Nightmare in Budapest
Nightmare in Budapest
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2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Our everyday show is „The Nightmare”, in which you encounter creatures and lords of the dark while you descend deeper and deeper into their realm. During this horrific tour you have to find your way through multiple chambers and labyrinths spread across 400 m2 while constantly bargaining or perhaps running for your life. Are you brave enough to enter and face your fears? And we have 2 escape games here. BURYING ALIVE - Escape game You have 60 minutes to escape from your grave... Number of players: 2 HORROR FARM - Escape game Clueless trespassers entered the horror farm not knowing that it's inhabitants are at home. These creatures don't like visitors so they are putting them in cages. Will you be able to escape the farm? Number of players: 4-6 person (recommended player number 4-5 person).
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Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
How to get there
  • Blaha Lujza tér • 4 min walk
  • Astoria • 7 min walk
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  • Leonie G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nightmare in Budapest - wonderful experience!
    Myself, my husband and our two best friends had the best experience at Nightmare on the weekend. It was absolutely terrifying but in the best way possible, we had such a fun, exhilarating and hilarious time! The set was really well thought out, the actors were very convincing and interactive and the staff were very welcoming. We absolutely loved it and would recommend to anyone visiting Budapest. Thanks for a wonderful experience ☺️
    Thank You so much! :)
    Written October 18, 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Chris Nicholas
    Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent value for money! If you have the chance to go you will not regret it!
    Superb experience! My girlfriend and I had such a great time going through...the acting was amazing and you are really made to feel like you are in a haunted house with the excellent props and decor. 100% would recommend, we did it as a couple and it was brilliant but I am sure doing it as a group would add to the experience. 10/10 and my girlfriend and I are still talking and laughing about it some hours later.
    Thank You so much! :)
    Written November 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Hasan S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    first hunted house experience
    First hunted house, that was really fun. The actors are really good, scary enough that you get a rush from time to time. its takes around 20 mins, you have to play their game, it is not just running away from zombies!
    Thank You very much! :)
    Written December 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 28, 2023
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Hasan S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
First hunted house, that was really fun. The actors are really good, scary enough that you get a rush from time to time. its takes around 20 mins, you have to play their game, it is not just running away from zombies!
Written December 28, 2023
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Thank You very much! :)
Written December 29, 2023
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Leonie G
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Myself, my husband and our two best friends had the best experience at Nightmare on the weekend. It was absolutely terrifying but in the best way possible, we had such a fun, exhilarating and hilarious time! The set was really well thought out, the actors were very convincing and interactive and the staff were very welcoming. We absolutely loved it and would recommend to anyone visiting Budapest. Thanks for a wonderful experience ☺️
Written October 17, 2023
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Thank You so much! :)
Written October 18, 2023
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Laura
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Me and my husband went to the horror house and was honestly one of the highlights of our trip to Budapest.
The staff were friendly and welcoming when we came in, explained the rules inside the house and off you go.
Absolutely terrifying, the actors do a great job, and we screamed half the way around.
They do touch you but always in a careful way. This just added to the authenticity of the experience.
They even sent us some very entertaining videos afterwards of us running around screaming.
Thrill seekers, definitely take the time to visit this place!
Written April 13, 2023
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Thank You so much!!! :)
Written April 14, 2023
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Jody Lacey
Bristol, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My partner and I did this escape experience on our trip to Budapest. First impressions of the building were really good. Staff were enthusiastic. We wont say much about the experience itself except it was thrilling and very scary.
One note - this escape room is not appropriate if you suffer claustrophobia. We dont and still made us sweat a bit.
We didnt do the horror experience but the bits we did see be well worth it!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Thank You very much! :)
Written January 17, 2020
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Daniel B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Very friendly and accommodating member of staff on reception as we arrived early and they were able to accommodate us. Lots of jump scares and surprises. Good story and funny moments too. Recommend if looking for something different to do in Budapest.
Written April 18, 2023
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Thank You very much! :)
Written April 18, 2023
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Culturey_Poultry
Plymouth, UK22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
AVOID!! I took part in the ‘Nightmare in Budapest’ experience when on a recent trip to Budapest (January 2019). I have taken part in similar experiences before, and LOVE being scared, so was totally up for the whole experience. However, the whole experience proved to be a massive let-down, as a result of one of the actors inside – his behaviour was completely unacceptable, and verged on physical abuse. Specifically, in his section of the experience, he deliberately kicked me in my leg, after I had just told him I had a bad knee on that side. He continually screamed very very loudly right in my ear, and spat all over my face while he was doing so. He also struck in in the face at one point. Then, to make things worse, when we told him we had had enough and we were leaving his section…he proceeded to ask me to stand with my hands on the wall, and screamed at other members of the group to ‘slap her ass’…seriously!! These were his exact words! I mean, what is up with that? This guy has got some serious issues!!… This section was perverse, humiliating, and completely out of keeping with the rest of the experience. All of the rest of the actors were great, and the scary theme was apparent in all of the other parts of the experience. I have no problem with being grabbed, or even carried off, and all of the rest of the actors behaved in a perfectly acceptable manner. But in the section with this particular actor there was NOTHING scary – just pure intimidation tactics, physical abuse, and weird humiliation. I am very annoyed at myself for going along with what he was asking me to do for so long, but when you go in to these things you sign up to trust the actors and just go along with the whole experience. But – this is on the basis that you trust no-one will physically hurt or abuse you!! To be kicked in the leg after telling someone you have an injury there is, frankly, appalling and absolutely unacceptable, and as for ‘slapping my ass’…I mean, what has that got to do with a scary horror experience exactly???? So strange and COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. That one actor let the whole experience down, and I will be telling people to avoid this experience as a result. When we came out and reported what had happened to the manager he shrugged his shoulders and didn’t seem to care in the slightest. Nightmare in Budapest really need to address this issue – this one actor needs to be fired – his behaviour was unacceptable, verging on abusive. What a let down.
Written February 7, 2019
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Dear Culturey Poultry! Thank you for your review! We are certain none of our actors would act aggressively with any of our guests. The rules are made clear to everyone before the show. We also make sure to note every guest's special health conditions, so nothing like this occurs. The guests are warned of disturbing, loud and strong noises and screaming beforehand. However we will definitely try to investigate the matter. We are happy that in the end you enjoyed the show.
Written February 12, 2019
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emily
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
a friend and i were really excited about doing this experience. however we did not find it very scary and was verging on boring.near the end of the experience one of the actors slammed my head down on a table and asked "is it scary now?", this caused a huge bruise and cut on my head as well as a cut lip which bled. we left and complained to the man at the desk who was just plain rude and shouted at us in Hungarian. completely unacceptable as I'm pretty sure slamming someones head on the table isn't part of the act!! have seen lots of reviews saying similar things so best to avoid !
Written March 1, 2019
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Dear Emily! Often it is part of the act that the actors are putting the visitors head on a table. The problem is that later it turned out that both of you have been in a drunken state when you entered the show. In the house rules it is obviously stated that it is forbidden to enter the show when a person is in a drunken state as well as that everyone enters the show on their own responsibility. It is up to every individual to decide that if they want to enter the show or if they feel themselves competent enough to enter the show. This incident draw our attention towards this long standing issue and we made the decision that from now on we will deny entry from individuals who are drunk or seem drunken. If it turns out during the show that one of the guests or the whole group are under the influence of alcohol they will immediately be escorted out from the show. It is not an easy task however because we are not the police and we don't have the necessary equipment to scan the alcohol level. After you finished with the show, you have asked for a refund and we gave your money back. You had the receipt in your hands about the deletion of your transaction and even so you continued your complaint and wanted us to pay the money back in cash. The receptionist has denied this from you. We want everyone to know that there is a safe word if the experience is too much for an individual when they say it out we stop immediately and they can leave. We are deeply sorry about what happened. This incident was an enlightening experience to us as well.
Written March 5, 2019
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inmaplo
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
After being at a couple of haunted houses, my partner and I expected this experience to be completely different. Scary, but enjoyable. We were advised the performers could touch us, but we were never told they would grab us and insult us. They lifted me in the air and at one point they grabbed my throat and my neck quite hard. That was it for me. We stopped the game right there because it's okay to be scary, call us names (such as p**sy), even grab our arms, but once there is strength used, that's crossing the line. This behavior should at least be advertised. We came expecting to have a good time and we left feeling angry and disgusted.
Written October 31, 2019
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Dear inmaplo! We are deeply sorry to hear that such an incident happened to you! We are always trying to give the best horror experience and our actors are going for great lenghts to do that. We have a strict rule about handling our guests and because of that we made the necessary steps toward the actor so incidents like this will never happen again.
Written December 31, 2019
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Theo S
Wuppertal, Germany24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We liked it a lot. There is a concept and these guys are doing a great job.

It’s a good mix of „simple“ horror and little tasks.

Written December 30, 2019
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Thank You very much! :)
Written December 31, 2019
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mroy
Kilmarnock, UK224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The five of us went on our last evening in Budapest. We were not sure what to expect but boy were we scared. So much so we only made it out of the first room before we surrendered. Don't let that put you of cos we are a bunch of woosies. I had a walk through afterwards to see what the rest was like and I don't think I would have made it to the end, All that said I don't know when I laughed as much afterwards. Worth every Huf!!
Written September 18, 2019
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Thank You very much! :) We really liked you as a group, you made our day! :)
Written September 24, 2019
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