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CAMPSITES IN HUNGARY - INTERACTIVE MAP:  this gives the outline location of all campsites used by us in Hungary during our late-summer 2005 trip; to find the campsite's exact location, copy/paste the GPS co-ordinates into Google/Bing Maps.

Each site links to the chart below which gives details of:

  • campsite name, location, and GPS co-ordinates
  • date of our stay
  • cost per night including any discounts
  • campsite features together with our comments
  • assessment-rating

Campsites are rated on a scale +5 (excellent) through to -5 (dreadful); we have tried to be as objective and consistent as possible, basing our assessment on standards specifically applicable to Hungary, over an amalgamation of the following criteria:

  • attitudes shown, the welcome we received, and standards of hospitality and helpfulness
  • location and setting
  • standard of facilities
  • price and value for money

Comments given relate purely to the dates of our stay, often the peak holiday season.  Prices paid in 2005 are quoted in the local currency, the Hungarian forint; 2005 exchange rates were around 350 HUFs to the Ł sterling.

Click on the campsite locations to link to details in the chart below 

Awarded  Trip's
Best Campsites
accolade,
rated at +5

 

Highly commended,
awarded +4 rating

NOT recommended:
poor hospitality, poor value, or poor facilities
SITE NAME

LOCATION and
GPS COORDINATES

DATE of STAY
(2005)

COST per NIGHT
(2005)

FEATURES and COMMENTS

RATING
+5 excellent
through to
-5 dreadful

Kiskuti Camping,  Győr Kiskút Liget 1, 9027 Győr
GPS:
47.696029
17.669427
18 Aug 2,100 HUFs
(€6)

 
Small campsite by stadium and sports complex in eastern outskirts of Győr 3 kms from city centre; helpful welcome from staff at reception; rather woe-begone camping area surrounded by communist era chalet-bungalows and block-house 'motel'; primitive electrical supplies and antiquated basic facilities in 'motel'; bus from just outside camp into interesting city of Győr +2




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Gran Camping, Esztergom On banks of River Danube at Esztergom
GPS:
47.790285 18.731738
19~20 Aug 4,100 HUFs
(€11.70)
Large formally laid-out campsite set on banks of River Danube at Esztergom; turn down onto embankment of Prímás Sziget Island from Mária Valéria Bridge which leads across river to Slovakia; helpful welcome from German-speaking staff at reception; grassy pitches spread around chalet-bungalows; excellent facilities; bar-restaurant at campsite; be sure to visit Esztergom Basilica +4




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Kék Duna Autós-camping, Visegrád
On banks of Danube Bend at Visegrád
GPS:
47.783505
18.967102
21 Aug



 
2,200 HUFs
(€6.25)
 
Kék Duna (Meaning Blue Danube) Campsite 'For Sale' in 2005 and rather run down (since then upgraded); helpful welcome from English-speaking owner; basic facilities but good showers and kitchen with hot water; be sure to visit the King Mátyás Corvinus' Royal Palace at Visegrád Citadel, medieval Hungarian capital before move to Budapest +3
       





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Pap-Sziget Kemping, Szentendre On banks of River Danube at Szentendre
GPS:
47.681888
19.082608
22~23 Aug




 
4,200 HUFs
(inc 10% CCI discount)
(€12)


EXPENSIVE
Large campsite set on muddy Pap Sziget island prone to flooding on banks of River Danube, approached across wooden bridge; reception staff helpful but campsite prices expensive given touristy nature of Szentendre; facilities old-fashioned but functional; bar-restaurant on site, Plus supermarket nearby, and buses along main road to town; Szentendre something of an over-rated tourist trap but be sure to visit Hungarian Open-Air Museum (skanzen) 4 kms +3






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Római Camping, Budapest
Northern suburbs of Budapest
GPS:
47.57472
19.052626
24~27 Aug 4173.5 HUFs
(€11.90)


EXPENSIVE
Large and gloomy city campsite, inevitably overcrowded, noisy and expensive, set in northern outskirts of capital city; helpful and welcoming staff at reception; facilities grubby and over-stretched; bar-restaurant on site and internet access at reception; nearby Rómaifürdő HEV-metro station for trains into city centre, tickets from machine at station +3






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Tó Strand Kemping,
S
algótarján
Northern outskirts of Salgótarján
GPS:
48.132134
19.818424
28~29 Aug


 
3,000 HUFs
(€8.60)

 
Antiquated and forlorn campsite at spa-motel and sports complex 5 kms north of Salgótarján close to Slovak border at Somoskőújfalu; minimal and waterlogged camping area among huts; hospitable welcome from elderly owners; facilities basic and antiquated but functional; small bar outside campsite; be sure to visit medieval castles and basalt formations on Slovak border, and Mining Museum in Salgótarján +1





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Tura Camping, Parád
Near to Parád village on northern slopes of Mátra Hills
GPS:
47.919218
19.995031
30~31 Aug 3,100 HUFs
(€8.85)

 
Small privately-run campsite in delightful setting on northern down-slopes of Mátra Hills close to Mount Kékes, Hungary's highest point at 1,014m; hospitable welcome at reception; facilities modern and clean with very hot water; small bar-restaurant at site; ABC Co-op supermarket in Parád village; be sure to visit Recsk forced labour camp National Memorial Park +4






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Tulipán Kemping, Eger
 
Szépasszony-völgy utca 71, 3300 Eger
GPS:
47.893622
20.360584
1~2 Sept 3,100 HUFs
(€8.85)

 

Small campsite within 15 mins walking distance of Eger centre; helpful and hospitable welcome; pitches spaced along driveway with several dilapidated statics; antiquated but functional electrics and basic facilities; neighbouring bar-restaurant, 10 mins walk to Szépasszony wine valley with range of cellars selling local wines inc Egri Bikáver (Bull's Blood) - Egészségedre (cheers!) +4




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Hegyi Camping, Szilvásvárad
Egri út 36/A, 3348 Szilvásvárad
GPS:
48.096817
20.387326
3~4 Sept 2,500s HUFs
(inc 10% CCI discount)
(€7.10)

 
Small family-run campsite in beautiful setting on outskirts of Szilvásvárad with views over wooded Bükk Hills; wonderfully hospitable welcome from English-speaking family-owners; lovely turfed pitches with shade of trees, and excellent standard of facilities, washing machine, internet access at reception, and bar-restaurant on site; Co-op supermarket in village; Lipizzaner horse stables in Szilvásvárad   Campsite web site

              
** JOINT BEST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
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THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED **
+5







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Baradla Camping, Aggtelek National Park
Near Aggtelek village in Karst National Park on Slovak border
GPS:
48.470833
20.494444
5~7 Sept




 
3,800 HUFs
(€10.85)



EXPENSIVE


 
Campsite run by Aggtelek National Park in wonderful setting next to Baradla Barlang cave system in Karst National Park, often overwhelmed by large and noisy school groups; perfunctory welcome at reception; open and low-lying camping area lined by chalets-huts; modern and clean but limited facilities; bar-restaurant on site; helpful Tourinform office nearby, small shops in Aggtelek and Jósvafő villages, ATM and internet access at post-office in Jósvafő; be sure to visit local Karst caves +4






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Hollóstető Kemping, Bükkszentkereszt, Bükk Hills near Miskolc In Bükk Hills above Lillafüred west of Miskolc
GPS:
48.065505
20.591758
8~9 Sept 2,900 HUFs
(€8.25)
 
Basic campsite set in beech woods of Bükk Hills; perfunctory welcome, grassy camping area surrounded by huts; site often overwhelmed by noisy school parties; basic and limited facilities; be sure to travel on Lillafüred narrow gauge railway and visit early iron working sites along Garadna Valley +2




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Tiszavirág Camping, Tokaj
On banks of River Tisza at Tokaj
48.123056
21.418056
10~12 Sept

 
2,475 HUFs
(inc 10%  discount for stay of 3 days)
(€7)
Small family-run camping in delightful setting on banks of Tisza by confluence with River Bodrog; hospitable welcome by English-speaking owner; basic but functional facilities; 10 minutes walk to old centre of Tokaj with its many wine cellars; exceptional value especially with discount for stay of more than 2 days +4






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Camping-Panzió Kőbérc, Bószva
Esze Tamás utca 50,  3994 Bózsva in Zemplen Hills above Pálháza
GPS:
48.474664
21.469927
13 Sept 2,600 HUFs
(€7.50)
Small panzió (inn) in the village of Bózsva in the wooded Zemplen Hills above Pálháza, with small camping area set among chalet-bungalows; delightfully hospitable welcome; shower and toilet made available in 1 of chalets; reasonably priced restaurant at the panzió; campsite excellent value at 2,600 HUFs a night; visit remote Hollóháza, Hungary's northernmost settlement with its porcelain works +4






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Tengerszem Camping, Sárospatak

Herceg ut. 2, 3950 Sárospatak
GPS:
48.332778
21.582500
14 Sept

 
2,600 HUFs
(€7.50)
Large formally laid-out campsite with many chalets, set amid manicured parklands in northern outskirts of Sárospatak; reasonable welcome from staff at reception; campsite largely deserted in Sept but facilities rather run down late in season; be sure to visit the Sárospatak Calvinist College with its Great Library and Imre Makovecz architecture +3




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Vízimalom Camping-Panzió, Túrisvándi, Erdőát
Malom u. 3, 4944 Túristvándi

GPS:
48.047222 22.643056
15~16 Sept





 
3,500 HUFs
(€10)
Small family-run panzió (inn) and campsite in delightful river-bank setting in far eastern Erdőát area of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County; open all year round; wonderfully effusive welcome and hospitality from Marika Erdélyi, the owner; facilities basic but adequate; excellent Hungarian meals available, and demonstrations of traditional Magyar dancing arranged   Campsite web site

              
** JOINT BEST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
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THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED **
+5







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Dorcas Camping, Debrecen Vekeri-tó,
4002 Debrecen
GPS:
47.448889
21.689722
17 Sept


 
4,025 HUFs
(€11.50)
Large formally laid-out campsite set in woodland 8 kms SE of Debrecen, and run by Dutch Christian organisation; hospitable welcome; flat, grassy pitches, some hedged, off tarmaced roadway; good facilities; reasonably priced restaurant on site +4



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Puszta Camping, Hortobágy
Petőfi tér 103, 4071 Hortobágy
GPS:
47.5817740 21.149304
18 Sept 2,885 HUFs(€8.25) Small and rather run-down campsite close to Hortobágy in centre of Great Plain; no English spoken at reception; facilities antiquated but open air natural spa-pool nearby; be sure to visit the displays of Great Plain csikósok (cowboy) horsemanship at Máta 2 kms north of Hortobágy, although expensive and rather contrived for tourist trade +3






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Thermal Camping, Gyula Szélső u. 16,  5700 Gyula
GPS:
46.645278 21.298333
19~20 Sept 3,400 HUFs requested, 2,500 HUFs paid given poor facilities
(€9.70)
A vast and dismal tourist complex, totally deserted in Sept, on outskirts of Gyula; unhelpful and perfunctory non-welcome from girl at reception; camping areas muddy; facilities either closed, derelict or filthy - we demanded they be cleaned and hot water turned on; washing machine eventually made available; internet access in Gyula library, a pleasant small town close to Romanian border and birth place of Hungarian composer, Ferenc Erkel.
Thermal Camping best avoided, use Mark Camping in the town
-2






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Partfürdő Camping, Szeged Középkikötő sor 1-3,
6726 Szeged

GPS:
46.251455
20.157756
21~22 Sept 3,000 HUFs
(€8.60)
Negotiated reduced price for cash
Large campsite and spa-complex on banks of River Tisza, on 'wrong' side of flood protection barrier and liable to flooding! virtually deserted in Sept; warden only present mornings, and offered reduced price 'for cash - no receipt', ie ' back pocket scam! camping areas very soft and water logged, so best to camp on tarmac; facilities reasonable, and outdoor geothermal spa-pool; Szeged is a fascinating town to visit, 10 minutes walk across river bridge; Cora supermarket in northern outskirts +2






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Karikás Csárda-Camping, Bugac, Kiskunág National Park
Nagybugac 135, 6114 Bugac
GPS:
46.668600 19.633850
23 Sept



 
1,200 HUFs(€3.40) Small campsite behind the Karikás Csárda (inn); hospitable welcome; sandy soil camping area, excellent facilities, and very good value price; walk across puszta to the Bugac Pusztaháza to see the Kiskunág National Park csikósok (cowboy) 5-in-hand horsemanship displays even more impressive than the show at Hortobágy +4







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Autos Camping, Kesckemét Csabai Géza körút 5, 6000 Kecskemét
GPS
46.900408
19.666997
24 Sept 4,200 HUFs
(€12)

EXPENSIVE
 
Large and desolate campsite next to sports complex in western suburbs of Kecskemét; perfunctory welcome at reception; facilities clean but in need of refurbishment; unduly expensive and poor value; Kecskemét is a delightful town with art nouveau architecture and home to the Kodály Institute of Music Teaching with displays illustrating the life and work of Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, pupil of Bártok +2





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Sugovica Hotel-Camping, Baja
Hotel and campsite complex on Petőfi Island
GPS:
46.174779
18.945901
25 Sept 2,342 HUFs
(€6.70)
Large, dingy and dismal campsite in grounds of Sugovica Hotel set on Petőfi Island in Danube river-port of Baja; campsite plagued by swarms of flies and midges and noise of yapping dogs; pleasant welcome at hotel reception; facilities old-fashioned but functional; surprisingly cheap +3




     

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Termál Camping, Harkány
Bajcsy-zs utca 6, 7815 Harkány

GPS:
45.855556, 18.23916
26~27 Sept 3,605 HUFs
(€10.30)


EXPENSIVE
 
An enormous, featureless and dismally unattractive camp site full of German caravans attending the spa complex; rudely unhelpful  and unwelcoming staff at reception who needed to be sent on a charm course; facilities old-fashioned and unappealing
       
** ALL ROUND THE WORST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
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BEST AVOIDED **
-3




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Familia Camping, Pécs
Gyöngyösi István utca 6, 7627 Pécs

GPS:
46.086269
18.262442
28~29 Sept



 
3,200 HUFs
(€9.15)
Small privately owned campsite2kms east of Pécs city centre along Route 6; camping area set in walnut tree orchard behind family house, gather fallen walnuts to dry for Christmas; friendly and hospitable welcome from lady owner; facilities basic and limited but clean; #2 or 31 bus along main road into city centre, get off at Árkad (Arcade) shopping mall; Pécs is an attractive and cultured city with art nouveau architecture, former mosques from Turkish occupation and art galleries; internet access in the helpful Tourinform office +4






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Panorama Camping, Cserszegtomaj, near Keszthely, Lake Balaton
 
Panoráma köz 1 8372 Cserszegtomaj

GPS:
46.806667 17.213056
30 Sept ~1 Oct 2,750 HUFs
(€7.90)
Family-run campsite at western end of Lake Balaton; friendly and hospitable welcome from German-speaking owners; flat grassy camping areas terraced up hillside looking westward towards sunset; excellent facilities, some of best standard experienced in Hungary, with washing machine, small shop selling bread, basic foodstuffs and draught wine (bring your own bottle); very reasonably priced in Sept and far less crowded; visit the geothermally-heated spa pool at Héviz, and basalt Bakony hills wine region +4



   


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Forrás Camping and Spots Centre, near Balatonfüred Just west of Balatonfüred
GPS:
46.947157
17.865186
2~3 Oct




 
3,000 HUFs(€8.50) Campsite is part of tennis club and sports centre, just off Route 71 south of Balatonfüred; but approach is under a 2.2m high railway bridge, so unless you drive a 2.1m high VW camper, forget it! Pleasantly welcoming owner; flat grassy camping area with plenty of power supplies; brand new facilities; only downside was noise of occasionally passing trains +3




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Camping-Panzió Pihenő, Győr
3kms east on city by Route 1, Dunasor 1,
9011 Győr

GPS:
58.250556
22.510278
4~5 Oct 2,450 HUFs
(€7)
Small family-run campsite and panzió (inn) 3 kms towards Komárom along Route 1 from centre of Győr; warm hospitality from owners; camping area among pine trees behind panzió ; facilities modern and clean, inc washing machine; good value bar-restaurant at panzió with bread to order mornings; rare breeds zoological collection of traditional farm animals behind camping area; bus along main road into Győr; one of best value campsites of the trip   Campsite web site +5




 

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Dori Hotel-Camping, Fertőd
 
Pomogyi út 1, 9431 Fertőd

GPS:
47.627021
16.875386
6~7 Oct




 
1,875 HUFs
(€5.35)
Campsite at side of Dori Hotel, identifiable by the garish wooden towers at entrance; pleasant welcome at hotel reception; hedged, grassy pitches rather uncared for but plentiful supplies of electrics; facilities rather run-down but plenty of hot water; one of best-value sites of the trip; be sure to visit the Eszterházy Palace at Fertőd near to campsite +3
          



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Ózon Camping Sopron Erdei malom köz 3,
9400 Sopron
GPS:
47.678146
16.541172
8~10 Oct



 
3,914
(€11.20)

EXPENSIVE
Pleasant family-run campsite in western suburbs of Sopron 4 kms from centre; hospitable and helpful welcome from English-speaking owner; flat grassy pitches approached via roadway; excellent, well-equipped and heated facilities inc free use of washing machine; small restaurant on site; bus service nearby into city; Sopron was undamaged in WW2 and is very attractive city +4




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Gyöngyvirág Panzió-Camping, Kőszeg
Bajcsy-Zsilinsky utca 6,
9730 Koszeg
GPS:
47.393403
16.542352
11~12 Oct 3,100 HUFs
€8.85
Small family-run campsite in the suburbs of Kőszeg 500m from town centre; delightfully hospitable and helpful welcome from owner; idyllically peaceful setting in gardens-orchard behind the panzió (inn); excellent facilities modern and clean in panzió; Kőszeg is small town with interesting history  Campsite web site

               ** JOINT BEST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
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THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED **
+5







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Fenyves Kemping and Vendégház (Pine-wood Guest House), Őrimagyarósd
 
Dózsa György utca,  9933 Őrimagyarósd
GPS:
46.887504
16.535604
13 Oct



 
3,000 HUFs
€8.50
Fenyves Kemping and Vendégház is a youth-camp set in the pine woodland village of Őrimagyarósd close to the Slovenian border of Western Hungary; no English or German spoken but we were welcomed to camp between the huts and agreed a 3,000 HUF charge inc power supply and shower/WC in 1 of the huts +3




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WEBSITES LISTING HUNGARIAN CAMPSITES
the most useful web sites we found to help with pre-trip planning were:

 
  Tourinform Tourist Board Official Campsites Guide  - Tourinform's official campsite guide
  ACSI Dutch camping organisation listing for Hungary - Hungarian campsite listing given by ACSI
  Alan Rogers Campsites listing for Hungary - Campsite listing for Hungary supplied by Alan Rogers
  Camping-Info Campsites listing for Hungary - Camping-Info's campsite listing for Hungary
  Map of campsites in Hungary - Goole Map highlighted with campsites in Hungary

 

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