This is THE legendary backpacker hostel in Budapest, the first and still the best. Especially since the outstanding renovations undertaken by the crew. A more friendly and welcoming space you will never find, staff are wonderful, the whole place exudes love and peace and warmth. You will, if you are lucky (like me) go back again and again and again. Great facilities, light and airy rooms and comfy beds. And don’t miss the lovely garden out back. This is a haven of tranquility in a quiet street in Buda, close to transport, shops, pubs and so on. Ten minutes away from central Pest, this is a little zen oasis far enough away from the teeming hordes of tourists cruising the Danube to make you feel part of the “real” Budapest. Always a friendly crowd hanging out here, it’s very international scene and very welcoming to solo travellers. It’s one of the Legendary Hostels of Europe. I really cannot recommend this place highly enough, I have stayed here many times and every one was special, and if i am gushing it’s because I love it. Go here.
GOTTA BE THE BEST HOSTEL IN EUROPE
This place had such an amazing and welcoming atmosphere from the moment I stepped through the doors! Its just been renovated so all the stuff you would expect from a hostel, like showers, toilets, kitchen, beds, etc are shiny an new, but this hostel has sooo much more!! There is a huge garden which is the best place to relax with a yurt and hammocks, theres an awesome common room which seems to always be alive with new people! I’ve also never stayed at a place where guests and staff make such great food and encourage everyone to eat together! All the staff are so warm and friendly and seem to really love working there! Honestly this place has to be seen to be believed, I over stayed my original 2 days by over 2 weeks and I already cant wait to go back and see everyone again! You make true friends here, what more could you want?
AMAZING PLACE TO EXPLORE THIS AMAZING CITY
I’ve never felt so welcomed, relaxed, and comfortable in a hostel. The staff are great, the facilities are amazing and the people I met were a mixed bunch of friendly guys and girls. You can tell the owner of the hostel is well travelled; The walls are adorned with interesting stuff from around the world and the common-room is well stocked with travel books and other cool stuff.
This is the perfect place for people backpacking/roadtripping through europe or flying to Budapest for a few days in an amazing city. I loved it and can’t wait to return!
STILL THE BEST
cannot say more then been here 10 times.. seen so many changes from when it was backpack.. still an awesome place to stay… great staff and such a cool renovation… miss being there already….. my home away from home.. !!
LOOK NO FURTHER
If you’re looking for the best hostel in Hungary, look no further… The Shantee House has the kindest staff who will always help with anything possible, a tranquil and beautiful zen garden with hammocks and a Mongolian yurt, and also every traveller that you meet is soon a friend. It attracts the kindest people.
If you’re looking for somewhere where you can truly unwind and relax, this is your place. It’s only 15mins via tram to get to downtown, so if you fancy going out for a few drinks, you can do so knowing that you have a peaceful and comfortable bed waiting for you not long away.
I really can’t recommend this place enough.
Thank you Shantee House!!!
This wonderful oasis was the very best hostel I have ever stayed in. Attila and his team were the most gracious hosts that will help you in any way they can. On top of that, the newly renovated building is the quintessential meaning of tranquility and peace. The back garden is a perfect place to decompress after a long day in Budapest and the inside is as warm and inviting as any place I have been too. I highly recommend it to any type of traveler that enjoys good company and a relaxed atmosphere. Do yourself the favour and take the extra 10 mins to get there, it’s worth every step!
THERE AND BACK AGAIN BUDAPEST LEGEND
I have been there a few times and love every moment….. the new place makes the stay and the experience so much better. you will not find a better night sleep, or more beautiful people than at the Shantee House. It is truely a magical place. This is a must stay!!!
THE SHANTEE EXPERIENCE
As a long term resident I can say that staying at Shantee House is an amazing experience.
First of all, without doubt, this is the hostel with the best atmosphere I have ever stayed at. The house is beautifully decorated, well organized, with attention to even the smallest detail. Great music all the time, lit candles during the night throughout the house, a beautiful garden. The staff is super nice and helpful and you really feel like you are part of a big family. All in all, living here gives you a special kind of feeling.
Rooms and bathrooms are very clean, the kitchen is very well equipped and there is even a bike rental service, which is very useful.
All in all, I think that Shantee House is the best hostel in Budapest and an experience you have ty at least once in your life.
an absolute hidden gem! amazing staff, atmosphere and guests! very clean and lovely family vibe. beanbags, hammocks, communal food and seating area. the staff consist of travellers who’ve visited on their travels and just never left and you can 100 percent see the appeal!
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
This is a very magical place! Budapest in it’s self is something to see but here you feel like family. The remodeled guest house has a big comfy common room with games, movies, books, and millions of pictures from the owner Atilla’s travels. The staff are from all over the world and do their best to keep you informed with whats happening in the city. If you go around Sziget festival it will be packed with wondering souls looking to have a good time and hit up all the tavern bars. I have been here numerous times & have met wonderful people I now call family This place attracts the best and I would recommend it to anyone! Spread the love <3
THE BEST PLACE EVER
I stayed at this delightful hostel and found it so peaceful! I barely left the place as the atmosphere was amazing everybody was very friendly and ready to give advice on where to go and what to do! Or just have a deep and meaningful conversation! I recommended this place to all my friends even if they don’t plan on going to Budapest! All my love to Attila, Bori and Andrea xx who make the place an amazing home for all us travellers!!