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Mandarin Hostel Budapest Reviews

Budapest, VIII.k. Vajdahunyad 30., Budapest, Hungary

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1482 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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A nice, clean, comfortable hostel with friendly staff. Couldn't really fault it, and the price was excellent.


They need be more kindly.

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Staff barely speaks english. 2 km from city center 300 mt from metro. kitchen is Good. Atmosphere was not so Good Maybe because it was Winter if you are looking budget hostel Choose it ! :) but if money is not so important you can find better ones check out hostels in Astoria

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


No heating during the night and no extra sheets,the water was half hot and you have to keep your payement receipt till the end of your stay not to be bothered.But for the price, it-s really ok!The kitchen is wide and functionnal, the living room is great and well furnished, the rooms are wide, the wifi is working and the staff is nice!A good deal in the end!

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was great, because I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm and it was only $6 per night. The location isn't fantastic, it takes a bit of time to walk to sights like the bridge and fishermans baptist, but there's a nice mall literally 10 seconds from the hostel. The bathrooms weren't great. There was really good security. For $6 a night this place is a steal though!


compared with the one I lived, this is a very good one. the price is cheap, the living room is spacious, and they have a very good kitchen.

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel with quite new furniture, clean and nice rooms. Beds are not so comfortable, but I stay there only one night so it wasnt problem for me. The kitchen is realy big and all staff is there so you can cook without doubts. :) Next to the hostel is shopping centre and also metro station is very close. Bathroom is OK, even is only one for girls and one for boys in all floor. But for this price it is very goood quality :)

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This was the most terrible experience in a hostel! First, we took about 10 minutes to find it, since there is no sign! The staff barely speaks English, just the very basic like pay or leave! It looks as if something very suspicious goes on in the hostel. We stayed in a 4 bed room for 3 days, that barely had space for 1 person! Not a single day did I see someone cleaning the room. Lockers are good. There are definitely safer options


One very good thing about the hostel is the shower: ir was to die for. Bedroom was fine, although the mattress was very thin and quite uncomfortable. Locker rooms in the bedroom were big enough for a suitcase and locked through a pin on the key - I liked that. Kitchen area and common room were fine as well, nothing too over the top. Only downfalls were that most staff speak next to no English and the surroundings of the hostel at night were a bit frightening - despite it being close to a mall.


Staff turned off the wifi at midnight cause "it is time to go to bed". Where in the world does that happens?


The staff was rude and unfriendly and the reception is not 24h. There weren't enough bathrooms per room in my opinion, and they didn't have toilet paper so often. Besides there is no sign on the door that makes easy to identify it's a hostel, and it is not take close to the nearest metro station, it was a bit hard to find.


You should definitely stay there if you're staying a few nights in Budapest. I only have good stuff to talk about the hostel. To begin, I sent an e-mail telling the host that I'd be arriving really early and if I could leave my bags somewhere while I walked around the city. He answered right after telling he'd help us with that and he even woke up early to host us. The staff is kind and nice. The kitchen is huge and has everything you need and more. The room is really good.


You can walk or take the tram to the center, really convenient!


On the outside it didn't look like a hostel, but inside it was clean, comfortable and cosy.


Really rude, impolite and unhelpful staff! Reception was most of time with no one to help, and we rang the doorbell for several minutes to get in for the first time and nobody came. An old man that said he was a guest used to be there to answer the phone but was unhelpful also. It is unacceptable a guest in reception, right? It is a pitty because the hostel has a nice kitchen and courtyard.


Very rude attendants, strong smell in the whole building. The reception was always empty an even when you found someone there they were very unwilling to solve your problems


Despite the kitchen and the living room that are really good, the hostel isn't. The 4 bed bedroom was too small, bad mattress, bad pillow, and the lighting was a bit dark. Bathroom was dark as well. The staff wasn't helpful, and his english wasn't very good. It was a cheap hostel, but I'm not sure if worth it :/


Ok firstly finding this place is not great, directions were wrong and when you do see it your not sure it's even the place until you see a small label on the buzzer saying hostel, the owners are father and son and the father is very cranky and never about on his shift. The place was quite and the wifi was best out of the room, near tram and metro stop so not too bad


My friend and I only stayed for a night and unfortunately I think we were the only people there, which is such a shame because the hostel is actually really big and perfect for many people. Common areas are cool and it would've been much better but the value for money is the best thing about it!


Great hostel in respect of price/quality. Facilities are perfect. Supermarket nearby and with the underground in ten minutes in the centre.

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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