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Hostel | Hutyra Ferenc Utca 6-8, 3list num.1, Budapest, Hungary 000

89.0% Overall Rating

50 out of 51 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/09/2013)

"Convenient—right near to the Budapest Keleti train station, and close to other places in Budapest. Staff was really friendly too."

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 4.35

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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89.0%

Overall Rating

50 out of 51 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'William's Lak Hostel'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
93.6%
Value
94.4%
Safety
92.8%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient—right near to the Budapest Keleti train station, and close to other places in Budapest. Staff was really friendly too.

Disliked: No common area, and not a very chatty crowd, at least while I was there. Kind of a weird vibe for a hostel; might be better if you were travelling with people?

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is really nice, it's very close to the main trainstation: Budapest Keleti. It's in a cozy, little apartment.

Disliked: Difficult to find at night.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Reasonably small and quiet hostel. Very clean. Good location - easy to walk to most places or catch public transport. Good security and staff nice. Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. No problems at all and had a lovely, relaxing stay in Budapest at Williams Lak. Would definitely reccommend to others.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close location to Keleti train station and metro stations.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: perfect clean place with good location, nice beds.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

10 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly home atmospehere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pawel Maciejewski

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2012 Pawel would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, old apartement.

Disliked: Everything is forbidden there. If someone is looking for calm and boring stanie goes to hotel.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jiayang Fan

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 December 2012 Jiayang would recommend this property

Liked: Nice

Disliked: N/a

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tijana Salaj

Alone

Business / conference

07 October 2012 Tijana would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was really nice and it was quiet without any noise.

Disliked: shared facilities, and my room didn't have any keys.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Pedro Lopes

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 September 2012 Pedro would recommend this property

Liked: Small cozy hostel. The owner is nice and helpful and gave some good tips about the city. Pity that he is the only

Disliked: Lack of public spaces and the quality of the facilities was not the best.

80.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: quiet hostel so were able to have a good nights sleep after getting in late

Disliked: slightly difficult to find at night and slight mic up with booking but staff were helpful and sorted it all out for us

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Punyavee Napalai

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2012 Punyavee would recommend this property

Liked: hospitality of the owner

Disliked: na

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel, with everything you need during your stay, but not really a place to meet a lot of travellers. Perfect if you like a calm hostel in Budapest.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

JORDI RIURO PONCE

With my spouse / partner

City break

16 August 2012 JORDI would recommend this property

Liked: It is in an old building but the hostel is completely renovated, simple furnished but functional and very clean. Good transport connections. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Dificult to found.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Karel Vitek

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2012 Karel would recommend this property

Liked: Family atmosphere, small hostel.

Disliked: Karel left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elena Borevich

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2012 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: Good place, good staff, very nice stay if you are a youngster from every part of the world.

Disliked: Elena left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to be. Towels are free to use. Owner is very kind and tells you a lot about Budapest.

Disliked: It is expected that you're very quiet.

82.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, ok location, clean, good for price.

Disliked: Water turning hot and cold during a shower.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: After I finally found it, and made it up the stairs (phew!), i was pleasantly surprised! Don't be fooled by the entry way and the stair well. The hostel itself is quite a tiny and quaint. A seemingly family enterprise run by Mr. William Lak turned an apartment into a hostel so it has a homey feeling to it. The availablity, cleanliness and style of showers and toilets is also comfortable. I was also kindly lent a hairdryer since I didnt bring mine. The dorms decorated with ikea, so that is pleasant enough. The security system to enter the bldg and Hostel is a smidge high tec (not just a metal key), so i felt some relief at that. The dorm has beds for 8, with lockers (complete with locks!) to boot. In addition to WiFi there's also a PC and printer for those of us who don't bring out own. The Laks, are quite laid back, amusing in their own way, and also helpful for questions. Overall, i found it to be very nice, and an excellent value for the money. If i ever stay at a hostel in Budapest again I would definitely stay there (esp since i know where to find it!)

Disliked: a little hard to find.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Maja Šeremet

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2012 Maja would recommend this property

Liked: Our room (for 3 persons) looked like on the picture, everything was clean and our host was very friendly and helpful (he gave us a tourist map of Budapest and took time to recommend and mark some attractions for us). The beds were good, bathrooms clean and overall it was a very good deal for the price we paid.

Disliked: The building in which the hostel is is old and, by the look of it, not at all maintained.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Juwon Min

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2012 Juwon would recommend this property

Liked: It's nice, clean, and cheap. The staff are kind, and the atmosphere like a home. And quiet place to rest :D But if you like a party, than you'd better find another hostel.

Disliked: It's far from the metro. And first time, I cannot Find hostel even under my nose, because there is anyother signboard about hostel.

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SUMIRE MARUYAMA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

31 May 2012 SUMIRE would recommend this property

Liked: the staffs are really friendly and helpful. guest rooms, bathrooms, toilets, kitchen and public spaces (or, everywhere) are always clean. you can have coffee, espresso, tea, and hot chocolate for free anytime you want. I could spend wonderful time in Budapest thanks to the staffs there:) thank you so much:)

Disliked: SUMIRE left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel, friendly and helpful staff, good price

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: hostel is very clean and located in a good place near all services. i suggest to stay few day not for a long time.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.