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Budapest’s first hostel, the Back Pack Guesthouse, has added two floors to its colourfully painted suburban ‘villa’ in south Buda and been reborn as Shantee House. It's all good and the fun (and sleeping bodies in high season) still spills out into a lovely landscaped garden, with hammocks, a yurt and a gazebo. Two of the five doubles are en suite.

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OUR TOP 10 ADVICE TO DO IN BUDAPEST

1. RELAX IN ONE OF MANY TURKISH BATHS
2. WATCH THE SUNSET FROM CITADEL (360 PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY)
3. HUNGARIAN CUISINE, NATIVE FOLK AND GYPSY MUSIC
4. NIGHT LIFE
5. ENJOY THE WORLD CLASS OPERA (FROM ONLY 3 EURO)
6. CHILL-OUT ON MARGARET ISLAND!
7. GET LOST IN BUDA CASTLE AND THE OLD TOWN
8. SHOPPING TO SUIT ANY KIND OF TRAVELER
9. MUSEUMS & ARCHITECTURE
10. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: CAVING (ALL YEAR AROUND), WAKEBOARDING (SUMMER) , HIKING, BIKING IN THE BUDA HILLS (NORMAFA, JÁNOS HILL VIEWPOINT)



 
 

4. NIGHT LIFE

The party scene in Budapest is not to bed missed! Buslting with one of the widest varieties of Nightlife in Europe, there is always something happening every night of the week, all year round.

Summer time (May-September) however brings something extra special with the opening of the out door bars, where you can do your thing, until the sun comes up!

We suggest paying a visit to INSTANT, SZIMPLA KERT, CORVIN TET, A38, ÖTKERT, MUMUS, KIADÓ KOCSMA AND HOLD UDVAR.

Budapest is famous for its outdoor courtyard Bars, grungy underground clubs and elegant cocktail bars.

You are bound to find something to suit you around every corner.

Venues such as Szimpla Kert and Instant (ruin bars) in the VI District are infamous for their chilled out, quirky backdrops and overgrown garden themes.

Whether its a trendy, traditional or bohemian vibe youre searching for on your stay in Budapest, here are a few of our top picks from Backpack Guesthouse.


INSTANT - Newly renovated Instant is Budapests hippest and largest bar in the VI District. It largely draws a young, late night crowd of locals and visitors. Set upon three levels, take your pick of Underground Djs spinning fresh in the basement, dancehall beats on the floor upstairs or the covered courtyard, willowing out chilled jazz and lounge. Cool art, like a herd of rabbits running across the roof, while being overlooked by a cat-woman-sphinx, is the newest addition.

SZIMPLA KERT - One of Budapests largest outdoor / Indoor bars, youre likely to find the local pub-crawls spinning by here, with larger groups of tourists and Hungarians in the summer time and a more local intimate crowd in the off seasons. A guaranteed fun night out, Szimpla will be sure to leave you with either company for the night or an adventure on to another highly popular megaclub, Corvin Tetó!

CORVIN TET - Set up on the 8th story of a district building in well known Blaha Lujza square, take the 12 odd flights of stairs up to our most famous rooftop bar. Relax ontop with views out either side with some swing chairs and pot plants or pop down to the two dance floors on the level below. Cheap beer and drinks, always a great night here! VI District

MUMUS - Occupying two floors and the courtyard of an old derelict building in the VII District, this street level bar features funky urban decor and atmospheric lighting. Upstairs is a tiny dancefloor and bar, fired up by DJs on Friday and Saturday nights. Dominated by the artwork of a well known local artist Attila Stark, his funky cross between Basquiat and Keith Haring, adds a demented kick to the place. Cheap beer and comfy lounges.

KIADÓ KOCSMA - Two storied lounge bar with a terrace set above the upper floor, Kiado is super chilled and set in the perfect environment for kicking back and meeting a few local students and artists. Different art exebitions every fortnight, great cheap Hungarian food with a very cheap drinks menu. Central to Oktogon, surrounding bars and clubs!

We also recommend checking out Most, Jelen, Vitulla and Csendes bar.

When you are here, ask us about the newest bars in town, as there are always new places popping up on the scene.


 
 
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