"Bunkbed fun for adults" Marco Polo Hostel Tip by biggeorge

Marco Polo Hostel, Budapest: 299 reviews and 11 photos

  Marco Polo
by biggeorge

We only went here because their rep gave us a lift from Keleti station. Probably the best equipped hostel you could wish for with hotel or dorm rooms and a bar downstairs.
The dorms have bunks divided off from each other by a curtain which gives the illusion of privacy and a toilet/ shower room.
These can be a little strange as the taller customers head may be above the level of the shower curtain and as these are mixed facilities it is important to keep the " urinal stare " fixed on the wall to avoid peeking at the girl who may be showering next to you , it's a real battle of wills.
Its also an idea to remember that you're sharing a room with 20 or so other people who get really snotty when you turn up laced at 5 in the morning and smelling of booze.

Other social faux pas would have to include loudly accusing your friend on the bunk below of masturbating or falling asleep on the one toilet with a working light.
Ben managed to achieve the second one and Dave was confronted by the German occupant of his bottom bunk because his trousers smelt of cigarettes.
The pool table in the bar also doesn't work properly randomly swallowing the white and only spitting out half the balls.
Breakfast is included but going to sleep before you have it ,is to be recommended as rolling in at sunrise means you earn the contempt of those who like to eat beans and write their journals for entertainment.

Unique Qualities: The pool table that refuses to cough up a mistakenly potted white ball. Or the whiteboard for leaving messages for fellow travellers ( much abused ) , " we'll be in Portside " became " we'll be in Portside drinking shandy and holding hands " along with a variety of anatomical drawings of male and female genitalia , worst thing was everyone thought it was us , but it was blatantly a couple of guys from Salisbury who were even worse than us.

Address: VII. Nyar u. 6, , Budapest, Budapest Fovaros 1051
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: +36 1 413 2555
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Hostel
Website: http://www.marcopolohostel.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2004
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