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Pal's Hostel

Hercegprimas street 3, 1st Floor apt 4, Budapest, Hungary
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  • 97%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

If you're looking for privacy during your stay in Budapest, Pal's Hostel is a great place to start from. This hostel offers comfortable private rooms and spacious apartments with beautiful views across the road to Szent Istvan's Basilica. It's located very near the Chain Bridge and the intersection of all three metro lines so it's easy to get anywhere in the city. Hostelworld guests have said 'it's like having a piece of your own home in another city' and they'd 'definitely recommend this hostel for those who want to spend their night in a quiet apartment and in a very central area'.

Property Information:

We’re not a regular hostel, indeed, but a chain of apartments in the very centre of Budapest around St. Stephen's Basilica. If you fancy privacy and want to stay in a place that feels just like home, come to Pal's Hostel and enjoy your own apartment in Budapest.
We won the Hoscar of 'Best Hostel in Hungary 2013':)

We also offer private rooms with a shared bathroom. Most of them are in apartments where we work (where our reception desk is, where we do the laundry...). All apartments/rooms are within 100-400 metres of our office.

Please note that our rooms called 'Basic Double Bed Private (Shared Bathroom)' are literally with double beds.
Please also note that we have no elevator for the rooms with shared bathrooms (but they’re only on the 1st and 2nd floors:)).
And we have no A/C:(

We’re very close to Deak Ferenc Square, the main junction for all undergrounds in Budapest. We are happy to be at your assistance here. You can print your e-ticket, buy tickets for the Szechenyi baths, Gellert baths or the caving tour. We also sell the Budapest Card. We have reasonable local knowledge to give you advice. We can help you get to Ozora Festival, Sziget Festival or Balaton Sound!

We can pick you up at the airport for €24 for 1-4 people; this means if there’s four of you it’s only €6 per person, while public transport is about €2.50 per person. Our contact information will be in your booking confirmation email.

We’re in the very centre of downtown. From here you can easily get to most of the sights on foot, such as Saint Stephen Basilica, Chain Bridge, Parliament, Andrassy Avenue (part of the World Heritage), Opera House, Great Synagogue, National Museum, Vaci Street, Vorosmarty Square and a lot of restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, party places on foot as well (like Akvarium Club, Anker Club, Castro Bistro, Szimpla Pub and Katapult).

Other important sightseeing spots like Buda Castle (also part of the World Heritage with the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church and the National Gallery), Heroes' Square, the City Park or the baths (Szechenyi, Gellert, Rudas) are also close. You can be there in 20-30 minutes.

The Danube bank is only five minutes’ walk away!
Best For: Groups, Privacy

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  • Pal's Hostel says

    I think what people really appreciate about our place is that we have a wide range of accommodation in one of the best locations in Budapest. Guests can stay in apartments with a balcony - now that's what I'd call an extra! :)
    We're just 200 metres from St Stephen's Basilica and Andrassy Boulevard; 400 metres from the Chain Bridge; 500 metres from the Opera House; 800 metres from the Houses of Parliament and just 1500 metres from Buda Castle. It's really easy to get around by foot or on the metro. I recommend that people definitely visit the Rudas Bath; it's the original Turkish hammam.
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      Pal, Owner/Manager
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Fashion Street apartment - couldn't be better situated. Modern furnishings and aircon! (very welcome when its 35degrees!). Got picked up from airport - no fuss and hassle free check in. Recommend both Pal's but also budapest. We'll be back.
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 31-40
  • Latest Review

    Wonderful place! not like a hostel at all. individual rooms with private bathrooms and kitchens. if in Budapest, STAY HERE!
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      Anonymous, USA, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wii

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Hungary
Hoscar Nominations
  • Nominee 2014
  • Worldwide Small Hostel
  • 2014 1st Country Winners Hungary

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  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Our reception desk is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. If you arrive later than 10 pm we will come back to let you in. We will contact you for detailed information about your arrival - such as train or flight details - a few days before your arrival. Please note that you can take your room from 14:00. If you arrive earlier we can lock up your luggage at the reception from 10 am. We can pick you up at the airport for €24 for 1-4 people; this means if there’s four of you it’s only €6 per person, while public transport is about €2.50 per person. Please send us an email if you're interested. Please also note that we aren't able to accept credit card payments so your remaining balance should be paid in cash.

Pal's Hostel Located at Hercegprimas street 3, 1st Floor apt 4, Budapest.
Pal's Hostel
Budapest 1051 Hercegprimas street 3, 1st Floor apt 4
94% 1945
47.4996481 19.0535116
Pal's Hostel
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