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Ginkgo Hostel

Szep street no. 5, Budapest 1053 Hungary
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#133 of 1,173 Specialty lodging in Budapest
Staying at Ginkgo will open up hundreds of years of Hungarian history to you: it is housed in a historical art nouveau building that still bears bullet holes from the 1956 Revolution against Soviet occupation. The hostel is located in a flat that was privatized after the change of regimes. Historical marks surround you whether you are outside the building or in Gingko's unique courtyard. Ginkgo Hostel lies in the heart of downtown Budapest, near the Danube, on the Pest side of the city. In a few minutes you can reach historic sites and the most popular cafes, restaurants and pubs as well.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
299Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
116Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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Myrani wrote a review Dec 2016
Houston21 contributions21 helpful votes
This hostel is in a very good location. I have stayed here twice. The rooms are fine and the place is very clean. The kitchen is not much. One hot plate and a microwave. The staff is very nice, in that grumpy Hungarian way. You can store you bag here if you have a late train after check out. There are always interesting people staying here. Hungarian speaking Americans? Really? Monsanto chemist? Nest of spies to be sure.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
Aisling B wrote a review Sep 2016
10 contributions6 helpful votes
I stayed over Sziget week so I'm sure that was one of the contributing factors in why it was so quiet in this hostel. First night I had to sleep on a matress on the floor while there was a bed free as the person hadn't booked in just yet where I felt as I was there first I should have gotten the bed first. First come, first served and all that. The wifi was terrible. Other than that Dori was really lovely and Budapest is amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled solo
Philomena- A. K wrote a review Aug 2016
4 contributions
Wauzi and we felt really welc(h)ome! Best Hostel we could have chosen. Little bit of an alternative, free, hippie flatshare. Thank you so much! Only thing what was hard - the matress. But maybe now we have every bone and vortex where it's supposed to be! Love from Wauzi, Philomena and Salomon from Germany
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Date of stay: August 2016
BlerfLoes wrote a review May 2016
Eindhoven, The Netherlands15 contributions3 helpful votes
We like it to stay at Gingko. It has a nice and cosy atmosfere and it's clean. There were more people staying, but it still was very quit (although we slept next to the common room and sometimes we heard some people in the night, but they weren't too loud). The room was nice, although the bed/matras was very hard. Location is good to, very many walkable tourist spots. There isn't a real kitchen, but you can manage to cook some basic if needed. Staff is very friendly and helpfull. Overall: a really nice place to stay at!
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
Nemanja I wrote a review Apr 2016
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Feels like home. Been for 2 nights, and everything was great :) rooms are big and comfortable, and personel are soo nice. Downtown is very close, and I will definetly come back again :) Room are clean, toilets as well, and there is a lot of informations about Budapest :)
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled on business
HungaryCentral HungaryBudapestBelváros-Lipótváros / District V / Inner City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ginkgo Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Ginkgo Hostel?
Nearby attractions include GoodSpirit Bar (0.1 miles), Cultivini (0.2 miles), and Beer Brothers (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ginkgo Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Ginkgo Hostel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ginkgo Hostel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ginkgo Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lucky 7 Burgers & More, Byblos - Fine Lebanese and Levantine Cuisine, and Local Korner.
Does Ginkgo Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ginkgo Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ginkgo Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Budapest.
Are pets allowed at Ginkgo Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ginkgo Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Halászbástya (1.3 miles), Shoes on the Danube Bank (1.0 miles), and Heroes' Square (1.8 miles).