Blue Danube Hostel

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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joseph98 joseph98
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Value for money in central Budapest Oct 20, 2014
It has ‘hostel’ in its name and, at just under 19 euros per night, it has hostel prices. But this place – located in the lively Jewish district on the Pest side of the river, but off a courtyard so quiet you’d think you were in the peaceful suburbs – is effectively an apartment, and a very secure, comfortable and plush one at that, with all the facilities to match.

Run by the peerless Sandor (more on him in a minute), this place has value for money written all over it. Its central location can’t be beat and the river, hordes of restaurants and bars, many of Budapest’s major attractions, supermarkets and public transport hubs are all within easy walking distance. The apartment itself is immaculate, spacious and warm, with everything from a food blender to an intercom for the front door to suit your needs. The bathroom is shared, but only with one other room, with a powerful shower and complementary towels as standard.

As for Sandor…well, name me a hotel/hostel owner who is as passionately knowledgeable about their city as he is and I’d love to meet them. He was very friendly and always available for questions, popping in occasionally to check up on us without ever being too intrusive. As previously mentioned, he had the occasional strange opinion, but he was a font of information on even those places he seemed to think you shouldn’t go to!

Good as this place is, though, it’s not really for those who are looking for the hostel package and all that entails. It was no problem for my friend and I, but had I been on my own this place would have been a bit of a downer. That being the case, this place should perhaps remove ‘hostel’ from its title. On top of this, there were certain niggly things (a single duvet for the double bed, stale bed linen) that, whilst small, did make this a slightly less than perfect place to stay. All the same, this is a great choice for couples and small groups, or solo travellers seeking solitude.
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cotton_foam says:
My late congrats, Joe on your featured review!
Posted on: Nov 03, 2014
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Congratulations on your featured review Joe!
Posted on: Oct 31, 2014
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