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“My 4th home”
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Shantee House
Ranked #68 of 671 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2014

For a decade this has been my getaway, my 4th home so to speak, as I always feel coming back to family and friends where I can fully relax. Great vibe, great renewed interior and magical outside surroundings, lovely staff and cool visitors. if traveling alone or with friends, there is always something happening in Budapest and this hostel is a great initial place to start exploring and just chillax in between. A true backpack vibe that you'd experience in more distant exotic places.

Thumbs up to Atilla, Andrea and rest of the staff for taking care of us ;)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This was by far the most enjoyable and memorable place throughout our travels in Europe. The staff were genuine and extremely friendly. It felt like a home away from home and I am eternally grateful for everything they have done for us. I can't wait to return in the near future, it was perfectly clean and a great place to chill out or have some social beers. This place has something for everyone and I would more than highly recommend it for anyone of any age. I have nothing but love for shantee house and can't wait to tell all of my friends travelling to stay here. Thank you again shantee house

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I slept in the backyard of shantee house for a few nights in April and it was a great few nights. To start with, it has a fully-equipped kitchen. That is one of the four pillars for any "hostels". Having a place where guests can cook and prepare food and mingle with other fellow travelers, which backpacking is all about, is a must if a place calls itself a hostel. Second of all, great staff! I work as a tour guide and a language trainer. I work for/with all different kinds of people and I cannot say enough how important different personalities can affect the delivered service in both areas. I met most of the people working at Shantee House and everyone is a different, but same great human being! Everyone understands how make other people feel welcomed and liked and appreciated, being laid-back as they are. Third, perfect facilities! From camping to private room with bathrooms. There is a choice for everyone. Last but not the least, a location that couldn't be better. Yes, you'd need to take the tram to get to downtown. But how else are you going to get a closer look at the local life, being only in tourist areas? Let alone that fact that using public commuting gives you the perfect chance to see the parts of the city you might never see again. I have traveled around Asia and Europe and just like the tittle, I haven't been to that many great hostels as good as Shantee House at all. Book it!

Kai

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Magic atmosphere ! We stayed 4 nights at the apartment belonging to the owner of the hostel. It was amazing! Magical! The apartment is full of oriental paraphanilia, coloured lamps, very chilled chairs and sofa, the many pictures taken from global travels took us on the mysterious, charming , magical, adventures of the hostel owner . There are many lamps to manage, funny stuffs and surprises ( eg. in the bathroom :) ) The staff are cheerful, easy-going ...they seem to be part of a family there :) One of the best places we ever seen. Thank u Shantee House! We will come back soon :) . Claudia and Cristiano.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Awesome place, nice chilled atmosphere! Had an amazing time at this place. Public transport is close by, so getting in and around town is peachy!
So many options for sleeping arrangements! If you've got a tent, set it up. If you don't they have some there for you. Hammocks too! Dorms and rooms inside, but there is also a bungalow outside. So heaps of options at nice low prices. Always a winner :D

Befriended many amazing people at the Shantee House!
Shanteee Ommmm!!!

Room Tip: I stayed in the bungalow :)
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This place has everything you'd expect from a proper hostel. Great atmosphere, amazing staff, clean and comfortable. I stayed in the Mongolian yurt (Genghis Khan style) and it just made my stay perfect. Although the location is a bit out of the centre the Budapest public transport is very easy and it makes the place a very cool place to chill out away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed just for one night at Shantee. The room was lovely and the staff very friendly. The chance of renting bikes was great but weather was bad so we can do that some other time. We felt very comfortable and relaxed, you can get free tea, look at the photo albums, listen to great music, read a book or just chill out and play guitar. We will visit Shantee definitely next time!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shantee House

Address: Takacs Menyhert utca 33, Budapest 1113, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 671 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range: £11 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shantee House 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DEAR TRAVELLING SOULS !!!!! Our cozy and friendly Hostel is located 12 min from the center in Buda. Great location, with excellent 24h transport. A Brand New colorful House welcomes you with a well - traveled, knowledgeable stuff with a joyful, magical atmosphere and comfortable rooms. There is a lovely Asian style green garden with apple & pear trees, hammocks and a great Mongolian yurt which gives a tranquil ambiance, an unforgettable stay! Free Internet / Wifi, Free Coffee / Tea. We are open since 1992 just been beautifully renovated in the winter of 2012. Continuously providing heavenly home for travelers from all around the world. Everyone is warmly welcome all year around! BOOK a room NOW and Enjoy your stay at a homely BASECAMP to DISCOVER Budapest & Hungary! We Offer:~ private & dorm rooms~ rooms with en-suite bathroom~ fully equipped kitchen~ linen, towel included~ caving tours, ~ magical daytrips to the Pilis mountain~ free maps ~ travel books~ easy access when arriving by car~ free parking~ free luggage storage, lockers; safe facility~ cheap bike rental~ cheap beer, drinks~ camping area~ BBQ on request~ Ayurvedic Massage~ great info on the city and Hungary HAPPY TRAVELS and hope to see you soon! Shantee House Crew, Budapest ... more   less 
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