Aventura Hostel Budapest | Gay Guide of Budapest

Gay Guide of Budapest

Welcome to wonderful Budapest and welcome to the gay friendly Aventura Boutique Hostel and Apartments!

Here you’ll find the “what”, the “where” and the “when” - we’ll leave the “who” up to you!!!

Like any big city with a big reputation there’s a lot to see and a lot to do - and who wants to waste precious time finding out firsthand which are the best clubs, restaurants and spas? To save you the hassle, we’ve checked out what’s on offer in gay Budapest - and come up with a list of the best gay friendly places, the tastiest, the steamiest and the hottest spots in the city...

Gay Club

AlterEgo Club

Address: 6th ditrict, Dessewffy u. 33. (at the corner of Dessewffy str. and Nagymező str.)

Only 13 minutes walk from Aventura Boutique Hostel!

Gay straight mix club in Budapest. Fills up after about 11, so you might get stuck in the queue. It’s a dance venue, full of pretty young things - so if dancing is what you are looking for. But don’t go just for the drag show!

Budapest Gay Friendly Cafés, Bars & Restaurants

Szociális Helyiség

Address:  Budapest, 7th district, Kazinczy u. 52/c  

Relaxing lesbian and gay friendly gastropub. A good starting/ finishing point if you're in the Budapest downtown area.

Why Not Café

Our favourite!

Address: 5th district, Belgrád rkp. 3.-4.
Open: Mon-Sat 10-04, Sun 12-02.

Located near the Great Market Hall on the Danube bank with a great view over the Gellert Hill. Perfect for a coffee during the afternoon, as the setting sun shines on it’s terrace. Good for pre-party drinks as well.

Why Not Bistro

Address: 5th district, Belgrád rakpart 18.
Open:  Mon-Sun: 12:00-24:00

Nice food next door to Why Not Café. Free WiFi, modern menu on reasonable prices.

Tuk Tuk Bar

Address: Paulai Ede u. 31., District 6
Open:  Open every day from 4 pm till 12 am

Stylish gay friendly cocktail bar, perfect place to start the evening. Asian influenced cocktails, live jazz on Wednesdays.

Pizzeria Club '93

Address: Vas utca 2.
Open: every day: 11:30-24:00.

Good spot for a drink or a good pizza.

Habroló Bisztró

Address: 5th district, Szép utca 1.
Open: every day monday to friday 9 am till dawn - weekend 7 pm till dawn.

Cosy, small and pretty retro gay bistro in Budapest downtown. Good place to hang out and meet the locals.

Gay Parties and Communities in Budapest

Brutkó Diszkó

Bullshit free queer clubbing since 2006 (the same year when Aventura Boutique Hostel has opened). Check out their facebook page for the next party. In winter it’s usually in a club or bar in or around Budapest, in summer an outdoor club to take advantage of the balmy summer weather. Expect house, indietronica, disco.


Snobby party for the beautiful people. Very big and busy. Boys and girlfriends.


Venue: Corvin Bar – Blaha Lújza tér 1-2.

New edgy party. Don’t expect pop! Place for house- and techno-loving people. For party schedule check thair fb page.


One of the coolest parties in town. Pop music, young audience. For upcoming parties check out their website.

Ösztrosokk Lesbian Party

Longest running lesbian dance party in Budapest. Sometimes has parties oppened to guys as well.


Billed as straight friendly gay parties. For events check ou their facebook page or blog.


New monthly gay party with a mixed relax crowd. Less attitude then Garcons.

Cruisinig Bars

CoXx Club

Address: 7th district, Dohányu. 38.
Open: Sun-Thu 21-04, Fri-Sat 21-05

It’s really big and really well-equipped (dark room, prison area, sling room, glory holes etc), theme parties on Saturdays.

Thermal baths and saunas

Rudas bath (Turkish bath)

our recommendation
Address: 1st. district, Döbrentei tér 9.
Open: Opening time of the thermal bath area:
Mon-Wed-Thu-Fri men’s days 6-20,
Tuesday women’s day 6-20,
Saturday, Sunday mixed days 6-17,
Friday, Saturday mixed nights 22-04.

A visit to Rudas is worth it just to lie in the main pool, under a domed roof built by the Turks in the 1560‘s during their long occupation of Hungary. In earlier times the bath was exclusively for men, in the Turkish tradition. Nowadays it is shared - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are men only days. Tuesdays are for women only, while the weekends are mixed. It might be a men-only environment but this is not a gay-friendly place! When you enter you can get a little apron, a strange form of modesty. Rudas has a lot of gay customers, but be discrete.

Sauna 69

Address: Angyal utca 2., District 9.

A more conventional sauna. Finish, infra sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, massage service. Private rooms also available. Towel, sleepers included.

Magnum Sauna

Address: District 8, 2 Csepreghy utca
Open: Monday to Thursday: 1pm to midnight Friday: 1pm to 4 am Saturday to Sunday: 1 am to midnight, non stop.

Magnum is your gay sauna in Budapest with everything you need to relax and meet other guys: steam, sauna, cabins, gym, and a whole lot more.

Useful information

Labrisz Lesbian Association

For events check out their facebook page.

Pink Budapest

Gay tourist information. Printed copy is available in Aventura Boutique Hostel.

Humen Magazin

Gay tourist information. Printed copy is available in Aventura Boutique Hostel.


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