Arrival and Departure Information
Due to the nature of our camp schedule and new teams arriving and departing each week, we sometimes experience an "overlap" situation with a limited number of rooms. Therefore, we ask that your team plan to arrive at Word of Life on Saturday, and plan your departure for the following Saturday.
It might be necessary to book a room in Budapest for any extra days you will be here. Recommended hotel information is provided under Hotels. We will do our very best to help you make these arrangements. We thank you for understanding this situation.
Room accommodation for you and your team will be mainly in the castle. If we are unable to accommodate you in the castle, we may need to put you up in our dormitory.
Castle Accommodation: The rooms will be private to semi-private. Some rooms have a full bath in the room, and some have bath facilities just across the hallway.
Dormitory Accommodation: The room is dormitory style with bunk beds and there are shower and bathroom facilities in every dormitory.
If you can help us through donations, we suggest you consider the costs listed below:
Room and Board
Our costs for room and board generally run about $250 per week / person.
Please be so kind as to consider giving a volunteer donation to help us cover these expenses.
Airport pick up / drop off
These costs can be divided by the number of travelers in the car, van, or bus.
It is a requirement that all Americans who serve with us on a short term basis must be covered through our Supplemental Insurance provided through Brotherhood Mutual. This insurance can be purchased for a minimal cost and includes things like a hospital admission advance, dispatch of a doctor or specialist, medical monitoring, foreign legal access, lost document replacement, emergency cash advances, emergency family travel arrangement assistance, a security crises center, and political evacuation.
If you have been confirmed to serve in our summer camp, staff member, Annie Jakab, will be sending you information later in the spring regarding your application for insurance for your time with us. You must apply for this insurance no later than 30 days prior to your arrival. If you have further questions after receiving the insurance information from us, please contact Annie at email@example.com
Upon your arrival at the airport, each team member should withdraw or exchange whatever they need for the camp week at the airport. The simplest way to get money at the airport and in Budapest is through the ATM machine. Please know that bank card rates are generally better than exchanging cash. If your team tours Budapest and the surrounding areas, there will be ATM machines and places to exchange more money for meals, shopping, and transportation.
If you would like to see some of the sights of Hungary, you can do that on Saturday at your own expense, on the last day of camp since your ministry will be from Sunday through Saturday mornings in the camp.
Please keep in mind that your accommodation will include Saturday, the day before camp begins, through the end of camp the following Saturday morning. We are unable to guarantee your housing before or after this time frame. If you would like to arrange a longer stay, or you need assistance in making a hotel reservation for additional days and nights in Hungary, please contact our Guest Services Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Listed are some possible hotels in Budapest:
1. Hotel Charles Apartment: www.charleshotel.hu
2. Hotel Classic Budapest: www.classichotel.hu
3. Hotel Baross: www.barosshotel.hu
4. Atlas Hotel: www.atlashotelbudapest.com
5. Hotel Stáció: www.hotelstacio.hu
6. Sarokház Panzió: www.sarokhazpanzio.hu