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Marco Polo Top Ho(s)tel Budapest, Hungary

Marco Polo Top Ho(s)tel Budapest, Hungary

Marco Polo Top Ho(s)tel Budapest


The hostel stands on a residential side road in the Jewish District, which isn’t simply well-located for important tourist sites such as the Great Synagogue and the Hungarian National Museum — and really the stores and cafés of the city center — but also provides a number of the city’s many lively nightspots, including the city’s top ‘ruin pub’, ” Szimpla-kert.

Style & personality

Marco Polo has not one of the eccentric decoration shared to other hostels, its chambers adorned in plain, cheerful, pastel colors. It occupies a prior residential block, also contains got the high ceilings and massive doors typical of these 19th-century buildings, even though the top two floors were added relatively recently. The outcome is a relaxing (instead of celebration) atmosphere.

Service & amenities

The supervisor and other employees are friendly and helpful. The hostel includes a bag room (like security deposit boxes for valuables), a quiet central courtyard with tables and seats, along with a communal area from the basement-cellar (where there is a computer terminal, and free tea is supplied in colder months). Towels are supplied, and there is a washing machine and drier.



The 47 rooms (36 twins, six quads and five dorms sleeping up to 12) are tidy and well-kept, together with lockable closets, TVs and white-tiled baths (all of these en instead of on corridors). The dorms feature bunk-beds, every bed using its own reading light and drape, and baths with 2 showers and 2 bathrooms. This can be smart, functional, unfussy lodging.

Food & beverage

Breakfast is a cold buffet disperse — cereals, pastries, salami, cheese and the like — and costs a very reasonable $2.40 (#2). It’s served at the brick basement, which was a cellar pub but now works purely as a comfort area.

Value for cash

Double rooms from17.50 in low season; also out of #43.50 in large. Breakfast excluded. Free Wi-Fi.

Accessibility for guests with disabilities?

Even though there’s a elevator, there aren’t any rooms converted for wheelchair accessibility.


The hostel would function well for households, with a few twin rooms with sofa beds to sleep kids. Pets are also allowed in the rooms (maybe not dorms).

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