Mikko Hassinen (Finland) stayed: 5 months
I stayed in Shantee House for five months during my exchange period and I must say I enjoyed it every second. The atmosphere was very welcoming from the moment I stepped in and I met lot of people that I can call nowadays close friends to me. The location was optimal to me, close to the University and same time bit further away from the city centre in quieter part of Buda. The public transportation works like a dream 24/7, so it was allways easy to get back home. Even though I lived with another people I always had my own privacy to study if I needed it and on the other there was allways someone ready to do something or to go somewhere. I would recommend the experience to everyone who is coming to Budapest for longer or shorter time.
Ricardo Wong (Australia) stayed: 6 months
“Upon my first arrival in Europe, the backpack guesthouse aka. Shantee house was the first of many hostels I’ve stayed at. Out of all the hostels I’ve stayed at, The Shantee ranks one of the best; with its easy going atmosphere, friendly staff and great location, its not hard to see why so many travellers come back.
I am now currently staying long term at shantee for 6 months, and now half way through – I wish i had more time!”
Frankie Stankovic (Slovakia) stayed: 4 months
I came to Budapest as a international student for one semester. My original plan was to stay in the Shantee House few weeks and than find a flat with the schoolmates somewhere in the city. When I stepped to the Shantee for the very first time, I realized that this place is magical. I found here many amazing people that have become very good friends. I stayed whole semester and my stay was one of the best experiences in my life. There are always many things to do… relaxing garden with hammocks and little fountain, cozy common room and everyday adventures in historical centre of Budapest or joint trips to the surrounding mountains. I recommend staying here for all the students or travellers. It will be great experience!
Henrique from Brazil stayed: 4 months
Shantee House – Minha casa em Budapeste
Estou no Shantee house há 2 meses e tenho um contrato de longa duração. Creio que tive muita sorte. Pois além de ser um lugar bonito, tenho recebido o melhor tratamento possível. Tenho privacidade, os serviços são ótimos, desde a recepção, até limpeza. Ótimo lugar para quem quer se sentir em casa. Pessoas de todos os lugares, mas todas compartilham uma ótima energia. Ótimas instalações, onde se pode aproveitar a estadia. Recomendo o shantee house. Ótimo lugar para ficar. Ou como dizem aqui, o melhor lugar do mundo.
Shantee House – My house in Budapest
I’m in Shantee house for 2 months and I have a long-term contract. I think I was very lucky. As well as being a beautiful place, I have received the best possible treatment. I have privacy, the services are great, from the front desk, to cleaning. Great place for those who want to feel at home. People everywhere, but they all share a great energy. Great facilities, where you can enjoy our stay. Shantee recommend the house. Great place to stay. Or as they say here, the best place in the world.
Lobna from Egypt stayed: 16 months
I came to Shantee House in March 2014 after a stressful search for a shared home and an already disappointing experience with my old roommates for my long term training in Budapest.
Since day one I felt that I restored my peace again and my mind became clear as the place is extremely rich with spiritual statues, plants and portraits from all over the world, happy colors are everywhere and the staff is absolutely amazing, helpful and they became my second family in no time!
I had a lot of long term friends like me and all of them where considering Shantee House their second house just like me as the owner (Atilla) put a lot of love in the place that you will definitely feel the moment you stay there.
During my stay which ends this December I saw many people that came back to Shantee House for a second amazing stay and also it is the best student housing in winter (Starting from September) they offer private and shared room for affordable prices, all the rooms are bright and colorful, each one has its own unique style, each floor has a private bathroom, laundry service, WiFi, a peaceful TV room with a sea painting on the wall where you can drink special kinds of tea or you can smoke Shisha (Water pipe) and there is a wide shared kitchen with an extension to the garden which has a beautiful small lake and hammocks (lucky us!)
Also it is easily to access anywhere in Budapest with Tram 49 which is 2 minutes walk from Shantee House that goes to the city centre in Deak Ferenc Ter (in 15 Minutes), Tram 19 passes by, buses and also Metro 4 is 2 stops away.
Supermarkets like Tesco, CBA, Lidl and Allee shopping mall are near by and also it is flexible to make a delivery order for anything you wish to eat!
I absolutely recommend this “Stress Free Zone” for students in Winter time and for Tourists in Summer as I have to admit that I love this place like my own home and the staff as my own family!