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Animation City Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Haris koz 2., Budapest 1052, Hungary (Belváros-Lipótváros)   |  
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Ranked #72 of 470 Specialty lodging in Budapest
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“I strongly recommend this hostel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012 via mobile

I must say that three of us did not expect nothing special from this hostel, but when we arrived, I was surprised. The girl Viktoria was very helpful and cheerful. The staff in general is at your service all the time. The kitchen was equipped with all that you need. The bathroom is shared but really clean and if it happens that someone forget something, there are hairdryer, baths, lotions, deodorants etc. We even asked if there are towels and we got them without any problem. I will also add that the location is very good, 10 meters from the famous Vatzi street.
Bottom line is that you get a totally nice hostel with everything you need, if you are looking for a solid place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

After making an error on my reservation the staff was very understanding and appeared extremely fast out of reception hours and they helped me to find a solution for my mistake. I stayed with my girlfriend in a big clean room.
The bathrooms are much better than the average of hostels, the kitchen is very tidy and the common room is a good space were you can have a rest after visiting all the city.
I would say that I followed all the recommendations from Viktoria (something that I don't usually do) and I was very pleased with the result.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We stayed at Animation City Hostel for 5 nights while visiting Budapest and stayed in one of the private double rooms. It is a new place, thus the lack of online reviews so far, but do not let that deter you. We enjoyed our stay and found the accommodations suitable to our needs (affordable, centrally located, clean, safe, including kitchen facilities).

Viktoria was very welcoming and helpful in explaining the amenities and city map.

The private rooms are small and quite sparse (i.e. only beds), however this is to be expected with a budget hostel.

The kitchen was clean and well stocked with pots/pans, plates, bowls, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils, 4-burner stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, and electric kettle. It also had a table with 4 chairs which made for a nice place to sit for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Our only complaint was that the hallway echos a bit, which means that we could hear other guests while inside of our room.

We would recommend Animation City Hostel to travelers looking for an affordable place to stay in the center of Budapest.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 Animation City Hostel

Address: Haris koz 2., Budapest 1052, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 470 Specialty lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Animation City Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Animation City Hostel is a brand new property int he historical center of Budapest. Located only a few steps away from the famous pedestrian street of Váci utca, the beautiful Danube bend, and the Synagogue, which is the biggest one in Europe. Our accomodation is a cozy, lovely and youthful hidden gem in the downtown. We provide 6 tastefully designed rooms, which are able to host a total of 10 people. Public computers and a fully equipped kitchen is available for our guests comfort. Tea and coffee making facilities are free of charge during the stay. To feel at home we ensure a small public area with flatscreen TV, and comfortable sofas to have rest after a busy day in the city! The staff is on hand at any time of a day 0-24 to help you with questions and advices. Ticket- and restaurant reservations are available on request, guided city tours can be arranged. Breakfast is available on-demand at Café Bali restaurant, only a minute from Animation City Hostel. (Pets are welcome – additional fee is possible.) Superb, professional dental services in the apartment building. Our hostel awaits all those looking for a happy, family-friendly, accommodation in the heart of Budapest with a well knowledge staff who is ready to give you all information about the life of the city. ... more   less 
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