Rudas Baths
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
This thermal bath, built by the Turks in 1566, retains a strong Islamic style.
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Neighborhood: Gellért Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
How to get there
  • Ferenciek tere • 10 min walk
  • Fővám tér • 10 min walk
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  • magviajemas
    Los Angeles, California502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tuesday- Females Only
    I went last Tuesday which is females only day. I got the basic ticket because I wasn’t sure how long I will be staying. You will need a swimsuit, towel, and slippers. They are available for purchase, but better to bring your own. Don’t forget your lotion as well. I used a little bag to put my towel and waterbottle. They have two faucets (hot n cold) available for drinking near the sauna. Others hang their towels in the racks or just on the bench, but it’s good to have a bag so you know which one is yours. It has small pools with different temperature. I moved from different ones and the sauna. I also got a massage which I just booked an hour after I was there. I was able to take a nap after the massage in the quiet room. Next time, I would book it an hour before I plan to leave. They have a restaurant, but I had some fruits before going there so I was able to stay for hours. I enjoyed my turkish bath experience and I recommend it. I look forward to returning when I visit Budapest again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Lionel S
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I nearly didn’t go because of the reviews on here! But I’m glad I did.
    Lots of poor reviews on here about the smell and cleanliness. Ok these is a slight smell but it’s the natural minerals etc in the hot water no big deal. It was clean and the staff were also fine. It’s not clearly signposted where all the different pools are but we found them all and went in each one. We borrowed our towels from the hotel and I planned on buying flip flops etc as it says they are essential on the website. It’s not essential. They would prefer you wore some footwear but I didn’t and it was fine. The wrist band operated the lockers to put your stuff in. Go and visit it’s good fun and a good Budapest experience especially the 42 degree pool!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Ben R
    Ditchling, United Kingdom211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal visit - looks stunning following redevelopment
    These baths are stunning with a wide range of saunas and pools. The steam baths are particularly impressive with beautiful architecture. The rooftop pool is also a unique, must not miss experience. Although there have been some negative reviews, we think that following recent redevelopment these might be the nicest baths in Budapest!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Rory Rudkin
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Excellent place to visit. £19 for unlimited access all day to the saunas, spas and Turkish baths. Also got a reasonably priced massage. The cafe is delicious and cheap. 10/10 would recommend highly. Also quieter than some of the more popular tourist baths.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Callipage
    Stamford, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    traditional and modern at the same time
    very surprised to see the modern side of these baths as we were expecting a really traditional experience but in fact the other side of the building marked steam rooms is very old and traditional and very beautiful. The other side has similar pools but modern and the roof top terrace with spa out there overlooking the river is sensational. Good value as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • MuchHadhamPieClub
    London, United Kingdom74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique experience
    This is an old bath house and it is just soooo different. It’s quaint and it almost makes you feel you are stepping back in time. Four baths (different temperatures) around a central hot bath which is under the dome. It’s really pretty. Sauna and steam room off the side of the baths and relaxations rooms and massage rooms are available. Take a towel as you have to buy one for about £7. Note it does smell - but that is normal for thermal baths. It is Ladies day on Tuesday. Otherwise I think it’s entirely men only.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Kim S
    Orlando, Florida49 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Authentic
    This is a very authentic bath in Budapest. The staff warms up if you’re really warm to them. Not easy to navigate.. stay with your group or give clear directions where you’re going because there’s many levels. Maybe check out baths that is Ghellant or Gallant (sp) friends went there and enjoyed. Bring towel and sturdy flip flops. Bathing cap only if you’re going to swim laps or want to stand out : )
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Max M.
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chilling
    The cold and warm pool is great for relaxation. The pool outside is fine. Cabins are also fine and friendly. Hair dryers are not heating well. For the price they should give a towel and a pair of sandals. The Turkish was our favorite spot. Sauna was great too.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • AmaMamma
    Rome, Italy33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful!
    Delightful! Our second bath in Budapest and we loved it. The facility was very clean. We were there early on a Saturday morning and it was clearly more locals than not. Lots of older gents and ladies in groups together in the Turkish baths. There were plenty of different options and since it was Saturday the Turkish bath was co-ed. We loved the rooftop pool where we could look out over the Danube and the beautiful winter sun was glorious. There is a bar and restaurant we did not try but the entire place was clean and well-run. I could have spent all morning there but we had to leave to continue to explore the city. I highly recommend this over the more famous baths.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • nleprohn
    Seattle, Washington58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relax revive refresh
    Had a lovely time. There are several negative reviews but my experience was very positive. The front desk was helpful and the gentleman spoke English. He explained to me where to go to change and how the entrance band worked. he then explained again to my friends without any attitude. In the locker area someone showed us where to go and how to get to the baths. It is a maze, but there is excellent signage in English. The Panoramic pool was lovely... they all were. Some things to know: 1. On Tuesdays the Turkish bath section is only women but other sections are coed. 2. I wish I'd brought a second towel to leave in my locker as the towel I brought got very wet. 3. There are bodies of all shapes and sizes, and bathing suits to match. Don't feel embarrassed by how you look... no one cares but you. Can't wait to come back to budepest and go again.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 5, 2023
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Sonjie212
Oxford, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went on a Saturday evening having turned up on a Friday 45 mins before the thermal baths were closing and being led to believe this was not enough time. In hind sight this would have been enough time for the thermal baths. The baths overall are a good Budapest experience. I wouldn’t describe them as relaxing as they were very busy in the early evening. There isn’t much instruction on the best way around but that’s part of the fun! A tip is to start in the small 28 degree centigrade corner pool diagonally opposite where you enter the baths if coming straight from communal changing area and work your way around to next two higher temperature corner pools followed by main centre pool then finally the hot 42 degree corner pool.

We bought a ticket that included all areas as we wanted to try the rooftop pool which was part of the wellness area. The rooftop pool was a bit of a zoo but nevertheless there were great views from the comfort of what was effectively a warm communal bath!

As to cleanliness expect good local authority pool type cleanliness. It is a busy thermal bath with lots of people so naturally not sparkling clean but really not too bad and that said from someone who is a bit of clean-freak! Definitely take flip flops and a towel (both available to buy otherwise).

The whole experience might not be to everyone’s taste given how busy it was but we enjoyed it!
Written January 12, 2020
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Mar Orlandi
Sao Carlos, SP6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Rudas staff was kind and they can provide information in English.
I strongly recommnend to take towels with you, so you do not need to pay for it.
Rudas is very well located and it is easy to reach the place. The best deal is to buy the full ticket, so you can use the swimming pools and also the sauna.
The water temperature varies from one swimming to the other, and the maximum temperature is 42 C (really hot; you cannot stay too much there). Nearby you can also find a 2 C (really cold) bath, and the thermal shock is a nice experience for the body.
just walk around and discovery the beauty of the place. An external rounded swimming pool with the mountain or city view is charming, even during the winter time.
They have a wet sauna, and several dry saunas, with temperatures going from 50 to 100 C.
You can spend more than 4 h inside, so come with time to enjoy it.
Other similar places exist in Budapest, but after comparing prices and benefits, I choose Rudas bath, and it was an amaying experience.
Written February 13, 2020
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celeste p
Maia, Portugal32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Per person the amount is 6500huf (around 20€) BUT you have to bring a towel otherwise you pay 4000huf (12€)JUST to rent it! And, if you want a cabine for yourself to get undressed you pay 7000huf (21€), more than the price of the spas. Quite shocking. And the employes don't have a correct attitude, they are not very nice: it was my first time in thermal baths and whatever you ask they look bored to answer your questions. Abd another thing: we didn't see the ottoman baths.... Maybe because most infos are not translated into English.
Written January 2, 2020
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Alice P
61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Me and other two friends went on a Tuesday evening and paid 16€ for wellnes and termal experience.

The baths are very big! In fact it’s to get lost but there are a lot of maps indicating everything and also personall is very avaliable.

The locker rooms are for both men and women but obviously have changing rooms, bathrooms and showers (equipped with bath foam). To enter the locker rooms and all of the batsh you have a bracelet that also allows you to lock your locker (very efficient). And also the locker rooms have a really cool device that rinses your swimsuit from all the water.

My personal favorites were the pools on the ground floor in which you switch from very hot to very cold, and also the termal part (that Tuesday was accesible to only women) was spectaculare and last but not least the rooftop is amazing but tricky to find so it’s better to ask.

Not really crowded when we went and very organized. We had a great experience. 4 stars just because it was frustrating sometimes when we didn’t find what we were looking for so i would maybe recommend more directions.

Please note that all the baths in Budapest are historical so if don’t except VIP treatment or complete relax like todays spas then you will certainly appreciate everything more.
Written March 5, 2020
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xp333
Alexandria, VA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited the Rudas Baths on a Thursday (men only). The protocol was a little confusing at first. There is an extra charge to access the outdoor rooftop pool area which I was not aware of until after I had paid and entered the bath area. Inside there is one big thermal bath along with 4 smaller pools of different temperatures. Also a steamroom, dry sauna and massage rooms. You are given an apron to wear, and there are sheets available to dry off in the back area, so you really don't need to bring a towel. Overall I thought it was an interesting vibe and very relaxing after a day of sightseeing.
Written February 24, 2020
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Emily M
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Good but communication needs improving. We went on a Sunday morning and it was very nice before a larger crowd came. Bring your own towel and flip flops if you can but they are also available for purchase. The main room is very interesting with 4 smaller temperature varied pools and one larger one. We went back on a Friday for “night bathing hours” and were greeted by this disappointing sign (see photo). If we had known that night bathing hours were cancelled (should have been listed online), we would have planned our day completely differently and arrived in the afternoon instead. I hope this helps someone who reads this review that is planning to go to night bathing hours on one of the listed days.
Written March 7, 2020
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Sam A
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Don't go here on Saturday night! We went here during the daytime in 2017 and that was fine. But we visited on Saturday night in 2021. Don't bother. They let way too many people in, without decent supervision. A group of guys was literally spitting in the hot tub on the roof. They played loud music and it was overcrowded. Horrible experience all around. Maybe still good during the daytime or weekdays. But we definitely don't recommend you go here on Saturday night, unless you like bathing in an overcrowded hot tub with people's spit floating around.
Written July 31, 2021
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petite_alouette
London, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Visited the Rudas Baths on a Tuesday evening (when the Turkish baths are for women only). I was confused with the ticketing system so ended up buying an all access ticket (where’s really I just needed one for the Turkish baths) but it as fine - with the all access ticket I was able to try the rooftop bath which had great views over the city! The original Turkish baths are really impressive and it was like being transported back in time. A really relaxing experience.
Written February 22, 2020
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Laura PeGr
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
During the day we visited the city and around 6 pm we went to relax. Hungarian bath facility not overly large, but satisfying. The view of the city from the swimming pool outside is beautiful. Good organization and great price.
Written December 31, 2020
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vanessa_m90
Budapest, Hungary8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We spent an afternoon here, originally we wanted to go on a weekday but turns out those are womens/mens days so we couldn't go in together with my partner. We went back on a Saturday, it was quite crowded although not as bad as some other people wrote here (maybe we were lucky). The rooftop is really nice, loved the view!
Written February 6, 2020
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