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“most friendly hostel ever”
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Home Made Hostel
Ranked #77 of 652 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Hampton
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“most friendly hostel ever”
Reviewed July 24, 2009

We loved the hostel . The staff were so helpful and friendly. The welcome was like staying at a friend's home. The quirky and clever decor is fascinating. the area it is located in was so handy for exploring this beautiful, clean and historical city. Really enjoyable stay. I would NEVER swap that experience for a faceless hotel. Thankyou to all the staff!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2009

This is an awesome hostel, great environment and very friendly staff. Jimmy was such a pleasure to chat with while relaxing after a big day of sight seeing. He was a great help with sights, directions and info on local cuisine...I would definately recommend this hostel as a funky, chilled out place to stay. The four bed room is just fantastic with comfy beds and a quirky design. Certainly felt more like a home then a hostel. Would not stay anywhere else in budapest...cheers to Home Made Hostel

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
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Leeds, UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2009

I got back yesterday from Budapest and had an amazing time. Home-Made Hostel is a great place to stay. It has a central location and is in walking distance from a lot of the main attractions in Budapest. Trams stop right outside the hostel and it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the train station. There are plenty of places to eat and drink on the same street and a small supermarket across the road. The hostel itself was clean, warm, comfortable, welcoming and homely. The staff were very helpful and spoke excellent English. They have lots of info on Budapest and you can book tours etc through them. The hostel supplies large lockers, so your stuff is safe, and although you have to vacate your bed by 11 am on the day you leave there is no checkout time so if you don't leave Budapest until later you can still use the hostel and its facilities. The hostel offers free tea and coffee, free use of a computer and wifi, books, games, music and staff are on duty 24 hours a day. A great city and a great place to stay!

  • Liked — Its location, its friendly atmosphere and its helpful and friendly staff.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
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Thank CallyW
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
412 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2009

Home Made Hostel is hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed in. If you want to save money and stay in a hostel, this is the way to do it. I wish there were more hostels like this and I would stay in hostels even more.

The location was central and felt very safe at the same time. I felt safer leaving my stuff here than at a low rated hotel room.

The staff was extremely friendly, they helped anyway they could. One morning I was practically followed out the door, because the guy (sorry I forget his name) wanted to make sure I was going to see the best stuff and wanted to tell me how to get there the best way. (And don't let that make them sound pushy, it wasn't like that, I am just trying to illustrate how helpful they were. They wanted you to enjoy your stay in Budapest - not just their hostel).

The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were clean, and the lockers were a good size.

Socially, there was a small common room that allowed you to just relax with fellow travelers at the end of the day and read or use the free computer. It was the right balance of quiet and social. If you wanted to go out, you could find people to do so. But while the hostel is open 24hours, it is quiet and easy to sleep in.

I highly recommend to anyone looking for a hostel in Budapest, even for someone considering a low star hotel, I bet you would be happier with this place.

  • Liked — Friendly Staff, Comfortable, Location
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
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Thank Adam R
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2008

There are a number of good hostels in Budapest, and HOME MADE HOSTEL is one of them.

The hostel is located near the Oktogon metro stop, and only a five minute walk from the Nyugati train station (one of three train stations in Budapest!). Many of the city's most popular monuments are only 10-15 minutes walk away, including one of the largest Hungarian baths. If you don't like walking, the underground metro station is almost outside the front door.

The hostel itself occupies a large area in a rambling, old apartment building. When you arrive at the front entrance to the building, you might be shocked.....it is not your typical hostel building, but it is VERY normal for Budapest.

The staff at Home Made are some of the best I have encountered while staying at hostels worldwide. They went out of their way to provide helpful travel advice, reccommendations, maps, reading material etc. Excellent.

The hostel has four rooms with about 20 beds in total. The dorm rooms are named the Brown, Green and Yellow rooms. I stayed in the six-bed Green Room, which had its own seprate entrance (which was important to me). The room was HUGE and the beds were all single beds (ie. no bunk beds) arranged over two levels. From memory, each bed has its own bedside lamp and table, there was a couch in the room, large windows. Very nice and comfortable.

Bathrooms and showers are shared, and they were clean and well-maintained. The shared kitchen is functional, though not overly huge. There is a computer with free internet too. The only thing missing, really, is a communal area for people to hang out and meet and chat.

This hostel is not a "party central" place, being located in a residential apartment building. But it is a really good choice if you´re visiting marvellous Budapest.

  • Liked — Location, staff, large dorm rooms
  • Disliked — Smallish common area and kitchen
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
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5 Thank The_Made_Guy
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Property: Home Made Hostel
Address: Terez koerut 22 | 6th district, Budapest 1066, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Terézváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 652 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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