Hello Budapest Apartments – the Best Place to Stay

On the Buda side of the river, just along from the Chain Bridge, I’ve spent four nights at Hello Budapest Apartments. A great hidden gem in a fantastic location.

I’m starting to convert to apartments after a few great experiences. There is so much more space and the ability to cook, store food/water in a fridge plus usually a desk and great wifi.

The owner Attila has been brilliant in giving me information and picking me up from the airport after midnight (9000 Ft charge). He gave me some background history of Budapest and was friendly. It was a great first impression of this place and its people. He gave recommendations of independently owned restaurants/cafés and his favourite highlights of the city as a local.

The apartment block is very secure in a quiet, safe neighbourhood. The main entrance door is a solid heavy green metal and up two flights of stairs is the door to my studio apartment. Two locks secure the door. As a solo female traveller, this made me feel at ease. After a day of being in the area, I could tell it was a nice residential place and I got to see local residents come and go. This lead me to great food, lookout points and to be immersed a bit more in the culture. A couple of nights in, I went to the area with hostels and ruin bars. It was packed full of tourists and the prices were higher. It sometimes works out better staying out of the tourist areas and living among locals to get a better experience.

The living space was a good double bed size area plus a desk with two chairs and a two seater sofa (behind the door in the photo below). This was perfect for me and would be a great place for a couple to stay. It was fully equipped with a TV, ironing board and wardrobe. The mattress was memory foam and I got a good night’s sleep during my whole stay. If I’m being very picky, I would say the pillows weren’t as fluffy and big as I would like but that really is getting down to first world problems!

Making myself at home in the spacious bedroom living space

Making myself at home in the spacious bedroom living space

The kitchen was small and perfectly formed! I used the hob to cook pasta and kept a few things in the fridge. Everything was clean and worked well. No negatives here. I loved the freedom of being able to buy things from the shop on the corner, cook and save some money.

Kitchen with all amenities

Kitchen with all amenities

The bathroom again was a brilliant use of smaller space. It had a bath with shower over it, toilet and basin. All of the facilities were super clean and two fresh towels to use plus soap. Again, everything worked great and I have no negative points.

Bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and basin

Bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and basin

The apartment had air conditioning which I needed a couple of times due to really hot weather and humidity. It worked well and cooled the whole apartment down. It was quiet on a night being away from the main road and was a great location if you can walk 10-15 minutes into Pest or 5 minutes uphill to Buda Castle complex. There were buses running constantly from the corner of the main road which was 2 minutes away and the Funicular to ride up the hill to the World Heritage site.

The price, when I researched quite a lot of sites and options, was perfect for value travel. I paid £156 for 4 nights which was lower than all hotels and better space than the hostels I looked at too. I would definitely recommend these apartments for the location, space and great service from Attila. One very happy customer!

Disclaimer: these views are my own and I am not sponsored in any way for this review

10 Comments

  • Dana says:

    This looks like a great place to stay. And it has air conditioning! We love staying in apartments when traveling. We usually find the rates to be cheaper than hotels not to mention all the money we save by eating in.

  • Laura Lynch says:

    Looks like a great convenient place to stay. You can’t really ask for more than that. Looks comfy and it has all the amenities you need for a short stay.

  • Jennifer says:

    Great place at a great price! We love Budapest and will be heading back – I’ll have a save your article for then. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • It would be so nice to stay in an apartment like that rather than a typical hotel room. Will have to keep in mind when I make it that way!

  • That’s great that you found a good value place. I always prefer to stay in apartments over hotels. It’s nice to feel at “home” even if for only a few days.

  • This apartment looks great! We’re always looking for alternatives to hotels and this is right up our alley!

  • This looks like a really handy place to stay in Budapest! And you have a kitchen so you can cook some of the amazing food in the city!!

  • Nice article. By the way, what related posts widget are you using? i want that too.

  • travelwithmrst says:

    What a great deal! Glad to hear you had such a good experience with renting out an apartment for a short-stay!

  • Inma says:

    Spacious bedroom and kitchen! I am sold 🙂 Will keep this one in mind for my upcoming travels to the city. Thanks!

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