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“Definitely the best hostel in Budapest”

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Casa De La Musica Hostel
Ranked #42 of 653 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Prague, Czech Republic
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Definitely the best hostel in Budapest”
Reviewed 22 June 2010

I've been to Budapest about 20+ times and stayed at a lot of hostels there. I lead study abroad programs for American students to the city, and so I am always on the hunt for great places. I have to say that Casa (which is quite new) is definitely the best hostel out there. The people who run the place - especially Alex and Petra - are quite fun, energetic, and provide a lot of tips on where to go - sometimes coming out with us... The lounge/kichen area is small but has absolutely everything you need, including free wifi. Petra is definitely the one with the great club tips... There's a nice mix of dorms - from large to small - plus great singles and doubles, which is perfect for someone like me (I can stay in a single, and have a dozen students or so in the dorms. The place is one of the cleanest hostels around, showers/hot water were good too. The hostel also serves excellent breakfasts (three main choices: cold breakfast for 2 Euro, the best scrambled eggs you will ever have for 3 Euro, or American-style French toast also for 3 Euro). The hostel has dinners for 3 Euro as well, and since I will be going back to the hostel in a couple of weeks, I can't wait to try it out. Another aspect of the hostel i liked was the large terrace and bar, which creates a relaxing and fun atmoshere to the entire place. The dance school also located on the site was also interesting, as it provided a glimpse into Hungarian culture I would otherwise not see... As I lead student groups and take students on trips around the city (to various museums, events, dinners, etc) I was initially concerned about its location, but it turned out that the hostel has probably one of the best locations in the city. This is because it is only a few minutes walk to some of the best places to go out at night (e.g. Szimpla Kert, Corvineto...) but is also close to the Jewish district (and the Dohany Street Synagogue), close to the metro (going to the castle, for example), easy to get to from the Keleti train station (only a couple of stops by bus, about 10-15 minutes door to door), walking distance to the Great Market Hall (a must do) and only a couple of tram stops from the Oktagon area (House of Terror museum, cool restaurants..). In that sense the location is perfect!

Stayed May 2010
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 June 2010

I stayed here for 3 nights on my own in a female dorm. I would certainly recommend it....I met some lovely people here, which is not always easy when travelling on your own, lots of people do ignore you, or just not take any interest, bu there were lots of other friendly people to meet. The bar area and restaurant are nice, and cheap, and right in the middle of the hostel.
There is free internet, free use of the kitchen, and common room, and the reception staff are so lovely and helpful, and even show you to your room, and check that you are ok with everything! :) The hostel has a fantastic atmosphere, being a dance school too, and generally is just really good. Breakfast is good too, although if you want a nice cheap option, there is a SPA and a Tesco Express (yes....they ARE taking over the world!) round the corner, so you can go and buy your food from there. It is about a 4 min walk from the Metro station, and bus links are also really good.

The only downsides of the hostel are that the security is not great. Anyone can just walk in, and in reception there were photo's on the wall of peopl who had been caught on CCTV just wandering around, and to tell staff if you see them. Sometimes the people in my room would not lock the door, and you would come back and the door would be unlocked, although there are lockers and padlocks to use if you need them.
The other thing was the bathrooms.....not good! I had an en-suite in the dorm I was in, and it was not cleaned the whole time I was there (thurs-sunday) and no loo paper etc. Plus the shower was a mere dribble, and quite often the water was cold.
The other "problem" if you can call it that, was being a dance school one evening, when I came back to the room, the whole stair well was full of dancers sat on every single step, so it took me about 10 mins of climbing over everyone, and trying to push through to get to the top, and then there were lots more all hovering outside the room. This only happened once though saying this. Other than that though, it was one of the best hostel's I have stayed in, and would deff recommend, and stay again!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

The staff of Casa de la Musica here are awesome. They were incredibly friendly and super helpful... they even made us cake! Rooms/bathroom really clean. Conference room was big enough for 150 people. Kitchen tiny, dont plan too much on cooking. We had excellent weather the terrace with pool & bar and courtyard were bumping. We had a wicked time in Budapest!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Leuven
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Reviewed 28 January 2010

I went to Budapest in the first week of September and I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The staff was very friendly and warm. They helped us out a lot with tips and tricks. It was quite clean and food was very good. There was a great atmosphere. It was quite close to everything. In short, fantastic, a recommendation for everyone.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2009

It's a great hostel, very clean and cozy with excellent vibe and super service, and it's really cheap

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2009

Casa de la Musica was certainly a great find. I'm not a big fan of hostels, so I booked a private room through Hostelworld--they required me to book the room for two people, which was still comparable to other hotel prices in Budapest. Much to my surprise, when I arrived Casa de la Musica the price was lowered, since I was traveling alone--so I would suggest contacting them directly to make a reservation. The room was small, but perfectly functional and the shared bathroom was always clean. The area was very quiet at night. There was no air-conditioning, which normally wouldn't be a problem , but it was blazing hot the two days I stayed here, so I just made sure to stay out all day--so it wasn't a problem. The bar/restaurant serves a different Hungarian food each night for a reasonable price. I great place to stay if you don't mind a no frills room.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

Just the building and pain make you feel happy and at ease. A cool, relaxed sanctuary in the middle of the busy modern Budapest center. Nice to get a feel for authentic Hungary/Budapest through the staff, the traditional food served and the DVDs about what life was like in Hungary before H&M arrived. Just a clean, cool place in a perfect location.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa De La Musica Hostel
Address: Vas utca 16., Budapest 1211, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 653 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa De La Musica Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 90-bed hostel in the heart of Budapest with 4/6/8/10/12-bed dormitories, female-only rooms and private rooms, all rooms with shared bathrooms. Free WIFI, free coffee & tea, fully equipped kitchen, summer bar and pool, bike rent & tours, free maps, free linen, no curfew or lock-out! Discounts for groups! We are a few steps away from sightseeing hot spots, cultural monuments, ruin bars and party places! The Casa is designed for the curious traveler, come and explore Budapest while staying at an awesome colorful hostel! ... more   less 
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