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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We arrived at about 10am at 10:30PM we could enter our privat room for 5 persons. It was very dirty and the bathrom (which was fresh painted) did not have light and also no toilet. one of the puplic showers/toilet did not work so there where 2 for the hole hostel. The beds where even for a hostel really bad...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2013

his is my honest opinion of the place. location: from the metro station (7 min walk) Not easy to locate from the main street as is no sig. But the location is smack bang in the middle of the city mall. customer service: very helpful cleanness: place was clean and tidy every. bathrooms: Only 3 showers and toilets for the...

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Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Lovely staff and location, they had just finished refurbishing and its under new management that make a great job. Good luck guys, xxxxxx And as they ask me minimum 200 characters I will go on saying that their events are mad ;)

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Lima, Peru
Reviewed 18 April 2013

The hostel was located in one of the main streets of Budapest. It was ok, but the showers were not the best. They also offered complimentary breakfast and free wifi. They should buy a dryer because the wet clothes were hang up in the bathroom and make the floor soaked and muddy. The rooms were fine but some mattresses were...

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Douglas, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2012

The hostel itself may not have been the cleanist and the rooms were quite average and one toilet and shower for the girls and one for the boys. There were some repairs in the hostel that needed doing so might not have been the best value but it was run by great people and you were never short of information...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 12 August 2012

We booked our beds (in an 8 bed dorm) 3 months in advance and payed the standard 10% fee. When we arrived after 5 hours of traveling with our backpacks, they simply told us that there were no beds available. We could either sleep on the couch (but still pay for 2 beds) or look for an other hostel. I...

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

The hostel is very well positioned just a couple of minutes to some main attractions and to the main public transportation. Customer service is excellent as they do their best to help and provide whatever the customer would need. On top of all that, it's so affordable and good valued, free wifi and breakfast included. It is the best Place...

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Reviewed 11 October 2011

A great hostel! We went there, believing we had booked a two bed room. But something I did wrong during reservation process in hostelworld so that there was no reservation. But these friendly staff (Thomas) organised us a place for one night in a nice apartment although they hadn't my reservation in their system. It was also in the center....

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bavaria
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Just a few words about hostel california: the staff is the friendliest hostel staff i can remember from all my trips of the last years. They are helpful in telling you where to go in the city, where to party, where to eat, etc, and if you don't go out at night, you'll have nice conversations, games and fun with...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2011

After seeing an appealing leaflet advertising Hostel California - "great location" "cheap prices" "helpful and friendly staff" I personally don't believe in false advertising. The only true part about the leaflet was the cheap price, other than that I have nothing but negative comments. The place was more of a squat that a hostel, buried in what looked like a...

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Welcome to the Hostel California! You are at the most central place inBudapest, close to everything, all the parties are on your doorstep,you are sleeping in comfortable beds and can meet many great people inour common areas! 1 Euro discount from the price of your stay forbringing unbooked fellow travelers if we have beds available!Hostel California is made by backpackers for backpackers. It lives. We are the most laid back hostel you can find with cool parties, free walking tours and a great opportunity for people who would like to spend their time in the most central and most busy area of Budapest. Free luggage minding, Guests' guitar. If you are an artist and have a picture in mind for us, you can paint it up on the walls. We give the paint and the beer!Most of all, the coolest people are coming here all the time!See you soon and enjoy your time in Budapest with us,Hostel California ... more   less 

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Address: 72, Rozsa utca | Doorbell 18, Budapest, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Number of rooms: 17
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“In einem anderen Hostel”
 of 5 bubbles schorschl2014, 25 May 2014 | Read review
“Huge dorm rooms”
 of 5 bubbles MrOzboy, 19 Sep 2013 | Read review
“try the room with the coffin...”
 of 5 bubbles callmehans, 13 Sep 2011 | Read review
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