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Grand Hostel Budapest Review

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Grand Hostel Budapest Review

falevelesThe Grand Hostel Budapest is a great place to stay while visiting the beautiful city of Budapest.  It is slightly out of the city center, giving you a feel of  leaving the city, while still being close enough to quickly get to all of the important and famous places in Budapest.

Where

1021 Budapest, Hüvösvölgyi út 69, Hungary

What’s Included

  • Linen
  • Free Wifi
  • Budapest Maps and Recommendations
  • Welcome Drink
  • Board Games
  • One Desktop Computer

checkpultAmenities

  • Private Singles, Doubles, Triples or 5 beds
  • Dorm of 4 or 6 beds Male, Female, or Mixed
  • Rent-A-Bike
  • Transfer/Pick-Up Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Bar/ Cafeteria
  • Garden, Fireplace
  • Breakfast on Request
  • Group Discount

Policies

  • No Curfew
  • 24 hour reception.
  • When I was there, we had to pay in Cash.

dormMy Thoughts

This is a great place to stay.  The owners are polite and friendly and want to make your stay in Budapest as enjoyable as possible.  As soon as my friend and I arrived, we were asked to sit at the bar while they took our information.  We were given the choice of a drink each and while he poured our Hungarian beers he told us the history of beer making in their country and a lot more information about the city.  The hostel wasn’t full, and we only saw a few other guests coming and going, it was early March, so we got our own dorm.  The bunk beds were fine, what you’d expect from a hostel and the bathrooms were private rooms at the end of the hall.  While they were clean, I could see it being pretty difficult to claim the shower if the floor were crowded.  It’s also a little difficult to get to, not that it’s impossible.  But you can’t just walk down the street and find it.  You’ll have to take a tram, which really aren’t hard to navigate, and it takes about 10 minutes, before you get off a walk a little bit to find the hostel.  It’s down a little hill/walkway, so when first finding it, you’ll probably ask yourself ten times if you’re going the right way.  But you’ll find it and it will be super easy to get around after that. And it was also disappointing that there was no free breakfast.  We could have easily ordered and paid for it, but we just decided to grab something on our way to visit things.  Which meant we usually got something more expensive or nothing at all.  We didn’t really think ahead.

How to Book

Book through Booking.com, my favorite accommodation site.

Prices vary during seasons but dorm rooms are €18- 11, high to low season, private rooms €50-11 from high to low season, single room, to 5 bed.  Children under 2 are free, under 10 have 50% off, and groups of more than 10 get 10% discount.  Breakfast is €3.

Did you stay here?  Tell me if your stay was similar to mine.

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1Comment
  • Budapest City Guide | A Wandering Scribbler
    Posted at 21:04h, 01 May Reply

    […] Grand Hostel: This is a little outside the city center but I would highly recommend it.  Public transport is so easy to use that it’s not a big deal to need to get out of the city a little.  But if you don’t like using transport it might be too far of a walk to do daily.  It’s comfortable, clean, and has a full bar.  Not only is it good for meeting people, they offer you a free drink when checking in.  The owners were nice and helpful, giving us advice and information on their city.  Made me feel very welcome. You can find my review of the hostel, here. […]

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