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Thumbs Up Hostel

1073 Budapest Kertesz utca 18. 2nd floor 17th ap., Budapest, Hungary
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Ranked #274 of 554 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

what a great place, second level of this well cool building, with large airy rooms and and a homely feel and a super host! whom knows the true pulse of budapest and puts his guests enjoyment and safety at the highest ! not a bit party hostel but defintly for some respectful getting it down after 10 thats great, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Very nice Hostel ! Confortable and Clean. The best is the localization. It is in the central area of the town and close of all the Budapest ruin pubs I want to go. I loved my stay in Budapest and this Hostel was the right one to be. Thank You !

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

2 months ago a group of 40 volunteers and myself took a weekend trip to Budapest. Finding accommodations for 40 people can be rather difficult, but when I connected with Mike (owner) he was extremely helpful...at first. He couldn't lodge our entire group but called around to find accommodations for the remainder who he couldn't house, and he set us... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at the thumbs up hostel. Me and some friends stayed there for three nights while visiting Budapest. The owners, who were a very nice couple were extremely friendly and helpful on giving directions. Moreover, the place is in a great location just on walking distances from the center. The price was the cheapest we could... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed there two times for a day and a half. The owner is really nice, and will help you with advice how to get around the town.... The atmosphere really depends on what kind of people are there. there are two 10 bed rooms and one with 6, and one private rooms. the place is clean, and you can... More 

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

I was at this hostel last year in transit but this time I had more time to hang around Budapest. I chose this hostel because of its relatively central location and the fact that I was within walking distance of the sights and the metro. There is a new owner this time, Mike, and he was very cool and welcoming.... More 

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Arendal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Stayed at "Thumbs Up" with my class for 2 nights. It's 3 rooms in the hostel. large rooms with up to 5 bunkbeds in each room. So I would recomend staying there with some friends, unless you want to share with strangers. Which is ok since there are safes in the room. The reseption-man is very nice and tries to... More 

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Cotati, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

There is no way I can say anything bad about this hostel. The owner and staff were extremely friendly, the beds were comfy, the lounge made me not want to leave! They showed me the best places to go, the best route to hit all of them and did it all with a smile. LOVED IT.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

I was in transit in Budapest and didn't want to stay at an airport hotel since I was going to be in the city for about 15 hours. The Thumbs Up Hostel is an interesting place to stay. The room I stayed in looked nice and new, the lockers were directly across from my bed, and it had a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

Trip to London was screwed up b/c of the volcano and they were extremely accomodating. People here are really friendly and funny. Highly recommended.

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