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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.

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Essential Hostel

Book more than 14 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 8.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    Excellent location Would definitely stay here again Value for money Loved the curtains on the bed
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    13 Feb 2020
    Affordable and right in the center, everything is by walking distance.
    Philippines, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Dec 2019
    I had a fabulous stay. Staff was very friendly they cooked for us on two occasions. The staff took us on a pub crawl one night and we hung out on another. Plenty of hot water for showers, free breakfast every day I was there. I met and hung out with people for my entire stay. I would definitely stay again should I happen to be in Budapest.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    The value for money is pretty good. The only down point was the lack of hot water for showering after midnight. The blonde guy from the staff team was super super super helpful and welcoming. Unfortunately we can’t remember his name. Everyone else was super nice and friendly. I would super recommend essential hostel 🥰
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Feb 2020
    esta muy bien localizado! tienen todo al alcance, tiendas de comida, ropa y bebida. Sin duda uno de los mejores hosteles
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 Dec 2019
    Everything was great, but i never find the showers clean ( maybe it was bad luck for me, because i saw the cleaning lady all days around the hostel ) . The WI-FI is suuuuuuper slow, but the location is EXCELLENT, I would definitely would came back because of this, everything is near. Is difficult to see the name in the outside, but everything is good on the inside, all the public spaces, and the staff is nice and super friendly, they helped us a lot!. Add wheels to the boxes down the bed c: thks
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Feb 2020
    Good hostel, friendly receptionist,allowed me to check in after midnight. Hostel was clean, good facilities. Only some guests in the dorm were a bit annoying.
    Slovenia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Nov 2019
    a little disappointing really, all basic things are there, but the mattress is very thin you can feel the wooden slats underneath. probably the biggest problem is that the bathrooms and showers are mixed-sex which is not really very safe for women :(, also kind of pointless to offer female-only dorm room but no female-only toilet or shower...... there was also no hot water in the shower in the morning.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    10 Feb 2020
    It's not clean, also the duvet cover and toilets, I rented a female room but also the bathroom and toilets are shared with boys. Then, it is annoying than if you are having a shower you are hear people in the toilets. I wouldn't come back
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    06 Mar 2020
    We were in the only double room of the hostel and the toilet and shower weren’t working !
    Morocco, 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