The 5 most eccentric hotels in Budapest

1) Brody House

This eccentric 11-room hotel is filled to the brim with works of art. The rooms are named after artists who either stayed here or collaborated with the two British owners. These named their hotel after Hungarian writer Sandor Brody, who also gave his name to the street. Opposite Brody House is the garden of the National Museum.

interior of a room at Brody House

VIII. Bródy Sándor utca 10.

+36 1 266 1211

2) Kőleves Fogadó

Located behind the restaurant with the same name. You can choose to stay in one of three very different spaces: the Studio, the Quadruple Room, or Room No. 3. The building is right in the middle of the nightlife district, and is close to three metro lines.

 interior of an apartment at Kőleves Fogadó

VII. Kazinczy utca 41.

+36 1 322 1011

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3) Hotel Rum

A highly original boutique hotel, specifically designed by an all-Hungarian team for ‘modern urban explorers’. It has 38 rooms; they fall into four categories and are 15 to 30 square metres large. There’s a fantastic roof bar, and also a celebrated Asian restaurant called Urban Tiger.

interior of a room at Hotel Rum

4) Bohem Art Hotel

This small hotel in the historic city centre claims to combine the best features of design and hip hotels. It takes up the two storeys of a former stationery factory; the four upper-floors were added later on. The rooms are a bit on the small side, but packed with the art of emerging Hungarian artists. A gay-friendly hotel.

reception at Bohem Art Hotel

5) The Hive Party Hostel

This meticulously restored old building houses an improbable 21st-century youth hostel. It resembles the inside of a spaceship, with about 300 all-white comfortable bunk beds, and toilets that look as if they were made for a four-star hotel. You don’t need to leave the premises to enjoy a ruin bar: there is one in-house!

a dorm root at the Hive Hostel

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