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Budapest Civil Hostel

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

What a terrible place to stay! At first glance, the hostel itself isn't horrific but (as someone who has slept happily in a shack in India) let me tell you why I hated my stay here and couldn't wait to leave... - upon arrival, no reception just an old lady's flat with an old lady who speaks no English trying...

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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This is a home stay and not a hostel. The apartment is owned by an elderly lady who rents out rooms. The bathroom was terrible gas heater in the room certainly doesn't look safe. Only one toilet as well. We stayed the one night before we found other accommodation, we were refunded our money though for the nights we didn't...

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1Thank Hayls15
Kunszentmarton, Hungary
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We stayed two nights with my friend in the hostel because we celebrated his birthday in Budapest. Small hostel centrally located, it's near to the nightlife, all tourists attractions and to the public transport M3, M4, M2 underground stations, etc. The ownner was friendly, well informed and helpful. She gave us good tips. Our room was nice, big, comfortable, quiet...

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Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Where should I start? It's a condo transformed into a hostel by the owner (an old lady who doesn't speak english, only lil german)... The hostel is super dirty, there is only one (filthy) bathroom in the whole house, there's a kitchen you can use only a couple hours a day. To get into your room, you have to pass...

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1Thank Gabriele G
Szentes, Hungary
Reviewed 24 March 2014

The hostel is in the City of Budapest. I stayed for two nights in this little hostel in a big and comfortable room. The owner Lia is a very kind and extremely helpful person. Everything perfectly clean and tidy. It is safe and family place. It has a peaceful atmosphere and no noise at night. All the time the free...

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1Thank PeteL81
Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 5 January 2014

If you ask me how I would describe my stay at the Budapest civil hostel, the answer would definetly be: " First day impressed,last day depressed ! ".Lady (owner) is renting a few rooms in her flat,and this can't be called a hostel. I was a bit lucky cause I booked seperate room together with my girlfriend, so i wasn't...

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4Thank stingerbee2014
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Probably the worst hostel I have ever been into. Old woman turned her big flat into small hostel. We weree staying in 6-bed bedroom that was actually a living room. Next to our room was a room for 5 people. They were passing all the time through our room because that was the only way to their room. Old woman...

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4Thank Dalibor P
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Quiet and peaceful hostel with family atmosphere, we definitely recommend it if you want to sleep good in a center of Budapest. The lady you meet there is a very nice and she will give you tips and tricks where to go, where to buy etc. without being ripped off, her advice is very useful better than some guide. The...

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1Thank Vilibald W
Potomac, MD
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Where to begin? The owners rent out spaces in their condo or something, mostly in a hall way that has beds all over and a stinky loft area. They would not answer the door bell most of the time, tried to change the price of the room once we agreed on a price etc.. No normal person would stay here,...

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charles1986, Owner at Budapest Civil Hostel, responded to this review

Dear unknown Guest, your opinion is extremely surprising and defamatory. I am sorry to say but I cannot imagine you have been in my hostel at all. How come you could write such a comment on my hostel? Maybe you were in an other one. In our building there are 4 other hostels and flats for rent. We can only...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Hostel located in the centre of Budapest's downtown.Near the hostel are all the main tourist's attractions:We are 100 meters from "Kálvin tér" metro station (blu line M3), easy to find and a short walking distance from the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts (150 meters), the Great Synagogue (200 meters), the Hungarian State Opera House and the St.Stephen's Basilica(400 meters), the Central Market, the Váci Street and the Danube bank with the imposing Liberty Bridge (500 meters). The Gellert Hill with Citadel (There is an unrivalled panorama of Budapest including Buda Castle District, the Parliament and both sides of the Danube embankment.), and two of the most important thermal baths of Budapest: Rudas and Gellert (600 meters) on the Buda side across Liberty bridge, etc.Even are in walking distance many clubs, bars, shops, banks, post office, pharmacy and antique bookstores.There is a great variety of shops to suit all budgets.Helpful and informative German, English and Hungarian speaking staff is ready to provide the guests with all the necessary information about Budapest and its surroundings.It is an ideal place for singles, couples, small groups, families. The hostel is child friendly, there isn't any age restriction.Guests can enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in spacious, bright, clean, loft type rooms with 2,3, 4, 6, beds. Here are NO BUNK BEDS!The hostel is situated in a safe neighbourhood.This is NOT a party hostel. NO noise after 10 p.m.Please respect it!!!In order to serve our guests who want to get toknow our country, we maintain continuous contact with Free Tours offices.NO CURFEW - NO LOCK-OUT !!!Parking is on street and in a nearby paying underground parking garage(100 meters away) at the Pollach Mihály square, which is only 3 minutes walk.The check-out time is at 10:00 A.M.the check-in from 13:00 to 22:00 P.M.Sorry, we do NOT accept credit cards, you will pay with CASH on arrival in EUROS due to the frequent fluctuation of the Hungarian Forint.Please, note that if you arrive 2 hours later than your original reservation time and you do not inform us about it, you may lose your reservation.On arrival the guests are obliged to check in immediately. In order to confirm their identity, they are required to present a document with a photograph of them.Please note : I not let in any drunky, noisy person!DEPOSIT (10%) - will not be returned to the customers in case of cancellation of booking or if they are leaving the hostel for another.COME AND VISIT US! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budapest Civil Hostel

Address: 1st Floor Mikszath Kalman ter 4, Budapest 1088, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Price Range: $16 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“I recommend this hostel for those whos looking for somewhere to sleep in quite and want to rest and relax after a tiring day.”
 of 5 bubbles Pekka2055, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring your own slippers”
 of 5 bubbles daliborp155, 3 Jan 2014 | Read review
“run somewhere else, owners are very rude and cheaters”
 of 5 bubbles Benedictakim, 28 Sep 2013 | Read review
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