Rules & FAQ

Every guest is special. But your question might be very common.:)

What Sparty is

The place where magic happens every Saturday. Adventurers from all around the world gather at the one and only bath party, and spend the best night of their life in the legendary Széchenyi Bath. So don't say that we haven't warned you: it's going to be a party you will never forget.

Tickets

Getting Tickets

You can buy your tickets right away in our webshop. You only need a bank account valid for internet bank transfers, and an e-mail address that you have access to.
You can also buy your ticket on the spot with cash or by credit/debit card, but we advise you to buy it ahead of time. We have limited capacities, and we would be sad if you had to miss out on Sparty.

Ticket Helpdesk

In case you bought or are about to buy tickets in our webshop and need any help contact us at [email protected]
In case you bought or are about to buy your ticket from one of our official retail partners, please contact them. If you have problems on-site, please take a screenshot and send it to us via email and our colleagues will help you out!

Ticket information

Your ticket (online voucher) will be exchanged for a wristband at the Check-in area. Without it, you cannot enter the premises.

All rights related to the ticket are solely represented by the code on the ticket.

Vouchers are not personalized and are not tied to a specific person. The name on ticket is only for invoicing purposes, so the first person who presents the code on the ticket will receive the wristband.

In case of fraud (e.g.: earlier, unauthorised entry with the code) Sparty shall not hand over the wristband or a new ticket even to the holder of the printed ticket. Sparty shall not be liable in case of a fraud.

Keep your code safe and don't let anyone make copies, photos or recordings of your ticket!

Keep you printed tickets intact! Damaged tickets (missing any of the two sides, or torn) do not guarantee entrance.

Please note that the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program.

Ticket types

Single Ticket is a ticket for one person.

Duo Ticket is an option if two of you are coming. With the Duo ticket, both of you are granted entry, and get all the other goodies (drink coupons etc.) that are included in the respective Duo ticket price.  

Trio Ticket is a ticket for three persons. Choose this option if three people come. All three of you are granted entry, and get all the other goodies (drink coupons etc.) that are included in the respective Trio ticket price.  

Group 10+1 Ticket is a special offer! Get 1 ticket for free if 11 of you are coming. All eleven of you are granted entry, and get all the other goodies (drink coupons etc.) that are included in the respective Group 10+1 ticket price.  

Refund

Please note that our tickets are not refundable and not-exchangeable. TicketSwap is a safe, convenient and fair place to buy and sell e-tickets.

Ticket | ID | Passport

To enter Sparty you will definitely need your ticket or voucher. So, don't forget it!
If you have it on your smart phone in a PDF format, that’s also perfect! When in Hungary you should always carry some form of IDs (passport, driving license) with you, so try not to forget your personal identification document!

How to get to Sparty

Where is Sparty?

In the most beautiful City Park, in the heart of Budapest!
1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt.9-11.

If you are arriving in a wheelchair we kindly ask you to inform us, so that we can get prepare to welcome you. Our home, the Széchenyi Baths is a 100-year-old building that was not optimized for our times. Please share your needs with us and we will help you get around the characteristic interiors of the building.

Arriving by public transport

Take metro line 1 and get off at Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő.

Arriving by taxi

Make sure to use cabs belonging to official taxi companies, and try to avoid taxi cowboys — always look for a company logo on the side of the cars!

Good to know

Paying at Sparty

For your safety and comfort, we installed an electronic payment system called SpartyPay. As you enter the premises, you can get a SpartyPay Card that you can top up with cash and use at the bars of the venue. The initial top up amount is 10,000 HUF, which includes a 3,000 HUF deposit for the card. Once the card is returned safely, all money left on it and the deposit will be refunded to you. Please note that debit and credit cards are not accepted at SpartyPay Points. Your SpartyPay Card balance is not transferable from event to event, and we can only refund you on the night of the party you are attending, before Sparty closes. Refund requests after the event cannot be considered.

Lost & found

We do not take responsibility for lost items. Please use the changing room and storing facility that was assigned to you, and take care of your belongings. In case something goes missing, you have the opportunity to inquire about your stuff at Széchenyi Bath in person.  In the unfortanate case that you lost your ID or passport please contact your embassy.

Keep it clean

Avoid littering and collect your garbage. We kindly ask you not to use the pool(s) as toilets.

Food issues

It is very important that food is prohibited in the premises.

Contact lenses

For sanitary reasons, we advise our visitors wearing contact lenses to use glasses instead while attending Sparty, they are easier to handle and keep clean.

Love is wonderful

But please avoid incautious sexual relationships! It's a bath house where this kind of behaviour is strictly prohibited.

Closing time

At 3 AM the party ends and the music stops. We kindly ask everybody to leave the pools and understand that all good things come to an end eventually. When the time comes, please make your way to the changing rooms.

Accident & crime

In case of an accident or if someone gets hurt, please contact the staff immediately and ask them for help. It is very important that you don’t call the ambulance right away, if necessary, our staff will do so. Emergency care is free of charge within the party area. If you are the witness or victim of any crime or you feel like you need help, feel free to contact any member of the staff.

Weather conditions

Sparty events are held in any weather conditions, except when the unforeseeable happens. Imagine biblical thunderstorms. Our crew is constantly in contact with the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ), in case of any weather related emergencies we will alert you in time on all our info platforms. This is where you can get information. In case of strong lightning, pool areas might get evacuated for safety reasons; we ask you to leave the venues if you are warned about this.

Wifi

There's free wifi in the Check-in area.

Photo & video rules

You can take photos with amateur gear for your own use. If you are a member of the press, please drop us a line at [email protected] to let us know of your visit so we can prepare an official permit for you.
We take photos and videos at the event which may also feature you. By entering you accepted that you must not claim any rights to these footages.

First aid

There is a First Aid facility at the venue. We would like to ask you to take care of yourselves and each other. Don't run, walk all the times. In case you get hurt, our trained medical team on site will be there to give you first aid. We hope it won’t be needed, though. To prevent unnecessary injuries, please check our rules. We recommend you to refresh yourselves with lots of alcohol-free drinks. In case you feel unwell, please approach the medical staff.

Customer Care

In case you need any help please contact us at [email protected]

Alcohol, cigarettes & drugs

We kindly ask you to drink reasonable amounts of alcohol and smoke reasonable amounts of cigarettes and to refrain from using drugs at all. Important: consumption of narcotics is strictly forbidden according to prevailing Hungarian laws.

Look after each other

Look out for your friends. If anyone feels dizzy, sick, weak or has problems with their vision please contact the medical staff immediately. Drink a lot of non-alcoholic beverages. Drink alcohol with care to avoid accidents occurring out of drunkenness. Don’t use any drugs. Take care of yourself and look after others as well! Please note that organizers do not take responsibility for possible damages occurring in persons or valuables.

Medications

If you have to take medication regularly please bring a sufficient amount of it with you and do not drink alcohol. We are offering several non-alcoholic beverages at the bars.

Valuables

Please only bring the most necessary items with you. If possible leave your valuables at home. Please keep your personal papers in the changing forms. We kindly ask you to hand down any items you find at the Check-in counter, you can also look for your lost items here till closing our. In case something goes missing and you recognise it next day, you have the opportunity to inquire about your stuff at Széchenyi Bath in person.

What to bring and what to leave at home

Bring only the necessities you would normally take for a swim: swimwear, towels, flipflops/slippers. Swimcaps are not mandatory to wear in our pools. Please leave at home or at your place of stay: valuables, prohibited items.

Rules

You use the bath and its facilities at your own responsibility.

You cannot smoke in the bath building or the pools. Smoking is only allowed by the ashtrays next to the pool in the complex.

You can take photos with amateur gear for your own use. If you are a member of the press, please drop us a line at [email protected] to let us know of your visit so we can prepare an official permit for you.

We take photos and videos at the event which may also feature you. By entering you accepted that you must not claim any rights to these footages.

We do not take responsibility for lost items. Please use the changing room and storing facility that was assigned to you, and take care of your belongings. In case something goes missing, you have the opportunity to inquire about your stuff at Széchenyi Bath in person.

In case you lose the proxy-watch (the plastic wristband given at the entrance) that opens your lockers/cabins you must pay a fine.

We preserve the right to change the programmes or the venue.

Even if you have a valid ticket, we cannot let you enter Sparty after 2 am.

Sparty events are held in any weather conditions, except when the unforeseeable happens. Imagine biblical thunderstorms.

Our tickets are not refundable and not-exchangable.

Keep you printed tickets intact! Damaged tickets (missing any of the two sides, or torn) do not guarantee entrance.

You must be at least 18 years old to attend Sparty events.

Prebooked drink coupons are not refundable, not exchangable and not transferable.

Please behave yourself, and party in a decent manner. It is one of the most beautiful historical bath houses of the known universe after all! If you arrive intoxicated, behave inadequately or aggressively, we can refuse entry or remove you from the premises, even if you have a valid ticket.

If you have an open wound, or suffer from a contagious/skin disease, we can refuse entry even if you have a valid ticket.

All tickets include health insurance for injuries or other conditions acquired at the place and time of the event.

Check out our privacy policy which is valid for all guests buying tickets and/or attending the Sparty and Sparty Special Cinetrip events.

This is a bath party, so you will have to wear a swimsuit, or beach clothes and slippers.

Yes, this means that you cannot go around the premises without them. You cannot be naked on the corridors, in the halls, or in the pools.

you can not bring any food, drinks, glasses, sharp-edged blades, poking tools, drugs, markers with you.

And your check-in size suitcases will have to stay at your place of stay, too. Because of security reasons we only allow regular size sportbags, handbags, tote bags etc. To the venue. If you need a place to store your travel bags, there are plenty of suitcase storage points in the city to leave your belongings.

Very important: you cannot jump into the bath pool. You would hurt yourself and possibly others. If you do jump, you can be removed from the premises.

As a general rule, you cannot use the facilities of the bath complex in a non-intended way. If you do, you will stand financially resposible for any damage done.

You cannot enter closed-off areas. You need to stay at the designated areas for Sparty at all times during your stay.

If you break any rules in the code of conduct, you will be escorted out from the premises.