Destination guide

Infinite 'pest: welcome to Hungary's capital city

With a storied history going back to Roman times and beyond, Budapest is a bustling metropolis that seamlessly bridges the past and present. Straddling the River Danube, Hungary's capital city is known the world over for its preserved medieval architecture, upscale shopping, and lively dining scene. The city also boasts a number of hot springs, and thermal spas are a popular retreat throughout the year. With a Budapest vacation rental, you'll be a short trip from some of the city's most famous attractions, including the Hungarian National Museum, the House of Terror, and the Romanesque Matthias Church.

Things to do

Take a walk on the wild(life) side at the Budapest Zoo

Visitors of all ages will have a blast at the 45-acre Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. Here, you'll find more than a thousand species of wildlife from all over the world, as well as sprawling gardens with local and exotic flora. At the Hungarian National Museum, you can learn about the country's past through archaeology, art, and history exhibits in a striking Neoclassical building from the 19th century. Or you can check out the Gothic Revival-style Hungarian Parliament Building, where you can take a guided tour of the halls and offices.


Calling all culture vultures: Budapest's got it going on

A city of high culture, you'll find plenty of art museums and galleries throughout Budapest. The city's countless live music venues feature local and international bands every night of the week, and you can catch world-class opera and theater performances, too. Once you've gotten your culture fix, you can unwind your mind at one of Budapest's renowned thermal spas. Looking to hit the town? Budapest nightlife is a singular thing, and you'll want to stop into at least one of the famed ruin bars—former abandoned public spaces and buildings that now house boisterous drinking establishments.


Warming up to the summertime in Budapest

Budapest has an oceanic climate, which means the city gets warm summers and cold, snowy winters, as well as relatively cool, short intermediate seasons. Average highs during the summer months peak around 80 degrees in July and August. The chilly, dark winters generally see average highs in the upper 30s in December and January, with fairly regular snowfall between November and March. Budapest is a popular destination during the summer, and you'll find that the best rates for Budapest vacation rentals tend to be available during the cooler, quieter winter months.

Natural features

Budapest's topography – you've got friends in low places

Located on the River Danube, Budapest is actually 2 linked cities—Buda and Pest. It sits in the middle of the Pannonian Basin, a low-lying region in central Europe. You'll find a number of islands in the river, and the western portion of the city features relatively steep, hilly terrain. The city's thermal springs are a major attraction, and you can find a number of spas that take advantage of their warm water and medicinal properties. The area around your Budapest vacation rental is dotted with public parks, and you'll find plenty of open, grassy areas throughout the otherwise urban city.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Gellert Hill

The nearest airport is in Budapest (BUD-Ferenc Liszt Intl.), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Budapest Deli Railway Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Szent Gellert ter Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Budapest?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 858 vacation rentals near Budapest. From 780 Condos/Apartments to 47 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Budapest for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Budapest?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Budapest:

  • Belváros - Lipótváros: 688 vacation rentals
  • Terézváros: 681 vacation rentals
  • Palace District: 498 vacation rentals
  • Erzsébetváros: 658 vacation rentals
  • 13th District: 257 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Budapest?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Budapest. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular: 854 vacation rentals
  • Budapest Szabadsagtelep Station: 853 vacation rentals
  • Bedo House: 855 vacation rentals
  • Las Vegas Casino: 855 vacation rentals
  • WestEnd City Center: 854 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Budapest listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Budapest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 780 Condos/Apartments in Budapest. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Budapest include:

  • Houses: 47 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Studios: 777 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Budapest?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 25 vacation rentals with pool available in Budapest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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