So, I just got back from Budapest this morning and had a 10 hour shift which was terrible just because I had no sleep the last few nights. :(
I stayed here after a lot searching as there was no room anywhere and I stayed with my girlfriend. Of course, we wanted some privacy so we took the private room which is right next to the front door and the reception. The walls are made out of plaster so it was not private at all and as it's on the ground floor and there were guest waiting for a bed next night, they were sleeping right under our window. Well, not so much sleeping, more like singing and laughing all night. It was too hot inside and we had to open the windows (which won't open all the way so it doesn't get any cooler when you do this) and had to listen to them all night.
Beds, oh beds... (facepalm) I'm 186 cm (6'2") and the bed was smaller than me (I'm guessing 180), my feet were hanging from the bed and it was sooo awful.
Toilets and bathroom: pretty lousy. There was no toilet paper the first night, they have only one towel you can use which looks like someone mopped the floor with it and the box where the tissues usually are has a drawing on it saying something like "There's no paper here as we're eco-friendly"... WTF!? Haven't you heard about hand dryers???
Staff: Well, they were ok. Their english was great and they were pretty helpful. They all seem to hate their jobs there, though.
Location: the only good thing but I was looking for a place to stay at, not a place from where I can have a 2 minutes walk to see something nice. There's an awesome bike rental shop near the Opera where you can rent a bike for a day for ~8 EUR which is pretty nice and the bikes are really good.
All in all, this is the first review I ever wrote and I had to do it as I'm pissed with this place... :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Broadway Hostel & Apartments has opened up its doors in 2006. Since then a lot of happened to us! We are not only offering you comfortable beds in dormitories any more; there are also apartments available in the very same location. A location, which is the best in town! The State Opera is in a 2 minute walk away; furthermore you can see one of the domes of the St. Stephen's Basilica's as you look out from the apartments' windows! Ruin bars -as well- just a few steps away among the Broadway feeling, which is around us, all year long. To reach the Danube, you go to the right, walk 15 minutes, and you can see the Chain Bridge in front of you, the Castle district on the other side. Take a look to the right- facing the river- you will see the Margaret Bridge with its island, taking a look to the left you will see Elisabeth Bridge. Our team is here for you 24/7. ... more less
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