Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. The city has a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life increasingly appreciated among European youth and an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths.
The city is built around a curve in the Danube River, with hilly Buda to the west, Obuda to the northwest and flat, commercial Pest across the river to the east. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture, Budapest is nicknamed "Paris of the East".
Budapest is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads in Europe. Compared to Western Europe, Budapest has a low cost of living, except for tourist attractions and restaurants.
The internet is great in Budapest - there are a lot of coffee shops and restaurants that offer excellent WIFI.
When looking for short-term rentals, be prepared to sign a contract for at least six months, although many landlords prefer if you sign a year-long contract.
The city is extremely welcoming of women travelers. Public transport is safe and so is traveling around the city at night. As in any large metropolitan area, the good use of common sense will always serve you well.
The best times to visit Budapest are March through May and September through November. That's when the weather is idyllic and the city isn't overcrowded with tourists.
Summer (June to August) can be very hot and dry in Hungary, though you can do more sightseeing due to longer days.
January is the coldest month, with daily temperatures around between -5°C (23°F) and 0°C (32°F). January is the coldest month, with daily temperatures around between -5°C (23°F) and 0°C (32°F).