Neighborhoods

 The center of Budapest is relatively small, so if you’re staying in the right location, you’ll be within walking distance from everything you want to do and see during your trip. Therefore, our curated selection of hotels and accommodations only includes places that have the best location in the 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th districts

Our Favorite Hotels

On this page, you will find our favorite boutique and other hotels as well as some great budget options for your stay in Budapest. For each accommodation, we included a short description and a some quick information on the location and the main highlights.

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Aria Hotel Budapest

City center (5th district)
Unique design, rooftop bar

Aria Hotel Budapest is currently among the best hotels in the city. In fact, its unique design, great customer service and its beautiful spa, earned the hotel the prestigious TripAdvisor Travelers Choice 2017 award.

At Aria Hotel Budapest, everything is about music: You can choose from 4 different rooms (opera, classical, jazz and contemporary), enjoy music-themed cocktails and even consult with their in-house music director. One of the best things about this hotel is its rooftop bar where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the city.

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Hotel Moments Budapest

Andrássy Avenue (6th district)
 Location

One of the best areas in Budapest to capture the atmosphere of the turn of the century is Andrássy Avenue. These mansions and palaces are among the most beautiful buildings in Budapest, and if you stay at Hotel Moments, you can experience what it was like living during the golden age of the city in one of the most elegant neigborhoods.

This gorgeous palace was built in 1880 and at some point there was even a movie theater in the building. Hotel Moments has been welcoming travelers in their beautifully designed rooms and penthouse suites since 2016.

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Hotel Rum Budapest

City center (5th district)
Urban design, rooftop bar

There are many things that we love about this beautiful design hotel: It’s located on University Square right in the center of Budapest. Their 38 rooms all have a modern urban design, created by Budapest-based architects.

Hotel Rum also has a great Asian restaurant and a bar with signature cocktails. In 2017, they’ll also open their rooftop bar with a superb view over both the Buda and the Pest sides. This hotel is a great budget option for those who want to enjoy the urban feel of Budapest with quality design.

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Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest

City center (5th district)
Unique atmosphere, spa

Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest is located in the very center of the city in one of the beautifully restored 19th century Klotild Palaces. As soon as you step inside the hotel, you feel like as if you’ve entered a different world: The textiles, the red, gold and black colors, the dimmed lights and the fusion of Oriental and Occidental styles all create a special atmosphere.

Given the hotel’s mission to awaken your senses, their Buddhattitude Spa offers one of the best spa experiences in Budapest.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

City center (5th district)
 Luxury experience in the center

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest was opened in 2016 in the former building of Le Méridien Budapest.

Just like everywhere else in the world, The Ritz-Carlton offers a truly luxurious experience with its elegantly designed and spacious rooms, a wine bar, a lobby bar, a superb restaurant, a high-end wellness section and in house services, like dry-cleaning and laundry, 24-hour concierge, fully accessible facilities and more.

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Corinthia Hotel Budapest

City center (7th district)
Gorgeous interior, great spa

Corinthia Hotel Budapest, which was the inspiration for Wes Anderson’s film the Grand Budapest Hotel, is located on the buzzing  Erzsébet ring road and it’s one of the most elegant hotels in the city.

Corinthia features a gorgeous lobby area, spacious rooms and all the extras that make your stay so much more enjoyable, including marble bathrooms, a Nespresso coffee machine in each room, a beautiful spa and more. What is also unique about this hotel is that you can take a behind-the-scenes tour with their longest-serving employee to learn about the exciting history of the building.

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Four Seasons

City Center 5th district)
 Gorgeous building, luxury experience

The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest is as luxurious as it gets. Built in the early 20th century in Secessionist style, Gresham Palace features beautiful architectural details, including stunning stained glass windows and gorgeous mosaics. If you choose the Four Seasons Hotel in Budapest, you will have a truly luxurious experience and you can also enjoy one of the best views over the Buda side from your room.

The hotel was also named the 9th best hotel in Europe, and also the best hotel in Hungary by the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Make sure you also try their restaurant called Kollázs. You can reserve your room at the Four Seasons from around €500 with breakfast included.

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Hilton Budapest

Buda Castle (1st district)
Perfect location in the Castle District

Most of the hotels in Budapest are located on the busy Pest side. However, if you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, we highly recommend Hilton Budapest.

Located right in the Castle District, Hilton offers you the chance to stay in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. In the Castle District, you’ll be taken back to Medieval times with cobbled-stone streets and with such iconic sites as Matthias Church and the Royal Palace.

You’ll also find a great number of restaurants, cafés and unique shops in the area, and you can also enjoy the breathtaking view over the Pest side. The Castle is easily accessible through public transport and you can also use several elevators and escalators to get up and down the Castle Hill.

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Hotel Palazzo Zichy

Palace District (8th district)
 Great location in the Palace District

Hotel Palazzo Zichy is also part of the new generation of boutique hotels in Budapest. Opened in 2009, Zichy has 80 rooms that all feature contemporary design. The hotel also offers complimentary breakfast as well as coffee and tea in the lobby until 5pm every day.

Palazzo Zichy is located in the Palace District in a beautifully restored 19th century mansion. In the 1800s, this neighborhood used to be one of the most elegant areas of Budapest with such prominent institutions as the Hungarian House of Representatives, which used to be just a few steps away from the hotel’s building.

Today, the Palace District is one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods of the city with many great restaurants and cafés that are popular meeting spots among locals.

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Prestige Hotel Budapest

City center (5th district)
Michelin-starred restaurant

Prestige Hotel Budapest is one of those hotels that has everything you need for the perfect stay in a new city: great location, a beautifully restored 19th century building with gorgeous rooms and a Michelin star restaurant – and all this for a very good price.

Prestige opened in 2015 and it quickly became one of the most popular hotels in Budapest. The hotel has 85 rooms in total and they all express quality, elegance and luxury in their design. In fact, Prestige also won the Grand Luxury Hotel of the Year Award by Luxury Travel Guide.

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Lánchíd 19 Design Hotel

Buda (1st district)
View over the Pest side, designer chairs

Although most of our favorite hotels are on the Pest side, there are a couple of exceptions and one of them is Lánchíd 19 Design Hotel. It’s right on the banks of the Danube, so you can enjoy the beautiful view over the Chain Bridge and the Pest side from the hotel.

However, besides the view, Lánchíd 19 also offers a great visual experience through its design concept: Each of their 45 rooms and 3 suites have a unique design concept, inspired by modern designer chairs. Lánchíd 19 has won several awards, including the Best Boutique Hotel in Hungary Award by World Travel Awards.

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Brody House

Palace District (8th district)
Unique design, access to the Brody Studios

Brody House is probably one of the most well-known boutique hotels in Budapest and has been featured in the most prestigious magazines, including the Vogue and Architectural Digest.

It not only has a unique design, but it also offers a one-of-a-kind experience through their members’ club called Brody Studios where, as a guest at the hotel, you can enjoy live concerts, stand-up comedy or other live events as well as great food, drinks a fun night out with the city’s expat crowd. You can also book their serviced apartments if you’re looking for a more local experience.

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Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux

City center (5th district)
Local experience, café downstairs

Gerlóczy is a great place to stay at if you want to get a local experience of the late 19th century Budapest. As it says in the name, Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux is not a traditional hotel, but more like a guest house where you can stay in one of their beautifully designed rooms right above the popular Gerlóczy Café.

This hotel has the perfect location in the very center of Budapest (5th district), and yet the cozy Kamermayer Károly Square around Gerlóczy offers a quiet and relaxing experience.

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Ambra Hotel

Jewish District (7th district)
Location, price

Ambra Hotel is a great budget option and an excellent choice for those who want to stay in the heart of Budapest’s Jewish District and also only a few steps away from the city’s exciting night life. However, Ambra Hotel is still a quiet spot in the area right off of Király Street, where you can relax after a night out in one of the ruin bars.

A small and friendly hotel with a cozy atmosphere, Ambra also has the extra touch, like complimentary coffee, tea and snacks all day long, that will make your stay so much more pleasant. They also offer a delicious breakfast and it’s included in the price.

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Wombats Budapest

Jewish District (6th district)
Location, price

If you’ve already stayed at one of the Wombats Hostels in BerlinMunichVienna or London, you know that they offer great service for a very reasonable price. The Wombats Hostel in Budapest is no different. They are located on Király Street on the edge of the Jewish District and right in the middle of the city’s buzzing night life with the exciting ruin bars.

If you stay at Wombats, you’ll also be in the very center of Budapest within walking distance from some of the best cafés, restaurants, museum and more. Breakfast is available for breakfast €3.30.

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