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Ginkgo Hostel

Szep u. 5, Budapest 1053, Hungary
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Ranked #114 of 537 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Can't I give 6 stars? Ohh you deserve it, best hostel ever! I'd like to stay there longer but i had a buss to Kraków . WiFi was very good and great location ! The Staff is very helpfull and nice :) I'd like to stay there again ! :)

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Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

when i arrived in budapest intending to stay for around a month every hostel tried to charge around 760 euro's, this place only charged me 360. it was very homely and the staff are extremely friendly and help a lot. One of the best hostels ive stayed at over my whole trip around europe. although it isnt really a party... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Unusually calm hostel, with a very helpful staff. There is both dorms and double room. The hostel is not very big however, but I considered this a plus. The location is central and close to the metro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Ginkgo Hostel was absolutely perfect for visiting Budapest. It was central to everything in the city. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. It has spacious rooms and beds. The hostel feels like home and feels safe. There were lockers for each bed to store valuables. I really enjoyed my stay and if I ever make it back to Budapest,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We hadn't planned which hostel to stay at until we reached Budapest and had heard good things about this one previously. The city was busy with people coming back from Sziget festival but luckily, there were rooms left at Ginkgo. The hostel is set within a block of other houses in a courtyard and is very authentic. When we arrived,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I ended up at Gingko after finding out that another hostel where I'd initially planned to stay was full. This was early May 2013. The lady at the front desk (unfortunately I've forgotten her name) was just so amazingly sweet -- she took it upon herself to make sure that I was fine with the room and the bathroom and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The hostel is through a creepy looking courtyard. Once inside it was pleasant and decorated like an eccentric old European home. The girl at the desk was helpful even when I was confused about the price. Apparently the website is old and needs to be updated. The prices on the site are wrong and I ended up paying more than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a good hostel to stay in with friendly staff and nice location. Only one issue is that I found that they use unfavourable exchange rates. Its is strange when this hotel quotes all rooms / dorm beds in euro's and then when you go to pay they only accept hungarian money (of course because its the currency). Then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Ginkgo was nice and quiet, with friendly staff. It was weird that one dorm room is accessed through another dorm room, meaning that people were walking past our beds a lot. Unfortunately you can't get wifi from the rooms, but I guess that means we spent more time being social in the common area. Location is excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Everything was perfect and clean. The location is also good, near the city center and in just 2 minuts was from the subway. 100% safe! The staff really helpful and kind. The only "problem" was that we couldn't have wifi in the room, but just in the area around the reception. Anyway I really recommend this hostel!

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