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Penthouse Privates
Ranked #46 of 641 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
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28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Best hostel staff!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Firstly I'd like to thank Hawaii who goes so above and beyond expectations of a hostel staff. She will literally do anything for you and helps you out with things to do places to see in Budapest better than any other hostel I've been. The hostel itself Is spotlessly clean the rooms are big with comfy beds. Bathrooms are clean. This hostel is associated with all the best party hostels in Budapest so it's easy to join in with the famous Budapest nightlife but then u get to come home to a quiet room and comfy bed that almost feels like home. Don't worry about the stairs to get up there it's worth the trek!
This hostel is great but the best thing about it is defiantly Hawaii such a great host! Also a special mention to Gemma who also was a amazing host when Hawaii had a couple of days off! If your going to Budapest stay here!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Thanks Hawaii for our lovely stay! Your knowledge and passion for the city was so helpful. So much information around the hostel about activities, pub crawls, restaurants the weather and heaps more! Hawaii would bend over backwards for us. Beautiful clean rooms with heaps of room and quirky artwork. The hostel is quiet and privrate but still linked with the other party hostels so you don't miss out on the nightlife and still get a decent sleep! Jemma was also extremely friendly and helpful! Would defiantly recommend.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Best place in Hungary! Clean, good price , frendly staff... Amazing location with very good sleep quality. Friendly, with great advices, tips, recomendations for restaurants, pubs as well as for train and bus station.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Penthouse Privates is as the name says, private hostel rooms in the penthouse level of an apartment block. Small hostel, feels like a friend's apartment with a kitchen and lounge area and your own personal host in Hawaii.

She will greet you, tell you all you need to know about Buda, guides, maps, tickets, restaurant and cafe reviews, whatever you need. All included in the price of your cheap room!

The rooms are prefect for couples, spacious and comfy. Bathrooms are clean, spacious and with creature comforts - you will feel like you're staying with friends.

And location! Budapest is a great city, easy to walk everywhere and Penthouse is close to great eating and bar options as well as to the central locations for tours and sites.

Plus if you want activities and nightlife, you can join up with affiliated hostels for pub crawl and etc but still get a quiet night sleep. If this is your style - don't look past Penthouse Privates!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Amazing hostel in an amazing location. Rooms are spacious, the place is immaculately clean and Hawaii is a great host. Very warm powerful showers. Nice sitting area with comfy seats and big tv.
The stairs are worth it :)
Definitely recommend to anyone

  • Stayed September 2013
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Serbia
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Centraly located, big, spacious, clean until the point of squickness.
Hawaii is one of the amazing hosts I ever stumble upon. Friendly, with great advices, tips, recomendations.
Room was big, clean, with the shared balcony overlooking rooftop witrch is very good chill out zone after a good night out.
Apartments are on the last floor (4th), yes, you ahve to take stairs up to it .. not a big deal, when you get in it you will see it was more than worth your climbing effort :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We were there for four days in early june 2013 and had a great stay at Penthouse Privates.
Hawaii is very welcoming and gives good advice.
The place is really well located, and calm at the same time. The appartment is clean, originally and tastefully decorated. The rooms are big, the beds comfortable, plus we had 3 rooms with balcony overseeing the roof.
The stairs might be a problem, but only in case you have to carry heavy luggages every day or 5 children.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Penthouse Privates
Address: Kiraly utca 56 | 5th Floor, Apartment 1, Buzzer #27, Budapest 1068, Hungary
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Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Terézváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #46 of 641 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Penthouse Privates is located in King street (Kiraly), you don't get better locations, a street from Broadway, restaurants opposite your building but far away enough from bars that they don't cause you disturbance. Full map reading with tailor made recommendations for the city that are just right for you and your party. Clean, light sunny rooms, relaxing common space, and great facilities. ... more   less 
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