Nestled at the 4th floor of a historical building, The Golden Eagle Hostel welcomes everyone -with no discrimination for sexual orientation, race, nationality, etc. The hostel was the former home of Count Lajos Karoly -who was in deep love and directed the construction of the building and offered it as a wedding present to his beloved future wife Countess Katalina Andrassy (from the famous aristocratic Andrassy family). Count Karoly named his building as \'Arany Sas Udvar\' or \'The Golden Eagle Yard\' and placed a golden eagle on the top-front of the building -which still stands now a days. The eagle was then a symbol of power for the Austro-Hungarian empire. After the communist took power in Hungary, the building was taken by the new regimen and given to the proletariat to live in. So, it was then divided in several small apartments, and in one of them is our hostel, The Golden Eagle. Besides its great location and amazing history, our small hostel has a friendly atmosphere.
We are located in downtown, near to the National Museum, the splendid Central Hall Market and the Danube river with Gellert and Rudas Thermal Baths.
The area is well known for its pubs, cafes, restaurants (one block away from Ráday utca -with 50 restaurants with tables lined along the street) and many other places of entertainment as well. The environment is safe and pleasant.
We have bright, spacious and clean mixed dorms with 8 beds and a private double bed room.
The hostel has free Wi-Fi Internet connection in all the rooms, use of linen is included in the price, free self-serving coffee and tea, a kitchen for self-catering, lockers -with individual keys to store luggage, free maps and brochures, a flexible check-out and a non-curfew policy.
1) Please make as accurate as possible your arrival time to the hostel, as we do not have 24-hour reception desk. If you are delayed or arrive earlier, it would be appreciated a message or a call to inform us about the change in the arrival time.
2) The hostel is in a residential building constructed more than 100 years ago, for which it is important to keep quiet specially late at night (after 10 pm).
3) The price is given in Hungarian currency and the payment needs to be made in cash at arrival and it can be made also in euros. We hope to see you at our hostel in Budapest!
IMPORTANT: Please NOTE that for security reasons the door opens automatically and should NOT be pushed/pulled. It opens automatically.
From the mail railway station Keleti pu (Eastern Railway Station):
Take the red metro line (M2) in direction to 'Déli pu' and get off at the second stop ASTORIA. Take the exit 'Múzeum körút' -on the left- and walk along it on the side of the East-West Business Center -a modern glass building. Proceed on, then pass the National Museum and turn left at the further corner of the smaller glass building (where the Erste Bank is). That is Üllõi Ut. Approximately 100 meters ahead of it there is a traffic light and a just a few meters after it you will find Üllõi Ut 14.
From Nyugati pu railway station (Western Railway Station):
Take the blue Metro line (M3) in direction to 'Kõbánya-Kispest' and get off at the 4th stop 'Kálvin ter', then take the exit 'Üllõi Ut'. Approximately 100 meters ahead of it there is a traffic light and a few meters after it you will find Üllõi Ut 14.
From the International Bus Station 'Népliget':
Take the blue metro line (M3) in direction to 'Újpest-Központ' and get off at 'Kálvin tér'. Then take the exit 'Üllõi Ut'. Approximately 100 meters ahead of it there is a traffic light and a few meters after it you will find Üllõi Ut 14.
From the Ferihegy Airport:
By taxi: This is the best way if you are two or more, take any Zona Taxi's company. They charge 4.200 Forint (aprox. 17 euros) per a trip to the hostel, plus an expected 10% tip to the driver.
By public transportation: Buy 2 tickets (one for the bus and one for the metro) from the ticket's machine at the bus stop or inside the bus. Take the bus to the last stop (Köbánya-Kispest) -which is also the first stop of the blue metro line (M3). Then punch the 2nd ticket before you board the metro. Get off at 'Kálvin tér' and take the exit 'Üllõi Ut'. Aproximately 100 metres ahead of it there is a traffic light and a few meters after it you will find Üllõi Ut 14.
NOTE: The metro service runs from 04.30 to 23.10 hours every day.
By Airport Minibus: You can take the Airport Minibus -which is cheaper than a taxi if you are alone. The fee is 3.000 Forint per passenger.
WARNING! In Budapest you need to punch a new ticket every time you change metro lines, buses or trams, so risk of getting a fine. On the lines M2 and M3 the ticket is valid half hour if you travel in the same direction. On the M1 line the ticket is valid 30 minutes. A ticket cost 280 Forint (approx. 1.20 euros).
Linen Included, Towels, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Lift / Elevator, Breakfast Not Included, Breakfast