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Instant Groove! Party Hostel
Nagymezo u. 38., Budapest 1065, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #36 of 508 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
London, UK
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“Instant! gratification”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights before heading on to Exit Festival in Serbia. Other guests were friendly, party people, there was a really great atmosphere from the moment we arrived, helpful and friendly staff, surrounded and resting on top of bars and clubs, this is the place to go! The rooms were clean, I liked the chillout reception area and balcony and the staff of Georgia the night shift girl who was really great to chat to and just so nice and the friendly guy at reception who greeted us was playing some great tunes during the day and was great at recommending places and giving directions to us.

There's a total of a think 5 dorms, all clean and nice, a kitchen with cooking facilities, a fridge, and some nice communal areas including a balcony for having a beer and sitting out in the sun meeting your fellow travellers. Staying here also entitles you to free entry to the club below which had some great breaks music playing down in the basement! Overall so pleased. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

I have to be honest, I never actually stayed the night there as I decided to surrender the money I had paid as I didn't want to sleep there at all. The staff were very helpful and did their best but on the day I arrived the place looked fairly unclean. Rooms were not ready and need a bit of an update-look tired and old. Kitchens and bathrooms looked messy and dirty as did the reception area. In fairness I think it was more reflective of the people staying there than the hostel itself but either way it all needs a good clean and the bedrooms need to be updated and modernized. I've stayed in much better places for less money.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Instant Groove--nomen est omen
you enter and you feel instant the groove!!!
Super friendly staff, perfect located, they even cook for me (thank god, my skills suck hehehe)
everything is clean, great and cozy!!!
it is THE place to stay in Budapest
thx for the great time and everything else!!!

  • Stayed June 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Awesome hostel meets bar meets club.
There are two Groove hostels. The one we were in sits on top of a pretty awesome bar. On top of that bar, there is a club. Finished partying? Walk up one set of stairs and you're in the hostel. The hostel has a gate with a code so only hostelmembers can get in to keep unwanted out.
The Hostel is pretty much next the center of Budapest so it would only take about 15 minutes to walk to the center

The hostel staff is really friendly and fun. They all speak English enough to have a normal conversation with them. We made friends with one of the staff and on the day we hired a Trabant (Eastern European car) she was kind enough to show us around and take us to the undiscovered parts of Budapest. They have a common room with music playing and a TV (we were there during the Olympics, everyone representing their country:), a board on which they write down what parties are that week and folders to pick activities from.

We enjoyed our time there very much and I thoroughly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Amazing staff, really laid back, pretty nice club downstairs, very good location, was easy to meet new people, impressively clean... I mean, what more could you ask for? And it was really cheap too! There is a kitchen so you can buy your own food and drinks, to save up some money. But really the best thing about this hostel is the staff, they're just so helpful and kind.. I highly recommend it!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 January 13, 2013

We booked In for 3 nights but ended up staying for a week, it was the best hostel of our euro trip so far and we found it hard to say goodbye. The hostel has such a laid back, social vibe we met some fantastic people and the staff are amazing! Definitely not the place to stay if you want to sleep early, there is a club below and the music is loud until 6am. If you want to party then this is the place to be! Always warm and cozy in the rooms and great facilities, beds so comfortable and they don't squeak. Only one downside is no wifi in the rooms, but of course you can use it in the reception area so no problem at all.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The best 'real hostel' vibe. The amazing staff and great people combine to make the best family.
It is located above a club that is usually pumping, so theres always something to come back to after a night out, or go there for the night! A central location to everything. If you want to party, go to Instant!

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  • Stayed November 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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Additional Information about Instant Groove! Party Hostel

Address: Nagymezo u. 38., Budapest 1065, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 508 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Instant, created by transforming two full former residential buildings into the biggest and most popular of the street's clubs is a favorite hangout of many locals and tourists. This uniquely decorated ruin pub features several bars, rooms and dance floors with live concerts, all night long reggae, dubstep, breakbeat, electro or techno parties. In a quiet part on the 2nd floor of this complex is Instant Groove! party hostel. ... more   less 
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