Family Accommodation Budapest. Review

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We had such a great experience with this family apartment and hostel in Budapest that it gets its own post. We found it by accident, searching for a place to stay in Budapest just the night before in Prague (where we used Hostel Elf, good, but not this good!)  Looking at the pictures online it looked nice, it was cheap, had good reviews and reputation, it had room for a family of 4 and was in a central location. I hit the book button. On arrival I was nervous, wary of scams and rip offs, things are often not what they seem on booking sites, but this family apartment was the business. Perfect in every way, huge, spacious, cheap, funky, comfortable, superbly well equipped and in the best location imaginable.  The old apartment block oozed historic charm and we felt we were visiting real Budapest, seeing where the locals live. The staff at the main hostel  ( Boutique Hostel Aventura Budapest) were helpful and friendly too, and that goes a long way towards impressing us.

Budapest by night
This view greeted us as we arrived in Budapest. Just WOW! You can walk from this apartment to this spot in about 5 minutes.

To Book or Check Prices and Availability for this hostel and family apartment, Click Here.

We paid around £45 which these days is only $55 US, 49 Euros. Obviously prices fluctuate, it may be a bit more or less for your dates.

So if you are road tripping across Europe as we were, or coming here for a short break or long weekend and don’t want a full service hotel, we’d highly recommend this apartment, for families or for a small group of friends.

Family Apartment in Budapest

For our money we got:

  • a bedroom with double bed
  • great decor, the sort that makes us happy
  • a large, well equipped kitchen complete with filter coffee ( beyond happy!) and Marmite.
  • a dining table
  • bathroom with an actual bath, shower and plenty of hot water
  • separate WC ( admittedly, less than perfect, a bit cramped)
  • a huge living room/second bedroom with 2 lovely single beds
  • a hairdryer and iron
  • a separate sitting/play area with toys for small children ( the kids said this was the best place, EVER!)
  • a balcony from which we could see the Danube at one end of the street, the main train station and an excellent shopping centre at the other.
  • a quiet residential street and old, character filled apartment block a short distance from the main hostel
  • plenty of shops and food opportunities nearby.
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Arriving in Budapest, wherever we lay the backpacks instantly becomes home. The spacious hallway in this apartment.
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An old style apartment block in Budapest. A secret courtyard behind a secure entrance way.
Family apartment Budapest Hungary kitchen
Everything you could need. A well equipped kitchen in Hungary.
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Shhh! They’re asleep. The boys loved their bedroom and play room.

Arriving in Budapest late we were treated to the iconic Danube views lit up and glowing in the darkness. The neo gothic parliament and light show were magnificent and we walked from our apartment straight down to the river to see more as we feasted on Hungarian-style pizza. This is a city that we’ve only had a brief taste of and one that we will certainly return to, hopefully to this same apartment. I can see us living very happily here, or somewhere similar, for quite some time. All of our experiences of Hungary have been good, we’ve also stayed in a cabin on a lake and in Gyor, a pretty city near the Austrian border. Hotels, even family hotels, are affordable, food is good and the Hungarians we have met have all been friendly and welcoming. Expect more on Hungary on this site soon. Check out our 2 day Budapest itinerary here.

There was no dedicated parking with the apartment but this residential area has parking everywhere. Unfortunately, you’ll need to buy a parking ticket during the day. Overnight parking is free. We found an empty space fairly easily for our very large vehicle (she’s called Sexy, after the TARDIS).

We were not sponsored by this hotel in any way. When we are, I tell you that too but quite honestly, we don’t do much sponsorship we’ve paid our own way 99% of the time over the last 3+ years of travel. I really hope you make it to Budapest one day, we’ve driven past and not stopped too many times. It’s a city to fall in love with.

This hostel, Hostel Aventura Budapest, has other apartments along with themed dorm rooms. To Book or Check Prices and Availability for this hostel and family apartment, Click Here.

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About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

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