My sister Maggie and I booked five days in Pals Hostel in Budapest which was extremely good value and very central. We stayed in a two bedded apartment with kitchen, bathroom and all amenities. We had one of the rooms which was large and spacious. We paid £12.50 each per night.
We started our stay by buying a two day bus pass ( with one day free) so three days in all. This pass included a one hour boat trip and two walking tours and cost £15 each.
Day one we spent getting used to the local area and visiting the beautiful nearby St Stephens Cathedral. We took the lift up to the circular balcony around the Cathedral dome and had an amazing view of the city for little more than a pound. The prices are so good in Budapest.
We asked advise on where to eat from the hostel reception and were given a whole list of local places with good recommendations. Eating the local dish of Goulash in the nearby market was a good choice.
We visited the Palace, the fishing areas and the beautiful park which was full of impressive statues and exquisite buildings.
The Hungarian people are lovely and very helpful.
We spent one day in the fabulous baths which are famous in Budapest, endless hot pools, large indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms and saunas and fantastic buildings. £10 for the whole day including a massage. You must remember to take a swimming hat with you or you will not be able to swim in the pool.
The walking tours are excellent we took one city tour which was a great way to find out the best pubs, cafes and markets.
The second walking tour we took was the one around the Jewish quarter. It was very interesting and gave a good history of the city during the occupation in World War 2 .
It is a beautiful city and well worth seeing.