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“More like a dormitory, but adequate”
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Rila Hotel
Ranked #256 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Zagreb, Croatia
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76 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“More like a dormitory, but adequate”
Reviewed 2 November 2011

Stayed at the hotel for three nights which is located just outside Budapest downtown and just 4-5 metro stops to Pest part of the city. The hotel has it's own parking lot which is locked, so you can rest assure your car is safe. The neighborhood is nothing great, but if you're staying here, you're not expecting that. You need something affordable, basic and not that far from the city center and that's what we got. Room had a private bathroom with a shower, but the room itself doesn't have a TV set, which we didn't really need. They change the linens and towels every three days, but you can get them changed sooner upon the request. Room was spacious enough, but didn't have any carpets on the floor. Also, the walls are paper thin and you can hear almost everything from the other room. The service was adequate and we managed to get Budapest Card and Hop On-Hop Off tickets at the reception desk as well.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

The location of the hostel is great, just a couple of subway stops away from the center of the city. Service was great, the staff was very nice and polite. Rooms were small but tidy, the bathroom was clean. The bed wasn't that comfortable, it was like made of stones. Free internet in the lobby was useful!

We didn't take the hotel breakfast, honestly, it looked very poor and you can get much tastier breakfast from town for less money.

The owner of the hotel gave us rides from and to the airport, and it cost about 10-15 euros.

All in all, a great hostel/hotel for budjet travellers! Had a really good time, I sincerely recommend this place if you want to experience the real Budapest.

-Sandy from Finland

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2011

cheap hotel, it was clean enough, no tv in the room.
it was far from the city centre about 2, 3 km
has a secure car park
internet in the lobby but no internet on the second floor
no ac but it was ok in the room and i was there in july
has an elevatot if u have a lot of bags
english level of the stuff was ok

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

...well, if you could sleep, that is. Mattress was awful with springs poking out. Bathroom, awful. The room itself, awful. And filthy. Breakfast, which was included in the price, consisted of stale toast with margerine, and that was it. No coffee, no juice, cereal, nothing. To top it off, the girls working there were surly and pretty unhelpful and it is a pretty good walk from the underground when you come back tired and laden with all the stuff you've bought in town.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Scotland
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

This hotel was average, the decor was very nice outside and in reception area etc and the place was clean.
Breakfast was ok apart from the gristley Meat and the weird tasting coffee but im a big coffee person.
The walls are paper thin we kept awake most nights which wasnt very good there was some sort of school trip or something loads of kids making a noise in the corridors in the middle of the night really was ridiculous i ended up going nuts at them. could hear the next door neighbours etc really loud. so not great for a peacefull holiday but a good base for a wee city break.
good price with breakfast included, good location near metro pubs and supermarket near by.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

The Rila Hotel was excelent, it didnt was the biggest roms, or anithing fancy, but for the budget traveler is super, is really close to the metro station and in four stop you are in the center of budapest, the breakfast at the hotel is quite good, the personal is freandly and always explain us everithing, also they have free wifi in the hotel, so you can conect in your room, i recomend this hotel

Room Tip: Perfect hotel for family or friends traveling togheter
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Szeged, Hungary
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2011

I spent one night with a colleague in the hotel travelling to a conference. The room was fresh painted and the staff was really helpful. They have a safe parking lot in the hotel's backyard ( free for the guests ).

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Rila Hotel
Address: Feher Hollo utca 2, Budapest 1097, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #256 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rila Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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