25 EPIC Hostels in Budapest (2019 • Insider Guide!)

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Budapest is without a doubt one of the coolest, hippest cities in Europe. Whether you want to party, sightsee, whether you like history or food – this is a city that never disappoints (and it’s super affordable!)

But if you are going to backpack Budapest, you aren’t alone. With over 150 hostels in the city, booking budget accommodation in Budapest can be overwhelming.

And that’s exactly why we put together this list of the 25 best hostels in Budapest.

We created this list with one thing in mind – to help you book the hostel that best suits your travel style.

To do that, we’ve taken the highest-reviewed hostels and put them together in one list.

Then, to take it a step further, we’ve organized those hostels for different types of travelers.

So whether you are looking for the best cheap hostel in Budapest, the best hostel for couples in Budapest or anything in between – our ultimate guide to the best hostels in Budapest has got you covered.

Where you stay matters and we want to show you the way to the best hostels in Budapest!

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Best Hostels in Budapest

Budapest is a masterpiece, and our list of the 25 best hostels in Budapest will help you save money and travel to Hungary like a boss!

 

The 25 Best Hostels in Budapest

Overall Best Hostel in Budapest – Hostel One

Communal dinner and energetic bar make this Hungarian party hostel our pick for the best hostel in Budapest for 2019!

– $$
– Bar Onsite
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Luggage Storage

The overall best hostel in Budapest is Hostel One. Appropriate name for the best hostel in Budapest in 2019, it’s number one through and through. Rightly claiming not to be in the business of beds the Hostel One team are all about the hostel vibes, and they’re party vibes at that. The hostel is big, with spacious dorms and they also provide security lockers for each guest. All who stay here are invited to have a communal dinner each night and then let good times roll at the bar. Drinking competitions that are not for the faint-hearted or poor livered. Hostel One is a one-stop shop for travellers looking for a great Budapest backpackers hostel.

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The Loft

The Loft best hostels in Budapest

Next-level vibes and decor, The Loft is one of the highest reviewed hostels in Budapest

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Luggage Storage

It must be said that the standard of youth hostels in Budapest is next level. There are so many incredible, highly recommended hostels in Budapest that you’re legit spoiled for choice. On that note, be sure to check out The Loft. The best hostel in Budapest if you do plan on sleeping, even for an hour or two, during your stay in the city. With their own guest kitchen, The Loft makes it super easy for you to stick to your budget, especially when it comes to food. The Loft is super homely and incredibly relaxed and the team are down for a good time; it’s hard not to fall in love with their on-point hostel vibe, making it an easy pick for one of the best hostels in Budapest.

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Best Party Hostel in Budapest #1 Grandio Party Hostel

Grandio Party Hostel best hostels in Budapest

Right near the ruin bars, Grandio Party Hostel parties 24/7 making them the best party hostel in Budapest

– $$
– Bar & Restaurant Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk

If you’re looking for the best party hostel in Budapest you’ve gotta get yourself to Grandio Party Hostel. There are so many party hostels in Budapest and everyone you talk to will recommend somewhere different but Grandio will be mentioned frequently during your chats. From dusk ’til dawn and from dawn ’til dusk this place is pumping! The coolest hostel in Budapest as it’s right in the heart of the city, close to the amazing ruin bars. Grandio is a rowdy place, but safe and super friendly. If you know you’re up for a party night after night and won’t tire Grandio is waiting for you!

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Best Party Hostel in Budapest #2 – The Hive Party Hostel

The Hive Party Hostel best hostels in Budapest

Hosting up to 300 partiers a night, The Hive has their own bar and nightclub, making it another best party hostel in Budapest

– $$
– Bar & Cafe Onsite
– Nightclub Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities

The Hive is another top hostel in Budapest for all you party people! Hosting up to 300-people a night The Hive is one of the newest and biggest youth hostels in Budapest. They even have their own nightclub and bar on site that’s open all hours! The whole hostel is ultra modern and in terms of design is the coolest hostel in Budapest for sure. The staff are super helpful and always up for a good time. They’re happy to help with directions, tickets to the best events in town and information on other great party places to discover in Budapest.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Budapest #1 – Budapest Bubble

Budapest Bubble best hostels in Budapest

Award winning Budapest Bubble is renowned for it’s social vibes and good times, making it an easy pick for out top hostel for solo travelers in Budapest

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Luggage Storage

The best hostel for solo travellers in Budapest is Budapest Bubble. Having won countless awards for their kick-ass hostel vibe, awesome hospitality and great location Bubble is perfect for solo travellers. Small enough not to be overwhelming but big enough for a sociable and buzzing atmosphere and everyone who comes to Bubble is greeted with a warm smile. It’s definitely one of those places where you just extend your stay once…then twice…then three times….you know?! Be flexible in your schedule if coming to Budapest Bubble if you can, it’s one of the best hostels in Budapest and it’ll capture your heart!

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Budapest #2 – Carpe Noctem Vitae

Carpe Noctem Vitae best hostels in Budapest

Carpe Noctem Vitae is more of a chill-party vibe and a great hostel in Budapest for solo travelers

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Luggage Storage
– Tours & Travel Desk

Carpe Noctem Vitae is the best hostel in Budapest for solo travellers who want a relaxed party vibe and the opportunity to chat and get to know their hostel buddies before they get totally smashed with them! Carpe Noctem Vitae is a really friendly and welcoming hostel, whenever anyone leaves they get clapped out by the whole crew! Seriously! It’s so cool! With countless decks of cards, a table football and Jenga there is so much good old fashioned fun to be had at Carpe Noctem Vitae. One of a family of five party hostels run by Budapest Party Hostels Carpe Noctem Vitae is the most chilled out.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Budapest #1 – 11th Hour Cinema Hostel & Apartments

11th Hour Cinema Hostel & Apartments best hostels in Budapest

Cheap, but never lacking in awesomeness – 11th Hour Cinema is the best cheap hostel in Budapest

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– Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Outdoor Terrace

The best cheap hostel in Budapest is 11th Hour Cinema Hostel. If are you’re heading to Budapest with your crew or find yourself gathering a crew at Sziget Festival be sure to book an apartment at 11th Hour. The apartments are super smart and an awesome way to split the accommodation costs between you and your buddies. Even if you’re a solo traveller 11th Hour is bang on; the dorms are great and there’s a real sociable feel to the place. As one of the best hostels in Budapest, 11th Hour has dirt cheap rooms throughout the year and offer free pub crawls. Need I say more?!

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Best Cheap Hostel in Budapest #2 –Interflat Hostel & Apartments

Interflat Hostel & Apartments best hostels in Budapest

Interflat Hostel & Apartments is a staple cheap hostel in Budapest and great for meeting other travelers

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Outdoor Terrace
– Late Check-Out

Let it be said that a late check-out is almost essential from a top hostel in Budapest. This is a 24-hour city and you’re gonna need to make the most of every last minute you have! Interflat Hostel & Apartments are another Budapest backpackers hostel that is perfect for big groups, small groups and solo travellers…and everyone else in between. With super cheap dorm rooms, private rooms and apartments you’ve hit the jackpot if you book Interflat. Just a 1-minute walk away from the main train station Interflat puts you and your crew in the heart of Budapest for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay at a swanky hotel.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Budapest #3 – Sziget City Hostel

Sziget City Hostel best hostels in Budapest

Sziget City Hostel’s simplicity and character make it one of the best cheap hostels in Budapest.

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– Bar & Restaurant Onsite
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Laundry Facilities

As one of the best budget hostels in Budapest Sziget City offers great value for money and a memorable stay in the island city! The team are super welcoming and treat new arrivals like their new best friend! Being an authentic youth hostel in Budapest Sziget City has event nights throughout the week, everything from quiz nights to karaoke evenings. Be sure to get in on the action and embrace the hostel vibe!

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Best Hostel for Couples in Budapest #1 – Full Moon Design Hostel

Full Moon Design Hostel best hostels in Budapest

Traveling couples often prefer something on the nicer end – which Full Moon Design has got covered

– $$$
– Bar & Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Laundry Facilities

Full Moon Design Hostel is a gorgeous and highly recommended hostel in Budapest that is just perfect for travelling couples. Being the best hostel for couples in Budapest, their private rooms are stylish in design and all have their own super modern ensuite bathrooms too. All the private rooms have a Smart TV so if you and your lover just need a chilled afternoon inside you totally can. Staying at Full Moon gets you free VIP access to Budapest’s hottest club Morrison’s 2. That’s a reason and a half to book right there!

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Best Hostel for Couples in Budapest #2 – Lavender Circus

Lavender Circus best hostels in Budapest

Stylish and uniquely decorated, Lavender Circus is a good hostel for traveling couples

– $$$
– Free City Tour
– Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities

Lavender Circus is a truly wonderful youth hostel in Budapest. Well, to be fair, in terms of decor, high standard of service and vibe it’s more of a boutique hotel. Whatever, regardless Lavender Circus is the perfect hostel for couples who want their own space when in Budapest and want to stay in a more stylish, inspiring room. Make sure you and your partner sign up for the daily, free city tour. It’s a great way to get to meet other travellers and learn about Budapest’s varied history. As an incredibly highly recommended hostel in Budapest, you better book your bed ASAP.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Budapest #1 – Shantee House

Shantee House best hostels in Budapest

Great for all travelers, we think Digital Nomads will specifically appreciate Shantee House’s extra space and decent WiFi

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– Bar & Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Laundry Facilities

The best hostel for digital nomads in Budapest is Shantee House. Peaceful, open and completely hippy Shantee House is a haven for digital nomads. With a big open garden, nice guest kitchen and their own cafe digital nomads will feel totally at home and that little more productive by being in a positive environment. As a more quirky Budapest backpackers hostel, Shantee House offers guests beds in the main house or in the traditional Mongolian yurt; it’s kinda magical. You can rent bicycles and longboards from the Shantee House team if you wanna explore Budapest on wheels.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Budapest #2 – Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica

Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica best hostels in Budapest

The cafe is a great space to work (plus tons of other awesome perks) making Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica one of the best hostels in Budapest

– $$
– Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Laundry Facilities

Adagio 2.0 is a highly recommended hostel in Budapest that’s got everything digital nomads could ask for. Three simple things; free WiFi, guest kitchen and space to work. Isn’t that right?! The three essentials for digital nomads. The Adagio 2.0 cafe is a great space to work in, light, modern and of course, coffee on tap! Adagio 2.0 is located right on the main boulevard in Budapest putting you at the heart of the touristic hub and the business district too. Ideal for digital nomads like you!

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Budapest – AVAIL Hostel

AVAIL Hostel best hostels in Budapest

Avail hostel has awesome apartments, making it one of the best hostels with a private room in Budapest.

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Luggage Storage
– Laundry Facilities

AVAIL Hostel is a super highly recommended hostel in Budapest perfect for groups of travellers or couples. Being more of a guesthouse and apartment rental than a Budapest backpackers hostel AVAIL doesn’t have normal open dorms. Rather you and your crew can book into a 3-bed or 4-bed private apartment. Located in the in the old Jewish district AVAIL places you right in the heart of Budapest’s cultural and historical hub. Luckily enough, the ruin bars are only a 5-minute walk away. Maybe more like 10-minutes when you’re on your way back!

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More of the Best Hostels in Budapest

Big Fish

Big Fish best hostels in Budapest

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Laundry Facilities

Cosy and intimate, friendly and relaxed, Big Fish is a top hostel in Budapest for travellers of all kinds. If you’re a solo nomad looking to find a crew in Budapest Big Fish is a great shout. There’s so much space to meet and mingle and the team are super welcoming too. There are tonnes of hostel activities to get involved in throughout the week; everything from movie nights to drinking games to family dinners. Simple yet lovely, Big Fish is a great introduction to hostel living for rookie travellers.

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Das Nest

Das Nest best hostels in Budapest

– $$
– Bar & Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Laundry Facilities

Das Nest is one of the coolest hostels in Budapest with a real simple, rustic charm. Super popular Das Nest is found in the loft of a classic Budapest townhouse in the centre of the city. The staff are totally on the ball and can help arrange everything from bus tickets to pub crawls, from spa passes to boozy river cruises. They’re well connected with fellow business owners in Budapest and so can point you in the right direction for mates rates, no worries there! The dorms are cosy yet spacious and the hostel as a whole is really relaxed.

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7×24 Central Hostel

7x24 Central Hostel best hostels in Budapest

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Air Conditioning
– Tours & Travel Desk

7×24 Central is another Budapest backpackers hostel that caters for groups. They have a cracking selection of private dorms and apartments, sleeping up to 4-people a piece. 7×24 Central is the best budget hostel in Budapest for groups of travellers and they offer great value for money. Being just a 10-minute walk from Budapest’s epic ruin bars and must-see tourist sights 7×24 means that you’ll just be using the place to crash. The rooms are basic but they do the job perfectly, comfy, warm and spacious, which is why it’s one of the best hostels in Budapest!

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Pal’s Mini Hostel

Pal's Mini Hostel best hostels in Budapest

– $$$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Luggage Storage
– Airport Transfer

Pal’s Mini Hostel is a luxury hostel with just 7 bright and colourful rooms suited to travellers who wanna make the most of their time in Budapest but appreciate a good night’s sleep. Located in Oktogon Pal’s Mini Hostel is in the pinpoint centre of Budapest, everything you wanna see is in a 5-minute radius, by walking, metro or taxi. If you fancy stretching your legs Buda Castle is a 40-minute walk away. This gentle stroll is a wonderful way to soak in everything Budapest has to share with travellers. The bathrooms at Pal’s Mini Hostel are huge! No queuing for the shower in the morning!

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Carpe Noctem Original

Carpe Noctem Original best hostels in Budapest

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Nightly Events
– Tours & Travel Desk

Carpe Noctem Original is just that, the original party hostel in Budapest. It’s the best hostel in Budapest for travellers who wanna experience the city and party hard too. With orthopedic mattresses when you crash out at Carpe Noctem you get a super soft landing! The team are crazy good fun and run events every night of the week; free pub crawls, drinking games, live music nights and more!  They have a 24-hour check-in and a super relaxed check-out policy, you ‘re free to leave whenever you’re ready or book another night if they have space! You’ll definitely wanna extend your stay!

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Best Choice Hostel

Best Choice Hostel best hostels in Budapest

– $$$
– Cafe Onsite
– Laundry Facilities
– No Curfew

Best Choice is a top hostel in Budapest and one of the closest in the city to the banks of the Danube; just a 2-minute walk away. By no means a party hostel Best Choice is ideal for culture vultures and digital nomads who have come to Budapest for a more varied experience and like an early night. FYI, an early night in Budapest is just a normal night for most of us! You’ll find Best Choice on Váci Utca, the famous walking street on the Pest side of the city. Lined with coffee houses, restaurants and gift shops galore! Best Choice is the best hostel in Budapest for travellers who want a quiet and relaxing stay.

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Flow Hostel

Flow Hostel best hostels in Budapest

– $$$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Outdoor Terrace
– Bicycle Hire

Flow Hostel is a premium flashpackers in Budapest. Super modern, light and spacious Flow Hostel is ideal for digital nomads who want to work in a modern and inspiring environment or for travellers who like a more high-end experience. Definitely more chilled than it is a party hostel in Budapest Flow Hostel has pod style dorms and plenty of common areas to hang out in. In the common room, you’ll find their Smart TV compete with Netflix. As one of the new arrivals to the Budapest backpackers hostel scene Flow Hostel is set to go from strength to strength, book your bed ASAP!

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Avenue Hostel

Avenue Hostel best hostels in Budapest

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Free City Tour
– Bar & Cafe Onsite

Super modern, super welcoming and just downright super in every other way, Avenue is a highly recommended hostel in Budapest! Ideal for digital nomads who are keen on staying in a sociable hostel where they can still focus and be productive, Avenue Hostel is a real gem. There is a real family feel to Avenue Hostel and it’s a wonderful place to hang out in. If you’re more of a culture vulture than a party person then Avenue is for you. It’s the kinda place where you can share a few beers and head out into town but for those who wanna hit the sack, there’s a 10 pm quiet curfew in place.

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Wombats City Hostel

Wombats City Hostel best hostels in Budapest

– $$
– Bar Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Laundry Facilities

The Wombats group have hostels throughout Europe and their Budapest edition lives up to their great rep. Winning big at HostelWorld’s Hoscars every year since 2013 Wombats is a highly recommended hostel in Budapest and it’s loved by all who visit. With the right amount of party vibes teamed with those chilled out feels Wombats Hostel is a great all rounder and top hostel in Budapest. Within an easy walk of St Stephen’s Basilica and the Grand Synagogue staying at Wombats means you don’t miss a beat in Budapest!

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Baroque Hostel

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– Bicycle Hire
– Steam Room
– Washing Machine

The Baroque Hostel is another fine budget option for backpackers looking to stay near the famous hero Square. The building was previously owned by a wealthy Baron’s family and has been preserved in the original baroque-bohemian style with a fresh, modern, minimalist design.

Baroque’s great location puts you in the middle of the action. The hostel is located near the city park (Vrosliget), and most of the famous famous sights: the Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Hall, the Szechenyi Thermal Baths, and the Skating Rink.

Private rooms start at around €32, which is more or less in line with many other budget hostels in Budapest. I appreciate that Baroque hostel offers low-capacity dorm rooms (many 4-person dorms), so that you never feel like your sleeping in an over crowded flop house. Good job Baroque Hostel!

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Unity Hostel

best hostels in budapest

– $$
– Free all-you-can-eat Breakfast
– Free City Maps
– Outdoor Terrace

Few hostels in Budapest can match the epic all-you-can-eat breakfast found at Unity. They really do go all out. Epic free breakfasts are one of the best ways to maximize the value of any hostel stay, and Unity fits the bill to a T.

The location of Unity Hostel is top notch as well. The building is located one minute away from the most central tram and subway lines and just a few steps from the ruin pub area, Andrássy Avenue, Opera House, Oktogon square etc. All the top sights of the city are within walking distance, you don’t even need a public transportation ticket! Unity is great also because they really try to enforce the “quiet hostel” vibe late night. They certainly are not promoting huge parties when half the hostel is trying to sleep. If you are keen to party down in the city and then return to a peaceful space to get some rest, Unity hostel is the perfect place for you. 

Note that if you book a private room, you will be staying in another building located near by. The private room apartment has it’s own kitchen, bathroom, common area and super fast wi-fi. Sweet deal. 

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Why you should travel to Budapest

Budapest is an absolute blast. Spa-rties, walking tours, ruin pubs, Hungarian food and everything in between make Budapest a must visit city even just for a weekend – especially considering just how inexpensive it is.

With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to identify which of the best hostels in Budapest are for you, so you can book your hostel quickly, and get to roaming this world class city.

Where you stay on any given backpacking adventure can make or break or trip. The last things I wish for any backpacker is to end up with a dissapointing hostel. Since you have read this hostel guide, there is simply no need for that to happen.

The best hostels in Budapest are now at your fingertips. The keys to a successful backpacking trip are right there for the taking. The choice is now up to you…

Overwhelmed? Too many awesome hostels to choose from?!? Just book at Hostel OneIt’s our pick for the best hostel in Budapest for 2019. Happy travels!

Hostel One is a phenomenal time, making it one of the best hostels in Budapest for 2019

 

Travel Safety Tips for Budapest

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider. 

 

More Epic Hostels in Hungary and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Budapest.

Planning an epic trip all across Hungary or even Europe itself?

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Budapest has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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