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“Not the best but not the worst.” 3 of 5 stars
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Oleander Hostel
Szep u. 5 | Doorbell 14, Budapest 1053, Hungary (District V / Inner City)   |  
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Ranked #275 of 557 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
2 reviews
“Not the best but not the worst.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Location was great but actual hostel was not great. Helpful staff but only having one one Bath room for 30 guests is not good enough. Overall it wasn't bad but for only slightly more money, you could get far better in Budapest.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Recently stayed in the private triple room with shared bathroom for 2 nights. Not the cleanest hostel I've stayed in, but the building is old and may not be due to the fault of staff. A good central location and adequate facilities. Staff were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I recently visited Budapest and stayed in this hostel and had a wonderful time. The staff there were very welcoming and recommended some cool places to visit. The place is clean and cosy. It is pretty small, but in such a great location!

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I highly recommend this hostel. The staff, was friendly, charming and very kind. I also liked the location This hostel is located just 2 metro stops from the train station. What is more, just nearby, you can take the hop-on-hop-off bus and if you just walk straigh a little bit, there is a white bridge and just next to it you can take a cruise. Good wifi connection and the cleanliness and cozyness of this place is remarkable. I had caught a cold because previous hostels did not have a good heating system. But here, I had no problem and the room was warm enough. Price is really low, but I think even if the price was higher, I would even choose this hostel. I miss this hostel and the staff very very much.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Canakkale, Turkey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have been to many different hostels in my life and I have to admit this is the hostel where I had the most fun! Though the cleanliness could be better, it is not entirely the staff's fault if things are dirty, it is hard to keep things clean when so many people are around. The staff made me feel like home from the first minute, on top of giving a map with all the sights marked for me, they explained me what was worth visiting and they helped me with all my questions. I especially liked that the hostel was not too big, this way it felt really cozy and it was easy to meet and get in touch with people. I definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Innsbruck, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Some of the people care a lot about cleaning and stuff, if u r one of those persons I suggest do not pick this hostel. If u are an easy going person and dont care too much about that, this might just be the place for you. With a great staff (especially Anna so funny and cute) they will suggest u a bunch of great places on where to go and what to do. Extremely cheap is a heck of an option to sleep in the city center.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Stayed for a few nights in August during Sziget Festival, The staff were extremely friendly on check in, helpful and always happy to help and talk to. At night the hostel is unattended and we had people knocking at the door asking for beds, not great if your a light sleeper and one of you has to go answer! The hostel is in a great location,situated next door to an internet cafe, and a few bars along a side street. Set in a typical old style building with a courtyard. Only around ten minutes walk to a very busy street with restaurants and bars etc. Very close to the chain bridge. The rooms are basic bunks, but very comfy. The bathroom was absolutely stinking everytime i used it, full of mud and dirt. But the rest of the hostel was fine, bedrooms were clean, kitchen was clean. Really nice lounge area to sit and meet other travellers. Would definately stay here again

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oleander Hostel

Address: Szep u. 5 | Doorbell 14, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #275 of 557 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What we can offer to our visitors? Homely atmosphere, affordable prices, free luggage storage, and comfortable beds, friendly and helpful staff.We provide free use of internet, free use of linen, free unlimited self-serving coffee and/or tea, cooking facilities, washing facilities, individual lockers and free maps. ... more   less 
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