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Carpe Noctem Vitae

Erzsebet korut 50, Budapest, Hungary
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94%Rating

  • 95%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Carpe Noctem Vitae was rated the 3rd best small hostel chain worldwide at the 2011 Hoscars. This sociable, party-oriented hostel offers a welcoming atmosphere with staff who are 'super helpful and friendly and will be sure to include you in the activities', according to Hoselworld users. They host nightly pub crawls and frequent dinners and on traveller told us that guests looking for a quiet night can 'hang back at the hostel and play Guitar Hero, use the Wi-Fi or relax on the balcony'.

Property Information:

Carpe Noctem Vitae (Seize the night life!) 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. Whether you are traveling alone, or part of a group, you'll immediately feel welcomed and want to stay with us longer to see what the Budapest hype is all about!

Though still participating in a different party every night of the week, Vitae represents the more relaxed, less intense atmosphere of the five hostels under the world-famous ‘Budapest Party Hostels’ group. Clean, spacious, non-smoking and secure dorm rooms are always ready for travelers in need of rest; drunk and sober alike. Our staff, which are comprised entirely of experienced travelers, have all of the best recommendations and tips to make your stay in the beautiful city of Budapest the unregrettable highlights of your travels.

And why travel, if not to make new friends along the way? Over 60% of Vitae’s floor space are dedicated common areas for you to meet & mingle with other guests over a game of cards, drinks, or the cheap family-dinners the staff put on for only the cost of the meal’s ingredients. Vitae’s 3 modern kitchens are always accessible and if you’d rather eat your meals over a good film or video game session, there’s a projector room and a snug to lounge in during all hours of the day. We have entertainment central with a darts board, table football, guitar heroes and even chess to stop you from getting bored.

Sight seeing and partying don’t always have to go hand in hand, but Vitae’s all staff always try and present a healthy blend of the two together every day with their knowledge of all things Budapest, historic and contemporary. Whether you’re after a romantic evening dinner cruise on the Danube river or a 6am trip to a 24hr bar in the city after a night out, the staff have been in your shoes and will happily point you in the right direction.

It won’t take long to notice the ATM, currency exchange, tram stop, bus stop, convenience store, tobacco shop, and 24hr eateriesand the cheapest bars are all on the same city block as Vitae. Tobacco and drinks are cheap in Budapest, but if all you want to do with your day is soak up some sun on Vitae’s penthouse terrace over a beer and a smoke, and you really can’t be bothered going to the store, the main office has cheap cold beers for sale.

A week with us will include live music with open mic nights, karaoke nights, backpackers' parties, mad epic pub crawls, party boats, bath parties, cheap drink nights and much much more. Of course we are flexible and open to suggestions, so you let us know what you like and we'll see if we can get the group along.

We are on three levels and have the luxury of being to able to offer a multitude of different rooms to cater to every budget and privacy request, from private doubles, twins, female only dorms right up to 10 and 12 bed dorms for the more money-conscious traveler.
Best For: Home Cooking, Parties

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  • Carpe Noctem Vitae says

    I'd say that Carpe Noctem Vitae is definitely for travellers who like to go out at night but who also enjoy seeing the city and being a tourist during the day. It's a sociable place and we've got a whole range of night-time programs, inclyding free pub crawls, backpackers' parties and party boats. I really think people like us for our community and the welcoming nature of the hostel. Every night the staff at the hostel cook dinner for their guests and get everyone involved before heading out at night.
    Since we're a party hostel we cater to travellers aged 18 to 36, solo travellers as well as bigger groups who enjoy a sociable and fun hostel.
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      Ellen, Staff
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Wow, what a week!!! We felt like we became part of the family, they were super friendly and gave us such good information. Be prepared to party, get involved!! And join the crowd struggling to wake up in the morning. Its well worth it, we could see how people never want to leave. :)
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      Anonymous, Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    friendly staff, interresting people and fun parties! Ehat more can I want? Definitely going back in the future
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      Anonymous, Norway, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included


Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Best Small Hostel Chain
  • 2012 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Best Small Hostel Chain
Hoscar Nominations
  • Nominee 2015
  • Worldwide Medium Hostel
  • 2014 3rd Best Small Hostel Chain
  • 2012 3rd Best Small Hostel Chain

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

'Regrettably, due to previous experience, we can no longer accept bookings for people over 36 or stag groups as we have found they have not been suitable for our hostel. If you have booked and are outside this age, please contact us and we will help find you alternative accommodation. Please check your arrival time carefully. We have 24 hour check in, but we can only hold you bed for three hours after the mentioned arrival time, so please keep us informed of when you will get here. This is a non-smoking premises. We should also mention that we have a noise curfew at 9pm so that if you want to party, we will take you out in the city to do so to allow resident guests and neighbors to sleep in peace, or people to chill in the hostel after this time.'





Carpe Noctem Vitae Located at Erzsebet korut 50, , Budapest.
Carpe Noctem Vitae
Hungary
Budapest Budapest 1073 Erzsebet korut 50
94% 2691
47.5023009 19.0663433
Carpe Noctem Vitae
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