This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Siófok.
Siófok (Siofok), Hungary, is the most popular destination on Lake Balaton and one of the most popular destinations for summer holidays in Central Europe. With approximately twenty-five thousand citizens, it is also the largest town on Lake Balaton and in summer there are about ten times as many visitors as the town has citizens. In summer, temperatures rise up to thirty-eight degrees Celsius and the lake has a comfortable temperature of about twenty-five degrees.
Siofok, Hungary, is not only one of the cheapest beach holiday destinations in the European Union, but it is also infamous for its nightlife and considered the party capital of Hungary. Despite its wild nightlife in the centre, it is also a welcoming destination for those that are looking for a more quiet beach holiday. Siofok, Hungary, is a long but narrow town stretched along the lake. If you are staying in the city centre and want to go somewhere quieter or vice versa, you can rent a bike in town or ask at your Siófok (Siofok), Hungary hostel about bike rentals. Public buses are also available.
Siofok is especially crowded between June and September, while during the rest of the year Siofok is quiet. If you are traveling in high season, you may want to book your Siófok (Siofok), Hungary hostel in advance, because the choice is limited. If you are traveling off-season, some or possibly all hostels in Siófok (Siofok), Hungary, may be closed. It is not only foreign visitors that love to visit Siofok. About half of the visitors are Hungarians from other parts of the country.
Apart from sunbathing at the beach and partying there are a few more activities that can be organised as day trip from Siofok. Enjoy a Hungarian wine-tasting in one of the villages close to Siofok or treat yourself on a spa day. It is even possible to visit Budapest on a day trip. Both by car and by train, the travel time is under one-and-a-half hours.
Written by local enthusiast for Siófok hostelsMartin Straatman