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“Perfect cozy place in Budapest” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Central Backpack King

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Central Backpack King
Ranked #113 of 649 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect cozy place in Budapest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2009

First of all let me tell you that my best friend I traveled with, met her now fiance here at this very hostel. This hostel is in an excellent central location on the Pest side (which I think is the better side to stay in if you prefer the city atmosphere), walking distance to everything, there was even a small convenient store just next door as well. and the free welcome shot is a nice touch. We booked a private 2-4 people room, it was huge and ended up no one else stayed in the room so it was just the 2 of us. Yes, you have to go out to use a shared bathroom but that's how it is with hostels and it just reminds me of staying in a college dorm, its a fun sharing feel. The price was great for what you get, their living room was huge as well, nice with a kitchen, couches, tables and free internet on a computer (we were staying on like 2nd or 3rd floor, I believe each floor has the same amenities). I would stay here again if I ever return to Budapest.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2008

Very nice staff, who are always helping you; free coffee, comfortable living-room and a really good location - although it is quite small, it is just one of the best hostels I have been to.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2008

We stayed at this Hostel for 4 nights in early September, it was our first time in the city and I have to stay as a seasoned hostel stayer this is up there with the best.
Ignore the rather unappealing front entrance and reserve judgement until you get inside,you will be releaved.
It is not the cheapest hostel in Budapest but I cant imagine any are better, the location is second to none, directly in front of the Bassilica and within walking distance of most places in Pest and the bridge connecting to Buda.
The place is clean, smells nice when you enter and feels like a home from home with the welcoming staff and fun, friendly atmosphere. The full kitchen, common room and computer with free internet access made this, in my humble oppinion a better option for travellers than a hotel, i can not reconmend this hostel highly enough and hope to return soon.

  • Liked — Great location and service
  • Disliked — only negative thing was the entrance
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Central Backpack King

Property: Central Backpack King
Address: Oktober 6. utca 15 | 1st Floor 1st Door, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #113 of 649 Speciality Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Backpack King 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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