The hikers’ center of Galyatető renovated in 2014 is an up-to-date and comfortable facility meeting the modern needs of hungry and tired hikers. The building complex (770 sqm for 52 guests) truly represents the meeting of past and present as it is a remodeled office and workers’ hostel used during the construction of the nearby hotel in the late 1930s.
The combination of traditional and modern materials, such as andesite from Mátra and exposed concrete also enhance this harmony. Chief architect Csaba Kovács meant to build a cultural bridge between past and future.
The interior was designed to create an ambience that matches hikers’ need for a cozy and pure environment. Scandinavian style furniture and a fireplace with a size that makes it appropriate for open-fire cooking all contribute to this image.
The use of modern technology allowed for environment friendly solutions, such as led lights, solar collectors and panels for heating and hot water as well as a rainwater toilet flush system.
The hikers’ center meets the needs for accommodation of every hiker, such as double bedrooms with a bathroom, putting up a tent in the yard, multi-bed rooms or bivouac rooms in the lookout tower next to.