With Budapest you get a beautiful, romantic city and as much beer as you can drink for basement prices, nights out and bar crawls can definitely be done on a hen weekend with a budget. According to the UK Post Office Travel Monkey survey, Hungary's capital has been declared the most affordable of all Europe's cities when it comes to delicious drinks. So for a hen weekend in Budapest, you can have an epic weekend on a budget. Food and accommodation are especially cheap by European standards, leaving you plenty of cash to hit the clubs for round after round after round for the perfect Budapest hen do that no one will remember but everyone will cherish!
This city is a gorgeous mix of East and West, historical and contemporary. We say city, but Budapest is, in fact, two-in-one, Buda and Pest, on the western and eastern sides of the Danube. They were only unified in the 19th century but the division is worth noting as most of the bars that you will want to visit on your hen weekend are in Pest in the east and most of the tourist destinations and beautiful sights are over in Buda.
It's an easy city to hop over to, since EasyJet, Wizz Air and Ryanair run services from Manchester, London, and Birmingham. Book well in advance and you'll find flights for as little as £35 and smart apartments and hostels for large groups for about the same amount. The flight only takes 2.5 hours and before you know it, you'll be getting down to business making a memorable Budapest hen weekend happen! Once in town, finding your way around is a piece of cake, most of the beautiful places that you'll want to be are best explored on foot, there are also convenient trams, trolleys, and an efficient metro system to get you around inexpensively. Taxis are cheap and reliable, but use one of the recommended companies and call ahead, you're more likely to have issues with a cab that you just hail down. You can of course book a limousine if you want to really travel in style on your weekend here.
A Budapest hen weekend is an opportunity to build legendary memories. Guided tours of the city can give you an idea of the amazing landmarks like the Castle, Royal Palace, the old Nazi headquarters, and Andrassy Avenue where you'll find relaxed cafes and restaurants, but if you want to get down and dirty, there's always bobsledding, quad racing, and Hungarian horse races. Finish the afternoon by relaxing in Budapest's ancient thermal baths for a spa experience like no other.
When night falls and it's time to party, head out to the ruin pubs that make Budapest nightlife utterly unique in Europe, your hen weekend will definitely be one to remember. They've only emerged in the last decade or so but are an international phenomenon and ideal for your hen do. Essentially they're huge bars in what used to be industrial buildings, and there are 20 of them now on the east bank of the Danube. Some are themed and slightly mad: Szimpla Kert has tables made from old Trabants (an East German rattlebox of a car), and the Grandio has a ground-floor covered in overgrown vegetation a first-floor dedicated to partying. Some have live bands jamming and others have art exhibitions, get a guided tour to be sure you get to the ruin pubs that will please your party's personalities. What unites all the ruin pubs is that they're THE places to be for a wild hen night in Budapest. Surprise the hen with entry to a strip club and a private show, and you'll have a fully-iced hen party cake!
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