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Balassi Bálint utca No27, Budapest, Hungary

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88%

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1909 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Simply the best hostel I have ever stayed! The dormitories provided me such a privacy I was not expecting. They covered the bed sides with plywood so you feel like you're in a little cabine. Very ingenious! If I was to say something that could be improved, I'd say the blankets could be a bit thicker. Budapest was surprisingly cold at night and this improvement will make the hostel even cosier. Breakfast was superb as well! You nailed it guys!


91%

Great atmosphere, feels like a community.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveller, thank you for your kind words, that is exactly our goal - to be your home while you are on the road ;-)

100%

My second year at Homeplus Hostel.Great location easily reached by public transportation!Great friendly staff!Always helpful and courteous!Very clean bathrooms!Stayed in the next door hostel this year which has privacy curtains on all the beds!Great idea having a communal free dinner every second night! Highly recommended!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveller! We are happy to hear that your second impression about us was just as good as the first ;-) Hope to see you next year!

89%

Wonderful staff, all of them were very nice. I'd suggest a 3/4 person room. They are in a different building (a very short distance from the main building but much quieter and more showers per person. Had a great stay here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveler, thank you so much for these kind words! We are very happy that you had a nice experience. Looking forward to see you again :)

100%

A friend of mine helped me reserving and only stayed for a night during my quick visit to Budapest, but enjoyed it a lot! The staff is super cool, social and helped with transportation and taxi early in the morning. Gracias!

  • 2nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

When I read the reviews of the hostel i was expecting high quality and i haven't disappointed. Comfy beds with privacy curtains and reading lights, plug-in everywhere, nice design. The way the hostel was built is a very nice concept, I enjoyed my stay in homeplus.

  • 1st Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Grazie amici! it was absolutely fantastic, amazing hostel to stay and amazing city!!

  • 1st Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Best hostel I have EVER been! Thanks guys for the unforgettable memories, with the dinners, walking tours and going outs with staff. Daniel, the manager kept under control everything, staff is like childhood friends :) definitely RECOMMEND!


100%

Great Hostel, small and cosy, beds were clean and comfortable. showers also clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful

  • 31st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveler, thank you very much for staying at us, we are very happy that you anjoyed your stay this much :) Hope to see you soon :)

69%

Was an ok place for the money. A bit far from some of the main sights and happening areas of Budapest, but you get what you pay for. Free breakfast was decent, though nothing special. Card machine only worked during certain hours so it was difficult to pay - better to just pay cash. Basically a good place to crash at the end of a long day of walking.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for staying with us, and also for your feedback. Budapest is a big capital, but our hostel is just five minutes away from the Parliament and if you cath one of the trams in front of the hostel, you can reach basically every sight in 10 minutes. We hope you managed to fill your stomach at the breakfast and also tried on of our free Hungarian dinners :)

94%

It is a very good hostel, specially if you go alone, as they organize free dinners and breakfast, so you sit all in the same table and meet the others. It is clean and nice, but it is a little bit small and crowded if it's full. The only drawback is there is only 3 showers, so you have to wait.


97%

Absolutely amazing hostel! Staff were helpful and attentive and more than happy to help at all times. The people I met here are people I will stay in touch with for life. Ideal location next to Margaret Island, the Danube AND the parliament and two minutes on a tram away from the city centre. I would definitely stay here again. The dinner was also fab and very hungarian! Ideal hostel if you want to party but also do the touristy things.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveler, thank you very much for your review, so motivating to read it :) And you know, we just had a returning guest from January who told us that he has just engaged the girl he met in HomePlus, so good luck with staying in touch with your dorm buddies ;-)

66%

Very good hostel apart from the unorganised staff members. We reserved 4 extra nights with one staff member and when we came to pay the next day we were told we had no booking and had nowhere to sleep that night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveler, we are extremely sorry that you had this problem. It is a one in a million mistake, and it was due to some misunderstanding (at that point our staff member understood, that you are not sure about extending your stay, so did not book it). However we hope that you will return to us and we can prove to you that our staff members are just as cool as our hostel :)

71%

Stay was okay. You get what you pay for. Location was great, short walk to everything.. Place wasn't that clean and no place for privacy. Showers are literally next to the kitchen. Staff tried to tell us no credit cards for a bunch of BS reasons. Last reason upon our leave was that they were out of receipt paper. When we said well we are leaving we have a plane to catch, they ran our card and magically there was paper in the machine. Shocker

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveler, we are very sorry, that you faced these difficulties during your stay. We have some technical restrictions on credit card payment, but we always inform guests about them at check-in. Sorry if some of them was not clear for you. And about privacy - you know, it is always a tricky question in a mixed dorm, but we think that our curtains + dividers attached to each bed help in this area. But next time you can also try one of our private rooms ;-)

100%

Amazin staff, very cool FACILITIES, like walking tour, dinner, breakfast or pub crawl. Always nice music in the chilling area and also clean bathrooms. I will definitely come back to Budapest, and no other hostel than this will be on my list! BEST EVER! THANKS!

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear traveler, Thank you for rating and commenting us. This review is one of the reasons that all of us likes to work in this hostel. We get a feedback that we do well what we do. We are proud of our facilities, our staff does a pretty decent walking tour, we always cook a fair dinner and a self service breakfast is served every morning. Thank you for staying at us and see you next time!:)

54%

Small and only two bathrooms which wasn't cleaned and got busy in the morning. Couldn't locks down not even close the door to the room which made it bang because of the open window. A bit far from the city centre

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear travaler, Thank you for rating and commenting us. We have the bathrooms cleaned every day of course, but they can get dirty very quickly because there's a lot of people staying here. I think our location is pretty good since we are next to Parliament, Margaret Island and so on. If you just close the door it locks itself and then it doesn't bang because of an open window.:) Thank you for staying at us and see you next time!

100%

Free brekkie, free dinner (on certain days, we were lucky), friendly and hilarious staff, organised pub crawl, curtains on beds, good amount of showers. It's all good! Tricky to find on the street, just look out for the number. Would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow, thank you, dear Traveller :) Yeah, dinners are on every tuesday, thursday and saturday - so you can plan your next visit for these days ;-)

80%

More of a party hostel than a place for a backpacker. Staff were very friendly and helpful, close to main Centre (20-30min walk) and near to shops and restaurants. Tram stops right outside so great access from the rail stations. Rooms are a little cramped and the place could do with more than 2 loos.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveler, Thank you for your kind feedback. We don't look at ourself as a partyhostel, but we welcome all kind of guests from all around the world. Probably that's why our free Hungarian dinners are so much fun, we hope you also liked them :) And next time you can try our ensuite rooms - so you will have your very own private bathroom ;-)

89%

Beds have curtains, gives you a bit of privacy. Bathrooms weren't too clean but I guess that just guest as they did clean every morning. Breakfast was okay very standard. Staff were helpful helped us with tickets to baths. Free dinner was a very good surprise :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear traveler, Thank you for rating and commenting us. We always pay attention to bathrooms but unfortunately they get dirty very quickly because of the number of people staying at us. We always try to make the breakfast and dinner simple and filling. We are glad to hear that you liked us. Thank you for staying at us and see you next time!:)

91%

Honestly the best hostel I've ever stayed in; bedrooms were large, clean and comfortable. Wifi sometimes a bit dodgy but nonetheless, worked. Free breakfast every day and free dinners 3 times a week which was a lovely bonus. Great location - 10 mins from nearest metro and 15 min walk to places such as the government building. Staff were very lovely and helpful and the atmosphere of this hostel was nice as I met so many people there. Only downside is that the kitchen is very small.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear traveler, Thank you for rating and commenting us. Reviews like this are the reason why we love to work in a hostel. We are glad that you felt yourself good at us. Thank you for staying at us and see you next time!:)

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