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?
What a great place! Thanks for the tip! Really want to get to that city someday.
I hope you do. There’s so much to see and do there. I’ll definitely go back.
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. 🙂
I would decorate like this, too. I have absolutely no artistic talent, so admire people that do and their creations. It made this hostel so cozy.
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.
I think Daffy Duck could, too. Or at least, I remember Daffy Duck being erased.
Oh, I think that’s right, until just his beak was showing. 😀
Now that’s a hostel. I’d feel like I was in Wonderland. What a great find. –Curt
I’m always happy when I find a truly unique place to stay. Sets the right ambiance for the trip, since that’s where I begin and end my explorations. 🙂
Absolutely agree… 🙂
Looks like my kind of place! Haven’t done hostels since college, but I love AirBnB’s with character now. 😉
Isn’t it great to have so many options these days?
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!