Budafest is an inner city metro-festival that takes place over multiple venues with one main festival site nestled into the side of the Danube river.
Think of a metro-festival like a holiday to an incredible city with thousands of like minded people, where you move around the cities most famous venues experiencing your favourite artists by night and exploring the city by day.
It’s the ultimate way to fully explore a new city, make incredible memories and meet amazing people.
You can also stay with us in official hostel accommodation.
Ruin bars, thermal spas, concert halls and thousand capacity boat parties distinguish Budafest as a completely unique experience.
Previous acts include
artwork - b-traits - camelphat - dusky
friend within - general levy - gotsome
latmun - mak and pasteman - monki
novelist - richy ahmed - sam divine - shy fx skream - solardo - sonny fodera
The Sparty is one of the most unique party experiences anywhere in the world. Get vibey 40 degree thermal water in the historic surroundings of the biggest and most famous spa anywhere.
Szechenyi spa is transformed with a huge sound system, lasers and inflatables for a night you will not forget.
IMPORTANT - select your sparty option carefully, as they are quite different.
The traditional event hosted by Sparty. Feel good party vibes all night. Saturday is a popular option as it doesn’t clash with the rest of the festival line-up.
Budafest X Sparty. Please note, this clashes with the line-up at the other venue on the same night. If you’re only staying for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of sept, this is the perfect option.
festival only 3 day pass 1st 2nd 3rd sept
Sparty Sat 31st Aug
Sparty Tue 3rd Sept
Take time to explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world, or absorb the views while you get wavey on one of our epic boat parties or pub crawls.
▼ pub crawls ▼
See the city and its charming array of watering holes.
▼ boat party ▼
Without doubt an absolute highlight of Budafest 2018 and for the DJ’s and for many of us, the best boat party we’ve been on… ever. Join us on our 1000 capacity open deck miniature ferry, for unparalleled vibes and views... bring your sun tan lotion!
▼ Szechenyi Spa ▼
There is literally nothing better then chilling in the thermal baths, lazing in the sunshine and hitting the sauna and steam rooms to rid you of your hangover.
The Spa is open for business as usual during the day (no sparty) and is a favourite oasis for our guests.
▼ the city ▼
When you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world it would be rude not to explore.
From the mighty architecture to the parks and spas, Budapest is a truly wondrous place.
A converted ruin bar with an open air atrium and probably the coolest VIP area in Budapest. Otkert is a couple minutes walk away from the colossal Chain Bridge.
One of the biggest and most visually impressive thermal spa’s in Europe is transformed into a party haven...
An outdoor festival site nestled into the side of the Danube. Rio XXL plays host to the biggest names in dance music from across the world.
Public transport is cheap and easy to navigate, although we DO NOT recommend using taxis as many are so called ‘gypsy’ cabs which will charge you 3 or 4 times more than they should.
Our guides are on hand throughout the day at popular locations and hostels to make sure you get the most out of your trip.
We also put on free handy Budafest Shuttle busses for venues that are slightly further away that are available to all guests.
Most people choose to stay with our official hostels in order to be with other festival guests.
You can book these as part of the process on our booking system.
Hostels sleep between 2 and 10 people in shared dormitories.
If you have specific sharing requests, please let us know as early as possible. We will always do our best for you, but can’t make guarantees.
The easiest way to get to Budapest is by flying. We recommend using skyscanner.com or kayak.com to find the cheapest flights. Hostels sleep between 2 and 10 people in dormitories shared between our guests. If you have specific sharing requests, please let us know as early as possible.
We will always do our best to put your group in a private room, but can’t make guarantees. 2 bed private rooms can be secured depending on availability for £50.