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Maverick City Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
Kazinczy utca 24-26, Budapest
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The price is £19 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar

Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Dohany Street Synagogue and Hungarian State Opera House. St. Stephen's Basilica and Hungarian ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (451 reviews)
Best place to stay.

"Great location. Rooms with AC."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Maverick City Lodge - Hostel
Baroque Hostel
2 out of 5
Dózsa György út 80./ kertkapu bejárat, Budapest
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The price is £16 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Heroe's Square and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's ...

4.1/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"Super cute and quirky. So much character. Bed was super comfortable. Staff were wonderful. 4 min walk to Hero’s Square to catch the Hop on Hop off and the underground and about a 7 min walk to the Széchenyi Spa. About a 2 min walk to the bus Highly recommend it. We’ve been to all 7 continents and ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Baroque Hostel
GNG Home 2
2 out of 5
43 Nagymezo u., Budapest
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Located in Terezvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Budapest Operetta Theatre, Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica. Parliament ...

2.7/5 (3 reviews)

"Worest place to visit. Its not for more then 1 nights. Everything is dirty. Its not organized. Staff are npt bad trying to help. Location is good but just that is good."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

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City Hostel Pest
2 out of 5
Ráday u. 43., Budapest
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Located in Belső-Ferencváros, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Semmelweis University, Great Market Hall and Vaci Street. Hungarian National Museum and ...

2.2/5 (6 reviews)
U get what u pay for

"Very old historic building almost felt spooky but spacious rooms with tall windows. Hard to find when u first get here as yes in an enclosure on the road. Staff were ok and helps witty needful. We're out of drinking water bottles to buy. It was cheap got the job done"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2015

City Hostel Pest
The Hive Party Hostel
2.5 out of 5
Dob utca 19., Budapest
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Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Kiraly Street and Dohany Street Synagogue. Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica ...

3.8/5Good! (48 reviews)
Nice place all in all

"It was really nice to stay here. The staffs were really nice about everything. Hotels.com did not give us any reservation codes of Hive Party Hostel. But a nice lady named Regina helped us sort this issue out. Another nice lady named Molly gave us a clean and exact details about the hostel and its ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

The Hive Party Hostel
Maverick Hostel & Ensuites
2 out of 5
Tere Ferenciek 2, Budapest
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Located in Inner City Budapest, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Párisi Udvar and Vaci Street. Great Market Hall and Dohany Street Synagogue are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (258 reviews)
Great place to stay!

"* Pros: Central location, right next to a big supermarket, safe key entry system to rooms, friendly reception, tea selections at kitchen, close from aiport bus stop (you can take 100E bus at airport and cost only about 2GBP, 30-40mins ride) * Cons: You need to bring your own lock if you want to use ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Maverick Hostel & Ensuites
Maverick Hotel & Student Lodge
2 out of 5
Lónyai utca 31., Budapest
The price is £33 per night from 31 Mar to 1 Apr

Located in Belső-Ferencváros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Balna Budapest, Great Market Hall and Elisabeth Bridge. Vaci Street and Gellert Thermal ...

4.1/5Very Good! (14 reviews)

"All amazing! Clean, fresh and cozy. Special thanks to the wonderful staff!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2021

Maverick Hotel & Student Lodge
a&o Budapest City
2 out of 5
11 Csengery utca, Budapest
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The price is £34 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar

Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiraly Street and House of Terror. Hungarian State Opera House and Dohany Street Synagogue ...

a&o Budapest City
Station Hostel
1 out of 5
Szinva utca 2., Budapest
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Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Erkel Theatre, Heroe's Square and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Hungarian State Opera House and Arena ...

Station Hostel
GoodMo House
1.5 out of 5
József utca 13., Budapest
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Located in Jozsefvaros, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Corvin Plaza and Hungarian National Museum. Great Market Hall and Vaci Street are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Nice and easy hotel. Clean and comfortable room. Everything was cool."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

GoodMo House
Avenue Hostel
2 out of 5
Oktogon ter 4, Budapest
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The price is £10 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Terezvaros, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica. Heroe's Square and Parliament Building ...

3.9/5Very Good! (130 reviews)

"The room was clean although the hostel was a little bit difficult to find than I thought"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Avenue Hostel
7x24 Central Hostel
2 out of 5
Kiraly Utca 14, Budapest
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The price is £26 per night from 18 Mar to 19 Mar

Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiraly Street, Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica. Szechenyi Chain Bridge ...

4.2/5Very Good! (72 reviews)
Nice hotel

"Its nice hotel, in the center, just near all famous attractions, and every thing as restaurants and markets are just near, so its a good idea to stay there"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

7x24 Central Hostel
Island Hostel - Adults only
1.5 out of 5
Budapest, Margitsziget, Sirály Csónakház, Budapest
The price is £19 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Located in 13th District, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palatinus Bath, Margaret Island Park and Parliament Building. Szechenyi Chain Bridge and St. Stephen's ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Fantastic stay

"There was some problem by other guest but they had solved it well and really satisfied with that. They know how to treat guest and how to deal with people. And there were beautiful terrace with river view!! It located at Magerit island at the centre of the city which is easy to walk to city centre ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Island Hostel - Adults only
Budapest Budget Hostel
2 out of 5
Ipar utca 21., Budapest, Hungary
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Located in Ferencvaros, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Corvin Plaza, Great Market Hall and Hungarian National Museum. Vaci Street and Gellert Thermal ...

4.3/5Excellent! (152 reviews)

"Great if you are looking for a budget stay in the city."…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2019

Budapest Budget Hostel
Absolut City Hostel Budapest
2 out of 5
Karoly Korut. 13-15, Budapest
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Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Kiraly Street and Dohany Street Synagogue. St. Stephen's Basilica and Hungarian State Opera ...

4/5Very Good! (49 reviews)

"Pros: Clean room w/ private bath. Great location, easy 15 min walk to the Danube. Airport Bus 100E and Deàk Ferenc metro station is less than 1 block away. Cons: Room is right above a busy street with heavy foot traffic. Very loud when windows are open. Much better with windows closed and AC on. ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

Absolut City Hostel Budapest
Ace Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Vaci Utca 46, Budapest
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £20 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Inner City Budapest, this family-friendly Budapest hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Vaci Street, Great Market Hall and Elisabeth Bridge. Gellert ...

2.3/5 (13 reviews)
Beware! This place may not exist.

"Budapest was quite full on this holiday weekend, but Ace Hostel approved our room request. However, when we arrived and found the address, it was a large apartment building with no indication of Ace Hostel. Another group of 3 people with a booking arrived soon after. We called the contact number ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2017

Ace Hostel
LOL Boutique Hostel City Center
2 out of 5
O UTCA,14, Budapest, Pest County
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Located in Terezvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica. Szechenyi Chain Bridge and House of ...

3.5/5Good! (40 reviews)
Travellers Beware don't go here!

"Booked it about three months before and upon arrival was told that the hostel was overbooked. Was then asked to pay upfront for a shared apartment and bathroom which I had not seen and was different to the room type I booked (private room and bathroom). The apartment was dirty inside and can only ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2017

LOL Boutique Hostel City Center
Treestyle Hostel
2 out of 5
Wesselényi u. 32., Budapest
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Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiraly Street and Dohany Street Synagogue. Hungarian State Opera House and House of Terror ...

3.6/5Good! (36 reviews)
Worst hostel room ever!

"Rooms are extremely hot! poorly ventilated no fresh air at all, room guest are a bit noisy, can’t sleep whole night !!! Bed sheets are a bit dirty and not comfortable at all, tower need to charge extra which is not common in any other hostel, key can not open hostel room unless someone else inside ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2018

Treestyle Hostel
Wombat's The City Hostel Budapest
2 out of 5
Király utca 20., Budapest
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Located in Erzsebetvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiraly Street, Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica. Szechenyi Chain Bridge ...

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)

"Good place to stay with in Budapest."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Wombat's The City Hostel Budapest
Walking Bed Budapest Hostel
1 out of 5
Gönczy Pál str. 1, Budapest, Budapest
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Located in Inner City Budapest, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Great Market Hall, Vaci Street and Hungarian National Museum. Gellert Thermal Baths ...

3.4/5 (58 reviews)
Never again!!

"The bathroom facilities were a joke. The floor was constantly wet and slippery do to no drainage and ripped shower curtains. They were also filthy and cramped. I've had better facilities at campgrounds. The rooms were also very hot, even with the window open. The kitchen was just a double hot plate ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Walking Bed Budapest Hostel
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Hotel Moments Budapest

Hotel Moments Budapest

4 out of 5
Andrássy út 8., Budapest
The price is £100 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar
4.9/5Exceptional! (998 reviews)

"All staff were friendly and gave excellent service. Super clean and spacious rooms. The breakfast buffet is excellent as well. Centrally located so most things were within walking distance. Definitely would recommend staying here!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Hotel Moments Budapest
ibis Styles Budapest Airport

ibis Styles Budapest Airport

3.5 out of 5
Vecses, Budapest
The price is £79 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
4.4/5Wonderful! (653 reviews)

"My stay at this hotel was longer than I planned. However, during my whole stay the staff was very helpful and nice. The hotel environment was good as well and it was overall a really nice stay. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2021

ibis Styles Budapest Airport
Hotel Parlament

Hotel Parlament

4 out of 5
Kalman Imre u. 19, Budapest
The price is £68 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
4.8/5Exceptional! (994 reviews)

"i would would like tea and coffee in the room, but the hotel and staff were excellent *****"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Hotel Parlament
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It's been said that Budapest has more hostels per square metre of urban space than any other city in Europe. True or not, there's certainly an excellent range of low-cost places to pick from on both sides of the wide Danube River here. Of course, they do precisely what budget stays are supposed to – hostels in Budapest will rarely break the bank. On top of that, you can enjoy vivacious and bubbly common rooms where foosball tables mingle with jukeboxes. You can dig into free breakfast spreads to get fuelled up for days of castle-viewing. And you can choose between large dorms with wallet-bolstering rates or consider private double rentals with their own ensuite.

Hostels in Budapest – something to write home about

With so many hostels in Budapest, it can seem like each is vying for attention with evermore elaborate settings and design features. Just take the so-called ruin hostels or party hostels of the city. They are the raucous and hedonistic escapes that stag- and hen-do groups seek out. Graffiti-clad bars, rows of welcome shots, ramshackle drinking areas, and – of course – pub crawl parties come evening are the norm in those. Couples and culture-hungry travellers might prefer something a little more refined. That comes courtesy of the city's design hostels, which have sleek kitchens and lobbies, all set in grand Hungarian tenement buildings with touches of vintage flair.

Whichever sort of hostel in Budapest you think suits you, there's a certain range of service to be expected, too. Breakfast is often an optional extra. Simple and filling, it's typically a medley of oats, cheeses, fresh juice and coffee to set you up for a day's strolling along the Danube. Free Wi-Fi in communal spaces is also normal, and so are self-serve laundry facilities. What's more, when it comes to finding things to do, the folk behind reception can usually help with jaunts to the steaming Buda baths or the immersive Communism museums.

Hungarian adventures from hostels in Budapest

The vast majority of hostels in Budapest are located on the Pest side of the capital. That means many accommodation options sit over on the eastern banks of the Danube, in the more modern and gritty area of town. It's a place laden with off-beat ruin bars, which are housed in disused tenements and packed with weird and wonderful installations – a bathtub for a bar seat, anyone? You'll be right next to all that if you opt to stay at the Hive Party Hostel. Its UFO-like dorm spaces and futuristic rooms soon give way to bustling neighbourhoods where Hungarian beer and street food is the name of the game. And the famous Dohany Street Synagogue is just down the road, for anyone interested in seeing the largest synagogue in all of Europe. If you've been drawn to this capital by the prospect of steaming in sulphur baths and high-temperature saunas – a famous Budapest hobby – the Baroque Hostel might be a good pick. It's just on the side of City Park, where the sprawling Szechenyi thermal complex beckons with outdoor pools and steam rooms and more.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Budapest?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for going out. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its monuments and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Budapest?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the highest reviews from our travellers and might be a good place to start: Maverick City Lodge - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Dohany Street Synagogue. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Maverick Hostel & Ensuites - 2-minute walk from Ferenciek Square Station for easy access to public transport. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries and hairdryers. Baroque Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Heroe’s Square. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers. A&o Budapest City - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Vorosmarty Street Station and Oktogon Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries. Avenue Hostel - Located steps from House of Terror. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a bar. You’ll find free toiletries, hairdryers and linens in all rooms.
How many hostels will I find in Budapest?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Budapest, one of Expedia’s 45 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Budapest?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 20°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 2°C. Average annual precipitation for Budapest is 619 inches.
What is there to see and do in Budapest?
Overall, Budapest is known for its monuments, museums and churches. Major attractions include Vaci Street, Great Market Hall and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Get out into nature with places such as Szechenyi Thermal Bath, Cave Church and Liberty Square. Cultural attractions include Hungarian State Opera House, Hungarian National Museum and House of Terror.
What's the best way to get to and around Budapest while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Budapest on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Budapest (BUD-Ferenc Liszt Intl.), located 10.7 mi (17.2 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transport during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transport at Ferenciek Square Station, Astoria Station and Deak Ferenc ter Station. To check out more of the area, take a train from Budapest Boraros Square Station, Budapest-Nyugati Station or Eastern Railway Station.