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“My favourite hostel ever!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Retox Party Hostel

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Retox Party Hostel
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Basildon
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4 reviews
“My favourite hostel ever!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Retox is bloody great. The staff are super fun but also really helpful. They work really hard to make everyone included, it's pretty hard not to make friends. Different events on each night means you always have something to look forward to. We extended our stay by a whole week, but we were still sad to leave. Best hostel I've ever stayed at by far!!

Room Tip: My favourite room was the love dungeon
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Retox is famous for its party atmosphere, and there's a reason for that! every night you make some cracking friendships over a game of beer pong or strawpedo races, and the jager train is seriously impressive! Great for both groups and solo travellers as it's easy to meet people as the super friendly staff take you out each night to all the best spots in Budapest, including a party boat, ruin bars, bath raves and kareoke nights in fancy dress. It's not just about the drinking though, the staff clearly know their stuff about the city and are very helpful at advising places to visit, and can book you on for various activities such as caving (which you have to do if you visitt!) The hostel is clean and safe, I never worried about leaving my belongings in a room with 10 other people as everyone was so friendly! My favourite hostel in Europe by a mile, I can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Admittedly I stayed here in probably the busiest and most exciting week in the Budapest party calendar - Sziget week - but that shouldn't cloud judgement over the atmosphere Retox oozes.
This place is awesome!
The centre piece is an open plan bar in true Budapest style. Graffiti litters the walls of what is a welcoming yet buzzing bar which is the core of the hostel. The staff are great, approachable, knowledgeable and love a good drink! If you don't meet like-minded party people within 30 minutes of being here you've either got lost and turned up at the wrong place or you're asleep.
I've stayed at some of the other Budapest Party hostels and I have to say this is the best. The people, atmosphere and layout is the right mix. Best hostel in Budapest/Europe by a county mile.

Room Tip: 'Mad Scientist' is the best room. But if you can't get in there they're all good rea...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great party place! Atmosphere is from the entrance like a party that will never end. Hostel itself looks like a party fairytale you never want to end.
Staff is great,professional, helpfull, always around, organising various activities all over.
Huge love to the small cute girl with glases (holy crap I forgot her name) she was absolutly amazing.
As for the ordinary stuff, security was amazing, magnet lock on the front door and room door, beds spacious and clean, common room and kitchen big, very well organised ...

Definetly, 100 and more % recommended for a great time

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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landan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

absolute mug if you don't book this hostel to stay in budapest, unlike anywhere ive ever been. Its a netherland for adults, so much fun, everyone is so approachable and attracts a great type of people. plus the staff tell you loads of stuff to do and organise loads of sick nights out.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

This has been the most incredible hostel ive stayed in my 6 month solo travel! Meet so many fantastic people. The staff are so welcoming and go out of there way to help you with anything you need! they organise the best events and nights I've ever been involved in. You dont come here to sleep! I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone! Ill definitely be back without a doubt!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I booked this hostel after I saw all the great reviews. It was the last place on our travels and we thought this place would be a great way to end it. The place is definitely the coolest looking hostel we have been in. The beers are cheap and the tunes are always going. We arrived early so we checked in and went off to stroll around Budapest. We had a few drinks in the bar waiting for our room, after hours of waiting no one had approached us so my boyfriend had to approach two diff staff members to be told the room would be ready in a few mins. The bin in the room wasnt emptied and the sink was filthy. I looked past these two things and had a great time at the baths on Sat ( a must!!) and in the bar over the few days. If the staff were more efficient/approachable and the rooms were cleaner I wouldnt have a bad word to say!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Retox Party Hostel
Address: O Utca 41, Budapest, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Terézváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 655 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
People who travel to Budapest don’t come for the clean streets, the peaceful nights, the immaculate and modern buildings...they go to Vienna for that. People who want to experience the grit, the underground, the alternative, the unseen, undiscovered, the hidden, they come to Budapest and somewhere behind an abandoned building with graffiti on the doors…… you’ll find Retox guests and staff. If you can’t work the name out - you probably shouldn’t come. If you can’t stand a morning view of a concrete jungle, stay at Grandio where there is a leafy jungle. If you want clinical clean-cut and pristine, this is not the place for you. But if you want to be part of a ‘new’ hostel scene where you walk into an overwhelming sense that stories from here are going to be passed onto your grand kids, (if you make it that long)… then join us at Retox. The name says it all, we like life, we don’t think too much about the future, but we live for the moment. We hit it hard and fast at night, and we wait a moment or two before considering the day. We do make it out sightseeing, but not to take photos and send postcards, but to admire views. We go to museums not to please our parents, but to be absorbed in culture. We party hard, not because it’s new and exciting, but because having fun is a much a better idea than not. We meet people not so we are not alone, but so that we are part of a community we never want to leave. Also, it’s an awesome place with heart stopping artwork, in the heart of the bar district (with three bars on our street alone) and a few minutes walk from some of the major sights and with public transport everywhere we look!). Please Note: Retox is a party hostel so there may be loud and drunk people as residents. If this is not ok, please contact us and we will find more suitable accommodation. Carpe Noctem Vitae is a calmer hostel. We also cannot accept booking from people over 40, but groups are welcomed! ... more   less 
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