Safest Places in Hungary for Solo Female Travel

Budapest

1, Budapest

Budapest, the captivating capital city of Hungary, sits elegantly on both sides of the majestic Danube River in Central Europe. Renowned for its rich and complex history reflected in its blend of Roman, Ottoman, and Baroque architecture, Budapest offers numerous attractions including the UNESCO World Heritage site Buda Castle, iconic Széchenyi Chain Bridge, and the intricate Parliament building – one of the largest in the world. This enchanting city is recognized for its thermal baths, vibrant nightlife in the burgeoning "ruin bars," and its culinary treasure, Hungarian goulash. Budapest's vintage charm mixed with its contemporary urban design irresistibly draws in visitors from around the globe.

Siofok

2, Siofok

Siofok, a charming city located on the southern bank of Lake Balaton, Hungary, is often referred to as the country's summer capital. It's known for its vibrant nightlife, sparkling waters, and golden beaches attracting beach lovers, water sport enthusiasts, and party-goers alike. The city is home to the Water Tower, an iconic landmark offering panoramic views of Lake Balaton, and the Bebo Aquapark, perfect for family fun in the sun. The bustling Petofi promenade, packed with numerous restaurants, bars, and shops, becomes the heart of the city during summer nights. Siofok is also recognized for its architectural marvel, the Lutheran Church, showcasing Art Nouveau style and distinctive yellow-tiled roof, standing proud and bright against the city's landscape.

Nyiregyhaza

3, Nyiregyhaza

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Hungary, Nyiregyhaza is a charming city known for its rich cultural essence and natural attractions. As the seventh-largest city in Hungary, it’s particularly famous for the "Sóstó Zoo," one of the largest zoos in Europe, hosting over 500 species in a natural woodland environment. Visitors to Nyiregyhaza can also explore the open-air "Sóstó Museum Village" that beautifully preserves Hungarian rural architecture and lifestyle from the 19th century. The Lake Sóstó thermal bath is a haven for relaxation, promising therapeutic wellness with its medicinal waters. Not to forget, the city's many churches and the Greek Orthodox Church Museum stand as testimony to the town's historical and cultural significance.

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Aggtelek

4, Aggtelek

Aggtelek, located in Northern Hungary, is renowned for its pristine natural beauty and world-class attractions. Nestled in the Aggtelek National Park, its crown jewel is the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, the most extensive cave system in Central Europe listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlighting over 700 caves with unique geological formations, including the famed Baradla-Domica cavern, the park is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Alongside caving activities, its hilly terrains, rich biodiversity, and distinctive folklore culture combine to make Aggtelek a unique, memorable Hungarian travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts and cultural explorers.

Miskolc

5, Miskolc

Miskolc, located in northeastern Hungary, is the country's fourth-largest city well-known for its rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. Nestled at the edge of the Bükk Mountains, Miskolc features thermal caves with therapeutic waters, making it a sought-after destination for wellness tourism. The city is renowned for its architectural marvels, including the Gothic Protestant Church of Avas and the imposing Diósgyőr Castle - not to mention its outdoor museum, Lillafüred Palace, and astonishing mountain railway. Adding to its allure is its flourishing arts scene, with institutions such as the Miskolc National Theatre and the Bartók Plus Opera Festival reflecting the city's deep-seated love for the arts. Miskolc is a harmonic fusion of old-world charm and modern vibrancy, truly a hidden gem in the heart of Hungary.

Eger

6, Eger

Eger is a historic city located in Northern Hungary, known for its magnificent mix of Ottoman and Baroque architecture. Nestled at the southern slopes of the Bükk Mountains, the city is famous for its iconic castle, representing the Turkish conquest in the 16th century, and baroque-style buildings such as the beautiful Cathedral or the Lyceum. Home to a handful of thermal baths, Eger also takes pride in its fine wines, particularly the robust red blend Egri Bikavér also known as "Bull's Blood", which can be tasted in many local cellars in the Valley of the Beautiful Women. With vibrant cultural festivals, fascinating history, and enchanting landscapes, Eger promises a unique Hungarian travel experience.

Debrecen

7, Debrecen

Debrecen, located in Eastern Hungary, is the country’s second-largest city and is renowned for its rich history and cultural significance. Fondly referred to as the "Calvinist Rome," the city is known for the iconic Great Reformed Church, the most significant Protestant church in Hungary. Debrecen is also home to Hungary's largest university, the University of Debrecen, giving it a vibrant student atmosphere. Visitors often flock to the "Forest Park" where the city's bath and spa, along with a zoo and amusement park ignite fun and relaxation. Annually, the Flower Carnival, which features floral floats and folk dance performances, draws in crowds from across the globe. Debrecen proudly blends traditional charm with a modern city's appeal, presenting a must-visit destination for any wanderlust traveler.

Törökszentmiklós

8, Törökszentmiklós

Törökszentmiklós, sitting in the heartland of Hungary, is a charming little town that brims with character and history. Its location, about 130 kilometers east of Budapest, nestled between the Hungarian Great Plains and Körös-Maros National Park provides an exceptional scenic beauty. The town is recognized for its rich architectural heritage with an array of buildings reflecting Baroque and Classicist styles. Törökszentmiklós is renowned for its annual Traditional Palinka and Sausage Festival, where locals and tourists alike indulge in taste-testing various types of the famous Hungarian brandy and unique local sausage varieties.

Szeged

9, Szeged

Szeged, located in the sunny southern part of Hungary, is beloved for its eclectic blend of classic and modern Eastern European charm. Known as the "City of Sunshine" for its high number of sunny days, Szeged is nestled on the banks of the River Tisza and boasts a rich tapestry of cultural heritage. Best known for its Fisher’s Church, with its magnificent blend of art nouveau and traditional Hungarian Szekely motifs, it is also world-renowned for its vibrant Open-air Theatre Festival held every summer, which draws art and culture enthusiasts from across the globe. Don't forget to try their famous fish soup, a local delicacy that perfectly complements any exploration of this beautiful city's historic squares, elegant boulevards, and unique conservatory at the University of Szeged.

Szentendre

10, Szentendre

Szentendre is a charming and historic town located near Budapest, on the banks of the Danube River in Hungary. Known for its well-preserved, colorful Baroque architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and picturesque natural surroundings, Szentendre offers a captivating blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. Known as the town of living art, it's home to numerous art museums and galleries, including the Marzipan Museum, the Miklós Museum, and the Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum. With a significant Serb community contributing to its multiethnic milieu, the town is notable for its Serbian Orthodox churches, along with a unique amalgamation of Mediterranean and Hungarian influences, reflected in its vibrant culinary scene. The town's flea market is also a must-visit spot, offering countless antiques and handcrafted souvenirs, making Szentendre a truly eclectic and exciting getaway for any traveler.

Százhalombatta

11, Százhalombatta

Százhalombatta, an intriguing town located along the mesmerizing Danube River in Northern Hungary, is an unmatched blend of ancient relics and modern industrial flair. The city is renowned nationwide for its unique archaeological park, Matrica Museum, which offers an immersive trip back to the Bronze Age captivatingly brought to life through reconstructed houses, workshops, and tombs. Offering more than just historic allure, Százhalombatta also holds industrial significance due to its power plant, which serves as one of Hungary's major electricity providers. Whether you're a history enthusiast seeking a sense of the past or an adventurer exploring the distinctive topography of Hungary, Százhalombatta provides a unique allure for all.

Szekesfehervar

12, Szekesfehervar

Szekesfehervar, a historic city brimming with charm, is located in the heart of Hungary, only an hour's drive away from Budapest. Known as the medieval capital of Hungary, the city boasts a rich cultural tapestry that's reflected extensively in its awe-inspiring architecture, including St. Stephen's Basilica, a reconstructed baroque-style church named after the country's first king. History lovers are often drawn to this city, with the Kings of Hungary being crowned and buried here for centuries. Szekesfehervar also hosts the captivating City Museum, showcasing the illustrious history of the city. The city center filled with pastel-colored buildings, coffee houses, and local eateries, gives the perfect taste of Hungary's excellent cuisine and warm hospitality.

Gyor

13, Gyor

Gyor, situated halfway between Budapest and Vienna, is the sixth largest city of Hungary and one of the seven main regional centers of the country. Known as "The Town of Rivers," since it's located at the confluence of the Danube, Rába, and Rábca rivers, Gyor is an enchanting city where Baroque splendor meets rustic Hungarian charm. The city is known for its rejuvenating thermal baths, vibrant cultural scene, and the stunning architectural beauty witnessed through wonders like the 13th-century Széchenyi Square, the Carmelite Church, and the Gyor Basilica. Serving as an important hub of art and history, Gyor is a hidden Hungarian treasure that offers an alluring mix of relaxation and cultural exploration to its visitors.

Veszprem

14, Veszprem

Situated in the heart of Hungary, nestled between the Bakony Mountains and Lake Balaton, is the enchanting city of Veszprem; a fascinating blend of old and new. Known as the "City of Queens" for its historical significance as the coronation site of Hungarian queens, Veszprém exudes an irresistible charm with its medieval architecture, vibrant cultural scene, and a distinctive central castle district. Apart from exploring the St. Michael's Cathedral and the Castle Hill, which offers panoramic views of the city, one can also indulge in the annual VeszprémFest, an international multi-art festival that brings in music lovers from around the world. A visit to the city's Kittenberger Kálmán Zoological Garden should also be on the checklist of families traveling with young ones. Embodying a riveting fusion of history, culture, and natural beauty, Veszprém lures in travelers seeking an immersive Hungarian experience.

Balatonfured

15, Balatonfured

Balatonfüred, a picturesque town located on the northern shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary, is renowned as a historical and cultural gem. Known as the 'Capital of the Northern Lake Shore', it comes alive in the summer with a bustling, vibrant atmosphere, the backdrop of its elegantly lined-up, old-world villas carrying a whisper of age-old aristocracy. Apart from bathing in Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake, visitors can explore the town's numerous vineries, famous for their high-quality wines, get immersed in the tranquillity of the local arboretum, or unwind at a unique heart hospital with a healing, salty and iodic cave. Lively festivals such as the annual Anna Ball and the Wine Weeks with high-quality entertainment add to the town’s charm.

Lake Balaton

16, Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton, nestled in the heart of Hungary, serves as a sparkling azure gem amid its rolling green hills. Known as the largest lake in Central Europe, Balaton epitomizes the region's refreshing natural beauty and captures the consistent allure for travelers. It is often referred to as the ‘Hungarian Sea’ due to its expansive size. Renowned for its vineyards, historic towns, and thermal spas, the lake makes it a perfect destination for both relaxation and recreation. Visitors may sail across its tranquil waters or explore the enchanting Tihany peninsula adorned with lavender fields. The lake’s southern shore is associated with family vacations and offers sandy beaches, while the idyllic northern shore is famous for historic wine hills and castle ruins. In terms of its gastronomical delights, Lake Balaton is home to the famed Balaton fish, drawing food enthusiasts from around the globe.

Gyenesdias

17, Gyenesdias

Gyenesdias is a charming village located on the western shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary. It's a beautiful mixture of culture and history nestled against a backdrop of natural beauty. The village is known for its various sights and activities that make it a prime holiday destination. Home to the House of Nature Visitor Centre and Birdwatching Centre, it endears itself to nature lovers and bird enthusiasts. Additionally, the Gyenesdias Adventure Park lends an aura of excitement, especially for younger visitors. From tranquil lakeside beaches, local vineyards, and folk festivals, to allowing exploration of nearby historic Keszthely and the thermal lake of Heviz, Gyenesdias is truly a jewel of Hungarian tourism.

Keszthely

18, Keszthely

Keszthely, a charming little city located on the western end of Lake Balaton in Hungary, is known not only for its stunningly scenic beaches but also for its rich historical and cultural heritage. Home to the grand Festetics Palace, one of the three most magnificent country houses in Hungary, it is the epitome of Baroque architecture. Here, history enthusiasts can dive into the culture of the 18th-century Hungarian aristocracy. In addition, Keszthely's Helikon Castle Museum houses one of the country's most valuable libraries, perfect for literature lovers. The Palm House within the castle gardens, Lake Balaton's shoreline ideal for a relaxing stroll, and local vineyards offering a taste of the region's renowned wines make Keszthely a captivating stop on any Hungarian itinerary.

Hévíz

19, Hévíz

Hévíz, located just a short drive away from Lake Balaton in western Hungary, is internationally recognized for its natural thermal lake, the second largest in the world and the biggest of its kind in Europe. Known for its therapeutic attributes, the medicinal waters, rich in minerals, attract health enthusiasts from around the globe all year long. The town's picturesque setting is complemented by enchanting lily gardens, spirited birds, and its architecturally exquisite buildings, including the heart-winning Queen of the Apostles Parish Church. Besides thermal bathing, the town offers various recreational opportunities such as cycling and hiking, taking visitors through charming vineyards and scenic trails.

Zalakaros

20, Zalakaros

Located in the enchanting region of Western Hungary, Zalakaros is a charming town best known for its thermal baths, offering numerous health and wellness benefits. The city possesses the smallest yet most heat-intensive thermal waters in Europe, attracting countless visitors across the continents. Aside from its thermal baths, Zalakaros boasts exquisite parks, a diverse range of flora and fauna, as well as exciting bike trails that provide a unique view of the region's beautiful landscape. Moreover, the city is situated near Lake Balaton, providing access to numerous water sports and other recreational activities. With its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking nature, and restorative thermal waters, Zalakaros creates an ideal destination for those seeking relaxation and exploration in one of Hungary's most cherished regions.

Meet locals in Hungary

Emily

Emily

About Me

Hi my nema is Emily. I live in Budapest, Hungary. I work in a very nice South American craft shop in the center of Budapest. I love traveling, languages, music, and most of all nature and ourdoor activities. I've been vegetarian for 30 years now, studying and practicing the teachings of theVedic Scriptures of ancienr India. I love to meet new people and share the real values in life.

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Melinda

Melinda

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I’m Melinda, a 32 y/o phd student (in law), and assistant professor (in health sociology) from Hungary, University of Szeged; but I’m a crazy, three hugging redhead too. I’m a pianist, and sociologyst at the same time. I love making new friends, talking about the univers, the meaning of life, listening music together, and talking about our impressions, and looking for figures in the clouds. I’m also a big foodie, and open to try all kinds of food and new experiences, but i’m vegan (also for healt reasons). I prefer the non-touristy stuffs.

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Melinda

Melinda

Szeged

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3 days

About me

I’m Melinda, a 32 y/o phd student (in law), and assistant professor (in health sociology) from Hungary, University of Szeged; but I’m a crazy, three hugging redhead too. I’m a pianist, and sociologyst at the same time. I love making new friends, talking about the univers, the meaning of life, listening music together, and talking about our impressions, and looking for figures in the clouds. I’m also a big foodie, and open to try all kinds of food and new experiences, but i’m vegan (also for healt reasons). I prefer the non-touristy stuffs.

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Zsófia

Zsófia

Szeged

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3 days

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I'm Sophie (Zsófi) from Hungary, I would love to meet like-minded people. I'm a medical student interested not just in science but also in culture and people. I also love dancing and music. I believe that diversity is the best thing on Earth, and I want to experience as much of it as possible. That's why I'm in this group. I tried couchsurfing earlier, and it was a fantastic experience. I would like to continue exploring the culture of other nations through the eyes of local people.

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Cansel

Cansel

Szekszárd

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello, I’m Cansel and I’m 26. I’m biochemist. I’m from Turkey but I’m volunteer in Szekszard so I live in Hungary. I love trip and meeting new people. I need to cheap places while traveling so I’m here :) If you came Hungary you can stay with me :)

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Maria

Maria

9. Kerület

Can host for:

3 days

About me

I am an apartment manager and working online but I am a former tourist guide. I dance argentinian tango and travel the world for tango festivals. I used to be part of couchsurfing community from the beginning and hoste people from all over the world. I like to meet new people and share experiences. I live alone with my cat Elza.

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Vanda

Vanda

Budapest

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi! 😊 I'm Vanda from Budapest. I live with my standard poodle, Izzy. 🐩 I'm interested in so many hobbies like dancing, salsa, dog training, language learning, diy crafts, cooking outdoors, and light sport activities. However, drinking and crowded parties are not my cup of tea. Also, i can show you wonderful places in Budapest. 😊 I'm pretty sure we can find many interesting things to do together.

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Gréta

Gréta

Budapest

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi Im Greta, 30 years old and love to travel. I just started solo travelling after a breakup, can't wait to explore more & more. Hiking, ttekking, via ferrata and dancing are my favourite activities🙂 I am really easy going, feel free to write me.

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Tünde

Tünde

Lébény

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3 days

About me

I'm Tünde from the small town of Lébény, Hungary. I've just finished high school and am planning to go to university in September in Budapest. Before that, I'd like to visit some Western European countries to have some experience of new situations. I'd like to meet new people, get to know more cultures, and visit places only locals know. I speak English, and a bit of German.

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Kata

Kata

Kormend

Can host for:

3 days

About me

I'm from Hungary but I just recently moved back from Austria. I've been looking for a place to stay for long-term but it seems I prefer the nomad lifestyle and I always have the need to be somewhere else. :P I'm the most comfortable in an international crowd. As a new chapter in my life I would like to travel now and make new connections. After that I plan to go to Portugal to relax, focus and visit some conscious events. I wish to find cooperate some people there in the name of holistic healing. I have other places like the Netherlands, Mallorca, Georgia in mind but I'm not certain about what comes for me after Portugal. 🙃

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Upcoming visitors to Hungary

Adéla

Adéla

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I'm Adéla, study in Prague Czech and German, love music, coffee, sun sets, traveling and meet nice people

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Dasha

Dasha

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Heyo, I’m Dasha! I was born in Russia but have been living in Canada for about 10 years now. I’ve just finished my masters degree and now I really want to break free, explore the world, and enjoy different cultures and sceneries. I love being active, playing sports, hiking, and just being adventurous. My current plan is to visit a few European countries in mid July!

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