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Mandarin Hostel Budapest Reviews

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

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1437 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Pillows are terrible!


Nice hostel, good location right next to the metro. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. We only stayed here one night and wish we could've stayed longer as the common areas were nice and good for meeting new people. Would stay again.


It was difficult for us to find the hostel because there is no indications at all in the street.


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.


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.


The receptionist/possibly owner is like someone out of the Adams Family, but as a whole this hostel is fantastic value for money and has great facilities. The kitchen is great, really big, everything you need, and very clean. There is a big outside porch which is lovely. The lockers are very high-tech! It feels like a house that's been coverted - has lovely old school decor, some very 70s, some much older. There's no way of having a private shower, that's my only gripe, and not enough showers.


nice kitchen and common room, friendly staff.


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.


The hostel is quite a long way out from the city but the rooms are comfortable and clean.


Apart from the strong smell of damp I can't really complain about the value for money for this hostel. It's in a really handy location, 2 mins away from the main tram lines and about a 15 minute walk to the centre. Security is great as each person is given an individual locker and key. Bathrooms and shower areas are kept very clean also.


Nice hostel, good clean kitchen, rooms were a bit small


There was nothing "wrong" with this hostel but I would not recommend it. The common areas were pretty pitiful, as was the garden. The kitchen was big but smelled like fish for the entire week. Hard to meet people. Beds not particularly comfortable. Staff neutral. The location is terrible, far from town. And no sign either, looked for it for 20 minutes until someone saw and helped me. I don't know - I'm a fan of sleeping cheap but this one had zero comforts. I really wish I had booked elsewhere.


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.

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