Red Bus hostel

Semmelweis utca 14/B, Budapest, Hungary, 1052

Price from: £28

Red Bus Hostel

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#28 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Budapest
Expert overall rating:3.6 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
3.8
3.8
Eating/drinking:
0
N/A
Public areas:
3.8
3.8
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Singles, Chilling out, Nightlife, No fuss, Sightseeing

Expert review of Red Bus hostel

One of Budapest's best hostels in an unbeatably central location.

The Red Bus is one of Budapest’s longest-established hostels – it’s been here for many years now – and I find it one of the city’s most characterful. It’s owned by a London ex-pat with a strong vision of the type of accommodation he wants to offer. There are some nice touches in the services on offer – free WiFi , breakfast, and tea and coffee, for example – and a firm line against stag-party bookings. It’s situated on the first floor of a residential block.

Location: 

As good as it gets as far as hostels are concerned. It’s located on a quiet-ish, broad-ish street well within the Small Boulevard. Váci utca lies a couple of minutes’ walk in one direction and the Great Synagogue a short hop in the other.

Bedrooms: 

There are single, double and triple rooms, as well as small dormitories with bunks. Rooms are clean and decorated in a fetching shade of raspberry.

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Public areas: 

In a word, ‘cheerful’. The reception area has murals of green vines painted on its lemon-coloured walls, and there are comfy sofas and rugs on the shiny parquet floors. You can make use of the computer station next to the reception desk free of charge. Elsewhere the hallways are adorned with vivid paintings of flowers.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is included in the price. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen available for use by the guests, and free tea and coffee during the day.

Service: 

I have always found the staff helpful.

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Who stays there: 

Backpackers and others on a budget.

Pros: 
Central
Clean and cheerful
Cons: 
No en suite rooms

More information on Red Bus hostel:

Price from:
£28
Type:
Hostel
Address:
Semmelweis utca 14/B, Budapest, Hungary, 1052
Neighbourhood:
City Centre

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