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Gaia Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived to Budapest with no expectations and the Gaia Hostel made a wonderful impression. The setting of the hostel (an old outdated building with an ancient elevator) is the only thing that threw me off at first. When the host, Girge (sorry if I misspelled your name) came to greet me, he spoke good, clear English and was friendly...

Thank Domski450
Clacton, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Absoutley adored our stay at Gaia hostel. Room is big and comfortable , Bathroom clean and kitchen well equiped if your planning to save cash and cook. location is great as very near to city center. Judit and the Gaia staff cannot do enough for you. On arrival Juddit explained the area and gave us a run down of the...

Thank Hannah Poppy H
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed with two friends in a private room at Gaia hostel. As soon as I arrived, one of the women working there sat with me to explain a map of Budapest and pointed out the biggest sites to see. She was extremely helpful and was always available to answer questions. The room was spacious and comfortable, and hostel...

Thank alice_johnson629
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Its been a couple of years since i stayed here, but it has been one of my most memorable stays till date, the owner was very welcoming and helpful, the room was spacious and had a beautiful view, it was a very comfy, clean and cosy place, and highly recommended for any traveller. Don't forget to ask the owner what...

Thank Shayne A
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Three friends from Iceland stayed at this great hostel in Budapest. Brilliant location, everything so clean, brilliant value for your money and a lovely and super helpful owner. Judit asked in a e-mail if we wanted someone to pick us up at the airport for 25€, we accepted and that was so easy and helpful to just step out in...

Thank Fríða E
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our group of 3 friends stayed for a long weekend in a nice private room at the Gaia hostel. Everything felt clean and cozy. Sharing the three bathrooms down the hall with other guests was not a problem at all. We also used access to the kitchen, it was good to be able to store some food in the fridge...

Thank Halla Þ
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is perfect for couples and small groups of friends. There's only four rooms so the place is peaceful. There's a toilet and two showers, the rooms are big and comfortable. The kitchen has basic utensils. You can also wash your laundry free. The staff is extremely nice and helpful, giving tips on what to do in the city....

Thank Sonja P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great place to stay! My Boyfriend and I originally booked to stay for 3 nights but wanted another day so Judith kindly allowed us to book another night with no hassle! Judith was really welcoming and made us feel at home straight away! She was very knowledgeable and gave us loads of help with ideas of things to do! We...

Thank Katie_Veal
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private dorm. Couldn't have asked for more, the location is fantastic in Astoria, close to everything you could ask for. The room was spacious and clean and had 3 shared bathrooms, there was a nice atmosphere friendly and quiet. The staff were fantastic, friendly, helpful and couldn't do more. Showed us everything...

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed in a three-person room at the Gaia Hostel for one week at the end of July. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by our host, who gave us good advice on what to do in the city. Throughout the week, he was always friendly and easy to approach with any questions. The hostel comprises of two appartments, each...

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small, eco-friendly hostel in the heart of Budapest, in the most vibrant part of downtown. We provide affordable, clean and spacious rooms during your visit, where you can relax and enjoy your vacation. Our staff is willing to help you plan your visit and to have an excellent time in Budapest. We are in the historical and cultural center of the city, about 100 meters from both major metro lines and surrounded by restaurants, cafes, shopping areas and historical sights. The international train station and the airport is easy to reach within 40 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaia Hostel

Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 17 | 5th district, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Price Range: ₹ 2,321 - ₹ 36,041 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gaia Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Stay in the first apartment as it has better views than the second”
Katie_Veal, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we booked a double room and it was great”
Petar93, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All good double glazing and shutters”
tez362, 12 Sep 2013 | Read review
“There is a little noise from the road. Its not loud. Still if you have a problem then ask for a room not facing the road.”
travellinga1000miles, 3 Jul 2012 | Read review
“there are two double bed bedrooms, and two triple bed bedrooms, all of them very clean and comfortable”
IvanaSimundic, 11 Jan 2012 | Read review
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