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Pal's Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

If you're looking for privacy during your stay in Budapest, Pal's Hostel is a great place to start from. This hostel offers comfortable private rooms and spacious apartments with beautiful views across the road to Szent Istvan's Basilica. It's located very near the Chain Bridge and the intersection of all three metro lines so it's easy to get anywhere in the city. Hostelworld guests have said 'it's like having a piece of your own home in another city' and they'd 'definitely recommend this hostel for those who want to spend their night in a quiet apartment and in a very central area'.

Property Description

We’re not your average hostel, indeed, but rather a chain of apartments and dorms located in the very centre of Budapest around St. Stephen's Basilica. If you fancy some privacy and want to stay in a place that feels just like home, come to Pal's Hostel and enjoy your very own apartment in Budapest! As well as private apartments, we also offer private rooms with shared bathrooms, and even shared dorms!

Pal's Hostel started at small and humble beginnings - we earned our place on the map by winning Hoscar of 'Best Hostel in Hungary 2013', '1st Country winner in Hungary 2014' and a nomination for 'Worldwide small hostel 2014', and since then we have grown into a greatly respected and popular hostel, even being awarded '10th Best Large Hostel Worldwide 2018' :)

Pal's Hostel is located in the very centre of downtown. From here you can easily get to most of the sights on foot, such as Saint Stephen's Basilica, The Chain Bridge, Parliament, Andrassy Avenue (part of the World Heritage), the Opera House, the Great Synagogue, the National Museum, Vaci Street, and Vorosmarty Square. The Danube bank is only a five minute walk away too! Nearby there are also many restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, and party places all within walking distance, like Akvarium Club, Anker Club, Castro Bistro, Szimpla Pub and Katapult. We are also located very close to Deak Ferenc Square, which is the main junction for all underground metro trains in Budapest.

Other important sightseeing spots are near by too, such as Buda Castle (part of the World Heritage, along with the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church and the National Gallery), as well as Heroes' Square, the City Park and the baths (Szechenyi, Gellert, Rudas). You can walk to these places from our hostel in 20-30 minutes.

Each day of the week we have a different activity or event on offer to our guests! Check out our activity board in reception to see what's going on! The current activity schedule is as follows :)
Monday - Family Dinner
Wednesday - Pub Quiz
Thursday - Goulash Soup and Palinka Tasting
Friday - Family Dinner + Drinking Jenga
Saturday - Family Dinner + Beer Pong
Sunday - Movie Night

Here at Pal's we are happy to be at your assistance; you can print your e-ticket, buy tickets for the Szechenyi baths, Gellert baths or even the caving tour. We also sell the Budapest Card. We have great local knowledge and advice on the best spots in town to share with you! We can also help you get to Ozora Festival, Sziget Festival or Balaton Sound!

We can even pick you up at the airport for €24 for 1-4 people; this means if there’s four of you it’s only €6 per person. Public transport is about €2.50 per person. Our contact information will be in your booking confirmation email.

Please note that our rooms called 'Basic Double Bed Private (Shared Bathroom)' are literally with double beds, not two single beds.
Please also note that we have no elevator for the rooms with shared bathrooms (but they’re only on the 1st and 2nd floors:)).
Also, we have no A/C:( View House Rules

Overview

A real home away from home, Pal's Hostel is a bit different from your everyday backpacker accommodation. We're actually more like a group of apartments and dorms spread across a few buildings in the heart of Budapest. So you'll get lots of your own space plus plenty of chances to meet people, with free events here every night! Think family-style dinners, pub quizzes and Sunday night movies marathons. We're all about bringing people together – just check the board in reception to find out what's going on!

Location

Our buildings are straight across the road from St Stephen's Basilica, right in the centre of Budapest. Three metro lines – M1, M2 and M3 – meet at Deák Ferenc tér station, a 4-minute walk away, so it's easy to get around the city. Not that you'll need to go far – most of the main attractions are a short stroll away. It takes less than 40 minutes to reach us from Budapest Airport: just take the 100E shuttle bus to Deák Ferenc tér. If you're coming from Budapest Keleti train station, hop on the M2 metro and you'll be with us in 12 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

Staying in one of our private rooms or apartments will leave you feeling like a real Budapest local – though our spacious mixed dorm rooms are inside their own apartments too. They've got single beds instead of bunks, and everyone gets their own socket and reading light, as well as a private locker. There's also a sitting area where you can get to know your new roommates, plus an en-suite bathroom – and of course the bed linen's free.

Extras and activities

We're always happy to book you onto private tours, and can sell you a Budapest Card if you want discounted entry to the main attractions in this awesome city. If you're interrailing and you need a bit of downtime after a long journey, head into our common area – you'll find friendly faces, board games and foosball!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jun 2019
    Easily the best hostel I’ve stayed in. It’s located bang opposite the basilica - right next to the famous rose gelato shop. Within walking distance from the chain bridge, parliament building and Elizabeth square. I stayed in the four bed mixed dorm and it was clean, spacious with a separate kitchen and bathroom just for 4. The kitchen is well stocked with plates, bowls & tissues and has a fridge. It was my first time in Budapest and even first time as a solo traveler and Pals was a perfect pick!
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jun 2019
    Our apartment provided bub pal’s was in a ludicrously good location to explore Budapest, with an amazing view of the Basilika and just a brief walk to the Danube, Parliament, and the bustling night-life and culture-filled areas. Staff were extremely helpful and attentive whenever anything came up or we needed assistance. Be sure to ask them about bike rentals as they can provide a voucher for 10% off at a local rental place and exploring Budapest by bike was a definite highlight!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jun 2019
    Absolutely brilliant location, incredibly friendly and helpful staff, lovely atmosphere and gorgeous rooms. I would really recommend Pal’s to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Budapest!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jun 2019
    Amazing apartments right in the centre of the city, really clean and staff were great.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Overall pals was a lovely place to stay, great view from our bedroom - staff spoke great English and were extremely helpful! The only thing that was a 'negative' was although you have a shower in your bedroom your toilet is outside your bedroom although private and locked we felt this wasn't particularly clear when booking! Overall very happy and will recommend in future.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Jun 2019
    The shower was clogged but the staff fixed it extremely quickly, as well as helped me with other issues I had in general, not a party hostel as it says but a relaxing place to come back to after a big night out
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Jun 2019
    Retro place to stay, artfully adorned, perfect location, great view, and a great value. I’d go there again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    27 Jun 2019
    We didn’t stay in the main building but rather the building across the street. It was basic, met the needs of what we needed it for...essentially a place to lay our heads at the end of the day.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    01 Jul 2019
    This is a nice hostel in a really nice part of town. You couldn't be more central. It's about a 10 minute walk from the ruin bar area. I can't comment on the atmosphere, it seemed like a cool place but i was with a bunch of friends so we didn't really hang out in the hostel.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 3.4

    Rating

    11 Jun 2019
    Only good thing about this “hostel” is the location. If you want to be placed in a separate building with shirtless men smoking cigarettes in the courtyard all throughout the day, then you should choose this place. If you come in hot weather, there is no A/C, so you will be forced to smell cigarettes with the one fan they provide you. No social atmosphere, no recommendations by staff when we checked in, other than telling me to take a metro line that is under construction. Stay away!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball


Awards

  • 2018

    10th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Hungary

Nominations

  • 2014

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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Pal's Hostel says

I think that what people really appreciate about our place is that we have accommodation to suit everyone, from dorm beds to luxury apartments, in one of the most beautiful and practical locations in Budapest. With our chain of apartments surrounding St Stephen\'s square, we're only a short walk away from many of the main attractions. St Stephen's Basilica is at our doorstep and The Chain Bridge, Budapest Opera House and The Houses of Parliament are all within 800m. There are also two metro stations nearby- so getting around is easy! Personally, I would recommend that people visit my favourite original Turkish hammam, Rudas Bath :) Pal, Owner/Manager

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