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Pal's Hostel Reviews

Szent István tér 3, 2nd floor, doorbell: 15, Budapest, Hungary

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93%

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2180 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

We loved our stay at Pal's! Our apartment looked out over St. Stephan's Basilica and was a bit loud at night with the windows open, but that's to be expected and didn't bother us. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the apartment was lovely and had everything we needed.


94%

Everything was perfect although our triple private was not air conditioned and quite hot.

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you! We don't offer AC (cannot put on the surface of historical buildings) :(

83%

Pals was perfect for us, we had a kitchen and a shared bathroom but the private room was very spacious and good bed. The location was perfect, neat there main metro and walking from most of thr main tourist things in budapest. We did not require transport passes as the location made everything easier.

  • 9th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Awesome location in the City Center, different to most hostels as you have your own Apartment, but comfy beds and a nice Shower, though in our case it was a big bathtub and no hanging shower. Brilliant for privacy, and if you want to explore the area from the comfort of your "home"


100%

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Budapest is an incredible city and if you want an awesome location to stay then stay at PALS myself and 4 friends shared their private room/apartment and it didn't disappoint full kitchen, bathroom and living room facilities, the pictures don't do it justice. With the basilica on your doorstep it was truly amazing! I will be returning to the city! Thanks PALS!

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The best location ever. The most helpful staff possible and the best rooms And I have stayed in. It's like we had our own apartment. Super clean. I couldn't think of a better place to stay


94%

A really unique hostel which we loved! The staff went the extra mile by emailing beforehand with extra directions, and when we arrived we were given a fast run briefing of what to do/where to go in Budapest with a free map. Free printing also a plus! We loved our room (double shared bathroom) despite the bathroom being slightly odd in that the ancient boiler (with visible flames) was above the bath and in incredibly close proximity with the shower! overall a really good stay though!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much! The ancient boiler is very safe. If there are no flames the gas is blocked.

100%

We had a really great time staying at Pal's. The staff were always really helpfully and everything was very comfortable. Only comment would be the wifi doesn't work very well in the rooms. Thanks again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind words! we fixed the antennas of the wifi router.

94%

Great location, really great, really! It is in an old building, so the lightning wasn't great. The hostel is really good for couples, but wouldn't recommend as a place to make friends.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yes, that building was built in 1838. Part of the National Heritage:)

100%

Landed in Budapest and instructions on how to find the hostel were very easy to follow! Helpful when we got there and good advice on where to go and what to see.


94%

Stayed at this hostel for two nights and it was brilliant! Myself and my partner had a huge apartment to ourselves right in front of St. Stephen's Basilica. It is a millions times better than what you would expect from a hostel!!


100%

Very friendly and welcoming staff, and a good location. If in Budapest again, I will definitely stay here!


86%

Stayed two nights at this hostel in a three-bed private room with friends. The room was actually an apartment in a historical building for university faculty or such, located near the basilica. The room height of the apartment was impressive, close to 4 meters I believe. Clean, centrally located and inexpensive, would definitely stay again.


100%

Great hostel in an excellent location. Very clean and all the staff were very accommodating. Thank you!

  • 25th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
I thank you!:) Pal

100%

Very very nice location, clean, beatiful view to the basilika and the staff was really friendly and helpful, we got good information about restaurants and all we need to know for our trip. I have visited a lots of hostels but none with such a comfort for this price.


100%

Was my first time using these guys and was pleasantly surprised. The place was big, clean and had a great view! plus cheap!! Staff were really friendly and helpful, I would defo recommend these guys!

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

There was a party of 6 and we stayed in the hostel for 4 nights. The location was amazing as it was in the middle of everything. The staff were very helpful. It was value for money and much better than we had expected. The only negative point was the fact we didn't have any plugs, which meant washing up was time consuming.

  • 21st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Oh, thank you for letting us know. I don't know where it could have gone but got a new one:)

80%

The hostel was so clean and they provided laundry services which really helped us out. However, their front desk is only open 9am-9pm, which is pretty limited for a hostel.


100%

Perfect hostel like My house


100%

Very helpful staff. The apartment was clean, spacious and ideally located. Loved our stay with Pal's hostel.


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