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“The people make this hostel”
Review of Keleti Hostel

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Keleti Hostel
Ranked #229 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“The people make this hostel”
Reviewed November 19, 2009

Joseph the caretaker is one of the best persons on earth I have ever met. And people like him make up this hostel and this city....

Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

Keleti Hostel is a small hostel near the Keleti train station. It has two dorm rooms (10 beds each), a living room, dining area and kitchen plus several bathrooms. I chose it because it's literally 3 minutes from the train station and I had some late and early departures.

The dorm room is pretty basic - just bunks and mattresses and they supply you with sheets and a pillow. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly. Lockers in the rooms to store your stuff and you get a lock. There are supplies in the kitchen and a few leftover food items. I believe the Internet access is just the owner letting people use his computer but I could be wrong. He also had a washer and dryer - don't know about the costs involved. Tons of brochures and maps around and the owner is happy to answer your questions. The crowd at the hostel was mostly young backpackers - friendly and not loud. At the time I stayed there, the price was about $12 a night, which felt about right.

This is a residential neighborhood and there are several food shops in the area, including a 24 hour market. Since you're by the train station, you have access to the Metro and a bunch of buses stop nearby. I got a 3 day travel card, so I never tried to walk anywhere from the hostel.

The guy who owns/runs the place is there pretty much 24/7 and you get a key to the door or the place and a code to get through the front door.

FYI - there is currently construction across from the train station, right in front of the building, so there is a lot of noise - don't count on sleeping in if you don't bring earplugs.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Property: Keleti Hostel
Address: Baross ter 18, Budapest 1077, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , Erzsébetváros
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Ranked #229 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 249

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