Our small, cosy and clean hostel can be found in a central party / nightlife area in a nice typical Pest downtown building in Budapest city center at the very trendy Liszt Ferenc square (Budapest's most fashionable square), on the main bulevard of Budapest.
In total we have 7 rooms (5 private rooms, 1 dormitory, 1 apartment). and can accommodate up to 20 persons.
Friends can be found in the very downtown of Budapest, right at the corner of the famous Liszt Ferenc square, a beautiful, trendy and fashionable place with plenty of restaurants, cafés, bars and music pubs, a lively square always full of people.
We are also next to:
Oktogon square (Yello line metro stop /line 1/), 200 m
Blaha Lujza square (Red line metro stop /line 2/), 400 m
Erzsebet körút (Budapest's biggest boulevard with lots of shops)
We are easily accessible from International train stations (Keleti, Nyugati, Deli), bus terminals (Nepliget, Erzsebet sq), Budapest airport (Ferihegy). Cultural sights close to us: Basilica, Andrassy ut, Heroes square, City park, Szechenyi spa, Parliament and all major sights of Pest downtown.
Best music clubs around us: Old Man's Pub, Barokko, Club7
Reception service (not nonstop at this moment)
Private rooms and dormitory (ensuite and shared)
No curfew - lockout (once you get the room and building key, you can come or leave whenever you want)
City maps (we give city maps to you free on arrival)
Breakfast possibility (possible in the restaurant next to our hostel)
Cheap restaurant (Frici papa), pub, bar, music pub/discotheque, Internet cafe, money exchange, ATM, nonstop supermarket: all within 100 m
Travel services (we can help you arranging excursions in or outside Budapest, walking tours, boat trips, activities).
TV (on request)
We look forward to welcoming YOU at Friends soon!
The newly renovated Friends Hostel offers all the services most Budapest hostels can provide: central location, friendly staff, clean private rooms, dormitories and apartment, free internet/wifi, guest kitchen and reception. Then WHY should you choose US?
Because we want to show something about Hungarian art and artists as well.
With our decoration, design and set up we would like to show you our painters, inventors, architects and our city. You can also see the art pieces of our contemporary artist friends.
So if you are a bit culture minded and would like to know a bit more about us, about our culture and the famous Hungarians, hopefully we can offer something for your taste.
If it was not enough, here are some more reasons:
We know, from our backpacking experience that:
* Comfort and relaxing sleep is especially important so we provide good quality mattresses, and bed linen
* Our Location is ideal for sightseeing, visiting spas, museums or clubs.
We are situated on the grand boulevard of Budapest city centre among cinemas, theatres,
plenty of restaurants, clubs, and cafes, near the Opera House, the Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc square (Budapest's most trendy square) and the Andrássy avenue.
There are 12 Restaurants, 14 cafes/pubs/clubs, 3 shops/supermarkets, 4 banks with ATM, 2 Money Exchange offices , a museum (House of Terror), a theater (Madách), a cinema (Örökmozgó), a metro stop (Oktogon, M1), 2 tram stops, 3 bus stops, a tourist office, a post office and a pharmacy within 300 meters from us.
* Our Staff members are all locals, living in Budapest Centre, so can give you the most accurate information about museums, sights, events or places to go out. We will be happy to plan your trips, or arrange activities for you inside our outside the hostel.
* Cleanliness is a crucial point and our newly renovated and refurbished hostel (in March 2010) will surely meet your expectations!
Finally our services:
Enough number (1 for max 4 persons) of shared showers with nonstop hot water and toilets
Well equipped Guest kitchen (Coffee machine, toaster, microwave oven, oven, refrigerator etc.)
LCD Television with Sat TV in reception area
Wide variety of Games for your Fun (Board games, others)
Our Art Gallery with modern and contemporary art pieces, paintings
Dormitories, Private Rooms, Apartments (ensuite room = Apartment is in a separate building 3 minutes walk from main hostel) /total 8 rooms for 25 persons/
Tour & Travel Information
Well equipped rooms (dorm & private): not only a bed (like in many hostels), but table, chairs, bedside table, wardrobe, mirror
Free bed linen, towels
Free tea and basic food materials
Television in room on request( possible in the private rooms only)
Locker for the dormitories
Free personalized programme planning
Free maps and brochures
Free liquid soap, shower gel
Free programmes once weekly (cooking together and/or pub crawl and/or walking tour)
Free Fans for all rooms
Free hairdryer rental
Free Bike parking in the courtyard of the house
(Free arrival transfer if you book a private room for min. 7 days - please contact us with flight details)
Flexible Check in - out (Early Check-in & Late Check-out may be possible)
Free Laundry in case of min. 5 nights stay
No curfew - No lockout
No hidden costs, no additional taxes like tourist tax or VAT, you pay what is confirmed
Transfers from airport/bus/train station to our hostel and/or back
Underground Car parking/Garage - 300 m from us (1990 huf cca 7. 5 eur / 24 hours)
Breakfast (in the eateries nearby us; cca 500 huf )
Cheap Outgoing phone calls
Cheap Budapest City tours and other activities (from 2 500 huf / pers)
Laundry (1 500 huf / wash)
We hope we gave you enough reasons
Ps: No large groups please, maximum 5 persons are welcome!
We look forward to welcoming you at Friends!
Laszlo & Miklos (owners)
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK US 1 DAYS (24 h) WITHIN
YOUR ARIVAL TIME, BECAUSE WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE BED/ROOM IN CASE OF LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS.