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“Inexpensive but slightly shady”

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Locomotive Light Hostel & Apartments
Ranked #161 of 682 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Budapest, by itself, will strike you as a little shady when you land at the train station.
Locomotive hostel is located at a fairly short distance from the station and allows you to base yourself well to explore Budapest. The metro is also fairly close by - and absolute necessity to go around the city.
The owner was pretty friendly and guided us personally to plan out our day. We had a comfortable double room but the place does need maintenance. Although for this price and location, the place is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

The hostel is like 1 minute away of the train station. Parking your car is possible at shopping centre Aqua Park and that's for free. The city centre is 15 minutes walking. Of course you can also take the public transport.

The owner of the hostel is very friendly and can tell you a lot about Budapest. The hostel itself is clean and looks good.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
Thank SanderNLD
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The owner of hostel is very nice! I had only one night at the hostel but he told me very kindly and let me know many sightseeings and gourmet restaurants. I just followed his recommended routes and it was perfect! Moreover, my train time was 11p.m but he allowed me to stay hostel until the departure. The hostel was just 2 minutes from the train station. Of course the hostel is quite far from the riverside but you can go to the riverside by taking a metro or by walking. If you want to go to the hostel directly as soon as you arrive at Budapest, then this hostel will be a perfect option!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank berespectful
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend, we booked a private room for 2 people. The place is a bit difficult to find so you have to make sure you read the instructions on how to get there. When we arrived, we found out that the room was actually a little apartment just down the street from the actual hostel. It was a very clean apartment with all the ammenities you need, including a washing machine and kitchen. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Violets101
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

我在那边住了两个晚上,住宿离匈牙利火车站很近,很方便,附近又有一间很好吃的匈牙利餐厅(你可询问那边的staff)hostel的入口处就只是很普通,但是进了门,是会让人惊讶的。很有本土味道的hostel,很清洁,员工也都很好,非常舒服,又有wifi,真的值得推荐给大家!
What a amazing hostel, I still miss the moment when I was in Budapest .
The hostel is really nice , and special!! The staff is friendly , room is comfortable , clean and marvelous! I like it to much, people who are looking for cheap and nice hostel , that is your firstly choice.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jie L
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Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

As I was arriving at and leaving Budapest from Keleti train station, this hostel was clearly one of my first picks. The neighbourhood isn't quite fancy, but you are 10 minutes away (3 metró stops) from Deák Ferenc tér, so this is in fact very central. The building looks a bit run down but once you get inside you have a nice apartment feeling. This is a very small hostel (12 beds) so don't expect to meet a lot of other travellers there. Amenities: no bunk beds, large lockers, super fast wifi, kitchen with free tea coffee, very clean bathroom, sheets included, friendly staff.

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Address: Baross ter 2, Budapest 1087, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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Ranked #161 of 682 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range: £16 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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