Solo Female Travel in 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.

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Safety:Safe

Budapest generally offers a safe environment for solo female travelers. Traditional tourist areas are well-policed and have excellent public transportation options, including reputable taxi services. However, it's always crucial to follow classic safety measures like staying in well-lit, busy places, keeping an eye on your belongings, and avoiding isolated places after dark. Additionally, it's advisable to learn a few basic Hungarian phrases to navigate your stay.

Transport:Easy

Budapest has a well-structured and adequate public transportation system that includes metros, trams, and buses. English is generally understood by staff at transportation hubs, and tickets can be bought easily at metro stations or online. Signage is clear and often bilingual. Do remember to validate your tickets to avoid fines. The city is also very walkable for exploration. However, do be cautious of pickpockets just as you would in any major city.

Things to do:Interesting

Budapest is full of vibrant history and culture, with an abundance of must-see sites like Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Parliament building. Its thermal baths are famous and provide a relaxing way to soak up the atmosphere, while the thriving food scene, featuring local dishes like goulash, is a treat for the senses. However, some attractions and areas might be crowded during peak travel seasons, slightly impacting the overall solo travel experience.

Food:Excellent

Budapest offers a brilliant cuisine that ranges from hearty comfort foods like goulash and chicken paprikash to mouth-watering street foods and pastries. The flavors are rich, the portions are generous, and there is something for every palate. It's also an excellent place to sample fine wines from around Hungary. The diversity and quality of the food in Budapest make it a must-visit city for food lovers. With a wide variety of unique Hungarian dishes to try, it's unlikely that you'll leave without having found a new favorite.

Budget:Affordable

Budapest is quite budget-friendly, especially compared to other major European cities. The cost of eating out, transportation, and accommodation is relatively low. You can easily have a fulfilling trip without spending a lot of money. Furthermore, a lot of the city's beauty can be appreciated absolutely free -- from strolling along the Danube to exploring historic neighborhoods. Excursions, cultural activities, and even thermal baths are also reasonably priced.

Is Budapest worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 50 experiences

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Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

4.1/5

Solo travel experience

Budapest is such a beautiful, safe, with nice people. I highly recommend you to visit Budapest. Sights to see on the Buda side: National Gallery, Fisherman's Bastion, Matyas Church, Buda Castle. Sights to see on the Pest side: Vaci Street, Hungarian Parliament, Chocolate Museum, Miniversum, the statues along the Danube. I visited in January and the weather was fine.

Posted: April 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Zehra

Zehra (22)

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Group travel experience

Including the hostel where we stayed in Budapest, we lived the sparkling streets, which are beautiful day and night. There are a lot of tourists like us and it feels great.It was also very pleasant to meet and chat with many travelers.

Posted: April 6, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

It was great experience with my friends in Budapest. There are lot of attractions to visit such as Hungarian Parliament Building, Fisherman's Bastion, Buda Castle, St. Stephen's Basilica, Matthias Church, Vajdahunyad Castle. Also we went to Szimpla Kert and it is also wonderful experience at night. We ate delicious pancakes at Csiga Cafe. 360 Bar is one of my favorite with its special cocktails and with its city view at roof top. I had minimum bugdet and spent 200$ around for 3 days. We stay at Das Nest Budapest. The people were very nice and friendly. I had minimum budget so it met my expectations.The location is very close to the center so we can walk around and took the bus when it is necessary.

Posted: March 19, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Budapest is a stunning European city with affordable prices despite its beauty. As a solo female traveler, I didn't get bored and felt safe. I divided my time, spending one day in Buda and one day in Pest, then explored Margaret Island on the third day. In short, I recommend staying for a minimum of three days in this city.

Posted: March 19, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I went to budapest on new year’s 2023 (actually saw the fireworks in the plane it was beautiful). I think budapest is beautiful and if you enjoy sightseeing/history there’s so much of that. Also ofcourse the party scene is very famous there and the thermal baths. I personally felt very safe there but not so much in the metro. I was always rushing when i was in the metro there because i saw so many sketchy people all parts of the day. I stayed at a hostel there and it was a really great one :) Would absolutely visit again

Posted: February 21, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Couple travel experience

I kindly say budapest is dafe but of course not the back streets. Drug dealers are trying to sell you fake stuffs. But the city never stops. Always have something to do. Amazing historical history and foods. I can say for solo travelers also cheap. Locals are sometimes mean

Posted: February 21, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Group travel experience

Very safe even at night. Locals are very friendly and shared us good places to eat! Not cheap but not expensive either, good idea to budget appropriately. Trams and subway system is brill. Worth booking a transfer or sharing a taxi from the airport, once we were on it was fine but it wasn’t easy to find.

Posted: February 15, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Budapest is such a beautiful city. I visited the most beautiful cafe in the world, the beautiful Parliament, the largest baths in Europe, and a bridge that connects Buda and Pest. I loved the city and felt very safe.

Posted: February 10, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I had 1 day to explore Budapest, and I think that amount of time was perfect. The transportation is very convenient for tourists. Buses, trams, and the metro run frequently and reach the attractions. I recommend everyone to take a Danube cruise with a welcome drink. The cityscape is stunning during the day and at night. During these days, I walked over 30000 steps.

Posted: February 7, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I’ve been to Budapest a few times to visit a family friend. It’s lovely every time. I love going to Cafe Zyivago, Massolit bookstore and cafe, going up to the castle, and just taking long walks in the city.

Posted: February 4, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

In Budapest, go to the Massolit cafe on Nagy Diofa street. Visit the Kerepesi Cemetery, which is free to enter and is a real museum with hundreds of sculptures. For lunch, you could go to Araz, Kiosk or Monk's Bistro and choose the "napi menü" (lunch formula), if you do not have allergies or orthorexia. Don't go to the large synagogue, but to the small one on Kazinczy street. It is much cheaper and more pleasant. And enjoy a bath at Dandár Bath, not where all the tourists go.

Posted: November 3, 2022
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I have a few very personal recommendations. Must-see: Szimpla Kert is a kind of ruin pub, if you type "ruin pubs Budapest" into Google, you'll find similar ones, but Szimpla Kert is actually one of the best, though Instant is also cool, as well as Gozsdu Udvar! They are really unique, relaxing places. Margitsziget (beautiful park) - I definitely recommend the Parliament! Also at night! Beautiful! Take a walk to the Liberty monument (15 min from the Parliament), especially amazing in the evening. Simple walk 10 min. But what a beautiful view! Freedom Bridge. Also very cool! Belgrade riverside! - very nice walk along the river with historical details. If you like beer and wine, there are places (not touristy) where they are quite cheap. It's worth trying good Tokaji wine! One of the best wines in Europe! Food: goulash soup, kürtöskalács (chimney cake).

Posted: July 20, 2022
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