Fodor's Expert Review Brody House

10 Bródy Sándor utca, Budapest, Budapest, 1088, Hungary See on Map

We don't mean to rave, but: Brody House? We. Love. It. This hip-as-you-like guesthouse is housed in a beautifully crumbly old palace, but its vibe inside is as Instagram-ready as any hotel we've ever seen, from the authentically distressed paintwork on the walls to the anglepoise lamp chandeliers in the rooms, known as 'spider lamps'. Every room is named after the local artist whose work adorns the walls (and who often stayed there back when it was a private house); it also offers a few apartments. Brody House also serves as a private arts club, so members will be coming and going in the common areas. And the (almost) best thing? It's centrally located and incredibly reasonably priced.

room

High ceilings, funky artwork, and traditional rugs; the rooms are all individual and cool, and some are accessed down a cute winter garden corridor, only adding to the vibe. But comfort isn't sacrificed for style: there's air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and free cots for babies.

bathroom

Some of the bathrooms have gorgeous freestanding bathtubs, but others have showers. All have funky lightbulb mirrors and 'upcycled' magazine wallpaper, and Brody's own-brand toiletries.

lobby

Going into Brody House can feel a little intimidating--it began life as a private club and still has that vibe, but buzz the buzzer and head up the beautiful old stairs to reach the reception desk at the top, and the trendy, friendly staff who man it.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There's no lift as a result of the buliding's age.

dining

There's no restaurant, but breakfast is served in the cool bar/lounge/workspace area of the hotel, where reclaimed furniture, modern artworks and softly playing guitar music gel with the treetop views out of the windows.

drinking

The hotel has its own honesty bar in the funky couple of rooms that double up as the lobby, reception and breakfast room, as well as a workspace for members in the day. However, it shuts at 8pm, because for all their hipness, the hotel owners understand that guests want sleep.

Don't miss a visit to Brody Studios, the 'social space' of Brody Land - a cool private members' club that guests are granted membership to during their stay.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel is in the midst of Pest's downtown charms, and is otherwise walking distance from many sights. The metro stop is right across the square.

Restaurants

The hip staff recommend Borssó Bistro (7-minute walk) for great vibes and French-influenced Hungarian food. They also like al dente (7-minute walk), for a cozy Italian evening.

Bars

The city's hip Jewish quarter is only 10 minutes or so away, and boasts some of the city's best bars, including the famous 'ruin bar' Szimpla Kert (9-minute walk) - a vibe you obviously like if you're staying at Brody House. Or mix with students and the left-wing intelligentsia at the buzzing Kisüzem (5-minute walk).

WHY WE LIKE IT

Hip but friendly, individual but affordable, with unique rooms and a cool backstory (the artists often actually lived in the rooms they now lend their names and artwork to), Brody House is probably Budapest's most interesting place to stay. Just don't complain on TripAdvisor that the paintwork is peeling off the walls in the staircase... as the cool kids know, that's all part of the look.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sceney
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 1-550–7363

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