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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.

Drivers
Shlome Hernadi - +36 (209) 348-917 - liszka1953@gmail.com
Alex - +36 (30) 2042998
Shlome Kurtz - +36 (30) 3556735 - slajme@gmail.com
Meir Gluck - +36 (20) 4602373
Janos Bene - +36 (20) 9342408 - rentacarhungary@gmail.com
Berish Goldmann - +36 (70) 4524900 - forma11562@gmail.com
Bence Bekassy - +36 (70) 558 5405 - ben@busrentalbudapest.hu
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: August 24, 2016, 08:32:57 PM »
Can i buy cholov yodtsel milk in Budapest?

IIRC there's a small shop near the Kazinzky shul that sells milk too.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: August 26, 2016, 10:02:01 AM »
Any kosher stores open motze shabbos?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: August 26, 2016, 10:17:47 AM »
Any kosher stores open motze shabbos?
Stores? I don't think so. Shabbos ends about 8:30 nowadays.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: August 26, 2016, 10:27:46 AM »
Any kosher stores open motze shabbos?
Not when I was there

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: September 01, 2016, 03:13:42 PM »
Anyone have experience renting a car in and drive to kerestir ? any good hotels / kosher food nearby?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: September 01, 2016, 03:36:41 PM »
Anyone have experience renting a car in and drive to kerestir ? any good hotels / kosher food nearby?
Very simple and easy, things to be aware:
  • Make sure you get automatic if you don't know manual
  • you need to buy a tool pass or the rental will charge you
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: September 01, 2016, 05:33:14 PM »
Anyone have experience renting a car in and drive to kerestir ? any good hotels / kosher food nearby?
There is Hachnosas Orchim in Madd which should be the closest. And also in Eehel.  You should really stop by in Liska if you're going to Kerestir. It's 10 minutes away and you might as well respect R'Shayele's Rebbe.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: September 01, 2016, 06:00:35 PM »
Anyone have experience renting a car in and drive to kerestir ? any good hotels / kosher food nearby?
Next door to R shayale's house, they started having food all year.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: September 02, 2016, 09:48:17 AM »
Next door to R shayale's house, they started having food all year.
That's new.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: September 02, 2016, 09:50:44 AM »
That's new.
There are two Hachnosas Orchim houses in Kerestir that serve meals all year around. Last week they served fresh rolls, vegetable soup, salad, beef and ferfal and even a dessert.

Both are new.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: September 04, 2016, 01:42:39 PM »
What about where to sleep ? and should i to rent a car or just take a driver to and from the airport?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: September 04, 2016, 05:02:48 PM »
What about where to sleep ? and should i to rent a car or just take a driver to and from the airport?
You can rent or take  a driver (renting should probably come out cheaper)
You can sleep at any hotel or Kerestir has a Hachnuses Orchim
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: September 05, 2016, 10:06:03 PM »
There is Hachnosas Orchim in Madd which should be the closest. And also in Eehel.  You should really stop by in Liska if you're going to Kerestir. It's 10 minutes away and you might as well respect R'Shayele's Rebbe.
Liska is very dangerous. Do not go there unless you are with someone who knows the area well. The tzion is surrounded by gypsies who can and will physically threaten/rob you.

There are decent hotels in miskolc and nyireghaza. Other than those you will either be in a hachnusas orchim type situation or a dump.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: September 08, 2016, 03:06:06 PM »
Not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but deciding between Budapest, Vienna & Prague, which place would be the best base for a few days of touring, in terms of Kosher food/hotels, pricing, things to do...

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: September 08, 2016, 03:16:28 PM »
Not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but deciding between Budapest, Vienna & Prague, which place would be the best base for a few days of touring, in terms of Kosher food/hotels, pricing, things to do...
that depends on what you want to see, but I would vote for Prague