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“The last of a 5 city break”
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Nova Apartments
Ranked #24 of 638 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“The last of a 5 city break”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed here after staying in 4 other hostels on our travels through central Europe. On our way it was lashing rain and we were absolutely hanging.. So in pretty terrible moods. However once we found the hostel, the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. Nice, relaxed vibe at reception, cheers us up somewhat. We were told that the room we booked was "kind of" double booked, and asked if we'd stay in another apartment further up the street. To which we reluctantly accepted.. (We were told prior it was old school typical hungarian apartment, thus not as modern as the one we booked) While we had a couple of issues initially, the staff we asked to remedy the problems, were only too helpful to ensure everything was ok. Throughout the weekend, it was more of the same. We mainly just dealt with Jodi, as she seemed to be on whenever we were at reception, and I cannot complement her enough on making our stay in Budapest a very enjoyable one. Apartment issues solved promptly, recommended great restaurants, bath houses, pubs, nightclubs etc etc. Extremely helpful all round. I would recommend staying at this hostel, and personally, when I'm in Budapest next, I think I will. Word of warning, if you are offered the apartment up the road, have a look first, then decide :)

Room Tip: We booked a 4 bed, but were informed all rooms are double beds
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

As an older couple travelling with a young friend, this apartment was perfect for our needs. There was a spacious double bedroom with an extra double bed in the lounge/kitchen area. The bathroom had a shower over a full bath, and the toilet was separate. Everything was clean and in working order. A great location for the Metro, shops and wonderful local restaurants. Nova provided exceptional value in this wonderful city.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

I stayed at Nova Apartments for 5 nights with two friends, and it was brilliant! Jodi the Kiwi is super-sensational, and even gave us a free upgrade to a larger apartment. The rooms were big and clean, the bathrooms great, and the kitchen was handy. Having stayed in Budapest a couple of times previously, this is by far the best value for money I have come across, and Frici Papa's around the corner is a definite winner for dinner! I can't recommend the place enough.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I had previously stayed in a central back pack king apartment which was closer to the the Pest centre (just 30 seconds from Vaci Utca)- however I have chosen to write a review for Nova/Locust because they were just so much better.

I was in the apartment for 4 nights with friends and it was spacious, clean and had everything you needed to stay in Budapest. The company provides free tea, coffee and sugar with free use of the Wifi and iPad in the reception.

In regards to the staff, I could not speak more highly of two receptionists- one named Oniko (sorry if I have not correctly spelled this hungarian name) and the other who was very kind and always tried to teach me a bit of Hungarian. Needless to say, if you are ever at a loss of what to do in the country's capital I have little doubt they would help you out, especially Oniko as she also gives the Free Walking Tour. I also whole-heartedly recommend the walking tour at 10.30 in Vorosmarty square because for a tip-based tour it gives an excellent starting point to exploring the city.

All-in-all I had a great time in Hungary with thanks to its people, Nova Apartments and the very cheap prices of booze(palinka and unicum) and food (paprikash and goulash!)

So book now :-)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Nova apartments was really well located, clean, spacious, and well-furnished. The staff were really wonderful - friendly, helpful, and full of recommendations.

We did think, however, that a few improvements to the accommodation could have been made. There was no air conditioning, which made for a sticky sleep, and with fairly constant noise coming from other balconies, opening windows wide wasnt really an option...which leads to the next point - there was supposedly 24 hour security but this didnt stop groups running up and down corridors and making noise at all hours (the walls felt very thin). I do feel for the residents here, during high season.

The kitchen was also missing a few minor essentials such as chopping board, placemats...

Also, free bike rental is advertised but be careful - some are in pretty poor nick. We wasted a couple of hours taking some out only to discover that one was developing a seriously flat tyre and had to return. Learn from our error and give them a once over before committing.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

great apartments,clean, good size,balcony big bonas,free laundry service,great location for shops bars and transport,staff first class and great english could answer any question very helpful,just loved the place mayed my holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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amylyn
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The apartments are equipped with everything you need to cook and there is a nice market just a couple of blocks away. They did out laundry for free, that was a really nice bonus. We had a delightful balcony overlooking the canter courtyard. It was really hot wile we were there but there were a couple of fans so we slept fine. It was sometimes noisy at night, city noise and people on the balcony's neighboring us. I used earplugs and slept sound. Reception staff is excellent and can help with any questions you may have.

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Property: Nova Apartments
Address: Akacfa utca 26, Budapest 1072, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Ranked #24 of 638 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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Hotel Class:3 star — Nova Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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