Best area to stay in Budapest
To help you decide where to stay in Budapest, we’ve created a guide to the city’s best districts. Nestled on the picturesque Danube river, Budapest is a city that’s easy to fall in love with. Known as the city of spas, you can take a bath in one of the hundreds of hot natural springs around Budapest that appear due to the region’s unique geology. When you’re finished, take in sweeping views across the Danube and see some stunning Art Nouveau, baroque, and neoclassical architecture. Try tasty Hungarian dishes and fresh produce at local markets. As night falls, enjoy the novelty of bars that have sprung up in derelict buildings around the city, known as “ruin bars”.
The best area to stay in Budapest is the inner city area, in the area known as District V. In this area you’ll be within easy walking distance of some major sights such as Chain Bridge, the stunning Parliament building and the beautiful St Stephen’s Basilica. There are plenty of boutiques and souvenir shops, and a good selection of restaurants. You’ll also be able to walk easily across the bridge to the castle district, where you’ll find more popular monuments. Transport links in District V are good, with several metro stops to get around the city easily, and the Budapest-Nyugati train station which links to cities throughout Hungary.