a cool bar concept, that you have to go there and see.
The prices start at around 90$.
Bohem Art Hotel
This boutique hotel in the center of Budapest is as hip and trendy as it gets. They work with your local artists to decorate the place, making it feel like a home/ art gallery. It’s going to be a comfortable place to stay for solo travelers, couples, and families, as their rooms vary from nice doubles to spacious quadruple rooms.
Bohemian Art Hotel offers a rich American breakfast buffet. Also, it’s the place where you’ll be able to enjoy some bubbly for breakfast, before a nice stroll to the Danube river coast, which is only a minute away.
The prices start at around 120$.
Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux
This boutique hotel offers Parisian-boho-chic vibes at their vintage hotel. Located in the historical center of Budapest, this more than 100-year-old building offers a comfortable stay for couples or art-loving solo travelers, If you’re traveling with a kid, they do have an option to add an extra bed in the room.
The hotel offers a great setting for breakfast with the international gourmet cuisine, served in the restaurant on a sunny outdoor terrace. This stylish hotel is located very near the Ferenciek Tere Metro Station, making the place well-connected to the rest of the city.
The prices start at around 100$.
Just a few steps away from the famous Fishermans Bastion and the Matthias church, the oldest hotel in Budapest is waiting to welcome you. They say it was opened in the 18th century and then renovated into what it is today.
The rooms at this hotel are usually described in 3 words: design, luxury, and comfort. The rooms are fully equipped with everything you’d need, including comfy king-size beds. This hotel is a perfect choice for a romantic getaway in the heart of Budapest.
The prices start at around 130$.
Another one of our favorite boutique hotels where we stayed in Budapest, is also located in the old castle area of Budapest near the Fishermans Bastion, is Baltazar. It offers a stylish Old New York Broadway vibe and artistically styled rooms.
The first floor of the hotel offers the top grill restaurant in town, which serves a wide breakfast menu in the morning. The downstairs bar serves some of the most delicious cocktails you can find in Budapest. The dim lighting throughout everywhere in the hotel creates a romantic atmosphere, perfect for couples.
The prices start at around 150$.
◽ BEST STYLISH HOSTELS IN BUDAPEST
Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica
This stylish, modern hostel offers dorms and private rooms, which all are bright and very clean. As this is quite a historic architectural building, the rooms come with awesome majestic balconies, overlooking the city. Some even say that the stay in their private rooms feels like a 4-star hotel.
It has a convenient central location near the Deák Ferenc Tér Square metro station. Also, there are plenty of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops around.
The prices start at around 20$.
The hip and trendy Flow Hostel is a great choice for travelers who are looking for an artsy design hostel with awesome common space where to meet other travelers. The dorms rooms offer a nice privacy as each bed has its own curtains. Private rooms are available as well for couples or solo travelers wanting some more privacy.
There’s also a kitchen, to cook your own food. It’s convenient as the food market Grand Central Hall is just a short walk away. You can get so many Hungarian goodies there.
The prices start at around 25$.
Maverick City Lodge
The Maverick City Lodge is a popular hostel that needs to be booked well in advance, as it fills up quickly. By the look, quality of rooms and design, it easily fits a profile of an awesome Boutique hotel.
They offer everything from small to large dorms, female only dorms, and private rooms. All the dorm beds are equipped with privacy curtains.
It’s located nearby the Deák Ferenc Tér metro station where you can access all 3 city’s metro lines. Super convenient for moving around the city.
The prices start at around 14$.
LOL Boutique Hostel
The LOL Boutique Hostel is where you go to have a great time, just as their name indicates. It’s a great choice for a group of friends, but can be a good fit for anybody else as it’s easy to make new friends there.
The place offers private rooms as well as the dorm rooms of different sizes, including also female only dorms. They offer free lockers to store your belongings but be aware that towels are for a little extra charge. It’s located close to the public transport, Arany János Street Metro Stop of the line M3 being the closest one just meters away.
The prices start at around 15$.
◽ BEST UPSCALE HOTELS IN BUDAPEST
Aria Hotel Budapest
Aria Hotel Budapest is an ultimate luxury experience and in my opinion, the best choice where to stay in Budapest with style. The most impressive part of the hotel is their rooftop bar with views of Budapest.
What’s so unique about this hotel is the fact that all their rooms are designed around 4 music styles – Jazz, Contemporary, Opera and Classical music. For all the foodies, they offer a rich complimentary breakfast buffet, then cookies, fruit, coffee & tea during the day. Later in the evening, the foodie experience finishes with a free wine&cheese reception.
The prices start at around 350$.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is the perfect place to choose for your next Budapest trip if you are looking for true pampering and epic Spa experience. The Royal Spa at this hotel offers a range of relaxation areas, different saunas and steam baths and pretty much everything else people need for their well-being.
They offer a range of rooms, sized from double rooms to executive suites with two separate bathrooms. Guests can enjoy the benefits of an Executive club. Fancy! The restaurant features Hungarian, Asian and International cuisine for any taste. And to top it all of, a live piano music can be enjoyed throughout the day.
The prices start at around 170$.
The Ritz-Carlton Budapest
Thanks to its name, this hotel doesn’t require much explanation, does it? Offering the ultimate comfort in their rooms, great variety of spa experiences and a chance to have breakfast in the Kupola Lounge. This lounge is especially notable, as it’s located under an iconic stained glass cupola.
This hotel is a favorite for celebrities. When we were in Budapest, Depeche Mode was staying there, as they had a show in Budapest. Quite an unexpected meeting!
The prices start at around 500$.
New York Palace
If you have heard about the most famous cafe in Budapest, the New York Café, then know, that this hotel is the home of it. Decorated in frescoes and gilded stucco columns, this place feels like a royal palace.
Offering a variety of spacious rooms, it’s a great choice for families with children as well as couples. The huge variety of choice for breakfast and the relaxing spa makes a great start and end of the day. The New York Palace is a popular sightseeing object itself because of its architecture and the Cafe.
The prices start at around 200$.