Stag Do Destination Guide: Budapest



Budapest, is the capital of Hungry an old Eastern Bloc landlocked country bordering Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria - now that's a lot of border control!

Before we get up to our elbows in what's on offer to stag parties venturing out to Hungry's capital city, Budapest, let's hammer down on some pointless and uninteresting (but secretly interesting) facts about this amazing stag do destination:
  • Average Temperature: June 24ºC | July 26ºC | August 26ºC
  • Rainfall: 620mm per year
  • Population: 1.7 million (est.)
  • It's Hot: But not in the way you're thinking, Budapest has more thermal water springs than any other capital. 
  • Height: No Building in Budapest is over 96 metres high
  • Puzzle: The inventor of the 80s phenomenon "Rubik's Cube was invented by Erno Rubik who was born in Budapest, he must have made a fortune!  
  • Biggest Festival : In August for a whole week, Budapest is home to the biggest music festival on mainland Europe, attracting more than 100,000 people. Acts like Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran,  Florence & The Machine, Twenty One Pilots are all lined up to play this August (2019).

Right enough of the totally useless and uninteresting facts let's get down to business on why you should hold your stag do in Budapest.

NIGHTLIFE

Budapest is one of Europe's most liberal cities, having a wild time is guaranteed and that's why it's so popular with stag groups.

Ruin bars is the current trend which is basically bars and clubs made out of old Russian junk including a car park remoulded into a nightclub called Racskert. It's obviously covered and has Graffiti walls, plant lined garden and boasts a festival atmosphere with extremely cheap beer.

Head over to Szimpla Kert for the oldest ruin bars made out of old Russian factories but has an amazing atmosphere and cheap beer, what more do you want?

The 360 bar is aptly named as it's a massive rooftop bar with a 360 degree birds-eye view of Budapest. This bar is extremely popular and has an extensive cocktail menu, so your stag party will be sure of a good night.

One of the most popular nights is the Spa Party (Summer Months Only), basically it's a nightclub in a huge swimming pool complex, which has been heated by the Budapest thermal springs, so the water is going to be hot!



Other nightclubs include Fogaz Has, Otkert Club, Corvin Club & Roof Terrace plus Instant club which is in the same building as Fogaz Has.

We will alway recommend that you book a Guided Bar and Club Tour especially tailored for a stag do particularly for your first night as this will give you the an idea on where to go and where to avoid for all your other nights in Budapest. You'll also get to meet a very nice knowledgeable and lovely Hungarian female rep, things are looking up.

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES

As you'd expect from an old Eastern Bloc Country your stag do activities are going to be completely nuts; from shooting AK47's to Tank Driving, stag do pranks in Budapest include the stag being handcuffed to a dwarf on a bar crawl to being woken up by a stripper - there are loads of stag do pranks on the DesignaVenture website.

Head over to the DesignaVenture website for loads more Budapest stag do ideas.



Most of the activities we sell on the DesignaVenture website are guided (by friendly female English speaking guides) and include transport if needed, taking the hassle from trying to order a Uber in Hungarian. Actually Uber has ceased trading in Hungry due to government legislation so apparently the current closest alternative is Taxify!

Getting Around Budapest

Getting around Budapest is pretty straight forward, use Google Maps on your smartphone as most nightlife is walkable, there is also an underground and plenty of cabs.

Alternatively get your stag group to join Bubi.

What the hell is Bubi I hear you ask?

Well I am glad you asked, Bubi is Budapest's version of the Boris Bike, it's cheap as chips though, for €3 you can hire one for three days however there are a few details you need to take note:
  • You need to register with an email address and phone number
  • Your card will be charged an €80 security bond which will be refunded once your ticket has expired and you've returned a bike safely.
  • Bubi bikes are only really available in Pest, Buda is apparently too hilly but there are some stations.
  • You can only use a bike for a maximum of 30 minutes at any one time otherwise they will charge extra.
  • All prices are correct at time of this post being released (Feb 2019).
Tip: When booking into your hotel remember to take a card from reception and keep it in your pocket all weekend, that way you'll never forget where your bags and bed is located, plus you can show your cab driver the card without having the embarrassment of trying to to pronounce it!


Good luck

M.


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