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“Excellent Experience”
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Goat Hostel
Ranked #155 of 644 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed January 6, 2011

After two weeks of traveling from Switzerland to Budapest, this place felt like home. It's clean, uncrowded, and has a homey, relaxed atmosphere that can't be beat. Steve is the funniest and most-helpful staff person I've ever met, and he and Gabriel always had great recommendations on places to go and things to do while we were in the City. When we arrived on New Year's Eve, Steve wasted no time in handing us a bottle of champagne for the road and a map of places to go party. We were always served breakfast and fresh coffee in the little kitchen area, and when it came time to catch our too-early flight back home he booked us a taxi that didn't rip us off.

The rooms are spacious and tidy, and there's no need to bring linens or towels. Lots of wall outlets and surge protectors in every room, and there's laundry available onsite for 4 Euro. The common room has huge comfy couches and an extensive movie collection that you can watch on a projector, and working computers with free internet access and the strongest WiFi signal I've encountered in a hostel. If you forget your toiletries, there's a grocery store around the corner and a 24 hour convenience store across the street, and ATMs, a drugstore, and a subway stop on the next block. Also within walking distance is the Liberty Bridge to the Buda side, bookstores, cafes, and a plethora of awesome eateries with reasonably priced meals and bars.

Our stay in Budapest wouldn't have been as good without this place. My only regret is that I didn't leave a note to tack to their wall of letters from past guests. We will definitely be back, however, so we'll have another chance!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed November 26, 2010

This hostel is located in an appartment in an old building. But the standard of the hostel was good. The staff gave us great service. They even made us coffee whitout us requesting. The rooms was spacy and clean. Nice livingroom whit possibility to watch movie or chech the web. The breakfast was okey, but nothing you can go long on. Also very close to the metro which make it easy to find.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

Nice staff and good location near metro and tram lines. Road noise and wooden floor can be disturbing when try to sleep. I made my bookin using Hostelworld and now I tried make a review with some negative comments but I couldnt do it 'cause my bookin was canceled.. I think points should be 87 thsn 100 and all the bad comments are deleted..but not a bad hostel but not 100 points

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Konstanz, Germany
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

What a find, a great friendly, well priced hostel in central Budapest. Very close to resturants and town. The staff were fantastic (with café lattes thrown in for free).
The building is old but cared, the room was clean and tidy (bathrooms too, didn't see the dorm rooms so I can't comment there). There's a kitchen corner and a lounge.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

I was there in July 2010

loved everything about it!

It's an older building so it's got alot of character but what really makes the place special is the staff, had the best expierence mainly do to how much effort the staff put in to make sure you enjoy yourself steve in particular the guy Noticed I had a punk shirt on so the next day gave me info on all local gigs! If you want a people expierence the goat hostel is the only place to go.
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  • Stayed October 2009
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Münster
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Reviewed May 2, 2010

We were staying in the Goat Hostel for one night in April, and it very much felt like home! The hostel is conveniently located close to metro and tram station Kálvin tér. Into the centre of Pest it is also an easy walk. When we arrived we were greeted by one of the staff guys who gave us a lot of valuable information and hints where to go, showed us things on the map etc. We were also a given a short guide in German! The rooms were all very clean and nicely done. One of the other rooms was just freshly painted during our stay. With duvets, sheets, towels given, this hostel is close to hotel standards! There is a nice common room with TV and free internet PCs which much more looks like a living room in a shared flat than like a hotel lounge. Staff put up breakfast earlier for us than usually (we had to leave rather early for our train). Having been used to instant coffee in most of the places, it was a pleasure to get freshly brewed caffé-latte here!
To sum it up, good location, good rooms, great service - definitely a place I can recommend!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

This hostel is a very good one. Totally relaxed and quite communal, it almost feels like you are staying in a share hous with the owners. The size is small and the facilities good. Free internet and DVD's (for recovering from palinka). Near the river and easy to find, cheap as well. Highly suggest it

Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: Goat Hostel
Address: Vamhaz koerut 15 | 1st Floor 8, Budapest 1093, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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Ranked #155 of 644 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Number of rooms: 25
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