Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled 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
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Property Description

Welcome to Mandala, a small, home-style hostel located in downtown Budapest. Perfect for the solo traveller or small groups looking for a place to meet new friends, relax, and take in the city without the craziness of a party hostel. The hostel is run by travellers who are more than happy to share their knowledge of Budapest and beyond.

Important info before booking!
Our reception is open from 8am to 10pm, please send us an email or indicate in your arrival time if you plan to arrive outside of these hours.
The Orange, Purple, and Green apartment are in a building separate from the hostel.
We have two CATS and a DOG who are very friendly and love attention but if you do have allergies, consider booking at our apartments which is an animal-free zone.

Our Rooms.

At the hostel:
We offer an eight bed (Mush Room) and a six bed dorm (Zen Room), both are ideal for couples or solo travellers.
Our eight bed dorm makes it near impossible not to make new friends with an open layout and a very, very comfortable couch to laze around on through the day.
The six bed dorm offers a quieter, calmer space to relax and recuperate after a day of sight-seeing.

Both of our dorms are without bunk-beds!

There is also the private room, Domino, ideal for couples or groups of three. It includes a king size bed and a pull out couch, windows that open out onto the courtyard. If you want privacy but still to be in the mix of hostel life, this is the perfect room for you. With a shared bathroom.

At the apartments:
These rooms are NOT located within the hostel but 100m away in a separate building. You will arrive at the hostel, be checked in and given a detailed map-tour to help you get your bearings, before the receptionist takes you over to the apartment building. Note that we do also ask for a key deposit when you check in (20eur or 6000 forint)

GREEN ROOM: for 2-3 people, there is a single bed and a small double in the loft
PURPLE ROOM: double bed, decorated in calming blues and purples with windows that open out onto the balcony
ORANGE ROOM: a large double bed with plenty of space to relax, two armchairs, and windows that open out onto the central courtyard.

All three rooms share a large communal kitchen, sitting area, bathroom, and separate W/C. Equipped with everything you’ll need including WiFi, laundry, towels. A calm space away from the city bustle with privacy when wanted and a space to socialise with the other guests.

Sorry, no groups please - maximum of 4 people per booking.

We do not take credit cards as payment! Please pay in cash on arrival. (We accept both Euro and Hungarian Forint)

Free internet, WIFI
Free running hot water all day
Free wide range of books, guide books
Free tea, coffee
Free maps
Free walking tours
Free tips on trips
Free genuine information on places, events, English language movies, activities....

Furthermore we help you to arrange anything you are interested in (car, flat rental, travel info, books, visa, etc.)

-coconut mattresses on the lofts
-guitar & ukulele to play
-board games
-book swap
-clothes swap

If you are interested, from the hostel we offer:
-walking tours
-cave tours
-thermal bath tickets
-wine tours
-escape rooms
-bike rental
-hop on - hop off bus tickets (goes with 2 free walking tours and 2 times river cruise) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2019
    Lovely share house vibe in this smaller hostel with helpful staff and volunteers. Love that there are no bunk beds and everyone gets a bit of space, complete with Dalai Lama pics, resident dogs, free tea and Indian wall hangings. Nice and quiet but close to everything.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Dec 2018
    Great hostel, lovely people, lovely room, great price
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2018
    such a nice and cozy hostel! friendly staff and lovely dog! And the fact that they have lofts instead of bunk beds is a big plus!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2018
    Great hostel!!! My stay here was really pleasant, enjoying my time walking around Budapest, eating in good places all recommendations of the people who works there, also hung out together to concerts or bars... clean hostel, good facilities, comfy bed... quiet during the night to have a good sleep... also location is good, walking distance to the center and easy connection with shuttle bus to the airport, trams or metro lines!!! I definitely stay here again in the future
    Argentina, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2018
    Very much enjoyed my stay at Mandala hostel. The location is perfect, as its in a quiet district, but just a walking distance from the main streets for nightlife. The hostel itself is clean and the rooms are cozy. Really nice place to meet other solo travellers, while quiet enough to get a full nights sleep. The staff was very welcoming and it was nice to hang out with them in the evenings. I will be back!
    Estonia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2018
    Great hostel! The staff is lovely, very helpful and you get a tour map when you check in with plenty of good recommendations about Budapest. Very Clean, nice dorms, peaceful. Good location in the center. If you are looking for a hostel in Budapest, definitely go to Mandala! You will feel like home and enjoy your stay for sure
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2018
    My stay at Mandala was perfect. I was given a great introduction and insight to Budapest. All the people who work at the hostel are really passionate and knowledgeable about Budapest, and have tonnes of good tips on where to go etc! The hostel itself is really chilled. Comfortable beds, great facilities and really well kept. Great value for money and a perfect place to get some calm alongside the bustle of Budapest. Check it out. XO
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2018
    really a great atmosphere! much better than the bigger chain hostels.
    Belgium, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Dec 2018
    Brilliant and Friendly staff. If you are used to 5 stars hotel.. don't go there, but you have everything you need for the price. Location is perfect.. Definitely worth the money. Highly recommanded.
    France, Male, 41+
  • 3.4


    07 Oct 2018
    Bedbugs in the room where I stayed. A herd of bedbugs grazed all over me while I slept. AND they were spraying insecticides in the dorm room while I was there, but the staff was not open at all about why the dorm room was closed for 8 hours. Very suspicious. I wish I had stayed somewhere else.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi