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“Great Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Red Bus Hostel
Ranked #263 of 648 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Halifax, Canada
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150 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

The location is ideal there were some difficulties with wifi while we were there so we got a discount which more then made up for the incovience of walking the two blocks to McDonalds to steal wifi. I also want to say that my hostelling days I thought were a little passed (like about 5 years passed). This is not what I remember hostels being like, I would put this half way between hostel and hotel. The rooms were in no way improved the bathrooms were across the hall and there did not seem like there were many but there was only once when I had to wait a few minutes. BUT IT WAS MUCH CLEANER then expected, the staff was very helpful, and the room was quite spacious for two single beds.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jon_1982
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

The biggest problem I had with the hostel was with the shower because it flooded and you had to stand in water other people had been showering in. There was only one shower for women, and only one bathroom for women - however, I didn't ever have a problem getting into the shower / bathroom. The bed that I slept on was extremely uncomfortable (the other 2 beds in the room I stayed in were ok). Please add a FAN! It was so HOT! However, the location was great and the staff was helpful! I think my stay was made worse because there was a group of loud boys next door that partied until at least 2AM. General info: there is no 24 hour reception, there was only one power outlet for the entire room (3 people staying in the room), no lockers, & towels are 400 HUF (decent price!) Good wifi signal!
Also - visit the market that is around the corner on the main street - it is really nice and cheap!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank holderlorlor
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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

very nice and warm place with superb location - the street located in the centre of Budapest. I really had a great time. the only problem was that wi-fi was not working. I believe it will be fixed.
Staff is ok! All the guests were nice people to have a chat.
P.S. There is cool Red Bus bookshop in the same building.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Volkoff
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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

I stayed here with a friend in May 2007 and we had a great time. The location is excellent, the hostel is clean and the guy at the reception was always willing to help us out with all of our trip. It is not a party hostel which means we got a great night sleep!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AliciaYS
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Red bus is very warm and nice place ! I was in february there for 3 days and i really had very good time and prices are really ok.Rooms are very clean, and guys on reception service are very kind and helpful! I`ll probably be back for some time .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mandarinn
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Red Bus Hostel was far from a bad hostel.
The location was great, right in the city center and near to almost any subway-line.
But the hospitality wasn't that great, we could only pay in cash and in advance, while they put on booking.com there was a possibility to pay with Visacard.

I met some friends who were staying in other hostels nearby such as the Wombat.
I think if you are young and coming to Budapest for a citytrip to have fun go to a YOUTHhostel wich is made for youth, where you dan party, meet other young people and get a fair price for your stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LoloChatel
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Spilimbergo, Italy
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hostel is ideal for groups of 5 people who want to share a room with private bathroom in a very cheap price:
- Rooms nice and clean,
- Staff friendly and helpful (before with e-mail and then with every information)
- Clean and equipped kitchen,
- WiFi free,
- Clean bathroom,
- Beds comfortable and warm.

The location is ideal to see Budapest in 2 days, without need to use public transport because everything is very close:
- 3 minutes walk from the main street,
- 5 minutes walk from the Danube,
- 5 min walk to the Metro to go to the airport!


A 10min walk there are the local best in Budapest!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank silvia_blazy
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Property: Red Bus Hostel
Address: Semmelweis utca 14., Budapest, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
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Ranked #263 of 648 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Number of rooms: 13
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