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East Side Hostel Reviews

Jókai utca 38. I/2, Budapest, Hungary

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77%

Rating
520 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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77%

Nice, mellow hostel, but not a super social one. It was sometimes difficult to find staff. It would be nice if there were lockers for valuables, more than one bathroom/shower area, and maps/ more information about Budapest for guests.


91%

Helpful staff, beautiful old building. Maybe a better lock on the private room :-) Great stay here. Thanks


100%

Small hostel but terrific-guy running the hostel was extremely helpful and its in a great location!


34%

Worst hostel that I have ever stayed. The so call apartment was poorly equipped and so crappy that you get a room that can't even lock. The ambience was dreadful in the main hostel building plus the staff was relatively rude and unwelcoming. Wouldn't recommend anyone to this hostel, with the same price there's plenty of options that budapest!!

  • 19th Aug 2013
  • Anonymous


77%

It's a two rooms hostel, I would call it apartment instead. One bathroom but big. Really close to Nyugatti train station.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Despite the overbooking the staff was able to get a bed for me.Improve on the internet connectivity and speed.The bath tub was cool and try to improvise mobile fan in summer and if possible a hostel signage outside at the street. Can improvise more atmosphere in the common room.


77%

We stayed in a 6 bed apartment (in 3 rooms) with 2 bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchen. The location is just 5min away of the hostel itself and 10min away from the Lidl supermarket. We arrived late in night but the staff was very helpful. The facade is degraded but inside everything is ok.


43%

We arrived and were led up two flights of stairs to a shabby, dirty building which looked over a dump. We then were told we had to be driven to our apartment, a 10 min drive away. This was in a run down apartment block with overflowing bins at the entrance and was very poorly lit. There were supposed to be 4 beds but we got 2 mattresses, one on the floor! The door handle fell off when we used it and it hasn't been cleaned. Reception was 10min drive away so we couldn't ask anyone for help/advice


66%

We booked a private 6-bed room and received a 3-room apartment, totally private. This apartment is not inside the hostel, but the location is even better, really center. The staff called and payed a taxi to bring us from the hostel to the apartment. There is a table tennis and foosball. Everything would be great if it was not for the dirt. Everything was dirty, dusty, moldy or worse. There is no kind of internet connection.


80%

It's a modern flat in Pest, near the Est train Station. The flat it's confortable and it's all what you need to stay there.


89%

very nice and clean pleace not far from the city center - about 25 minutes, nice apartament, great time we have spent there


60%

Very weird experience. We arrived late but informed the hostel of this. We were greeted and let in by a guest, hostel staff were rude initially and provided little information. Taken in a taxi to an apartment in an unknown and poor location which we were never told so getting into town the next day was very difficult. Stayed in a clean private apartment with great kitchen, bathroom, balcony and sofa bed. Overall surreal and negative experience, not an easy stay and didn't feel very safe.


91%

If i go to Budapest again, i will be staying at East Side Hostel.


100%

Very friendly and super helpful staff do what they can to make your stay best. Excellent location directly opposite the train station. I had much luggage with me, but it was no trouble at all to store it safely until my departure. My first choice for staying in Budapest. Many thanks

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Because we r 4 together, we got an appartement private but it is located a little far from the city center but the traffic is OK. The guy working in the hostel is good, patient and helpful.


74%

When we arrived we were brought to a house which was seemingly part of the hostel. Together with an other couple we shared a house including a kitchen, bathroom, living room and a bedroom. This house was really nice, but the person from the hostel said he would bring us linen for the bed later. Apparently he forgot this, so we never slept with linen on the bed. Luckily we could find some blankets in a closet, so it wasnt that much of a problem. A bit dissapointing, but for the rest it was great.


97%

central location, helpful staff, nice hostel..thank you for everything to Istvan and Milan :)


94%

Totally perfect... a flat for us with everything... the only problem was the toilet that wasn't working proprely... but on the other hand the best place we've ever been as comfort and relax


74%

I thought it wa a nice place. It is definitely home-y. It would been nicer if they had more bathrooms. But for what I paid for i don't think I'd complain

  • 2nd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Very nice hostel on a good place. The only thing was that is was not very clean.


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