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Mandala Hostel Reviews

Krudy Gyula utca (street) 12, first floor 7, bell 35, Budapest, Hungary

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577 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Great location, right in the centre of the city and a stones throw from all the amazing sights, really pleasant and clean rooms, but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay is the staff. Everyone is incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advices, I would absolutely stay in this hostel again so, if this is your first time in Budapest, book it!!!

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is in an apartment, and is like living in someone's home, complete with beds in the living room, scant privacy (the larger dorm is also a common room, and people must pass through it to get to the smaller dorm), taking off your shoes upon arrival, and couch throw type pillows. The staff are friendly though, and the atmosphere is homey. There are two cats and a dog on the premises, which is nice. Currently they have bed bugs, but once they have dealt with it, I would stay here again.


Lovely hostel and very friendly staff (& dog!)


A decent hostel that was good value for money. It's a small hostel with a maximum capacity of around a dozen, so the atmosphere was somewhat limited, although the hostel itself was cozy and conducive to people meeting.


Really nice place. Small, comfortable and funky.


Mandala hostel is exactly what I want a hostel to be. Small, cozy, friendly, intimate and clean. Whether you are looking for a nice environment to meet and get to know other travelers, or just chill out by yourself, this place makes one feel comfortable either way. It is like a home. It's a place you easily see yourself extending to just relax and use as a base to patiently get to know the city more. Highly recommended.


This little hostel is just magnificent. Do not expect it to be your ordinary hostel. The staff was very nice, the rooms was well decorated. Highly recommend it.


Amazing hostel, great atmosphere and very different to all other hostels we've stayed in. Facilities were great, and we'd definitely recommend to friends.


weWent from a party hostel to this. A lot chilled out, Can rent dvds from Reception. Enjoyed our time there. Kitchen good standard.

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