Important information about the route in Hungary
The route from the Austrian border at Halbturn often runs in the area of the Way of St. James in Hungary, so there are hostels and other places to sleep for pilgrims all the way to Budapest.
For the further route from BUDPEST towards BORDER CROATIA / SERBIA, we have a cooperation with the HUNGARIAN PILGRIMAGE Magyar Zarandokut (MZ). It was agreed that pilgrims with the Jerusalem Way Pilgrim's Passport can sleep cheaply in their hostels. Hostels are available all the way down the Danube from Budapest to the town of Baja. From Baja it is only a day's leg to the Hungarian border town of Mohács, the border triangle of Croatia and Serbia! And for pilgrims who do not come from the direction of Vienna but, for example, from Poland, the Czech Republic or Slovakia, there are also hostels from MZ from Esztergom (Gran) to Budapest!
Accommodation / hostels
Here in German a short Summary of the accommodations (PDF). And here on the Hungarian website are all accommodations to be found (automatic translation by Google). In the winter months the hostels are usually closed in Hungary!
Our Hungarian partner wants every pilgrim to also have their Hungarian MZ pilgrim pass, this is symbolic and every pass issued is important for their organization. The special price for Jerusalem pilgrims is only 500 HUF = about 1,50 euros! The pass is also a good reminder and souvenir of the journey through Hungary.
In the small villages it is good to send an SMS to the hostel a day before arrival, because sometimes they are closed, not home or the person in charge has to open the house and therefore needs to know when the pilgrim is coming. Sometimes English is not spoken in small places, so it is good to know a few words in Hungarian:
Where's the albergue? = Get van a zarandoksalasch?
I am a pilgrim Zarandok vagyok
Where am i now = Get vagyok mosch?
I need help! = Shegicheget kerek!
Here you can get the Hungarian pilgrim pass
Szent Adalbert Kozpont
Esztergom, Szent Istvan ter 10
Varga Orsolya: +36 33 / 541-972
Gellért-hegyi Sziklatemplom Pálos Fogadóközpont
Budapest XI kerület, Szent Gellért ter
+36 20 / 775-2472
Hegyvidéki Zarándokpont (Kulturális Szalonban)
1126 Budapest, Böszörményi út 34 / a.
+36 1 / 202-2509
"Ráckeve Érték" Egyesület
Ráckeve, Kossuth Lajos u. 12th
Dr. Szánthó Györgyné: +36 30 / 354-1612, +36 24 / 424-855
Baja, Szentháromság ter 11.
Phone: + 36 79 / 420-792