Accommodation Guide – Hungary


Astoria City Hostel
Rakoczi ut no 4
3rd floor (Doorbell 27)
7th discrict
Budapest 1072
Phone: 0036 1 266 1327
Stayed there: 12th and 13th of July 2007
Rates: Vary year-round from 10-12 Euros for the cheapest dorm to 110 Euro for a 5-bed en-suite private

A little tricky to find (it’s on the diagonally opposite side of the junction from the hotel and behind a fairly anonymous door in a corner) but worth the effort.
A typical friendly Eastern European welcome, comfy beds and nice showers await. There’s even a mop to get rid of the excess water from when you’ve dripped all over the bathroom floor. I like that!
The free internet is on two PCs which aren’t exactly top-end but they work.
The hostel’s in a great location as far as transport, sightseeing and nightlife are concerned being a short walk away from just about everything. I walked from the railway station in about 20 minutes, but you can catch a Metro if you’re so inclined. The stop’s less than one minute from the door.
I know this is a short review, but this place does what it says on the tin and does it well. Recommended.

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