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 Szeged. To help you make friends with Szeged before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Szeged, with its historic buildings and places, is visited by many tourists who come mainly from Europe and America. One of the most beautiful places in Szeged is Széchenyi Square and the City Hall (Városháza) in the city center, built in Art Nouveau style. With its green spaces, statues, and fountains, it is regularly used as an event site. South of Széchenyi Square is the Kárász utca, the largest shopping street in Szeged. The most famous square Szeged is the Dóm tér.
Seen from afar is the Votive Church; when construction started in the late nineteenth century, the foundations of the St. Demetrius Tower were discovered. The tower is the oldest building in Szeged and you can visit it to experience its restoration. Other places to visit include the Gothic Franciscan Church from the fifteenth century, the Baroque Minorita Church from the eighteenth century, the New Synagogue, the Observatory, the Botanical Ggarden, the Szeged Paprika Museum, and Graf Palota’s Mansion.
If you like tasting different drinks, Szeged is the place for you. The city is a host of two of the major festivals related to drinking in Hungary, namely the Wine Festival in May and the Beer Festival in June. There are also cultural events such as many concerts, opera festivals, music festivals, and a theater festival. It is impossible to get bored in Szeged.
Szeged hostels are really very cheap, even by most budget travelers’ standards. So, you can really save a lot if you do some research and book a cheap Szeged hostel. Most Szeged hostels are very close to the city center, so there are even more opportunities to save by not using public transportation. Hostels in Szeged are good, but do not expect some fantastic facilities -- you will most probably get a clean hostel with all the basics that you need at a very competitive price.
Written by local enthusiast for Szeged hostelsGeorge Traveller