Traveling to Budapest as a Fulbright scholar for the spring 2014 semester I needed a place to stay while I was looking for semi-permanent housing, and a friend told me about this great place in the heart of town run by two Americans who came to Hungary a decade ago and never left!
Budapest is a magnificent city with a great public transit system, great food and lots of wonderful things to see, but it isn't always easy, especially in the cold of February. Coming home after a day of shopping, sight-seeing and generally getting the lay of the land to Budabab was simply remarkable: it was warm, clean, the bed I had was soft and comfortable, the shower hot and great water pressure, the breakfasts were enormous.
From time to time you could simply crash with owners Ron or Ryan and watch TV, talk about things to see and do (after all, Ryan has written the Frommer books on Budapest for several years), enjoy a snack, read something from their extensive library, and get fully recharged for the next day. When I found my own housing I was so sad to leave Budabab, and have gone back twice just to feel "at home" again.
I have travelled around the world several times; have been everywhere from Moscow to Mauritius, Vietnam to Siberia. I know great hosts and comfortable quarters at reasonable prices and I HIGHLY and wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful bed and breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ryan and Ron, American ex-pats, own and operate this small B and B (2 spacious rooms) on the Pest side; Ryan is the author of Frommer's Hungary Guide. We are in the center of the city, within two blocks of trams, metro, buses, but also within walking distance of most tourist sites. Elevator to 4th floor. High speed wi-fi, breakfast included and tour info gladly provided. ... more less