Apartments for rent in Budapest – a renters guide

Apartments for rent in Budapest – a renters guide

Looking for apartments for rent in Budapest? then get familiar with the market first.

If your’e new to the city, not familiar yet with the rentals market, and you’re looking for apartments for rent in Budapest, then it’s important that you get to know the different districts and expected rental prices first. When renting an apartment, you need to take into consideration that in most cases, the rental prices does not include the monthly overhead utility charges (electricity, heating, water, internet) and the common costs (which are the building’s maintenance fee).

While the common costs are fixed throughout the year, the utility charges are calculated per consumption, so the more tenants renting the apartment, the higher the utility consumption is. Two factors that have a large impact over the monthly costs are the season and the height of the ceiling in the apartment, so when searching for apartments for rent in Budapest, remember that properties which have high ceilings (in many apartments in Budapest, the ceiling is over 3 meter in height), take longer to heat up, so during the winter season, the utility charges for apartments which use gas for heating and have high ceilings might get quite high.

Other external factors that affect the price of apartments for rent in Budapest are more standard, and include the condition of the building, the floor the apartment is located on, if there’s an elevator in the building, and if the apartment is bright or dark. (Low floor apartment facing to a yard are usually cheaper, although  the advantage of this type of apartments is that they are quieter than apartments facing to a street).

Make sure to answer these 10 questions before renting an apartment in Budapest:

  1. Are you looking to rent an apartment on pest side or on Buda side?
  2. Do you know the differences between the various districts?
  3. Did you factor the overhead monthly utilities costs? (those included the building’s maintenance fee, electricity, gas, internet, and water charges).
  4. Is the apartment in the right size for you? (usually the smaller the apartment is, the lower overhead utilities it will have).
  5. Do you prefer a more quiet and green part of the city or the bustling downtown area?
  6. Are there shops nearby? (supermarkets, etc.)
  7. Is the apartment located near public transportation? (make sure the metro/tram/bus is suitable for your daily commute requirements)
  8. How safe is the area? (though Budapest is considered quite a safe city, especially in the center, there are still areas which might be a bit less supervised).
  9. Are there after hours activities near by? (such as bars, coffee shops, restaurants, gym, etc.)
  10. Is it pet friendly? (if you’re planning to adopt a pet in the future, not all landlords will allow, or in some cases – will ask for an increased rental deposit).

Now that you have answers to these questions, it will be easier for you to focus your search of apartments for rent in Budapest and remember, below you can find a selection of available properties:

Recently added apartments for rent in Budapest (districts 5-7)

Apartments which are good for students looking to share (these are minimum 3 bedroom flats located near public transportation):

flat shares in budapest
3 bedroom apartment to rent in district 5
  • Renovated apartment with 3 beds located within minutes from Corvinus university and the banks of the Danube river.
  • Street: Havas utca 2
  • Size: 115sqm
  • Price: 750 Euro per month (for long term rental periods).
  • More info: Click the following link to rent this apartment near Corvinus




Studentflat in Budapest
4 rooms apartment near West-End
  • Renovated apartment with 3 bedrooms and one left (total 4 beds) located near the blue metro and 4/6 tram in Nyugati statiaon.
  • Street: Jókai utca 40
  • Size: 86sqm
  • Price 750 Euro
  • More info: click the following link for more details about this student apartment in the VI district.




Apartments which are good for international students (close to Szent istvan, Semmelweis and McDaniel college):

Apartment to rent for long term near Synagogue in Budapest
Apartment to rent for long term near Astoria
  • Nicely furnished, renovated apartment in a great location near the famous Synagogue.
  • Street: Dohány utca 20
  • Size: 55sqm
  • Price: 500 Euro
  • More info: Click the following link for more info about this apartment  to rent in the 7th district




apartment in Ó utca
2 bedroom flat to rent on Ó utca
  • A lovely 2 bedroom flat to rent in Ó utca, just near the Bazilika, Oktogon, and Arany Janos metro stations.
  • Street: Ó utca 5
  • Size: 79 sqm
  • price: 750 euro
  • More info: Click the following link to rent this flat near the Bazilika




Apartments suitable for expatriates living in Budapest (renovated in high quality or newly built apartments in the city center)

1 bedroom flat on Kiraly utca
spacious one bedroom flat on Kiraly utca
  • A spacious one bedroom flat with stylish decor, located in a prime location on Kiraly utca
  • Street: Kiraly utca
  • Size: 62sqm
  • Price: 750 euro
  • More info: click the following link for more info about this flat for rent in Budapest




2 bedroom apartment to rent near Oktogon
2 bedroom apartment to rent near Oktogon
  • Superb 2 bedroom apartment to rent near Oktogon. Newly built, 2 equally sized bedrooms and a balcony.
  • Street: Nagymező utca 35
  • Size: 75sqm
  • Price: 700 euro
  • More info: click the following link to rent this apartment near Oktogon





Luxury apartments (superbly located in the heart of the city, stylish and equipped in exquisite taste)

Luxury downtown apartment in budapest
Luxury apartment for rent in downtown district 5
  • A unique two bedroom luxury apartment to rent in Budapest in a superb location.
  • Street: Károly körút 16
  • Size: 105sqm
  • Price: 1200 euro
  • More info: click the following link to read more about this available luxury downtown apartment.




Luxury penthouse apartment near the Danbue
Luxury penthouse in Budapest near the Danbube

An Amazing luxury penthouse spreading over two floors in the most expensive area of Pest.

Street:  Vigyázó Ferenc utca

Size: 121 sqm

Price: 1700 euro

More info: click the following link for more about this luxury apartment in Budapest

Relates articles and guides:

See this guide for Budapest’s districts and areas.

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