Monday, 10 April 2017

We Had Five Fabulous Days in Budapest - £120 including flights

My sister Maggie and I booked five days in Pals Hostel in Budapest which was extremely good value and very central. 

We stayed in a two bedded apartment with kitchen, bathroom and all amenities. We had one of the rooms which was large and spacious. We paid £12.50 each per night. We are both in our 60`s so don`t worry about hostels being just for younger people they are not. The cheapest budget hotel would have cost us £30 each a night and would not have been so central. We were able to stay in Budapest for five days rather than just a couple of days by using Pals Hostel.

 Pals Hostel Budapest

Pals Hostel

Pals Hostel

We started our stay by buying a two day bus pass ( with one day free) so three days in all. This pass included a one hour boat trip and two walking tours and cost £15 each.

Fishing Port Budapest

Day one we spent getting used to the local area and visiting the beautiful nearby St Stephens Cathedral. We took the lift up to the circular balcony around the Cathedral dome and had an amazing view of the city for little more than a pound. The prices are so good in Budapest.

Bridge Linking both sides of Budapest

We asked advise on where to eat from the hostel reception and were given a whole list of local places with good recommendations. Eating the local dish of Goulash in the nearby market was a good choice.

Beautiful Parament building

We visited the Palace, the fishing areas and the beautiful park which was full of impressive statues and exquisite buildings.
The Hungarian people are lovely and very helpful.

We spent one day in the fabulous baths which are famous in Budapest, endless hot pools, large indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms and saunas and fantastic buildings. £10 for the whole day including a massage. You must remember to take a swimming hat with you or you will not be able to swim in the pool.

One of the many beautiful baths

The walking tours are excellent we took one city tour which was a great way to find out the best pubs, cafes and markets.
Main Park

The second walking tour we took was the one around the Jewish quarter. It was very interesting and gave a good history of the city during the occupation in World War 11 .

Amazing Statues surrounding main column in park

It is a beautiful city and well worth seeing.  We paid £57 return each flying with Ryanair from Stansted Airport. We just took a small carry on case each, it held plenty for five days.


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