Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • 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 7.7

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2019
    Great time in Budapest
    Philippines, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2018
    The place is really accesible to the center, 8 minutes walking. The personal is very friendly and they will help you with what you need.
    Dominican Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2018
    Simply the best!! Was travelling around since many years but this staff and atmosphere is priceless. Location is great, next to the Basilica. They have free meals and also very knowledgeable free walking tours organized by the staff. Highly recommend!
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Nov 2018
    The hostel is in a super great location, friendly & helpful staff. However, the cleanliness of the bathrooms needed to be improved and I found hair in my bed before I even got into it. Otherwise, I had a great stay.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 5.1


    31 Dec 2018
    The location of the hostel is very good. You can do almost everything by foot. I didn’t feel so safe cause the door of the room was always open. I didn’t like the cleanliness of the hostel and the breakfast was very very simple. And also the shower of the hostel was horrible, they could be more careful with some details.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    28 Dec 2018
    Doors: creaky and loud. Woke everyone up when someone entered the room. They didn’t shut most of the time. No security apart from the main entrance of the building. Bathrooms: broken showers, taps, hair dryers clogged drains, super tiny stalls n just 4 bathrooms for such a big hostel. Toilets: very less, small and always dirty. Kitchen: dirty! Cooking area was always filled with unwashed utensils and some grease on the hot plate. Breakfast: good enough. Staff: really good and helpful!!
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    31 Dec 2018
    It's finally come to this, I have to write a review on the website. The quick version: avoid like plague!! We booked 3 nights for 2 people during NY period, it was ridiculously expensive. We arrive and the receptionist make us wait forever, then when she finally proceeds with the check in, she charges us in the wrong currency. Many calculations later she gets the 'right' price but there is some extra taxes now. Place is dirty like hell, 3 working showers/toilets for lots of people. Unbelievable!
    Italy, Male, 31-40
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  • 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