Enjoy the best view of Budapest from our wonderful balcony overlooking a beautiful theater and some of the nicest buildings in the city and be amazed at the features of our own magnificent 113-year-old building. Stay at The Groove and get to know the real Budapest!
100% locally owned and operated, The Groove offers comfort, quality and style to make sure you enjoy Budapest and make the most of your stay. Cleanliness is an absolute must for us and our renowned super-comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses will make you sleep like a baby so you can be fresh and ready for your adventure in the city the next day.
Our helpful local staff will take care of your needs around the clock, and you will never be short of information on what to see and do here. In case you prefer finding your own info you can go online anytime on our computer or use the wireless network, all for free. If you are looking for company, find a cooking partner in the fully equipped kitchen, hang out with fellow travellers in our lounge or watch a movie in our cozy TV-corner. In addition to the lounge area, all our spacious rooms offer chillout areas for you to enjoy the beautiful view and make new friends.
The Groove is located in the very heart of the city in what is probably the nicest area for travellers and locals alike. Our house and the theatre next door are both protected national monuments and official parts of Hungary's national cultural heritage.
We are just 3 blocks from Nyugati train station, the center of public and long distance transportation and 2 blocks from the Danube river. You are no more than a 10-minute walk from anywhere you may want to go including the main tourist attractions such as the Parliament, the Basilica or Margaret Island, as well as great nightlife and shopping areas plus some hidden treasures of the city that only we can tell you about...
Our building features one of our favorite cinemas in town screening international movies with original sound, with a non-stop restaurant just across the street and 3 grocery stores and a dozen cafes and bars within 2 blocks.
Be careful, a stay at The Groove is so pleasant you will not want to leave!
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The Groove is a converted appartment in a big beautiful old house. Hard to spot from the outside you have enter the archway and either climb to the second floor or take the lift upstairs. The house encases a whole block, there is an open courtyard in the middle and the floor runs around this courtyard like a balcony. Great architecture and a nice feel.
Inside the hostel there is a common room and a tiny kitchen, all in one room. There is free use of the computer with internet access. Showers and toilets are clean. There is a balcony in one of the rooms overlooking the street, it is a good place for people watching.
The feature of the hostel that will stick in your mind is that the walls and ceiling are very high up. This has given the hostel an excuse to have custom-made beds that make full use of the vertical space. The large lockers are under the bottom bunk beds, so even the bottom bunks require small people to jump up to get into them. The top bunks hoover at around 2 meters height. Some beds are on a platform that is built into the dormitory and that is even higher up, so this hostel is definitely not for people who suffer from acrophobia. Upside of this vertical space is that the hostel has a light airy feeling to it, you'll never feel stifled thanks to the large windows.
The location of the hostel is very good, quite a lot of the sights are within walking distance and there is easy access to public transport.
Downside is that it is located above a busy street with noisy traffic well until midnight.
Accessibility: Somebody travelling in a wheelchair would have some problems because the lift is small and there are 3 stairs to get to the lift. Toilets and showers in the hostel are not wheelchair-friendly either. But for somebody who would be able to stand or take a few steps it would be ok.
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