The Best Hostels In Budapest if You’re Hungary for Ruin Bars and Roman Baths

The Best Hostels In Budapest if You’re Hungary for Ruin Bars and Roman Baths

Budapest’s classic charm and architectural treasures make it a top destination for those looking to experience the culture and history of Europe. It’s also known for hot springs, hearty food, and some seriously good nightlife – which also happens to be some of the most affordable on the continent. Much like the city itself, the best hostels in Budapest are fun, lively and affordable for travellers. Think central locations, party vibes and super stylish dorms.

So if you’re planning a trip to budaful Budapest and need somewhere awesome and affordable to stay, then keep reading for 10 of the best places to stay…

1. Pal’s Mini Hostel

You’ll find Pal’s Mini Hostel in Octagon Square, one of the most hip-happening spots in Budapest. The location couldn’t be more central, I mean, just look at this view! On the corner of Andrassy Avenue, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site no less), this adorable hostel lives within a 20 minute walk of the city’s best attractions. For those crazy kids looking to get their groove on, Budapest’s party quarter is just a 5 minute walk away and with no curfew as well as friendly staff ready to help with expert local tips, you’ll be in safe hands at Pal’s!

Best Hostels in Budapest - Pal's Mini Hostel

Things look great from our point of VIEW! 📸: @martadventures

Neighbourhood: District VI

Address: Budapest, Oktogon 3, 1066 Hungary

Nearest station: Oktogon

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2. Hostel One Basilica

Looking for the best hostels in Budapest to make your budget go further? Hostel Basilica One has the solution for you, offering a free home cooked dinner every single night! Yup, eat at the hostel and avoid spending all your money on eating out – which leaves more money for more important things like beer, and… more beer! The hostel itself is spacious, modern and stylish – made by travellers, for travellers and perfect for revellers! At night, the friendly hostel staff turn into professional party people, starting drinking games and dishing out insider tips on the best nightclubs. If you like to move-it, move-it until the wee hours of the morning, you’ll be right at home at Hostel One Basilica.

Best Hostels in Budapest - Hostel One Basilica

Neighbourhood: District VI

Address: Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 3, 1065 Hungary

Nearest station: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky / Deák Ferenc Square

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3. Avenue Hostel

Avenue Hostel knows how to cater for all types of traveller, be they after luxury or budget! With dorm rooms ranging from 4-12 beds, and available for as little as £6 a night, we’re sure you’ll find somewhere clean and comfortable to lay your head. In the Standard and Deluxe rooms each bed comes with it’s own privacy curtain, locker, reading lamp and power point in the uniquely designed sleep pods. You’ll also find a fully equipped main kitchen and communal guest kitchens on almost every floor of the hostel so anyone wishing to cook up a storm!

Best Hostels in Budapest - Avenue Hostel

Neighbourhood: District VI

Address: Budapest, Oktogon 4, 1067 Hungary

Nearest station: Oktogon

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4. Wombats City Hostel Budapest

Wombats Hostel Budapest is a colourful cove of delights, right in the heart of the buzzy downtown. As well as spacious dorm rooms complete with private bathrooms, Wombats offers stylish private rooms and a whole heap of free treats! There’s a free welcome drink for all guests, free WiFi throughout, free city guidebooks, free luggage storage, free lockers in every room, free food in the guest kitchen AND free towels and linen… We bet you can’t say all that without getting out of breath! Starting to see why this is one of the best hostels in Budapest? If you’re still not convinced, maybe the onsite bar will change your mind.

Speaking of free, here are some for the best free things to do in Budapest for when your budget’s running low.


Best Hostels in Budapest - Wombats City Hostel Budapest

Colourful Queen 📷: @elnazfe

Neighbourhood: District VI

Address: Budapest, Király u. 20, 1061 Hungary

Nearest station: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky / Deák Ferenc Square

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5. Maverick Hostel

Located inside a gorgeous historic building, Maverick Hostel is popular amongst travellers for it’s central location and proximity to iconic Budapest attractions. A stunning sight in itself, the hostel is housed in a beautiful, grand building and the inside is equally impressive! Staying in Maverick feels like staying in your own apartment with a kitchen on each floor. There are so many reasons this is one of the best hostels in Budapest, like free Hungarian wine and pálinka tasting nights, as well as regular social events scheduled to help you experience the local culture and meet other travellers.

Best Hostels in Budapest - Maverick Hostel

Neighbourhood: District V

Address: Budapest, Ferenciek tere 2, 1051 Hungary

Nearest station: Astoria

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6. Flow Hostel

Flow Hostel enjoys fresh hippy vibes, with gorgeous, spacious communal areas and a bright, minimalist design. Namaste! The walls in the communal areas are filled with charming plant baskets just begging to be Instagrammed. In the rooms, each bed serves as a living unit complete with personal lockers, reading lights, shelves, and finished with privacy curtains. Flow also offers tours to Széchenyi Thermal Bath, as well as a pub crawl and bike rental for 10 euros. If you’re looking for the best hostels in Budapest, why not just go with the Flow?!

Best Hostels in Budapest - Flow Hostel

Neighbourhood: District IX

Address: Budapest, Gönczy Pál u. 2, 1093 Hungary

Nearest station: Fővám tér

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7. Grandio Party Hostel

All about the social vibe and notorious for riotous parties, Grandio Party Hostel says it all in the name… Think grand, think party, think hostel! With drinks served around the clock and a never-ending party, this hostel is THE place for meeting fellow travellers and letting loose! As well as the electric atmosphere, Grandio Party Hostel boasts an awesome courtyard with a grungy, forest-like flavour and it’s own bar serving ridiculously cheap drinks. Be warned, this hostel is super lively all the time, self-proclaiming ‘you can sleep when you’re dead so don’t expect to get any sleep here!’ Rock on.


Best Hostels in Budapest - Grandio Party Hostel

New hostel friends and £2 wine 📷: @lilymann

Neighbourhood: District VI

Address: Budapest, Nagy Diófa u. 8, 1075 Hungary

Nearest station: Blaha Lujza

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8. Full Moon Hostel

The Full Moon Hostel sets itself apart amongst the best hostels in Budapest for its unbeatable design sensibilities – plus the the fact it offers rooms for all types of traveller. Dormitories, triple rooms, double rooms and even VIP double rooms, this place offers the comfort and style of a hotel with the social atmosphere and affordability of a hostel. Oh… and the building is simply wonderful; painted sky blue with white beam details.

Best Hostels in Budapest - Full Moon Hostel

This hostel BLUE me away! 📷: @solliljagudmunds

Neighbourhood: District V

Address: Budapest, Szent István krt. 11, 1055 Hungary

Nearest station: West Railway Station

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9. Central Backpack King

Designed for backpackers and solo travellers, Central Backpack King is the ideal place to meet new people and to use as a base to explore the city. With a buzzing social atmosphere, this hostel places an emphasis on experiences and the golden age of backpacking (aka, before the Instagram tourists took over!) Offering way more than just a bed to crash in, Central Backpack King organises daily pub crawls and various shenanigans throughout the week to encourage guests to explore the city together.

Best Hostels in Budapest - Central Backpack King

Neighbourhood: District V

Address: Budapest, Október 6. u. 15, 1051 Hungary

Nearest station: Arany János utca

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10. Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica

Located on the main boulevard in the heart of the city, Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica is an adult playground with explosions of colour and funky decor throughout. Although not necessarily a party hostel, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a lot of fun. It DOES mean that you can expect a comfortable and quiet night’s sleep, leaving you refreshed and well-rested to explore the city the next day. With the choice of dorm rooms or privates, this hostel has the right room for every type of traveller!

Best Hostels in Budapest - Adagio Hostel 2.0 Basilica

Neighbourhood: District VI

Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 2, 1061 Hungary

Nearest station: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky

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You’ve seen all the best hostels in Budapest, now tell us in the comments below if you prefer to spend a night in the ruin bars or a day in the Roman baths? 👇


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