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Pal's Hostel

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9.5
Superb
4396 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

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 AC in our rooms and apartments :(



Our registration/licence numbers: EG20007244, EG20007245, EG20007246, EG20007248, EG20007249

Reviews & Ratings

9.5
Superb
4396 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    8.7
  • Cleanliness
    9.5
  • Value for Money
    9.5
  • Facilities
    9.2

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Nov 19, 2022
Fantastic hostel. Great room. Great location. Really helpful staff. Very highly recommend
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Male, 41+
10
Superb
Sep 22, 2022
got a whole apartment to ourselves. perfect location and helpful staff
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All Male Group, 18-24
7.1
Very Good
Sep 21, 2022
It's important to know this is *not* a hostel, even though it says 'hostel'. There are no common spaces at all, so it's impossible to meet other travelers. That really wasn't what we expected. The staff did their best, but the description and photos are very misleading. The apartments are quite big and have amazing view, although I'd say the place is quite run-down (squeaky floors quite bothering).
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t_ALL MALE GROUP, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Elevator
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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 :)