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Waldenbuch, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

Was meant to stay in another hostel in Budapest, but they messed up the booking, thankfully Glinkgo took us in last minute, was a a great stay, very friendly atmosphere, but most importantly; fantastic location.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Can't I give 6 stars? Ohh you deserve it, best hostel ever! I'd like to stay there longer but i had a buss to Kraków . WiFi was very good and great location ! The Staff is very helpfull and nice :) I'd like to stay there again ! :)

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Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2014

when i arrived in budapest intending to stay for around a month every hostel tried to charge around 760 euro's, this place only charged me 360. it was very homely and the staff are extremely friendly and help a lot. One of the best hostels ive stayed at over my whole trip around europe. although it isnt really a party... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Unusually calm hostel, with a very helpful staff. There is both dorms and double room. The hostel is not very big however, but I considered this a plus. The location is central and close to the metro.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Ginkgo Hostel was absolutely perfect for visiting Budapest. It was central to everything in the city. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. It has spacious rooms and beds. The hostel feels like home and feels safe. There were lockers for each bed to store valuables. I really enjoyed my stay and if I ever make it back to Budapest,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We hadn't planned which hostel to stay at until we reached Budapest and had heard good things about this one previously. The city was busy with people coming back from Sziget festival but luckily, there were rooms left at Ginkgo. The hostel is set within a block of other houses in a courtyard and is very authentic. When we arrived,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I ended up at Gingko after finding out that another hostel where I'd initially planned to stay was full. This was early May 2013. The lady at the front desk (unfortunately I've forgotten her name) was just so amazingly sweet -- she took it upon herself to make sure that I was fine with the room and the bathroom and... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

The hostel is through a creepy looking courtyard. Once inside it was pleasant and decorated like an eccentric old European home. The girl at the desk was helpful even when I was confused about the price. Apparently the website is old and needs to be updated. The prices on the site are wrong and I ended up paying more than... More 

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Pangandaran, Indonesia
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is a good hostel to stay in with friendly staff and nice location. Only one issue is that I found that they use unfavourable exchange rates. Its is strange when this hotel quotes all rooms / dorm beds in euro's and then when you go to pay they only accept hungarian money (of course because its the currency). Then... More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

Ginkgo was nice and quiet, with friendly staff. It was weird that one dorm room is accessed through another dorm room, meaning that people were walking past our beds a lot. Unfortunately you can't get wifi from the rooms, but I guess that means we spent more time being social in the common area. Location is excellent!

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €35 - €49 (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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