Best budget hotels in Budapest for 2018

Is Budapest calling your name?

Budapest has long been a favorite for budget travelers. Since it joined the European Union in 2004, prices have risen quite a bit, but there are still bargains to be had.

Good quality hotels can be found for around $60-75 per night, and if you’re willing to spend a little more, you can stay in a place that would be considered a big splurge in Western Europe.

Just remember to book early, because the best rooms in Budapest fill up fast.

Related: Search more than 4,900 hotels and vacation apartments in Budapest

Budapest presents an interesting dilemma for Cheapos: When so many hotels offer reasonable rates, how can you choose the right place? We’ve gathered our favorite budget hotels in Budapest based on character, comfort, and cleanliness to help you book your Hungarian vacation.

Enjoy the view from a tranquil room at Hotel Nightingale.

Neighborhood: Jozsefvaros & Ferencvaros
Doubles from $41

Because the staff consists of yoga teachers and design enthusiasts, the Nightingale Mini Hotel exudes a calming, bohemian style. Amenities are rather basic, but bathrooms are private and the hotel offers a guest kitchen and TV lounge for guests. Read the full review

We love the skylight rooms on the top floor of Abel Panzio.

Neighborhood: Gellert-Hegy
Doubles from $58

Light-filled guestrooms, complete with live greenery and real wood furniture, make the Abel Panzio feel like home. From the charming old vine-covered front door to the antique bar, to the lush backyard, this hotel is welcoming and picturesque at every corner. Rooms feature modern amenities, including AC and free Wi-Fi. Read the full review and book now

The King’s Hotel offers royally fantastic prices.

Neighborhood: Erzsebetvaros
Doubles from $63

The Kings Hotel offers modern, minimalist rooms with punchy pops of ‘80s flair. Modern amenities, such as LCD TVs, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and ensuite bathrooms are included with each room. Read the full review

Relax in a balcony room at Villa Kristal a short walk from the city center.

Neighborhood: Gellert-Hegy
Doubles from $66

With charm and (dated) grandeur, The Villa Kristal offers clean and comfortable rooms for reasonable prices. Be sure to ask for a room with a balcony, which happens to be quite spacious. Breakfast, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning are included. Read the full review

You’ll say “wow!” to the view from the Papillon.

Neighborhood: Rozsadomb & Víziváros
Doubles from $77

Spotless ensuite rooms, a beer garden, a rooftop terrace, a pool… yes, all of these incredible features are in one quiet, leafy location — the Papillon! Free breakfast sweetens the deal, which is already quite reasonable, to begin with. We rarely find cheapo stays with a pool, so book this if you love to take a dip when you’re on vacation. Read the full review

Looking for more Budapest accommodations? Browse the EuroCheapo Budapest hotel guide for more ideas.