Budapest is a hugely popular winter destination that sees many hotels sold out months before the festive season as well as for New Year’s Eve. In this guide to hotels near Budapest Christmas Market, we make the hotel search and booking process easy for you. We list a variety of accommodation that covers all budgets but offers quality service, facilities and a central location near Vorosmarty Square and the other Christmas markets in Budapest.
Hotels near Budapest Christmas Market
If you’re wondering where to stay in Budapest for Christmas, let me help you to decide with a quick explanation of Budapest’s layout and the best areas to stay.
Buda vs Pest
In simple terms, Budapest is made of what is essentially two cities, Buda and Pest which are separated by the Danube River.
Buda is centred around the Castle District and the hills that overlook the Danube and the city of Pest. Buda old town consists of narrow cobblestone streets and the main sights are Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Gellert Hill and the historic funicular that takes you up and down the hill. Aside from the tourist areas, Buda is predominately a residential area and it’s very quiet in winter.
Pest on the other hand is flat with large open spaces and wide boulevards. It is a vibrant bustling area home to many of the city’s sights, attractions, museums, places to eat out, ruin bars, the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian Parliament, the Central Market Hall, St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes Square, many thermal baths and Budapest’s Christmas markets.
Buda and Pest and joined by a number of historic bridges, the most famous being the Chain Bridge but the Liberty Bridge and Margaret Bridge are also worth crossing over. If you cross the Danube at Margaret Bridge, from the bridge you can access the beautiful Margaret Island.
Budapest Christmas Market at Vorosmarty Square is located in the 5th District, as are the markets in front of St Stephen’s Basilica and Elizabeth Square. If you want to be near the Christmas markets then I recommend staying in this area or in the Jewish Quarter (the 7th District) which borders the 5th District.
Top PickAria Hotel Budapest
Address: Hercegprímás utca 5, Budapest 5th District
If your priority is the be near the Christmas markets, Aria Hotel is in the perfect location. Steps to St Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market and less than a 5-minute walk to the main Christmas market at Vorosmarty Square everything is nearby. The hotel has a rooftop terrace with wonderful views over the city and the hotel is exceptionally rated in all categories. Daily, breakfast, tea, coffee, snacks, fruit, cheese and wine are complimentary for guests.Check Availability
Budget HotelD8 Hotel
Address: Dorottya utca 8, Budapest, Hungary
One of the best budget hotels in Budapest is D8 Hotel. The location is brilliant, halfway between the Chain Bridge and Vorosmarty Square. The rooms are simple, stylish, clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel if a location close to all the sights, attractions and restaurants in Budapest is important to you.Check Availability
Hotel Rum Budapest
Address: Királyi Pál utca 4, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is home to a number of excellent boutique hotels and Hotel Rum not only has a beautiful design, friendly service and convenient location in the 5th District but the rooms are great value for money. The hotel is located next to a stunning university building and the beautiful Károlyi Garden. It is near the Hungarian National Museum, the Central Market Hall and some of the best specialty coffee shops in Budapest including Madal, Mantra and Fekete.
Stories Boutique Hotel
Address: 26 Király utca, Budapest
Located in the 6th District on the border of the Jewish Quarter and the 5th District, Stories is one of the newest boutique hotels in Budapest and it’s well-located near the Christmas markets. Within a 10-minute walk to both Vorosmarty Square and St Stephen’s Basilica, this is a great area to stay in central Budapest. The hotel is located on Kiraly utca, one of the main streets in the Jewish Quarter where you’ll find many cafes, ruin bars and boutique stores. The rooms are beautifully designed with bold colours and quality fittings. The hotel is close to the Great Synagogue and the Opera House.
Address: Rumbach Sebestyén utca 14, Budapest
The Roombach Hotel is very affordable and well-located in the Jewish Quarter, less than 10 minutes from Vorosmarty Square. The rooms are clean, quiet with a funky, colourful design. The single rooms are particularly affordable making this a great budget hotel for solo travellers.
Párisi Udvar Hotel
Address: Petőfi Sándor utca 2-4, Budapest
If you would love to stay in one of Budapest’s historic old buildings, Párisi Udvar Hotel is the hotel for you. Párisi Udvar is a historic arcade that was only recently restored to its former glory. It’s honestly spectacular. Even if you don’t stay here, I recommend stopping by to admire the building. You’ll never have seen anything like it.
For more information on visiting Budapest at Christmas, read our complete guide to Budapest Christmas Market that includes sightseeing tip, things to do, local specialties and Hungarian traditions.
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