Mandarin Hostel Budapest Reviews
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Only stayed for one night so didn't really experience the atmosphere or facilities as I was out with friends staying elsewhere, but this hostel was excellent value for money. Really close to the metro then just 2 stops to the centre and really secure. It doesn't look like much from outside but don't be put off. And there was a hairdryer - unexpected bonus.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Nice place with lovely courtyard. The dorm was small but the bed was quite comfy. Minuses: a little far from the center, too expensive car parking.
What you pay for this hostel is certainly what you get. The tap in our toilet didn't work, there was no light in the shower, our room with 6 bunks was cramped and the kitchen tap didn't work - plus the kitchen stunk of garlic. However, we really enjoyed our stay here because the hostel was unlike any other place we had stayed. The style of the courtyard and rec room was good but the overall faciilities were laughable - it was like an adventure in itself. P.s. Your wifi sucks!
The cleanliness was kind of inadequate. Shared bathrooms were clean, but they didn't clean the room during the 3 days we stayed there. Some lints appeared from underneath the beds. Sheets were clean but clearly very old. The kitchen, the common room and the courtyard were spacious and nice. No one in the reception during the night, which is bad if you have any problems in the middle of the night, as we had, when some guys were making noise all night and trying to get into our girls room.
Nice hostel, good clean kitchen, rooms were a bit small
Best facilities ever, but although there are great common areas people didn´t really interacted. But definitelly go for it! Really recommend.
We had a pleasant stay in the hostel overall. It might have been a bit tricky to find as there were no signs about the hostel in the building, but having printed the directions we made it there. The rooms were clean, the lockers big, and the common areas entertaining. The kitchen didn't smell too good, and the toilet paper was out quite often. Overall it was nice and quiet, and it was easy to get to all the main sites with public transport. Would recommend!
The best in this hostel is the kitchen and the living room. The atmosphere is also very good.
Although there is no breakfast there is a complete kitchen. Most importantly there are electrical outlets next to each bed which is well appreciated. The showers/ toilet area could be cleaned more often -although it wasn't terrible. There is a cute dog here as well :)
Great hostel! It's not exactly in the centre but it is very easy to reach by tram, metro or taxi and the neighbourhood is very nice. Also, very comfortable near a shopping centre and supermarket and on the blue metro line that takes you to the airport. The showers, toilets and kitchen were always clean. I would definitely recommend it!
30 min walk to a main location. Not marked on the outside- bring the exact address! Ring the doorbell when you arrive. Full kitchen available. Payment possible in euros. Computer available, paying for page for printing. Large lockers with keys are provided. (FYI, you can drink from public fountains in Budapest!)
Loved this place. It was clean and nicely done out. Easy access to supermarket by foot and city center by trams and metro. The kitchen facilities were amazing (be warned though as you may have food stolen...). Only downside was locks on the bathroom doors and shower door was see through in communal area. The floor got a bit wet and dirty in bathroom (understandably) but there was no mop to help clean it up in the day.
Best value for money as it gets. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with huge lockers that can fit all your belongings. The lockers also have magnetic locks, the same key is used to open the main door at the hostel which is very convenient. The common room and the kitchen are big, clean and mostly quiet. It didn't strike me as a party hostel but it has a nice patio where you can drink a beer and chill in the summer. It doesn't have a big sign on the outside so you might walk past it.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very clean and new. Just goes to show don't judge a book by it's cover. Key scanning makes it very secure as well
This was the first hostel I've stayed in and it was definitely a lot better than I expected for the price. Though there's nothing special about it and it's a bit out of the way, it's clean and safe and really cheap, definitely recommended for a budget trip.
Everything was right about the hostel except the staff; well, they weren't unfriendly, but they weren't friendly either. We travellers could use more humour sometimes and the old man mending the desk seemed to be very inflexible on certain things.
incredibly well located and best value for your money. bed sheets were definitely freshly washed (as well as the towels you could borrow at the reception; you could smell the washing detergent in both the sheets and the towels- thumbs up!). lovely backyard to hang out in a summer night. easy-going atmosphere. in short, i could go on and go marveling about this place – the only flaw being the girls' bathrooms. showers were ice cold and you couldn't lock the loo's door anywhere.
Great hostel! Loved the atmosphere... If coming to budapest this is the place to go...
A very nice hostel that definatily is value for money, excellent facilites, wifi in rooms, and very roomy. And all of it's dirt cheap
A nice hostel with nice facilities! Except for the kitchen, which is in a cellar and has a really bad smell! You have to fix that! The smell is so bad that it is impossible to stay in the kitchen. The location is a bit far from the center, but the metro is easy to use.