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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Budapest Hungary (Updated 2022)

In Budapest, there are only two exclusively gay bars and both are for men only. This is not a hotspot for those seeking a primarily gay orientated vacation but in the city capital you can find a few gay friendly hotels Budapest.

LGBT people in Hungary may face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Homosexuality is legal in Hungary for both men and women. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sex registered at birth is banned in the country. However, households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for all of the same legal rights available to opposite-sex married couples.

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fisherman’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.

 

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1. The Aquincum Hotel Budapest 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest

The Aquincum Hotel Budapest
The Aquincum Hotel Budapest

The outstanding Aquincum Hotel Budapest – where inspiration meets tradition – is located in a prime area alongside the Danube on the Buda side of the city, facing Margaret Island. The Aquincum Hotel Budapest offers easy access to the city centre. The hotel is surrounded by medieval streets, wine bars, restaurants and its own green park.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned and come with free wired and wireless internet access, and bathrobes in each bathroom.

The Aquincum Hotel Budapest provides a fine restaurant which offers Hungarian and international cuisine, and a bar is also available.

The Aquincum Hotel Budapest is located in a cozy area alongside the River Danube, on the Buda side of this magnificent city and across the river from the serene Margaret Island, with its famous thermal waters. The hotel is surrounded by medieval streets, wine bars, restaurants and its own green park. With panoramic views of the Buda hills, 310 guestrooms, a lively restaurant and bar, 14 versatile meeting rooms and a 1,660m² spa, the hotel provides a relaxed atmosphere for leisure visitors and a comfortable business environment for corporate guests. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and come with free wired and wireless internet access.

Aronia Wellness Centre & Spa offers relaxation in thermal pools, and a menu of unique treatments. The spa provides facilities such as an indoor pool, two thermal pools, saunas and a steam bath. Guests can also get active in the fitness room. For those wishing to dine in the hotel, the Ambrosia restaurant offers Hungarian and international cuisine.

It is a pleasant hotel in a quiet location, very good for short or long stays. Although not in the city centre it is fairly easy to get there by public transport or fair priced taxi.

The lobby is spacious and hosts – including the “Integrated Café House” – well-placed seating areas ideal also for business meetings that must not necessarily be held in a meeting room, the seating groups so positioned that you can talk normally and stay discreet at the same time.

Buffet breakfast is classically “structured” but offers pretty much something for everyone. Myself being vegan, I have been able to serve myself and abundant varied plate without problems.

The best of this place is the pool area and Spa, very good to chill after a day visiting the city, the hotel personnel is very helpful and nice. The only problem is that the hotel is very far from the city centre or the main tourist attractions, but you can get there by train, there’s a station like 2 blocks from the hotel.

To get the best value for money book an executive room as this gives you access to the executive lounge with free booze and food at certain times.  Only use this Monday to Friday as the hotel caters for businessmen and therefore there is no evening food at weekends. Don’t waste money on having an executive suite as the extra space is not worth the cost.

The room was clear and very comfortable. The stuff was very kind. The private bar of the executive area was very comfortable. We can relax in the silence of it. The level of the food and the beverages were checked by the manager many times but sometimes the snack ran out and we had to wait long time for somebody who filled back. The wellness is very cold we always run between the hot tube and the sauna.

There are professional staff, good breakfast with a variety of food, a parking in front of, around or under hotel and nice spa with massage, warm mineral/therapeutic water etc. I recommend pay more for room to have spa for free or if you have possibilities to pay more for better ( maybe executive?? ), where you can have a breakfast in the 1. Floor – more provide with calmer area and higher services+this room you can use all day for small refreshment ( for free ) and private relax with your partner.

Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest
Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest

How much does a room costs at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest?

Prices start 120$/night for Superior Room. The Aquincum Suite is  229$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

– Complimentary tea, coffee and soft drink in the River Bar for the entire stay – Welcome package of 5 minibar items upon arrival – 1 hour complementary use of a meeting room for up to 10 persons upon availability – Complimentary pressing of clothes – 20% discount on Food and Beverage and SPA treatments – Early check-in from 10:00 and late departure until 15:00 upon availability

Where to book online – The Aquincum Hotel Budapest – Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest Hungary you can find the best hotels deals in Budapest during Sziget Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Budapest on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms 3* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Budapest

Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms

Set in a historic building from 1892, the Parisian-style Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms is located in the historical centre of Budapest. The air-conditioned rooms are decorated in Parisian-boho-chic style and have minibar included with daily refill and free Wi-Fi.

Beautiful wooden floors and lavish, modern bathrooms complete the boutique atmosphere of each room. A flat-screen TV is provided in each, as well as a mix of Art Deco and modernist features.

For guests who book the breakfast included rate, a daily refill of the minibar is offered, comprising soft drinks, juice, mineral water, beer, champagne and snacks.

Guests can enjoy international gourmet cuisine in the fine restaurant, or on the sunny terrace facing the street. Breakfast is served á la carte and includes freshly baked breads and pastries.

here are 19 rooms above the café awaiting travellers seeking the authentic Gerlóczy feeling, including 15 standard rooms, two of which have balconies and four of which are attic rooms with exposed wooden beams. Rich interiors oozing turn-of-the-century atmosphere with modern touches. If you stay here, you’ll be part of the vibrant life of a downtown café. Café Gerlóczy was chosen “The Best Café” in Budapest.

This is an old hotel oozing with tradition. The rooms are spacious and attractively furnished and the bathrooms in particular feature some quirky details. Free minibar, Excellent location – you can walk pretty much everywhere from here (just a few minutes’ walk to one of the main shopping streets) and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. The café downstairs has outside seating and serves a good breakfast and the multilingual waiters and other staff are very friendly and helpful. We had an attic room which was attractive but unfortunately had no view due to having a roof window.

The hotel has a definite turn of the century Parisian atmosphere, which is charming. We took the option to include breakfast, which was a great choice as we got to order off the menu in the downstairs cafe. Friendly and helpful staff. Our room was pleasant, with a huge old fashioned closet and big windows.

Like many things in Budapest, this hotel is an unexpected treasure!

It’s centrally located and easy walking distance to excellent restaurants, city sights, and people watching. The staff were very welcoming, the rooms were thoughtfully decorated, and the Cafe offers a tempting array of local food options. All in all, a wonderful, authentic Hungarian home base. I can’t wait to return.

This small Bistro with rooms above is a bit like being in a Steampunk fantasy. It is very old fashioned, with dark wood furnishings, high ceilings, damask drapes, chandeliers & old-timey fixtures. Like living in a San Francisco Victorian-so wonderfully retro. The bathroom had a heated marble floor, charming old fashioned brass fixtures and lovely etched & beveled glass shower enclosure. Our big double windows opened upon the leafy patio below -I left windows open for early morning birdsong & the fragrance of fresh baked croissants in the morning.

The food was terrific too. Wonderful breakfasts every day & in the evening it was tres intimate and oh,so delicious! The best Duck! Our pleasant & helpful waiter, Andrew took excellent care of us & set the tone from the very first evening with a smile & helpful attitude. Everyone seems to speak good English too which was helpful since my Hungarian is minimal at best. There was construction on the small square in front while we were there, but it was easy to overlook since the Gerloczy staff were so helpful, the room pleasant and it is such a convenient spot for touring this beautiful city. It’s very centrally located & convenient for walking to most of the places we wanted to go.

If you are looking for a plushy, modern place such as may be found at some five star hotel (for a lot more money) this quirky little spot may not be for you- but we found it to be a wonderful immersion in the old world of beautiful Budapest. We felt it was good value & I must say, We just love Gerloczy Rooms de Lux & Bistro.

Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest
Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest

How much does a room costs at Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms?

Prices start 109$/night for Standard Double Room. The Boutique Double Attic Room is  115$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online – Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest Hungary you can find the best hotels deals in Budapest during Sziget Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Budapest on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Ibis Styles Budapest City 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Budapest Hungary

Ibis Styles Budapest City
Ibis Styles Budapest City

Ibis Styles Budapest City is set in Budapest, 900 m from the Hungarian National Theatre and 1.2 km from Great Market Hall. Guests can relax in the on-site bar.

The air-conditioned rooms are all featuring satellite TV and a private bathroom, equipped with a bath and shower. Ibis Styles Budapest City features free WiFi throughout the property.

The reception is open 24 hours a day and luggage storage is also available at the property.

Budapest is absolutely crazy about bicycles and so is the 3 stars superior IBIS Styles Budapest City hotel! Our cycling-inspired furniture and accessories create trendy interiors and laid-back atmosphere. The picturesque location of the hotel, at the bank of the Danube river, is perfect for exploring one of the most cyclists’ friendly cities in Europe on two wheels.

Here bicycles are everywhere and the city holds the world record of the largest Critical Mass event. You will surely catch the cycling bug and set off sightseeing the unique landscapes of Budapest by bike. Lots of fun and a good sleep afterwards guaranteed.

he hotel itself is clean and modern and staff provided great hospitality.

The rooms were bright and airy with a huge door/window to let the air in. The bathrooms were basic but had the amenities required.

We had breakfast included in our stay as we paid extra for this. It was a very strange selection of foods such as salads, cereals and breads with 2 hot plates of food (sausages and egg). The first day there was a waffle machine which made breakfast a lot more appealing, however the next two days this was not available. The hotel also ran out of bread meaning or selection at breakfast was either cereal or salads.

The location of this property wasn’t as great as expected as it was out of the centre. However as we were fortunate enough to have great weather, the walk into the centre along the Danube river was rather pleasant. In the colder months I would have paid for a taxi as the walk is around 30/40 minutes depending on where you want to go. Public transport is also accessible from here.

Overall great stay but would prefer a little more choice and consistency at breakfast.

Styles Budapest City is a lower budget, it is very clean, has a great buffet breakfast, and very comfortable beds. Also complementary coffee/tea 24hrs. Took 200E bus from airport (3-day bus/metro pass for 14 Euro ea) to end of line, then M3 metro to Corvin-negyed stop. Walked 10 mins to hotel. Could also take another bus/tram to hotel, but wanted to walk since was so close. We are big walkers, so the hotel location wasn’t too far from tourist areas downtown – 30-40 mins. Bus/tram is just outside hotel door, and metro is 10 mins walk.

Breakfast is great! Eggs, meats, veg’s, cereals, yogurts, cheeses, and wonderful breads (included with hotel stay) 6:30 am start (7 am weekends). While a bit of a walk to major attractions, cost of hotel made the walk worth it. Many options for lunch/dinner nearby hotel within 5 min walk. Hotel is just across street from Danube River. Walk up River to bridges that cross into Pest, and all the Buda attractions.

The staff was very pleasant. We were given a room on the 6th floor with a wonderful view and even a little balcony. For us, the beds were a little hard and the pillows a little thin, but bedding is a subjective thing, and everything was very clean and neat. The bathroom was small with not a lot of space to hold items, but it was sufficient. The soap included at sink and shower were squeeze bottles of a generic soap/body wash and it worked ok for the essentials.

Breakfast was included with our package and it was excellent, the coffee machines were great, the breads and meats and cheeses and even the hot dishes with scrambled eggs and “sausages” (I’d call them hot dogs) were all very good. Europe knows how to do “continental breakfast” and we’ve always had good breakfasts at nearly every hotel we’ve visited.

Ibis Styles Budapest City breakfast really hit the spot and got us ready for a long day. We didn’t visit the bar, but it’s right there in the lobby. The hotel was close to everything we wanted to see and visit. I’ve posted a bunch of pictures to give you an idea of the room, breakfast, view, etc.. Staff was very nice, elevators worked well, we were very comfortable here.

The hotel was great, it was very quiet here for us, the bicycle theme is a bit quirky but cool, and we would stay here again if we go back to Budapest.

Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest
Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest

How much does a room costs at Ibis Styles Budapest City?

Prices start 88$/night for Standard Double Room. 

Where to book online – Ibis Styles Budapest City – Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest Hungary you can find the best hotels deals in Budapest during Sziget Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Budapest on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. K+K Hotel Opera 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest

K+K Hotel Opera
K+K Hotel Opera

Centrally located in Budapest, next to the Budapest Opera House and 100 m from the historical Andrássy Avenue, K+K Hotel Opera offers an on-site restaurant, bar, as well as a free sauna and a fitness area. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.

All rooms are air conditioned and have a flat-screen satellite TV, desk, telephone, as well as tea and coffee facilities. The private bathroom comes with a bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.

A rich buffet breakfast is served every morning.

The K+K Hotel Opera in Budapest is a sophisticated, modern first class hotel which enjoys great popularity due to its welcoming atmosphere, a stylish interior design, and its unbeatable central location next to the Opera-house. Shopping in the pedestrian area “Vaci utca”, as well as many key sights are within easy walking distance.

The “Opera” underground station is just outside the hotel. Free WiFi in all guest rooms and public area. Free access to the Internet Lounge (PCs, printer and international newspapers). Free access to the Wellness Area with gym and sauna. Complimentary coffee and tea making facilities in the rooms.

This hotel is very well placed being close to the Opera House and all the main attractions, most of which are within walking distance.

We received a very warm welcome from the reception staff who were extremely helpful as we arrived early. The room was a really good size with a very comfortable and large bed with extremely soft pillows. The shower was lovely and hot and there was a good supply of toiletries provided. Kettle with tea/coffee available and extra milk could be collected from the bar.

What a breakfast spread! A really good variety on offer from fruit, cereal, cooked food as well as cheeses and meat. Coffee and tea literally on tap – help yourself although there was always somebody walking round to top up your coffee. We always left full!

The reception staff were always ready to engage in conversation with you and provide information or tips. It always felt genuine and not just part of their job.

I would certainly stay here again as it was great value for money, a good quality hotel. I will certainly look at their other European locations for any future travel.

K+K is a stone’s throw to the Metro and tram line. Pest is relatively compact and flat; the most popular attractions/sites are within relatively short walking distances. The breakfast is buffet style with a wide variety of hot and cold offerings. As an aside, this part of the world appears to be trying to appeal to North American’s taste in food. We found American style bacon in all of the breakfasts in the hotels we stayed, however, without exception the bacon was woefully under cooked – just kind of warmed up (perhaps boiled). I guess there’s a learning curve ?

As mentioned, public transportation is nearby, inexpensive,safe, efficient and necessary if you wish to visit the offerings in Buda which resides on the high ground across from the Danube.

Room was clean & comfortable & staff were very courteous & accommodating. Breakfast had choices as well. Location is terrific, a very central location. A quick 2 minute walk to the Opera House & Andrassy Avenue. St. Stephen Basilica is only a 5 minute walk. Close to hop on hop off bus stops. Neighborhood is quiet & felt really safe.

Nice to wake up every morning to a huge breakfast display. From fresh and cooked veggies, including the most delicious mushrooms and Lecso (a dish like ratatouille), assorted meats and cheeses, to pastries, fruits, breads and jams, there are so many choices. Loved the cappuccino maker and assorted teas. They even made us fresh eggs daily.

Nice to use the spa/sauna before our room was ready after a long overnight train ride from Prague. Business office was available as well.

Location is perfect! Steps from the Opera and metro station. St Stephen’s cathedral is down the block (catch a concert there if possible). Walking distance from shops and cafes on Andrassy Avenue.

Thanks for a priceless vacation.

The Hotel is located very centrally and next door to the National Opera House and very close to the Danube.

Reception staff very polite, helpful and friendly.

Modern bedroom with super soft bed. Bathroom well fitted with great shower and good quality toiletries. Peaceful at night. Black out blinds made for a great sleep.

Breakfast was splendid with a huge variety of well displayed items. Great selection of breads. Plenty of fresh fruit. Coffee and tea in abundance.

Very relaxed hotel and one that we would be happy to return to.

Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest
Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest

How much does a room costs at K+K Hotel Opera?

Prices start 99$/night for Cosy Urban. The Opera Suite is  188$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a bathrobe, tea/coffee maker and electric kettle.

Where to book online – K+K Hotel Opera – Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest Hungary you can find the best hotels deals in Budapest during Sziget Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Budapest on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Bohem Art Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Budapest

Bohem Art Hotel
Bohem Art Hotel

Featuring young Hungarian artists, Bohem Art Hotel in the heart of Budapest combines the style of a hip hotel with the feel of an art gallery. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

The Bohem Art Hotel is only 50 m away from the Danube River and the Vaci utca shopping street. Numerous restaurants, cafés and bars are in the vicinity.

All rooms in the Bohem Art Hotel have air conditioning. They come with a minibar, a laptop safe and a flat-screen TV. Wifi is available for free in all of them.

A rich, American-style buffet breakfast with sparkling wine can be enjoyed every morning at the designed breakfast room. Coffee, tea and water are provided free of charge in the lobby daily from 14:00 until 17:00. You can enjoy refreshments at the bar with modern design from 17:00.

The Bohem Art Hotel in the historic downtown of Budapest offers the style of a hip hotel with the feel of a contemporary art gallery. Thanks to its excellent location – just a few steps from Vaci shopping street and the Danube – our guests can experience the unique atmosphere of Budapest. The hotel offers a rich buffet breakfast and free Wi-fi in all the rooms and public areas. Our cozy and stylish rooms all feature different artworks from modern and young Hungarian artists.

Great hotel, great location, and wonderful staff. Our first time in Budapest, thus I had no real clue about where to stay. Found the Bohem Art Hotel on Booking.com at a great price. The room was a little on the small side, but still bigger than some of the hotels we have stayed at in Europe. Breakfast was included in the price of the room.

Breakfast included a large variety of options and was tasty too. the location was great at least for us, we usually walk everywhere we want to go, this hotel is close the pedestrian area with lots of restaurants and shopping. Also, close to some of the gay bars.

The amazing design, the great location of this hotel and the impressive comments we read influenced our choice. We had expectations but we never thought it would be so pleasant to stay there. You can easily reach any location within Budapest by taking the subway, the tram or buses since the hotel is close to metro line 3 (Kalvin tér or Ferenciek tere station) and tram lines 47, 49 or 2.

If you are not sure, ask the staff for advice, they will help you with almost anything! They made reservations and helped us with our delayed luggage by contacting the airline company. The service is simply amazing! By staying there several days we noticed how much the employees are devoted to their customers. The staff is also gay friendly and we were advised on the trendy place for young gay couple.

The room was not big but it was fine. Anyway why going to Budapest to stay in your room? The city is great during the day but magical after dawn when the lights are giving another perspective to the great buildings. The nightlife is only really animated on friday and saturday (because it’s winter) but if you want to feel the vibe, I recommend you to ask information at the desk.

The breakfast was amazing, fresh orange juice, champagne style wine, fresh bread and specialties. We were so full after each breakfast that we were skipping the lunch and only having dinner. I think it’s one of the best feature of this hotel! Since we were leaving really early on our last day, the hotel did us a “breakfast on the go” and two bags were handled to us at 4:00 AM as we were leaving (you need to ask them the day before your departure). What an amazing service! Every afternoon, refreshments are available and before going to bed, you can always take a cup of tea.

The design of the hotel is also a must! You truly feel almost as in a museum and this is the reason why the hotel as “ART” in his name (gallery on the first floor, artwork in your room). Every little details has the Bohem signature. Really an extraordinary place!

I hope you have no doubt and you will choose this wonderful place to stay in Budapest! I just fell in love with this city.

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How much does a room costs at Bohem Art Hotel?

Prices start 79$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online –  Bohem Art Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Hungary you can find the best hotels deals in Budapest during Sziget Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Budapest on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.