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The Ultimate Budapest Stag Do Guide 2018

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Why Choose Budapest for Your Stag Do?

Constantly creeping higher and higher up our top stag do destinations, Budapest is seriously popular with stag groups from all over Europe. Boasting huge, open-air ruin bars, stunning Eastern European women, filthy cheap booze (pints costing the equivalent of less than a quid) and some of the biggest and best activities in Europe – it’s no surprise why.

Explore Budapest Nightlife by Area

If you’re considering a stag do in Budapest, you obviously love a cheap night on the drink and a right laugh with your mates (you’re our kind of guy). Broken up into districts (Hunger games style), you can’t visit Budapest without getting swept up in the alternative new wave of ruin bars in the Jewish Quarter, but you’d be mad to miss out on the insane super-clubs in Districts Five and Six, too. Filled to capacity every night of the week, those Hungarians sure know how to let their hair down – come and join the party…

A 300 year old tree in the courtyard of Doboz, one of Budapest

Top 10 Stag Do Pubs and Nightclubs in The Jewish Quarter

Budapest’s District Seven, also known as the Jewish Quarter, is where you’ll get a true flavour of the city’s nightlife – and experience the new wave of ‘ruin bars’. Occupying formerly dilapidated buildings, squares and courtyards, these quirky bars are now a massive draw on the Budapest nightlife scene. Filled to capacity with upcycled furniture, eccentric bric-a-brac and even sawn off Trabant cars as seats – there’s nothing quite like getting ruined in a ruin bar.

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Top 10 Budapest Stag Do Activities

With over 75 (seriously mental) stag do activities, there’ll be no rest on your Budapest weekend. Boasting some of the craziest shooting activities in the whole of Europe, seriously humiliating stag do pranks and epic strip cruise packages, as well as bar crawls among some of the most beautiful women in the country – Budapest’s stag do activities are a cut above the rest. You can even eat your dinner off a naked lady… each to their own.

A man wearing camouflage and aiming his gun just beyond the camera Kalashnikov Shooting

Get your hands on some of the most powerful hand-held weapons known to man, including Kalashnikovs, Glocks, Magnums, Rugers and shotguns. We’ll even get you a beer each afterwards, to take the edge of your adrenaline rush.

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The exterior pool of Szechenyi Thermal Baths, crowded with people, with buildings in the background, during the day Szechenyi Thermal Baths

Make the most of your time in the ‘City of Baths’ with a hangover curing visit to the world-famous thermal springs, the Szechenyi Thermal baths. With outdoor and indoor swimming pools, saunas and whirlpools – there’s more than enough to keep your stag group occupied all day long.

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Woman posing on and around a blue Trabamt car Trabant Trek

Forget Lamborghinis and Porsches, you’re taking part in 50 kilometre round trip of Budapest in an iconic Trabant car. Made from lightweight Duroplast, your bone-shaking fleet will tour through the Pilis Hills. Leave your nerves at home for this one.

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Some girls on a beer bike outdoors, drinking beer Beer Bike

20 litres of beer, a communal bike and your stag group – what could possibly go wrong? This is sight-seeing with a difference. The difference being the booze. And lots of it.

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A man driving a quad bike into the wilderness Quad Biking - 2 Hours

It wouldn’t be a proper stag do without getting behind a seriously powerful engine with your mates. Capable of reaching between 45 and 70mph, these 250cc quad bikes will hurl you around challenging obstacles on Budapest’s toughest terrain. There’ll also be beer afterwards (a common theme in Budapest).

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Seven small glasses of beer, differently coloured Brewery Tour & Tasting

Hungary is known for its production of fantastic beers – which is why you need to get yourselves to a brewery, and get drinking ASAP on your stag do. Built in 1290, the Kaltenberg Brewery is steeped in history, and produces ‘beers fit for a king’. Note: that’s you.

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A boat travelling through the water, under a cloudy sky Private Boat Hire - 2 Hours

All aboard. Take your stag do to the open waters of the picturesque River Danube, with hire of your very own private boat. With a fully-stocked cash bar on board, you’ll never want to set foot on dry land again.

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A woman lying on a bed, wearing navy lingerie, and holding some glasses to her mouth in a seductive way Exclusive Strip Club Hire

You have to be careful not to get drawn into risky strip clubs in Budapest, which is why we 100% recommend having our English-speaking guide take you and the boys to the most luxurious, exclusive and safe Gentleman’s club in the city. With up to 20 girls dancing at once, and 25% off your drinks and dance bill – you’ll never forget a night here.

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A man carrying a tray full of alcohol Guided Bar Crawl

Get to grips with Budapest’s buzzing nightlife scene (and avoid getting ripped off in dodgy areas), accompanied by your very own friendly, English-speaking guide. And even better, the first round’s on us.

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A white stretch Hummer Strip Hummer Airport Transfer

It’s a well-known fact that some taxi firms in Budapest will rip tourists off and can be unsafe. Don’t leave anything to chance – secure yourself a seriously stylish arrival with a Hummer airport transfer. We’ll even include beer, bubbly and two gorgeous strippers…

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Best Stag Do Hotels in Budapest

Budapest may be the merry land of stunning strippers and budget booze, but you and the lads need somewhere to rest your heads between partying. With lots of apartments and hotels throughout the city, there’s plenty of space to disco nap before the next night out.

The exterior of Ibis Styles Budapest City Ibis Styles Budapest City
3 Star Rating

Slap bang in the heart of the city, Ibis Styles is located within a grand, 19th century building, just 100 yards away from the Blaha Lujza Square – and is fast becoming synonymous with stag and hen groups.

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The building exterior of the Mercure Korona at night Mercure Korona
4 Star Rating

Stay in the classiest and best located hotel in the whole city – with over 400 fully equipped rooms, a snazzy bar and a heated indoor pool – it’s a perfect spot to recharge your batteries after a heavy one the night before.

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A twin room with wooden flooring, and brown curtains over the window in the background Thomas Hotel
3 Star Rating

Catering for all group sizes, this hotel boasts spacious rooms, a fantastic bar and an even better location. Surrounded by trendy bars and cracking clubs, you can roll straight out of bed, and get on it again. Ideal.

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Building exterior of Mercure Museum Hotel, Budapest, during the day Mercure Museum
4 Star Rating

Just over the road from St. Stephen’s Basilica and the National Museum, this lavish hotel has a wide range of rooms available and even an in-house bar which rustles up a mysterious ‘Drink of the Day’, just to keep you on your toes.

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The kitchen area and seating area in an apartment Mango Aparthotel
3 Star Rating

This sleek and stylish aparthotel overlooks Budapest’s skyline, providing a little more comfort than a hostel, with all the freedom of a hotel. Within easy walking distance of all stag do necessities, these apartments are a must for an action packed stag do.

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A bedroom at the Atlas City Hotel, Budapest Atlas City
3 Star Rating

Seriously spacious and well-equipped, these 3-star hotel in central Budapest is comfortable and welcoming – ideal for your stag do in the city. With a lobby bar open until midnight and loads of bars on your doorstep, you’ll feel right at home here.

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Two beds in a hostel room, with a desk topped with flowers in the foreground Marco Polo

Just 400 yards from the nearest Metro station, this hostel is ideally located. There are twin, quad and dorm rooms available – and the bar is also open 24 hours a day (handy).

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A coffee table with coffee on and beds in the background Krisco Apartments

Seriously swanky, and just a short walk from the city’s central bars, pubs and nightclubs – this is a stag do haven. The rooms are spacious and clean with exclusive Valentino bathrooms with huge bathtubs – ideal for relaxing in style.

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Bunk beds in a large room, with red curtains and storage space Adagio 1.0

100 yards from the nearest tram and Metro stop, you and the lads will have bars, restaurants and cafes all within easy reach when staying here. There’s even a large common room with a TV, computer and Xbox where you can chill out between partying.

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A room with dark green walls, beds and lockers with numbers written on Adagio 2.0

With no curfew or lockout, you can come and go as you please from this newly renovated hostel. Well within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the city centre, you won’t have to worry about negotiating taxi fees after a skinful.

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Getting to Budapest

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Budapest’s award winning airport is located just under 10 miles out of the buzzing city centre and is one of the busiest in Europe - seeing over 11 million passengers arrive and depart in 2016 alone. Jet2, Ryanair, Wizz Air, British Airways and Norwegian Air Shuffle airlines all run services into Budapest from major locations in the UK – taking less than three hours even from Dublin and Edinburgh. It’s relatively cheap to fly to Budapest (admittedly, not as cheap as the budget prices you’re going to encounter once you’re out there), with flights costing as little as £150. Getting from Budapest Airport to the centre of town couldn’t be easier, as there are taxis, buses (route 200E) and Metros departing every few minutes. We recommend pre booking taxi transfers, for your safety and peace of mind – which will typically cost around €30.

Airport Duration Airline
Birmingham Airport BHX 2h 30m Wizz Air
Dublin Airport DUB 2h 55m Aer Lingus Ryanair
Edinburgh Airport EDI 3h 0m Jet2
Leeds Bradford Airport LBA 2h 45m Jet2
London Gatwick Airport LGW 2h 25m easyJet Norwegian Air Shuttle
London Heathrow Airport LHR 2h 30m British Airways
London Stansted Airport STN 2h 25m Ryan Air
Luton Airport LTN 2h 20m Wizz Air
Manchester Airport MAN 2h 40m Jet2 Ryan Air

Getting Around Budapest

Totally walkable (luckily for you), getting from bar to bar in Budapest will be a piece of cake. However, if you’re finding it hard to put one foot in front of the other after too many 70p pints, there are Metros, buses and taxis to the rescue.

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Walk

Notoriously easy to get around on foot, Budapest’s main cultural hotspots (read: bars) are well within walking distance of each other. The main nightlife area (where you’ll spend the majority of your stag do) is in Pest, on the eastern side of the River Danube. The nightlife hub of the Jewish Quarter is a concentrated collection of the very best bars, pubs and nightclubs – meaning you can stumble from bar to bar pretty easily.

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Metro

The oldest electrified underground railway system on the European continent began its operation in 1896, and now has four Metro lines spanning across the city and its outskirts, with 52 stations throughout Budapest. The most central stops include Oktogon, Daek Forenc ter and Kalvin ter, which all lead into the heart of the city. A single Metro ticket in Budapest will set you back as little as 350 HUF (£1.14) and a 24-hour travel card costing 1650 (£4.73) per person.

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Bus

Budapest is also served by numerous bus lines, departing from several stops across the city. All buses are blue, numbered 5-289 with express buses marked with an E at the end, and shorter lines marked with an A. Most tourists will use the 7, 7A and 107 buses, which connect the busy Keleti railway station to the centre of the city. There are also many trolley buses which are much like regular buses but they’re powered by electricity – with numbers 70 – 83 particularly useful for tourists. All regular buses stop serving around midnight, which is where the night bus (blue with black marked in the schedule) comes in pretty handy on your stag do – replacing Metros, trams and buses frequently in inner areas every 10-15 minutes.

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Taxi

Not to beat about the bush, taxis in Budapest have a little bit of a dodgy reputation preceding them. And for good reason (Google it), which is why we always recommend arranging transfers or using safer forms of public transport. All of our stag do activities come with transfers and guides who will collect you from your accommodation – taking the risk element out of getting around.

Budapest Weather

We’ll be honest, Budapest’s weather is a little bit hit and miss (you’re not really here for the weather, are you?) Still considerably hotter than the UK, average temperatures under the Hungarian summer sun reach a daily 26-30°C and in the depth of winter, average temperatures reach a brisk 6°C.

February 2018

Pack your scarfs and gloves in your suitcases – it’s going to be bitter. Reaching highs of 4°C, you’re going to need a coat over that mankini (sexy).

JAN
1°C
FEB
4°C
MAR
10°C
APR
15°C
MAY
21°C
JUN
24°C
JUL
26°C
AUG
26°C
SEP
22°C
OCT
16°C
NOV
7°C
DEC
3°C

Random Budapest Facts

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*We take pride in our work and all of the information in the guide was correct at the time of publication - 31/10/2017. Probably.

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