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Essential Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Essential Hostel offers private and dormitory accommodation in central Budapest, 200 yards from the St. Stephen's Basilica and a 1-minute walk from the leafy Szabadság Square Park. Free WiFi is available.

Some rooms have a private bathroom, while others are provided with shared bathroom facilities. A shared kitchen, as well as a lounge with games and a TV with DVD Player are available for all guests.

The Deák Ferenc Square Metro Station is 650 yards from the Essential Hostel . The Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport is 10.6 miles from the property.

05. Belváros - Lipótváros is a great choice for travellers interested in culture, food and architecture. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    The staff is really kind. It was clean and calm.
    Macedonia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    Had an amazing stay, especially because of the wine tasting! Milan you are the best!! Breakfast is a bit basic, but it is still a lifesaver!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    Had the most incredible time in Essential! They got events running all- week long, which makes it much easier to meet fellow travellers. Also, the design and the atmosphere are just as perfect as the central location. Free breakfast was an additional bonus. Would go back anytime!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 May 2019
    The staff I encountered were great and even went out as a group one evening. The hostel is central to everything the perfect position. The only complaint I have is trivial.... the toaster was rubbish, please replace it. 😁
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    05 May 2019
    Clean, great place to spend the night not very much of a social vibe seemed a little depressing staying here
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 May 2019
    Love this great hostel.... within walking distance of every city highlights! The receptionists are great and caring and there is 24 hours service. Every Friday night evenings, a free meal is given to residents who want it.... one of the receptionists took us out to a ruined bar and that was lovely. Overall a great place to stay... although some facilities need to look at - the wobbly taps in the kitchen etc as well as the broken blinds in Room 1.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    13 Jul 2019
    It was a great value and location. I loved the setup of the rooms. It says that it has laundry facilities, but it does NOT have them. That was one of the reasons why I chose the hostel. Breakfast is also not stocked regularly, so you might not get food. Besides that, it was a great place to stay.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    10 Jul 2019
    A nice place, very good location. Plus for having curtains in front of each bed, nice with some privacy. We stayed two nights, breakfast is suppose to be included, but it was out both time we wanted to eat, and it wasn’t that late in the morning. Not very social, a lot of older people, so you don’t get the backpacker wibe, but totally okey place.
    Norway, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Jun 2019
    Really good facilities, breakfast was nice and everything was very private, however I checked out the morning after checking in. This is not the place if you want to meet people or just enjoy a small chat, it’s made for privacy and silence and although that may be some people’s idea of a good hostel it isn’t mine. But none the less it’s clean with a good location and great facilities.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    04 Jul 2019
    Not the place for me, only stayed there one night because the vibe is very odd I feel. Felt uncomfortable doing anything or saying anything. Even the other people in my room were very quite and said nothing not even a hello. This is a place for private people and not one for meeting anyone, which of course if that’s what your looking for then it’s good. Besides the lack of atmosphere I was also not happy with the bedding pillow was awful and just sheets that seemed very old.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi