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Caterina Hostel
Ranked #198 of 644 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Cork, Ireland
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We stayed at the hostel in October, and had reserved an apartment for two. When we got there, the guy told us they had a problem with some water pipes or whatever, so he moved us in a private double room, with shared bathroom.
He suggested we could have a discount because of that, and we had (not that much, however).
The room was bare and the shared bathroom... I'm not going to describe them!
Breakfast was poor, but I have to say we didn't expect much more, instead, the position in the city was ok.
I must say I'm used to stay in hostels, but that one was one of the worst I've ever seen!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rye, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

My partner and I stayed in the Caterina Apartment which is around the corner from the Hostel itself. (You pick the key up from the hostel, and will be given a map to guide you round to where the apartment is, it's very simple).
The Apartment is quite large in size, has a double bed, small kitchen (with oven and cooking hobs) and a shower room.

What makes this Apartment so great is the location.
If you google:
1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 2, Hungary
This will show you where the Apartment is.

The apartment is on the 3rd floor (there is a lift so don't worry about stairs), in a building on this lovely little square filled with amazing restaurants (we ate at a couple of them, and the food was AMAZING especially for the price - we had Steak at "Menza" and Duck breast at the restaurant opposite Menza)

Also, a 5 minute walk around the corner from the apartment is the main pub/bar street in Budapest - Nagymezo Street

The Apartment is very basic, but its perfect for staying in Budapest on budget.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

Looks a little seedy when entering and climbing all the stairs!
Security isn't amazing but there are lockers and we didn't have any problems.
Its really basic but at that price and with a free breakfast it is kinda of hard to criticise!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Poznan
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Small hostel in the city center. I spent three nights in that hostel. Connection to the airport is not complicated. It is very easy to get public transportation (metro, busses and trams). Free internet and simple brekfast. The hostel is on 4th or 5th floor. Very friendly and helpful staff. They have regular beds, not bunk beds. I got "street view", it was extremely noisy. Remember to take an ear plugs :-)

Room Tip: My room on the street side was very noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 October 2012 via mobile

The cleaning is clearly not their strong point
There was weeks old dust all over the place
The bathroom mat was seen its best days years ago
We had a tap running constantly as it was impossible to close
On the possitive side it is in a great location and the shower was recently renovated

  • Stayed October 2012
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Lodz, Poland
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126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Caterina hostel is hidden in a grat old building just in the center of Budapest. Huge rooms with wooden floors and attached bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. and no bunk beds!They do miss lockers but that is the only disadvantage.
Simple breakfast is included and you can have it in the great veranda on the main patio. Kitchen and internet for free.
The best of all is staff! Incredibly helpfull guy will help to arrange anything you need. And he does remember old guests!
I do recomend it specialy with such a good price!

Room Tip: rooms withe a street windows are brighter but more noisy
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne
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100 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

This hostel was okay. The building is interesting as it is quite old and the staircase is very very long and the hostel is located on the top floor. Our room had two bunk beds and a private bathroom. The small apartment we had had a nice little kitchen and it was good to be able to store food in the fridge but overall the hostel was just a bit old and unkempt. I didn't like the vibe there and found the hostess a bit abrupt and evasive.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Caterina Hostel
Address: Terez koerut 30/III/28 | Ring Code 48, Budapest 1066, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Terézváros
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Ranked #198 of 644 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Caterina Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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