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I really liked the location and the easy access to the hostel. I got a mail from the hostel before the stay with good information and information about the reception opening hours that have been criticized on this page. Moreover, once you have checked in, you get a key code and get inside of the house with it. I think 2 bathrooms in total are not much if the hostel is fully booked. However, during the low season there was no queue and all the common facilities were very neat and clean.
Although the staff were all friendly and helpful, I am extremely annoyed and disappointed to arrive back from Budapest with a delayed reaction to bed bug bites all over my arms and neck. I was also angry when arriving back to my room one evening to find that my hung up clothes had been taken down and the bed clothes had been bunched up on the bed. Someone had come in to disinfect the room without opening the window. All my clothes and the bed sheets smelt..and I still received bed bug bites!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Loved it here! We booked a private room for two and basically had our own flat seperate from the main hostel with a kitchen and a great bathroom! Felt like a luxury break away from the normal style of hostels. Located just off one of the main pedestrian streets on Pest side, it is a 10 min walk to the Jewish Quarter, where everything happens at night. It is also only a few minutes to the bridges to get across to Buda. There are trams nearby too so perfect location.
Animation hostel were very accomodating to all our needs. We only stayed for one night and requested to leave our bags there for the week, and although there was not much space they were happy to help. Only problems are that only 2 bathrooms becomes a bit problematic, however the lack of space makes it understandable. Air con would be good too but other than that it was a lovely hostel :)
Some lovely staff and a very clean bright hostel. However, the room was BOILING. My sister and I shared a twin private room and there were no fans or air cons and we could not sleep at all! The wifi was poor too. Nonetheless, if the rooms has fans or air con, we would most definitely stay there again! Thank you.
The location is perfect! The shower pressure was extremely poor. But other than that, it's a nice, modern hostel in a great location and friendly staff.
Awesome staff and great location, but both my sister and I got severe bed bug bites. We asked to change rooms however they said they couldnt as they were fully booked despite seeing an entire empty room which was still empty when we checked out.
It was a bit difficult to find as it is situated in a normal building and you have to ring the bell to get in. Staff could have been a bit more smiley, but they were still helpful. For a hostel that calls itself "Animation", it wasn't very animated, which for me it was perfect because I actually wanted to have some sleep :)
We had a double room with 'private' bathroom which we assumed would be ensuite but was not. We had use of a living room and kitchen area, shared with just one other room which was good. Didn't get much sleep as the street was really noisy (serves us right for wanting a central location!), hot and bright from lights outside. If you are after a good location then go for this hostel but take your ear plugs and eye mask!
Excellent place, we rented double bed room and we felt like staying in our own apartment, a lot of privacy great staff and a lot of comfort :)
Staff were very unfriendly at reception especially when greeting us, atm was broken as was the air conditioning , the shower was cold water and broken and also the description advertised states a double bed which you pay extra for yet it was two single beds one of which was broken on arrival yet was not fixed until our last night , i would not recommend this place for short or long term stay and prices were not cheap for what you get.
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
방은 넓고 공용공간도 넓으나 시설이 낡았음. 화장실이 매우좁음... 좀 지저분한거같기도 위치는 좋음 데악역 도보로금방이고 유람선타러가는 곳도 금방 스태프들은 친절함
Pretty standard hostel, got a bed for a night for a relatively good price. The dorm room was spacious and setup nicely so that you could interact with your roommates which I liked. The rest of the hostel was pretty average. Nice and quiet if that's what you're looking for during your stay in Budapest. Also good location with many things nearby within walking distance.
The place was great. It's central, just outside the hostel there's a bunch of restaurants you can choose from which won't hurt your pocket. The hostel itself was clean, the staff was really nice and helpful.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
I liked the hostel overall, but I was surprised one day coming back to the room and it was torn apart. The staff was spraying the whole facility, which I appreciate, but notice would have been nice. Not many people used the common kitchen area, but I don't blame the hostel for that.
Although is more of a hotel, rather than hostel I really enjoyed my stay. Very nice people work there, single rooms are spacious and clean. The location is in the heartland of Budapest.
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Was amazed to find we had a whole apartment that was only shared with one other couple. Staff so friendly and felt very comfortable in the area! Would be a pleasure to stay here again :-)
This was my first time in Budapest and all I can say is that the Hostel is fantastic! It is located very close to Vaci utca which is a very touristic street full of restaurants, coffee shops, shops and even a mall. The hostal itself was great, very clean and attentive to our needs and very affordable! Due to a minor unexpected problem we had to switch rooms to an even better room but everything else was fine. If I were to go back to Budapest I would definitely stay here again!