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Best Hostels in Budapest

This post is mainly for the young (at heart), for those who love to party, be social and are on budget.

Money-wise it makes sense to stay in a hostel if you opt for a dorm. A private room usually costs as much as a full apartment on Airbnb or a cheap hotel.

If you are traveling with 4-5 friends, hostels can be a very good option. You can have a full dorm for yourselves. Just plan ahead and reserve your room in advance.

Budapest hostels are safe and usually well run, with great facilities.

Hostels are possibly the best type of accommodation for backpacking/budget travelers in Europe. They’re inexpensive, they’re located in every European city, and they’re full of other young travelers. Competition between hostels has grown over the past 10-15 years, so the quality has risen considerably.

In Budapest a bed in a highly-rated hostel cost between €14-€25 per night. Off-season prices are cheaper while on Friday and Saturday nights are more expensive.

24/7 Check-in or reception

Security and lockers

Clean showers and toilets


Kitchen and Dining room


Free WiFi

Washing machines

Good location

Start your search by filtering the availability by rating. Always read the reviews form the past 6 months and the hostel’s policies carefully.

When you first looking at the prices it is a bit deceiving as it shows the price for the cheapest option. There are many different room and price options in a hostel.

The best way to learn about using Hostelworld is by taking your time on their website and clicking around.

Budapest Hostels Tip

Book hostels well ahead of time during main seasons – especially in the summer or at Christmas

Check locations – most of the hostels in Budapest are centrally located

Party hostels – read the reviews if this is something you are looking to go for/avoid

Check-in times – many of the hostels have late check-in times but almost all will store your bags if you arrive before

What to bring with you to the hostel


eyes mask

quick drying towels

your own lock – hostels will always provide a locker for you, but you need to bring the lock

toiletries (GoToob Reusable Travel Bottles)

wet/dry bag to separate dirty laundry from the rest

flip-flops – and take them with you to the baths

pajamas that you feel comfortable in a shared dorm

Use packing cubes to be organized

Throw in a deck of cards – it won’t hurt

Best hostels in Budapest

List of the best hostels based on their location, price and guest reviews:

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