While in Budapest we stayed at the excellent Gozsdu Court Aparthotel. This is one of the best places we’ve stayed during our travels around Europe and also the cheapest. It’s a little strange how the cheapest place can also be the biggest and the best. Click here to book an apartment at Gozsdu Court Aparthotel. We initially booked three nights and paid around $33 per night for this excellent apartment, but when we booked another two nights the cost had risen to a still very reasonable $52 per night (it was nearer the weekend). We got upgraded from a 1-bed to a 3-bed apartment for the first three days and then moved to a 1-bed apartment. Both were excellent.
The apartments are located in a beautifully restored building that has a huge central courtyard that’s full of restaurants and bars. This is right in the center of the city, so a great location to be based, as you can walk to most of the main attractions.
The Living Room
The 3-bed apartment was located on the top (4th) floor, so was very quiet, especially as all the windows have good double glazing. There was a large dining table with 6 chairs, and this is where I set up my mobile office.
The room also had a 3-4 seater settee, an armchair, coffee table and flatscreen TV.
In the corner was a beautiful and modern kitchen. It had everything we needed, including kettle, toaster, microwave oven, pots and pans, dishes and cutlery. Most items looked almost brand new.
There was a built-in full-size fridge/freezer as well.
Bedroom 1 had a large and comfortable double bed, with a skylight.
It also had a large wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 was much the same as bedroom 1, only a little smaller. It had a large double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedrooms 1 and 2 were at the opposite end of the hall from the living room.
Bedroom 3 had two single beds, so would be ideal of families with children. It was located next to the living room. It also had a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
The bathroom had a bath (with shower), sink and washing machine. We really appreciate staying somewhere with a washing machine when we’re traveling long-term. There was also an iron and ironing board in the apartment.
The toilet was separate to the bathroom, something that would be handy if there were a few people sharing the apartment.
This was the first time for weeks that we’d had a really good internet connection. The download and upload speeds were both over 20 Mbps. Why can’t all hotels and apartments install fast internet like this?
The apartments are located in a newly renovated part of the city. The area is full of restaurants, bars and cafes, and attracts lots of locals as well as visitors to the city.
How To Get To Gozsdu Court Apartments From Budapest-Keleti Station
When you get off the train at Budapest-Keleti station you’ll need to take the Metro. First of all you’ll need some Hungarian Forints (HUF). You can exchange money or use one the ATMs at the station. You then need to buy Metro tickets from the machine at the top of the escalator near the metro entrance. A single ticket costs 350 HUF ($1.25). Take Metro Line 2 and head to Deak Ferenc ter, which is three stops. Take the exit that says Kiraly utca. At the top of the steps turn left into Kiraly utca and walk for 200-300 meters. You’ll see Gozsdu Udvar on your right (No. 13) – see top image on this page. Walk in through the arch and you’ll see a sign for the apartments about 20 meters ahead of you on the right. The reception is on the 1st floor.
Hotels In Budapest
Click here to book an apartment at Gozsdu Court Aparthotel. We paid just $33 a night for the first three nights and then $52 a night for the next two. This is one of the best places we’ve stayed in Europe and also the cheapest. We booked this via Agoda, who have lots of other apartments and hotels in Budapest to choose from.
We wanted to stay at Gozsdu Apartments for another two nights, but unfortunately they were fully booked. So we moved across the road to Senator Apartments, where we stayed at a 1-bed apartment.