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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed over Sziget week so I'm sure that was one of the contributing factors in why it was so quiet in this hostel. First night I had to sleep on a matress on the floor while there was a bed free as the person hadn't booked in just yet where I felt as I was there first I should... More 

Thank Aisling B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Wauzi and we felt really welc(h)ome! Best Hostel we could have chosen. Little bit of an alternative, free, hippie flatshare. Thank you so much! Only thing what was hard - the matress. But maybe now we have every bone and vortex where it's supposed to be! Love from Wauzi, Philomena and Salomon from Germany

Thank Philomena- A. K
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We like it to stay at Gingko. It has a nice and cosy atmosfere and it's clean. There were more people staying, but it still was very quit (although we slept next to the common room and sometimes we heard some people in the night, but they weren't too loud). The room was nice, although the bed/matras was very hard.... More 

Thank BlerfLoes
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Feels like home. Been for 2 nights, and everything was great :) rooms are big and comfortable, and personel are soo nice. Downtown is very close, and I will definetly come back again :) Room are clean, toilets as well, and there is a lot of informations about Budapest :)

Thank Nemanja I
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I stayed for three nights in a double room with shared bathroom, and it didn't lack anything. The room and the common areas were really cozy, it felt more like staying in someone's home than in a hostel. Both the room and the bathrooms were very clean, spacious and well equipped. However, it felt pretty empty when I was there.... More 

Thank Lina R
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This place was a breath of fresh air having spent the previous week in a big hostel with absolutely no personality or charm to it. The staff at Ginkgo Hostel is kind, helpful and professional. Everything here is actually quite nice except from two things: the wifi doesn't work in the 6-person dorm room, but they are working on that... More 

Thank 313PH4N7
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

It was amazing time for me at Budapest. The choice was perfect. Location at centre of the city. Night life 2 blocks away. Plenty of options for restaurants and I got a nice offer for 2 night stay. Clean beds, decent rooms with 7 beds. Many bathrooms and toilets. Breakfast was not suitable for me. But many did choose to... More 

Thank Vinayak P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We book the hostel at last minute, and ginkgo looked as our best option. It is a ok hostel, nice staff and good location, really close to Astoria and Ferenciek tere. But some things were not so nice: the room was for 8 bed, you had to go through another 8 bed room, disturbing everyone at night. There is no... More 

Thank luisateixeira
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

I really enjoyed staying at this hostel. It had a nice laid-back atmosphere, which was helped by the fact that a lot of people hung out in the common area/kitchen. The staff was super friendly and helpful in giving directions to sights, restaurants, the airport and a place to print out my boarding pass. :) The facilities were clean and... More 

Thank keeweeset
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The staff is very helpful and friendly. The location is very good, near a supermarket and also near the famous danube. I would probably rate it higher if it would have more bathrooms (at the moment the hostel had many people living there at the same time)

Thank Valentina B

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Staying at Ginkgo will open up hundreds of years of Hungarian history to you: it is housed in a historical art nouveau building that still bears bullet holes from the 1956 Revolution against Soviet occupation. The hostel is located in a flat that was privatized after the change of regimes. Historical marks surround you whether you are outside the building or in Gingko's unique courtyard. Ginkgo Hostel lies in the heart of downtown Budapest, near the Danube, on the Pest side of the city. In a few minutes you can reach historic sites and the most popular cafes, restaurants and pubs as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ginkgo Hostel

Address: Szep street no. 5, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Price Range: $50 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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“personally i chose my room because it was with 3 bunk beds and one single bed... i snagged the single bed for my whole month. right next to the window... GOOD CALL.”
 of 5 bubbles 703toma, 21 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room I stayed in had nice high ceilings and lots of space.”
 of 5 bubbles Edwardpercy, 31 Mar 2012 | Read review
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