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“Phenomenal hostel. Relaxed environment with great rooms and people”

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Big Fish Budapest Hostel
Ranked #63 of 652 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
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“Phenomenal hostel. Relaxed environment with great rooms and people”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My brother and I arrived late one night with no plans for Budapest and happen to stumble upon this hostel. Best find so far on our Europe trip. The staff member was awesome giving us all kinds of advice for what to do and where to go out tonight. The hostel was a perfect mix of people who like to go out but also super relaxed and not too loud. It has a great location as well within walking distance to good ruin bars, the sights, and great eats. I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

For a month I traveled with a friend through europe and we stayed in a bunch of hostels but this was my favourite one.
Me and my friend were practically the only ones staying in the hostel around the 20th of may.
There were 3 young people working there and they really made us feel at home, I even went out with the girl from the staff.
After 2 days it felt like I was in my own home.
Everything was really clean as well, the location was great (if you dont mind walking a little bit). A really layed back and social atmosphere. Would stay here again for sure!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Big Fish hosts an impressive common area and hostel culture. It is a beautiful hostel with character in a great location in the city. I recommend heartily. Budapest itself is an amazing and too often overlooked city. Please visit it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This hostel is for sure one of my favorit hostels with its nice athmosphere, good location and clean rooms. I stayed in dorm and it was all good. They have good kitchen area and new computers with fast internet in the lobby. Reception was held by very sweet and super nice dutch(?) girl Katherine(?:D), who really can make you feel welcomed! I wish there would be someone like her in every hostel!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Brasov, Romania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Good place to hang out if your in Budapest probable the best hostel I've stayed in in this city. Good staff all quite young with gives it a really good vibe. Clean tidy and comfortable. You can go have a mad one in the city then just chill out here for a while. All in all a pretty cool hostel give it a try you will enjoy.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Really great place to stay. Was the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. Rooms were pretty spacious and the common room is nice. Computers with Internet are there for you to use. Also a kitchen which you can use to make breakfast small meals etc.
Atmosphere was ok not a particularly lively hostel but very friendly staff who knew where to go for cheap drinks/good music etc.
overall great place.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is not the first hostel I've stayed at, but it is the first one I stayed in a dorm at (I'm relatively new to this travelling thing). It is easy to locate, close to public transport/main attractions (including the main Ruin Pub area), and super friendly and cozy. It's not very large, but there is a very nice/welcoming little common room with couches and a kitchen. The staff were very helpful and everyone we met staying there was nice. The rooms, common area, and bathrooms were all clean as well.

I would definitely recommend staying here, I will definitely stay here again when I return to Budapest.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Big Fish Budapest Hostel
Address: Erzsebet koerut 33 | 11 Doorbell, Budapest 1073, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , Erzsébetváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #63 of 652 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The charming, small Big Fish Budapest is perfectly located in the downtown, within walking distance to all the main attractions. We offer huge deluxe dorms and privates, comfortable new beds with lockers, lots of freebies, power plugs and reading lights next to all the beds.There’s new bathrooms and toilets with hot showers, a well equipped kitchen, a cosy common room with a game corner, 24/7 reception, free maps, free towels...you will like it!Our LOCAL staff are experienced in tourism and are always happy to inform you about the city, the country or almost anything you need. We can recommend the best places to go, local food and drinks, pubs and clubs.Laundry service is also available with drying.There’s no curfew and no lockout.We have free Wi-Fi and internet, a huge collection of DVDs to watch and a PlayStation3!Meet travellers, share your travel experiences and learn about destinations. Like Verena said: Welcome home. :) ... more   less 
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