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“Adequate hostel for what we paid” 3 of 5 stars
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Red Bus Hostel
Semmelweis utca 14., Budapest, Hungary (Belváros-Lipótváros)   |  
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Ranked #177 of 509 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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“Adequate hostel for what we paid”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We booked a triple room for 3 nights in the hostel. The room was a good size, clean, basic breakfast was included. The bathrooms were the downside - not great facilities, not enough of them, often had to wait for a shower. OK overall.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

I had booked a 5 bed dorm. The room was spacious. They're aren't enough women's showers and bathrooms available. The staff did try to accommodate that, by letting us use the men's shower if no one was in there. I think the place should have more bathroom facilities. It was located in a quiet street and very close to all the main sites. Easily accessible to the metro lines. The staff was very friendly and tried to do what they could to make sure you were comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011 via mobile

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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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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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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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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Address: Semmelweis utca 14., Budapest, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Belváros-Lipótváros
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Ranked #177 of 509 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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Number of rooms: 13
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