Pal's Hostel & Apartments

Pal's Hostel & Apartments

Szent Istvan ter 3. Doorbell No. 15, Budapest 1051 Hungary
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4.5
#9 of 307 hostels in Budapest
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.6
Pal's Hostel Budapest - not a regular hostel indeed but a chain of apartments in the very centre of Budapest around St. Stephen's Basilica. If you fancy privacy and want to stay in a place that feels just like at home, come to Pal's Hostel and enjoy your own apartment in Budapest. We also offer private rooms with shared bathroom. All apartments/rooms are within 200 meters from the reception.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Room features
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian

Location

Szent Istvan ter 3. Doorbell No. 15, Budapest 1051 Hungary
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Ferihegy Airport
Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út
3 minBudapest Metro
Deák Ferenc tér
4 minBudapest Metro
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HafizQayib wrote a review Oct 2020
Baku, Azerbaijan26 contributions10 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
At Pal’s you will be literally in the heart of the action, just steps away from the St. Stephen’s Cathedral and a short walk away from Deak Ferenc ter which is a transport hub right in the centre of Budapest. You can’t ask for a more central location, yet it was peaceful and quiet, day and night.

It was cleaner than most 3-4 star hotels I stayed at. We were given an apartment with a private bathroom for the price of a private room with a shared bathroom – a great off-season deal! The place was very spacious, enough to fit five people. It was impeccably clean, had all requisite amenities and stoked with plates and cutlery, enough to fix a simple meal.

There was a small problem with the heating but after calling the reception they immediately sent a staff member to fix the thermostat, and the night passed warm and nice.

Disliked (relevant only for people with mobility limitations): To reach the apartment one has to first check-in at the reception (access through two automated doors, ascend 2nd floor with an elevator) and then walk around the corner and enter through another automated door and ascend 5th floor with an elevator.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose an apartment with private bathroom - in off-season, it comes at a price of a private room...
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Response from Pal Gulya, Owner at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Hey HafizQayib, Thank you so much for your kind review!! Yes our location is super central, I'm glad you enjoyed it :) We do try our best to maintain a high level of cleanliness in our rooms so it's nice to see you mentioned that! Thanks again for your review, and we appreciate all your feedback. Sorry about that slight problem with the thermostat too! Hopefully we will welcome you back to our hostel some time in the future! :)
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David wrote a review Jan 2020
Braintree, United Kingdom327 contributions165 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the best hostel I have stayed in so far the location is brilliant near all main attractions (with in walking distance to). There is some nice restaurants near to. Easy to get from airport or by train, bus ETC. The 4 bed mixed dorm room was fine and very clean. My only moan was the bed creaked lots, but other than that no problems. I would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from BudapestPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback! It's really flattering and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us this much :) Sorry about the bed creaking too much, we use wooden IKEA beds but we are trying to find a solution to the creaking for sure. Thank you again for being our guests and hope to see you next time as well!
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Andrea S wrote a review Jan 2024
Rome, Italy1,449 contribution501 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmospheric location overlooking St Stephen's Basilica, right in the city centre. Well connected, close to the metro but also within easy walking distance of the main tourist attractions.
The room is spacious and well maintained, equipped with a very practical kitchenette and it is really a pleasure to return to this place which is always warm even in the cold weather of the period we visited.
We will definitely be back and congratulations to the management; our stay was really enjoyable.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Budapest Pals, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Jan 17, 2024
Thank you very much! Very happy to hear that! More than welcome anytime :)
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Let Dean wrote a review Jan 2020
Bari, Italy1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not much to say but “Highly Recommended”. The location is just unbelievably nice. It was clean and the staff were so nice.

By far, in other countries that we’ve been, it is the best apartment that we had.

The penthouse that is overlooking the St. Stephen’s Basilica will leave you in awe. Just around the building are restaurants that you can choose to whether you want to try the traditional Hungarian cuisine or just to take a sip of your favorite Starbucks coffee..
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from BudapestPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you for taking your time to review us! Yes, we couldn't agree more that the penthouse is an especially nice apartment if not our nicest :))) It was a pleasure to host you, so don't hesitate to come back if you happen to visit Budapest again!
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Jonathan P wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my stay here, great location, beautiful view of the basilica. Close to everything. Very comfortable if you’re coming from the airport with the shuttle, saves money and time.
Because of COVID there was no reception services most of the day, and the common area was closed, which impacted the atmosphere a bit. In the photo the view from the balcony
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Budapest Pals, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Sep 9, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We would be happy to open the common area!
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isleofdan wrote a review Jul 2020
Bremen, Germany12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pal‘s is a super hostel with a creative, open minded atmosphere. Conversation in advance and during stay was a real pleasure and very helpful. The room we had was very spacious, perfectly clean, quiet and well equipped, even with fridge ... balcony with incredible view to the Bazilika. Pal’s is in the center and you can walk to basically all sights around Budapest. We will definitely come back- hopefully soon! Thanks a million to Pal‘s team!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Pal Gulya, Owner at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Hello! Thank you for the lovely review! I am pleased you had a nice experience with our staff and in our hostel. Thanks for mentioning the cleanliness and amenities of our rooms, it's great to hear you enjoyed these aspects as well as the room size and style - our balconies facing The Basilica are quite something aren't they :) We'd be more than happy to welcome you back again one day!
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Kate wrote a review Mar 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel/apartment was an amazing mix of ornate and modern. I loved my room! Spacious and comfy and the building itself was beautiful. I was sure I’d gone to the wrong place when I turned up! It really is an amazing location. You can walk Everywhere from this hostel. Literally. And the staff are the nicest I’ve met on my travels. So happy and friendly and go the extra lengths to help you with whatever you need. I cannot recommend this place enough! See you again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Pal Gulya, Owner at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Hello! It sounds like you had a lovey time staying with us, I'm very glad! :) Thank you so much for your kind review, it's great to hear you enjoyed so much about our hostel. We pride ourselves on the points you mentioned, as well as the friendly and welcoming atmosphere we offer :) Thanks again, and we'd be happy to welcome you back again one day!
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Kayla A wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just stayed here with friends while backpacking. We were contacted before we checked in which made the entire process very smooth. Extremely friendly people and we were shown to a huge apartment right next to the basilica. Very clean, safe with multiple locks and keys, high quality of everything. Would definitely stay here again! Great place and friendly people!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Pal Gulya, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Aug 14, 2022
Very happy to hear that! Thanks
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Wayne wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at Pal's hostel. I really enjoyed my stay, the room was good and very clean. I had a kitchen and fridge to cook my own food. The hostel is in a great location. It is very near to lots of bars, restaurants, and shops. I would stay again the next time I come to Budapest. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. Wayne.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Pal Gulya, Owner at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Hello Wayne! Thank you very much for writing us this review :) It's good to hear you were pleased with he amenities and found our hostel to be nice and clean as well as in a good location. It's even better to hear you'd choose to stay with us again! We'd be happy to welcome you back :)
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Natalie Aleksandra wrote a review Nov 2021
Tallinn, Estonia88 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really perfectly located hostel in the very center of the city. Great for a group of travelers. Affordable, nice and clean. Smooth and client-friendly check in and check out procedures. Not a luxury place, but we really enjoyed this place and experience!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Pal Gulya, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Responded Aug 14, 2022
Thank you! Yes, it is not a luxurious place.
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Answer from Pal
Budapest, Hungary2 contributions
Szia Chelsea! Szállásunk alkalmas családoknak, de a környéket nem nevezném csendesnek. Ez a belváros közepe, rengeteg étteremmel, bárral, turistával. Várunk Benneteket, Pál
khaibob asked a question Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland36 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi, would this accommodation suit 2adults traveling with a 10 month baby.
Answer from Budapest P
Hi, I think yes. You can have your own apartment for your privacy and safety. Thank you, Pal
Answer from BudapestPal
Budapest3 contributions
Hello Tina, Thank you very much for your question! My friend is correct, our reception is open daily from 8am-2am. If you arrive after 2am, that is absolutely no problem, as we will organise for someone to meet you and show you to your room :)
Answer from BudapestPal
Budapest3 contributions
Hi there, Thanks for contacting us! If you would like two separate beds, please book a standard 2 bed apartment! :)
carolinasalome wrote a tip Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just go somewhere else. They staff just lack basic manners or general intelligence. They don't know how to speak English"
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HafizQayib wrote a tip Oct 2020
Baku, Azerbaijan26 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose an apartment with private bathroom - in off-season, it comes at a price of a private room with shared bathroom"
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Venture798162 wrote a tip Dec 2019
Stuttgart, Germany3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the rooms overlooking the Basilica!"
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Yavaskesrhar wrote a tip Nov 2019
3 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Comfortable rooms and beds"
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kamalilahi wrote a tip Aug 2019
Lahore, Pakistan86 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our Apartment was quiet. Staff is honest. You can always ask details before booking one."
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PRICE RANGE
$65 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pal's Hostel
LOCATION
HungaryCentral HungaryBudapestBelváros-Lipótváros / District V / Inner City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Pal's Hostel & Apartments?
Nearby attractions include St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) (0.06 miles), AROOM Budapest (0.2 miles), and Locked Room Budapest (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pal's Hostel & Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What are some restaurants close to Pal's Hostel & Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hoppá Bistro, Tapassio, and 9BAR.
Does Pal's Hostel & Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Pal's Hostel & Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pal's Hostel & Apartments located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Budapest.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pal's Hostel & Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Pal's Hostel & Apartments?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fisherman's Bastion (0.9 miles), Shoes on the Danube Bank (0.5 miles), and Heroes' Square (1.6 miles).
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