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WOW! Loved this hostel! Would definitely recommend staying at Backpack King to anyone traveling to Budapest. We stayed in a three person room which ended up being an apartment owned by the hostel that was just a five minute walk away. Very clean and homey. Location was very convenient, just around the corner from St. Stephen's Basilica. The staff were absolutely amazing, very friendly and helpful with a lot of information about sightseeing, places to eat, and nightlife.
This hostel was fantastic! David greeted us when we arrived an gave us a "welcome" shot of the traditional Hungarian drink. Anna was great about answering our questions, giving us recommendations for places to go and eat and she booked our massages for us at the bathhouse. The beds were comfy and the bathrooms were very clean! The location is amazing because it's right in the center close to everything. I highly recommend this hostel!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I Think the showers and the towels could be better, but overall the room is really nice, the stuff is friendly, you have your key to get in and get out, it was an amazing experience. I would really recommend this hostel!
Wonderful staff. Super friendly. Great location. Very comfortable.
Great experience!! The staff really made the diffence, not only did she help with with any questions we had regarding the city, transports and etc but thanks to her we enjoyed typical food and drinks from Budapest. The atmosphere is really nice and the location could not be better, as soon as you turn around the corner, you arrive at Andrassy Street.
Hostel was really really good, great facilities, everything we needed for the weekend. The staff were particularly helpful with gave loads of good advice and suggestions for where to go and things to do. Not the hostels fault but I'd avoid the magic thermal baths pool party unless you're a group of ten 18 year old lads. Head to the ruin bars instead, they were a unique Budapest experience and the atmosphere was a lot more enjoyable.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Such a nice hostel in the best location possible. Staff couldn't have been nicer and it was sooooo cheap! Highly recommend it.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Friendly staff at check-in and out. They gave out lots of advice on where to go/eat/do. Overall a positive experience
The location and staff are amazing, it is very close to everything. What a like the most was the staff, they were always helpful and treat us pretty good! My only complain is that the bathroom was extremely cold even with the heather on.
Good hostel. It has free food provided . Also, their staff are nice and helpful. I really think you dont need a padlock in this hostel
Fantastic stay over New Year. Lacked activities ran by the hostel, definitely could have had their own session/night but we're very helpful with pointing us in the right direction. Free walking tours available near there, location amazing, staff brilliant!
We Arrived at the hostel and were greeted by very friendly staff. The location of our private apartment was just a couple blocks from the main hostel, and we were given a map with very clear directions. Our private apartment was everything we needed it to be. Clean, good bathroom, kitchen, living area--all just fine. When we went to check out, the staff were just as friendly as before, even though we checked out a bit late. It was a great place for the price.
The service is amazing they make feel at home. The kitchen and living room are nice. They could have better blankets and the shower could be better (handy shower). The owner and staff are always pending. The entrance is could be more fiendly beacause when you enter is hard to see there is a hostel. Is a small hostel 3 rooms but with very nice service.
Very friendly staff!!! The best part was the welcome shot of Palinka, a traditional Hungarian drink!
Central Backpack King was our favorite hostel we stayed at throughout all of our European travels. The location is amazing, a little over five minutes away from the riverfront. You can quickly and easily walk to the majority of the main attractions from this hostel. The staff was so welcoming and wonderful. It was a very cozy place with a really friendly vibe. It was spotlessly clean and the facilities, including the bathrooms and kitchen, were great. It was amazing value for the price.
Amazing hostel. Now it's quite empty haha because it's not a travelling season but the atmosphere is still amazing. The location is excellent, nearby everything: the river, good food places, the big church and nightlife. The most amazing thing about this hostel is the staff. All really really kind people who try their best to make your stay in Budapest as good as possible. Everyone that works here are amazingly nice and kind people. HIGHLY recommended!!!!!!