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Kiralyi Pal utca 5-7, Budapest, Hungary

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290 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Good price for room with clean showers and bathroom. People working in this place were very nice.

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was okay! We were scared of the dirt and specimens that we could find in this city because of several comments we have read before we booked a hostel in Budapeste. This hostel was clean, at least our bedroom. The hostel was under remodeling so it looked old and we could smell gas all the time near the bathroom. I liked the staff but it is not present at all times and you can’t expect transparency or a receipt at the time of payment. The room was fine and spacy.


Great hostel! It would be very helpful to have install a board with info about the phone, address and email of the reception (Jozef Varos location) at the Kiraly Pal location for guests staying there.


small hostel, nice staff, perfect location...realy liked it!


nice small hostel directly in the city.centre - I enjoyed my stay and like to come again :)


Great location and friendly staff. Clean rooms and facilities. Highly recommend this hotel and would stay again.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good location, clean, great staff and comfortable rooms.

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


If you're looking for a non-traditional place to stay than this is it! The hostel was currently under renovations, so if you're looking to stay here you might want to wait for a couple months until they are done. This hostel is located in an apartment and there is no reception desk. Be exact with your arrival time for the owner because you will be waiting around until the owner gets there if you are early. The owner was really nice and gave us good suggestions for things to see in Budapest.

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