They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Apparently they haven't been to Retox yet. Tons of people say how Retox is great. Well, it is. Take it from someone who keeps coming back.
First of all, it is a party dreamland that seems too good to be true located in the centre of one of the most amazing European capitals. The heart of the hostel is one of the many cool ruin bars with more than reasonable prices where you can chill, party, play beer pong – whatever you like. You have a great view of it as you chill on the surrounding balconies upstairs which lead to the dorms. But the real party doesn't start there – every night there are different organised unique parties which are attended by most of the fellow travellers and staff members: jager train, boat cruises, magic baths, pub crawls.. What these event have in common is fun, loads of alcohol and debauchery. Some people might expect you cannot get a good rest since it is a party hostel which isn't the case. At least I got a good rest there every night.
But that's not all there is to this hostel. What makes it so special is that you instantly homey. I was never stressing about my belongings – there was no need for that anyway. I could leave everything in the common room for the whole day and nobody would touch it. Maybe only to store it somewhere nicer as a favour. The atmosphere is friendly and social which is more than appreciated by solo travellers.
A big shout out to all the sexy staff members as well – they are party animals at night and effective professionals during the day. They are more than happy to help you with anything you need and know everything there is to know about Budapest.
Make sure you book for a few nights more than planned, for you will most probably want to prolong your awesome stay as all other real life problems will seem unexistent.
You won't regret it!
- 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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