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Big Fish Budapest Hostel
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

to start with, when my bf and i arrived at 7am there was someone awaiting our arrival. the directions they gave to get there were awesome and we got there no worries. after a 12 hour bus ride the lady at the desk i think its szofie let us put our bags down in the common room and made us feel welcome to set up camp on the lounge until our room was ready for us :) thats just to start with
the rooms:
-very spacious
- lockers available
-reading lights and little shelf next to each bed
-enough powerpoints for everyones stuff
-beds so cool with doona covers that made you feel like you were a kid again :)
the kitchen:
-normal sized hotplates
-kettle
-microwave
sooooo many utensils and also free spices and glad wraps and foils etc
-2 tables with an abundance of chairs
-2 comfy couches
-bigg dice cusions
-bean bags

the bathrooms
-super clean, no mould, good pressure from taps (although just sometimes the temp of the water will fluctuate)

the reason i have put so much effort into this review though is that the staff were all soo friendly and welcoming and honestly made you feel so at home. also we had a package sent to the hostel that arrived half an hour after we'd left for prague, now it was medication that we needed super badly so they then went to the trouble of getting it express posted for us to prague so it would get to us before we left prague. they didnt even worry about the money it cost to post it, honestly all they cared about was us getting the stuff. AND FOR THIS WE WILL FOREVER BE THANKFUL FOR, there are not too many places out there that would do this and not expect to be paid back.
if your looking for a hostel with a homely vibe, maybe not so much partying with massive group vibe (thats not to say they dont take you to organised great pubcrawls) then please do not think twice about this place, it WILL NOT DISAPPOINT :)
xx

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Stacey B
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great central hostel one of the best I had stayed in Europe. The room was huge,clean, and safe. I have never been so sure to keep my belongings in a dorm. The get your tips for tours and sightseeing in Budapest if you like that. It's no breakfast include the prices but you have Spars supermarket just a few minutes from there. You got some of Budapest famous bars just a few blocks from there and they organize pub crawls.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Ebbeman
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

While traveling i started to appreciate places i stay in for some things like personality, friendly, clean, location, internet and price.
This hostel met all my needs and made my short stay in Budapest much more enjoyable.
Cleanliness:
It was clean no weird smells and other little things that all hostels have.
Comfort:
Is small and cozy, the design and staff are friendly and i enjoined their little decoration ideas.
Wifi:
Use for work and research, did not had any problems with speed,(it's free) and they have to computers ready to be used.
Location:
Second ring, on erzebet korut, dontown is compact. and even first day is easy to find your way.
Price:
Definitely kept me on the budget, payed 14 euro and 18 euro for a night.

Place can be booked in high season so be sure to get the reservation.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank afinanika
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is very nice hostel, very welcoming and warm experience! The reception staff was truly helpful with all tips, friendly and smiley ;) The location of the hostel is perfect! Hostel is small but the atmosphere is very easy going and relaxed. Rooms are cozy and nice decorated, pretty spacious. Bathroom clean, kitchen very good and in hostel is also common area where you can meet other backpackers. I recommend Big Fish hostel to all travelers and i will go back to this hostel if i go to Budapest!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank AdrianoSerro
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Great central hostel, stayed in a 10 bed dorm for a good price. Hostel was clean staff were really friendly and helpful. The hostel run pub crawl is one pub crawl I would recommend went to some really interesting bars and clubs instead or the standard stuff. Hostel has free kitchen and computers which are always helpful. Long story short cant recommend this place enough

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ralph W
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