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Budapest Boat Party frequently asked questions

We're here to answer ALL your questions about the boat party! If you need any additional info - feel free to Facebook message, e-mail or call us :)

How do I book a ticket to the boat party

There are four ways to book your ticket for the boat:

  1. Buy your ticket online at www.budapestboatparty.com or www.partybookersbudpest.com. You can use a debit or credit card and there is the option to pay with PayPal if you prefer. You will receive a confirmation e-mail before the event which you will need to show on the door.
  2. Buy your ticket on the door. Tickets can be purchased using CASH (EUR or HUF accepted) or CARD. We recommend buying your ticket in advance to secure your spot!
  3. Buy your ticket at our office. We are located in Instant Club, Akácfa u. 51 - through the entrance of LARM buzzer 5 on the top floor. Follow the signs for PartyBookers Budapest. Call our hotline or message us on Facebook or Instagram about office opening hours.
  4. Buy your ticket at your hotel or hostel reception desk. Tickets can only be purchased using CASH and your receptionist will hand you a ticket that must be brought to the boat. If you lose this ticket, you must purchase a new one in order to enter.

Which boat party should I join?

As of July 17th, 2020 - we are only running one boat cruise - Backpacker’s Party Cruise. Because of COVID-19 we are now running less busy boat cruises on a smaller boats this summer.

Backpacker’s Party Cruise - Join us for a crazy party on the Danube while we save summer 2020. Drink with us at an option pre-party at 9:30PM with unlimited beer, wine and spirit mixers. Meet fellow travelers with our party guides and play drinking games before boarding at 11PM. We will be cruising down the Danube for 1.5 hours with a live DJ, cash bar and good vibes before docking and heading to a free after party at Morrison’s 2.

We usually have a variety of boat parties running all year - you can choose depending on: which day of the week it’s running, the drink packages that are available, the typical crowd to expect and cost. We will announce the schedule for these events as soon as the global situation allows us to.

Shipwrecked, our most popular boat party.. You can expect hundreds of crazy travelers ready to have a good time on board. The boat has a live DJ, professional photographers, cash bar and free glitter/face-paint on board. When the boat ends, staff will take everyone to an after party where you have free entry! There are two drink packages to choose from: entry + 1 drink and all-you-can-drink (which includes beer, wine and prosecco.)

Shipwrecked X is similar to Shipwrecked but everything is bigger! There is only one ticket type, which is all-you-can-drink. These boat parties tend to sell out in summer so grab your tickets early!

River Rampage is the original boat party - made by travelers for travelers. Here you can expect a rowdier crowd filled with backpackers from the major party hostels in the city. You can either get entry + 1 drink or entry and a bottle of Prosecco (we recommend the Prosecco).

Danube Massive is our special boat party event series. These boat parties are two or three times bigger than our usual parties. It is held on the Europa event ship and includes multiple dancefloors and DJS on 3 separate floors, 5 bars, a welcome drink, free glitter and free entry to an after party! These only happen a several times a year and are INSANE - so if you’re visiting during the right time, book your ticket ASAP.

Sunset Drift is our first ever daytime boat party! Watch the sun set behind Parliament as you party your way down the Danube. You can expect cocktail buckets, flower lei’s, water guns, glitter, bubbles and free sunscreen (to keep ya safe). Cause there’s nothing better than day drinking on a boat in the middle of the city!

Bottomless Brunch Boat is our daytime boat party which will run on selected Sunday’s this summer. It’s all-you-can-eat AND DRINK brunch food/beer, wine, mimosas. Perfect for a sunny view of the Danube and the classiest way to get over your weekend hangover.

More information on each event can be found on the “our parties” page of the website.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the boat party you choose, prices vary based on drink packages. Check our BOOK NOW page to see the different prices.

Where does the boat leave from?

The boat party leaves from various docks depending on the night. Our most common docks are Petofi Ter Dock #9 (under the Elizabeth bridge), Olimpia Dock (next to Parliament) and Szilágyi Desző tér (Buda side). Check your confirmation e-mail for the exact address of your party!

Backpacker’s Party Cruise leaves from Petofi Ter Dock 8A. The pre-party starts at 9:30PM and the boat will leave at 10:30PM sharp. Check your confirmation e-mail for the exact address of your party!

Does the boat cruise?

Yes! Backpacker’s Party Cruise sails up and down the Danube for 2 hours passing by the best sights in Budapest. You will see everything between the Margit bridge and the Lágymányosi bridge on our cruise, which includes all of the notable downtown sights of Budapest.

When does it leave?

The unlimited drinks pre-party will be at dock 8A from 9:30PM - 10:30PM and the boat will leave the dock to cruise from 10:30PM sharp.

What currencies are accepted?

We accept either HUF or EUR for your ticket payment. However, the bars on board are cash only and only accept HUF.

Can I buy drinks on board?

There is a cash bar on board where you can get anything from beers to mixed drinks to shots. The bar can only take local CASH (HUF). Beers are from 500HUF - 800HUF (around 2-3EUR) and mixed drinks are around 1000HUF - 2000HUF (around 4-8EUR).

Where does the party end?

Depending on the day, the boat party ends at different locations. No matter where we end, there are taxis and trams nearby. Our staff will also lead everyone to a downtown club for a free after party after the boat party ends. Follow them and you’ll have a great night!

How do I get to the after party?

Our wonderful party staff will guide everyone from the boat to a downtown club for the after party. We ask that once the boat party is over, all guests exit the boat and follow our staff off of the dock where we wait for all of the guests to arrive. Together, we will walk to the club where you will receive free entry. This is usually a 5-15 minute walk!

Where is the after party?

We usually go to Morrison’s 2 Club after Backpacker’s Boat Party, Shipwrecked Boat Party, Ellatohaz after River Rampage and Pontoon after Sunset Drift - however these are subject to change.

Where/when will the photos be uploaded?

We like to capture the moments you don’t want to forget…but might not remember the next day. All photos are uploaded to the PartyBookers Budapest Facebook Page 2-4 days after the event.

How can I get a photo removed from Facebook?

If you message us the link to the photo we will delete it as soon as we can.

I lost something on the boat, how can I get it back?

Lost items are brought to our office the next morning and can be picked up at any time. Feel free to message us on Facebook, e-mail info@budapestboatparty.com or call 06 70 774 4338 to see if we have found your lost item before coming in.

Feel free to e-mail, FB message, Instagram DM or call our hotline with any other questions you may have. Hope to get ship-faced on a boat party with you soon!

What should I wear?

There is no strict dress code on the boat, however the after party will have some limitations. Please wear closed shoes (no thongs/flip-flops) and refrain from any nudity. You can come in a costume/fancy dress on the boat, however we recommend bringing a change of clothes for the after party. We also recommend NOT wearing heels on board (stairs are steep, seating is limited and we walk to the after party).