The Price of Travel platform has selected the 10 cheapest cities of 2022, and Budapest made the “Europe Backpacker Index” list. Budapest is not only cheap, but also a great place to discover. Read our article and find out why Hungary’s capital is worth paying a visit to.
According to the Backpacker Index, Budapest is the second cheapest city this year. The first place belongs to Bukarest, capital of Romania, and the Bulgarian city, Sofia takes the third place.
Budapest is the 2nd cheapest city
Although Budapest is on the list of the cheapest cities, that does not automatically mean that it is a low-quality city. Regarding the capital of Romania, the portal says the old town is “undoubtedly charming” but the rest of the city is not very attractive to tourists.
On the other hand, Budapest is a world-class tourist city that just also happens to be unusually cheap.
While the city centre can be expensive, just a little further, rather cheap hotels and hostels await guests. In addition, beautiful castles, cathedrals and thermal spas are available for a good price.
The Daily Backpacker Index of Budapest is HUF 10,761 = USD 28.25 = EUR 26.91/day.
Here are some useful information about Budapest:
- Currency: Hungary Forint
- Best cheap hostel: Avenue Hostel – HUF 3,177 = EUR 7.95/night
- Transportation: HUF 350-1500-1650-4150 = EUR 0.88-3.75-4.13-10.35
- Accoring to thesavvybackpacker.com, it costs around USD 25-50 = EUR 23.8-47.64/day to comfortably visit Budapest.
Tourist season in Budapest
According to Csaba Baldauf from the Hungarian Hotel & Restaurant Association, a good season is expected. Budapest is preparing for crowded hotels where a total of up to 75 percent occupancy is offered by an internationally outstanding value for money. – reports index.hu
Tourist attractions also generate interest, and Budapest is full of possibilites when it comes to famous buildings, historic sights or inexpensive entertaiment.
For example, taking a walk in the beautiful parks such as Városliget is free. The newly opened Zene Háza (House of Music) or the Millenium Háza (House of Millennium) can be found there. One can admire the statues on Heroes’ Square or take photos of the majestic Vajdahunyad Castle, too.
The castle district
Just like Városliget, the castle district is also free for everybody. Of course, having a coffee would not be that cheap, but the view from the Buda castle is free – and still, it is priceless.
The most visited square is Szentháromság tér, where one of the characteristic buildings of Budapest, the more than seven hundred-year-old Matthias Church stands.
Although the thermal baths and spas are not free, they are still considered to be quite cheap in Europe.
Source: Index, priceoftravel.com