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“Simply perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Home Plus Hostel

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Home Plus Hostel
Ranked #90 of 657 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Como, Italy
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3 reviews
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“Simply perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

The location is one of the best to visit the town, not in the very inner, but in a quiet and silent area from where you can walk in few minutes in the city center or take a tram. But first off all listen to the Andrew's advices! Rooms are clean, and also parking for the car is ok around.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

I had a great stay at this hostel. On arrival, the owner Andrew greeted me so warmly, and then supplied me with chocolate and went through a map of Budapest with me. The room was clean, the communal area looked like you were in the Bahamas, and the location of the hostel was great; right near the river, and well connected by trams and the metro. The hostel is in this cool, old-style building, with a huge hall downstairs and staircases on either side. It just felt really laid back and like in the name, quite homely.

The service was outstanding, Andrew (and his friend Gabor) were so helpful and curious about your plans, and eager to give advice on how to get the best out of Budapest. It´s not a huge hostel and on a quiet street, so no problems sleeping, but it was so close to all the action too.

There was a small kitchen, living room, and the Bahamas-style waiting area and I met a good bunch of people while staying there.

I´m definitely going back to Budapest (there´s so much to see!) and will stay here. Seriously can´t recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Tredegar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Excellent hostel. Andrew the owner is fantastic, will help you with anything you need. He shows a great interest in who you are and where you`re from, and clearly has a genuine love of Budapest. The hostel is a good place to meet other like minded people, and make friends, or if you prefer to be alone thats also no problem. I stayed 2 nights at the hostel and then went to Croatia for awhile, when i made my way back to Budapest for the last part of my trip I decided to head straight back to Homeplus. I was welcomed back like an old friend!
Andrew - Wales

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

So my friends and I was staying this past weekend at HomePlus Hostel in Budapest.
The room we stayed in was infested with bedBugs which was very unfortunate.
However, when this has been cleaned up I would highly recommend the hostel since it was in a great location, the owner is really nice, and it was clean.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

I stayed in Budapest for 5 days, in the HomePlus hostel. It is such a nice and warm place to stay in. The location is more then perfect, during my stay I walked to almost everything..right in the center of Budapest near the main attractions. Andrew is a great host, he takes the time to help you get around and to put an itenerary together! I loved my stay there and can recommend it to everyone! Thanks Andrew, and thanks HomePlus hostel for the experience!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

It's possible to get anywhere in the city pretty quickly from the hostel, and the area is safe late at night. The hostel owner was extremely helpful and gave me a thorough list of places to go and things to do in Budapest. Stay was comfortable, very quiet in the off season (late September).

Room Tip: 4-bed room sometimes smells like cigarette smoke, because the windows open into the courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

This is an average hostel, the rooms are clean and the location is close to the main attractions about 10 mins walk from the centre. The staff are helpful and friendly place could do with some moderisation

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Home Plus Hostel

Property: Home Plus Hostel
Address: Balassi Balint Street 27 (bell 53) | Budapest 5th district, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 657 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Home+ Hostel is your home away from home, plus a lot more. We are a comfortable, friendly, bright, safe and well equipped small hostel where you can stay in mixed larger rooms or smaller private rooms.We are located in the heart of Budapest, near the Danube river, between the Parliament and Margaret bridge, on the Pest side of the river. Margaret island is just a five minute walk where you can enjoy the outdoors, plus a lot more.Since we are located near the Margaret bridge, you can choose between discovering the city center or walking over the bridge to the more residential area where the royal castle is located. Don't forget to stop on the bridge to take the best 'Budapest at night' photo :)Our goal is to give you what we would like to get if we were travelling abroad and to make you feel at home. We do that by speaking good English, giving you sightseeing tips, providing you with all the info you may need, keeping the place clean and offering you a variety of pc, audio and video services.Your hosts, Andrew and company, we all love our work, we all love our guests and we like to see everybody happy. So, see you soon! ... more   less 
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