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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in Budapest

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.

From our Budapest blog

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

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Our top 15 reviewed hotels in Budapest

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
Csaszar, Budapest

With access to multiple swimming pools and reasonable nightly rates, the Hotel Császár is a gold medal winner.

7.2 Guest Rating

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$37

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Editor's Pick
Inn-Side Hotel Kalvin Haz, Budapest

Hotel Kálvin Ház is a 10-minute walk from The Great Market Hall, the Danube, and the café-lined Ráday utca.

8.4 Guest Rating

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$89

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Editor's Pick
Green Bridge Hostel, Budapest

All-day espresso, a handful of computers, beds without bunks, plus a location parallel to popular Váci utca, help the Green Bridge Hostel stand out.

8.5 Guest Rating

From

$41

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Editor's Pick
K.M. Saga Guest Residence, Budapest

Rates are uncommonly low for the luxurious atmosphere the turn-of-the-last-century building housing K.M. Saga.

From

$71

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Editor's Pick
Papillon, Budapest

The Papillon Hotel, which sits atop a hilltop square in Buda, is perfect for visitors in search of a leafy retreat from concrete-central Pest.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$50

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Editor's Pick
Leo Panzio, Budapest

With great rates, classier-than-average atmosphere, and a spot on Kossuth Lajos utca in the central 'hood of Belváros, Leo Panzió is a true Cheapo find.

8.4 Guest Rating

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$98

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Editor's Pick
Nightingale Mini Hotel, Budapest

Nightingale Mini Hotel offers tranquil, Indian and Middle-Eastern influenced accommodations located right on the bustling Blaja Lujza tér.

7.0 Guest Rating

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$30

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Editor's Pick
Abel Panzio, Budapest

After a long day spent in the hustle and bustle of central Pest, the Ábel Panzió, perched in a leafy neighborhood, truly feels like an oasis apart.

8.5 Guest Rating

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$51

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Editor's Pick
Maria and Istvan, Budapest

Winning couple Maria and István rent out two rooms in their own apartment, as well as two rooms in a flat nearby, with genuine proprietary joy.

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$39

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Editor's Pick
Cotton House, Budapest

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.

8.1 Guest Rating

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$48

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Editor's Pick
Kings Hotel, Budapest

For a room a few hundred meters from both the Orthodox and Central Synagogues, plus a kosher breakfast included, make the pilgrimage over to King's Hotel.

7.7 Guest Rating

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$103

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Editor's Pick
Villa Kristal, Budapest

The Kristal Hotel, located inside a charming grand old house in the quiet Buda neighborhood of Gellért-Hegy, is a peaceful respite from central Pest.

8.0 Guest Rating

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$63

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Editor's Pick
Astoria City Hostel, Budapest

Astoria City Hostel does not stand out from the crowd, but reasonable prices and a very central location - on Rákóczi út - render it worth a glance.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$41

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Editor's Pick
Medosz Hotel, Budapest

Although garish in design, the Medosz Hotel is a true bargain, plus its location is within walking distance of the Opera House and happening Liszt tér.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$63

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Editor's Pick
City Ring, Budapest

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.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$90

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