The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Budapest is one of Europe’s most up-and-coming destinations. It offers grandiose culture on the scale of Paris or London and trendy gay nightlife to rival Berlin, all at a fraction of the price of any of these other cities.
The savings extend to hotels to a certain point, but during peak season the rates are likely to be similar to what you would find throughout Europe. That said, bargains can still be found in the down season and in budget accommodations…
Budapest’s name comes from the two cities that formed it: Buda and Pest. Each former city, located on either side of the river Danube, maintains a different atmosphere. Stay in Buda for grand, leafy boulevards surrounded by palaces and grand houses. If you want to experience Budapest as the gritty, cool nightlife hub that it is, you’re better off staying in Pest. That said, there are plenty of upmarket gay-friendly hotels in Pest, including several on our list.
The city is divided into numbered districts, with most of the gay bars, clubs gfgand nightlife being centered around Districts V, VI, and VII in Pest. Cheap and convenient public transport links make it easy for you to get around no matter where you are, and the city is also generally pleasant to walk around in.
♥ Gorgeously decorated multi-level suites (very Insta-friendly)
♥ Near gay saunas, gay cruise clubs and gay bars
♥ Best location to walk to main attractions
♥ Unique approach to room service and creative services
Stories Hotel is a boutique hotel located right in the middle of Budapest’s downtown area. The Danube riverbank, District VII’s trendy bars, and District VI’s hipster clubbing scene are all about a 10-minute walk from the hotel. This makes it an ideal place to stay for gay nightlife.
The hotel features spacious, beautiful suites, most of which are set over two or three open-plan floors. The decor is bright and colorful, but impeccably tasteful. Every room unique, and most rooms are furnished with chic designer pieces.
There are plenty of exclusive services available, from in-room barber and hairdressing to breakfast in bed, massage, and even tattooing. Little perks like welcome chocolate in the room and popcorn at reception keep you delighted and surprised throughout your stay.
♥ Stylish and brand new
♥ Scenic location right next to the Chain Bridge
♥ Incomparable views from the rooftop restaurant
Hotel Clark is located on the Buda side of the Danube, right on the Chain Bridge. This places it just next to the beautiful Buda Castle but within easy walking distance of the exciting nightlife and attractions of Pest. Popular gay bars and nightclubs like AlterEGO and Habrolo are about a half-hour walk away, but you can easily reach them by taxi or public transport.
It is a stylish hotel, featuring sleek modern decor throughout and large windows that make the most of the incredible location. It is also brand new, having opened in 2018. All of the spaces look great, but the roof terrace restaurant with panoramic views is a highlight.
As well as being beautiful and spacious, all rooms come with great amenities like a Nespresso machine with a daily coffee pod selection. Go for a Danube View room to really make the most of the location – the Deluxe Danube View, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the room and bathroom, is incredible.
The gay-friendly hotel has a small but well-equipped gym with great views over the Chain Bridge, which all guests have complimentary access to. Another nice perk is free E-bike rental, especially given Budapest’s increasingly bike-friendly layout. Hotel Clark is one of the most booked gay hotels in Budapest.