Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to the best cheap hotels in Budapest and throughout Europe. Since 2001, EuroCheapo’s editors have been visiting hotels unannounced, inspecting the rooms, and recommending those that are the most affordable, central and clean.
Budapest remains a city that’s welcoming to budget travelers. With affordable restaurants, moderately priced attractions (spa, anyone?), and budget-friendly hotels, the city's been one of our favorites for more than a decade.
Getting started: Ready to read about affordable places to sleep? Either search for your dates in the box above or click into our reviews of recommended hotels. If you’d like a little guidance on which part of town to stay in (Buda? Pest?), read through our neighborhood overview. For more pointers on keeping it cheap in Budapest, check out the articles listed below.
The enthusiasm of many travelers exploring Europe by train seems to flag when they reach Budapest. The Hungarian capital is so very easy to reach from the west and north, and it is thus possible to travel as far as Budap ... read
If you are planning travels through the Balkan region this summer, it is worth bearing in mind that the pattern of rail services has changed radically over recent months. And the changes are not generally for the good. C ... read
In today’s installment of “4 Cheapo Questions for…” we interview Tim Leffel, an award-winning travel writer, editor of the narrative webzine Perceptive Travel, and all around knower of budget tra ... read
It’s that time of year when, with the onset of summer, Europe’s rail schedules are amended to reflect holiday travel patterns. The exact dates when new services kick in vary by country, but here’s a flavor of w ... read
Back in fall 2010, we highlighted some of the key missing links in Europe’s rail network. These are those frustrating gaps, where even the most dedicated rail traveller must switch to a bus: Poprad (Slovakia) to Zakopa ... read
EuroCheapo Review: The Cotton House is not a budget find by any means, but it is a bargain. With 22 rooms named and decorated for Hollywood stars, guests get a little more for their money here.... read review
EuroCheapo Review: Housed in a pretty turn-of-the-century building close to the spa-heavy Margit Island, the City Hotel Ring features typical chain-style amenities across 39 standard rooms.... read review