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“Among the Best Accommodation Experiences Ever”
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Bell Apartments
Ranked #18 of 192 Budapest B&B and Inns
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Among the Best Accommodation Experiences Ever”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I've been traveling the world rather widely for over twenty years and this place was perfect for me. I read reviews about street noise being a minor issue, and I can understand those that might, but I did not. It was not extra-ordinary and the rest of the place was super quiet and clean. Gabor is very knowledgeable and helpful. A good bloke to talk to about Budapest, indeed.

Do make sure to set a check-in time as there is no front desk. He'll meet you. I missed my flight and took a train and was late, and did not notify him. He came out late at night all the same once I got in.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Wow, the place is amazing, location is hot and the staf is very friendly! Gabor is very hospitable and will take time to give an extensive advice on where to eat, drink and hang out. Take the opportunity to stay in a fairytale place in Budapest. Best price-place ratio you will find in Budapest. Very big like for this hostel!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I spent 2 nights in this hostel in a single room. The hostel is well located near the city center, modern and new facilities; and the most important ; clean.
The owner is a very nice person,and very helpful with the guests, you will feel at home
I highly recommend this hostel!!
Núria

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Bell Hostel is excellent. It's very secure which we found important coz there were a few homeless around the streets of Budapest. The rooms and facilities are great, very clean, big enough. Only a few rooms on each floor so the shared bathroom is pretty much private. Gabor is lovely and happy to give you any info you need including a map :)

  • Stayed August 2012
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Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We spent 5 days in Budapest. The Hostel lies in a very strategic position for you to visit the most interesting corners of the city. The staff are very friendly persons who are ready to help at any time. Letting yourself be adviced by the kind and amicable hostel manager about when which places to visit is of big advantage. The place is a 2 floor house apartment with several rooms. It's very quiet and cooking on your own is possible on the kitchens placed on each floor. Our room was good iluminated and had everything we needed, confortable beds, closet, night tables and some electrical outlets. You can use the air-conditioning for a small additional charge, main thing, it really cools you off ! Access to very clean bathrooms at almost anytime is guaranteed by the ones on each floor. Very important for us was that, you can arrange a fair taxi pick-up to and from the airport through the hotel management. Overall a very recommendable place to stay in Budapest.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I visited Budapest on business on 28th July 2012 staying just for weekend. What surprised me was very friendly manner how customers were treated as owners of the hostel sent a taxi to meet me at the airport so I did not have to think about anything. Everything was organized for me!
When I arrived at Bell Hostel & Guesthouse all was wonderful and I can really recommend it to everyone who visits beautiful Budapest. First of all location is impeccable as all main attractions of Hungarian capital are within walking distance – baths, castles and synagogues. Shops, restaurants and metro station are very close too.
Also if you wish to travel to Formula 1 free bus services are very near and you can meet fans also in the hostel.
Quality of rooms is of the highest standard. Beds are wide, bathrooms clean and kitchen facility can provide you with everything you need to prepare quick meal.
You feel like at home as management allow you to feel like at home with being able to live as an ordinary citizen of Budapest and no one can event think that you are guest when you meet neighbours.
Thank you so much for this opportunity to stay!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is a small hostel on the two top floors in an apartment building. I think this hostel suits travelers who are looking for a central location to stay in Budapest. The hostel itself is very quiet, mainly I would guess because of the consideration of the ordinary residents that also live in the building.

Some noise from the street can be heard throughout the day and night. The building is situated at a big street with quite a lot of traffic passing through, which also has trams that operate on a tight schedule around the clock. I could hear the trams when I was lying in my bed, but I had no problem to sleep anyway.

The hostel is easy to reach from the airport with the public transportation network. One bus and one metro line gets you to the Nyugati metro station, which also is the location of the train station for national and international train connections. I checked out the city in google earth before I left my home country, and that made it even easier to find the location of the Bell Hostel.

The staff was very nice, friendly, cheerful, welcoming and helpful. It was a pleasure to arrive and get all this attention and help with tips of what to see and where to find it. The very nice woman that received me took her time to help me without any rush at all. I have stayed in hostels all over the world, and I do not think that I have ever felt welcomed to this degree anywhere else. It was a really good start on my four nights stay at the hostel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Bell Apartments
Address: Szent Istvan korut 24., Budapest 1137, Hungary (Formerly Bell Hostel & Apartments)
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Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bell Apartments 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bell Apartments Budapest is a family-run business. We offer what we would also expect during our holiday: good located, clean, comfortable, quality accommodation and reliable advices from locals. Our mission is simple: have satisfied and returning guests. Bell Apartments' portfolio include selected properties in different parts of the city. Whether you are looking for a budget apartment, a romantic place, a spacious flat for family or groups, we believe you will find the suitable accommodation here. ... more   less 
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