I just got back from 3 weeks in Hungary, and I used (among other guide's) Rick's brand new (April 2017) Budapest guide. The guide is excellent! But even though it was published in April, it was not as accurate about, e.g., admission ticket prices and restaurants, as I would have expected. (The research must have been done a little while ago, of course, so perhaps I was expecting too much.)
Here are some updates that might be useful:
- The Great Synagogue in Budapest no longer has all of the ticket options Rick lists. It's been simplified to just one option: 4000 Ft, which includes access to everything (synagogue, garden, museum), permission to take photos, and a tour of the synagogue.
- The Synagogue at Rumbach Street is closed for repairs.
- The Applied Arts Museum (p. 63) is closing for renovation, as of September 3.
- In Eger, you are not allowed to purchase the castle's cheaper "walking ticket" when the museum, etc., are open, but only in the evenings and on Monday, when the musuem is closed. (RS implies you have a choice.)
- Also in Eger, Rick's recommended spot for tasting wine in town, Bikaver Borhaz (p. 351), is closed, or to be more precise, that location is now operated by the Petreny winery, so you can still sample great wines there.
- In Szeged, which is beautiful, the New Synagogue is closed for repairs. You might be able to arrange a guided visit during the closure, however.
- In Pecs, the first restaurant (p. 385), Egylet has been replaced with the Balkan Bizstro, so there's still a (good!) Balkan restaurant in that location, but it no longer has the "long list of Hungarian microbrews on tap". And the second restaurant, Jokai Bisztro, is gone.
- In Sopron, the New Synagogue can be visited and is currently home an exhibition on 19th and 20th century Jewish residents of Sopron, especially those who died in the Holocaust.
I hope that's helpful.