Stayed for one night at this establishment after booking it on hostelbookers.com. In brief, the place is a humble budget guesthouse and if you are willing to go along with that then it's fine because it serves the purpose.
It delivered on the main necessities namely in providing a safe roof and since I was only there for one night this wa snot such an issue. However, I'm not sure I would stay there again. The owner is helpful but has a family to tend to and is frequently absent on private errands. For example, when I arrived it was a grey day and there was chill wind blowing. The taxi dropped me off at the main door and despite ringing the bell twice or thrice I could not get in. The hostel is connected to a restaurant and the cook came to open the door and could not understand a word of english but thankfully still seemed to understand what I was trying to tell him. He called the owner (who speaks English) and the owner showed up 15minutes later apologising for being out on an errand. That was the worst aspect so if you are thinking of going there I suggest getting a contact number to call the owner in case of there is no one to open the main door.
Otherwise, the owner is actually a helpful and warm person and if it wasn't for the lack of a stable reception arrangement I would certainly be more positive about this place.
The bedroom was plain and clean. The mattress was hard and the pillows limp and nearly flat. I'd say it would be difficult to sleep on it for more than one or two nights really. I was lucky to have an ensuite bathroom (all the other rooms share a communal bathroom) but the ensuite was really tight and narrow with a shower, sink and toilet in an area around 2mt x 0.75mt. The shared bathroom is definitely better as it was bigger and so more comfortable to use.
One final thing: the rooms all look on to an internal courtyard and there is noise coming from the kitchen on the ground level and the apartments on the upper level (which seemed to be used by the owner's family). So if you are a light sleeper this may cause an issue.
Re location, there's a metro stop a few metres away from the hotel (Batthyhany) and it's easy to get to the city centre (Deak Ferenc). A one-way ticket is around HUF 320. There's also a small supermarket round the block and I found the best exchange rate at the kiosk on the first floor (the aged female attendant is however a real sour puss).
In general, prices in tourist areas will be much higher so keep an eye out as your budget may finish before you are even half way through your vacation. The best idea is to get supplies from supermarkets or open air food markets.
If you want to go shopping please watch out for tourist traps like Vaci Utca (Vaci Street). Most souvenir shops are terrifically overpriced and they can be a right rip off if you're not careful. I suggest you have a good look around and compare prices before buying. There are open air markets for food and clothing in the centre where you can buy cheaper.
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