Boasting outstanding nightlife and a gorgeous climate, the Hungarian town of Siófok is fast becoming the most desirable place to spend your precious summer months. Home to some renowned venues, Siófok is a hugely popular spot for both tourists and world-famous DJs. Music ranges from house and R&B to lazy beach listening and electric nightclub vibes – all tastes are catered for in Siófok.
As well as its vibrant nightlife scene, Siófok also offers a bustling town centre which is perfect for sampling local delicacies or buying charming souvenirs to remind you of your Hungarian adventure. The most popular beach in the city is also located here, boasting white sands, a games court and a lively party scene for young people starting after 11pm.
After a long year of studying and a painful few weeks of exams, what could be better than jetting off to Hungary for the clubbing experience of a lifetime? Read on for some of Siófok’s nightlife highlights.
Palace Dance Club and Pizzeria
Palace Club is without a doubt the number one clubbing venue in the city, and has held this prestigious status for 22 years. It has both an indoor and outdoor disco, perfect for those warm summer nights, and hosts pool parties so you can take a cooling dip after busting some moves on the dancefloor. The likes of DJ Tiёsto have graced the Palace stage alongside various other big names, and on regular nights, the DJ spins a mix of house, funk and R&B.
- Welcomes 300,000 guests every summer, and has capacity for 3000 clubbers
- Two storeys with numerous bars
- Regularly hosts champagne, foam, pool and all-you-can-drink parties (with free sangria), even on week nights
- Opens mid-June to late-August, so it’s perfect for a post-exam break
Tesok Café and Bar
Adored by travellers and locals alike, Tesok is modern, spacious and atmospheric – the ideal venue for a classy night out. The fantastic sound and lighting systems never fail to get the party underway, and the indoor and outdoor pools give the whole club an amazing summer vibe. Tesok is also open to the public during the day so is a great place to enjoy some afternoon drinks and make the most of the sunshine.
- Located on the popular, vibrant Petőfi Sétány promenade
- Has daily drinks offers
- Open every day in the summer
- Highly rated by locals and overseas visitors
Try Something Different in Budapest
If you’re not completely smitten by pool parties, famed DJs and twenty-four-hour dancing at Siófok’s fabulous clubs, Budapest has some other night-time experiences on offer, from spa parties to unique bars built into ruined buildings.
Another event popular with both tourists and Budapest residents, the iconic thermal Széchenyi baths host weekly sparties in which you can appreciate all the aspects of clubbing without the sweatiness! Dive in and enjoy the astonishing lighting and excellent sound. These thermal baths have a selection of bars serving delicious beverages and handy lockers for storing your belongings. Don’t forget your swimsuit!
Corvin has a truly unique atmosphere as it is built into an ex-Soviet building. The venue is architecturally astonishing, with winding corridors and a rooftop bar overlooking bustling Budapest streets. Corvin serves the needs of both electronic and house music fans.
Top Tip: If you fancy a late one, Corvin is the place for you – it stays open until 6am.
Perfect for students, A38 is inexpensive and makes for an incredible night out. Climb aboard this old Ukranian cargo ship and enjoy something different as you drift down the Danube! A38 is an undoubtable staple of Budapest’s nightlife as it’s one of the most popular venues, attracting musical artists from all over the world. It also hosts art and culture events and weekly parties.
Where to Stay
Hotel Corso – This accommodation is modern, stylish and features a balcony with a seating area – ideal for summer evenings. There is also an onsite restaurant for when you don’t feel like cooking! Hotel Corso is situated right on Petőfi Sétány, so is perfect for trips to Tesok. There is also a daily breakfast service which provides the ideal hangover cure.
Vénusz Hotel – Treat yourself and stay in this gorgeous hotel, which is perfectly located right near Palace and other clubs. Enjoy the extensive breakfast buffet or sample the delicacies served at the other restaurants and pizzerias nearby. The hotel has free Wi-Fi and each room has its own balcony.
Two-Bedroom Apartment in Siófok – This inexpensive accommodation is perfect for smaller groups. With free Wi-Fi, a well-equipped kitchen, TV and a balcony, you’ll feel right at home in this cosy apartment. It is located in the best-rated area of the town, just a few kilometres from the centre and a short walk from the beach.
How to Get There
The easiest and cheapest way to get to Budapest is to fly from a London airport. With almost 100 flights from London to Budapest scheduled each week and a short flight time of two hours and ten minutes, you can practically hop on a flight whenever suits you. Eight airlines fly directly, including budget airlines, and when booked in good time they can be unbelievably cheap!
It’s a two-hour drive from Budapest to Siófok, so save yourself the hassle of figuring out public transport or queuing for a taxi after your flight, and pre-book an airport transfer with Shuttle Direct. If you opt for a shared transfer, they often work out cheaper than any other option – and are often a lot more convenient. Ride with a pre-booked service and get to Siófok in no time.
- UK to BUD Flight Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
- BUD to Siófok Distance: 99 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 2 hours
About Shuttle Direct
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