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 2023!. 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 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 10€ and 20€ 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.

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 €10 and €20 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.

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 €10 and €20 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 11€ and 20€ euros 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.

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 10€ and 20€ euros 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.

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 €10 and €20 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 14 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 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 €11 and €20 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.

The Iron Throne at Mystique Room

Mystiqueroom Budapest
@ mystiqueroom.hu

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 and be the King of Westeros! “announces the organiser. In a medieval setting, even if you are not an expert in the series, you will have a great time!

Difficulty: Easy/intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between €11 and €20 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.

Pirate Bay at Mystique Room

The ‘Pirate Bay’ room takes you back to the world of pirates with impressive scenery that is the highlight of this game. You have 60 minutes to overcome all the obstacles and solve the mystery of the pirate ship. Be aware that there are several ladders to climb. The end is difficult so don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Difficulty: Intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between €11 and €20 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 Castle at Mystique Room

Step through the door of the Magic Castle and let yourself go to the miracles! This room has the atmosphere of the Harry Potter films and is aimed at children or adults who are new to escape games. For fans of Harry Potter and the wizarding world, you’ll enjoy boarding the Hogwarts Express for an adventure full of magical puzzles.

Easy/intermediate level – duration: 1 hour, 2 to 6 players – price: between €11 and €20 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.

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