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  • 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.
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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.


Essential Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 7.8

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2019
    Loved this place! Amazing location for a cheap price! Staff are super helpful and they also provide breakfast! This hostel has a curtain by the bed which gives you extra privacy! Definitely will stay here again!!!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    31 Oct 2019
    It was a great stay but the bed was not clean and they dont give clean bed sheets anyhow the night was really quite and the staff were really nice
    Jordan, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Aug 2019
    Great Hostel in Budapest. The location is perfect, as its a walkable distance from main tourist locations. The overall facilities are very good and kept organized throughout the day. I arrived early and was able to leave my bag in a secure place until check-in time.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    04 Oct 2019
    Stayed in 8 bed femal dorm with ensuite. Room/hostel was clean with kitchen/communal area with secure lockers and key cards to get in and out of rooms. Showers was quite low pressure and free breakfast was very basic. Not much of an atmosphere but perfect for solo travellers who want their own space. Gets quite noisy outside between 1 and 4am. Staff incredibly helpful when friend became ill at 5am and needed new bedding and mattress. Would stay again, but not for those looking for social scene.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    18 Oct 2019
    Evening staff was not good
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Oct 2019
    check in great only drops of water coming out of washing sink check out bad apart from that can not value rest of installation as only stayed for a few hours sleep
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    24 Aug 2019
    The atmosphere of the hostel was good as the communal area was inviting. However the beds where horrible worst night sleep I have had. The room we was in was next to the reception and there where no curtains on the windows so felt like I have no privacy.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    28 Oct 2019
    One of the worst hostels I’ve ever been. Everything was super dirty, They only clean once a day and it is not enough. Staffs are not very welcoming nor warm and breakfast is a s**t. Would not recommend!!
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    07 Sep 2019
    The bathroom, showers, kitchen... really need a deep cleaning. One of the guest got robbed when he left his stuff in the storage room. The manager is less than polite and helpful. Overall, not a good experience.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Terrible place with terrible staff!!!
    Australia, Male, 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