Budget my trip
Budapest is a budget friendly destination, with a plethora of affordable options – but try to book as early as possible for the best deals.
🛏️ Price / night*:
- Hostels: from 6€/night
- Hotels: from 45€/night
- Apartments: from 40€/night
- Luxury hotels: from 230€/night
*Please note that rates may increase closer to the tournament. Book early for the best deals.
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Budapest’s hostel scene is known as one of the best in all of Europe, making it one of the top backpacker destinations on the continent. Quirky and cool hostels pop up all around the city, so if you’re on a budget and keen to socialise with other fans, this could be your preferred type of accommodation. Booking.com has over 150 flexible and affordable hostels in Budapest.
If you prefer the privacy of your own room over a dorm bed, book your stay at one of the 3-star hotels in Budapest. You’ll find plenty of them in the city centre east of the Danube river and the value for money ratio is excellent.
💰💰 Rental Apartments
Budapest’s inventory of rental apartments is astonishing (Booking.com lists 600-plus properties) and many of them are as stylish as it gets. If you’re travelling in a big group, staying at a rental apartment is a practical and affordable option. Families can book a stay at one of the apartments in the city’s 1st District.
💰💰💰 Luxury 5-star hotels
Many of the high-end international hotels are located inside lavish historic buildings with sublime rooftop bars and incredible city views. It’s well worth the investment if you’re up for a little luxury.
Top Booking Tips
Let me give you a top tip:
Keep in mind the accommodation’s cancellation policies if you’re booking well in advance – it’s worth reading all the small print.
Before booking, be sure to read up on the accommodation’s policy – simply scroll to the “House rules” at the bottom of the individual accommodation descriptions on Booking.com’s website.
2. Check the number of guests
Adding an extra guest to your accommodation may result in additional costs. Be sure to know the final number of people staying before you confirm your booking.
3. Check in and check out
For smooth travels, be aware of your accommodation’s check-in and check-out policies. You may also be eligible for a late check-out if you’re a member of Booking.com’s loyalty programme, Genius.
4. Additional costs
Room prices may vary depending on city/VAT taxes. Extra bedding, towels, accommodation activities and facilities may also occur additional costs.
5. Credit cards / deposits
Double check if your accommodation properties accept credit cards, require a deposit or an upfront payment.
Every area of Budapest will hold its own appeal for travelling football fans, so we’ve broken down the city into six main options of where to stay and why, according to Booking.com travellers.
For those eager not to miss any of the football action, stay close to the city’s UEFA EURO 2020 venue in Zugló, Budapest’s 14th district – just a leisurely stroll from Puskás Aréna. Booking.com travellers have endorsed Zugló for its sightseeing, architecture and monuments, with highlights including Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden and Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok). You can also relax after the game in healing, mineral-rich waters at the bubbling complex that is Széchenyi Thermal Bath.
Budapest is full of sights that embody history, grace and grandeur. To be at the heart of it all, stay in the Belváros-Lipótváros area. Here you’ll find astounding architecture including the neo-Gothic Hungarian Parliament Building and Széchenyi Chain Bridge, which connects the capital’s two halves, Buda and Pest. Booking.com has over 899 properties located in Belváros-Lipótváros to help visitors lap up the city sights before and after the football.
Budapest is renowned for its nightlife. To kick off your UEFA EURO 2020 celebrations, stay in Erzsébetváros, the city’s 7th district. Travellers have endorsed this eclectic area as the best place in Budapest for a night out, largely thanks to exciting and inviting “ruin bars” (previously derelict spaces that started to be revamped for socialising in the early 2000s). Booking.com has over 1,200 properties located in Erzsébetváros, so you have plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re only flying into Budapest for one match or have a very early flight to catch, you can book a stay in Budapest’s 18th district, Pestszentlőrinc-Pestszentimre. It’s just a few kilometres from the city’s main international airport and has good transport links to the city.
For football-loving families heading to Budapest, we’d recommend staying in the city's 1st district, also known as the Castle District. While it’s a busy area during the day with tourists flocking in to enjoy the great city views and visit Buda Castle, it’s quiet at night with little nightlife – so the kids can catch some rest before a big matchday.
The area around Heroes Square and Olof Palme Promenade will be buzzing with UEFA Festival activities, so if you would like to be close to the action, stay in Budapest’s 4th or 5th district.