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“Not AS much of a party hostel as expected.” 4 of 5 stars
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Grandio Party Hostel
Nagy Diofa Utca 8, Budapest, Hungary (District VII / Jewish Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 556 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Not AS much of a party hostel as expected.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Visited with 3 other chaps. Had a great time on the nights out (although you don't really get a taste of a Budapest night out, they just take you out with the people from their affiliated hostels), plenty of cheap bars though and places to get pretty hammered. The staff are all pretty keen on getting you enjoying yourselves to be honest, although the other reviewers are right, they also do enjoy just getting hammered most of the time (which we thought was just amusing). I expected the rooms to be worse than they were, but in fact they were very clean. Showers were good (pressure and heat). The bar (contrary to some reviewers, seriously don't know what happened for them) was open all the time, and was very cheap. I reckon in all honesty that this place probably does get more hardcore than it did when we visited. Their motto, as you learn when you arrive, in fact only really applied to the staff while we were they. Top marks to the canadian lad who sorted us out when we arrived, told us everything we needed to know about Budapest and where to eat etc, best baths to go to. He almost certainly made our trip a lot better than it would have otherwise been.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My favourite hostel from the ones we stayed in on our Eurotrip! get loads of sleep before you go as I highly doubt you will be able to get any sleep there!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

this is also a jungle bar and grill not only a hostel. we decided to go there in a hot summer day to drink some beer and this place really suprised me! It is a real jungle in the middle of the city, with great atmosphere and friendly young people. Prices are in the "middle sector", waitress was not very friendly, but there are some guys who circulate and collect the empty glasses and you can order from them as well and they were very kind! Hardly recommend for everybody who wants to chill, talk and drink in an excellent and extraordinary place!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashmore, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Had the best time at Grandio, its exactly the kind of accommodation i was looking for. The staff there are crazy but all super cool and will Garentee you have an awesome time. It is Defiantly not somewhere you go for a quite relaxing time however, so if thats your plan do not go here. but if you ready to party and your a social person this place is the place you want to be in Budapest!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is definitely a party hostel so steer clear if you want a full nights sleep and to have a quiet weekend away by yourself.

If you like sterile wombats-style hostels, this is not the place for you. If you want an awesome time and super-friendly, party atmosphere and loads of character in the building and amongst the guests and staff then Grandio is perfect!

I will be back for sure!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poznan, Poland
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I waited a while to write this review to kind of let the entire experience settle in my mind. I'll mention a few things that some travelers might want to be aware of - but these complaints aren't all of the things which are wrong with this hostel.
First off, this hostel, at it states in the name, is a party hostel, so please be aware of this. That being said, the staff (from what I experienced) were ALWAYS drinking and had no regard for their customers. They didn't seem to care much about comfort or cleanliness and they were always cursing and swearing at us - in other words, service is DEFINITELY lacking.
Breakfast was "free" but whenever I and the group I was with went inside to eat nearly all the food was already gone. Probably eaten by the staff and they had no interest in replacing what was gone.

The rooms were filthy and had bugs and spiders crawling everywhere. The bathrooms were filled with mold. The bar was never open but the garden area was a dump and I wouldn't have wanted to hang out there anyway. The noise is unbearable...don't expect to sleep here. They might try to scam you into going onto a "party" boat but DON'T DO IT. It is literally the worst. You're crammed onto this tiny little boat with a bunch of other drunks who throw champagne on you and puke over the side rails.

This place is absolutely horrible and you would be wise to stay away unless you like being treated terribly.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Stayed here while interrailing with 3 friends in July 2010. The best place we came across on our travels! Really cool atmosphere, great bar, great people. Could not recommend highly enough. I have friends who stayed here very recently and they seemed to have just as great a time as we did!

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

Address: Nagy Diofa Utca 8, Budapest, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , Erzsébetváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 556 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You can sleep when you're dead so DON'T expect to get any here. Grandio, one of the only true party places on this earth that welcomes alcoholics, lost souls and arty people with talent but no direction and audiences, the living breathing creature that is constantly evolving, the place with a crazy cult following. On site bar, or beer sold by our staff, or the beer vending machine, or strawpedoes for breakfast.....these are all ways in which we fuel our thirsty and party hard guests (and staff). When the bar is shut, we move to the late room, the den of noise and naughtiness, with a sex bed and hammock depending on how adventurous you are. Every night our staff take you out on different activities in the city. These range from Backpackers fancy dress parties, to pub crawls, to live music nights, to karaoke nights, which take you to our personal favourite (plus some of the cheapest) bars in the city. If you feel like doing something a little different, never fear, as our staff have their finger on the pulse of the city's nightlife and are able to recommend differently nightly activities depending on your tastes. We have a live music venue in the basement, which has different acts on every night providing for all different tastes in music. Every Sunday they let us use it to showcase the talent we play host to with our own open-mic night in which we use our own instruments which include a plethora of guitars, drum kit, piano, violin, piano accordions, plus more as well as our very own sound technician! The staff have all been hand picked, which might seem a bit wild when they are walking around dressed up in dressing gowns with a beer in one hand, but this is the Grandio uniform, wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, or we got from the euro store that day. If you think you can challenge us, we'll probably rise to it, if not, we'll respect you for trying! The place itself is as wild as our staff and guests, decorated by street artists from around the world it houses a games room with table football and ping pong, the bar, a secret restaurant, which we could tell you about, but we'd have to kill you, a mix of rooms, some en-suite, with varying numbers of beds, and if you're lucky, a loo with a view. If you're not too hung over during the day we can organise daytime activities for you. The staff at Grandio are able to organise tours of the city plus other daytime activities such as paint balling or laser-tag. So the arty amongst you might appreciate the fact that all of our rooms, the outside and insides of everything are decorated by the best street artists of Budapest, and have been added to by global artists who liked what they saw and wanted to add to it. We have a band, called The Grandio Journals, which changes members every week when we practice in the open mic night, and we welcome all talent to perform here. As well as that, we are in a great location, especially if you like drinking as we are in the heart of the bar district, the only rules we have are about respect to our guests and neighbours, and other than that we want you to have a wild time, because we will be first! Please note, like the name says, this IS a party hostel, we go out every night, some people drink in the day time, there is a bar, sometimes sex, and a lot of fun. If you don't like these things, please try a calmer hostel, like Carpe Noctem Vitae. Please note: Regrettably, due to previous experience, we can no longer accept bookings for people over 40. If you have booked and are outside this age, please contact us and we will help find you alternative accommodation. ... more   less 
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