Budapest Backpack Guide

Popular Questions

How many days should I visit Budapest for?
For some, months or even years is not enough. For first time visitors, anywhere from 3-4 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.
When's the best time to visit Budapest?
Budapest attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months. Try to visit Budapest either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.
How much does Budapest cost?
On average, backpacking in Budapest costs about $40 a day.
Is it safe to visit Budapest?
For the most part, Budapest is safe to visit. However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.
Do I need to know Hungarian?
It’s not necessary to know Hungarian as most people you meet will speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Hungarian phrases before you go.
What currency does Hungary use?
Hungary uses the Forint as their currency.  One US dollar is worth about 360 HUF.
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Hungarian phrases for traveling

How are you?
Hogy vagy?
My name is...
A nevem
Do you speak English?
Beszélsz angolul?
One beer please
Egy sört kérek
Thank you
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