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 2016 are as follows:
- Simple Bath Sheet: HUF 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 1,000 (deposit: HUF 2,000)
- Bath Robe: HUF 2,500 (deposit: HUF 5,000)
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).
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 you 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 4,000
Buy Towel + Bath Entry with Cabin: HUF 9,000
Full Bath Kit (Towel, flip flop, swimming cap, 2 in 1 shampoo & bath gel, bottled mineral water: HUF 6,400
Full Bath Kit + Bath Entry with Cabin: HUF 11,800
All the towels have the Szechenyi Baths logo on them.
Buy your Bath Kit now on the following page: Bath Kit Booking