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!
- 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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