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.
- 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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