I love discovering weird and wonderful places to stay on my travels, and Das Nest Hostel in Budapest is up there with the weirdest and wonderfullest! Yep, that’s a word now. With huge common spaces, both private rooms and hostel dorms, a full kitchen and even a communal herbal tea selection for your hot beverage needs. Here’s a full Das Nest Hostel review.
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What’s Das Nest Hostel like?
The hostel is a super funky apartment in the middle of Budapest’s thriving Jewish Quarter.
It’s in a residential building with a few dorms as well as a number of private rooms, both of which use shared bathrooms.
How was the room?
We stayed in a private room with a large queen-size bed, a big window with loads of natural light and enough space for luggage.
The dorms were pretty basic, just four beds with space underneath for suitcases, but they’re all you need when you’re outside exploring most of the day.
How about the facilities?
Das Nest had a huge kitchen fully equipped with anything you’d need to cook with.
There’s also two large living areas with comfy couches, a big dining table and a bunch of books, board games and cards for playing games with newfound travel buddies.
There’s free WiFi which was speedy enough for me to work while I was there too.
Where is Das Nest Hostel?
Das Nest is in Budapest’s 7th district, a bustling entertainment neighbourhood and the infamous Jewish Ghetto. The area is home to some sombre history but has recently been turned into a youthful hub of restaurants, bars and more.
The final verdict
Das Nest Hostel in Budapest is a perfect, budget-friendly place to stay. It’s super social and easy to meet other solo travellers, the full kitchen means it’s a good option if you prefer to cook for yourself, and the location is unbeatable.
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All the basic details from my big 52 in 52 trip:
How do you find your flights? Skyscanner! I use the Everywhere tool to find the cheapest place to fly to each Tuesday
Do you fly every week? Not every week no, once I have the destination I check trains and buses to see if there’s any other transport options aside from flying. If so, I usually book these using the Trainline app.
How do you book your accommodation? I book all my hotels, hostels and apartments on either booking.com or Hostelworld.
Do you have travel insurance? YES, I always travel with travel insurance and you should too. I’m insured for an annual policy with Worldcare NZ.
Do you offset your carbon credits? I sure do! I always offset when I book if the airline gives me the option (Ryanair does), and I also offset all my flights using Co2nsensus.com.
What luggage do you travel with? I travel with a 75cm Samsonite Cosmolite suitcase, a matching Samsonite Cosmolite 55cm cabin luggage hardcase, and a cheap laptop backpack.
What camera do you use? You can see the full list of what’s in my camera bag right here.
What laptop do you use? I have a super portable HP Spectre x360 13.3″ laptop, which is an absolute dream to travel with.
For more FAQs about my 52 in 52 trip, see this post.
Huge thanks to Das Nest Hostel for hosting me for four nights. As always, all opinions are my own and are based on my experience.