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 Révfülöp. To help you make friends with Révfülöp before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Révfülöp, Hungary, is a town in the east of the country, situated in the county of Veszprém, on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. From the Hungarian name of Révfülöp (the prefix rev- means "ferry crossing"), it immediately becomes obvious that the town looks back on a long history of water transportation. In fact, its history goes back to the Medieval times, when a ferry crossing point was established here to help people reach the southern shores of the lake. Nowadays, the port is still one of the main attractions of the town and a factor that has made Révfülöp the commercial centre of the Balaton region.
The region is renowned for two reasons -- its wine production and recreational facilities. The hills surrounding Lake Balaton are characterised by their vineyards and small wine cellars, which makes visiting small, family-run wine-making houses for wine tasting an ideal day trip. On the other hand, with the proximity of Lake Balaton, it is no wonder that most visitors come to the area to enjoy the beaches around the lake as well as the waterparks that are gradually popping up around the lake. One interesting event that visitors might be interested in attending is the annual "Swimming Across the Lake" race that starts from Révfülöp and ends in Balatonboglár. The swim -- which covers a distance of more than five kilometres -- takes place on the first Saturday of July annually.
However, for those interested in cultural attractions, a visit to the Tihany Peninsula is highly recommended. The Benedictine Monastery of Tihany Abbey was established in the eleventh century and is situated in a picturesque location overlooking Tihany Bay.
Although there are many hostels spread out around Lake Balaton, for those looking for a strategic location for day trips and boat trips, a hostel in Révfülöp, Hungary might be a good option. Proximity to the beach, a huge terrace, and a garden where regular concerts and discos take place, will make a Révfülöp, Hungary hostel ideal for young people on holiday.
Written by local enthusiast for Révfülöp hostelsJudyM