I travel to Budapest at least once a year for business. Every time I come back I wonder if it is as good as I remember it to be, and it always is. It is one of my favourite cities in Europe.
Budapest is sometimes called the Paris of the East. I prefer to call Paris the Budapest of the West.
The apartment facades that line the streets of Budapest are like a shabby version of Paris.
When I’m booking a place to stay I like to pick places that are apartment rentals or hostels in apartments. Not only is it the cheapest option, but it gives you a glimpse of what these grand apartments look like from the inside.
The hostel I stayed at was on one of the main streets and well worn from the outside. Once you enter the building though there is a large light filled courtyard with all the apartment entrances looking down.