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“Friendly Hostel In Central Pest”

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Animation City Hostel
Ranked #148 of 641 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Woking, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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“Friendly Hostel In Central Pest”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is relatively small with about half a dozen functional rooms of various sizes (single/twin/doubles/dorms)...There are shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and a small TV room situated next to the reception area. The rooms located next to reception are often noisy, since they are located just off the hallway and the walls are on the paper side of thin. However the place is really clean and tidy, despite a refurbishment of the kitchen area going on at the time of my stay.

I actually stayed here on two separate occasions within a few days of each other...I organised transfers to and from the airport (45 Euro) and was very impressed with the quality of the service provided. The friendly, multi-lingual staff were really friendly and helpful, providing useful guidance and advice on local services and amenities as well as offering suitable recommendations.

The very handy location is in a pedestrianised area of Pest known as Belvaros...All of the major sites are within walking distance and there is a metro station nearby. Sadly however, Budapest is resembling something of a construction site at the time of writing; a real shame since it took something away from my overall enjoyment of the city.

In any case the Animation Hostel is a very good choice if you are looking for an affordable option close to most of the main attractions. No breakfast included but there is free tea and coffee on offer all day and good WiFi access throughout the building (second floor serviced by an elevator). Ear-plugs and a pair of flip-flops definitely required, jacket optional.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely little spot! Nice and quiet, really friendly staff, and very clean (the girl at the desk even mopped the bedroom floor which is always nice to know!). It's in a great location as well, and surprisingly well-priced! If you use the wireless printer, you have myself and my 2 friends to thank - we set it up at 2am when trying to print bus tickets, and left them a note telling them that they now have wireless printing available! Would 100% recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Animation City hostel is a small hostel in the centre of Budapest.
Why should you stay here?
- The staff of the hostel is great, they are very friendly and helpful.
- Rooms and facilities are clean.
- Location of this hostel is very convenient. (near to the Danube, a large shopping street and various squares)

I would definitely stay at this hostel again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Annemarijn H
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Udine, Italy
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

the hostel is situated in the heart of the city of pest.one min from white bridge to buda area.very easy to find.walkable distance to all attractions.we went by car and by Victoria's guidence we got a cheap and safe parking zone.5 min walk to hostel.we park our car for 3 days.it is cost's around € 6,60 per day.staff are very kind.they gave us the room n entrance keys.comfortable.kitchen with toster,boiler,microwave bathroom with tub,hair draiyer,washing m...etc.very very clean.rooms are ok.beds are not comfortable.full safty.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Before arriving, I received an email from Viktoria, giving me clear directions to the hostel, thus there was no problem finding it (there's no sign so you have to find it by the street and building number). As it was our first time in Budapest, Viktoria recommended a few tourist attraction, to which we really enjoyed. We could communicate well as she was fluent in English. The place was really neat and tidy as well. They stored our baggage for us as well when we checked out the last day FOC. Really enjoyed my 2 nights stay, felt like home! Well worth what we paid and definitely recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Great! Hostel has perfect location. Stuff are nice, kind and polite and will always answer to you on all your questions and help you to have nice staying. It is clean. Kitchen has all equipment. I stay there ten days and i don't have any bad word.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a small scale (16 beds) hostel in the centre of Budapest. The place opened in the summer of 2011 and therefore everything is brandnew, modern and clean. The staff is young and friendly. The place is (not yet) easy to find though and the front door does not look very inviting, but it deserves your visit.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Additional Information about Animation City Hostel

Property: Animation City Hostel
Address: Haris koez 2., Budapest 1052, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #148 of 641 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Animation City Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Animation City Hostel is a brand new property int he historical center of Budapest. Located only a few steps away from the famous pedestrian street of Váci utca, the beautiful Danube bend, and the Synagogue, which is the biggest one in Europe. Our accomodation is a cozy, lovely and youthful hidden gem in the downtown. We provide 6 tastefully designed rooms, which are able to host a total of 10 people. Public computers and a fully equipped kitchen is available for our guests comfort. Tea and coffee making facilities are free of charge during the stay. To feel at home we ensure a small public area with flatscreen TV, and comfortable sofas to have rest after a busy day in the city! The staff is on hand at any time of a day 0-24 to help you with questions and advices. Ticket- and restaurant reservations are available on request, guided city tours can be arranged. Breakfast is available on-demand at Café Bali restaurant, only a minute from Animation City Hostel. (Pets are welcome – additional fee is possible.) Superb, professional dental services in the apartment building. Our hostel awaits all those looking for a happy, family-friendly, accommodation in the heart of Budapest with a well knowledge staff who is ready to give you all information about the life of the city. ... more   less 
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