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“Made my Budapest experience perfect.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Retox Party Hostel

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Retox Party Hostel
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Hatfield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Made my Budapest experience perfect.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

I came to Budapest not knowing exactly what to expect and having traveled around Western Europe a bit in 2010 I found the taxi ride from the airport there a bit sketchy. However entered Retox I instantly felt at ease and invited. The staff know the area like the back of there hand and can basically plan out day trips for you on the fly, they'll take you on pub crawls and really show you the area. It was the best hostel I've ever stayed at, while its a party hostel I never had a complaint about anything, I went during low season but I still recon that its pretty calm during high season. I really can't recommend this place enough, heres a youtube video I made during my stay there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28B8OM7M3cs&feature=g-upl&context=G29aaf8dAUAAAAAAACAA , all the places I went including pubs,clubs, tourist attractions, markets etc. were recommended by the staff and just perfectly worked out.

Room Tip: If you have a group of 6 or less you might be able to get your own bunk room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We arrived in Budapest after a really long journey, and our friend had told us about this hostel, so we headed straight there...such a good decision!!!!

Really cool place, chilled out and great staff/people staying there. By far the best hostel I have stayed in in Europe!!!!

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Was meant to stay a night, ended up staying six weeks and would have stayed much longer if I could have. The combination of amazing, helpful staff, fun (semi) organised nights and fantastic location made my time at Retox unbeatable. I absolutely recommend you book a night (or 20), although be careful because you will never want to leave!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Keith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Similar to other people here, i booked in for 4 days and was still there 4 weeks later! The place is a drunken debaucherous black hole. The staff are awesome, know all the cool things to do during the day and take you out every night to some of the coolest bars and parties I've ever been to. Went there solo but the whole atmosphere of the hostel is geared towards having fun and meeting new people. Go there! You won't regret it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Sale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

like most people i originally intended to stay a few days and ended up staying much longer. the reason for this is that every single night the hostel (along with the other 3 hostels involved in the party hostel chain) organises some ridiculously fun event (obviously based around drinking and partying and having a blast) and you cant leave cause you dont want to miss the next night and then the next and so forth. retox is like a family, everyone is comfortable and friendly and the staff are awesome, if you need to know anything about the city they always have a hot tip. i can say without a doubt that if you stay at retox on your travels, it will stand out at the end of your trip as a top destination! enjoy :)

Room Tip: get a 14 bed mixed dorm, its cheap and you'll meet some awesome people.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

this place is awesome. i came for a weekend and stayed for three weeks, and the only reason i left was because my liver started failing me. i'm pretty sure if i'd stayed, i would have died. that's how hard these guys party. the staff is unbelievable and they're up for absolutely anything. when you walk into retox, you don't just walk into a hostel, but you walk into a family... an alcoholic, dysfunctional family. it's located in one of the coolest districts in budapest, walking distance from everything you'll want to see and right next to the tram and metro lines. retox is literally right around the corner from the world famous opera house.

i don't know what else i can say, except that if you don't stay here, you're an idiot.

Room Tip: all of the rooms are dorms, which is a great way to meet other travelers.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Was supposed to stay a few days ended up staying two weeks. Such an awesome hostel. Nice and warm (its winter) and comfy beds and the staff are all wicked people that really show you a good time. If you are looking for a party in Budapest, this is the place to be

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Retox Party Hostel
Address: O Utca 41, Budapest, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Terézváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 651 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
People who travel to Budapest don’t come for the clean streets, the peaceful nights, the immaculate and modern buildings...they go to Vienna for that. People who want to experience the grit, the underground, the alternative, the unseen, undiscovered, the hidden, they come to Budapest and somewhere behind an abandoned building with graffiti on the doors…… you’ll find Retox guests and staff. If you can’t work the name out - you probably shouldn’t come. If you can’t stand a morning view of a concrete jungle, stay at Grandio where there is a leafy jungle. If you want clinical clean-cut and pristine, this is not the place for you. But if you want to be part of a ‘new’ hostel scene where you walk into an overwhelming sense that stories from here are going to be passed onto your grand kids, (if you make it that long)… then join us at Retox. The name says it all, we like life, we don’t think too much about the future, but we live for the moment. We hit it hard and fast at night, and we wait a moment or two before considering the day. We do make it out sightseeing, but not to take photos and send postcards, but to admire views. We go to museums not to please our parents, but to be absorbed in culture. We party hard, not because it’s new and exciting, but because having fun is a much a better idea than not. We meet people not so we are not alone, but so that we are part of a community we never want to leave. Also, it’s an awesome place with heart stopping artwork, in the heart of the bar district (with three bars on our street alone) and a few minutes walk from some of the major sights and with public transport everywhere we look!). Please Note: Retox is a party hostel so there may be loud and drunk people as residents. If this is not ok, please contact us and we will find more suitable accommodation. Carpe Noctem Vitae is a calmer hostel. We also cannot accept booking from people over 40, but groups are welcomed! ... more   less 
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