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Grandio Party Hostel
Nagy Diofa Utca 8, Budapest, Hungary (Erzsébetváros)   |  
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Ranked #37 of 537 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“You MUST stay here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Friendly staff, GREAT for partying and a really chilled out vibe. It connects with two other party hostels in Budapest for the booze cruise and spa parties, overall amazing, highly recommend. Also located right in the centre in the quirky arty area

Room Tip: Any room, all flamboyantly decorated and just standard bunk beds which do the job!
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Regina, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

It's not for the faint hearted, that's for sure. I, in fact, almost fainted when I saw the 10 person room my friend and I were to stay in. Moldy dishes everywhere, couldn't even see the floor - it was burried under garbage and dirty clothes. It smelled of moldy oranges and dirty feet. The sheets and blankets on our beds were still wet from the wash.
It has the potential to be a great hostel... the staff are all very friendly (and drunk!), and have awesome tips on what to do and see in Budapest. The courtyard the Hostel is built around is really nice to hangout in in the summertime, and the fact that it has a bar is a bonus. You can relax and have a drink and smoke in the shade. One of the Hostel workers told me the building used to be a communist elementary school, so that's kind of cool. The location is amazing, couldn't ask for a better area to be in. And if you like to party, these people know how to have a good time! There's never a dull, or sober, moment! This is where the positives come to an end, because this Hostel is DIRTY. And when I saw dirty, I mean disgusting, filthy, gross, repulsive.... it's a mess. It clearly hasn't been cleaned since the first day the Hostel opened. Our mattresses had blood stains on them. When i used the bathroom, I had to hold my breath because the smell of stale urine and vomit made me sick to my stomach. Only 1 of the 4 showers was usable - 2 of them were plugged (with only god knows what) and the other had a mattress in it, that people took turns having sex on all night long. Speaking of sex, if you do NOT enjoy being woken up by people having a threesome 2 feet away from your head, do NOT stay here. We made it through 3 nights at the Grandio Party Hostel... on the 4th morning we woke up early, packed up our stuff, and got the hell out of there. Once we were checked into our new, CLEAN, accommodations, we each had a hot shower and scrubbed off any potential diseases we may have picked up at Grandio.
To sum it up...... I like to party, and I like to have a good time. But I also like to be clean, and sleep in a bug-free bed. If you are like me, DON'T STAY AT GRANDIO. You can find a much cleaner place to stay, and still have an amazing time :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed at Grandio for my Borthers Stag Do with 14 guys. Turned up to a cool open courtyard with a bar and was greeted by the Staff who couldnt have been more helpful or down to earth! The relaxed attutide of the staff and their want to help you out with anything you could possibly want to do made the weekend what it was. If you wnat to get messy, or just want an easy going place to stay, this is the place to go.

Beer biking i booked through the hostel which is a must on a sunny day.
We also went out with the Hostel to the Magic Spa Party on the Saturday night which was EPIC. Some memories of that place I will never forget.

Big thanks to Ellen and Devine for sorting the whole thing out.

Bring on my next trip to Budapest and Grandio!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you want to party, it is one of the most fun hostels I have ever stayed at. As soon as you check in the staff gets you beer. They are super friendly and helpful and want to have as much fun as you. There are party nights organised everyday - party boats, party buses, pub crawls, bath parties. Also, there is a huge courtyard and bar in the hostel. Great for meeting people and having some wild nights. Not good for quiet nights though.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

To start with Budapest is an amazing city with so many great things and sights to see but it has to be said that staying at the Grandio Party Hostel was what really made it memorable! The location is incredible, close to or a short tram ride away from everything you would want to do in Budapest, but we found days of doing nothing but chilling and sunbathing in the courtyard with the amazing guests and staff we met to be one of our favourite things to do! Don't set a leaving date cos the chances of you wanting to stay longer are pretty high, can't wait to go back again soon, would seriously recommend this place to anyone. The staff make you feel so at home, they organised some of the best nights out we've ever had, you'd be an idiot not to go to this hostel!
Becky and Billie (cackler)

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I'll start with the basics, great clean bunks, good toilets and decent showers. Beautiful Court yard with a great cheap bar, no reason to ever leave.

I arrived at grandio as a walk in planning to stay 2 nights, ended up staying for five and cannot wait to return. Literally minutes after walking through the door I was whisked off by the staff to a party in some of Budapest's famous baths. It's a great place to make friends and an awesome place to party. Every night the staff have a fresh event for you to enjoy, 5 of the best days of my life!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was so much fun and good vibes that I can't say anything else. The place is unbelievable and the stuff made us feel like home. Parties... The best! They took us to amazing places and had fun with us!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 > Erzsébetváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 537 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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