The best hotels and apartments within 350 meters (5 minutes’ walk) of the main train station in Budapest, Hungary.
There is one hotel and four apartments with great reviews and ratings within 350 meters, or 5 minutes’ walk, of Budapest Keleti, the main international and inter-city railway station in Budapest, Hungary.
1. Standard Apartment by Hi5 – Baross Square
This 25 m² one-bedroom apartment in Baross tér 12 has a fully equipped kitchen. Children are welcome and are considered “adults” by the hotel starting age 3. Guests may bring pets; charges may apply. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this hotel starts at €45 – €391.
2. IntercityHotel Budapest
This 4-star hotel offers double rooms, twin rooms, and family rooms that can accommodate up to 3 adults. They serve a buffet breakfast every morning. Children are welcome and are considered “adults” by the hotel starting age 13. Guests may bring pets, subject to a charge of €15/pet/night. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this hotel starts at €72 – €123.
3. BpR Garay Suite with Rooftop Terrace
This 66 m² two-bedroom apartment in Garay u. 20 (plus code: G32J+PJ Budapest) has a rooftop terrace and a kitchen. Children are welcome and are considered “adults” by the hotel starting age 3. Pets are not allowed. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this hotel starts at €52 – €148.
4. Orsi’s Sweet & Lovely Home
This 39 m² one-bedroom apartment in Garay u. 20 (plus code: G32J+PJ Budapest) has a kitchen and washing machine. Children are welcome. Pets are not allowed. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this hotel starts at €50.
5. KST Apartman
This 36 m² one-bedroom apartment in Garay u. 21 (plus code: G32J+PQ Budapest) has a terrace and two sofa beds that can accommodate up to 4 people. Children are welcome. Pets are not allowed. Depending on the season and occasion, a one-night stay at this hotel starts at €55 – €80.
Bus 100E goes from Budapest Airport to Deák Ferenc Square (Deák Ferenc tér), one of the central squares in downtown Budapest. Along the way, it stops by Kálvin tér (Calvin Square) and Astoria. All three stops have Metro stations from where you can then take a train to your ultimate destination in the city.
There is also a Flibco shuttle bus that goes between the Budapest Airport and stops in the city, including Deák Square and Keleti Railway Station.
Flibco shuttle buses run between the Déli Railway Station and Budapest Airport, stopping by Nyugati Railway Station, Deák Square, Keleti Railway Station, and Népliget Bus Station. (Timetables)
You can also take the Metro to Deák Ferenc tér or Kálvin tér, and from either of those places take Bus 100E to the Budapest airport.
Budapest has three main railway stations:
Most (but not all) international trains arrive at and depart from Keleti railway station.
There are ticket counters at most of the major transport hubs in the city. BKK, the largest public transport company in Budapest, has also put up several hundred ticket vending machines around the city. You can buy single tickets, a block of 10 tickets, or travel cards/passes for 24 hours, 72 hours, 7 days, 15 days, or 1 month.
There are hourly direct trains from Budapest Keleti to Vienna. The earliest departs Keleti at 5:40 AM. The entire journey takes 2 hours and 41 minutes. Tickets can be bought from the Hungarian National Railways website or from ÖBB, their Austrian counterpart.
There are trains roughly every two hours from Budapest-Nyugati railway station to Prague Hlavni. The journey takes 7 hours and 2 minutes.
There is also a Regiojet train that departs from Budapest-Kelenföld at 7:58 AM and reaches Prague at 3:19 PM, as well as a Regiojet train departs from Budapest-Kelenföld at 2:58 PM and reaches Prague at 10:14 PM.
There are trains from Budapest-Nyugati railway station to Bratislava Hlavna roughly every 2 hours starting at 5:40 AM. The journey takes 2 hours and 23 minutes.
British Airways, Ryanair, EasyJet, and Wizz Air all operate non-stop flights from Budapest to London for as low as 4 GBP.
If you want to do it by train, perhaps the easiest way would be to take a train from Budapest to Vienna, then the sleeper train from Vienna to Paris, and then a Eurostar from Paris to London.
Budapest has many great hostels but the top 10, based on location, features, ratings, and reviews from previous guests are: (1) Gaia Hostel, (2) Lavender Circus Hostel, Doubles & Ensuites, (3) Central Market Hall Zen Hostel, (4) Pesto Hostel, (5) Hostel One Budapest, (6) NETIZEN Budapest Centre, (7) Shantee House, (8) Island Hostel Budapest, (9) Pal’s Hostel and Apartments, and (10) Maverick Urban Lodge.
Lavender Circus Hostel, Doubles & Ensuites
Central Market Hall Zen Hostel
Hostel One Budapest
NETIZEN Budapest Centre
Island Hostel Budapest
Pal’s Hostel and Apartments
Maverick Urban Lodge
The following highly rated hotels/hostels in Budapest have PRIVATE rooms that cost €60 or less and are centrally located (within 2 km from the center of Budapest):
To be included in this shortlist, each hotel/hostel must have ratings of at least 8.5/10 at Booking.com and at least 4/5 at TripAdvisor and Google Reviews.
There are sixteen 5-star hotels in Budapest. Arranged according to location, from nearest to farthest from the city center, these are:
Budapest hotels and hostels with private rooms that can accommodate up to 4 adults include the following:
To be included in this shortlist, each hotel/hostel must have a rating of at least 8/10 at Booking.com and must be located within 1 km of Budapest city center.
Note: Accommodations are shortlisted based on their review scores on Booking.com and TripAdvisor, as well as their distance from the train station as determined through Google Maps. We are not connected in any way with any of the properties listed, and the best accommodations are selected based on a combination of reviews, rankings, nearness to the train station, and best value for money. Affiliate links are used in this article; when you book, we may earn a small commission from the booking platform, but the price stays the same for you.