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Retox Party Hostel

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#11 of 1,102 Specialty lodging in Budapest
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People who travel to Budapest don’t come for the clean streets, the peaceful nights, the immaculate and modern buildings...they go to Vienna for that. People who want to experience the grit, the underground, the alternative, the unseen, undiscovered, the hidden, they come to Budapest and somewhere behind an abandoned building with graffiti on the doors…… you’ll find Retox guests and staff. If you can’t work the name out - you probably shouldn’t come. If you can’t stand a morning view of a concrete jungle, stay at Grandio where there is a leafy jungle. If you want clinical clean-cut and pristine, this is not the place for you. But if you want to be part of a ‘new’ hostel scene where you walk into an overwhelming sense that stories from here are going to be passed onto your grand kids, (if you make it that long)… then join us at Retox. The name says it all, we like life, we don’t think too much about the future, but we live for the moment. We hit it hard and fast at night, and we wait a moment or two before considering the day. We do make it out sightseeing, but not to take photos and send postcards, but to admire views. We go to museums not to please our parents, but to be absorbed in culture. We party hard, not because it’s new and exciting, but because having fun is a much a better idea than not. We meet people not so we are not alone, but so that we are part of a community we never want to leave. Also, it’s an awesome place with heart stopping artwork, in the heart of the bar district (with three bars on our street alone) and a few minutes walk from some of the major sights and with public transport everywhere we look!). Please Note: Retox is a party hostel so there may be loud and drunk people as residents. If this is not ok, please contact us and we will find more suitable accommodation. Carpe Noctem Vitae is a calmer hostel. We also cannot accept booking from people over 40, but groups are welcomed!
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I was staying in the Vitae hostel which is the sister hostel of Retox. We came for the karaoke party and we were so excited as we love karaoke. Everyone around was so friendly and there was no one too drunk or messy. Yet, the lady helping the dj was completely insane. She would scream from the top of her lungs for people to get out of the stage (what’s the point of having a stage if people can’t come in???). She was really ruining the vibe with her angry face around for absolutely no reason. I understand if people are being messy but no one was and at some point there were like only 6 people in the room. The screaming never stopped. Then they stopped accepting requests for songs which is fair enough. There were 8 songs left and everyone was still excited and singing away. Some people were waiting to sing their song when they were all deleted from the q, leaving just 3 left. I thought well that’s fine, they want to close the place maybe? Nope. The DJ decided to sing some songs himself. So he deleted our songs and stayed there singing while the security lady watched him. When we asked for a microphone to join him they said no and when I politely asked her why they deleted our songs she screamed at me that the dj can do what he wants. Fair enough if he wants to have a go, but no need to delete our songs so he can sing about 10 songs alone...also, there were two microphones and he would ever give the second one because he wanted to use it himself to sing along to whoever was using the other microphone. They were both rude and almost ruined the night for us.
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Retox is mad real. Number one destination in Europe, get keen to party because this place will suck you in. You'll then either get swallowed by the warm, welcoming and vivacious staff, or get spat out back onto yourself, reeling from your momentously high quickie of a time. Shout out to mon, shes good at what she does.
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Had a blast, but all the people working there have seemed to be aussies living there for years. The place wasn't especially clean, even though they tried. Drinks were pricey and i sort of felt like it was forced fun, but for one night in Budapest certainly a good time
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Billed as a party hostel but they couldn’t deal with some quite rowdy men from Scotland. Took £250 deposit off us for the room which we never got back because 2 of the cheap beds that were already falling apart moved a bit. We had to fix one ourselves cause the top bunk randomly collapsed after about 4 hours. Then we got a talking down from some kid about 20 who thinks he too cool for school, get a grip mate. Actually most of the staff are like and use stupid word like “sick” constantly, get some new chat. They also just walk into your room and announced as they at whatever time whenever they want supposedly to clean the toilet - we counted 8 times in one day, and that was just when we were there. Take deposits off you for plastic cups every time you get a drink which you hardly ever get back, and the drink is really expensive - for example bought a round of rum and cokes which came to £65, but in the bar down the road cost about £9 for the exact same thing. Pure bump don’t go.
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We've stayed here before but couldn't resist going back. This is a great place to stay if you’re looking to see the city, meet new people or just have a good time with friends. We came for a stag do back in June and the staff were giving us suggestions for places to go, events to go to and even helped with arranging transportation. The bar area is perfect for either a relaxing time or a full night. I would recommend to anybody looking for a good time with some fantastic people.
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$13 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
HungaryCentral HungaryBudapestTerézváros
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