You'd think that it would be hard to get a good nights sleep - you'd be wrong. There is something planned for each night, so everyone heads out (boat cruise was good, as was trip to the baths) and falls asleep as soon as they get back. Basic facilities, but with plenty of lounging space. Staff generally chatty and able to suggest where to go but mainly for partying- they were cleaning/hoovering every day so fairly clean hostel although a lot of people left their stuff everywhere. Chilled hostel.
Very much like staying with a friend at their apartment! Cosy, friendly welcome with the owner doing his best to help you find where you want to go and able to suggest plenty of places for dinner (just round the corner is a fantastic and very inexpensive place!) I think I would. One back and stay in one of the private rooms, but this is partly due to the people in the dorm room. Lockers also provided, and big enough for entire rucksack.
It's a large hostel so there were a number of groups, but the bar downstairs was a good place to meet other travellers if your travelling alone. The girl behind the bar was also happy to make suggestions for dinner, bars etc. The security for getting in to the building, your room and lockers was great. The breakfast, all you can eat for €3.90, was good value and kept me going through out the day. I recommend doing the free walking tour which starts from one of the sister hostels. Clean and safe.
Great hostel for meeting fellow travellers- would recommend if your on your own. Beds were comfy, lockers provided, security to get in to the hostel/rooms was good. Would be good if there were more laundry facilities. Subways and KFC nearby for drunken stumbling, and close to the old square for trying traditional Hungarian cruising. Check out the free walking tour as well.
Central and clean. Good if all your planning on doing is sleeping. Metro is round the corner, or get the tram up towards Alexanderplatz. Cafes on route sell coffee/pastries, so get breakfast here rather than the hostel (which is €5.50 !) Only use the laundry facilities if your staying for a few nights, as can take a while to find a free washer/dryer (€6). Bar is loud with techno music, but good bar staff. Would recommend for groups, but don't stay if your looking to meet other people traveling.
Close to Anvers metro stop, this is more of a hotel than hostel. Great for friends/groups, but not the best place for meeting other travellers. Breakfast is very basic (OJ, coffee, pain au chocolate, French bread). Clean rooms. They provided locks for lockers, and the rooms are all on key cards. Showers and loos were kept clean- if you use the shower and its only cold water then try the other shower which seemed to work! Also- try the pizza at Abradavio down the hill. Great onion soup and pizza!