BUDAPEST - for a perfect Stag Do!

What can we say about the city we’ve grown up? Budapest It just purely beautiful, friendly and in general safe city, often called "Paris of the East". You gotta see it!

But just like every big city also Budapest has its own rules and specialities. Use our guidance to get all the important information about the public transportation and the flow of the city. Check our tutorial about the nightlife, drinks and scams of Budapest, so you can be sure that nothing will go wrong.

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The City

Budapest is the capital of Hungary. It has a population of 2 million people. The public language is Hungarian, but most people also speak English or another foreign language. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. The city also offers a broad selection of culture, gastronomy, entertainment and wellness. It attracts over 20 million visitors a year. Budapest Online




Weather

The city has a temperate, transitional climate - somewhere between the mild, snowy weather of Transdanubia, the variable continental climate of the flat and open Great Plain to the east and the almost sub-Mediterranean weather of the south. Spring is usually glorious with abundant sunshine and scattered showers. Summers have a split personality: prolonged hot periods with highs between 32-35°C interchange with short, cooler, wet periods following cold fronts from the West with highs between 18-25°C. Weather Forecast




Money

The currency of Hungary is forint (sign: Ft; code: HUF). Banknotes of the Hungarian forint: 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000. Coins of the Hungarian forint: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200.
Some restaurants, bars, clubs accept euro, but the exchange rate is usually extremely bad. Fake dollars and euro banknotes are commonly disseminated by illegal street money exchangers. For their safety, tourists are advised not to attempt to exchange currency with touts. Ask our guide where to change! Exchange rate: 1GBP = appr. 340HUF, 1EUR = appr. 280HUF Hungarian National Bank




Cuisine

The first thing that people recall about Hungarian cuisine is goulash, but Budapest has over 1,000 restaurants, offering Hungarian and international cuisine. You will not have any difficulty in finding a place to eat which fits your budget. Many think that Hungarians eat heavy, fatty dishes, a key ingredient of which is the throat-burning hot red paprika. We have to disappoint you if you are one of the many. Red paprika is only used to enhance the flavour of the dishes. You must try fish soup, chicken paprika and good home-made pörkölt (stew). Restaurants




Taxi

There are many taxi companys in Budapest. The safest and cheapest is to always call one of the centrals and ask them to send you one (normally they speak English). But if you are too drunk, at least make sure you choose one with a company name and a phone number on the car, always ask about the approximate price before jumping in and then make sure the meter is on. One ride should never cost more than 5000 FT (15 GBP), in case they charge you more, for example 10.000 FT you are getting ripped off! Taxi Companys




Clubs

Budapest has a perfect nightlife for StagPartys. Plenty of bars and clubs, opened usually 10pm-5am, with different atmospheres: all from underground, local or even English, but also posh, fancy. In Budapest there is no specifical bar area, everything is quite spread out, but as a direction the pubs and bars are on the Pest side, the big clubs on the Buda side. For larger groups it is recommended to divide into smaller groups when getting in, while the bouncers can be slightly prejudiced that large groups cause more problem. Party places




Strip Clubs

Strip clubs are a natural attachment to a Stag party and in Budapest there are many of them: plenty of dodgy and only a few safe, where you won’t get ripped off. A warning sign is when the stuff try to get you in to the club by accosting you on the street or a club without a wine list. A wellknown method is to get people into the club, let them have a couple of drinks, talk to some girls and on the outway charge a lot larger sum than what they actually have consumed. We only recommend you 100% safe and high-standard strip clubs. Some Good Advice