Friends hostel was founded in 2005 by Us, Miklos & Laszlo, 2 culture minded Budapest born local guys, with several years of backpacking experience. Now we are in the background, but our staff expanded with Gergely (alias Jack), our manager (and co-owner), Gyuri (George) and Balazs. From 2016 March the newly renovated Friends Hostel is ready to fulfill your needs. We all agree on our goal: to make you feel good, safe and satisfied and we create the environment to meet these expectations.
Friends is a small and clean design hostel with several accommodation options and artistic design in the centre of Budapest, in an area surrounded by several tourist sights, ruin bars, cinemas, theartres, plenty of good restaurants, clubs, cafe’s. We are in the middle, everything is reachable on foot.
FRIENDS HOSTEL occupies the whole second floor of a typical Pest downtown residential building and currently offers 10 rooms and 7 apartments for total 60 persons. The design wing: Here we have the reception, lobby, guest kitchen and 6 modern rooms (5 private rooms for 1 to 5 persons and a dormitory). The classic wing: Here we have guest kitchen, 4 more elegant, but older style rooms with sat tv (3 private rooms for 1 to 3 persons) and a female dormitory. We have mainly private rooms with shared facilities, but also ensuite rooms with own bathroom. Our apartments: We also have 4 apartments on the same floor as the hostel itself (next door), and 3 separate apartments in neighbouring buildings in our area. The apartments can accommodate 2 to 5 persons, each of them is with bathroom and kitchen, most of them with living room.
When creating FRIENDS HOSTEL one of our intentions was to show the ARTWORKS of Hungarian painters, architects and inventors to our guests. We dedicated all of our rooms to famous Hungarian modern painters in different artistic styles.
Our common areas, corridors (like a small art gallery) are mainly decorated by the paintings of talented local contemporary artists. On the walls you can also see our own photographs of our favorite buildings in Budapest.
In Friends Hostel Design wing: the new style / design is the work of Miklos’s (founder/owner) sister, Dianna Fogarasi (https://www.facebook.com/dia.fogarasi), the friends pillows were created by Miklos’s niece, Barbi Purák (https://www.facebook.com/BubblyDogs), and the friends wall stamps were made by a friend of ours, Bálint (https://www.facebook.com/regos.balint).
Furthermore we would like to introduce the logical games of our famous inventor, Rubik Ernő to all of our guests. Maybe you have already heard about the Rubik cube? Of course you can try your skills with it.
We are of course not only about Arts & Paintings: We have board games, huge TV with sat channels, video games (Play station), table soccer (etc.) to make your stay as fun as possible. PLUS, in the high season we offer free programs as: PUB TOUR or COOK TOGETHER EVENINGS, and help you plan your best program, activity or party during your stay in Budapest.
Ask the receptionists for details.
Unlike in the huge hostels we intend to take care of every single traveller in case of any questions from program planning to any local assistance.
We really hope we gave you a nice impression and you will love your stay with us,
AT FRIENDS, WITH YOUR FRIENDS