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Wombats City Hostel Budapest Reviews

Kiraly utca 20, Budapest, Hungary

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88%

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6267 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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80%

Wombats in Budapest was better than I expected. It was not too loud for a party hostel - although if you need to sleep and are there on weekends I would say use earplugs (we had an early flight). The AC was not working although we reported it to the front desk - it never was fixed and our room was very warm. A few rogue hairs on the sheets was gross but they do give you fresh linens so not sure about that. Staff was sleeping at 5:30 a.m. when we went down to catch the shuttle.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello!Thank you for your feedback and we are really sorry for too hot room.We have the heating still on, cuz it can be chilly in April in Hungary,but you could have easily adjusted the thermometer in your room separately. We'll check it out right away, if it wasn't working perfectly, but next time pls feel free to report any technical defaults 0-24 at reception.We'll also talk to the nightshift members to get a clear pics of what happened that night. Hope to see you next anyway! All the best

69%

when we booked with hostelworld.com it said we could check in at 12 pm. reality showed us that the staff was too incompetent to let us check in at time and let us wait until 5 pm!!! staff was very impolite, rude and disrespectful.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback and we are very sad for your bad experiences.:(You can indicate your arrival time on HW,but our check in starts at 2pm,like it says on HW and on our website.Sorry for the late check in,but you tried twice before 2pm and once exactly at the shift change time,which meant 10 more min waiting.Sorry again,especially cuz we try our best to get the rooms ready as early as possible.Regarding the staff,a private mail would be nice to explain the exact problem.Cheers

86%

The Hostel was boiling hot, the radiators seemed to be pumping heat 24/7. Fortunately we could open the windows. I guess its just between summer and winter right now. The hostel is very large, IMHO a bit too big for what I usually like, it seemed quite an anonymous place - lucky there were 9 in our group! Generally the staff were helpful, the hostel was clean, the beds comfortable, and the price good - so its a good place to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello!Thanks a lot for your feedback and we are sorry for too hot room.We have to have the heating son, cuz it can be chilly in April in Hungary,but you could have easily adjusted the thermometer in your room separately. We'll check it out right away, if it wasn't working properly in your room, but next time pls feel free to report any technical defaults even in the middle of the night. Hope you enjoyed Budapest anyway! :-)

91%

Wombats is in an amazing location - near to the river, shopping centre, restaurants, clubs etc. We didn't have to use the trams or underground at all once we were there. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the hostel itself was really clean and spacious. The bar was really cheap and there was lots of communal space to meet other travellers. Only downsides was that the doors to the rooms were quite thin so you could hear people in the corridor and the wifi wasn't very good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello!Thank you for the nice words! :-) We are working on the wifi and the noise problems,so next time you come, everything will be perfetc! :-) All the best from Bp! :-)

89%

Massive hostel. Too big for solo traveler. Great though for groups. Still had a good time!


100%

Wombats was very convinient and at a really good location, just walks away from the main shopping area and sights and also pretty neat restaurants. Great location for access to many pubs and ruin pubs too.


94%

Awesome, big hostel in the middle of all the action. Suuuper clean, and good breakfasts.


80%

Wifi doesn't works! Even in the reception, the signal is really bad!


94%

We enjoyed our staying in the hotel, everything was really very good which was not easy because it is a very large place where a lot of people come from all over the world.


86%

Wombats is very nice because it is almost a Hotel: big rooms, big bathrooms, really good breakfast, very good location as well. The staff is ok, they help you but don't make that much of an effort that you see in smaller hostels or guesthouses. Also did not felt very comfortable to use common areas compared to other places. Finally, the wifi is terrible. Really, don't count on it. If you REALLY need it, you will have to go to Starbucks-like places. Even so, is a very good place to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there!Thanks a lot for your feedback.Yes,we are a big hostel and we try to get the best out of it: great comfy lobby to chill,proper seats&tables to get breaky together,big enough kitchen for more people to cook at the same time, bar for concerts and parties etc. Also,beside the busy check in/out times our staff is happy to socialize with all of you anytime and they are always ready to help you with anything 0-24h.And we are working on our wifi, sorry for that! :( All the best from Bp

97%

It was great staying at Wombats. The hostel has a perfect location for young party crows as it is very close to the nightlife. the hostel staff was great and so are the rooms. The biggest problem is internet. At peak times, there is no possibility of getting on internet. There are a lot of users but since it is such a large hostel, they should do something about it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! We are aware of this unfortunate problem and we are working on it!!! Should be fixed very soon! Thank you for your feedback anyway and hope you had a nice stay with us. Cheers

100%

i will definitely go to any other wombat hostels and will look for them and many more. jack and jackie karisma, chicago

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wohoooo, thank you! You'll be very welcome in any Wombats! :-)

77%

Great bar to meet people. Good breakfast in the morning. Hostel is to large if you are looking to make friends and network. Also most Hungarian staff members are very very rude. It is like you are asking them for a favor every time you ask a question. But that's not a surprise all Hungarians are rude and disrespectful. Great country terrible people.


97%

Great bar, good clean rooms, and a good overall environment. Almost more of a hotel then a hostel, but still worth it. Even some good places for lying down to cure the inevitable Budapest hangovers! Only negative is that the wi-fi is absolutely horrible here. They claim it's because we were there at a busy time, but still...something that needs to be improved given the capacity of the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment, we try our best to welcome you next time with a perfect wifi service!!!! :-) Cheers

97%

really good hostel in a great location. the dorm rooms were a good size, didn't feel too squished together. each bed had a little reading light and a wall plug. wifi worked good in all the rooms. the breakfast is good value for the money, will definitely stay here again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you for the cool comment, hope to have you back sometimes again! (:

94%

Problem with Internet. Wifi is working only around reception area. Room haven't television. I propose, If doesn't wifi connection in the room at least need a tv. Other everything is ok. Central of the city.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for the nice words and sorry for the wifi! We are working on it! As a hostel we focus on friendly athmosphere,good vibe,nice common areas where we`d like to get our guests together. I think TV in the rooms won`t help us to reach our aims, but we`ll think about it.All the best from Budapest

83%

Everything about the hostel was good except when I checked in I wish the staff would have provided me with more information about the city (tips, places to go, places not to go, tours, or anything really). It ended up being just fine and I had a great time in budapest but a little more information about the city would have been appreciated.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there!Thank you for you nice comment and we are really sorry if you missed something in Budapest.It was very busy here during your stay, so if you arrived during the peak check in hours it is possible that we could only provide you the most important info about the hostel and the neighbourhood, but next time please feel free to come back anytime to the 24h open recepetion to get some more tips. We are more than happy to help you with that. Hope to see you again sometimes!

100%

Great stay with happy hour so met heaps of other people. location was great. Would definitely stay again


83%

Wifi very unstable and bad !

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there!We are sorry for the weak wifi service, we try our best to fix this problem as soon as possible. Hope to welcome you with a super fast&stabile wifi next time!

89%

Not very cosy, but with a nice bar, lots of space and very good situated!


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