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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 #540 on: April 28, 2019, 09:33:49 AM »
Will be in Budapest in May for 3 days, where is the best place to rent a car online?
Is it hard to drive around Hungary by yourself? (first time there)
Staying at the New York Palace, anyone with any experience with this hotel? Looks like its walking distance to all kosher restaurants.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: April 28, 2019, 09:39:31 AM »
Will be in Budapest in May for 3 days, where is the best place to rent a car online?
Is it hard to drive around Hungary by yourself? (first time there)
Staying at the New York Palace, anyone with any experience with this hotel? Looks like its walking distance to all kosher restaurants.
Not a problem to drive there. I have done it a couple of times.
I would recommend getting a international drivers license,

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« Reply #542 on: April 28, 2019, 09:42:39 AM »
Not a problem to drive there. I have done it a couple of times.
I would recommend getting a international drivers license,

Thank you, I shouldn't have any problems renting a car or driving with my US license, should I?

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« Reply #543 on: April 28, 2019, 09:44:24 AM »
Thank you, I shouldn't have any problems renting a car with my US license, should I?
No problem renting. But god forbid you get stopped, officially you are not licensed

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« Reply #544 on: April 28, 2019, 12:43:33 PM »
No problem renting. But god forbid you get stopped, officially you are not licensed
Are you sure about that? I don't think in Hungary they require International License.

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« Reply #545 on: April 30, 2019, 10:55:34 AM »
any recommendation on a cheap hotel(up to $50), close to the Jewish area?

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« Reply #546 on: April 30, 2019, 10:56:46 AM »
any recommendation on a cheap hotel(up to $50), close to the Jewish area?
continentalhotelbudapest.com

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« Reply #547 on: April 30, 2019, 10:57:20 AM »
any recommendation on a cheap hotel, close to the Jewish area?
K+K Opera is ok.
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« Reply #548 on: April 30, 2019, 11:34:46 AM »
K+K Opera is ok.
continentalhotelbudapest.com

both hotels are not cheap, i am looking for a basic hotel for a group sleeping for a few hours on the way to Kerestir

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« Reply #549 on: April 30, 2019, 11:37:41 AM »
both hotels are not cheap, i am looking for a basic hotel for a group sleeping for a few hours on the way to Kerestir
You and 40,000 others are looking for the same thing. Youre not gonna find cheap there next week. You will probably have to expand the area of your search.
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« Reply #550 on: April 30, 2019, 11:50:39 AM »
Are you sure about that? I don't think in Hungary they require International License.
As I said. The rental does not require it. But it does not hurt to get one. It cost about $20 ,

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« Reply #551 on: April 30, 2019, 11:52:59 AM »
As I said. The rental does not require it. But it does not hurt to get one. It cost about $20 ,
Never needed one in Hungary. Rented many times. Even when pulled over by Police, a few times.
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« Reply #552 on: April 30, 2019, 11:54:50 AM »
Are you sure about that? I don't think in Hungary they require International License.


Never needed one in Hungary. Rented many times. Even when pulled over by Police, a few times.

+1 ive rented and so have alot of people i know without international license.

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As I said. The rental does not require it. But it does not hurt to get one. It cost about $20 ,
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« Reply #554 on: April 30, 2019, 05:16:58 PM »
You and 40,000 others are looking for the same thing. Youre not gonna find cheap there next week. You will probably have to expand the area of your search.

i found a nice hotel, 18 min. walk to the restaurants, the name is atlas city hotel.