Accommodation – 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix

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From trackside camping to five-star hotels, we’ve chosen the best places to stay in Budapest for the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The next race is set for July 27-29, 2018.

Budapest offers accommodation to suit all budgets and the city offers exceptional value for a European capital city, even on Grand Prix weekend. The Hungaroring circuit is located around 12 miles (20km) northwest of the city center. Camping at the circuit is a popular option, but we prefer to stay in the center of Budapest and soak up everything this grand European city has to offer.

TRACKSIDE CAMPING AT THE HUNGARORING

Fans from all over Europe make the annual pilgrimage to the Hungaroring, and many of them choose to camp next to the circuit.  The atmosphere is excellent, though it can get a bit rowdy and drunken at times. If you have small children or know that you need a good night’s sleep, you would be better off choosing alternative accommodation in Budapest. Our pick of the camping at Hungaroring is Zengo, the only permanent campsite next to the track. Camping prices are dependent on how many nights you want to stay for and how many people will be staying at your camping lot, but expect to pay around €20-30 per person, per night. You can purchase camping access via Hungaroinfo or GPTicketshop.

Where to stay in Budapest?

We recommend staying on the flat Pest side of the city, which is where most of the city’s shopping, restaurants and bars can be found. Don’t discount staying on the pretty Buda side though if you want a quieter stay; if you get a hotel near a stop on the Western end of the red Metro line, Buda also offers good access to the circuit.

  • Hostels: If you are on a budget, there are plenty of well-rated hostels in the center of the city, most of which are close to the metro and offer decent access to the circuit. Dorm beds generally cost around €15-20 per night.
  • Apartments: Renting an apartment for your stay in Budapest is also worth considering, particularly for a family or group of friends who are keen to keep costs down. Most apartments range in price from €80-120 per night for a studio or one-bed apartment suitable for two adults, up to €150-200 per night for larger two-bed apartments which will sleep 4-6 adults.
  • Hotels: Budapest has a decent selection of hotels at prices a fraction of what you would pay in Western Europe. Even on Grand Prix weekend, the prices for visiting F1 fans are still competitive. Not too many F1 destinations offer such great value.

BUDGET

Budapest Budget Hostel

  • Quiet neighborhood close to the city center and Metro, right next to the Danube.
  • Clean, non-smoking rooms with free WIFI. 24 hour reception, common kitchens on each floor.
  • Dorm bed for €20 per night.

Wombats City Hostel

  • A large, modern hostel with a funky design and central location. Aircon, modern shared kitchens and comfortable common spaces.
  • Bed in 4-6 bed mixed dormitory for €20 per night

Economy Apartments

  • Budget self-contained mini apartments in good city center locations
  • Clean and functional with basic cooking facilities
  • Apartment for two priced from €45 per night

MID-RANGE

Mercure Budapest Buda

  • Next to the Déli pályaudvar metro station on the Buda side, close to the castle district and chain bridge.
  • Free WIFI and air conditioning in all rooms.
  • Standard double/twin room from €75 per night

Ibis Budapest Centrum

  • Next to Kalvin ter metro, an excellent central location close to many bars and restaurants.
  • Decent sized rooms with air conditioning, satellite TV and free WIFI.
  • Standard double room from €100 per night.

Danubius Hotel Helia

  • Highly-rated 4 star hotel on the banks of the Danube, close to Margaret Island
  • Most rooms with river views
  • Indoor swimming pool and two-level fitness club
  • Double room from €130 per night

Add a hotel stay to your F1 Experiences package for the Hungarian Grand Prix

F1 Experiences is offering ticket packages to the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix on July 27-29. Starter packages are priced at $699 USD, including a seat in the Silver 3 grandstand, plus exclusive pit lane walk, Drive the Track Tour and more! You can add a four-night stay in central Budapest to your package (Courtyard Budapest City Center or Marriott Budapest), including daily transfers to and from the Hungaroring. Click here to view all packages.

LUXURY

Corinthia Hotel Budapest

  • Famous landmark hotels, located within reach of many of the city’s best sights.
  • Beautiful indoor swimming pool
  • Large air conditioned rooms with free internet (wired and WIFI) and satellite TV
  • Superior double/twin from €235 per night.

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

  • Modern five-star luxury in downtown Budapest.
  • Large well-appointed rooms with nice views of the park, city or Fashion street.
  • Indoor swimming pool.
  • Superior double €250 per night.

Boscolo Budapest

  • Located in a beautiful historic building in the center
  • Part of the exclusive Autograph Collection of hotels
  • Spa with sauna, steam bath and relaxation room
  • Superior 40m2 double room from €400 per night

Where do you like to stay for the Hungarian Grand Prix? Leave a comment below.

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He’s been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. catherine neilson says:

    looking for a two bedroom apartment (mid range) for 2017 Hungarian grand prix . Any suggestions ?

  2. DP Joubert says:

    Good day,

    Where can I book a camping site for the GP for 2018

    Thank you

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