This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bordány. To help you make friends with Bordány before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Bordány, Hungary, is a village situated in the country's south region, in the county of Csongrád, near the Serbian border. Although it is only twenty kilometres away from Szeged, the biggest city of the region, Bordány is mostly appreciated by visitors for the insight it provides into the traditional way of living of the local population and its tranquil countryside.
This is the Southern Great Plain region of Hungary, with a very specific flora and fauna. The Pusztaszer Protected Area is only a stone's throw away from here, which is a wet biotope of international significance, and offers nice hiking areas and numerous lakes that are popular for bird watching. Moreover, just a few minutes' drive from Bordány, in Mórahalom, you can visit a traditional buffalo reserve. For those interested in outdoor adventures, it is good news that the biggest Hungarian long-distance hiking trail crosses the village and continues for another eight hundred kilometres toward the northeast of Hungary from here.
However, the area does not lack cultural sights either. About fifteen kilometres from here is Ópusztaszer, with its infamous open-air museum of Hungarian history that houses the Feszty Panomara, a cyclorama depicting the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin. In Bordány itself, there are also a few attractions worth seeing -- its veteran car collection is internationally renowned and the Roman Catholic church built in the early twentieth century is another nice place to visit.
While the Southern Great Plain can be a good destination for the fans of eco-tourism who are keen to experience rural life through living with local people, Bordány also offers an alternative for young and thrifty travelers. You will find an option for a Bordány, Hungary hostel located in the village; your Bordány, Hungary hostel hosts school and scout groups who are in the area for an excursion, but international visitors are equally welcome to stay in a Bordány, Hungary hostel. However, there are plenty of other opportunities for cheap hostels in the surrounding area; Szeged is one worthy option and about thirty kilometres farther, Hódmezővásárhely can also be considered when looking for hostel accommodation.
Written by local enthusiast for Bordány hostelsJudyM