Originally Posted by cater_racer
Thanks for that, did you find € acceptable or must you have Forints?
We have used Forints, but I'm pretty sure you would be OK with Euros in Budapest, and probably other major cities.
We are staying at a small and very quiet/smart campsite at teh moment [Camping Amedi in theBukk national park, near the Slovakian border] and we are low on Florints. We asked if Euros would be OK - but they were not at all keen, as they have to bill eveything in Florints, and have no way to get rid of Euros except changing them at the bank.
So, as suggested, I drew some Florints at the Post Office (Posta) in the village (and this is a VERY small village) using my debit card, wth no problem at all. I did write down what I wanted, as I don't know Hungarian for '30,000', but the lady obviosly knew what I was there for, and duly obliged with any drama.
by the way, teh campsite owners are Dutch and speak reasonably good English (certainly better than my Dutch!)
PS - we needed ID, and you are more likely to here for credit card transactions and so on - we carry Photocopies of our passpoarts which ave been perfectly acceptable