The City Split by the Mighty Danube – Buda & Pest

Budapest is a city of contrasts. From the historic spires that dominate its skyline to the contemporary skyscrapers that reflect the city’s thriving financial centre, Hungary’s capital mixes old and new. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the metropolis, you’ll be spoiled for choice. If you would like to have a look at a few hotels in Budapest visit From centuries-old districts that boast some of the best hotels in the city to newer, vibrant neighbourhoods, Budapest has it all. Here’s the lowdown on the best places to stay in Budapest.

  1. Castle HillThe Castle Hill district is usually the top choice for first-time visitors to the city. It’s also a popular destination for backpackers. Known for its secluded courtyards and Art Nouveau buildings, you’ll find an array of hotel accommodation and hostels that suit every budget. This is a great place to set up base in Budapest: you’ll be close to the city’s museums and galleries and a short distance from the River Danube, one of the most popular spots for travellers. Castle Hill is centrally located and in close proximity to loads of restaurants that serve classic Hungarian dishes and international food.
    2. Obuda
    If you’re a history buff, you’ll love Obuda, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the capital. Here, you’ll find ancient buildings with intricate designs and balconies, stunning landscaped gardens and some of the most visited cultural attractions in the city. This is also the place to stay if you want to be close to Buda Castle, one of Budapest’s most popular landmarks. The castle was built in 1265 and welcome travellers from across Europe and beyond. At night, the castle is illuminated, making it visible for miles on every side. Obuda has a plethora of accommodation, including boutique city-centre hotels and cheaper hostels. Book ahead: the district can get busy, especially during the summer months and when special events are held, such as Budapest’s famous festivals.
    3. Watertown
    If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Budapest’s centre, head to Watertown, where you’ll find a wealth of hotel accommodation. This place is popular with tourists who want somewhere a little bit quieter. Here, the streets are narrow and the buildings just as charming as other parts of the city, but it’s a lot more tranquil than the centre of the metropolis. Staying in Watertown gives you the best of both sides of Budapest. You’ll be able to stay in a part of the city that’s peaceful and quiet but still see the cultural attractions elsewhere via Budapest’s public transport system.