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“Cheap modern rooms with a great location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Artist Residence
Rakoczi ter 6, Budapest 1074, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #44 of 154 Budapest B&B and Inns
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“Cheap modern rooms with a great location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Artist Residence is in a good location just outside of the main tourist area of Budapest. It takes about a 15 minute walk to get to St Stephen's Basilica. The apartment is situated on a square just off a main busy road and the environment, therefore, felt safe.

The bedroom was impressive and we had lovely views over the city. The mattress was thin but reasonably comfortable. The room itself was very clean but the toilet and shower facilities were slightly less so (but by no stretch of the imagination filthy!)

The kitchen is small and isn't the most well equipped- no bottle opener- but the hob works well. Wifi in the apartment was good and there was even a computer for guests to use.

Getting the codes for the apartment was easy (text conversation) and we arranged with the owners for someone to let us in.

For the price ( just over £10 per night per person) this is an excellent place to stay and we would recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed in a twin room with a beautiful view over looking Budapest. The lady that welcomed us was very helpful and helped us book a taxi. Our room, kitchen and shared bathroom facilities were all very clean. Good location, although it is just outside the city centre so we were cautious at night, but we were fine! We wanted to stay longer and we would love to go back. We highly recommend Artist Residence.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 June 3, 2013

Very small, but cozy, cheap and clean hostel. Very friendly staff and quit good location!) But, yes you should know 2 codes before you can get third one to live here))) Forgot to say about beautiful view from the windows)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Cheap and clean hostel. But to get into your room you have to know 3 codes - code from the building, code from the floor door and code from the room. On arriving we didn't know the first two codes. And it was funny, that they were sent to me by email AFTER our arrival (same day, but late at night). Rooms are very small, but rooms, kitchen and bathrooms are clean.
Location seems to be criminal. A friend of mine was attacked by a local gang (they wanted money) just near to the hostel. Fortunately, a police car was passing by.
There's a very good cheap cafe on the same square - cafe Csiga.
We wanted to rent bicycles, but there were only two of them, and one happened to be broken.

You have to pay cash in the hostel. They accept euros. If you pay in forints, the rate is not good compared to the market. (When we were there, the hostel rate was 1 euro - 300 forints, while in the city the rate was 1 euro - 230-275 forints.) So it's better to pay in euros.

So, the hostel is good for its price. But if you are not short of money you can find something better.

Room Tip: "City view" means really narrow window looking out at the square. Nothing exciting.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have stayed there in high-season. It was on holidays 2012 and we payed about 10e per person for one night. I think it was a good price. We didn't expecting so much. So I can show some advantages and disadvantages:

Firstly, we get our code to door by sms. It was very comfortable becouse just after landing in Budapest we could go inside. Secondly there was kichen and dining room open to use. We could bring some meal and prepare it by ourselves. Thirdly there was wi-fi access, for everyone, for free, no limits.
As far as disadvantages are concerned it is quite far from city centre. About 1,5 km and by foot it is about 40 minutes of walk. We also get room without any windows so it was little bit stuffy and it could be problem for some people.

But if you have a good deal it is a good choice in my opinion

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The location is not so much centre but it is just by the tram stop and within 10 min walk to the nearest metro station (Blaha). The appartements are on the 5th floor but there is an elevator so don't worry about your luggage. We didn't meet the owner and the payment was done to the cleaner lady he sent. We advice to write the number of the owner and the key numbers before getting to the residence since there is no reception. We had the room with balcony with a nice view on the city.

Room Tip: pick the room with the balcony if it is available
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This hotel proved to be the best choice for us. Although it may be a little far away from the city center,it`s just a 5-minute-walk away from the Blaha Lujza ter metro station.Our room was kind of small,but very clean.The staff was very friendly and helpful.They also have space where you can leave your luggage even after check-out.Definately good value for money.We highly recommend it,especially to young couples.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rakoczi ter 6, Budapest 1074, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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Ranked #44 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Budapest
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