Budapest is a beautiful, cultural, and not very written about city, so how do you know what area to stay in during your visit? What if you are on a tight budget? Use our handpicked guide below to find out about the best places to stay in Budapest for under 20USD a night!
A twenty minute walk from the famous Danube River Walk, this cozy place is on the ground floor of a building in the center of Budapest. You can reach the Keleti metro station with a five minute walk or the Blaha Lujza Ter metro station in a three minute walk. It is a spacious, furnished apartment, which can easily fit anywhere from two people to six people. Feel free to use the kitchen to cook for your friends or family, and if not there are many restaurants, pharmacies and shops nearby to explore.
Sera's Place in My Lovely BudapestBudapest, Hungary
Top guest reviewsthe wifi is very powerful and excellentnice amenities such as a well-stocked kitchen bathroom living room rooms and great wifithe apartment has super fast wifi that worked all the wayour experience in the apartment of sera was very goodwe were staying in sera's apartment and when we arrived we realized that we had made the best choicethe bedclothes and towels were clean and the apartment smelled very goodbathroom was big clean and nicelythe apartment was clean and very beautifulit was very cleanexcellent communication and a very clean and modern well thought out space
Host:the hosts are also very generous and kindsera was a great host and very helpfulthe hosts were very kind and pleasantthe host are amazing thank you very muchthe host is a very kind and nice personRead more reviewsthe location is greatlocation was perfect and close to public transportlocated in a central and safe area 5 minutes walk to the metro bus station and tramthe place location is perfectvery good location as it is close to supermarkets and public transport bus metro
This Airbnb listing has one of the most desirable locations, but is not a looker! However, it is right near the heart of Budapest, minutes away from the astonishingly beautiful Buda Castle, Liberty Bridge, the picturesque Danube River, and the Parliament Building. St. Stephen’s Basilica, Andrássy Boulevard, and the Opera are not too far away either! Heading out at night? This place is walking distance to those legendary ruin pubs and public transit is on the corner.
Centrally located apartment with a courtyard
Price: from 15 USD
Number of Guests: 1-3
A great Airbnb option here for a couple of friends traveling together or a small family. The space is well located, sleeps 3-4 people in 2 separate beds, and comes equipped with a living room, dining space and kitchen. Utilize the bright open space for relaxing after a long day or head out to the terrace to enjoy some fresh air! Either way, it’s cool with us!
Cool apartment in the City Center
Price: from 11 USD
Number of Guests: 3-4
Traveling alone in Budapest and looking to make some new friends but also be in the best location? Try the Maverick City Lodge. Here you can grab a dorm bed from 17 USD, meet travelers from all over the world, have a comfortable and welcoming stay (this lodge has excellent reviews!) and be steps away from all the action of the city center. You can also feel free to hangout in the common areas or hang out in their amazingly designed dorm beds!
Another great place for solo travelers on a budget, looking to be in the center but not spend a fortune, and also looking to meet other travelers. This hostel can accommodate people looking to spend a bit more as well, offering twin, double, and family size rooms as well as apartments, but be prepared to pay more than 20 USD!
Want your own space for at least a month in the Budapest center? Head over to this VRBO studio stay; you can have your own comfortable studio complete with a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping area! We loved the modern sleek design in the kitchenette and living area, very cute yet functional. The studio is fully stocked and furnished for your stay, so just bring yourself and your clothing!
Chess Square Studio
Price: from 18 USD
Number of Guests: 1-2
Perfect for a couple or solo traveler on a long holiday in Budapest (there’s a 30 day minimum stay here), this studio in one of the most famous districts boasts a bright, clean and artsy interior. For 18 USD per night you can be right in the center of all the action, but come home to a place filled with everything you would need, including a washer, full kitchen, living area and bathroom. It is small but charming! The building it rests in isn’t so shabby to look at either!
Ma Petite Chérie On Almássy Square
Price: from 18 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you are young or young-at-heart, this flat might just be perfect for you. It’s located right on the “Broadway” of Budapest, in a lively and fascinating neighborhood that’s close to most of the major sites and attractions in the city. The flat combines modern, vintage, and Mediterranean style elements, which you’d might fall in love with the moment you step foot in this accommodation. The space is great for four guests and it has fantastic amenities. There’s even Apple TV and Netflix, so you can sit back and watch after a tiring day of sightseeing. Coffee and tea are provided at no extra cost, and the host is even willing to share some meals with the guests!
✪Lucky Greenie✪ Center + Netflix + Free Coffee&TeaBudapest, Hungary
Top guest reviewsamazing apartment exactly as described and per picturesthis is a really comfortable apartment in a nice old building with a courtyardfree wifi netflix coffees towels toiletriesthe bed is comfortable and the space is beautiful and just as picturedit was clean comfortable and stylish with all of the ameneties you needvery clean and modern appartementthe apartment was very cleanthe flat was clean stylish and comfortablethe place is very cleanthe apartment was also very clean
Host:the host was very goodlovely guidance from the hostsdorka was an awesome hostdorka was so kind and very helpfuldorka is one of the best hosts that i’ve ever come acrossRead more reviewsa great locationthe location is also excellentgood location close to the parliamentary buildingthe location of this flat is perfect it’s right in the city centre and close to everythinggreat location no need for taxis or other transportation really close to public transportation if needed
This lovely apartment is situated in a quiet area that’s just a few minutes away from the metro line. Furthermore, it’s just two to three tram stops away from the party district where you can find the famous ruin pubs. This lovely space is perfect for two guests, with traditional touches and wooden interior finishes, altogether providing a warm and cozy atmosphere. It has a fully-equipped kitchen and a king-sized bed on the mezzanine as well. As a bonus, guests can also enjoy a tasty drink at a good price, since this home belongs to a cider maker.
Cider maker's homeBudapest, Hungary
Top guest reviewsnice apartment and a beautiful courtyardonly downside was issues with wifi but i am confident this can be amended easilythe apartment has a delightful patiothe internet was strong the bed was comfortable and it was a cute space recommendedorsolya’s house is very functional and comfortable the photos in the airbnb page are very reliablethe apartment was clean and included cleaning supplies/most kitchen basicsnice clean and cozy apartament and tasty cider :)apartment was very clean good looking and nicely decoratedsuper clean tons of local tips you have everything you need in the roomclean and useful information provided about budapest
Host:orsi was extremely helpful throughoutorsy is an amazing hostnice apartment with great hostwonderful host always quick to respondwe didn't have the chance to meet the host personally but the instructions given were very clearRead more reviewsgreat location 5 mins walk to train station and tram stopvery well located charming appartmentgreat location and delicious ciderthe location was brilliant - just a short walk from the metrocool neighborhood - super close to subway which is two stops from the keleti station
This tiny adorable studio in the heart of Budapest is probably my favorite on this list for location and inclusions. It is ideal for two people since it has one double bed, but also offers a full bathroom and kitchenette (but no oven). To be in the best part of the city, with free car parking (a huge perk if you are driving!) and to have privacy and a safe comfortable place to stay, 11 USD per night is really unbeatable. At any time you are about a 15 minute walking distance from many of the main tourist attractions, so really who can say no to this studio?
U'll LOVE Chic VINTAGE APT w AC at Andrassy AveBudapest, Hungary
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning worked very wellgreat shower excellent wifiit has smartly integrated small kitchen with basic equipmenti highly recommend staying here a lovely private apartment with your own bathroom and kitchenetteandrea’s communications skills were great which allowed us to feel comfortable during our time in budapestplace was very clean and brightclean easy communication and convenient check-in and check-outthe place was super cleanit was clean and perfect for two people travelling togetherit's clean and you have eveything you need
Host:andrea is a very thoughtful hostandrea was the perfect hostandrea was a wonderful hostandrea was a great hosthost is very responsiveRead more reviewsapartment is located at very good locationa great place central to all main attractionsthe property located at a very prime location and the neighbourhood is very safenice place and well locatedlovely room within walking distance to everywhere
Budapest is full of great cheap stays and fun!
We hope you used our list to find the best possible place to stay during your time in Budapest! Want to know where the locals eat in Budapest? Or what to do during your trip to Budapest? Then don’t hesitate to head over to our other Budapest articles right away to get some ideas!
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