Red Bus hostel

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Address: Semmelweis utca 14/B, Budapest, 1052, Hungary

Star rating:

3.6

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
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
n/a
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
3.8
90%
Public areas
3.8
90%

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.

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.

Who stays there

Backpackers and others on a budget.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Clean and cheerful
  • Central
  • No en suite rooms
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