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Best Hostels in Budapest

Budapest is one of the most magical cities in Europe especially at night. I have created is a list of the best hostels in Budapest and some of them offer very good value starting at only €7 per night for a bed in a dorm room. Budapest is also renowned for it's buzzing nightlife and it's Ruin Bars and it's Turkist Baths.

As Budapest is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Europe, there is a huge selection of hostels. So choosing a hostel that meets all your needs can be difficult. Obviously hostels in the center are going to be more expensive so my advice is to consider a hostel in a local district but with easy access to the center via public transport.

Best Hostels in Budapest by Category

Best Hostel in Budapest - Hostel One Budapest
Best Hostel for Solo Female Travellers - Hostel One Basilica
Best Cheap Hostel in Budapest - Meander Hostel
Best Party Hostel in Budapest - Grandio Party Hostel
Best Hostel for Digital Nomads - Hostel One Basilica
Best Design Hostel in Budapest - Flow Hostel

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. Our list of the Best Hostels in Budapest includes the address, prices and the nearest metro stop.

Hostels have evolved greatly over the last 20 years and many are luxury 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.

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 meters from the hostel.

Dorms from €10.34 
 Astoria
Rumbach Sebestyen utca 6, Budapest.

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2. Best Hostels in Budapest - Carpe Noctem Original

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Carpe Noctem Original will chthoughtthe way you think 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.

Dorms from €10.79
Nyugati pályaudvar
Szobi utca 5, 3/8a, Budapest.

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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!

This beautiful hostel is set in one the oldest buildings in the Budapest, with high ceilings and large spacious rooms. Each dorm room has lockers, and well designed double bunks. The hostel is in a great location as it situated right in the center.

Amenities/features include free Wifi, free city maps, security lockers, key card access, common room and an individual reading lamp beside every bed. The hostel is very secure and rooms can only be entered via your key card.

Dorms from €10.14 
Deák Ferenc tér
Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street 3., Budapest.

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

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Shantee House 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.

Dorms from €12.40 & Privatesfrom €38.61
Karolina útca
Takacs Menyhert u. 33, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €8.07 & Privates from €15.18
Vörösmarty utca
Erzsebet korut 50, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €6.46 & Privatesfrom €22.61
Oktogon
 Ó Utca 37, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €15.00 
Budapest-Nyugati
The Szent István krt 16., Budapest.

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8. Best Hostels in Budapest - Boomerang Hostel & Apartments

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Boomerang Hostel 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.

Dorms from €10.00 & Privates from €25.00
Arany János utca
Bank utca 7, 1st floor, Budapest.

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9. Best Hostels in Budapest - Central Backpack King

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Central Backpack King 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.

Dorms from €10.00 & Privates from €32.00
Arany János utca
Oktober 6. utca 15., 1st floor, 5th district, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €5.81 
Blaha Lujza tér
Rakoczi ut 38, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €8.10 & Privatesfrom €26.10
Nyugati
12 Visegradi Street, 1st floor, XIII.district, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €10.70 & Privates from €38.52
Astoria
Ferenciek tere 2, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €11.00 
Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út
Andrássy út no.7, Budapest.

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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.

Dorms from €9.90 & Privates (4 bed) from €47.60 
Kálvin tér
Gönczy Pál utca 2., Budapest.

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If you own or manage a hostel in Budapest and want to be included in this list, then do not hesitate to contact us at info@best-hostels-europe.com

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