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Friends Hostel Budapest
Ranked #30 of 674 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stayed at Friends Hostel for 2 nights in a 4-bed room (there were 3 of us, but we booked the entire Aba-Novak room and had it for ourselves). The receptionist was friendly and helpful, but you should know that (at least during certain parts of the year) the hostel doesn't have 24-hour reception. If you come in late and no one answers the intercom, try calling #42 (another hostel in the same building, partner with Friends). The location is great, very close to Oktogon metro station, 4 & 6 trams and Ferenc Lizst stop of the hop on-hop off buses. The Opera house is 5-10 minutes walk away and there are tons of shops around (and a Starbucks across the street for the coffee addicts).

The room was clean, the kitchen had everything you need and the TV room was small but comfy. I had a great time watching Eurovision with my friends and a couple of other girls in the hostel. I also loved all the paintings and the funny murals on the walls!

Recommended for anyone visiting Budapest.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights and were delighted with the Friends Hostel. The location is exceptional, located right in the centre of everything! One minute walk to Oktagon metro station and within walking distance to most of Pest. The service was great & the people were really friendly. For the price, you cannot get better anywhere in Budapest!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank SRODO
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

we stayed in the hostel for three nights...the hostel is very nice...the first night was fun because i saw my name on the big door of the building because we came late...it's very clean,well organized,located in the city center,we just walked for our tour there.we only took the metro from bus terminal and back.i really recommend it to everyone...friendly staff as well...love it and missing it so much...the only thing i didn't like was the other annoyying guest who were so noisy at 3am and they were drunk...i shouted to them actually:)other than it was perfect....

Room Tip: i think all the rooms are very good...it just depends on what are the behaviour of other guest...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Lysette Joy N
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

We had a fantastic time at the hostel. It is tricky to find the first time, but once you get in the staff and rooms are great. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: There is a separate 'condo' style apartment available if you don't want to share bathroo...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

I chose this hostel for the recommnedation of an other hostel where i already stayed, because they were fully booked but i don't mind.
Friends hostel is extremely clean, very well organised, I was here in this february, the weather was snowy and mudy, but this hostel was still very clean.
I liked all the decoration, the rooms, the kitchen and everything. The manager, Gergo does everything to make this hostel as good as clean as possible, and to make their guests feel very good. He even took some of his guests (including me) to the ice skating ring in the city park. Nice gesture. I really loved my stay here and will surely come back.
I can not say a single negative word, really.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

This hostel is very small but has a really very good location. Supermarkets, starbucks, KFC, burger king and many local resteraunts are just around.
The staff is very friendly and the room as well as the facilities are tidy enough. And they have free wi-fi (although the speed is not stable) and a free computer for u to use.

However as the location is really central, it's really noisy even in the late night.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank sicolee
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

Nice hostel, very homely and clean. Good services provided: free towels, WiFi, hair dryer and basic cooking ingredients. The reseption girl was very helpful yet a bit dreamy :)

I must give Miklos, the owner of the hostel, his due for trying to arrange our large group (where everyone booked separately) in a more rational and compact way. Thus i, who booked a single privale, was offered to share it with another "single private" aquaintance of mine, that both of us didn't actually mind.
At the same time there were some strange motions reg. our other friend who arrived next day: it the evening we were approached by the hostel staf asking whether we could let her stay in our room since there was no bed for her in the dorm. That meant sharing a bed (double bed) with my female friend - not the best idea, but it was not me to decide, and my companion agreed to that proposal.
However next day we were told that it's ok, and there is a vacant bed in the dorm...
To comclude this long story I say it didn't bring any bad memories, I was just puzzeled by all that commotion :)

Best Regards!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank 0lven
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Additional Information about Friends Hostel Budapest

Address: Terez koerut 4. | 2nd Floor, Budapest 1066, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Terézváros
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Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #30 of 674 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range: $17 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Friends Hostel Budapest 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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