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Keleti Hostel
Ranked #228 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
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“Couldn't recommend this more”
Reviewed 2 May 2010

Keleti is a friendly and welcoming hostel right next door to Keleti Station. The rooms were basic but very clean and what more do you want when you are out all the time anyway. The local was very friendly, very social and very helpful with recommendations and advice for going out, eating and partying.
The hostel has a 10 man room and an 8 man room, a lounge with sofas and a kitchen and dining area.
We thoroughly enjoyed this hostel and the people in it.

Take a good padlock.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2009

Joseph the caretaker is one of the best persons on earth I have ever met. And people like him make up this hostel and this city....

Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

Keleti Hostel is a small hostel near the Keleti train station. It has two dorm rooms (10 beds each), a living room, dining area and kitchen plus several bathrooms. I chose it because it's literally 3 minutes from the train station and I had some late and early departures.

The dorm room is pretty basic - just bunks and mattresses and they supply you with sheets and a pillow. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly. Lockers in the rooms to store your stuff and you get a lock. There are supplies in the kitchen and a few leftover food items. I believe the Internet access is just the owner letting people use his computer but I could be wrong. He also had a washer and dryer - don't know about the costs involved. Tons of brochures and maps around and the owner is happy to answer your questions. The crowd at the hostel was mostly young backpackers - friendly and not loud. At the time I stayed there, the price was about $12 a night, which felt about right.

This is a residential neighborhood and there are several food shops in the area, including a 24 hour market. Since you're by the train station, you have access to the Metro and a bunch of buses stop nearby. I got a 3 day travel card, so I never tried to walk anywhere from the hostel.

The guy who owns/runs the place is there pretty much 24/7 and you get a key to the door or the place and a code to get through the front door.

FYI - there is currently construction across from the train station, right in front of the building, so there is a lot of noise - don't count on sleeping in if you don't bring earplugs.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Keleti Hostel
Address: Baross ter 18, Budapest 1077, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , Erzsébetváros
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Ranked #228 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Number of rooms: 249

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