10 Best Places To Stay In Budapest For Under 20 USD A Night! - Updated 2022

places to stay in budapest

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!

1. Sera's Lovely Place in Budapest (from USD 72)

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 Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
320 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is very powerful and excellent
nice amenities such as a well-stocked kitchen bathroom living room rooms and great wifi
the apartment has super fast wifi that worked all the way
our experience in the apartment of sera was very good
we were staying in sera's apartment and when we arrived we realized that we had made the best choice
the bedclothes and towels were clean and the apartment smelled very good
bathroom was big clean and nicely
the apartment was clean and very beautiful
it was very clean
excellent communication and a very clean and modern well thought out space
the hosts are also very generous and kind
sera was a great host and very helpful
the hosts were very kind and pleasant
the host are amazing thank you very much
the host is a very kind and nice person
the location is great
location was perfect and close to public transport
located in a central and safe area 5 minutes walk to the metro bus station and tram
the place location is perfect
very good location as it is close to supermarkets and public transport bus metro
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2. Centrally located apartment with a courtyard (from 15 USD)

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

3. Cool apartment in the City Center (from 11 USD)

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

4. Maverick City Lodge (from USD 12)

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!

Maverick City Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Kazinczy utca 24-26.
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Internet services

5. Pal's Hostel and Apartments (from USD 56)

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!

Pal's Hostel and Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: Szent István tér 3.
Accommodates: 6

Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Internet services Lift Heating

6. Chess Square Studio (from 18 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

7. Ma Petite Chérie On Almássy Square (from 18 USD)

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

8. Lucky Greenie Bistro-Style Apartment (from USD 57)

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 + AppleTv + Free Coffee&Tea
Budapest, Hungary
310 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment exactly as described and per pictures
this is a really comfortable apartment in a nice old building with a courtyard
free wifi netflix coffees towels toiletries
the bed is comfortable and the space is beautiful and just as pictured
it was clean comfortable and stylish with all of the ameneties you need
very clean and modern appartement
the apartment was very clean
the flat was clean stylish and comfortable
the place is very clean
the apartment was also very clean
the host was very good
lovely guidance from the hosts
dorka was an awesome host
dorka was so kind and very helpful
dorka is one of the best hosts that i’ve ever come across
a great location
the location is also excellent
good location close to the parliamentary building
the location of this flat is perfect it’s right in the city centre and close to everything
great location no need for taxis or other transportation really close to public transportation if needed
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9. Cozy flat near the famous Ruin Pubs

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 home
Budapest, Hungary
308 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice apartment and a beautiful courtyard
only downside was issues with wifi but i am confident this can be amended easily
the apartment has a delightful patio
the internet was strong the bed was comfortable and it was a cute space recommended
orsolya’s house is very functional and comfortable the photos in the airbnb page are very reliable
the apartment was clean and included cleaning supplies/most kitchen basics
nice clean and cozy apartament and tasty cider :)
apartment was very clean good looking and nicely decorated
super clean tons of local tips you have everything you need in the room
clean and useful information provided about budapest
orsi was extremely helpful throughout
orsy is an amazing host
nice apartment with great host
wonderful host always quick to respond
we didn't have the chance to meet the host personally but the instructions given were very clear
great location 5 mins walk to train station and tram stop
very well located charming appartment
great location and delicious cider
the location was brilliant - just a short walk from the metro
cool neighborhood - super close to subway which is two stops from the keleti station
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10. Vintage Studio Near Andrassy

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 Ave
Budapest, Hungary
181 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning worked very well
great shower excellent wifi
it has smartly integrated small kitchen with basic equipment
i highly recommend staying here a lovely private apartment with your own bathroom and kitchenette
andrea’s communications skills were great which allowed us to feel comfortable during our time in budapest
place was very clean and bright
clean easy communication and convenient check-in and check-out
the place was super clean
it was clean and perfect for two people travelling together
it's clean and you have eveything you need
andrea is a very thoughtful host
andrea was the perfect host
andrea was a wonderful host
andrea was a great host
host is very responsive
apartment is located at very good location
a great place central to all main attractions
the property located at a very prime location and the neighbourhood is very safe
nice place and well located
lovely room within walking distance to everywhere
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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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