For the ten days that I was in Budapest, I stayed in the same place – Maverick City Lodge in Pest. I couldn’t possibly comment on any other accommodation in Budapest, so this article will be all about Maverick.
After ten long days there, I do not have one bad thing to say about the hostel, it was truly perfect. It was not only one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed, the helpful and friendly staff made your stay much better, easier and happier. My first impressions when I walked in were… “wow this is clean, and modern, and that staff are great!” It only got better after that. With a lovely large kitchen equipt with cups, glasses, cultery, plates, pots, pans, a toaster, hobs and kettle, I was very happy. Then I found out about the free tea and coffee (lots of different flavoured fruit teas as well) and I was ecstatic.
The place was filled with lots of quirky little things that added to your stay. They have a huge cork board in the kitchen, above a pad of sticky paper and pins, so you are encouraged to leave a little note on the wall and leave a small part of you, be it your name or a message, in Budapest… what a lovely idea!
For the first nine nights I stayed in an 8 bed dorm which was great and easy to meet all of the people you are sharing a room with. Everyone had a different story and came from a different place so it was great to chat with friendly and interesting people. The dorms only cost around £10 a night, which is exceptional value to say how amazing the hostel is. There are bunk beds which are very spacious with these great curtains around each, which mean you can have all the privacy you want and they are great for blocking out any light from the room. Happy sleeping. ZzZzzZz
For the last night of the stay, we booked into a double room, that was on a special offer for only £23 for the night. It was a beautiful, modern, clean and breathtaking room! It was a lovely end to the holiday, with a room to ourselves as well as an en-suite bathroom, we just couldn’t believe the excellent value for money.
And again… it keeps on getting better still!… The hostel is right in the city centre, with most of the ruins bars surrounding it or a short ten minute walk away. It is also ten minute walk to the River Danube, which you cross to get into Buda. If you walk out of the hostel and down any street you will come across many quirky shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. There is also an idea 24-hour shop just next to the hostel, incase you want to grab anything late at night.