Traveling alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. If you find the right activities and hangouts, you can make friends in no time! Here are activities to meet people when you’re traveling solo in Budapest!
Before you even join an activity, your Budapest accommodation can set the tone for who you’ll meet as a solo traveler. Hostels are cheap, personable accommodation where you can find a new family--even if it is only just for the weekend. From small and cozy places with family dinners to party hostels with drinking games and nights out, we’ve put together a guide on the best Budapest hostels for meeting people.
Budapest Boat Party
Stay on the same boat with people for two hours, and you’re bound to make a connection with a few new friends! That’s why the Budapest boat party is something you won’t want to miss! After a pre party where you can mingle, you’ll get to hop on a two hour river cruise with unlimited drinks, sailing past the iconic sights like Parliament and Buda Castle. Of course, afterwards, you’ll be taken to an afterparty in one of the most iconic Budapest clubs. So many people to meet, so little time!
Bingo Bar Crawl
Bar crawls are the way to explore Budapest’s bar scene while meeting people along the way. With free welcome shots at each bar and skip-the-line entry to afterparties at iconic clubs, you’re bound to have a good time.
A bit shy? The Bingo Bar Crawl is almost guaranteed to get you out of your shell. This isn’t your grandma’s bingo! You’ll receive a bingo card with different challenges, ranging from the tame to the downright bold. If you get five in a row, you get a prize! On the other hand, the Ultimate Budapest Pub Crawl will take you to some of Budapest’s classic bars, showing you some of the best jewels of the party district. No matter which pub crawl you choose, you’re sure to meet other travelers out for a good time.
Whether you want to learn about history or just get familiar with the city, walking tours are a way to meet others who are new in town and learn things along the way!
If you want to take a deep dive into history while getting in your steps, the Communism in Hungary or Buda Castle Walking Tour could fit the bill. On the other hand, if you want to see the city on wheels instead of by foot, you can try the Danube River Bike Tour or the MonsteRoller Tour.
If you’re dying to try one of our activities but don’t want to go alone, our expat meetups are a way to meet people! Get together with other expats and travelers alike and bond over a fun night out! In the past we’ve gone to axe throwing, laser tag, and a city scavenger hunt--and we have so much more planned! We also put on day trips outside of the city, with transportation included! All you have to do is kick back, relax, and explore!
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Once you meet people, life as a solo traveler becomes so much more fun! Try any one of these activities to make connections and meet new people in Budapest!