I Loved the Lavender Circus!

All I could think was: this is a hostel?


This is a hostel?!




It was absolutely charming! Soft, comfortable rooms on the third flight of an old dwelling near the city center of Budapest. Sort of like finding yourself in a boutique hotel hidden behind an unmarked door.

I deliberately packed light knowing that I had to climb the stairs to the third floor, but in an old building with high ceilings, three flights is more like six. I was huffing and puffing by the time I got to the top, but still had enough energy to start snapping pictures. I loved the artwork!


Unlike some hostels, you can get a private room, some with private baths as well. I booked a double room with shared bath (the only one available for the nights I stayed) for 41 Euros a night!


Budapest charmed me from the minute I dropped my bags.

Do you stay in hostels? Have any to recommend?


14 responses to “I Loved the Lavender Circus!

  1. Can you imagine living in a house like that?! (Probably very easily, since you did stay there.) but I would want to decorate my house that way, if Cohiba would let me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very quirky. It looks like the kind of place The Road Runner might stay in. If I remember my cartoons properly, he can run through painted tunnels and so can presumably also use sketched elevators and furniture.

  3. Experienced my first hostel last February in Honolulu and it was a great experience. $100 for the weekend, many friendly travelers and saw ohana I hadn’t seen since 2010. Can’t wait to go back.

    • Oh my gosh, Holly. That’s a great idea — to stay in a hostel in Hawaii. I hear everything is so expensive. It’s one of those places that I still haven’t traveled to yet because I need the right person to go with. I’m going to remember this idea. Thanks for sharing it!

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