Short term accommodation in Budapest ranges from luxury penthouse apartments to affordable studios and flats for those on a tighter budget. Although the main season falls during the summer, winter visits are also popular, especially at the end of November when the Christmas market begins. For visits of more than a month, there are plenty of townhouses in the Budapest suburbs that would make a comfortable home away from home, many of which also offer garden and parking facilities. Vrbo has a good choice of holiday rentals like this, in addition to smaller flats and apartments nearer the historical centre.
Families travelling to Budapest will find a wealth of self catering apartments and villas to choose from. If you have small children, self catering is generally the best option, allowing you to relax and enjoy your break along with the rest of the family. It’s important to have plenty of space for them to play, both indoor and outdoor, and Budapest has various options in this respect.
The Pest area of the city, to the east of the Danube, offers spacious apartments and townhouses to rent, some of which have gardens and parking, making it easy to come and go without undue stress. Watertown is said to be one of the prettiest areas to live in Budapest, so if you need a short term rental that feels like home, this may be the area for you.
On a budget
Elizabethtown is an area of Budapest offering apartments and flats at budget-friendly prices. Located on the east side of the Danube, the area’s cultural history becomes apparent as you walk through the narrow streets, and numerous restaurants offer a wide choice of cuisine to suit every budget.
If you are staying a little longer, for a month or more, basing yourself on the Buda side of the city may be a better option. Obuda is a residential and commercial area to the west of the river, and although it is a sizeable area, it’s also known for being quiet. It has a pretty main square, and many interesting examples of Roman remains.
The banks of the Danube are home to a great selection of luxury self catering holiday rentals. Penthouse apartments here offer fantastic views over the river and the city, with some having outdoor terraces, and others with huge wall-to-wall windows. Close proximity to shops and restaurants also makes this area a good choice for luxury short term lets in the city.
Elegant Theresa Town is an attractive part of Budapest located on the east side of the River Danube, containing a small theatre district and various performing arts venues. The area also offers a good range of high quality self catering accommodation, including apartments and flats, and would be an interesting place to stay for its culture alone.
Budapest Central Business District can be found on the east side of the Danube, near to Theresa Town. Business visitors have access to a wide variety of short term lets along the banks of the river, some offering spectacular views. The availability of excellent transport links also allows people visiting on business to stay a little further out of the city centre if they prefer.
Opting for a one or two bedroom apartment, over a hotel, affords guests added privacy during their stay, and facilities such as internet access, an office area and cable television provides the flexibility to work or relax.