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Hostel California

72, Rozsa utca | Doorbell 18, Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

his is my honest opinion of the place. location: from the metro station (7 min walk) Not easy to locate from the main street as is no sig. But the location is smack bang in the middle of the city mall. customer service: very helpful cleanness: place was clean and tidy every. bathrooms: Only 3 showers and toilets for the... More

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Alicante, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Lovely staff and location, they had just finished refurbishing and its under new management that make a great job. Good luck guys, xxxxxx And as they ask me minimum 200 characters I will go on saying that their events are mad ;)

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Lima, Peru
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The hostel was located in one of the main streets of Budapest. It was ok, but the showers were not the best. They also offered complimentary breakfast and free wifi. They should buy a dryer because the wet clothes were hang up in the bathroom and make the floor soaked and muddy. The rooms were fine but some mattresses were... More

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Dublin
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The hostel itself may not have been the cleanist and the rooms were quite average and one toilet and shower for the girls and one for the boys. There were some repairs in the hostel that needed doing so might not have been the best value but it was run by great people and you were never short of information... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We booked our beds (in an 8 bed dorm) 3 months in advance and payed the standard 10% fee. When we arrived after 5 hours of traveling with our backpacks, they simply told us that there were no beds available. We could either sleep on the couch (but still pay for 2 beds) or look for an other hostel. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The hostel is very well positioned just a couple of minutes to some main attractions and to the main public transportation. Customer service is excellent as they do their best to help and provide whatever the customer would need. On top of all that, it's so affordable and good valued, free wifi and breakfast included. It is the best Place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

A great hostel! We went there, believing we had booked a two bed room. But something I did wrong during reservation process in hostelworld so that there was no reservation. But these friendly staff (Thomas) organised us a place for one night in a nice apartment although they hadn't my reservation in their system. It was also in the center.... More

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bavaria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Just a few words about hostel california: the staff is the friendliest hostel staff i can remember from all my trips of the last years. They are helpful in telling you where to go in the city, where to party, where to eat, etc, and if you don't go out at night, you'll have nice conversations, games and fun with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

After seeing an appealing leaflet advertising Hostel California - "great location" "cheap prices" "helpful and friendly staff" I personally don't believe in false advertising. The only true part about the leaflet was the cheap price, other than that I have nothing but negative comments. The place was more of a squat that a hostel, buried in what looked like a... More

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Moscow, Russia
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53 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

I stayed in California for two nights and enjoed my experience here. The staff was very nice and helpful and let me use their computer as I forgot charger for my laptop. They serve small breakfast every morning: bread & jam, fruits and tea. Any other things were very good. I also very like small ferret who lives in the... More

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Address: 72, Rozsa utca | Doorbell 18, Budapest, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #218 of 446 Specialty lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hostel California! You are at the most central place inBudapest, close to everything, all the parties are on your doorstep,you are sleeping in comfortable beds and can meet many great people inour common areas! 1 Euro discount from the price of your stay forbringing unbooked fellow travelers if we have beds available!Hostel California is made by backpackers for backpackers. It lives. We are the most laid back hostel you can find with cool parties, free walking tours and a great opportunity for people who would like to spend their time in the most central and most busy area of Budapest. Free luggage minding, Guests' guitar. If you are an artist and have a picture in mind for us, you can paint it up on the walls. We give the paint and the beer!Most of all, the coolest people are coming here all the time!See you soon and enjoy your time in Budapest with us,Hostel California ... more   less 
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