This hostel was just lovely! The location is amazing, right across from the National Museum and near two different metro stops, surrounded by heaps of amazing (and well priced) restaurants, just around the corner from the main market hall and easy walking distance to the Jewish Quarter, 'ruin' bars, St Stephen's church etc.
At first, this doesn't look like your average hostel as it housed inside a gorgeous, historic building. There's no lift (as it's a protected building) so the 3 flights are a bit of a work-out but totally manageable. The hostel itself is warm, cosy and beautifully decorated with wall-murals and eclectic furniture. On arrival, we were greeted by Emma (I think her name was Emma? Anyway, she was lovely!), who sat us down with some wine and marked a whole heap of restaurants, cool bars and vintage stores and all the major tourist spots on our map. We'd never experienced such friendly, helpful hostel staff and it really made a huge difference to our stay to be so warmly welcomed and have so many places to eat and visit recommended to us. The hostel also puts on a weekly dinner party for guests, which we unfortunately missed, but if you're staying over the weekend that's definitely something to look forward to.
Our room was beautiful - large and spacious with super high ceilings and a view of the museum. It had a basic kitchen with a microwave and fridge, which was great for breakfasts, and the bathroom was large, clean and had a huge shower with plenty of hot water.
And the price was just fantastic! After arriving from Paris, we were amazed at not only the value of this hostel but also of Budapest as a whole.
If you're looking for a typical 'party hostel' or maybe more of a hotel-hostel, this place might not be for you. But if you're looking for something a little more chilled and homely, Lavender Circus is a MUST!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lavender Circus is a vintage, quiet apartment like place in the city center . A cozy,special atmosphere is waiting for you in a historical building from the end of the 19th century.In our hostel there are several kind of double bed and dormitory rooms available. The staff is ready to help you 24/7. We are specialized in 2 bed private rooms, en-suites and apartments.You can enjoy your privacy but you're also welcomed in the community room to meet other guests any time. Free WiFi connection is available in all of the rooms and the entire hostel.All of the rooms has an own, individual character designed by graphic designers, painters and sculptors. And you can enjoy the drawn vision of the owner on the walls. If you want, you can cook something in the kitchen. In our lounge there is always free coffee and tea as well and we organize Hungarian dinner parties where guests can try Hungarian palinka or local wine and learn how to prepare traditional dishes. Bedrooms and community rooms are non-smoking!There is a comfortable special separated smoking area. Every private room can be locked safely. Earliest check-in is at 9 a.M. Please inform us about your arrival time. -Free city tour every day -Free map here -Free luggage storage We are looking forward to see you!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lavender Circus Hotel Budapest