The Escape game (or escape room) is a game that allows all audiences, young and old, to spend a fun, joyful and stimulating moment, away from everyday life. So take advantage of your stay in the Hungarian capital to discover the best escape rooms in Budapest!

With more than 100 escape rooms, Budapest is the European capital of this activity! Every year we discover and test escape rooms in Budapest: it’s time to share our experiences in 2024!. But just before, for the novices, here are some information to discover and understand the escape games.

Concept of the Escape Game:

Escape Games, also called Escape Rooms, are life-size escape games: you are locked in several rooms for 1 hour and have to find clues, solve riddles to get out as quickly as possible before the end of the time limit. You can participate in teams of 2 to 8 participants. The organizer, called ‘Game master’ can help you at any time thanks to a camera monitoring. You don’t need any specific physical or intellectual skills to play. Thinking, collaboration, imagination, surprises and laughter await you!

History of the escape game:

The first physical escape game appeared in 2007 in Japan in Kyoto. It was a great success and the concept developed in Asia, before conquering Europe: the first one opened in Budapest in 2011 at Para Park.

Tips for the escape game:

  • Before the game starts and you enter the first room, the ‘Game master’ will tell you how the game works and give you recommendations. This is an opportunity to ask him for example if a clue is only used once? is the use of force to open or move an object required? (usually not!)
  • Observe and search every corner: keys, objects, codes are often hidden in the decor. Don’t hesitate to have several people inspect the same space.
  • It’s a team game: divide the tasks, communicate regularly because sharing your knowledge and your points of view will help you to solve the riddles.

Language for escape games in Budapest:

The vast majority of the rooms offer rooms where the written clues are in Hungarian and English. Your game master also speaks Hungarian and English.

What is a game master?

The game master is the organiser who will follow you throughout the game. Thanks to cameras and microphones in each room, he can help you at any time if you ask him (for example if you are stuck on a puzzle).

When you book an escape game on the website of the room, inform the organiser of the language you want (English for example) if it is not requested.

Important: there is an emergency button in each room to allow any participant to leave at any time.

Are escape games OK for kids ?

Some escape games allow participants of all ages, others only from 14 years old. In all cases, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend a minimum age of 10 years old for maximum engagement and understanding and we do not recommend rooms with horror themes to young kids.

Now it’s time to discover our selection of escape games in Budapest! We have tested more than 20 escape rooms in Budapest over the years and have thus established this selection by taking into account different criteria (creativity, decor, but also price, reception and accessibility of the address).

Here is our 2024 selection of escape rooms in Budapest:

SECRET SUBWAY at E-EXIT

Secret Subway Escape room
@ E-Exit

‘Secret Subway’ is one of the best escape games in Budapest, but it is a difficult one, as its 75 minutes duration underlines. It is therefore only recommended for experienced players. The atmosphere of the game is reminiscent of the novels of Jules Verne. You will discover the world of a forgotten inventor who deserves all the glory with his fantastic inventions! The dark settings are impressive and the game even has a WOW moment where our whole team was ecstatic…

E-Exit is one of the most famous escape game brands in Budapest with two locations in the centre of the Hungarian capital.

Difficulty: Difficult level – duration: 1h15mn, 2 to 6 players – price: between 12€ and 23€ euros per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: E-EXIT, Klauzál utca 34, 1072 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite.
Open daily from 10:00 to 21:30 (Saturday until 22:00, Sunday until 20:30).
ATTENTION: children under 14 years old are not allowed to play and under 18 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

THE LOST CRYTAL SKULL at Mystique Room 2

A new creation from Mystique Room, ‘The Lost Crystal Skull’ welcomes you to an underground mine where a mysterious crystal skull attracts adventurers and archaeologists. It’s your turn to discover this vast mine, built with great attention to detail and realism. Older children will also be provided with a protective helmet so that they can wander through the vast underground without any problems. The puzzles and impressive mechanisms follow one another with fluidity, and a number of ‘wow’ effects await you in this superb adventure. An escape room we absolutely loved!

Intermediate level – duration: 1h00, 2 to 8 players – price: between 13€ and 24€ per person depending on the number of participants. Languages: Hungarian or English.
Address: Mystique Room 2, Tátra utca 3.et 4, 1136 Pest, 13th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 09:00 to 22:00.

HEISENBERG PROJECT at Locked Room

HEISENBERG PROJECT at Locked Room
@ locked.hu

The Heisenberg Project is a new generation escape room that takes you into the atmosphere of a crime thriller. The scenario and decoration are inspired by the cult TV series ‘Breaking Bad’. Even if you don’t know the TV series, you will enjoy the adrenaline rush, the numerous special effects and the different rooms for a rather difficult escape room but highly recommended for non-beginners!

Intermediate/difficult level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between 12 and 24 euros per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: Locked Room, Székely Mihály utca 4, 1061 Budapest, 6th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 13:00 to 23:30 (Saturday and Sunday from 10:00).
ATTENTION: minimum age is 12 years old, under 18 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

AZTEC CATACOMB at Neverland

Neverland is a large basement space with 7 escape rooms (!) but also a cosy bar and restaurant to fill you up after or before your adventures. The Aztec Catacomb escape game is one of our favourites: a cinematic atmosphere with beautiful, dark Aztec rooms with carefully designed decorations. This game is also different because of the use of our senses: touch, smell and hearing are put to contribution and many great sound and special effects will surprise you. Here, no search or padlock but unique mechanisms and enigmas to solve which reminded us of the adventures of Indiana Jones !

Intermediate/difficult level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 7 players – price: between 13€ and 24€ per person depending on the number of participants. Languages: Hungarian, English.
Address: Neverland, Dohány u. 22-24, 1074 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite. Opening hours of the rooms and bar: daily from 09.00 to midnight (until 02.00 on Friday and Saturday). ATTENTION: the recommended minimum age for this escape room is 16 years old, under 18s can play if accompanied by an adult.

DEADLAND at AROOM

Deadland escape room
@ locked.hu

DEADLAND is an escape game based on the world of zombies. We are not fans of zombie movies but we loved this escape game: large space, many rooms, neat decoration, quality sound ambiance and many surprises are waiting for you in this original last generation escape game!

Intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between 13€ and 26€ per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: AROOM, Király utca 14, 1061 Budapest, 6th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 13:00 to 22:00 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00).
ATTENTION: the recommended minimum age for this Deadland room is 16 years, under 18s can play if accompanied by an adult.

SANTA MUERTE at E-EXIT – escape rooms in Budapest

Escape game in Budapest
@ E-Exit

The Santa Muerte room offers a colourful, flowery and lively atmosphere of the Mexican festival of the dead. The game is linear and affordable for beginners in a group but also for a couple with some experience. The numerous riddles and manipulations will lead you to a stunning finale! 

Difficulty: Intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between €12 and €23 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: E-EXIT, Klauzál utca 34, 1072 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite.
Open daily from 10:00 to 21:30 (Saturday until 22:00, Sunday until 20:30).
ATTENTION: children under 14 years old are not allowed to play and under 18 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

The Pharaoh’s Burial Chamber at Mystique Room – escape rooms in Budapest

The Pharaoh’s Burial Chamber is an archaeology and pharaoh themed room. It is an ideal room for a first escape game experience but it will also satisfy the amateurs. You will find yourself nostalgically following in the footsteps of Indiana Jones and the different settings will make for a real adventure.
There is a second identical escape game (same name, numbered 2) which can also allow you to compete simultaneously in 2 teams.

Difficulty: Intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between 13€ and 24€ per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: Mystique Room, Szent István krt. 9, 1055 Budapest, 5th district.  – mapwebsite. Open daily from 10:00 to 21:30 (Saturday until 22:00, Sunday until 20:30). ATTENTION: children under 13 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

SKY HEIST at AROOM

SKY HEIST at AROOM
@ locked.hu

You must take advantage of the last travel of the largest airship ever built to steal the priceless treasure of the Maharajah among the passengers.
This vast and new ‘Sky Heist‘ room boasts an impressive decoration and reconstruction of the cabins and cockpit! Explore, observe and solve the many enigmas and mechanisms in a highly polished sound and visual environment.
The adventure follows a real narrative and the game involves all the players, either by getting them to work together or through collective thinking.
A great escape room for children and adults alike!

Intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between 13€ and 26€ per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: AROOM, Király utca 14, 1061 Budapest, 6th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 13:00 to 22:00 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00).

MUSEUM HEIST at GELLÉRT ESCAPE

Museum Heist
@ Gellért Escape

The ‘Museum Heist‘ room embarks you on a high-risk mission: a mysterious and menacing collector asks you to steal a work of art from the Gellért Museum. You’ll have to break into the museum at night and find the treasure.
It’s up to you to outwit the security guards and succeed in the various challenges that will require your brains and dexterity! The sets are very well done, the soundtrack addictive, the puzzles varied and interesting, and the strength of the room is that all our actions make sense as we progress. There are no riddles just lying there, and no padlocks. It’s a room that’s great fun to play, and will delight young and old alike.

Intermediate level – duration: 1h00, 2 to 6 players – price: between €11 and €16 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: GELLÉRT ESCAPE, Csíky utca 3, 1111 Buda, 11th district. – mapwebsite.
Open Tuesday to Thursday from 3.30pm to 10pm, Friday from 2pm to 10pm, Saturday from 9.30am to 9.30pm and Sunday from 9.30am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays.

WHITE MISSION at GOZSDU MISSION

WHITE MISSION at GOZSDU MISSION
@ gozsdumission.hu

This escape room, called ‘White Mission‘, is based on an original and unique concept! Here there is no recognisable story or theme. You start in a white room with the exit key hanging from the ceiling on a chain. It’s too short to reach the door, so you have to explore the space and figure out how to get the key into the lock. You’re in an all-white, unfurnished, almost empty room with minimalist décor.
You will have to explore the space, observe, understand how it works and then solve the puzzles. Some challenges are based on the environment, others on logic, observation or even mathematics.
This difficult room is not recommended for beginners or young children, who may regret the absence of a narrative, even though the series of logical puzzles, manipulations and surprises follow on dynamically from one another.

Difficult level – duration: 1h00, 2 to 8 players – price: between €12 and €23 per person depending on the number of participants. Under-14s can play if accompanied by an adult.
Address: GOZSDU MISSION, Dob u.16 /passage Gozsdu, 1075 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 10am to 10pm.

SHERLOCK CASE at SCAVENGER

SHERLOCK CASE at SCAVENGER
@ Scavenger Budapest

As a new member of the detective agency run by the famous Sherlock Holmes, you must solve the investigation into the mysterious death of a famous composer by solving various riddles in the deceased’s flat. The rooms are beautifully decorated, and there are plenty of challenges to your logic and riddles to solve as your detective investigation progresses. Here we find the captivating atmosphere of Conan Doyle’s detective novels, plus a musical universe that will delight music lovers!

Intermediate/difficult level – duration: 1h00, 2 to 6 players – price: between €10 and €17 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: SCAVENGER, Asbóth utca 15, 1075 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite.
Open every day from 10am to 10.30pm.

MAFIA MISSION at Gozsdu Mission

MAFIA MISSION at Gozsdu Mission
@ gozsdumission.hu

Located in the Goszdu Passage in the city centre, with its many bars and restaurants, the ‘Mafia Mission’ escape room takes you into the atmosphere of the film The Godfather and Don Vito Corleone’s famous office. This time, Don Francesco has entrusted you with a mission in which you’ll have to observe, explore and solve a host of riddles on his premises. This classic 1st generation venue is also suitable for beginners. The storyline is coherent and of high quality, the challenges follow on from one another and the non-linear gameplay allows several players to work separately. And there are plenty of surprises in store throughout the game!

Intermediate level – duration: 1h00, 2 to 7 players – price: between €12 and €23 per person depending on the number of participants. Under-14s can play if accompanied by an adult.
Address: GOZSDU MISSION, Dob u.16 /passage Gozsdu, 1075 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 10am to 10pm.

HEAVEN & HELL at E-EXIT

Escape room HEAVEN & HELL
@ E-Exit

Heaven & Hell is an original and unique room which is aimed at those who are used to escape games. In a crazy, colourful universe, surprises and enigmas follow one another. A great experience not to be missed! (not recommended for under 16s).

Difficulty: Intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between €12 and €23 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: E-EXIT, Nyár utca 27, 1072 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite.
Open daily from 10:00 to 21:30 (Saturday until 22:00, Sunday until 20:30).
ATTENTION: children under 16 years old are not allowed to play and under 18 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

THE CUBE at Mystique Room

The Cube
@ mystiqueroom.hu

The Cube room takes you into a laboratory where you have 60 minutes to restart a reactor. The Cube is a third generation Budapest escape game where locks and other mechanisms are replaced by computers, sensors and other new technologies. Some of the rooms are based on the sets of the film Cube, but there is no horror theme. On the contrary, there are many spacious rooms and you will have to climb ladders.

Difficulty: Intermediate/difficult level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between €13 and €24 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: Mystique Room, Szent István krt. 9, 1055 Budapest, 5th district. – mapwebsite. Open daily from 10:00 to 21:30 (Saturday until 22:00, Sunday until 20:30). ATTENTION: children under 13 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

MAGIC SCHOOL 2 at Magic Rooms

Magic School 2
@ Magicrooms.hu

The ‘Magic School 2‘ escape room evokes a theme similar to that of the famous Harry Potter saga, which enchanted young and old alike. Your mission: to bring the Philosopher’s Stone back to the castle. This magical journey to the school of wizards will take you through many rooms (!) with great evocations of the world of wizards and magic. The Magic School 2 is an immersive experience with a host of challenges and magical effects. The settings and puzzles are well thought out (no keys, no padlocks), and the special effects and mechanics follow on from each other without a break, making it a fun, interactive experience for everyone involved.

Level: intermediate – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 8 players – price: between €9 and €17 per person, depending on the number of participants.
Address: Magic Rooms, Ó utca 39, 1066 Budapest, 6th district. – mapwebsite.
Open every day from 09:00 to 22:00. ATTENTION: recommended for children aged 8-10 and over; under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

LABYRINTH CASTLE at Escape Zone

LABYRINTH CASTLE
@ escapezone.hu

The Labyrinth Castle is an escape game that stands out for its originality and a large surface area of 100 m2 divided between a maze (!) and several rooms. You have 60 minutes to find the castle at the exit of the labyrinth as well as the serum developed by the dangerous Count Véressy. There is a mix of puzzles, exploration, locks and keys in a well decorated environment with nice sound and video effects. The game is well constructed, with real surprises and original mechanisms. Observation, search and manipulation are important, making it a very fun adventure!

Intermediate/difficult level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 8 players – price: between €8 and €13 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: Escape Zone, Dessewffy u. 25, 1065 Budapest, 6th district, – mapwebsite. Open every day from 10am to midnight. ATTENTION: Children under 14 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

WILD WEST at Neverland

The Wild West escape room takes you into a great cowboy themed game. You are an outlaw and will discover many different settings: prison cell, sheriff’s office and western saloon among others. You will have to search, solve many riddles and you can even dress up as a cowboy! A nice and fun escape game in a universe that should please the youngest and the oldest!
Furthermore, Neverland is a large space in the basement which hosts 7 escape rooms (!) but also a cosy bar and restaurant to fill you up after or before your adventures.

Intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 7 players – price: between 13€ and 24€ per person depending on the number of participants. Languages: Hungarian, English.
Address: Neverland, Dohány u. 22-24, 1074 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite. Opening hours of the rooms and bar: daily from 09.00 to midnight (until 02.00 on Friday and Saturday). The recommended minimum age for this escape room is 10 years old, under 18s can play if accompanied by an adult.

GAME OF THRONES at Paniq Room

Fans of George R. R. Martin’s universe will be delighted with this room which is inspired by the famous Games of Thrones series.”Test your skills in the Iron Throne Room” in a medieval setting where you will encounter many puzzles and clever mechanisms in different rooms. Even if you’re not an expert on the TV series, you’ll enjoy this fluid and enjoyable game. The main room is large enough to accommodate a large group and is suitable for both beginners and experienced players.

Easy/intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between €11 and €20 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: Paniq Room, Paulay Ede u. 20, 1061 Budapest, 6th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 10:00 to 22:30. ATTENTION: children under 12 years old can play if accompanied by an adult.

THE WITCH at Mystique Room 2

Welcome to the world of magic and witchcraft! In this room, ‘The Witch’, you’ll have to find the healing elixir to save the king, but only the witch can give it to you….
The theme and scenery have been created with great care. The darkness, the many mechanisms and the sound environment immerse you in an atmosphere of witchcraft without being frightening (this game is recommended for players aged 14 and over). The puzzles and revelations follow on from each other quickly, and this escape room, quite difficult, is aimed at players with previous escape game experience. The game is available in Hungarian or English.

Difficult level – duration: 1h00, 2 to 6 players – price: between €14 and €23 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: Mystique Room 2, Tátra utca 3.et 4, 1136 Pest, 13th district. – mapwebsite. Open every day from 09:00 to 22:00. This game is recommended for players over 14.

EGYPTIAN ADVENTURE at SCAVENGER

EGYPTIAN ADVENTURE
@ scavengerescape.com

Egyptian Adventure is an escape room that transports you into the world of archaeology and the pharaohs. Bazaars, spice stalls, secret temples and tombs are all part of this 1st generation game, where riddles and puzzles range from the easy to the more difficult. The rooms are large enough to accommodate a large group and will suit both beginners and regular players.

Intermediate level – duration: 1h00, 2 to 6 players – price: between €10 and €17 per person depending on the number of participants.
Address: SCAVENGER, Asbóth utca 15, 1075 Budapest, 7th district. – mapwebsite.
Open every day from 10am to 10.30pm.

BACK TO THE PRESENT at Escape Zone

BACK TO THE PRESENT
@ escapezone.hu

The Back to the Present escape room is inspired by the famous film ‘Back to the Future‘: here you are in 1985 in a Soviet power station to find energy for your time machine. The game lasts 1h30 (!) and is a succession of riddles, brain-teasing puzzles and logic challenges that test your skills and abilities. The game is aimed at players who are not beginners.

Intermediate/difficult level – duration: 1h30, 2 to 10 players – price: between €8 and €13 per person depending on the number of participants. Address: Escape Zone, Dessewffy u. 25, 1065 Budapest, 6th district, – mapwebsite. Open every day from 10am to midnight.

JUMANJI at Magic Rooms

Jumanji escape game
@magicrooms.hu

The Jumanji escape game is inspired by the 1st film from 1995 where the lead role, played by Robin Williams, was sucked into the Jumanji game board. We start the room with the famous game and its dice (version 2.0) to discover another universe, an exotic and animal world where you will encounter many challenges and puzzles, animated by mechanical effects but also light effects, without the slightest padlock or key. Don’t hesitate to retrace your steps, analyse and experiment on this fun, family-friendly adventure!

Level: easy/intermediate – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 8 players – price: between €9 and €17 per person, depending on the number of participants.
Address: Magic Rooms, Ó utca 39, 1066 Budapest, 6th district. – mapwebsite.
Open every day from 09:00 to 22:00. ATTENTION: recommended for children aged 8-10 and over; under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

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