COPY SHOPS & Stationers


If you think you will need to make photocopies there is an excellent full-service photocopy center -- Copy General -- near the Central Market Hall, on Lonyay at Erkel (Lónyay 13).  [Like many Hungarian websites, the English version is largely in Hungarian.]  Open 7:00am-22:00pm.  Another central full-service copying and printing (and scanning) shop is open Monday-Friday 8:00-20:00.  It is called Digit[all] and is behind the massive ugly housing complex at Madach Imre ter.  Although a bit hard to find, the good news is that it is directly across from the Castro Bisztro, where you can get a genuinely excellent bowl of gulyas soup while you wait to pick up your print job. 

There is, indeed, an Office Depot, and it's the best place to go for a quick office supply fix on a Sunday.  Just behind the Music Academy, on Kiraly utca at Nagymezö.

There are stationers everywhere, look for the word Papir in the signage, but somehow they don't stand out...There's a large one at Ferenciek tere, just as you come up out of the Blue Line Metro station (if you are facing the river, it is at about 4:00).  Oddly, there are none in the large malls.  There are a couple on Raday, just beyond the major run of pubs and cafés, and one adjacent to the Alibi Café, just across from the law school at Petöfi utca and Henszlmann Imre utca (Egyetem ter).


Most travelers never need to make a photocopy...and those who stay in medium to large hotels can always get one made...But if you are exchanging homes or staying in a hostel or renting an apartment and the need arises, suddenly you will goblank on where it was that you passed that giant photocopy sign...stationers are even harder to notice; they are almost everywhere but for two years I wandered Budapest convinced there wasn't a single one...they all seem to be incognito