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“Nice, friendly hostel and good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Budapest Bubble
Brody Sandor u2, Budapest 1088, Hungary   |  
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice, friendly hostel and good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We had three very enjoyable nights at the Bubble - the staff were very helpful and being such a little place it feels very personal. They added really nice touches by sending us a welcome email before we came and a goodbye when we left.

Everything was clean and comfortable my only complaint was that our double room smelt a little musty but not a big deal.

Would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Turned up no booking they had room and out me up took me for a beer in a local ruin bar showed me everywhere I need to go in the city!

I told them I would stay for 2 nights I ended up being there for 4 with a sense I had had an amazing time and met some amazing people and saw a great city at the same time!

loved it! Staff are friendly and welcoming, you might forget they work there and this is not your house!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I could not have possibly asked for a better hostel experience. On arrival, my friends and I were warmly welcomed and given an extremely helpful description of the city and all available activities. Rooms were large and the entire general area of the hostel was kept really clean and cozy.

The hostel's location is also ideal. It is within walking distance of almost everything, from the Danube river and Budapest's castles, to a plethora of bars and shopping centers. And if walking isn't your thing, you can always catch the metro which is also right around the corner.

It was the staff that truly made this hostel experience what is was though, and I'm pretty sure you won't find such a helpful, vivacious, and friendly staff in ALL of Europe. Sam, Alex, and Olga were all incredible, and even hung out with us around town at night! I can guarantee you won't ever have a boring day or night in Budapest when staying at the Bubble. Even 5 days didn't seem like nearly enough time to enjoy all that this incredible hostel and city offers.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We went to Budapest in mid June 2011 and although we had some trouble finding it (lookout for that uber small sign opp the museum), we were glad we did- it's easily one of the best hostels in Europe as far as our stay was concerned. It's a small hostel and I think that's what gives it the edge- the staff hangs out with everyone who stays there and pretty much everyone knows everyone- its like being at home! Olga, the owner, was a fabulous host- it was almost like we were visiting her as friends- she came with us to all the bars we went to and really took care of us :) And, she's generally quite adorable! Sam, the manager, was also amazing.

The hostel itself is very clean and the beds are super comfy. There's also a small kitchen area, where you can make yourself small snacks (no full blown kitchen, but hey, go out there and explore Hungarian food!). The bathrooms are small but very clean. And the hostel is very close to the subway, so it's a train ride away from anywhere.
If I go to Budapest again, I'm definitely going straight there :)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derry, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Just joined tripadvisor, but stayed here a couple of years ago, and i still think its the bet hostel i've been too! Great welcome, Olga was brilliant and went out of her way to ensure we had an awesome time (even took us and everyone else in the hostel on a night out to all the good bars!) The next morning everyone in the hostel made breakfast and ate together, which was good craic. would recommend to any backpacker! Very safe, and close to amenities and metro. Only regret is that we only stayed one night

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

The lovely Budapest bubble is located right next to the city museum and only a block away from the main pedestrian zone and the little bohemian center. The oldest food market is 2minutes away from it as well.
Its close to the metro stop so its easy to reach from the Keleti train st.
The hostel is small and very cozy and staff make up for everything you might have in ind but don*t see hows that possible
Its a real hidden gem and i recommend it for laid back backpackers

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Sheffield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

From looking at previous reviews Olga is mentioned alot... well we didn't have any contact with Olga so maybe we were just unlucky in that respect...
Our stay was a bit different to the others mentioned, i found the one staff member that we dealt with enthusiastic but very confused and muddled with what he was doing and talked too much BS... was a bit hard getting away from his chatter about nonsense when we wanted to get out and do stuff... he wasn't telling us anything useful about the place.. we didn't get shown around the hostel, just straight up to our rooms.
Also the prices we were given on arrival were not what had been previously agreed (by another hostel who had no room for us) however we agreed a price but then on checking out when we wanted to pay it was like the guy was pulling numbers out of the air, he admitted that he didn't have a price list and didn't know what price the rooms should be (there are only a couple of rooms!!), he tried to charge us more than what was agreed and we got the impression the extra could possibly be for his own pocket!! We also discovered that others staying at the hostel in the same room were paying different prices... it was like everyone had been given a different price which i found strange so be careful!!
We didn't find it to be a very social hostel when we stayed either so again it must have been bad timing for us.
On our trip we stayed in 9 hostels in total in different countries and unfortunately this one was definitely my least favourite.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Brody Sandor u2, Budapest 1088, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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