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Boomerang Hostel and Apartments
Ranked #78 of 667 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Reviewed July 9, 2013

They have a young, nice staff, very helpful. Excellent location in the downtown. Refrigerator accessible, kitchen for the breakfast. The only small disadvantage was, they do no accept the cards? only cash, but you can pay in EUR with the mormal exch.rate. Generally, basic, but really enoguh for the short visit - good value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I've been at this property for 3 nights, I can consider it a great place super cheap and central.
As I have said the location is great, right next to an underground subway "Metro Arany Janos utca", and from there thanks to it you can get anywhere in the city and 10 minutes walk away from the parliament.
The hostel is located on the third floor of a modest building, the staff was very courteous for both check-in and check-out.
I slept in a shared room with 4 beds, very large and double deck beds were very comfortable.
This hostel has a very large living room with a balcony overlooking the main street, the kitchen has is functional and has all the right tools.
There are also a couple of computers with free internet access.
In the context I have been good here, a clean environment, young people and above all a strategic point from which to visit the city at best.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

we stayed here for 3 nights in mid-april. we arrived at 6 am to budapest coming from Prague and the staff of the hostel were waiting for us pretty early. they took us to the apartment which is a few minutes away from the hostel (very close to the river). the apartment was very well equipped, clean and very safe. we loved the fact that a washing machine was in the bathroom (pretty luxurious). The apartment had two comfortable double size futon beds. unfortunately there's no wifi in the apartment.
the breakfast was extremely minimal, it's better to go to the many café around or do your grocery from the 3 markets around the cathedral.
the staff was nice and very helpful to make some reservation for opera and are all fluent in English.
Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights,. I think there is quite a difference between the hostel and the apartments - we stayed in the hostel. As the title says, the accomodation is VERY basic and quite dingy. It felt quite run down. The toilet and showers were shared between 5 rooms/dorms, and we had to walk through the common room area to get to them, which wasn't ideal. If I had to stay here again, I'd probably pay a bit extra for an en suite. In our room there wasn't a sink or a mirror except a tiny one inside the wardrobe, which doesn't seem like a big deal, but was inconvenient. On the plus side, the location is great. As other reviews say, right next to a metro,and near shops, bars, places to eat and St Stephens. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the beds were comfortable enough. The sign in the shower room telling you to open the massive boiler to fix it if the hot water goes off was a bit worrying though!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed in a very well located apartment (a block from the river and a two minute walk to the Cathedral) with a well equipped kitchen and a bathtub (a real luxury when you've been living in hotels for months). The neighbors had yippy dogs, and the pilot light in the stove seemed to have gone out without any recourse to fix it, but a book of matches and a little patience and creativity solve both of those very minor problems.

The apartment had two comfortable double size futon beds and plenty of radiators on which to dry your laundry overnight (there's a washing machine in the bathroom!). It's also right around the corner from the Espresso Embassy, which is the best morning pick-me-up in Budapest. Would definitely stay here again if I found myself in Hungary.

Oh, and the hostel staff all spoke very good English and were very helpful and pleasant. If you're not so into the cold cereal for breakfast, though, you might want to get a half dozen eggs and cook for yourself.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We rented an apartment here and were overall very satisfied. It could have done with a bit more upkeep (hook for the shower was broken and made things a bit awkward), but considering the age of the building, it was well maintained. The location was very convenient and we felt completely safe. The apartment itself had all the basics we needed, but you'll need to pick up detergent for the washing machine.

Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful, providing lots of recommendations.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

The hostel has a great location: 1 min walk to a metro station and a central street with a market, burger king, pharmacy, bar, restaurant, and 5 min walk to Saint Stephen cathedral,
It's in a decadent building, but the hostel itself is quite good (or at least the floor we stayed at, since there are more than 1). Our floor was small with only 3 rooms, a kitchen, a common area and 3 bathrooms. Bedrooms (4 bed dorms) are large, clean and very comfortable. Bathrooms are really small and one night 1 smelled quite bad, but it was not a big problem. The kitchen is also small and has free coffee and tea. The common area has lockers, table games and books.
The atmosphere and the staff are nice. There are 2 computers with internet connection that you can use for free.
It was also really cheap, a great deal!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Simone M
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Istvan K, Manager at Boomerang Hostel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

We are happy to that your were satisfied with the Boomerang Hostel and Apartments! Looking forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

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Istvan K.
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Additional Information about Boomerang Hostel and Apartments

Address: Bank utca 7, Budapest 1054, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 667 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range: $23 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Boomerang Hostel and Apartments 1*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer dorms, private rooms and apartments in a tidy and home-like environment. The main residence consists of 4 rooms with shared facilities. It´s small enough to have you privacy if you wish and big enough where you are not left waiting for the bathroom. Our helpful and informative English speaking staff will assist you anytime with arranging programs, tours, providing you with detailed, current information about Budapest including: popular sights, nightlife, quality restaurants, sports, music concerts/festivals, opera, theater and other cultural events. We can assist with current travel info, bus/train/plane timetables, and help arrange accommodation for your next destination. ... more   less 
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