Welcome to the SHANTEE HOUSE, formally the BACKPACK GUESTHOUSE!

After 20 years of providing travelers with a home away from home.
Attila, the owner and founder decided to rejuvenate the hostel. Improving facilities, making it more attractive, spacious, comfortable and last but not least more environmentally friendly; while still keeping the friendly atmosphere.

If you tired of the hustle and bustle, of the big city and you'd like to get to a "island" of peace and tranquility with bird song, a jungle of flowers and plants, fresh air and hammocks to relax in, then come and meet similar people waiting for your friendship.

The experienced, well traveled staff are available 24 hours a day, to help you find the best tourist attractions, baths, cultural hot spots, night life and Budapest's hidden gems to ensure you get the most out of your time in Budapest.

In 1992 we transformed a detached house and opened Budapest's first hostel with the aim of providing safe, affordable accommodation close to the Downtown and yet in the greenbelt, offering peace and quiet to both Hungarian and foreign travellers.

In 2012 the building went through complete reconstruction and refurbishment in order to make it more attractive, spacious, comfortable and last but not least, environmentally friendly.

We offer several types of rooms to meet all needs, from double or twin en-suite bedrooms to big dormitories capable of accommodate large circle of friends. 24-hour reception, friendly, helpful staff, a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, an amazing chill-out garden and a bike rental service all help relax and make the most of your holiday. For those who like challenge, we organise special trips (see Activities)

We provide a large room suitable for meetings, gatherings or workshops.

The guesthouse is located in the centre of southern Buda, near Móricz Zsigmond körtér, within easy reach of the Downtown 24/7.

Relaxed atmosphere, colourful, themed rooms, cosy environment... and the welcome is always warm!

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Top picks, Budapest 2009
We've always loved this laid-back hostel - Budapest first! - in a colorfully painted suburbain ' villa' in the south Buda and we are happy to see more and more hostels are copying its style. The Back Pack relatively small (50 beds), but the fun spillout into a lovely garden with hammock, a yurt and Thai-style lounging platform. The upbeat attitude of the friendly, much travelled owner seems to permeate the place and the welcome is always warm...

Lets Go Europe 2007.....Thumbs up!
Hostel life doesnt get much better than this laid back place, which has themed dorms, genuinely helpful owner, and a common room with movies, music, cheap bear and free internet. Reception 24 Hr...

Rough guide 2010
Colourful and homely hostel on a tree-lined residential street in Buda with themed dormitories, a wonderfully relaxes atmosphere and a beautiful garden with hammocks strewn beautiful fruit trees...