- Free Wi-Fi
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Towels Included
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
Payment upon arrival by cash only!!
Check in from 14.00 (though you are welcome to come by the hostel from 10.30 onwards provided you email ahead of time)
Check out before 12.00
Please ensure that the arrival time you have stated is correct so that we can be sure to have someone at the hostel to greet you as the reception is not 24hours. Be sure to confirm your arrival time via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) upon completion of your booking. If you at any point need to change your arrival time please let us know either by email or give us a call at 0036706062796.
Breakfast not included
Payments in cash only
Do not hail a cab in the city ever, if you need a taxi please call a reputable taxi firm.
If you have a UK or Canadian bank card you may experience problems getting cash out, don't panic, but wait until you get to an OTP bank where you should be fine.
A quick reminder: The hostel is called penthouse because it is on the lofty top of the fourth floor in an old 19th century building. Therefore there are 130 stairs with no elevator leading to the top floor. Call up when you arrive (buzzer #27) and let us know if you would like some help with your luggage! No wheelchair access.
Check-in / Check-out
Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- No Curfew
- Taxes Included
Group of 15 or more traveling to Budapest?
Single Private Shared Bathroom
Twin Private Shared Bathroom
Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom
Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom
Double Bed Private Ensuite
About Penthouse Privates
As soon as you arrive upstairs in our brand new hostel you will be provided with everything you need to ensure you enjoy your stay in this city and this hostel. Where else will you be greeted with a free tea/coffee from a staff member ready to tell you everything you need to know about the city?
Want help organizing your day? We have years of experience falling in love with this vities many daytime activities and you will be smack dab in the middle of the city with sightseeing and public transport in every direction!
Want to experience the famous Budapest nightlife? We are the little sister of the group called ‘Budapest Party Hostels’ and would happy for you to join in on whatever we have planned be it a Party Boat, a free Ruin Bar Pub Crawl, a rave in the Thermal baths, a Jager train or an Open Mic night.
Want a quiet night in? We have a stack of movies, t.v. shows & stand up comedy dvds, board games and book exchange to keep you busy and a cozy common area to relax in.
Basically you get the full hostel experience within a pristinely clean new cozy apartment that is within throwing distance of a number of amazing places to eat, should you chose to not take advantage of our kitchen.
There are 4 different types of private rooms available. A single room, two Double rooms with shared bathroom facilities, three Double rooms with balconies and shared bathroom facilities and finally a Double room with an ensuite. All the rooms are individually decorated in the theme of famous duos and have unique artwork in each. Linen and towels are provided in each room.
In addition we have just opened up a large single bedroom apartment on the ground floor with it's own kitchen and massive living room. The price stated on the website is for 2 person occupancy but with the large pull out sofa bed there is optional space for 2 more guests at an extra fee of 4000huf each per night. Contact us at the time of booking to let us know if you are interested.
The hostel is called penthouse because it is on the lofty top of the fourth floor in an old 19th century building. Therefore there are 130 stairs with no elevator leading to the top floor. If this is an issue for you please contact us and we will recommend more appropriate accommodation for you.
Anyone wanting to stay for Christmas please note that we are closed for check ins from after 12:00pm on the 24th of December until the 26th of December. If you would like to book during this time please let us know
From Nyugati train station:
Take the 4/6 tram, in the opposite direction of Szell Kalman Ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly Utca. Get off here, turn back on yourself and Kiraly Utca will be to your left.
Walk Down Kiraly utca past the first block and the entrance will be located on your right between a 2 textile shops at number 56 (we are also across from the restaurant Frici Papa if that helps!). Our buzzer is #27, just call up and we can let you in (let us know if you need help with your bags while conquering those stairs!)
From Keleti International train station:
Take the metro one stop to Blaha Luijza Ter (in the direction of Deli) and then get on the 4/6 tram in the direction of Széll Kálmán tér M for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca.
Walk Down Kiraly utca past the first block and the entrance will be located on your right between two textile shops at number 56 (we are also across from the restaurant Frici Papa). Our buzzer is #27, just call up and I can let you in!
If you decide to take a taxi instead it should be somewhere around 3000huf usually but you need to make sure that you get into a legal cab. There tends to be tons of taxi drivers coming up to you at the train station offering you rides... they are almost always illegal cabs that will over charge you massively. The guys that are just quietly parked at the curb with rates written on the window or side that read 7000huf base price;3500huf per kilometer; 70huf waiting time.... those are the one's you would want to take. Then just tell them our address (Kiraly Utca 56).
From Liszt Ferenc International Airport (there are 2 options):
1. Take a taxi or an airport shuttle from the airport to the hostel. The taxis take about 25 minutes and can vary in price depending on traffic (sometimes up to 10,000huf) whereas the shuttle may take a little bit longer but the price is fixed ahead of time (3500huf per person). The shuttle tends to be the preferred option.
2. Public transport: Take the 100E direct city link bus (tickets 900huf) from outside the terminal, & get off at the last stop; Deak Ter. Alternatively, if you are arriving very late at night, you can take the 200E bus towards Kobanya Kispest and then take the blue metro line in the direction of Ujpest-Kozpont for 10 stops and get off at Deak Ter. When you come out of the Metro find the exit for Kiraly út, then walk along Kiraly utca for about 10 minutes or about 750meters and the hostel is on the left side of the road, a little past a big yellow church. The entrance will be located between 2 textile shops at number 56 (we are also across from the restaurant Frici Papa if that helps). You will need to ring #27 and I can let you in!
From Nepliget International bus station:
Take the metro from the bus station (Nepliget) to Deak Ter (6 stops) and then when you come out of the Metro turn right on Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út for about a half a block until you can take a left onto Kiraly Utca. You will continue walking along Kiraly for about 10 minutes or about 750meters and the hostel is on the left side of the road a little past a big yellow church. The entrance will be located between 2 textile shops at number 56 (we are also across from the restaurant Frici Papa if that helps). When you get here you should call up to buzzer #27!
From Deli Train Station:
Get the M2 to Deak Ferenc Ter. When you come out of the Metro turn right on Bajcsy-Zsilinszky útca for about a half a block until you can take a left onto Kiraly Utca. You will continue walking along Kiraly for about 10 minutes or about 750meters and the hostel is on the left side of the road a little past a big yellow church. The entrance will be located between 2 textile shops at number 56 (we are also across from the restaurant Frici Papa if that helps). You will need to ring #27 and I can let you in!
*IMPORTANT: for public transport, you need a ticket each time you get on a bus, tram or metro, even when you change lines. Tickets are sold at newsagent/tobacconist kiosks and every metro station. A single ride costs 350 Forint (a little over 1 Euro). Validate your ticket before you get on.
The metro runs between 4:30 am and 11:20 pm.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.