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Hotel Griff Junior
Ranked #275 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“"Just fine" at the best”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

First of all - there are two hotels just next to each other - Hotel Griff, which seems to be a rather normal 3* business hotel and Hotel Griff Junior - which is a 1* hotel we stayed in. The building was (or maybe still is) a normal student dormitory - long corridors, unappealing look, communal showers and toilets. We booked a double room with en-suite bathroom - it turned out to have three separate beds. Furniture very simple to none (3 beds, 1 desk, 1 chair), bed linen and towels clean, carpet had some stains on it, bathroom although cleaned showed some signs of its age. Breakfast not very good (two types of bread, ham, cheese (only on day 1), fake vegetable oil butter, three jams, bad cofee, tea selection and hot milk - that's about it). The pros are its location (trams no. 19 and 49 stop just few meters from the hotel and take you to the centre in about 15 minutes) and frankly THE PRICE. For what would get us a bed in a backpackers hostel's dorm got us our own room with bathroom. Not complaining but wouldn't go there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moscow
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

I think that the hotel's building is from socialist era -
some kind of after-work sanatorium or smth like that.
Nevertheless, our room had 3 beds, simple WC and douche,
and even wired Internet connection.
Suitable for low-budget 1-2 nights staying to look at beautiful Budapest by the whole
family or the group of young friends.
the car park is free and guided. Trhe breakfast was include in the price
but was rather poor.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2010

The Griff Junior is a cheaper and less classy alternative to the adjacent Griff hotel. With a total lack of any form of luxury, this facility actually resembles a hostel more than a hotel, but is nonetheless kept clean and in good shape.

POSITIVE ASPECTS
Easy to reach by car, trams, national and international trains. Clean and somewhat comfortable rooms.

NEGATIVE ASPECTS
Because the entrance is tucked away, guests often mistake this hotel with the more inviting Griff hotel around the corner, only to end up disappointed when "shown out the door". All rooms have 4 single beds, so couples and guests staying alone will have plenty of useless extra beds in their rooms. The receptionists are teamed up with certain taxi companies, so when asking them to order a cheap taxi (for example to the airport) guests will be in for a surprise. The location is far from attractive, in a run-down industrial neighbourhood towards the outskirts.

LOCAL TRANSPORT
Trams run frequently towards downtown during the day, and a bus runs on an hourly basis at night. The Kelenföld train station is 15 minutes away on foot. From here, international trains go directly to and from Vienna, Munich and Zagreb. National trains go to and from lake Balaton and various towns in the western parts of Hungary.

CONCLUSION
This hotel is suited for those who seek the cheapest alternative. There are absolutely no luxuries whatsoever, but the rooms are clean enough for a trouble-free sleep. It is not recommended for business travellers or romantic getaways.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 4, 2007

My wife and I were visiting Budapest on November 1st 2007, and stayed for 2 nights. We stayed in Hostel Griff Junior, which is just 1 tram station from Kelenföldi railway station. It´s in Bartók Béla street between Somogyi and Ballagi Mór street. Hotel is cheap (15 euros per person per night - including breakfast), but is very clean. Furniture is a bit old, but clean and useful. Our room had twin beds, but we pushed bed together and made a double bed, and it wasn’t a problem. We use shared bathroom, and it was very clean. There was also shared kitchen with microwave oven (among else), so it´s very useful. You have free internet connection in lobby, or you can use hotel computer (very old model, but working) for about 0,3 euros (30 euro cents) per 30 minutes. Receptionist spoke English pretty well, so communication was not a problem. Breakfast is same at home, so we were satisfied.
If you don´t have much money to spend on hotel, this is excellent place to stay.
Tram station is 50 meters from hotel, and just across street is grocery shop. Citadel is 5 minutes by tram from hotel, and old Buda city 7 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes by tram to metro entry (red line) and main square in Pest is 2 metro station (5 minutes) from there. Trams are coming every 5, and metro every 2 minutes, so nothing is far from hotel.
If you are planning low budget trip to Budapest, I can recommend stay in Hostel Griff junior.

  • Liked — price and clean rooms/bathrooms
  • Disliked — no other meals (especially dinner)
  • Stayed November 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2007

I went to a Budapest last year in spring and stayed in this hotel for a two days. I want to recommend it to all people who would love to see Budapest and save some money on a Hotel. We rented en-suite for 3 persons-the price was about 18 euros per person, per night-breakfast included. The room was nice,very clean,with lovely little bathroom. In the room there was also a little refrigerator and the TV.
Hotel is located in the Buda part of the city, 10 minutes by tram to the nearest metro entry. Tram line is just a minute away from the hotel.
One part of the hotel is a dorm of some sort,so it`s not so quiet sometimes. I was satisfied with this hotel because en-suite was cheap and I didn`t want a shared bathroom. I would recommend it to the people who plan a low budget trip and want to get most of it.
Hotel also has a lovely little park in front of it.
The only thing I was not so satisfied was that receptionist didn`t know English very well so it was a bit a problem to communicate with her and get an answer to some questions I had.

  • Liked — price and nice and clean rooms
  • Disliked — recepcionists poor English skills
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Griff Junior
Address: Bartok Bela ut 152, Budapest 1115, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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Ranked #275 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Griff Junior 1*
Number of rooms: 122
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