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Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is in an old building. Don't worry, it still has a lift. Centrally located too, most of the sites are walking distance from here. Lots of restaurants, money changers and convenience stores nearby too. Stayed for three nights at a double room at the apartment. Room is spacious and clean, with a sofa, clothes hanger and speaker. Bed...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Small hostel for relaxed days in Budapest. Few rooms available making it more like a big house with many guests than a loud hostel. Staff friendly and willing to serve your customised needs. Location great and not loud in the same time.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 13, 2016

The hostel is set in a beautiful location, central enough to access the city but with enough security and peace to get a great nights sleep. The staff there were extremely helpful and relaxed. The hostel had a really homely vibe, each bunk bed also featured curtains which is a great touch. The rooms also had sofas and hammocks and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 12, 2016

This place for me felt like a fifth storey apartment. It was very homely. There are only two or three rooms for guests to stay in. My room had a hammock, sofa, and balcony with an exquisite view of the city. There is a kitchen and fridge for everyone's use, a tour desk promoting lots of parties and activities and...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Such a cosy place, a beautiful apartment with a great location turned into a hostel. Great hangout areas and a fully equipped kitchen. The staff was a bit unclear and did not really provade great service at times but other then that we had a great time at this hostel and met great people.

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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was in a pretty cool building and had some hip/cool aspects to it but overall we were not happy with our stay all together. When we arrived (quite late) the woman working there gave us the option to pay in euros or in Hungarian currency but once we said we'll pay in euros she had pulled a face...

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lilaj84, Manager at The Groove, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, First of all thank you for your review. I would like to point out some things that may clarify your situation. That woman (girl) is one of our most beloved and experienced receptionists who has nothing but positive feedback from guests ever since she works here, so it's hard to imagine she was rude to you. You only...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 30, 2016

On an upper floor through a pass worded door, this meant we felt safe in otherwise pretty scary area! I'd recommend this to anyone travelling around Budapest, it was in a great location, friendly staff and a lovely room. The downside was the shared bathrooms weren't great, hence the 3/5 star review. It was often difficult to get in to...

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lilaj84, Manager at The Groove, responded to this review

Dear Riley, Thanks for your review, please let me note some things. First of all I don't know why do you think that our area is unsafe, Budapest is among the top safest capitals in Europe and the area where our hostel is situated is even one of the best ones in Budapest..I don't know if you had a bad...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Stayed in a group of 7 - was great! Hostel in a good location, staff very friendly and had a really nice community feel. Facilities were fine, would definitely recommend. We bought our tickets for the baths from the hostel too.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of 8 friends (not a bachelor party) and booked it specifically so we had the dorm to ourselves. Dorm was colorful, high ceilings, clean, spacious. Beware that there are 2 dorms, one is "exclusive", the other serves as hallway to the balcony and another dorm (basically making it a 14 bed dorm). The staff was...

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Reviewed January 8, 2016

I can definitely recommend this hostel ! Not big, cozy, so you really feel like at home. There is a common kitchen you can use to cook for yourself, they provide you with the towel, sheets and the lockable box for your stuff. The location is perfect, near to the subway and to the Parliament, so it won`t take you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you want to feel home away from home The Groove is your place. Small, independent hostel (32 beds total, 4 dorm rooms and 3 privates) with everything you need: orthopedic matrasses, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area to meet people and plenty of social activities (bicycle trips - bicycle rent on site, cooking, pub crawl etc) and the friendliest, local, multi-lingual staff who eager to help you with good tips about Budapest and everything you need for a nice stay in this beautiful city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Groove

Address: Szent Istvan koerut 16/II/14, Budapest 1137, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Price Range: $13 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Remember a padlock!”
 of 5 bubbles Riley1993, Jun 30, 2016 | Read review
“Mixed dorms, cheapest, does the job.”
 of 5 bubbles Y4019ADalih, Dec 17, 2015 | Read review
“Private rooms are a little more expensive, but offer a bit of privacy and space.”
 of 5 bubbles Stinz3, Oct 7, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a lower bunk bed, they have curtains to avoid sunlight :)”
 of 5 bubbles sonis, Sep 8, 2015 | Read review
“The private room is more than worth the upgrade.”
 of 5 bubbles danielnC1853ZX, Aug 31, 2015 | Read review
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