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Before my stay, I read about the domesticity of Mandala Hostel and that's why I chose this place. Well, I wasn't dissapointed there, it realy feels at home. All I forgot was that it also means you kind of "live together" with people who have very different lifestyles. Some go to bed and get up early (like me ), some prefer some nightlife and stay in bed till noon ... Don't get me wrong, I loved my stay there. I only was a bit embarrased to get up so early while everybody (yes, I really believe everybody) was still in bed .... So I tried to be very silent which was difficult because of the beautifull wooden floor that cracked. Then I made coffee, but felt a bit sorry that I couldn't make it for my co-stayers because I assumed they would be in bed for some more hours.... So finally I hurried outside to let them sleep ... Of course, you're on a holliday and not there for cocooning at the Mandala but the place is sooooooo domestic, cosy and relaxed that it makes you wonna !!!!! I felt really at ease, the interior is very pretty and clean, the accomodation very practical, people very friendly. So I definately would do it over again, but than knowing how very very pleasant my stay would be and still foresee some extra nights to include cocooning and socializing !!!!
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Krdy utca (street) 12 first floor 7, bell 35
Mandala is a small uniqe homey place in downtown Budapest.We are located close to the main downtown tracks and sights (Danube-bank, Market Hall, Gellert-hill, curative thermal baths, museums).Other advantages of the neighbourhood are: supermarket, grocery, pharmacy, post office, vegetarian restaurant, spiritual center, clubs, cafes.The perfect hostel for those who are travelling alone and like to meet others...Easy to socialise and hang together with an interesting mix of people.Mandala is very laid back and easy going hostel. It feels if you are home away from home!Here are NO BUNK BEDS!NO CURFEW, NO LOCKOUT, and NO CHECK OUT TIME! Over all we provide you with: Free internet, WIFIFree running hot water all dayFree wide range of books, guide booksFree DVD-movies to watchFree tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Free mapsFree walking toursFree tips on trips Free genuine information on places, events, english language movies, activities....Furthermore we help you to arrange anything you are interested in (car, flat rental, travel info, books, visa, etc.)Extras:-coconut matrasses on the lofts-guitar to play-shisha (hookah) -hammock-board games-book swap-massage (swedish) on demandIf you are interested, from the hostel are available:-organised walking tours-organized crazy cave tours-organized wine tours-organised bike tours with a famous hungarian meal at the end-organised hopp on - hop off (goes with 2 free walking tours and 2 times river cruise)Room types:Mush-room: enchanting indian-arabesque milieu, ideal for individuals and couples up to 8 people.Zen-room: There is no way to peace - peace is the way. A clear and bright 6-bed room, you can rest and free your mind after the city hustle.Sorry, no groups please - maximum of 4 people per booking.Domino double room: separate room, best for couples. With shared bathroom. It is next to the kitchen, so if you are a slug-a-bed type, consider that noises are audible.Vintage room: this vintage style twin- ensuite room differs from the hostels general design, it is owned by a nice elder couple and located next door to us. You can also use all our facilities.We do not take credit cards as payment! Please pay in cash on arrival. (We accept both Euro and Hungarian Forint)
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 90% for this property is based on ratings provided by 57 guests.