Szechenyi Baths – Can I Wear a Speedo at the Bath?

Many first time visitors are uncertain about the dress code of Szechenyi Baths. Well, it is simple: firstly, as the bath is coed each day, from Monday to Sunday, everyone needs to wear some kind of swimwear. Secondly, you can wear anything that qualifies as a decent swim wear, which covers the usual feminine and masculine tender parts (loins, bottoms and breasts for ladies, and loins and bottoms for gents). If you want to cover more for health reasons (e.g. you have a sunburnt or are allergic to the sunshine) or for religious reasons, or for any other reasons (e.g. you are shy in general), you can. Needless to say, you are not allowed to wear everyday garments in the pools, which are not designed to be worn in water (casual street dresses, jeans etc. are prohibited).

Szechenyi Bath
Szechenyi Bath – photo by Graeme Churchard

Is speedo acceptable at Szechenyi Baths in Budapest? It is not only acceptable, but many of the male visitors prefer to wear the shorter speedo style swim wear, which are less heavy and dragging with water, rather than the surfing style longer trunks, which take up more water, and become less convenient for a longer soak in the water.

It is completely up to you and your preferences.

To quote from Rick Steve’s Europe – American – travel guide book about Budapest, Hungary:

Sitting in hundred-degree water under glorious Baroque domes, I felt my stress ebb away as I enjoyed some of Europe’s most memorable people-watching. Hungarians of all shapes and sizes were stuffed into tiny swimsuits, strutting their stuff. People floated blissfully in warm water. Speedo-clad intellectuals stood in chest-high water around chessboards and pondered their next moves. It’s Budapest at its best. (added emphasis by me)

You can see some videos of Szechenyi Baths here to observe the swim wears visitors at the famous thermal bath don.

If you want to buy your Szechenyi bath ticket in advance, follow the link to secure your ticket online and make us of our VIP welcome desk for ‘speedy boarding’

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  1. I’ve booked the tickets online and receive onlt the receipt .How am i to claim the tickets??

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Ji,
      I would like to confirm that we have received your booking and the auto confirmation has been sent to your given email address.
      Now I have re-sent the confirmation from our backup email address to make sure you will receive it. Please check your spam folder too.
      Could you please let us know if you have received it this time?
      You can print the email or show it on your phone upon arrival.
      We are looking forward to welcoming you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  2. Dear Sirs,

    I made a booking via PayPal for a visit for 7 persons at Friday 23th March 2018 (7 Bath Ticket +SzB Private Cabin Weekday for €20 each so in total €140,00) and received confirmation of payment by PayPal but did not receive an e-mail or tickets from your side.

    How can I claim these tickets? Thanks in advance!

  3. Hi, I made a booking via PayPal for 2 persons for 2 Apr 2018 and received confirmation of payment from PayPal. How do i claim the tickets? Thanks!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Guest,
      thank you for contacting us.
      I would like to confirm that we have received your booking, and the confirmation email has automatically been sent to your given email address.
      I have now forwarded it from our backup email address.
      Please check the junk/spam folder of your mailbox too.

  4. Is it allowed to wear a burkini which covers all the body wxcept the face, hands, and feet. If not,is thwre a private place only for two?

  5. Hi! I tried to book for 9June, but it says that the bath is open from 9am only. Please advise what time is it really open as I thought it was at 6am?


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Mary,

      Szechenyi Baths opens at 6pm.

      With the online purchased tickets, check in is from 9am.

      I hope I could be of help.

  6. Hi. Are men allowed to wear a speedo thong?

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