The Best Hostels in Budapest

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All of the properties on this list are actual hostels that offer some form of dormitory accommodation. There no hotels, guesthouses, or other types of accommodation. Below is a list of the best hostels in Budapest. Hostels have evolved greatly over the last 20 years and many are luxury or to use the term "flashpacker" hostels. These usually have a very high standard of customer service and have a more contemporary design. The other main type of hostel on this list is the community lead or traditional hostel. These are usually very social and will normally have a bar or a communal area or both. Some of the hostels in Budapest are among the best in Europe and normally offer some very cheap dorm bed options.

1. Best Hostels in Budapest - Hostel One Budapest

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Hostel One Budapest is located only 300 m from the Deák Ferenc Tér stop, which connects to 3 of the Budapest metro lines, as well as bus and tram lines. Free WiFi is provided in all areas and guest computers are available in the lobby.

A bar serving drinks, as well as a vending machine offering snacks and beverages, can be found on site. A concentration of ruin pubs and bars can be found within 300 m of the hostel. Tickets for attractions and events around town can be booked at the hostel's 24-hour reception.

All rooms and dormitories at the Hostel One Budapest come with a locker and bed linen.

The Dohány Street Synagogue can be reached within 2 minutes on foot and the St. Stephen's Basilica is 600 m from the hostel. Read More

Address: Rumbach Sebestyen utca 6, Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Astoria

Rating:  9.7     Prices: Dorms from €10.34 

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2. Best Hostels in Budapest - Carpe Noctem Original

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Carpe Noctem Original will change the way you thought about travelling. You expect a hostel but you arrive at a mate’s place. You expect a reception desk and you get greeted with a cup of coffee.

There’s free padlock hire, free lockers, free use of our electronic staff safe, free Internet and Wi-Fi, free use of our Skype headsets, free towel hire and free tea and coffee, fully equipped kitchen, 24-hour check-in so no curfew. They use an electronic entry system with a keypad and cards so you will feel safe at all times. Read More

Address: Szobi utca 5, 3/8a, Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Nyugati pályaudvar

Rating:  9.6     Prices: Dorms from €10.79

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3. Best Hostels in Budapest - Hostel One Basilica

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Hostel One Basilica has friendly international staff who are determined to show you the best possible time in Budapest. They are ideally suited for those who are looking to be social, and have fun! Read More

Address: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street 3., Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Deák Ferenc tér

Rating:  9.6     Prices: Dorms from €10.14 

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4. Best Hostels in Budapest - Backpack Guesthouse / Shantee House

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The hostel is in a quiet location, near the city center and well connected with an excellent 24 hour public transport network. Easy excess to historical sites and all attractions. During summertime for adventure and nature lovers they offer sleeping in our enchanted Mongolian Yurt-tent dressed with comfortable beds. There are also camping facilities, hammocks available for sleeping in their garden area under the shade of a weeping willow tree. Read More

Address: Takacs Menyhert u. 33, Budapest.

Nearest Tram stop: Karolina útca

Rating:  9.5     Prices: Dorms from €12.40 & Privates from €38.61

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5. Best Hostels in Budapest - Carpe Noctem Vitae

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Carpe Noctem Vitae offers the perfect balance between providing a wide range of amenities and facilities of a large hostel, but making you feel relaxed in a sociable, fun and family-esq atmosphere.  Vitae’s has many common areas for you to meet and mingle with other guests. The staff will prepare cheap family-dinners for you for only the cost of the meal’s ingredients. Vitae’s 3 modern kitchens are accessible 24/7. Read More

Address: Erzsebet korut 50, Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Vörösmarty utca

Rating:  9.4     Prices: Dorms from €8.07 & Privates from €15.18

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6. Best Hostels in Budapest - Meander Hostel

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Meander hostel is centrally located, close to St. Stephens Basilica, and a block from Budapest's theatre district, with its cafes, bars, restaurants and street food. This location makes it possible to walk to all the major sites in Budapest. The hostel has an indoor and courtyard common areas, a well equipped kitchen, free tea and coffee, and the option to share a cheap communal meal every night. Read More

Address: Ó Utca 37, Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Oktogon

Rating:  9.4     Prices: Dorms from €6.46 & Privates from €22.61

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7. Best Hostels in Budapest - The Groove

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The Groove is housed in a 19th century building once used as a casino for Hungarian military officers. This hostel provides the perfect environment for making friends and immersing oneself in the culture. The rooms, with their high ceilings and wood­en floors provide a sense of openness not found in hostels with smaller, compact spaces. Read More

Address: The Szent István krt 16., Budapest.

Nearest Metro: Budapest-Nyugati

Rating:  9.3     Prices: Dorms from €15.00 

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8. Best Hostels in Budapest - Boomerang Hostel & Apartments

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Boomerang Property is conveniently located in the city center, in a quiet street, just few steps from spectacular St. Steven's Basilica and Parliament! They're walking distance from almost everything. The hostel has dorms, private rooms and apartments in a tidy and home-like environment. Read More

Address: Bank utca 7, 1st floor, Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Arany János utca

Rating:  9.3     Prices: Dorms from €10.00 & Privates from €25.00

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9. Best Hostels in Budapest - Central Backpack King

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The hostel is surrounded by famous historical buildings such as the house of parliament, St. Stephen basilica, National Museum, Hungarian academy of science, Chain Bridge and the Opera House. The hostel has a  chilled out atmosphere and had offers many freebies: free walking tours (communist tours, best photo tours etc), free Budapest travel guides and maps, free Budapest travel guides, maps and other information flyers, free coffee and  tea  and free WiFi. Read More

Address: Oktober 6. utca 15., 1st floor, 5th district, Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Arany János utca

Rating:  9.3     Prices: Dorms from €10.00 & Privates from €32.00

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10. Best Hostels in Budapest - Fifth Hostel

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Fifth Hostel offers free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, a common room with arm chairs, couch and a TV set, a washing machine and a tumble dryer.  All of our rooms contain chairs, table and individual lockers free of charges. The Hostel is fully air-conditioned. This hostel offer some excellent budget accommodation options with some beds starting at only €5.80 per night. Read More

Address: Rakoczi ut 38, Budapest.

Nearest Metro: Blaha Lujza tér

Rating:  9.3     Prices: Dorms from €5.81 

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11. Best Hostels in Budapest - Aventura Boutique Hostel

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Aventura Boutique Hostel is a small 4 room hostel with 2 apartments. They offer you stylishly designed spacious themed rooms furnished with taste and care. They offer stylishly designed spacious themed rooms furnished with taste and care. Read More

Address: 12 Visegradi Street, 1st floor, XIII.district, Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Nyugati

Rating:  9.2    Prices: Dorms from €8.10 & Privates from €26.10

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12. Best Hostels in Budapest - Maverick Hostel & Ensuites

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Maverick Hostel is located in the heart of the city in a fully renovated royal mansion built by the Hapsburg dynasty and within walking distance of the city's most popular sights and best bars. Because of the central location of the hostel, unnecessary travel can be avoided. Most of the city's main attractions can be reached within a 15 minute walk. They offer free coffee and Wi-Fi and often host free tastings of Hungarian wine and pálinka. Read More

Address: Ferenciek tere 2, Budapest.

Nearest Metro: Astoria

Rating:  9.2     Prices: Dorms from €10.70 & Privates from €38.52

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13. Best Hostels in Budapest - Activity Hostel

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Activity Hostel is located on the famous historical avenue,  Andássy, in the heart of the city. The most important sights of Budapest are within walking distance. The Activity lounge is a cozy place to meet people, where you can find board games, books and other social activities. They have free Wi-Fi, free linen, a well equipped kitchen with free coffee, tea, oil & spices and sugar. Read More

Address: Andrássy út no.7, Budapest.

Nearest Metro: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út

Rating:  9.2     Prices: Dorms from €11.00 

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14. Best Hostels in Budapest - Flow Hostel

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Flow Hostel is a premium quality accommodation in the downtown of Budapest. The hostel was opened in October of 2016, with brand new facilities, and extra services for our guests. It is situated in the historical area of Budapest, only a few minutes from Danube river and the bar ruin area is only a few minutes walk away. Read More

Address: Gönczy Pál utca 2., Budapest.

Nearest Metro stop: Kálvin tér

Rating:  9.1     Prices: Dorms from €9.90 & Privates (4 bed) from €47.60 

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