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Budapest Centrum Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Nador utca 26, 1st floor 3 door bell 11, Budapest 1051, Hungary   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #57 of 537 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“soo friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was the friendliest hostel that we have been to. Within 10minutes of arriving the owner had booked us a taxi to go out to one of the best bars in the area. It is a great opportunity to meet other travelers and get lots of advice about the city from alex. Everything is clean and in a good location (just by the parliament building). The only bad thing we found was that the walls are quite thin.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This is one of the best hostels we've stayed in. It's clean, comfortable and in a great location! However, it is by no means a hotel. After reading some of the reviews, that was sort of what I was expecting, but what we got was so much better- a real hostel experience. Alex, the owner, was always happy to help us. We got local insider knowledge on things to do, where to eat etc. We made some great friends from around the world. We all cooked dinner together one night then alex took us out and showed us local nightlife hotspots. We had a great time and when we return to Budapest this is where we will stay. If you want to stay somewhere where you can hide in your room all day everyday, this isn't for you. I would recommend this place if you want to see the real Budapest :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This hostel is situated in the best possible location, with metro station only 3 minutes away, and very close to city center. The service is excellent. Aleks is surly one of the most hospitable people in Budapest, making your stay very enjoyable. He is always happy to recommend any site you might want to take a look at and even show you around te city. I will surely be back, hopefully wery soon. :)

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Great location, clean, modern and fantastic value, this is the best hostel experience I have had. Extra points go to Alex the owner who was extremely helpful and friendly and all of his recommendations of places to go and things to do never failed to disappoint!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ostrava, Moravskoslezsky Kraj, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Definitely the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Cozy place, great location, VERY friendly and helpful owner Alex (who cooked us local food, took us to very nice bar), low price... We returned yesterday after 4 days and I already miss it. Don't hesitate to go there, Budapest is worth it!

Photos of hostel website are not actuall (but rooms look almost the same and they are really that clean!), but hostel is newly renovated, very clean (everyday comes cleaning lady) in beautiful old house in the very center of Budapest with a several fast foods around. Also just a 5 minutes walk from very nice bars and restaurants both with local or international cuisine.

Rooms were simple but cozy, showers very clean, always with hot water.

Living room with sofas is great if you like to meet new people or just sit down and relax for a while. A laptop was here and everybody could use it for free (internet access, music). In hostel you can find book guides to budapest, maps etc.

Breakfast was like at home - eat what u want, Alex every day bought fresh vegetable, bread etc. You can have honey, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea, milk, jam, nutella, cheese etc etc. Nobody had a problem to find what he really wants :)

Alex was helpful telling you what to see in Budapest, he was able to prepare entry tickets to spas in city (the same price as in spa cash). Really friendly guy!

I've stayed in several hostels all over Europe, but this was without a doubt the best of them!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wiesbaden, Deutschland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Don' get mind the outer facade or the stairway. The Budapest Centrum Hostel inside is very cozy, clean and comfortable. It's located in the city center in Pest. You can walk in 5 minutes to the parliament or to the St. Stephans basilika. To the known chain bridge and the shopping street Váci Utca you just need 10 minutes walk.
Alex, the host is a very calm and helpful guy. At our arrival he gave us a city map, hints what are the best points of interest and some insider tips. You can buy tickets, post cards and stamps at the hostel. Alex made breakfast for us and one evening we sat together and had some delicious hungarian dinner made by him.

If we ever will come back to Budapest the BC Hostel will be our home :)

P.S.: Thanks to Alex for the outstanding service.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Everything was perfect. You can walk to the Danube and the parliament in just 5 mins. The room and bed were clean and new. I stayed in an apartment for 2-4 persons. There were only me and my boyfriend in the apartment with private bathroom and kitchen. the only thing that needs to be improved is the direction to the hotel in their website which is not so clear. It said "follow the yellow arrow" which does not exist.

We also had a problem at check in. We arrived at 14.00 which is a normal check in time. We rang the bell but no one answered. We waited hopelessly in front of the locked door for 10 mins. A stranger guy came to help and used his own cell phone to call the hostel. The staff said he was waiting for us! :-(

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Budapest Centrum Hostel

Address: Nador utca 26, 1st floor 3 door bell 11, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 537 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budapest Centrum Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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