Great hostel; beds are nice, services and amenities are great. There's an event every night, so even antisocial CHUDs like me can find someone to hang out with. Highly recommended.
This place is cheap because it crams too many people into too small a space and doesn't offer much in the way of facilities. It's not particularly clean, and there isn't enough space in the rooms for the luggage of all the people they put in there. There is no kitchen for you to use, and the one that they will sell you discounted food from is closed for a month or two, which I received no warning of. Free breakfast closes at 9:30, which seems ridiculously early. Cheapness is its only real virtue
A large hostel that is a little lacking in character but has all of the services you'll need.
The only criticism I have is that the place was pretty big, and I generally like smaller hostels. Aside from that, however, everything is pretty much perfect. The bar is especially nice - it's only open to folks staying at the hostel, so there's always someone willing to talk.
It's a large hostel and for that reason can be a little impersonal, but the facilities are great, the rooms are comfortable, and free breakfast is available (although only until 10). The nightly pub crawl is great. It seemed expensive to me, but that's the only real downside.
There is no common room, but the place is so small you will meet everyone anyway. Showers and toilets are very cramped, beds are average, there are no locks on the rooms and only two small lockers in each, and only one of the employees spoke effective English (although there were plenty of Spanish-speaking guests who could translate). The location is great, though, and you won't find a better deal on surf lessons or rentals. The place is modest, but I would recommend it.
I've never been to a hostel with more of a sense of community. The price tag is a little high for your average hostel, but the facilities are excellent, and include a kitchen and bathroom right in your room. The beds are decidedly average for a hostel, the place is clean, and there's a large communal garden where a party gets started every night. The computer didn't work when I was there, but who needs a computer when you're surrounded by friendly people?
This is probably the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in, in terms of the physical building. The common rooms are large and there's usually someone to talk to; there are plenty of English-speaking guests; the bathroom and shower facilities are better than I've ever seen in a hostel; and the free breakfast is totally adequate. You'll pay a little extra for this hostel, but you will see that value. The common rooms can get hot at night, but not oppressively hot.
If a "party hostel" sounds like an appealing concept to you, I guarantee that you will love this place. You may enjoy the hostel so much that you forget to leave and see the rest of Budapest. Enthusiastically recommended.
The staff are the greatest thing about this hostel - they really do go far beyond what you expect in order to ensure that you enjoy your stay. It's a brief walk to the old town, but it shouldn't cause anyone any problems. The beds and showers are nothing amazing, but they're clean and they work. The "no douchebags" rule works perfectly. The staff will take you out and show you the greatest drinking joints; in summary, this is an enthusiastic recommendation.
Overall, great. The downsides are that the wifi doesn't really work in the rooms and that there are no kitchens, which is fairly standard stuff. The arguments in favour are that you get a great social experience for a fair price. I would recommend this spot to my friends. The facilities are especially good.