Review: Blue Danube Hostel, Budapest
Address: Kazinczy street 5, Budapest, Hungary
This is one the most friendliest hostels we have ever stayed at. It’s a 20 minute walk from the Keleti Pályaudvar (East Station), but inform the gracious, most generous host Sándor in advance and he will pick you up from the station for free! The hostel is a part of an apartment building, and the one we stayed at had two private rooms with one shared bathroom and a kitchen.
The apartment is clean and well-maintained by the one person, Sándor, who speaks great English and is a magnificent, lively person that will help you out anytime of the day or night. Upon arrival at the apartment, we were given an extended, elaborate orientation on things to do, things to see, best place to visit or party, best restaurants to eat and great maps. All that information was extremely helpful to us in planning our 3-day visit to Budapest.
The apartment itself is located in the prime neighborhood of Jewish Quarters and a 40-minute walk along the Andrássy blvd. to the Hero’s Square. Or just a 15 minute walk from Danube river.
The room rates are reasonable and he also offers a pick up/drop off service to the airport for EUR 18. Book it well in advance and you can always call him directly at +36 302990870 or write at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a room and avoid the 10% fee at hostel booking sites.