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View of Pest from Fisherman's Bastion

Or: Lodging NON-Recommendation. I wish that there was a VT category for TRAVESTY because I would put the Budapest Hilton at or near the top of the list. This American chain of hotels decided that it wouldn't let the mere presence of thirteenth-century ruins stand in the way of its plans or its profits. In the Castle District, the Budapest Hilton managed to secure great views overlooking the Danube and Pest. So what if they had to build around the remains of a 13th-century Dominican monastery to do it. Their explanation / justification is that 'we skilfully integrated' the ruins into the design. Oh really? I'm sorry; it can't be done. It's very simple: there was absolutely, positively no reason that Hilton had to build a hotel on that precise spot. Period.

They should be ashamed of doing it and I am ashamed, as an American, that they did.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written August 25, 2002
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  • farfromnorma profile photo farfromnorma
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When we arrived by train in...

When we arrived by train in the early morning we were approached by two women offering private accomadation in their apartments. We took them up on their offer as the offer of the lift in the car to the place was very attractive at that hour of the morning after a long long journey!!! It worked out very well and our landlady was very nice and helpful in terms of advising us what to do around the city. I cannot say it will work out well for everyone but it did for us so if you feel confident about it go for it, as it works out cheap and easy rather than wandering around looking for somewhere to stay. It seems to be an accepted set up in Budapest.

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  • Written August 25, 2002

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  • chrissyalex profile photo chrissyalex
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I stayed at the Ibis. This 3...

I stayed at the Ibis. This 3 star hotel was very clean ,reasonably priced and suited my needs quite well. It was located near Vaci street in central Pest and there were many nice restaurants and shops in the area.

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  • Written August 25, 2002

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  • doctor_pete profile photo doctor_pete
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Student Halls / Youth Hostel....

Student Halls / Youth Hostel. (the big 24 story tower in the south of town. It is only open in the summer holidays.

The rep from the hostel company may find you on the train into budapest.

The view from the top floor (where I stayed) was amazing. Oh to be the student who lives there in term time.

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  • Written August 25, 2002

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Backpack Hostel Budapest: Backpack Hostel Budapest

Price per one night depend of the number of people that you are in the room with you, so price is from 8 - 12 DM.

In may this year (2001) I was again in Budapest for few days and one my American friend (who likes to backpack around Europe) recommend that I should stay in one hostel called Backpack hostel. Since I have never been to hostel before I wasn’t sure about this idea but I like to try everything so I did. What a great place! Such cool and interesting place with lot of interesting people I have never been too. This is really great hostel with several sleeping rooms for 5,7,12 people, with clean bathrooms, one big room with TV and bar, garden, Internet access...Naturally one should prepare that he/she will sleep in room with 5 or 7 foreigners (so this is not a experience for all just for those openminded!). Important notice: in this cool hostel one can meet lot of people from all around the world.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 25, 2002

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ZeekoetThe smalest tent made...

Zeekoet
The smalest tent made bij the companie De Waard in The Netherlands, is our pride and joy. The tents made by this companie are the best your money can buy! They are the Rolls Royces amongst the tents. When erected correctly, they can withstand a strong gailforce wind! Drawbacks are that it takes at least 45 minutes to erect it, and the price of US$ 700,- (and that is for the smalest one). If you are interested you can take a look at their (Dutch) website: De Waard tenten
When traveling through Europe we always camp. It's a relaxed way of living. You eat when you want, do nothing if you don't want to, and there is always something hapening around you.

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  • Written August 25, 2002
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PANZIO PAZZIO -- DANGER!!! DO...

PANZIO PAZZIO -- DANGER!!! DO NOT GO THERE!!!
The total cost of the stay was about 6,000 USD... for ONE NIGHT!! Good they did not take the car!!

They steal your luggage from your locked hotel room (w/ a second key from the reception)! They they try to persuade you not to go to the police.

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  • Written August 25, 2002

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My recommendation is - do not...

My recommendation is - do not arrive in budapest the day before the grand Prix and expect to find any accomodation easily! do your research! The tourist office at the station (Nyugati) saved the day for us!
Again can't remember the name but it was about 30 mins out of town on the HEV just past the Roman baths at aquincum and next door to a huge camp site. Own pool and fitness suite, really was good, and around GBP £20 for a double room - anyone recognise it? would love to know the name!!

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  • Written August 25, 2002
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  • Pegasus74 profile photo Pegasus74
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Lodging in Budapest is...

Lodging in Budapest is generally inexpensive. Many on the Buda Hills provide nice window views but may cost a little bit more. There are plenty in Pest as well. I settled for a room in Travellers Hostel Diaksport in Pest (H-1134 Budapest, Dozsa Gyorgy ut 152; travellers@hostels.hu), just 5 mins walk away from the Dozsa Gyorgy ut Metro station on blue line. A single room was charged at Ft 4200 per night, before discount with HI card.

There are several websites which can help you search for one, e.g. http://www.budapesthotels.hu


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  • Written August 25, 2002
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Margarita Island has nice...

Margarita Island has nice hotels and resorts - Danubius Grand Hotel was pretty nice 4 stars hotel.

The hotel has swimmimg pool and sauna and termal baths are pretty near.

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  • Written August 24, 2002
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Touts will approach you at the...

Touts will approach you at the train station.
10000 ft ($35) a night.

You have your own flat, right in the center of town. Excellent.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 24, 2002
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  • BenFromParis profile photo BenFromParis
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If you arrive by train, you'll...

If you arrive by train, you'll meet lot of young people in the station who will propose you some addresses of hostels. They're paid for this. It's generally ok but take care, don't give any money at the station and chose carefully.
In my 'hostels' travelogue I give some adresses. They seem to be good but call before.

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  • Written August 24, 2002
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