The 2017 Sziget Festival, as well as all the previous editions, is best enjoyed when moving in. At least if you don’t plan on sleeping too much during its week-long events. As you probably know – or if you are at your first trip to Sziget this year, you’ll find out – the space on the Island is limited (266 acres / 1 square kilometer is not that much), which means that your lodging will likely always be in hearing distance from one stage or another. Not to mention the things going on in the tents around you…
Sometimes people prefer to stay off-site, and only visit Sziget for the duration of their favorite events and parties. They, too, have many options to choose from. According to HotelsCombined, there are over 3,400 options for accommodation in Budapest, covering everything from the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest to hostels and guest houses with very affordable rates. And if the gigs at Sziget are really not your thing, there are enough great pubs, clubs, and events to explore in the city, even when the greatest party of the year is going on next door.
Sziget offers its visitors a variety of lodging options, tailored to meet the needs – and the budget – of most of its visitors.
The cheapest option, as usual, is the one included with the 5 and 7 day passes or tickets valid for at least two consecutive days – this allows visitors to camp anywhere on the island, with the exception of the fenced-off areas, of course. For a fee (€89 – €890, depending on the options you choose), you can upgrade to VIP camping – a fenced area, complete with a swimming pool, storage for your stuff, WiFi, phone charging stations, shops, VIP personal hygiene options, and – for an extra fee – even pre-built bungalows and tents.
The “Alternativa” camping has similar services, for a bit smaller fee (€79). The Apero campsite is also an option, also for €79 but with a French atmosphere. The Siesta campsite promises relaxation (as its name suggests) for a €79 fee. And Bridge Camping is perfect for those keen to explore Budapest as it is right at the K bridge entrance (also €79). The Caravan campsite (€150) offers visitors the possibility to live in their own RV, and the Family camping (€79) is, as you might expect, kid-friendly.
Are you going to Sziget this year? If you do, where will you stay?