The Aquarium Youth Hostel
Just 50 metres away from Keleti Railway Station, The Aquarium Youth Hostel has been listed as one of the best hostels in Budapest by prestigious guide books...
100 metres from 'Keleti' railway station, 5 minutes walk from 'Arena Plaza' -the biggest shopping center in Hungary- and 10 minutes walk to Blaha Lujza ter (downtown area), this nice and small hostel is situated on the 3rd floor of a 19th century newly renovated residential building, with a 24-hours open supermarket on the ground floor.
Free and safe parking place for cars nearby (500 metres away). We have also parking place for bicycles.
The hostel is in a large apartment and offers rooms with double bed, twin beds, triples, quads and dorms with 6 and 7 beds, a well furnished kitchen for self-catering, Laundry facilities, Free Wi-Fi Internet connection in all the rooms, Satellite TV and a common room with one free to use computer, unlimited free use of coffee, tea, chocolate, plus Indian spices and cooking oil -in case you want to cook. It is a very quiet and relaxing hostel with a friendly, open minded and helpful English, Italian and Spanish speaking staff. The hostel welcomes everyone -with no discrimination for sexual orientation, race, nationality, etc.
There are individual lockers, a flexible check-out time and a not curfew policy. We have all the basic amenities required to enjoy a decent and relaxed stay far from home.
1) The payment is expected to be in cash at arrival and it can be in euros or its equivalent in Hungarian currency -buying rate for euros.
2) Be cautious to have the right address given here, in case you travel with an outdated guide book :-)
3) Please note that we do not have 24-hour reception desk. So, please be accurate as possible when you mention your arrival time. In case of delays or earlier arrivals it would be appreciated to get a message or call informing us about the changes. Thanks!
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- 24 hour security
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Free Internet Access
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- Outdoor Terrace
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From 'Keleti' railway station: Exit the railway station by the main front gate -with the big clock behind the wide stairs. Then walk forward, cross the traffic light and head right to the street where the McDonalds and Burger King restaurants are located, which is Bethlen Gabor utca. Look for the door number 8 -at the building on the corner where is the 24-hours ABC supermarket.
From the Ferihegy Airport:
By taxi: This is the best way if you are two, three or four persons. We do recommed you to take 'Zona Taxi' -with affordable prices (less than 20 euros to the hostel plus an expected tip of 10%)
By public transportation: First, buy 3 tickets (one for the bus and two for the metro) from the ticket's machine at the bus stop or inside the bus. Take the bus to the last stop (Köbánya-Kispest) -which is also the first stop of the blue metro line (M3). Then be sure to punch the 2nd ticket before you board the metro. Take the metro, get off at 'Deak ter' and change to the red metro line (M2) in direction to 'Ors Vezer tere' -and punch the last ticket- and get off at 'Keleti' railway station. Then follow the instructions given above.
By Airport Minibus: The Airport Minibus is cheaper than a taxi if you are alone. The fee is around 10 euros per person to the hostel door.
From international bus station 'Nepliget': Take the blue metro (M3) in direction 'Ujpest Kozpont' and get off at 'Deak F. ter' and change metro to red metro line (M2) in direction to 'Ors Vezer tere' and get off at 'Keleti' station and follow the indications given above.
From 'Deli' railway station: Take the redmetro (M2) in direction to 'Ors Vezer tere' and get off at 'Keleti' station and follow the indications given above.
From 'Nyugati' railway station: Take trolley bus number 73 at Podmanizky utca (in front of the post office) and get off at the last stop called Bethlen Gabor utca. The hostel is just in front of the last stop at number 8.
WARNING: In Budapest is necessary to punch a new ticket every time a different metro line, bus or tram is taken. Unlike other countries, in Budapest a ticket is valid for 30 minutes only but just for that particular metro line, bus or tram. Be watchfull as there are many ticket controllers around!