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Shantee House

Takács Menyhért utca 33, Budapest 1113 Hungary
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4.5
#18 of 307 hostels in Budapest
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
DEAR TRAVELLING SOULS !!!!! Our cozy and friendly Hostel is located 12 min from the center in Buda. Great location, with excellent 24h transport. A Brand New colorful House welcomes you with a well - traveled, knowledgeable stuff with a joyful, magical atmosphere and comfortable rooms. There is a lovely Asian style green garden with apple & pear trees, hammocks and a great Mongolian yurt which gives a tranquil ambiance, an unforgettable stay! Free Internet / Wifi, Free Coffee / Tea. We are open since 1992 just been beautifully renovated in the winter of 2012. Continuously providing heavenly home for travelers from all around the world. Everyone is warmly welcome all year around! BOOK a room NOW and Enjoy your stay at a homely BASECAMP to DISCOVER Budapest & Hungary! We Offer:~ private & dorm rooms~ rooms with en-suite bathroom~ fully equipped kitchen~ linen, towel included~ caving tours, ~ magical daytrips to the Pilis mountain~ free maps ~ travel books~ easy access when arriving by car~ free parking~ free luggage storage, lockers; safe facility~ cheap bike rental~ cheap beer, drinks~ camping area~ BBQ on request~ Ayurvedic Massage~ great info on the city and Hungary HAPPY TRAVELS and hope to see you soon! Shantee House Crew, Budapest
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hungarian

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Takács Menyhért utca 33, Budapest 1113 Hungary
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Mumof4boys wrote a review Oct 2022
52 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay here for 3 nights- as “older” backpackers reliving our youth we had a double bedroom with shared bathroom. All spotlessly clean and modern. We used the kitchen - with coffee , tea sugar readily available plus communal food available left by others. 1/3km walk to the tran stop and caught 19 or 49 “into town”. 24 hr access with PIN No’s for gate and door. Even loaned us swimming hats for the baths. Some guests stay long periods if on eg university exchange placements. Lots of young travellers too doing their rounds of Europe. Thoroughly recommend Shantee to anyone wanting a peaceful ’home from home’
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca S wrote a review Jan 2023
Belfast, United Kingdom16 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for 3 nights in this beautiful hostel, and I can't recommend it enough! I visited Budapest alone (my first solo trip), and the staff in Shantee House were extremely friendly, knowledgable and welcoming. They put my mind at ease, and made me feel very safe. My flight arrived around 1am, and the staff left me detailed instructions for self check in (make sure to email them if you are going to arrive after midnight). The hostel is warm, perfectly clean and had great amenities. I stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom that was very clean with a great shower. The have a beautiful zen garden, and a gorgeous lounge area where we watched a movie together. They have a fully equipped kitchen and offer communal spices/breads. I am so glad that I chose to stay at Shantee House for my visit, the welcoming smell of incense burning offers tranquility as soon as you step through the door.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Diana D wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Truly a hotel like non-other, from the unique warm décor to the inviting ambiance the vibe is relaxing & zen. The house is modern & spacious located in the more natural hilly side of Budapest. Close to public transportation & shopping centers. From the garden with hammocks to the pond & mediation area I could go on & on about the special features of the house. However what I want to highlight is what you leave with, a feeling of community & the most memorable stay you could hope for.
Not to be left out the star of the house; the owner's adorable lab. You will fall in love with her & not want to leave!
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms are the 2nd floor are amazing.. bright, beautiful decor, sky lights
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Boldmaa B wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shantee House and the people I have met there has been one of the best experiences of my life. The house environment has its' calming nature at the same time you can have the craziest experiences around Budapest with the people you meet at the Shantee. I have had an opportunity to meditate, connect with myself and others, experience different culture, talk until the dawn, build a bond, and have a good rest! I thank everyone, including the happiest dog Zsomi, in the lovely house of Shantee.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Julius K wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Shantee has a very welcoming and warm athmosphere.
It is definitely worth a visit.
I had a great time in Budapest. Met a lot of kind and wise people.

Only idea for improvement: Please get better rental bikes :)
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bianka wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cozy and friendly place. I have met there a lot of amazing and open people. Clean and with a lot of space, and it also has a common room. Nice design and decorations. We made a lot of plans together also during the holidays.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Brigitta Ag wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is an ideal place for relaxation and metitation. The hotel has good location. It is a quiet and calm part of Budapest with lot of trees and green areas. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is loyal and professional. Bonus: the design of the hotel is supercool
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AndreaKKiss wrote a review May 2016
Budapest, Hungary4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shantee House (previously known as Backpackers Hostel) is a real gem located on a quiet side street, tucked away from the husstle & bustle of the vibrant city of Budapest. Did you know that this was the very 1st hostel opened in Budapest?!

Sipi, the owner of the hostel is truly an extensive World traveller. And Shantee House is the quintessence of all his globetrotting experience!
As you walk in for the first time, you are immediately blown away by the meaningful and colorful interior, and design through the whole building. Just walking through the hostel is a real discovery as every little corner has something to offer to your eyes and your soul.
Guess what! Sipi has dreamt it all, and with his loyal friends, he has built this wonderful sanctuary.
I was lucky enough to stay here for a few months as a long-term tenant. And Shantee's palpable tranquility always managed to sooth my tired senses, arriving back after a long day out in the crowd.
Shantee's Staff is also exceptional: approachable, kind, attentive, and walking the extra mile. They absolutely love what they're doing.
I'll never forget our moments when we all gathered together, and had meaningful discussions, movie nights with guitar music, international dinners, that always led right into the night. But we didn't mind, as we became friends for life! :)
I'll always remember it!

Facilities and "extras":
Shantee has a beautiful garden with a turtle in the pond, just like in a Japanese garden. Beautiful flowers are blooming all over the place right now!
The hostel has a nice reception area, spacious kitchen, a wonderful lounge, and the serene garden where travellers can socialize, read a book, mock with their gadgets.
There is a laundry service in the hostel for a small charge, operated by the Staff.
Free wifi all through the area, even in the garden!
From time to time, Sipi is organizing excursions to the hills nearby where "Zsömi" ( a beautiful Golden Retriever) is leading the pack. :)
Good news for you, cat-lovers! There is also a house cat, called "Shoo-shoo", and she loves to cuddle!

Location: 2 stops away from the big University Campus on the Buda side. Also, there are several buses, and trams are going straight into the heart of the City. It takes about 15-20 mins to get to the vibrant "Jewish Quarter"; Gozsdu Quarter; the great Basilica; all the walking streets among the River Danube; the Opera House; Academy of Music and so on...
I can assure you that members of the Staff will happy to help you choosing your destination of sightseeing.
Credits ;) :
Many thanks to Bori who always had her heartfelt laugh along our chats. She is also a very creative artistic person who leaves her inprint all over the hostel.
Thanks to Zsófi/Sophie for her vivid and caring personality. She is a sweetheart! Thanks to Master Csuti, who always takes the night-shift and guards our dreams with his presence. Hope, your dreadlocks grow back soon! :)
Thanks to TomTom, the Vegan Knight who always had a dish for his friends in the hostel.
Thanks to all the Temps from all over the World, you were loads of fun! :)

Shantee is a mini Universe, dreamt, built and operated in the name of open-mindedness and good intentions.

I can only recommend this wonderful place on Earth!
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Date of stay: March 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Melissa K wrote a review Jun 2016
Mountain View, California68 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights in the yurt (highly recommend!!!) It was nice and cool in the back area even when it was 95 and sunny. The staff was super friendly, as were all the people staying there. Plenty of nice hangout spots both inside and out. Yeah, the bathrooms and showers are not to the standard of a hotel but they worked fine and got the job done! We had a great time here, I would definitely come back to Shantee House.

Also in a decent location in south Buda. The tram replacement bus near the stop (49) brings you near the main area in Buda and then goes to the very center tourist area in Pest. Since there is currently a lot of construction to the tram tracks it is a little confusing to figure out the transportation but once we did, getting to the city centers from Shantee House was easy as pie!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul O wrote a review Aug 2015
3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This guesthouse is far away from everything.
We  paid an expensive price (20€ for 2 people is very expensive in Budapest) for a "room for 2 people under tent" which appeared to be a "2sec Quechua tent" with the zip broken.
The tent was supposed to be delivered at 11am. We had to wait until 2pm.
The mattresses were disgusting and did not look like they had been cleaned for a while, same as the cushion and blanket which was very thin. The tent was damp and there were no electricity and no lights inside.
However we felt quite lucky with my girlfriend as for the same price, some people had to sleep in totally wet hammocks barely sheltered during a stormy night.

The insider rooms seem clean however but for people who sleep outside the building were treated, I don't recommend this guesthouse at all.
There are far more respectful and less expensive guesthouses closer to the city than this one
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aleksandar J wrote a tip Dec 2021
Malta1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be carefull with the guy better you talk before what you can do in the hotel and for the prices"
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Diana D wrote a tip Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are the 2nd floor are amazing.. bright, beautiful decor, sky lights"
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AndyJenk wrote a tip Jul 2018
Farnborough, United Kingdom43 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"5-bed in basement was roomy and quiet"
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Jasmine C wrote a tip Oct 2017
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are beautiful and clean. But the garden is where it's at!"
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Emilia T wrote a tip May 2016
Lammi, Suomi1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The attic was perfect !"
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£30 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
HungaryCentral HungaryBudapest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shantee House
Which popular attractions are close to Shantee House?
Nearby attractions include Cave Church (0.5 miles), Feneketlen Lake (0.5 miles), and Budai Arboretum (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shantee House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Shantee House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shantee House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Shantee House?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shantee House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hemingway, SEMMI EXTRA Bartók, and Addicted2Caffeine & Figula Wine Corner.
Are pets allowed at Shantee House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shantee House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Shantee House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fisherman's Bastion (2.0 miles), Shoes on the Danube Bank (2.2 miles), and Heroes' Square (3.6 miles).
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