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Ginkgo Hostel
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Ginkgo Hostel
Ranked #141 of 673 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Ginkgo was nice and quiet, with friendly staff.

It was weird that one dorm room is accessed through another dorm room, meaning that people were walking past our beds a lot.

Unfortunately you can't get wifi from the rooms, but I guess that means we spent more time being social in the common area.

Location is excellent!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Holly J
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Everything was perfect and clean. The location is also good, near the city center and in just 2 minuts was from the subway. 100% safe! The staff really helpful and kind. The only "problem" was that we couldn't have wifi in the room, but just in the area around the reception. Anyway I really recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sara D
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

A nice enough, comfy hostel, with great staff, ideally located for getting to different sights in budapest.
It's not luxurious, but you do not expect that from a hostel. It's clean, everyone is very helpful, and the price is great.
It was kind of an emergency, since we could not find anything, and this was one of the rare things on our gps that had free beds, but we were not sorry for a moment.
It's small, and having two bathrooms and showers is quite enough not to get nervous while waiting.
Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ivan N
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

we were welcomed without booking in this hostel. The staff was friendly and very helpfull, it's clean and all but... our beds were in sort of a hallway, a passage to another room. around 8 AM people started moving about and passing by our beds all the time. The beds were comfortable and clean but the constantly passing by of people made sleeping a bit uncomfortable. If you are going, and planning to party, ask for a room that's not a passage to other rooms.
the location is great.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Oldbullee
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The hostel is really recommendable. I stayed there 4 nights in March 2012. Reception staff is great, they speak perfect english. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and the bed is confortable. You have your own locker in the room free of charge and the provide you with a padlock.
The situation is perfect. It's in a very quiet street 2 minutes walking from 2 different metro stations just on downtown.
I would recommend it to everyone is going to Budapest.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Although it seemed kind of sketchy when I arrived at night in the rain (its located off a main road), I found this place to be really nice and comfortable. Its small, which is nice because its not overrun with people. The airport shuttle will bring you right to the door, but its very easy to get to the airport by public transit as well. Everything is in walking distance, and the place is very clean. Staff are friendly and helpful! Free wifi, and this is the first hostel Ive been in that has free internet access on their own computers, which is nice! Lockers are nice, and the hostel has a lot of information about what to do in the city.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank SnappleSpice
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

So welcoming and so helpful.
Great location and the rooms are very spacious.
I now love Budapest, partly because of this hostel and its staff.

Room Tip: Room I stayed in had nice high ceilings and lots of space.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Ginkgo Hostel

Address: Szep street no. 5, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #141 of 673 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying at Ginkgo will open up hundreds of years of Hungarian history to you: it is housed in a historical art nouveau building that still bears bullet holes from the 1956 Revolution against Soviet occupation. The hostel is located in a flat that was privatized after the change of regimes. Historical marks surround you whether you are outside the building or in Gingko's unique courtyard. Ginkgo Hostel lies in the heart of downtown Budapest, near the Danube, on the Pest side of the city. In a few minutes you can reach historic sites and the most popular cafes, restaurants and pubs as well. ... more   less 

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