Danubius Hotel Astoria is a 1914 hotel, built in a traditional three storey walk up constructed during the 1000 year anniversary of Budapest. Our family owns an apartment 1 block away (which we also rent out called the Walnut Apartment), but this hotel has all the extras and is in the perfect location to walk everywhere. 10 minutes to the Danube, 1 minute from the New York Cafe and possible the best cup of java in your lifetime, 1 minute to the Astoria under ground train to take you for $1 and the 5 minutes to Hero Square and the city park. Located in the heart of Elizabeth district, the Jewish quarter and the famous synagogue, this hotel is really located in a place to experience a past Budapest, on a traditional street tucked away. When I am home in our apartment, I always imagine my grandmother walking these streets, all the history she experienced living in Budapest since 18 from a small town close to the Bakony mountains. She had her children here on this street, raised them during communism, experienced the 1956 revolution and the second world war, all from this apartment window. It's a shame she's gone.
I hope this gives you some ideas of where to stay. Good luck! almost 6 years ago
If you're looking for a more budget accommodation, yet still quality and chilling atmosphere , where you can rest after the city exploring walks and tours, I suggest Astoria City Hostel. It's more like a boutique hotel to me than a hostel. However, it has the dorm rooms, you can find it's very lovely private rooms as well. It's clean and lovely, the staff is friendly, it's in the City Center - at the Astoria- so I can recommend to anyone. http://astoriacityhostel.com/
Here you can find the Tripadvisor's reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g274887-d577368-Reviews-Astoria_City_Hostel-Budapest_Central_Hungary.html almost 6 years ago