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Cozy bright rooftop flat in the Palace district!
Cozy bright rooftop flat in the Palace district!
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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Very cozy, sunny, quiet & centrally-located 60m2 flat: 2 independent bedrooms & an air-conditioned living room/kitchen with a comfortable sofa-bed, 3min from tram 4/6 (days & night) and Metro 4 (Rákóczi tér), 8min on foot to the Jewish district. Completely and personally furbished (brand new kitchen). I really enjoy living there, happy you'll get to stay there when I'm away! As a foreign guidebook writer in Budapest, I'm glad to recommend places I love, most of them just a few minutes away!

The space

**NOTE that there are 21 small steps in a private staircase to get to my charming flat, the lift goes till the 3rd floor and I'm on the 4th! Oh & my plants would be super happy if you water them! Check-in and check out are flexible (the keys can be picked at a nearby place from 9am till 10pm, in some cases a friend of mine will be there to host you on the spot and show you around the place), please contact me for setting that up - If you come early you can always leave your suitcases etc but don't expect the cleaning to be done instantly if the flat was booked the day before! The flat is uniquely decorated with items from my various trips and places I got to live in around the world! Since our planet's resources are limited, I traded and bought as many second hand things as possible and I'm working on some more DIY details. The bedroom has thick "black out" curtains. The living room doesn't have any curtain (but there is no neighbour to hide from!). The kitchen has induction cooking plates, an oven, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, a coffee maker (percolator) with coffee, teas, honey, sugar, salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lots of spices etc. I grow fresh basil, parsley, mint and rosemary, help yourself! There are pots, and plenty of kitchenware (more than enough for 6 people), as well as a blender, and a water boiler. I provide towels and a hair dryer. If you go to the spa and need more toilets that should be ok but please, let me know.

Guest access

My flat is located on the 4th, the top floor, of a 3 store residential building built in 1904 by a famous Hungarian architect. The style is said to be "eclectic" with some Secession details (such as the decorative tiles inside). I'm the only flat on the 4th floor thus I have only neighbors downstairs.
To get to my flat: take the lift or the central staircase to the 3rd floor. Push the door on the right, walk the yard till you reach the opposite side and you'll find an iron-wrought gate: if it's closes (it's usually not) use the key to open it, take the 21 steps up and the white door is mine!
You can park on the street (you'll have to pay during the weekdays, free after 8pm and on the week-ends), there is an indoor 24h parking lot on Rákóczi tér and a guarder outdoor parking on my street (the district has lots of one-way streets check the navigation before you set off!).

Interaction with guests

I usually live in the flat but it's entirely yours when I'm away and as a result I will (normally) not be there to welcome you, sorry about that ! But either a friend of mine will give you the keys and help you settle or you'll get the keys 300meters away. I'll communicate with you on the Internet or by phone the whole time, happy to answer any question and leave you a lot of tips (check my airbnb district guidebook or Spotted By Locals Budapest).

Other things to note

You'll love that the flat is very quiet, full of light. It has no direct neighbor and a nice small rooftop view. That said, please don't party here and respect the residents.

Air conditioning

Extra people $9 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $16 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 21 small stairs with no lift (21 marches sans ascenseur)


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Anneliese User Profile
August 2017
The flat was very ample with plenty of light, and overall very comfortable. We had all the amenities needed to cook meals with a proper bathroom and shower. The aircon was a life saver with the summer high temperatures. The location was perfect for exploring, close to the Jewish Quarter nightlife, yet quiet....and also close to the bridge to Buda leading to the Gellert baths. Communication with Helene was excellent throughout and even gave me advise when I asked. The only thing I must point out is that the building itself seems quite old, and could use some sprucing up, but the flat itself has been updated well. Good value overall.

Lucie User Profile
August 2017
Helen's place is the nicest place to stay! Lovely flat in a calm neighbourhood but just a few minutes from the tram and metro stations. You can also walk almost everywhere just as we did. The flat was clean, equipped, spacious and cozy. AND Helene is super lovely host!!

Paula User Profile
July 2017
The apartament is very good located

Renata User Profile
January 2017
I booked this place last minute but Helene was very flexible, I didn't meet her but she was very welcoming and helpful with all my questions about the city . She arranged that we would pick up the keys at a hostel 2 streets away, easy! I immediately felt like home, the flat is big, sunny and cozy. It's very new, perfectly clean and with a very personalized decor, which I much prefer than hotel rooms or business flats. I also loved the location, easy accessible both on public transport and on foot. I will definitely go back!

Ydriss User Profile
August 2017
Super appartement localisation parfaite très très propre Super expérience superbe ville ! Merci Hélène pour tout !

Katarzyna User Profile
January 2017
Czas spędzony w Budapeszcie będziemy bardzo dobrze wspominać! Mieszkanie jest dokładnie takie jak opisane w ofercie, lokalizacja świetna, a kontakt z Helene fantastyczny! Mam nadzieję, że będziemy mieć okazję jeszcze tam wrócić :)

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Budapest, HungaryJoined in November 2012
Helene User Profile

I'm a freelance (photo)journalist, guidebook-writer and independent traveler. Very curious about the world and its people, on the go as often as I possible! I finally got my own place in Budapest, a city I call home after being based here for a couple of years and graduated from Hungarian studies. More than happy to share my passion for the city and its people! I speak English, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish fluently and I'm a native French speaker, looking forward to communicating in your language! I use Airbnb both as a host and as a guest. I often have to work on some assignments when I'm traveling or hosting. // Photojournaliste freelance, voyageuse indépendante, sociable, curieuse du monde, je dois souvent travailler lorsque je suis en déplacement.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Magyar, Polski
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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