Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer g_horvant
Address: 12 Visegrádi Street, 1st floor/1, District 13, Budapest, Hungary
Aventura Boutique Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:Not listed at Hostelworld Not listed at Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub
Aventura hostel and apartments is a place, which is quite typical among European hostels, which is not necessarily means, that it is a bad idea to be accommodated here. There are 4 rooms and a few apartments attached to this place, they are located on the first floor. All the rooms are themed, which means, that there is for example- the Africa room or India room. The kitchen is well equipped- it felt like home, when we were there. The hostel is celebrating its 10th birthday in June, 2016- not by accident- this place is so calm and cozy- you really feel like you are with your family. Agnes is around the hostel a lot, she is the owner, very friendly, good-hearted person.
One of the best things in this hostel, that there is no bunk-bed in the rooms! High ceilings, old, historical building, very close to the Danube. When we were there we got the chance to get to know those kind people, who were staying in the very same room where we were.
Although the furniture is a little retro, the place is spotless and the bed is so comfy! The reception area is filled with flyers and the staff is also very informative and talkative.
During the summer time (April-September) they have a 24/7 reception, but if you travel during winter time, then you must let them know when youd like to check in, so they can show up and give you the keys. Its quite easy to find them: you can see signs everywhere to follow. As I am talking to Agnes, she says, that most of the travelers are coming from Germany, Brazil, France, UK and fewer and fewer people came from Greece and Spain during the last 4-5 years. She also says, that the place is gay-friendly.
Aventura is no doubt- one of the first modern small hostels in Budapest with about 20 beds, which was able to survive the wave of openings of huge hostels with hundreds of beds recently, so it is well worth a visit. At least one, but Id highly recommend to pop your head in whenever you come to Budapest- they are all nice and chatty- they are more than happy to show you around in this gorgeous city, the beating heart of Europe: Budapest.
Funky & Comfy
I stayed here on 2 separate occasions and absolutely loved the place. The rooms are decorated in different funky theme styles, there's large under bed lockers (bring your own padlock or borrow one from reception), free wi-fi throughout, and all the staff are extremely charming and helpful. Aventura is located very close to Nyugati train station, which is handy for the airport train, and it's very easy to get to the main sights in Buda and Pest by Metro or tram. The only small gripe I have about Aventura is the male bathroom facilities, which are small and open plan, which unfortunately boys means that when you go for a "sit down visit" you're on display! Otherwise you have to lock everyone out of the bathroom! I'll definitely stay here when I visit Budapest again.
This is a great hostel, very small which adds to the warm and relaxed atmosphere. No curfew, no rush. Very helpful and friendly staff. free breakfast, internet, and snack packs for the day. Very well located, near to shops, pubs, and sights. Also the girls will always help out in finding places or suggest where to go out. Absolutely recommendable.
We loved this place -- great staff who make you feel at home. Aron cooks gourmet meals and bakes cakes for the guests sometimes! Highly recommended.
Aventura Hostel is a wonderful hostel -- it is run by two Hungarian girls who, upon returning from their own travels, decided to open the kind of hostel in which they’d want to stay.
It's quite small, about twenty-five beds in three dorms, so has a nice, cozy feel. The dorms themselves are very quirky, decorated in an Indian, African, or Hungarian folk art theme. There's a Japanese-themed private double, too. The rooms are very clean, and really homey. There are no nasty bunk beds -- instead, as the ceilings are very high, they have lofts in the Indian and African rooms, kind of another floor within the room. An absolutely genius idea, it gives more privacy and comfort. And it's quite fun, too!
The bathrooms are spacious and clean, and there are four showers -- no long queues in the morning. There's a free breakfast, served whenever you get up (we loved that), in a fairly standard European style, including bread, various cheeses, jam, tea, and coffee. And they even give snack packs with crackers and juice for the day!
Reception is twenty-four hours, and there's no curfew. There's also no check out time -- the bed is yours until the next person turns up, which seems to be late afternoon usually. There's free internet access, a fully equipped kitchen, and lots of information about the city. And the girls are always ready to help with pointers about what to do.
In all, this is a great hostel. It's fun, interesting, very centrally located, and the owners are extremely helpful and friendly (even at 5 a.m., after getting up to answer the door all night). The metro and a big train station are very close, as well as two huge supermarkets, a big cinema, bars, clubs, and restaurants all around. The river is also only a couple of minutes away. It seems to be full or close to it most of the time, so book ahead!
I was there at the beginning of this week and stayed two nights. Since this hostel has opened only recently, it did not have many guests while I was there which was a plus -- made the atmosphere really relaxing, almost home-like. The two owners, Agnes and Hedi, were really friendly and helpfull. Jeremy, their first guest, and me got treated with pancakes for dinner once, and the lunch packet was a sweet addition -- don't know if the guests will get it when the hostel is full. The hostel was very clean and in one of the more quiet locations in Budapest. I know that if i go to Budapest again, this hostel would definitely be on the top of my list.
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Lockers in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Wi-Fi in Rooms
Breakfast (EUR 2-5)
Parking (EUR 12/day)
Pub Crawls (aprox. EUR 15)
Towels (EUR 1,5)
Power Point/Sockets in Rooms
Credit Card Payments
Genders: Males & Females
Max. Age: All Ages
Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 3
Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages
Min. Age without Parent: 18
Note: Gay friendly
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Small (less than 30 beds)