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Has anyone been to Budapest in the summer?

Hello,
I was wondering how hot Budapest really is in the summer? Also, are shorts worn in Budapest, or more crop pants?
Thank you!

Posted by
4637 posts

Yes, Budapest could be very hot in summer especially lately when global warming is setting upon us. Shorts are worn when it's hot.

Posted by
10681 posts

I don't think its terribly warm in Budapest in the summer; and i'm sorry Ilja but I am not particularly concerned about global warming either Here are the stats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Budapest What I do have trouble dealing with (and I have been in Budapest in the summer and will be back this summer) is the lack of well engineered air conditioning. This isn't unique to Budapest, Europeans in general don't have the same concept of thermal comfort as do Americans.

Make sure you get accommodations with good A/C. If you rent an apartment, ask if it is built-in or a portable unit. If it is a portable unit you might want to look around a little more.

As for shorts. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a tourist wearing shorts. Locals going to the park or the bath house or something similar may also be wearing shorts, but generally speaking, in Budapest like in most of Europe the people dress a little more stylish than do we Americans.

Posted by
2081 posts

I'll be there in late August (darn the bad luck of having a birthday in August, but also determined to turn 50 somewhere special!) and from what I've read, it's considered a Mediterranean climate in summer. I chose a hotel with A/C and have a lot of hair so will do a ponytail, usually travel in my favourite boots but will wear some Keens and Danskos instead, I'm not a shorts person but figure jeans (perhaps boyfriend style) or cargo pants with cotton tops will get me through.

Posted by
6536 posts

We were in Budapest 2 weeks ago, and found temperatures to be great.

But check closely to make sure your accommodations are air conditioned if going in Summer. Our apartment was up 77 steps and was essentially in the attic. Even this early, we had to ask for a fan. Do not stay anywhere without adequate air conditioning after April.

Posted by
10681 posts

David, you said you enjoyed the apartment you rented by the Market Hall. Why don't you post the name.

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6536 posts

We stayed 2 weeks ago at Grand Market Luxury Apartments--owned by the Pampas Argentine steak restaurant
Vámház körút 6., 05. Belváros - Lipótváros
Budapest, 1053 Hungary
We found them at Booking.com for about $267 for 4 nights.
Within 150 feet, there were two restaurants, a Burger King, a gelataria, and a great bakery. Aldi's was across the street in the basement of the Great Market. Trams 46-49 and Tram #2 were a 2 minute walk, as is the new Metro #4 station.
The apartment was very nice, with a full kitchen, large bath and marble floors.
Just make sure anywhere you book May to September has very good air conditioning.

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10681 posts

David, I looked it up. Very nice looking place and reasonable rates (the rate goes up to USD80 during the summer). But wait David, you told me you were very impressed with another feature that came with the apartment?