A day in Budapest on a budget


8/30/2012 6:21 PM

A low-budget trip has never been the equivalent of either boredom or mediocrity. By using your smarts – and with our assistance – it is more than possible to organize an urban exploration of the highest quality while maintaining a manageable spending plan. We guide you through a wondrous day in Budapest without thinning your wallet!

Jacques Liszt


1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János utca 7.

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Regardless of your location, an old-fashioned bakery will surely pop up within tolerable walking distance. Satisfy your hunger with freshly-baked delicacies, dairy products, cakes, or sandwiches while soaking in a friendly atmosphere and the murmurs of Hungarian chatter.

For those residing in the dowtown area, visiting Rákóczi Bakery is a must! Enjoy your breakfast on the heavenly stairway of Hungarian National Museum while being surrounded by chilling ELTE(Eötvös Loránd University) students. If you feel like it, you can even grab something to eat from one of ELTE’s buffets.

Frici papa kifőzdéje


1077 Budapest, Király utca 55.

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Head over to Frici Papa, a typical Hungarian hash house offering traditional dishes and affordable prices. In case you’re not into retro table linens and murals,

should be your destination. , characterized by a wood-dominated interior and an old school vibe, provides two-course meals of Hungarian cuisine.
Also worth mentioning: Ruben, where the cheapest three-course meal consisting of Hungarian dishes is served, and , a stylish restaurant on

offering a two-course meal.



1075 Budapest, Madách Imre út 8.

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Kick off your venture with a few beers and shots at Hivatal, a pub that offers cheap drinks, plenty of seats, a spacious loft, and mysterious sheaves of paper. Another option for warming up your all-nighter is Lónyai Pub, a drinkery popular among bohemian university students.

Also worth mentioning: Lokál, an underground spot with rugs and old school pieces of furniture, and , a 24/7 pub suited for watching sports and gulping warm-up beers.

Dürer Kert


1146 Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21.

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Although Dürer Kert is a bit far from the city center, taking the trip should be beneficial, since this frequented venue offers plenty of concerts and DJ-performances, a cool crowd of regulars, and a huge garden with multiple bar counters and a grill kitchen. If you don’t feel like travelling to the outskirts, buy a bottle of wine (or two), and get to know new people at , a popular gathering place among the urban youth, where you can sit around as long as you want and chat the night away.

Király utca


1061 Budapest, Király utca

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Grab a chunky slice of pizza from Király Street’s favourite late-night eatery, then hop on a tram, hop off at Jászai Mari Square, and watch the sunrise from the Danube’s bank!

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