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“uncomfortable bed spoils the otherwise great qualities”

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Locomotive Light Hostel & Apartments
Ranked #170 of 652 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
“uncomfortable bed spoils the otherwise great qualities”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I stayed with my boyfriend in a twin bedroom on the far right of the corridor. Unfortunately, the poor quality of sleep owershadowed the other nice qualities of that hostel. It was that old-fashioned spring mattress, where you you can feel the metal structure under your ribs. I was told later, that there are different types of mattresses in other rooms (even from IKEA), but none of them very comfortable in the combination with the particular bed type (soft foam mattresses on hard wooden ribs. But I did not try other beds myself). Supposedly it is the owner's philosophy not to invest into comfort of the place, because it is "just a hostel". However, there are luxuries like TV, internet, night lamp etc., which I would gladly trade off for a comfortable bed.
To mention the nice thing, the staff, one young man, was extremely friendly, interested in our plans, gave us maps and good tips for sightseeing. The location is close to train station, which is convenient, although we had hard time to find the hostel at first, there is no big sign above the street entrance. The corridor of the house was dirty and the overfilled dustbins were under the stairs, but once You enter the actual hostel area, it is clean and decorative. Our room looked very quaint and romantic, before I actually tried to sleep in it. So I hope, one day the owner will change his mind and buy comfortable mattresses.

Room Tip: Not the twin bedroom on the far right of the corridor. Or try the bed first.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leipzig, Germany
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Reviewed 10 August 2010

We stayed for two nights and were satisfied completely with everything. When we arrived we found the sheets clean and they were keeping a 24 hour customer service. They have fans in every room so we could have a good sleep even if Budapest was burning. :) They serve free coffee, tea and cocoa and not to mention their so called "welcome drink", which is a quite strong but good Hungarian spirit - "Palinka". The best was the nice atmosphere and that the place was quite cozy.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

I stayed only for one night in this Hostel and really liked it because they let me cook there and helped with cooking and gave me a welcome drink. So it was really nice. Alexandra one of the girl speaks very good german so I had no problem with comunication tooo.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Oxfordshire
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

We only had one night in Locomotive Light Hostel but it was a comfortable stop. The hostel is close to public transport and the international train terminal. The rooms are small but if you're backpacking there is enough space. There was an ensuite in our dorm and it was clean. The hostel manager (whose name I've now forgotten!) was great. He was so helpful and efficient. There are inexpensive local restaurants around just ask the manager. We liked one place recommended that we ate there most days. There is no breakfast but tea and coffee is unlimited. Towels and linen are provided. Recommend staying here if you are budget conscious.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Locomotive Light Hostel & Apartments
Address: Baross ter 2, Budapest 1087, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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Ranked #170 of 652 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locomotive Light Hostel & Apartments in Budapest city is an inexpensive place for young travelers. The apartments are situated at the best parts of Budapest, very close to public transport, major attractions and shopping districts. We offer short-term accommodation in the center of Budapest, like cheap hostel rooms, dormitory, single room and double rooms, four bedded room, classic, vacation and deluxe apartments, as well. ... more   less 
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