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ABOUT ACCOMMODATION AND WILD CAMPING ALONG THE NATIONAL BLUE TRAIL
(Last revision and update: 12th December 2019)

Accommodation in houses

There are a lot accommodations along the route in different quality. Key houses, tourist houses, guest houses, cheaper hotels with the recommendation of the Blue Trail walkers and the Hungarian Rambler's Association.

Wild camping in Hungary? YES!

The wild camping is officially allowed in Hungary in the most forests, but there are a few limiting conditions. It is worth knowing the rules to avoid the troubles!

Fire ban

Important thing! Generally there is a total fire ban in the forest during the hot summer, but it is not valid after longer rainy periods. You can find the current state of fire ban on a map.


Accommodation in houses

Accommodation in gueshouses

You can find accommodation in almost every village, which is crossed by the path of the National Blue Trail. There is a very good website, which collects the accommodations along the Blue Circle, I recommend to visit it, when you are planning a hike along the National Blue Trail:

There are good general Hungarian websites, where you can look for guest houses/hotels along your hike:

Of course, you can use the well-known

If you don't find a settlement among the offer of the websites and you have to spend nevertheless a night on that place, you have many possibilities: either look for the “Zimmer Frei” boards on the walls of the houses - it is a German phrase and it means that they have a free room for the tourists - or ask for information in the shop or in the pub.


Tourist hostels and key houses

Only a few tourist hostels work beside the route of the National Blue Trail. They offer less services than guest houses, for example you won't get dinner or breakfast, the rooms don't have toilet and lavatory, because they are on the corridor, or you have to share a room with other people, etc.

The key houses are tourist hostels without staff. If you book the accommodation in a key house, a person will hand over the key of the house and you have to give back the key, if you leave the accommodation. Generally there is a kitchen and lavatory beside the sleeping rooms, and the guests have to keep the order and cleanliness in the houses. Of course, every sleeping room have an unique key.

I would like to recommend a few accommodations along the National Blue Trail, I collected them mainly from the publicatons of the Hungarian Rambler's Association and completed them with my personal recommendation.


Accommodations recommended by the Hungarian Rambler's Association 2019

"HIKER ACCOMMODATIONS IN FOREST AND FIELD" - Accommodations recommended by the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation in 2019 in 7 volumes"
You can buy the booklets in the central office of the association


The places and phone numbers of accommodations
Name Address and availability Description
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Stájer-házi Erdészeti Erdei Iskola
(Forest School of Forestry in Styer Houses)
  • Address: Kőszegi-hegység Mountains, beside the route of the National Blue Trail N47.370571 E16.467968
  • Phone: +36 94 514 000
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 226 0312
  • E-mail: vargal@szherdeszet.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The key house offers accommodation to the hikers, if there is no forest school education in the building.
  • There are 4 rooms in the building for 28 people. Price: 3000 HUF/person/night.
  • It is open all year. The route of the National Blue Trail leads in front of the house on the narrow aphalt road.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Szent Imre Lelkigyakorlatos Ház
(Spiritual Practice House Named Szent Imre)
  • Address: 1 Park utca Street Kőszeg
  • Phone: +36 94 562 207
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 280 0106 (booking)
  • E-mail: koszeg@verbita.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The building stands in a big, calm park, the old downtown of Kőszeg with the mediaval castle is located in a few minutes long walk.
  • The house has 39 rooms for 80 people.
  • Prices: 3800 HUF/person/night for adults, 2800 HUF for students and 1750 HUF for children.
  • Pre-announced breakfast: 800 HUF, lunch: 1100 HUF and dinner: 800 HUF. It is open all year.
Tömörd Önkormányzat Vendégháza
(Guesthouse of the Concuil of Tömörd Village)
  • Address: 24 Fő utca Street, Tömörd
  • Phone: +36 94 365 235
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 252 6232, Mrs. Kurucz Jánosné
  • E-mail: onkormanyzat@tomord.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The concuil runs this guesthouse, it has 3 independent appartments with lavatory and kitchen.
  • Price: 2500 HUF/person/night, so it is dirty cheap!
  • The house is about 50 step detour from the route of the Blue Trail. The contact person will open the apartment and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Borostyánkert Étterem és Vendégház
(Borostyánkert Restaurant and Guesthouse)
  • Address: 21 Kossuth utca Street, Sitke
  • Phone: +36 95 442 284
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 500 1329
  • E-mail: german@borostyankert.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The guesthouse is located in 1.5 km distance from the route of the Natonal Blue Trail in the centre of the village.
  • It has apartments with own lavatorys. Price: from 4500 HUF/person/night.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Laky Demeter Turistaház
(Laky Demeter Tourist House)
  • Address: 44 Petőfi Sándor utca Street, Rezi
  • Phone: +36 83 331 001
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 648 8764
  • E-mail: cserepg@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The concuil runs this tourist house, it has 4 rooms for 30 people. There is a kitchen in the house, or hikers can choose pre-announced meal.
  • Price: 3000 HUF/person/night
  • The house is on the route of the Blue Trail in the village. The contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Kaán Károly Kulcsosház
(Kaán Károly Key House)
  • Address: In the side of the Szent György-hegy Mountain N46.847106 E17.451436
  • Phone: +36 87 433 3106
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 245 7580
  • E-mail: kisapati@t-online.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The key house stands in the side of the Szent György-hegy Mountain, above the vineyards at the feet of the Basalt Orgels on the route of the National Blue Trail.
  • It has 3 rooms for 30 people. There is no water pipe in the house, the local concuil give the potable water for cooking and lavement. The concuil give the firewood for heating, too. There is a kitchen in the house. The panorama of the environs is beautiful from the terrace.
  • Price: 1400 HUF/person/night, under age 3 and above age 70 free of charge.
  • The contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Balatoncsicsói Erdészház
(Forester's lodge of Balatoncsicsó)
  • Address: Szentjakabfai-erdő Forest, beside the gravel road N46.947156 E17.650783
  • Phone: +36 87 535 200
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 685 3148
  • E-mail: bfei@bakonyerdo.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The local forestry company runs this old forester's lodge as key house. It has 5 rooms for 16 people kitchen and lavatory. The building stands beside the gravel road in the forest, where the route of the Blue Trail goes.
  • Price: 2900-3300 HUF/person/night
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With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Balaton-felvidéki Erdészeti Erdei Iskola
(Forest School of Forestry of Balaton-felvidék Region)
  • Address: Szentjakabfai-erdő Forest, beside the gravel road and the forester's lodge N46.947706 E17.650955
  • Phone: +36 87 535 200
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 685 3148
  • E-mail: bfei@bakonyerdo.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The building of the Forest School stands beside the gravel road, close to the above mentioned forester's lodge on the route of the National Blue Trail. It has 10 rooms for 42 people. The house offers accommodation to the hikers, if there is no forest school in the building.
  • Price: 3200-3600 HUF/person/night.
  • The contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Kinizsi Turistaszálló
(Kinizsi Tourist House)
  • Address: 1 Temető utca Street, Nagyvázsony
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 378 3126, +36 20 265 9775
  • E-mail: kinizsi.turistaszallo@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The friendly tourist house stands in the centre of the village beside the, ruined castle. It has 5 rooms for 44 people. There is a kitchen and lavatory in the building. A restaurant works in another part of the house.
  • Price: 2500-3300 HUF/person/night
Iglauer Park, Városlőd
(Iglauer Park, Városlőd village)
  • Address: 10-11 Fenyves utca Street, Városlőd
  • Phone: +36 88 240 021
  • Mobile phone: -
  • E-mail: info@iglauerpark.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • A nice mansion stand in the forest covered side of Üveg-hegy Hill surrounded by old trees and small wooden houses. The Iglauer Park offers accommodation for forest schools and hikers, too. It is located in 500 steps distance from the route of the Blue Trail.
  • Price: 3000-4650 HUF/person/night.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Németbányai Vendégház
(Guesthouse of Németbánya)
  • Address: Periphery of Németbánya village, N47.207341 E17.663486
  • Phone: +36 89 513 133
  • Mobile phone: -
  • E-mail: szallas@bakonyerdo.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The former hunter's lodge stands beside the path of the National Blue Trail in the forest at the southern end of the Jáger-rét Meadow. the house offers accommodation for 10 people in 4 rooms. There is a kitchen and lavatory in the building
  • Price: 6000 HUF/person/night, but minimum 25000 HUF/house/night (so it suitable rather for teams)
  • The contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Erdőismereti Oktatóbázis és Kismesterségek Háza
(Forest Education Training Base and Craft House)
  • Address: 9 Szent Gellért tér Square, Bakonybél
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 361 0342
  • E-mail: pajta2002@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The key house is open between 1st April and 31st October. There is no bedclothes, the guests have to bring that. There is a kitchen in the building. The accommodation is about 1 km detour from the route of the Blue Trail.
  • Price: 2400-2600 HUF/person/night.
  • The contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
Bakonyvári Vadszőlő Szálló és Étterem
(Bakonyvári Vadszőlő Restaurant and Hotel)
  • Address: 45 Fürdő utca Street, Bakonybél
  • Phone: +36 88 461 105
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 259 1218
  • E-mail: bakonyvariandor@gmail.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The friendly restaurant and hotel stands almost on the route of the Blue Trail, it is only 100 steps detour! The kitchen of the restaurant is very good! There is a Blue Trail's stamp in the restaurant!
  • Price: 4000-5000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Bagolyvár Fogadó
(Bagolyvár Guesthouse)
  • Address: 35 Kossuth Lajos utca Street, Zirc
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 256 3632
  • E-mail: uzemeltetes.bagolyvar@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The guesthouse stands on the main street of Zirc, it has 5 rooms for 20 people. The size of the rooms are different, there are room for 2-3-4 and 8 people. The accommodation is about 1000 steps detour from the route of the Blue Trail.
  • Price: 4500-7000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Bakonyi Kemping
(Camping of Bakony)
  • Address: 37 Kossuth Lajos utca Street, Zirc (behind the Bagolyvár Fogadó)
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 256 3632
  • E-mail: uzemeltetes.bagolyvar@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • There is a grassy meadow behing the Bagolyvár Fogadó. Five yurt tent stand on the meadow, they can offer accommodation for 48 people, but you can pitch your tent in the grass, too. The camping works between 1st April and 15th October. There is a common lavatory and a community house in the camping.
  • Price: 1200-3500 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Tölgyestábor Turistaközpont
(Tölgyestábor Tourist Centre)
  • Address: Periphery of Bodajk village, N47.314155 E18.20941
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 424 2440
  • E-mail: tolgyestabor@freemail.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist centre is located is the nice Gaja-völgy Valley. It has 9 wooden houses, all of them have 8 beds. There is a common kitchen building. The accommodation is about 200 steps detour from the route of the Blue Trail.
  • Price: 2500-3650 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Hangistálló Művészszálló
(Hangistálló Artist Hostel)
  • Address: 4004/20 Bányász utca Street, Nagyegyháza
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 959 4541
  • E-mail: hangistallo@obaroknet.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The Hangistálló Hostel has rooms with 2 and 3 beds, with lavatory and tee kitchen to every room. It is located exactly beside the route of the National Blue Trail.
  • Price: 5000-6000 HUF/person/night
Gránás Turistaház
(Gránás Tourist House)
  • Address: 17 Béke tér Square, Gánt
  • Phone: +36 22 354 013
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 919 2813
  • E-mail: gant@vertesvendeglo.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist house is the property of the neighbour Vértes Vendéglő and Panzió (Restaurant and Guesthouse), but its prices are fit the the wallit of hikers. The house offers accommodation for 52 people. The house works as forest schools, as well! The house is only 300 step detour from the route of the Blue Trail!
  • Price: 2500-3500 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Maróthegyi Sólyomfészek
(Maróthegyi Sólyomfészek)
  • Address: Meadow of Pusztamarót, N47.687446 E18.520369
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 632 1296
  • E-mail: martonvilmos58@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The camping is located in the heart of Gerecse Hill, on the Meadow of Pusztamarót. It has 12 bungalows for 96 people, they are heated, so the it is open all year. There is small buffet beside the houses. The route of the National Blue Trail cosses the meadow.
  • Price: 2500-5000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Erdészház Turistaszálló
(Forester's Lodge Tourist House)
  • Address: 64 Iskola utca Street, Kesztölc
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 70 375 2286
  • E-mail: andras.nyiro@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • A local association works the tourist house in Kesztölc village. The house offers accommodation for 16 people in 3 rooms and there is a possibility to pitch tent in the grassy garden. The house is about 1000 m detour from the route of the Blue Trail!
  • Price: 3000-3500 HUF/person/night.
  • The house works as a key house, the contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Hármashatár-hegyi Turistaház
(Tourist House of Hármashatár-hegy Mountain)
  • Address: The top of the Hármashatár-hegy, in the old military object, N47.557319 E18.997567
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 776 7475
  • E-mail: info@hhkk.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The key house stand on the flat top of Hármashatár-hegy, in the fenced area of the former military object. The house offers accommodation for 50 people in 14 rooms. The route of the National Blue Trail leads in front of the house.
  • Price: 5000-6500 HUF/person/night.
  • The house works as key house, the contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Som-hegyi Turistaház
(Tourist House of Som-hegy Hill)
  • Address: Periphery of Pilisszentkereszt village, N47.684438 E18.903677
  • Phone: +36 26 347 528
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 984 6196
  • E-mail: somhegy@pprt.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The key house stands in the forest close to Pilisszentkereszt village. The house offers accommodation for 30 people in 4 rooms. The route of the National Blue Trail leads at the foot of the Som-hegy Hill, in the Gorge of Pilis, the key house is accessible on the about 1000 steps long path of blue square trail marking.
  • Price: 2500-3500 HUF/person/night
  • The house works as key house, the contact person will open the house and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Báró Eötvös Lóránd Menedékház
(Báró Eötvös Lóránd Tourist House)
  • Address: 26 Téry Ödön út, Dobogókő
  • Phone: +36 26 347 534
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 990 8906
  • E-mail: mabernova@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist house stands exactly beside the lookout terrace of the Dobogókő Mountain. The building offers accommodation in 10 rooms for 40 people. It has an own restaurant. The house is a Blue Trail's stamping place, the marked route leads beside it. There are many other accommodations beside the tourist house on Dobogókő, but it is perhaps the cheapest one!
  • Price: 2500-5000 HUF/person/night.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Mogyoró-hegyi Tábor
(Camp of Mogyoró-hegy Hill)
  • Address: Periphery of Visegrád village, in the Jurta Camping, N47.797915 E18.9930
  • Phone: +36 26 598 082
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 984 6044
  • E-mail: emh1988@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The wooden houses of the camp offer accommodation for 120 people in 12 bungalow (there are 5 rooms in a wooden house: 4 rooms with 2 beds and 1 room with 4 beds).
  • The houses of the camp are located in the northern side of the Nagy-villám Mountain, it is accessible from the route of the Blue Trail on the path of blue triangle trail marking from the car park of Nagy-villám. The other branching of blue triangle marks leads to the lookout tower standing on the top of Nagy-villám.
  • Price: 2100-3000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Törökmezői Turistaház
(Törökmező Tourist House)
  • Address: Torökmező Meadow, N47.830835 E18.943104
  • Phone: +36 27 350 063
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 596 1302
  • E-mail: biglacko@gmail.com, torokmezo@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist house stands far from the settlements, on the meadow of Törökmező. The house offers accommodation for 128 people in 19 rooms. There is a restaurant in the building. The route of the National Blue Trail leads in front of the house. The building works as forest school, it is not only for the hikers! An adventure park works beside the tourist house!
  • Price: from 3400 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Kisinóci Turistaház
(Kisinóci Tourist House)
  • Address: 017/2 hrsz Kisinóci utca Street, Kóspallag N47.797915 E18.9930
  • Phone: +36 27 375 774
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 596 1302
  • E-mail: biglacko@gmail.com, kisinoc@invitel.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist house stands at the border of Kóspallag village, it offers accommodation for 133 people in 19 rooms. A restaurant works in the building. The National Blue Trail arrives and goes farther on paths in the forest. The tourist house works as forest school, as well!
  • Price: from 3400 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Nagy-Hideg-hegyi Sí- és Túraközpont
(Ski and Hiking Centre of Nagy-Hideg-hegy)
  • Address: Top of Nagy-Hideg-hegy (864 m), N47.93613 E18.921915
  • Phone: +36 27 999 444
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 941 3878
  • E-mail: nagyhideghegy@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist house stands far from the settlements, on the top of Nagy Hideg-hegy. The house works all year, but wintertime it is used by rather the skiers. The tourist house has 10 rooms for 50 people. A restaurant works in the building, too.
  • Price: from 4000-5000 HUF/person/night, 2000 HUF/person/night on mattress.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Katalinpusztai Kirándulóközpont
(Hiking Centre of Katalinpuszta)
  • Address: Former forester's lodge, Katalinpuszta N47.850175 E19.104796
  • Phone: +36 35 576 019
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 451 9053
  • E-mail: hangyadani@ipolyerdo.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The hiking centre is located at the foot of Naszály Mountain on the route of the National Blue Trail. The centre is Blue Trail's stamping place. There are accommodations for hikers in 5 rooms for 35 people, and there are appartments with bigger comfort: 5 appartments for 30 people. There are interactive exhibitions, wildlife park, playground, mini railway and a restaurant in the hiking centre.
  • Price: 2300-5000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Cserhát Turistaszállás
(Cserhát Hiker Accommodations)
  • Address: 1/A Jókai utca Street, Kétbodony
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 994 9152, +36 20 500 2910
  • E-mail: cserhat.erdeiiskola@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The hiker accommodations and forest school work in many buildings, their addresses are different in the village. The buildings offer accommodation in 9 rooms for 60 people.
  • Price: from 2700 HUF/person/night, 2000 HUF/person/night on mattress.
  • The houses work as key houses, the contact person will open the accommodation and hands over the keys.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Mátraverebély-Szentkút Zarándokház
(Pilgrim House of Mátraverebély-Szentkút)
  • Address: Mátraverebély-Szentkút N48.0000 E19.761735
  • Phone: +36 32 418 029
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 400 5878
  • E-mail: foglalas@szentkut.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • Mátraverebély-Szentkút is perhaps the biggest and most well-known Hungarian pilgrimage place, there is a big guesthouse for the pilgrims. The house has a hotel department, with 27 rooms for 48 people and a hiker (pilgrim) accommodation in 8 rooms for 90 people.
  • Price: 2400-4500 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Ágasvári Turistaház
(Ágasvár Tourist House)
  • Address: Col of Ágasvár Mountain N47.922786 E19.825338
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 540 8572, +36 30 634 3435
  • E-mail: agasvar@freemail.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • This tourist house is the most isolated one in Hungary, it is located far from any settlements on the ridge of Mátra Mountains on the route of the Blue Trail. The water pipe system of the houses gets water from a close spring, an own electric generator feeds the net of the tourist house, which does not work continuously! The accommodation has 8 rooms for 28 people.
  • Price: 3000-4000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Galyatető Turistacentrum
(Tourist Centre of Galyatető)
  • Address: Galyatető, N47.916358 E19.924013
  • Phone: +36 37 506 011
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 244 0558
  • E-mail: foglalas@turistacentrum.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist centre works on the Galyatető Mountain, close to the top. It is located at the corner of the big car park of Grand Holtel Galya, on the route of the National Blue Trail. The centre has accommodation for hikers: in apartment for 15 people, for 32 people in bigger rooms, and shelter for 15 people in the lookout tower. There is a restaurant, buffet and a coffee shop in the building.
  • Price: 2000-6200 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Kilátó Vendégház és Étterem
(Kilátó Guesthouse and Restaurant)
  • Address: 17 Kodály Zoltán sétány Promenade, Galyatető
  • Phone: +36 37 367 007
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 436 2781
  • E-mail: szentivanyi76@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The guesthouse has 6 rooms for 22 people and has an own restaurant, as well. The house is located in 300 step distance from the route of the National Blue Trail.
  • Price: 4000-5000 HUF/person/night
Sirok Motel
(Motel Sirok)
  • Address: 22 Lenin utca Street, Sirok
  • Phone: +36 36 361 330
  • Mobile phone: -
  • E-mail: sirokonkorm@agria.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The local council runs this modest motel close to the centre of Sirok village. The house has 17 room with 1-2-3 beds, 3 of them have an own lavatory, common lavatory is located on the corridor. The motel is accessible with 500 steps walk from the route of the Blue Trail.
  • Price: 3000-4500 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Bánkúti Turistaház
(Tourist house of Bánkút)
  • Address: Bánkút, N48.099818 E20.483823
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 70 618 9745
  • E-mail: szallas@bankut.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • Bánkút is a small holiday resort on the nothern edge of the Plateau of Bükk Mountains. Wintertime mainly skiers book the accommodation in the house, but in other seasons the house is open for the hikers, as well! The tourist house is located beside the route of the National Blue Trail, it is a stamping place. The house has 16 rooms for 64 people, and runs a restaurant, which is open between Friday and Sunday.
  • Price: 3200-4500 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

NOMÁD Baradla Kemping és Turistaszálló
(Camping and Tourist House NOMÁD Baradla)
  • Address: Aggtelek, N48.470942 E20.494549
  • Phone: +36 48 503 005
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 861 9427
  • E-mail: info@szallas-aggtelek.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The tourist house stands exactly at the gate of the Baradla Stalactite Cave, it offer accommodation to 31 people. There is place for 94 people in the wooden houses and for 120 people in the camping. The National Blue Trail crosses the grassy area of the camping, leads in front of the bungalows and the tourist house.
  • Price: 2300-2800 HUF/person/night on the different accommodations
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Kövirózsa Apartmanház
(Kövirózsa Apartment House)
  • Address: 20 Deák Ferenc utca Street, Aggtelek
  • Phone: +36 48 503 000 (Tourinform office)
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 228 9583 (Technical assistance)
  • E-mail: naturinform.anp@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The apartment house is located in 500 steps distance from the route of the National Blue Trail. It is accessible on the marked path of yellow strip trail marks and on the Deák Ferenc utca Street. The house offers accommodation for 20 people.
  • Price: 2000-4000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Tengerszem Hotel és Étterem
(Tengerszem Hotel and Restaurant)
  • Address: Jósvafő, N48.484576 E20.539531
  • Phone: +36 48 506 005
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 282 8779
  • E-mail: tengerszemhotel@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The hotel stands at the Jósvafő Entrance of the stalactite cave in the forest, far from the village. The hotel offers accommodation for 43 people. It has an own restaurant. The hotel is about 300 step detour from the route of National Blue Trail.
  • Price: 4000-9500 HUF/person/night in the different rooms.
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Borz-Alom Erdészeti Erdei Iskola
(Borz-Alom Forestry Forest School)
  • Address: Szelcepuszta, N48.518891 E20.605609
  • Phone: +36 46 464 004
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 586 8373
  • E-mail: josva.torna@eszakerdo.hu
  • Web: LINK
  • The key house is open in case of prior booking. It works as a forst school, but it offers accommodation for smaller-bigger teams, as well. It has common lavatories and a kitchen. The house is located on the route of the National Blue Trail. The name of the house is a wordplay: “borz-alomrdquo;& means badger's nest, but “borzalom” means horror!
  • Price: 1500-2000 HUF/person/night
With the recommendation of the Hungarian Rambler's Accociation

Szalamandra-ház és Erdei Iskola
(Szalamandra House and Forest School)
  • Address: Periphery of Szögliget village, N48.539146 E20.666667
  • Phone: -
  • Mobile phone: +36 30 631 1520
  • E-mail: szalamandra.haz@gmail.com
  • Web: LINK
  • The house works as forest school and as accommodation for hikers. It is located at the foot of the Castle Hill of Szádvár on the bottom of Ménes-völgy Valley. The house is accessible from the route of the Blue Trail with a 20 minutes long walk on different marked paths. There is a possibility to pitch tent in the garden of the house.
  • Price: 1200-3000 HUF/person/night in the rooms and 700-1400 HUF for the camping.

Generally the weekends are booked in advance, if you drop into the tourist houses or guest houses, you will get accommodation very likely only on weekdays.



About the prices

It is a very difficult thing to write about the prices of the different camps, pensions and tourist hostels, because they depend on the region, the season, the quality of the accommodation and many other circumstances. But you can expect the following prices:



Wild camping in Hungary? YES! - only with a few limiting conditions
Wild camping in the forest

Wild camping in the forest

Details from the “Erdőtörvény” (Law of forest):
91. § (1) Az erdőben - annak rendeltetésétől függetlenül - üdülés, sportolás és kirándulás céljából gyalogosan, emberi erővel hajtott kerékpárral, lóval, valamint az erdészeti feltáró hálózat részein sport vagy turisztikai célú, lóval vontatott járművel bárki saját felelősségére ott tartózkodhat, amit az erdőgazdálkodó tűrni köteles, kivéve, ha
a) más jogszabály azt korlátozza, vagy
b) az arra jogosult a látogatás korlátozását az e törvényben foglaltak alapján elrendelte.
93. § (1) Az erdőgazdálkodó hozzájárulásával szabad az erdőben:
a) huszonnégy órát meghaladóan üdülési, illetőleg sportolási célból tartózkodni, táborozni, továbbá sátrat felverni;

I try to translate it with my own words:
91. § (1) Anybody can stay in the forest independently from its function on grounds of recreation, sport and trip by walking, cycling, horse riding, or on grounds of sport and tourism by horse towed vehicles on his/her own risk on the forest cultivating roads, and the forest management must tolerate this thing. Exceptions:
a) if this is limited by other laws
b) authorized person has ordered the limiting of visits in the forest on grounds of the above mentioned laws
93. § (1) It is allowed in the forest with the approval of the forest management:
a) to stay on ground of recreation and sport, to pitch tent and camping more than 24 hours long

Literally it means, that we, hikers have right to pitch camp everywhere in the forest, if the duration of the camping doesn’t exceed the 24 hours! The wild camping is allowed! Unfortunately the situation isn’t as simple as we hope. The stay and the camping is strongly limited on the protected areas, for example in national parks or in nature reserves.

Wild camping in the forest

Wild camping in the forest

I can write only my opinion here:
I spent altogether more, than 100 nights in my tent during the past dozen years (I have a little statistics about my hikes), a big part of them in nature reserves. I met many times with foresters, but I didn’t have any problem with my wild camping in the mentioned areas. Why? The answer is simple: foresters know, that hikers love the nature, they won’t harm it! If I break camp, I leave nothing there, only the trace of my tent in the grass. Generally foresters and hikers are in a good relationship, but it is only at the walking hikers. If somebody tries to pitch camp beside his car/motorbike, foresters will send him to an official camping. But the above written facts are right for a few people. 4-6 people still can “lost” in the forest, bigger teams are already more conspicuous. In this case foresters generally prohibit the camping in the protected areas. But there are strongly protected areas on the route of the Blue Trail, where a wild camping is really prohibited! These areas are the Plateau of Bükk Mountains between Bélapátfalva village and Mályinka village and the shore of Lázbérci-víztároló Reservoir between Dédestapolcsány and Uppony villages.

Of course, the wild camping is allowed by the mentioned law only in the forest, and on its meadows, clearings, clear-cuts. The Law of Forest doesn’t say about the wild camping in the fields, arable areas. But I know from my experience, there is no problem in this case. Only one thing is important: don’t harm the forest and the plants of the cultivated areas!

View from my tent

View from my tent

Notice:
Generally there is a total fire ban (see later) in the forest and its 200 metres wide environs between spring and autumn, because of the dry Hungarian summers.

And finally some pieces of advices from me:



Fire ban

Summertime generally there is a total FIRE BAN in the forest and its 200 metres wide environs because of the dry Hungarian weather! In this case to make fire is totally forbidden even at the built fireplaces of resting places! You can check the current status of the fire ban on this website:

Areas painted with red color in the map show those counties of Hungary, where making fire in the nature is prohibited!







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