Brody House – Staying at arty Brody House gives a pass to join a community of urban creatives.
An artist’s atelier turned hotel, Brody House is likely different than every other hotel. Yes, there’s the art, everywhere, by the many artists who have worked here (most pieces are for sale), but when getting a room here, guests are also joining a community of creatives and gaining entry to an array of events, parties, and happenings organized by the mothership, Brodyland. The rooms themselves are each unique and built around an artist’s vision. The result is an upcycled-chic look with comforts that are more eclectic than modern.
Brody House – Location
- Address: Bródy Sándor utca 10, Budapest.
- Nearest Metro/Subway: Kálvin tér (0.2 mile) and Astoria (0.3 mile).
- Area: On a quiet street just across from the Hungarian National Museum and its surrounding park. You’ll feel quite arty and out of the tourist zone here, although sights such as the best ruin bars, coffee houses, and the Great Synagogue are around an 8-minute walk away only.
- How to Get There: Affordable door-to-door airport shuttles run about every 20 minutes and take around 40 minutes (12 miles). Alternately, taxis are widely available, and the hotel can arrange pick-up and drop-off.
- Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €30 from the airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
- Handy to: Hungarian National Museum, Ruin Bars, Coffee Houses.
Brody House – The Basics
- Ages: The Brody House attracts arty types of all ages, including young creatives. Families are welcome, and the facilities and location are great for them, although there are no special services.
- View: Not all rooms have views, but those that do, look out over the National Museum of Budapest.
- Kitchen: Julia’s Studio has a full kitchen, while Weiler’s Studio has a smaller but still very useable kitchenette.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: There are no private pools or jacuzzis.
- Extras: When you’re a guest at Brody House, you become part of the Brodyland Members’ Club that gives you access to the group’s venues throughout the city, including special events like artist workshops and pub quizzes.
- When to Book: Reserve at least 3 months in advance for May through September and during the Christmas holidays. A month or 2 in advance is usually good for April through October, and you’ll have no trouble finding a last-minute room from January through March.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +36 1 550 7363
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: brody.land
Brody House – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center.
- For Disabled Guests: There is no lift, and guests have to go up a large staircase to reach the rooms.
- For Families: Families are welcome and a few rooms work well for them. Baby cots are free and children under 6 stay free of charge.
- Activities: Being part of Brodyland gives you access to member activities around the city, including literary and music events.
Brody House – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Breakfast is served in the lounge area that’s covered in fantastic art and feels more like a bohemian living room than a restaurant. Lunch and dinner are available when there are workshops.
- Lounge/Bar: The same lounge area has an honesty bar where you can make yourself a drink, and craft cocktails are available on nights when there are workshops or events.
- Breakfast: Optional. Served in the lounge from 7.30am to 10am.
- Room Service: Not available aside from a “Fizz bucket” – champagne, ice bucket, and glasses brought to your room.
Brody House – Rooms
- Room Types: Single Room • Double Room • Studio • Suite • List of all Rooms
- Smoking Rooms: The rooms at Brody House are 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: Each of the 10 rooms at Brody House is completely unique, so the best room is really a matter of taste. For space, the split-level Weiler’s Studio is the top choice, while the Photo Room has good light and the best bathroom.
- For Families: Julia’s Studio which sleeps 4 and has a fully-equipped kitchen, and the split-level Weiler’s Studio which sleeps 6 and has a kitchenette, are the best options for families.
Brody House – Local Transport
- Walking: It’s easy to walk almost anywhere from here. Restaurants, bars, and shops are steps away, and many sights on the Buda side of the city are within a 20-minute walk.
- Subway and Bus: The 2 nearby Metro stations (each a 5-minute walk) serve lines 2, 3, and 4. It’s also a short walk to a few tram and bus stations.
- Taxis, Uber, Lyft: Uber and Lyft do not operate in Budapest, but taxis are plentiful and generally reliable.
Brody House – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Jewish Heritage Tours – Tour the main synagogues and the Jewish Quarter with a knowledgeable guide. Hotel pick-up.
- Tasting Table – Friendly space to learn about taste and revel in Hungarian wines. Start location: 2-minute walk (150m).
- Tuk Tuk Taxi – Tour the city’s sights uniquely, in a tuk tuk. Start Location: 13-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- Silverline Cruises – Luxury 3-hour dinner cruises on the Danube with music and Hungarian dancers. Start location: 18-minute walk (1 mile).
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Múzeum – Beautiful restaurant, well over a century old, with live piano music and fine Hungarian fare, and perfect for a special occasion. (150m).
- Karolyi Etterem – An elegant Budapest coffee house that’s gone with the times by going completely gluten-free. (0.4 mile).
- À Table – French bakery café with excellent cakes and pastries. (0.4 mile).
- Kárpátia – Be serenaded by gypsy music while dining on fine Hungarian cuisine in an authentic circa 1877 setting. (0.4 mile).
- Káravan – Food court that remains open late for ruin bar revelers with lots of choices from burgers to vegan food. (0.4 mile).
- Gettó Gulyas – Hearty, modern, and delicious Hungarian fare with good prices and wine list in a modern-meets-retro-grandma setting. (0.4 mile).
- Tel Aviv Café – Clean, modern place with great food from shakshuka at breakfast to Mediterranean dishes at lunch and dinner. (0.5 mile).
- Fat Mama – Home smoked barbeque and good egg-oriented breakfasts are found at this modern place. (0.5 mile).
- Barack & Szilva – Easy to love, country-style Hungarian food prepared by a husband and wife team – great neighborhood vibe. (0.6 mile).
- Monk’s Bistro – Fine dining bistro with an open kitchen and beautifully presented, seasonally-driven international fare. (0.6 mile).
- Kuglof – One of the best breakfast spots in the city with wonderful baked goods and sidewalk seating. (0.6 mile).
- Belvarosi Disznotoros – Stand up at the counter with locals to partake in a Hungarian meat feast. (0.7 mile).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Szimpla Kert – Lively, large, and beautifully dilapidated graffiti-covered pub that is the pinnacle of ruin bar style. (0.4 mile).
- Hops Beer Bar – Great craft pub with lots of imported varieties and a sociable owner. (0.4 mile).
- Vicky Barcelona – Grab some tapas then dance the night away at this Spanish bar, restaurant, and dance club. (0.4 mile).
- Doblo – For something more refined, head to this candle-lit wine bar to enjoy Hungarian wine alongside meat and cheese plates. (0.5 mile).
- Füge Udvar – Grab a seat next to some new friends at this sprawling, social ruin bar. (0.6 mile).
Best Nearby Cafes
- Fekete – Tiny coffee shop selling espresso drinks to squeeze in and stay, or take away. (0.2 mile).
- Central Café – Another old world gem, once frequented by the city’s literature set. The surroundings are a dreamy spot for coffee, cake, or even a meal. (0.4 mile).
- New York Café – Be prepared to wait in line in high season for a table at this grand and opulent coffee house covered in elaborate paintings and gold trimmings – it’s very expensive but it’s an experience just to see the place. (0.7 mile).
Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops
- Központi Antikvárium – The biggest and oldest bookshop in Eastern Europe sells used books, fascinating old maps, and more. (0.2 mile).
- Rózsavölgyi Chocolates – Handmade chocolates in a tiny shop with lots of unusual flavors such as Balsamic vinegar. (0.4 mile).
- Szimpla Farmers’ Market – A Sunday-only farmers’ market within a ruin pub is a wonderful thing to behold. An excellent buffet breakfast is also served and worth crawling out of bed for. (0.4 mile).
- WonderLAB Concept Store – A collection of local designers selling everything from jewelry and furniture to clothing. (0.5 mile).
- Vass Shoes – Hand-made, covetable men’s footwear made ready to wear or by custom order. (0.6 mile).
- Bomo Art – Beautiful paper goods, notebooks, and more. (0.7 mile).
- Hungarian National Museum – Follow Hungarian history from geologic formation through the common era. Some of the country’s most important relics are housed here, including a beautiful Roman mosaic and a piano used by both Beethoven and Liszt. (0.2 mile).
- Ervin Szabó Library – Several simply breathtaking reading rooms are open to the public in this massive library (it holds around 2.4 million titles) in a converted neo-baroque palace. (0.2 mile).
- Károlyi Garden – This French style park is the oldest garden in Budapest and has lots of flora, winding pathways, a playground for kids, and a resident bunny rabbit. (0.2 mile).
- Trapéz Gallery – Contemporary art gallery featuring changing exhibits of works by up and coming artists in a variety of genres. (0.3 mile).
- Petofi Literary Museum – There’s a permanent exhibit here about the Hungarian poet after whom the museum was named as well as films and more permanent and rotating exhibits, many very interesting if you love literature. (0.4 mile).
- Great Synagogue – The largest Jewish place of worship outside of New York. Take a tour, and don’t miss the gardens with its moving memorials and sculptures. (0.4 mile).
- Váci Street – Budapest’s busy and chic pedestrian-only shopping street. (0.6 mile).
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- City SPAR – Small but well-stocked grocery store. (0.4 mile).