Apartment hostels in Budapest

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.

Jokai Utca - Budapest

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.

Apartment Balconies - Budapest


  1. I’m always fascinated by these places that put their worst face forward toward the street, and keep the loveliness secreted away in a courtyard. I saw this in New Orleans and Old San Juan as well.

  2. I was in Prague recently and heard only great things about Budapest. Everyone said “If you like Praha then you will LOVE Budapest,” so it’s definitely on the top of my list of places to stay when I go back to Europe. Lucky that you get to return there so often ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Interesting buildings, but most of them are wrecked old filthy slumish… You don’t want to see the ones I’ve seen ๐Ÿ˜›
    Anyway, it’s a great idea to turn these into hotels. They were originally apartment rental complexes… The poor people lived in them about 100 years ago and still – the poor are the ones who live in them today.

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