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Red Bus Hostel
Semmelweis utca 14., Budapest, Hungary (District V / Inner City)   |  
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Ranked #199 of 559 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Nice hostel. Helpful staff. Good location. Bathroom situation could be better. Had to go through reception and kitchen each time we wanted a shower. Enjoyed my stay nonetheless.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nablus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

The hostel has good location near some nice places in Budapest...and the hostel is so clean with very nice staff and hospitality...i would choose that place agqin when i go to Budapest

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

We had a private room for 3 nights. Central location at the heart of it all. Great staff, free internet, basic breakfast. We had a private room but unfortunately it was near the entrance so it got quite noisy. Our room was very clean but my sister saw one lone cockroach hanging out in the shower (showers: one per gender and one separate toilet per as well).

Basic hostel with laundry facilities, book swap. The shower is something else, the flow runs at 15 second intervals so it's better if you just keep one hand on the button. Could they not have set it to 45sec-1 minute intervals? - you can barely lather before your cut off.

The staff were helpful and friendly and it was easy to reserve a room from the website. Though on the site discourage people who want to party, but it was noisy while we were there - group of guys partying. We wound up changing locations the when we were back in Budapest a second time around. The staff were fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

Simple hostel, good kitchen, toilets a bit uncomfortable. Service great! location and Price the best!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

I found it difficult to find a reasonablely priced place to stay in Budapest that would be quiet and near the center. I finally went with Red Bus and I stayed there for four nights. The staff knows English. It is located near the old Jewish area. It is on a street that has little traffic. I had a single small room with the shared bathroom right outside of it. No security box in the room but you could use the hostal's safe, but I did not. The bed was small and the room is shoe horn small....two small beds back to back took up most of the room. There is a public kitchen area and the instant coffee and bread and jam and cereal is for free.....nothing to write home about....like prison food. But you can go to the neighborhood small market a block away and get orange juice etc and keep it in their refrigerator. The place was very quiet at night. I do not remember any A.C. or fan, but it was not needed. The location is good. The price as I recall was in the high $50 to low $60 range. I consider it a good value for this city....this was just before the market crash and the Hungary currency the Foint lost some of its value versus the dollar. They were still not on the Euro.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aussie in Italia
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58 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

This was a very strange hostel. The reviews posted around the place seemed to be divided 50/50 love/hate this place. I felt the same. One the one hand it was in a good location, (curfew so be warned) and some staff were very helpful, (when i arrived the guy working did my washing for me and it was folded on my bed the next day), but then the next staff member rostered on would be rude and aggressive. You sometimes felt like you were disturbing them. Rooms were ok, comfortable but nothing special. Overall, ok, maybe as a back up if nothing else available.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

We stayed at this hostel for a night and on first impressions it looked like it was in a real dodgy area but when you arrived the hostel was very nice, modern, clean and friendly.

Next door handily is an english bookstore where we bought a few novels to read.

The kitchen at the hostel is great and we saved a lot of money buying our food rather than eating out.

The rooms were nice and we had lockers to put our backpacks.

The hostel is conveniently located for the Basicilia which was nice also.

  • Liked — friendliness, great kitchen
  • Disliked — only one computer to access internet
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Semmelweis utca 14., Budapest, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
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Ranked #199 of 559 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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Number of rooms: 13
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