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“Good value and Good Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Radio Inn
Ranked #199 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good value and Good Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2008

My family and I were plesantly surprised with the Radio Inn. I selected it based on the reviews, the price, and because it was one of the few places in Budapest that would fit all four of us (we had a 2 bedroom suite). But I was nervous that my wife and 2 daughters would complain because of its bare minimum funrishings. However, its very convenient yet out of the way location and cleanliness more than made up for its lack of luxury. Our only complaint was the lack of water pressure in the shower. It was a very good place for the money (or as the brochure in the room said "we value your money").

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JoelKNYC
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • French first
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English first
London
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2008

A sımple apartment fıtted wıth the basıcs (not a tın opener though!) wıth lovely staff. I loved the locatıon, ın a quıet area of the cıty but close to the metro and walkıng dıstance to the Oktogan wıth everythıng you need. Staff spoke good englısh whıch made my day! Close to Heros Square and not far from the traın statıon (despıte the taxı drıvers rıppıng me off for thıs short journey!). Loved Budapest and would happıly go back to thıs hotel for thıs prıce!

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The tıred decor
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank Toto999
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2008

If you are looking for a cheap few days in Budapest - this is an excellent choice.

Paid 40 Euro per night for a twin room. Its an appartment with basic kitchen and bathoom. Perfect for me and a good friend.

Service at the front desk was also very good.

Had a really good time in Budapest.

would definitely use again.

  • Liked — Excellent value - clean, good location and cheap
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank 3LittleFonzys
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
117 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2008

I spent many hours trawling the internet looking for recommendations for a well located, within my meagre budget, but good quality hotel in Budapest. Time and time again the Radio Inn came up as the best place to go.
It is easy to see why. For as little as £30 a night, you get a one bedroom aprtment (large) with twin beds, a separate changing area, bathroom, toilet, kitchen and drying room (at least in room 405).

Good:
Quiet area but just a stone throw to the metro (Bajza Utca), 5 minutes to Heroes Square/Museum of Fine Arts (12 mins to the baths/zoo). Or 20 to 25 minutes walking to the centre of Pest. There is a shop about 300 yards down the road to the right as you come out of the hotel - no need to eat out every night when you have a kitchen!
All the staff speak English.
Rooms sizeable and clean.
Courtyard design to hotel which is unique and actually quite unique to look at.

Bad:
I went in a cold wet January for five nights so the hotel was nice and warm - it lacks air con so I would imagine a summer heatwave would prove a tad inconvenient.
Ok, so the furnishings don't all match and they're ageing. But to be honest I'd rather that than a soul-less travel lodge type place.
***

You have to pay for their breakfasts, and the bar is a tiny bit pricey - but you dont have to use either, remember, you have a kitchen so go to the shops!!!

Reception can book your taxi to the airport - it costs 5400 ft which is above what you can probably telephone to negotiate with a taxi firm (around 4000ft). But it does take the hassle out of it, especially if your Hungarian is non existent.

I walked most of Budapest and caught the metro only once (see if you can make sense of how to buy tickets); the streets are safe (stick to the main Andrassy line just to make sure). Being one of the main diplomatic areas there are plenty of cameras about (next door, across road is the Chinese embassy).

I would definitely recommend Radio Inn for somebody who is travelling on a budget doesn't mind walking for 5 to 10 minutes to get to attractions and isnt fussy about the look of the furniture in a room.

  • Liked — Location, price, and facilities of the apartment
  • Disliked — No air con may be a problem for people in summer...
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank Brother_Cadfael
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Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2007

I stayed for 2 nights at this budget hotel and I received just what i expected. I usually choose hotels for its locations and price range Radio Inn is just two blocks away from Bajza Utca metro station and it has good price. It is located 800 mts away from Heroes Square in a quiet neighborhood with a couple of restaurants within walking distance.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how spacious my room (apartment) was. Furniture is not new but it goes according to hotel class and the kitchen was fully equiped.

I would say Radio Inn is a good option for budget travellers.

  • Liked — Price, location spacious room
  • Disliked — Not so new furniture
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank travelermex
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Woodside, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2007

I recently stayed at the Radio Inn. It is in a very quiet part of the city surrounded by embassies. The hotel is basically an apartment building while rooms come complete with a kitchen. It is located two blocks from a subway station and is within walking distance of Heroe's Square and the main city park of Budapest.

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank gkor96
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London
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2007

We stayed here for 1 night on a weekend break. It was very easy to find from the metro stop, and was in a quiet street with resturants in walking distance. We were in appartment 1 on the ground floor which was quite spacious. The decor was quite dated but it was clean. There was a bath with a shower attachment which passed the hot water test.

We decided not to test out the breakfast option and went to the park near hero's square where there is a cafe with a rooftop terrace (walk left from the square).

As with most of the customer service in Budapest don't expect service with a smile, they are quite sullen but most speak english so we had no problems.

  • Liked — Price Location
  • Disliked — decor of the appartment
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank travelgirl266
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Additional Information about Radio Inn

Property: Radio Inn
Address: Benczur utca 19, Budapest 1068, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #199 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Hotel Class:3 star — Radio Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Radio Hotel Budapest
Radio Hotel Apartment

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