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Pal's Hostel & Apartments
Ranked #12 of 682 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We ended up by chance in this hostel. This was our first time in Budapest, so it took us a little time to find the hostel's office doorbell. We felt welcomed from the very beginning, the staff (if I'm not mistaken, her name was Judith) gave us a brief but quite useful introduction on Budapest, the main places visit, and all that. Then she walked us to our appartment... what can I say, it was amazing! It was the deluxe apartment. It is an old, huge, beautifly furnished apartment, right in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral. The last night we moved to a smaller apartment right in front of this one, and it was excellent as well.
If we happen to visit Budapest again (and I really hope we will!), we woudn't stay in any other place.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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BudapestPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I stayed with my son at Pal's for two nights. The price is unbeatable and the service by the staff is quite helpful. While it is very much a hostel, we had security and privacy in our double room, and much appreciated the no-party atmosphere. Pal's is located just a block south of St Stephen's Cathedral, and there are many local restaurant options, with several just outside the front door of the hostel. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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BudapestPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

True every word:) Thank you!:)

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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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BudapestPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

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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
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BudapestPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

True:)
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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
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Very happy to hear that! :D Thank you!

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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
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

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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
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Y0urPal, General Manager at Pal's Hostel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

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Additional Information about Pal's Hostel & Apartments

Address: Szent Istvan ter 3. | Doorbell No. 15, Budapest 1051, Hungary (Formerly Pal's Hostel)
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 682 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range: £19 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pal's Hostel & Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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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