What We Love
- Each apartment is individually designed by a different artist
- All guests have access to the sister hotel, Brody House, as well as the Brody Studios members bar and the Brody ArtYard for contemporary exhibitions
- Stellar location just off Andrassy Street, a couple of blocks from the basilica
What To Know
- The spacious apartments start at 538 square feet
- Each apartment features a kitchen with a microwave, a dishwasher and a fridge
- Free WiFi
- The reception desk is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Free WiFi
Part of the hip Brody House Group, this collection of seven apartments offers an eclectic base from which to explore downtown Budapest. The stellar location in Pest puts you a block from the tree-lined boulevard Andrassy Avenue and a short walk from the stunning basilica. In keeping with the philosophy of the brand (which includes a gallery, studios, a members club and a boutique hotel), the apartments have been individually designed by different artists, and the shabby-chic style encompasses salvaged furniture and contemporary artwork. Each overlooks a quiet courtyard and features free WiFi, a living and sleeping area (some are open-plan; some are separate rooms) and a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge. All guests have access to the sister hotel, Brody House, for breakfast and evening drinks from the honesty bar, as well as the members-only Brody Studios for quirky art events and the Brody ArtYard for contemporary exhibitions.
In the Area
The nearby Seventh District is ruin bar central (it’s full of derelict buildings that have been turned into hip drinking dens). Wander the narrow streets, such as Kazinczy and Dob, and you’ll find many of these quirky bars where the beer flows and the secondhand furniture is mismatched. Szimpla is as good a place as any to start. If you haven’t been invited for a meal in a Hungarian home, the next best thing is eating at an étkezde, a type of simple lunchroom that serves traditional home-style food. A good one to try is Róma Ételbár in Buda (Csalogány Utca 23-24) (from $5). The nearby “Palace Quarter” is a fun neighborhood that is slowly attracting more bars, cafés and art galleries. Allow some time to explore Krúdy Gyula Utca, the center of the neighborhood, and the surrounding streets. If it’s too hot to visit one of the thermal spas, do what the locals do and spend the day at the pool. Margaret Island has two: the Hájos Alfréd (better for serious lap swimmers) and the Palatinus (which has many children’s pools, a wave pool and a thermal pool).
How to Get There
The Living Quarters was an absolutely perfect base for my husband and I to explore Budapest. Easy to locate, in exactly the area we wanted to stay. The apartment was gorgeous (the husband commented that it was far nicer than several flats he'd lived in!) and small details like supplying filtered water so we didn't keep buying plastic bottles were really appreciated. The only thing I'd mention - and this isn't a criticism, just an observation! - is that our bed was on a mezzanine; it was fine for us, but if you have mobility issues or even a bit of vertigo, I'd make sure to book an apartment without a mezzanine.
The staff were absolutely lovely throughout the visit.
And we loved the unexpected bonus of having access to The Workshop (the Private Members club run by the owners of The Living Quarters) throughout our stay - the club was lovely and we were especially glad of it on the night we arrived, as we were able to have a tasty meal, quickly and close to hand after a long day of travel. We couldn't recommend The Living Quarters highly enough - and we're planning to buy posters from Budapest Poster Gallery as a memento of our visit, after spotting them on the walls of The Workshop. Thank you so much for such a lovely stay!
Can't rate this place highly enough! The apartment was clean, spacious and came with a well - equipped kitchen (including complementary tea and coffee). Staff were very helpful and were even happy to print off a trip voucher I hadn't realised needed to be printed. The location was also perfect - we were only a 5 minute walk away from St Stephen's basilica which was ideal for visiting the Christmas markets, and even closer to the Big Bus tours stop so getting around was really easy. Would happily return!
totally loved our stay with the Living Quarters in Budapest. From the ease of the booking process, the clear instructions to get inside the apartment after hours, the warm and cosy apartment and the excellent service during our stay... an absolute gem when you factor in its great location in the Jewish quarter.
I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels and can safely say this has been the most comfortable place I’ve stayed in whilst away. It felt just like home - there was plenty of space for my friend and me (she had the big king size bed and I had my double in the mezzanine loft), the kitchen was well stocked with essentials and modern appliances and the bathroom clean and well set up. It was definitely a lot more pleasant a stay than if we had checked into another impersonal hotel. Cannot recommend this enough.
We stayed here for a weekend inEarly September. Arrived around 10 pm so it was self check in but worked like a dream, the instructions were clear and easy to follow.
The apartment itself was clean and had everything we needed for the weekend.
When we first entered the apartment there was quite a musty smell but it lessened as we were there but seemed to be coming from the bathroom drains. The place itself was spotless and very comfortable. Lots of storage for your own things. The location was perfect. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. The only thing I didn't like was the double bed in the apartment we had was up in the air over the storage and wardrobe space which made it difficult to get in and out and definitely not good if you needed to get down in the middle of the night.
All in all great stay and we would definitely return.
Perfect central pest location. Clean, comfortable and perfect for a relaxing Budapest stay. Bathroom was a great walk in shower. There was a lift when we had to move our bags and there was lots of nearby places to eat and shop. Was also very convenient to the public transport so we could get to the baths. If we ever came to Budapest again we would stay here.