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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are on the same block.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals) Supervision: Orthodox Rabbinate
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes. Supervision: Rabbi Oberlander - Chabad -    Menu
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael   English Menu     Hebrew Menu
-Kosher Butcher Shop on Dob u, behind the Kazincy shul courtyard. delicious smoked salami and turkey
-Kosher Market as well on Dohany u 36 - standard israeli and even american brands. Also sells locally baked goods with Rabbi Oberlanders hashgacha. Fresh daily.
- Fröhlich Cukrászda (cakes, coffee, pastries) Dob u 22 - try Flodni

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 7:00 and mincha maariv 15 Minutes before shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander. Shachris: Sun. 9:00, other days at 7:00 with breakfast served after davening, except Sunday.
-Other Chabad shul is geared towards Israeli tourists
-Chevra shas during the week and in the main shul across the courtyard on shabbos. You can check with Rabbi Oberlander about his minyanim

mikveh
on Kazincy open from 6:00, the code is written on the door, towels provided, entrance fee 500 HUF

Things to Do:
Pest side of city Chain Bridge:
-Parliament
-Terror museum
- Vaci U shopping area (watch out for pickpockets and scam artist),
-Andrassy U High end shops
-Embassies
-State Opera House
-Heroes square at the end of Andrassy u.
-National Museum
-Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Buda side of city:
-Tram ride up Castle Hill
-Fishermans Bastion
-Danube river cruise
-Bronze shoe holocaust memorial on the bank of the Danube

Hotels: (Doesnt pay to use any points at any of the hotel chains)
-Gellert nice but overpriced
-Four Seasons nice but overpriced
-Kempinski (Usually very cheap $100 a night)
- Continental, on Dohany street
- Astoria

Getting Around:
-Its a beautiful city to walk around.
-They had uber until recently. Uber suspended operations in Budapest in July 2016.
-Cabs can and will rip you off...especially those parked outside hotels.
-Use app called Taxify. Its similar to Uber. Use promo code TAXIFYBP for 1000 HUF first ride
-Airport to city should be flat fee make sure you dont get scammed.
- http://www.minibud.hu/en Airport Transfer from city center, hop on hop off sightseeing tour with English and Hebrew audio
- BKK Budapest 24-hour travelcard HUF 1650 ($5.60), they also have multi-day options
- BKK Budapest 24-hour group travelcard (for 1-5 passengers traveling together) HUF 3300
- Bus 200E from the airport to Metro gets you into the city in 1 hour
- Bus 100E from the airport to the city center (stops: Kálvin tér, Astoria, Deák tér) - HUF 900

Notes:
Avoid Euronet ATMs at tourist sites. Use bank ATMs. Always decline the "exchange guarantee" the ATM operator is offering you, choose local currency, your own bank will have a better exchange rate than what the ATM is offering you. The ATM "exchange guarantee" is a scam and hidden fee that should be avoided.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #480 on: July 31, 2018, 01:26:09 AM »
How long before flight shud I arrive to airport for flight to TLV?( Flight is 6 a.m.)

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #481 on: July 31, 2018, 03:01:16 AM »
1.5-2.0 should be fine.

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« Reply #482 on: July 31, 2018, 03:12:13 AM »

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #483 on: August 01, 2018, 01:56:16 PM »
Just used Taxify app, was great , similar to Uber. Use promo code TAXIFYBP for 1000 HUF first ride

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #484 on: August 16, 2018, 07:36:54 PM »
Traveling to Budapest next week by myself..single guy...where do y'all suggest is best to have Friday night dinner?  Carmel, Hanna, or Chabad? Definitely don't want to be at a table by myself and I enjoy mingling with the locals.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #485 on: August 16, 2018, 08:32:51 PM »
Traveling to Budapest next week by myself..single guy...where do y'all suggest is best to have Friday night dinner?  Carmel, Hanna, or Chabad? Definitely don't want to be at a table by myself and I enjoy mingling with the locals.
go to keriester for uplifting shabbos

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #486 on: August 16, 2018, 08:50:40 PM »
Cholent street fair - Kazinczy St 8/26 11am-9pm

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #487 on: August 16, 2018, 10:44:46 PM »
Cholent street fair - Kazinczy St 8/26 11am-9pm

Yep, saw that! I'll be there eating 4 cholents before my flight sunday LOL

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #488 on: August 16, 2018, 10:45:40 PM »
go to keriester for uplifting shabbos

Sounds amazing but i'm staying in the city, only there for 2 days.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #489 on: August 16, 2018, 11:00:21 PM »
Yep, saw that! I'll be there eating 4 cholents before my flight sunday LOL
Enjoy. I am glad I am not on that flight  ;D

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« Reply #490 on: Yesterday at 06:31:27 AM »
Enjoy. I am glad I am not on that flight  ;D
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: Today at 05:14:22 PM »
Trying to book some hotels. Needs to be near the National Tennis Center located here  Mikoviny u. 6, Budapest, 1037 Hungary

- Can someone tell me the difference between staying somewhere like the Hilton City location versus the Hilton location near the castle district?
It seems like the City center would be closer to the Tennis Center and more centrally located as well.

Any thoughts on this and which area is better to stay in?

Thanks in advance !
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