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.
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- 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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