House swap in Budapest

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Budapest and live (and work) like a local!

Discover new places

Work during the day and explore your new location in the evenings and weekends. Save vacation days by combining both!

Free accommodation

We don’t require (expensive) memberships. Swaphouse is 100% free. No money is exchanged in the entire process.

All the amenities you need

All homes feature fast WiFi and dedicated workspace(s). You can expect everything you need to live and work from there.

About Budapest

Budapest follows Central European Time (CET, UTC+1) and switches to UTC+2 (CEST) during summer months.
Main language
Warm summers and cold winters with moderate rainfall.
Closest airport
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, the largest in Hungary.
Intl. train station
Budapest Keleti
The main international and inter-city railway station, connecting Hungary to neighboring countries.
Near beach?
Budapest is inland by the Danube River; there are no nearby sea beaches.
Near mountains?
± 100km
The Buda side of Budapest is hilly, with the Tatra Mountains further north.
Local Cuisine
Gulyás (Goulash)
A hearty stew with meat, vegetables, and paprika; Hungary's national dish.
Hungarian Forint
Hungarian Forint (Ft - HUF)
Must see
Buda Castle
Historic castle and palace complex, offering panoramic views of the Danube and Pest side of city.
Hidden gem
Hospital in the Rock
A former secret emergency hospital & nuclear bunker, now a museum about wartime medicine.
Water quality
Tap water is sourced from deep thermal springs, treated and safe to drink.
Home Swap Budapest - Exploring Budapest: A Remote Worker's Paradise

Exploring Budapest: A Remote Worker's Paradise

When it comes to digital infrastructure, Budapest is well-equipped to cater to remote workers. In addition to its many co-working spaces, the city has a high-speed internet connection that reaches nearly every corner of the city. You can work comfortably from any cafe or restaurant while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or a traditional Hungarian dish. Many co-working spaces also offer printing and scanning services, making it easy to get your work done.

Home Swap Budapest - Live like a Local

Live like a Local

Swaphouse is a perfect solution for digital nomads and remote workers who want to stay in a comfortable and stylish apartment while exploring the city like a local. Budapest has an extensive network of home swapping options that provide a home-like atmosphere, including a kitchen, comfortable living space, and a private workspace. You can experience the city's unique culture, food, and history while enjoying the convenience of a fully equipped home.

Home Swap Budapest - Discovering the History of Budapest

Discovering the History of Budapest

Budapest has a rich and complicated history that reflects the changing fortunes of Central Europe over the centuries. The Hungarian Parliament Building is an iconic landmark that is not to be missed, with its stunning architecture and ornate decorations. The Buda Castle is also worth visiting for its history, and the stunning views it offers of the city below. To gain a deeper understanding of the city's past, the Museum of Hungarian History is an excellent resource, with exhibits spanning from the prehistoric era to the present day.

Home Swap Budapest - Exploring the Food Scene

Exploring the Food Scene

Hungarian cuisine is an essential part of Budapest's cultural identity, and the city is home to many excellent restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors. Hungarian cuisine is known for its hearty dishes like goulash, porkolt, and langos, which are perfect for fueling a day of work or exploration. The Central Market Hall is a great place to sample local delicacies, and it offers a vast selection of fruits, vegetables, meats, and baked goods.

Home Swap Budapest - Relaxing in Budapest's Thermal Baths

Relaxing in Budapest's Thermal Baths

Budapest is famous for its thermal baths, and they are an essential part of the city's culture and history. The Szechenyi Thermal Bath is one of the largest and most famous, with its yellow palatial buildings, hot pools, and saunas. The Gellert Baths, located inside the famous Gellert Hotel, is also worth visiting for its Art Nouveau decor and indoor wave pool. Many of the city's thermal baths also offer spa treatments, such as massages, facials, and pedicures, making them an excellent way to relax after a long day of work.

Home Swap Budapest - Enjoying Budapest's Nightlife

Enjoying Budapest's Nightlife

Budapest's nightlife scene is legendary, and it's a must-see for anyone visiting the city. From rooftop bars with stunning views of the city to underground clubs with live music, Budapest has something for everyone. The city's ruin bars, which are located in abandoned buildings and courtyards throughout the city, are a unique experience and a testament to the city's creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Some of the most popular ruin bars include Szimpla Kert, Instant, and Fogas Haz.

Home Swap Budapest - Experiencing Budapest's Art and Culture

Experiencing Budapest's Art and Culture

Budapest is home to a vibrant art and culture scene, with many museums, galleries, and theaters located throughout the city. The Hungarian National Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in the country's history, art, and culture. The Hungarian State Opera House is also worth visiting, with its impressive architecture and top-notch performances. The city is also home to many contemporary art galleries, such as the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art and the Vasarely Museum.

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