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Pal's Hostel
Ranked #12 of 651 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stay in an apartment with Pal's!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We recently traveled in 5 different countries staying in a combo of apartments and hostels, and this was my favorite by far!

Our group of 4 rented a Private Apartment through Pal's. We had thought this meant that it was a suite with it's own bathroom or something, but we were pleasantly surprised to be shown into an amazing apartment. Ask for the private apartment that overlooks the Basilica and you will not be disappointed!! The view from the balcony was unbelievable, the location is perfect, and the apartment is huge. Our place had 2 queen beds plus 2 twin beds, so 6 people could sleep comfortably and probably more if need be. The apartment had a great kitchen and bathroom.

The hostel offers an airport pickup service that I also recommend. The staff was very friendly and check-in/check-out went smoothly.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private double room which had a shared bathroom and kitchen. Our hostel staff Robert was extremely helpful and always so patient with our never ending questions right from the beginning to end. Unlike other hostels, we liked how Pal's hostel accommodates travellers with extra services by lending us umbrellas and hair-dryers free of charge - this made our rainy visit to Budapest a lot less cumbersome. The in room wifi was good, and the two computer terminals for use in the common area was also handy. The room itself was decorated with some extra touches (ikea inspired?) but it made the room feel like a home away from home. The shared kitchen was well stocked and the shared bathroom was cleaned daily. There was a suggestions wall of which fellow travellers left their tips - we found this inspiring and helpful. The location of this place was excellent, and the room security was tops (maybe even a little over the top! You will be very secure!). The only negative feedback is that we thought the laundry fees were expensive (4euros per small bag). Otherwise highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nguyenlinz
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BudapestPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Lovely apartment. Local, right next to the Basilica, lovely paved streets to walk by and dine at. Shared kitchen was fine, the other occupants were lovely. Rooms were clean, there was wifi which was helpful and transport near by. 10/10 would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alix2112
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Very happy to hear that! :D Thank you!
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Haifa, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Absolutely the best location! The staff was extremely helpful and kind :) Thanks a lot for Robert, he made our stay perfect with the many local secrets... The room was simple but very clean and peaceful. There was only one other room where we were staying. Big clean kitchen and bathroom. The cleaning stuff comes every day to clean the common areas. And to get an adapter or hair-dryer was no problem.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ewa h
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We loved staying here in December 2013. Out of of whole trip around Europe, this hostel was definitely the best value for money. Although there was only the two of us, we had a lovely large apartment overlooking the basilica, a private bathroom with a bath(!) and kitchen. The location was perfect- in the centre and one minute walk away from the hop on and off bus that takes you around the main sites. We had our privacy which we wanted, and the staff were very helpful, talking us through all the main sites to visit on the free map they give you. The only downsides was the bells from the basilica going off every hour but that is what you get if you want to be in the centre and there were smokers (cleaners i think) in the hallway at the bottom of the apartment block which made the block smell funny, but that did not affect our room in any way. As we went in the winter, and the room was a big one to heat it took some time for the big chimney heater to warm the room up. Overall I would definitely recommend the hostel!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Eve B
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thx :)
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Grenoble, France
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

ok, the beds aren't the best ones and can't be considered the "charming" of the hostel.

But the place is very cute and clean, and the ambient is completely friendly and young.
And the principal characteristic of the hostel is the exceptional treatment. All the receptionists was really kinds and helpful!
I really enjoyed the time in there and I probably will stay there again if I go back to Budapest.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Natalia_VL
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Great value for money. Double room was clean and cozy. You share bathroom with only 3 double rooms. Almost all sights are in walkable distance. Only 100m from metro and tram station. Stuff is very friendly and helpful and there is great atmosphere in the hostel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dea M
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel, responded to this review, 25 December 2013
That's all true! :)
Thank you:)
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Property: Pal's Hostel
Address: Szent Istvan ter 3. | doorbell no. 15, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 651 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pal's Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pal's Hostel Budapest - not a regular hostel indeed but a chain of apartments in the very centre of Budapest around St. Stephen's Basilica. If you fancy privacy and want to stay in a place that feels just like at home, come to Pal's Hostel and enjoy your own apartment in Budapest.We also offer private rooms with shared bathroom. All apartments/rooms are within 100-400 meters from the reception. ... more   less 
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