Looking for the best Sziget hotels to make your trip the best (and most relaxing / fun / fresh) it can be? Here’s a list of some of the best accommodation for Sziget money can buy.
Sziget Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Europe, drawing big-name artists and hundreds of thousands of fans to Hungary. Located in Budapest, the festival itself is held on Obuda Island, aka the Island of Freedom.
I went to Sziget Festival a few years ago, and stayed in an apartment. I was SO glad I did.
The festival was hot, messy, muddy and I needed a retreat to recover.
While there is camping and glamping offered on-site, if you want something a little more comfortable, you’ll need to head off the island.
Luckily, it’s not hard to find a place to stay in Budapest, and accommodation for Sziget Festival! From luxury hotels to convenient apartments, Budapest is a haven for travellers. There’s plenty of options for places to stay for Sziget Festival.
You’ll still want to book your Sziget stay early though. Budapest is a popular destination, and the festival only draws more crowds.
To help you out, I’ve rounded up some of the best hotels and apartments near the Sziget Festival.
Hotels near Sziget Festival
When Sziget Festival is on, you can expect Budapest to be bouncing with life. This is already a popular tourist destination, and the Sziget Festival can draw over half a million extra visitors to the city.
1. Exe Carlton Hotel Budapest
If you want to use your trip to the Sziget festival as an excuse to tour the historic city of Budapest, you can’t go wrong with a stay in the Exe Carlton Hotel.
Located in the castle quarter of Budapest, this recently renovated hotel is just 100 yards from the iconic Chain Bridge.
With bus, metro, and tram spots all within walking distance of the hotel, you can get to and from the festival with ease. Despite being in the heart of Budapest, the Exe Carlton Hotel offers a quiet and cosy place to sleep.
2. Danubius Hotel Helia
The location of the Danubius Hotel Helia makes it an excellent for Sziget festival visitors, as you’re just a short journey from Obuda Island where Sziget is held. This is a great choice of accommodation for Sziget Festival.
Just out of the way of Budapest central, the Danubius Hotel Helia offers a little bit of calm after a hectic day of partying.
With modern furnishings and four swimming pools, plus a spa and wellness centre, the Danubius Hotel Helia is a good spot for couples and small groups.
And if you still have some energy left at the end of the festival, you can take in the sights of the Danube from the panoramic windows of the fitness club!
3. Ibis Budapest Centrum
The sleek and modern interior of the Ibis Budapest Centrum is echoed throughout the hotel, with an easy style that should appeal to frequent travellers.
The Ibis Budapest Centrum might lack the charm of the local hotels, but it’s an excellent spot for festival goers looking for a place to crash after a long day.
All the rooms feature air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, with clean private bathrooms and comfortable beds. Tram and metro stops are just a short walk away, and the Ibis is well-located for shops and conveniences.
Don’t feel like leaving the hotel? There’s a 24-hour reception desk, and the bar is open throughout the day and night.
4. Island Hostel Budapest
Want to keep the party atmosphere going even at the end of the festival? The cheerful atmosphere of the Island Hostel Budapest is perfect for travellers looking to save money and make new friends.
Featuring bunk beds in dormitory rooms, the Island Hostel Budapest offers low-key accommodation from a beautiful location. Situated on Margaret Island, this hostel is surrounded by nature, and just minutes away from the beach!
The facilities are a little lacking, as you’d expect from a hostel, but the bar, garden, pub, and terrace ensure a friendly atmosphere for any visitor.
Luxury Hotels Near Sziget Festival
One of the best parts of any festival is letting loose and having fun, and at a celebration like Sziget, you’re likely to end your stay feeling a little worse for wear.
A luxury hotel provides a place to refresh and relax between parties.
5. Ensana Grand Margaret Island
Margaret Island is a haven in Budapest, a car-free sanctuary filled with lush planting and magnificent views. It’s also where you’ll find the Ensana Grand, and its sister hotel, the Ensana Thermal.
Built in 1873, the Ensana Grand is a luxurious destination that is infused with classical charm. Guests can enjoy stretching out in their spacious rooms with large windows that offer excellent views from almost every angle.
With access to the Ensana spa, you can enjoy relaxing in a hot tub, pool, or one of the various saunas.
6. InterContinental Budapest
On the banks of the Danube, the InterContinental Budapest is an elegant hotel with a stunning location and a sleek interior design.
The indoor pool and 24-hour gym are open for guests looking to relax, while the hotel restaurant, the ARZ Lebanese, is a popular foodie spot. This is where I stayed after my first time at Sziget Festival, and it was the most wonderfully relaxing place ever – perfect for after a festival.
The rooms at the InterContinental are elegantly finished, with interiors that blend modern convenience with traditional design.
Steps from tram and metro stations, busy Budapest is easily accessible from the InterContinental hotel. But when you step through the doors, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a peaceful new world.
7. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
You’ll be blown away by the exterior of the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus — a feat of modern Hungarian engineering — before you even get a chance to step inside the hotel doors.
This contemporary classic design carries through the interior, providing a hotel stay that caters to you.
Located in the historic centre of Budapest, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is a convenient destination for busy travellers. But this is a hotel that goes far beyond convenience.
Guests have access to a spa, sauna, and fitness centre, as well as an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. The 24-hour front desk is here to help with your every need.
Apartments Near Sziget Festival
Apartments act as a home away from home when you’re travelling, which is particularly useful when you’re attending a festival. Sziget is one of the most popular festivals in Budapest.
There are plenty of apartments available for visitors to Budapest, so we’ve rounded up some of the best.
8. Duna Terasz Apartman
An air-conditioned apartment that can sleep up to 4 people, the Duna Terasz Apartman is just a short trip from the Sziget festival.
The Duna Terasz Apartman is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and washing machine. A lift makes this an accessible apartment for different travellers, while the range of conveniences is excellent for families.
There’s also a parking space!
9. Sweet Home Apartman
Offering mountain views on one side and city views on the other, the Sweet Home Apartman is a great base for anyone looking to explore Budapest and the surrounding areas.
The Sziget festival is just a quick journey away, but you’re equally close to the city and the hiking trails.
The Sweet Home Apartman is a smaller apartment, with space for three people in the double room and sofa bed.
As well as a balcony and terrace, the apartment features a kitchen and washing machine, and a private bathroom.
10. Agape Apartments
Agape Apartments is an aparthotel. This blends the convenience of a hotel with the freedom of apartment accommodation, making it the best of both worlds.
All apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, and initial and final cleaning is included in your stay.
Offering a sleek and modern design with plenty of space, the Agape Apartments are excellent for group travellers. There are apartments suitable for six adult guests, with suites for smaller groups.
11. Miniapartman Budapest
As you might expect from the name, the Miniapartman Budapest is a small suite for two guests. The room isn’t large, but the price is convincing and the location is hard to beat.
If you plan on spending most of your time exploring the festival and getting to know Budapest, the Miniapartman is a fantastic option.
A 1-bedroom apartment with a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom, the Miniapartman packs a lot of conveniences into a small space. Free Wi-Fi and on-site parking sweeten the deal.
Accommodation for Sziget Festival
The Sziget Festival attracts a huge number of visitors to Budapest at the height of summer, so as you can imagine, the city gets busy! Try to book early to avoid disappointment.
More great hotels in Budapest for Sziget
- 1. Aquaworld Resort Budapest
- 2. Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel
- 3. Corinthia Budapest
- 4. Budapest Marriott Hotel
- 5. Continental Hotel Budapest