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Carpe Noctem Vitae

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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'.
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Property Description

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 eateries and 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 Party Boats, Ruin Pub Crawls, Beer Bikes, Spa Parties, Open Mic Nights, Backpacker Parties and 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 12 and 14 bed dorms for the more money-conscious traveler.
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Thu 22 Mar 2018 - Sun 25 Mar 2018 Change

Room Summary

Thu 22nd March 2018 - Sun 25th March 2018

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  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Key Card Access
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hair Dryers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Internet Access
  • Airport Transfers
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • PlayStation
  • DVD's
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Foosball


  • 2014 3rd, Best Small Hostel Chain
  • 2012 3rd, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2016 Worldwide Medium Hostel
  • 2015 Worldwide Medium Hostel
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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew

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.
    Ellen, Staff
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Things to Note

We have 24-hour check in but we need to know your arrival time so that we are ready for you, so please check your arrival time carefully as we can only ensure your bed for 3 hours after this time. If you are arriving between 00:00 and 08:00 its very important you let us know so we can have a staff member ready for you. You will be required to pay your balance in cash upon arrival.

The remaining balance of your booking will be due in cash upon arrival. We are unable to process and credit or debit cards. If you need help locating safe Money Exchange/ATM’s with fair exchange rates please contact us before arrival.

Please do not change up any money from the airport, or train stations as they have rip off rates.

When picking up a cab, ensure they are a city licensed taxi with a meter on tariff 1. A cab from the airport will cost around 7000-8000 hufs (around 21 euros). Alternatively contact us and we can help you book cheaper airport transfers.

When you check into the hostel you will be asked to sign a declaration about certain conduct in the hostel and in Budapest, and will be asked for a refundable key deposit of 3000 hufs (5000 huf groups of 5 or more) for for your security key. We reserve the right to end your stay with us if appropriate code of conduct has not been kept throughout your stay.

Please note:

Regrettably, due to previous experience, we can no longer accept bookings for people under 18 or over 36. If you have booked and are outside this age, please contact us and we will help find you alternative accommodation.

We do not accept stag, bachelor or bucks parties here but alternatively you can book one of our sister hostels Grandio Party Hostel or Retox Party Hostel.

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. Contact us via email or whatsapp on +36 70 6700 387

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.''

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

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

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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