Szechenyi Baths Towel Rental

Towel rental at Szechenyi Baths has been suspended due to Covid restrictions. If you do not wish to buy a towel on the spot, please bring your own towel to the baths. Purchase options include a cheaper, more affordable towel and a more expensive gift towel.

You can purchase a towel on the spot: the fluffy towel makes a nice gift and serves as a keepsake luxury towel embroidered with the Szechenyi Bath logo. Alternatively, you can purchase a disposable towel at a fraction of the cost. For environmental reasons, as part of green tourism, we kindly ask you to consider bringing your own light weight towel. Microfibre towels are reusable, super absorbing and ultra lightweight, suitable for carrying around the city.

Towel rental Szechenyi Baths
Towel rental Szechenyi Baths (Communist Statue in Budapest Memento Park)


The following information below refers to pre-Covid times. Please make sure to follow the updated information and stay healthy and safe.

Towel rental at Szechenyi Baths is one of the services of the thermal baths, especially for tourists who are visiting Budapest, and do not want to take many things with them during their city sightseeing tours.

Please note that while renting a towel at Szechenyi Baths is cheap, there is also a deposit fee, which is not cheap, but as it is a deposit, it will be fully returned to you (accepted payment method cash only in Hungarian Forint).

Also, there are often long queues forming at the Towel Rental Station, which means that it may take up to 30 min to get a towel rented.

The towels cannot be rented at the Cashier unfortunately, you will need to locate the interior Towel Rental Station in order to rent a towel for your bath experience.

For many guests it may be more simple and convenient to bring your own towel.

Renting a small towel at Szechenyi Baths

Once you have decided to pay a visit to Szechenyi Baths, you can put together your own bath bag (see our list of what to take to Szechenyi Baths), and you realized that there is no room for a towel, you need to combine the bath ticket with a towel rental.

How much does it cost to rent a towel at Szechenyi Bath?

The towel rental prices in 2020 are as follows:

  • Simple Bath Sheet: HUF 1,500 (deposit: HUF 1,000). HUF means Hungarian Forint, which is the currency of Hungary.
  • Towel (a bit smaller than the bath sheet, 70*140 cm, but thicker and fluffier): HUF 3,000 (deposit: HUF 3,000)
  • Bath Robe:  HUF 4,000 (deposit: HUF 3,500)

The deposit price for the bigger towel is intentionally set so high to make sure the towels are indeed returned and not just forgotten about. Please make sure to place your towel in a place where others (other people who rented a towel) will not just pick up your towel. Can you pay for the towels in cash or by card at Szechenyi Thermal Baths? Yes and no. Please read on.

Paying the Towel Deposit at Szechenyi Baths

In short, towel rental is not at the cashiers, only at the internal Towel Rental Station. While the cashiers accept bank cards and credit cards, the internal sales points in Szechenyi Baths are not equipped with card paying facilities, so you can only pay by cash inside (and in HUF currency, short for Hungarian Forint).

Buying swim wear and towel at Szechenyi Bath
Buying swim wear and towel at Szechenyi Bath (caroundtheworld photo)

The deposit will be redeemed when you leave Szechenyi Baths. So the actual cost of renting a towel at Szechenyi baths is relatively affordable, but please be aware that the deposit prices are set to be high as a preventive measure (and unfortunately, based on the experience of recent years, and the high turnout of forgetful bath guests).

The towels are simple bath sheets, rather than thick fluffy towels.

In the main hall of Szechenyi Baths you can also buy swim wear and towel at a vendor, if you do not like the idea of renting but would like to purchase your own item.


Buying a Towel in Szechenyi Baths

If you do not wish to bring your own towel, nor rent one inside: purchase it online in advance, and pick it up at the Help Desk upon check-in.
Bath Kits available for online purchase:

Buy Towel (with Szechenyi Baths logo): HUF 4,500
Buy Towel + Bath Entry with Cabin: HUF 11,000
Full Bath Kit (Towel, flip flop, swimming cap, 2 in 1 shampoo & bath gel, bottled mineral water: HUF 8,600
Full Bath Kit + Bath Entry with Cabin: HUF 15,100

All the towels have the Szechenyi Baths logo on them.

Buy your Bath Kit now on the following page: Bath Kit Booking

Last updated Jan 16, 2020

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  1. Hello!

    Just want to confirm, I am planning on buying our tickets online (bath entry with cabin). The cabin can fit a cabin luggage bag is that correct?

    And there is no way to rent a towel in advance we def have to wait in the queue?

    Is the towel rental queue long on a friday afternoon in January?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Vanisha,
      Yes, you can leave your luggage in the cabin.
      Towel rental is not possible online in advance, but you can buy a towel if you wish, as a part of a Bath Kit.

      • Thank you for your reply.

        Can you confirm the cost of a towel? – Huf 1000 + Huf 1000 Deposit? Is that correct?

        And can you confirm when you will start selling tickets for the rest of January?


  2. Thank you for your reply.

    Can you confirm the cost of a towel? – Huf 1000 + Huf 1000 Deposit? Is that correct?

    And can you confirm when you will start selling tickets for the rest of January?


  3. 2019 , towel HUF 2000(expensive), deposi 2000, cabin fit 2pp, carry on fit well.

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