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Oleander Hostel Reviews

Szep u. 5, Budapest, Hungary

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266 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Great Hostel! Great atmosphere! Affordable price!


Great value for the price! Right in the heart of Budapest!


My second time here, great value for money.


Nice court yard to store bike, good locating but not in party area but short walk so can get sleep, kitchen needs some updating, staff friendly and helpful. Think for price one of better in town..!

  • 19th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Tourbiker
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Hostel was okay but relatively expensive. Good location and nice staff. Common room is too small and there are not enough bathrooms...


Don't stay at this hostel. They charge an extra tax of 2 Euros/night which is not included in the price shown on hostelworld. On top of that, the hostel is not really clean and the staff was unfriendly when i asked them why i had pay their weird additional tax.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Expensive hostel for budapest, you can find many other options cheaper. They just have one shower for the hole hostel (3 rooms), not enough locker for all guest and they charge me 2€ for tourist tax (in other hostel I discover that is a 4% of the amount, much less money that i paid). I wouldn't recommend this hostel


Really liked the atmosphere in the Hostel. Staff was nice, it was easy to check in and everything went fine. Time to time there was some rush to the shower but it's understandable considering the space.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic experience! I will definitely come back to this hostel next time. I was travelling alone but I met nice people in the hostel and we went out together for the 2 nights I stayed there. It's a small hostel, 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms but the atmosphere is unique.


Ugh, pretty sure I got lice from this hostel. Could have been from somewhere else, but it wasn't really an awesome place anyway. Atmosphere was ok


We had a very nice stay at Oleander, it is located in one of the neater neighborhoods at walking distance from the inner city/restaurants and bars. The hostel has a homey-atmosphere! The only downsides where that there was only one shower and that the oven was out of order. Definitely good value for money!


Horrible been staying in over 100 hostels all over the World this was by far the worst. Do not stay here!!!!!!

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A great place to stay if your looking to meet people and have a fun time in Budapest. The staff are helpful and always on hand if you need anything. The location is great in terms of being central to the city, however it's a little bit of a walk from the train station. They do only have 1 shower but this Isn't really a problem. Overall, loved our stay, met some great people, would recommend.


Very nice and cozy hostel! Staff is very nice and there's a chill atmosphere. Only negative point is one bathroom for the whole hostel.


It's a cute little hostel-- emphasis on the little. The only real problem is that there are two bathrooms and one (somewhat broken and gross) shower for like 30 people. Other than that, not bad at all.


A cute and very tiny hostel. Perfectly good Internet, staff nice, location great. Only problem: bathrooms pretty bad-- only one shower for like 30 people and a bit gross. But hey, you get what you pay for.


Real price was more than that shown in your site.


The Host was amazing and the stay was perfect, If i even go to Budapest again I know i am going to Stay here


Very dark & dingy and the one bathroom for lots of guests could be an issue. Quite a small hostel so not much of an atmosphere but the location couldn't be better and fairly cheap. Don't visit if you bother about hygiene or aesthetics but if not is a perfectly good hostel to stay in.


Was able to stay in Budapest for just one night. Oleander was a nice place, would stay there again. Staff was helpful for sharing city Info and places to drink/eat at. Bed was comfortable and location is a short walk from center.

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