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Avenue Hostel
2 out of 5
Oktogon ter 4, Budapest
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£8
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (104 reviews)

"Room is cozy and the staffs are nice. very close to the downtown"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2019

Avenue Hostel
Full Moon Design Hostel Budapest
2 out of 5
Szent István körút 11, Budapest
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£24
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Ujlipotvaros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Comedy Theatre of Budapest and Parliament Building. St. Stephen's Basilica and Hungarian State ...

3.7/5Good! (175 reviews)

"room is very clean and big, location is near the view. Transportation is very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019

Full Moon Design Hostel Budapest
The Hive Party Hostel
2.5 out of 5
Dob utca 19., Budapest
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£62
per night
Mar 14 - Mar 15

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (41 reviews)

"Honestly the best hostel I’ve ever been to! Staff are super helpful and the hostel is very clean which made me feel really comfortable. The vibe there was incredible and the location is perfect, it’s close to everything. 100% recommend."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019

The Hive Party Hostel
Essential Hostel
2 out of 5
Arany János utca 27., Budapest
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Located in Inner City Budapest, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Stephen's Basilica, Hungarian State Opera House and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Parliament ...

4.3/5Excellent! (7 reviews)
awesome time.

"Great Hostel. Staff was very friendly. Beds were comfy, rooms quiet and clean. nice common area. Met many wonderful people there. perfect location.will be visiting again."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Essential Hostel
Maverick Student Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
Lónyai utca 31., Budapest
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£34
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Located in Belső-Ferencváros, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Semmelweis University and Great Market Hall. Hungarian National Museum and Elisabeth ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"A great hostel all in all. Cosy rooms, the curtains are a great add on and it is nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Maverick Student Lodge - Hostel
Walking Bed Budapest Hostel
1 out of 5
Gönczy Pál str. 1, Budapest, Budapest
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£24
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Inner City Budapest, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Great Market Hall, Hungarian National Museum and Elisabeth Bridge. Gellert Thermal ...

3.4/5 (57 reviews)

"a very nice location with a great spacious set of rooms. i liked the way the rooms are set up."…"

Reviewed on 4 May 2019

Walking Bed Budapest Hostel
Lavender Circus Hostel
2 out of 5
Múzeum körút 37., Budapest
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Located in Inner City Budapest, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Hungarian National Museum, Great Market Hall and Dohany Street Synagogue. Vaci Street ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (97 reviews)
Perfect spot

"We had the best time at the apartment. Perfect for 3 friends, ideal location with plenty of space."…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2019

Lavender Circus Hostel
Island Hostel - Adults only
1.5 out of 5
Budapest, Margitsziget, Sirály Csónakház, Budapest
£37
per night
Mar 14 - Mar 15

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
A stone would make a better receptionist

"It would be hard to find more disinterested and inhospitable staff than the one's that work here if you tried. It's a pity because it used to be a great hostel"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2018

Island Hostel - Adults only
Budapest Budget Hostel
2 out of 5
Ipar utca 21., Budapest, Hungary
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£38
per night
Mar 23 - Mar 24

Located in Ferencvaros, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Corvin Plaza, Hungarian National Museum and Great Market Hall. Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming ...

4.3/5Excellent! (146 reviews)
Good as described

"This is as they say not a party hostel and is all the better and more exclusive for it. It's location suited us too - on the airport side of the city centre."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

Budapest Budget Hostel
Maverick Hostel
2 out of 5
Tere Ferenciek 2, Budapest
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£30
per night
Mar 9 - Mar 10

Located in Inner City Budapest, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Vaci Street, Dohany Street Synagogue and Great Market Hall. St. Stephen's Basilica ...

4.3/5Excellent! (250 reviews)

"This was the best hotel EVER. It was beyond our expectations of a hostel. I cannot fault it."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Maverick Hostel
Maverick City Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
Kazinczy utca 24-26, Budapest
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£28
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

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! (426 reviews)
Great stay.

"Great 4 day stay here, I love the feel of the place. I was travelling alone and choose to stay in a private room with ensuite. The room was very clean and tidy with simple, functional furniture. The heating controls and heated towel rail were really good so the room was never too cold or hot. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Maverick City Lodge - Hostel
Wombat's The City Hostel Budapest
2 out of 5
Király utca 20., Budapest
£31
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

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! (2 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Wombat's The City Hostel Budapest
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Corinthia Budapest
Corinthia Budapest
5 out of 5
Erzsebet krt 43-49, Budapest
£133
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (3,985 reviews)

"The staff were incredibly friendly . Rooms were beautiful and very central hotel. The spa i think should be free for all hotel guests like most of the other hotels."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Corinthia Budapest
Continental Hotel Budapest
Continental Hotel Budapest
4.5 out of 5
Dohany Utca 42-44, Budapest
£73
per night
Mar 23 - Mar 24
4.4/5Excellent! (2,941 reviews)

"Excellent hotel! I loved the room upgrade, amenities and free breakfast at this hotel. The staff were really helpful and rooms were very clean and spacious. The close proximity to restaurants and shopping makes it very convenient for us who are first-time visitors to Budapest."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Continental Hotel Budapest
Prestige Hotel Budapest
Prestige Hotel Budapest
4 out of 5
Vigyázó Ferenc utca 5, Budapest
£104
per night
Mar 17 - Mar 18
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,918 reviews)

"Staff were pleasant& the hotel was exceptionally clean. Upon arrival we were upgraded to the Prestige Suite as it was our anniversary & so received a free bottlenof wine and some chocolates which was a nice touch. We selected this hotel for its amazing location & that it had a bar....we are yet to ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Prestige Hotel Budapest
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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.

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