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Oktober 6. utca 15., 1st floor, 5th district, Budapest, Hungary

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1639 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Such a lovely hostel - so friendly and homely as it's quite small. Location is perfect and staff so friendly with loads of recommendations. So easy to meet new people and go out with them etc.


location is perfect, the staff were friendly and helpful and all gave us tips on where and when to go, all staff were well informed an they even gave us maps for krakow our next stop, kitchen facilities were excellent. would stay again!


What a great hostel! They've created a little slice of home in Budapest and done it with smiles on their faces. Facilities on par with eastern Europe. Staff go out of their way to help you. Only warning, don't go on the tips only pubcrawl...one of the most poorly organized ever...choose the paid option!


This is the first hostel I've stayed at which felt like an actual hostel (my nan use to tell me about hostels from when she traveled). Most places I've been to have felt more like cheap hotels. But this place was cosy, near the river and had a really friendly atmosphere. They also let me borrow towels and padlocks without putting down a deposit which was a really nice change.


All round decent and practical, nothing special but does the job and pretty good location


A very nice and friendly hostel! Location is great and the staff are really friendly! The rooms are big and clean. I enjoyed my stay here. Everynight they offer great fun activities. So if you are there on Saturday definitly do the Sparty!! Great fun


Excellent place. Can't fault it.

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel is in an apartment, nice bathrooms really good location


clean, fair location. a lot of bed were not bunk beds so that was great. staff friendly.


Very friendly and helpful staff, let lots of other people in relaxed living area. I think I was perhaps just spoilt by the very cheap hostels in Croatia.


This was a great smaller hostel and super easy to meet people! Since there is only 3 main rooms it gives a really homey feel and also the receptionist was awesome and answered all of my questions and concerns and was willing to explain things multiple times! Really good! It was a bit hard to find because it is on the first floor of the building and the door to go into the hostel is not very clearly marked but otherwise great!


Is one of the best hostel I've stayed at. The staff was super helpful with direction and restaurant recommendations! Lovely atmosphere and is very quiet during the night. I would definately come back!


We stayed in one of the apartments here and it was great! Location was good, facilities were excellent - wifi, fully equipped kitchen, clean bathroom and all very spacious. Staff were very helpful upon arrival and helped us with any issues we had with the apartment almost immediately! However the air conditioning was RUBBISH, it did not cool the apartment down at all and there was no other way to cool the room down as the apartment windows opened onto an indoor courtyard rather than outside.


Nice location, close to metro and tram stations, and only a few minutes walk to the chain bridge. However a bit of noisy at night if you are in a room facing the street, cause there are many restaurants and cafés around it. Staffs are nice and helpful, wifi works also in rooms. I stayed in a 4 beds dorm, but there were only two lockers, which is definitely a down side for people checking in late. Overall, not a bad place to stay for 1 or 2 nights.


GREAT hostel to stay in if you're looking to meet people! so friendly and social. Staff lovely and helpful, they have tickets for most events(sparties, pub crawls etc) so it's easy to buy from them. Great location, main bar and restaurant area, but not loud. Free tea and coffee was great! Bathrooms: shower doesn't stay up, you have to hold it, but they all worked really well! 24 hour reception was great if you forgot your key. I would DEFINITELY stay there again, really great.


nice apartment, very central. Staff was helpful but tried selling tickets for events every time you speak to them, which was a bit annoying.


Perfect location.....Awesome staff....and Value of money.....👌👌👌

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Nepal
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great staff, location and atmosphere. Would stay here again


Had a wonderful time in Budapest, which is definitely partially down to this hostel. Real community feel and let you know what's on each night, lovely staff :)


I am obsessed with this hostel. My favorite one ive been in for months! Staff was so nice, i chatted with Layla for hours in the in morning and she told me all the best places to go! They gave me travel tissues when i had a bloody nose, they were amazing. Its also so close to everything. Perfect location, easy to find. Atmosphere was incredible to get to know people and go out! HIGHLY RECCOMEND!!!

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