For our one-night stay in Budapest last month, Darryl booked us an Airbnb in the heart of the Hungarian capital city so we could crash after a busy day travelling and exploring. We’ve stayed in a couple of Airbnb houses and apartments for city breaks before, our last one being Dublin, and always find that they’re a great way to save cash for a short break!
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Darryl booked a one-bed, ground floor apartment on Paula Ede street in the bustling Pest district. Luckily it was tucked away off the street among a load of other apartments, so you didn’t hear any road noise (however there were some noisy works going on inside the apartment complex at one point!). It was the perfect location being only 5-10 minutes from restaurants, supermarkets and some of the popular tourist spots.
For a one-bed Airbnb apartment, it was more than enough space for us two for one night! The apartment had a kitchen with cooking facilities and basic supplies, a bathroom with a rain shower and a small seating area with TV and coffee table. There was also a pull-out bed here.
The bed was the interesting part. As you can see, it was all in the same room, just a few metres above the living area! It felt strange to sleep with this layout – and slightly unnerving to be clambering up the stairs, tipsy on beer with no handrail for support – but I grew to love it. And because heat rises, it was the cosiest night’s sleep in a chilly Budapest.
Our Budapest Airbnb was the perfect stop over for our two-day city break. The only real con was the lack of blinds on the front door, which meant people could easily peer in and see us pretty much anywhere except the bathroom. However its pros include its cleanliness, the space it offered, the help from our ‘Superhost’ Andre and of course the location, which was a real win.
At only £35 for one night, it’s fair to say that our Cosy Apartment Downtown in Budapest was a serious bargain!
Do you like staying in Airbnbs? Where’s been your favourite stay so far?