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
  • Superb Staff
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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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Mandala hostel is the best Budapest hostel to stay in :)! It's really clean with a super laid-back zen vibe. You can relax as much as you want or head to the salon or kitchen to chill, talk and make some friends or get yourself a cup of tea or a snack. It had a beautiful décor and felt very homey and cosy, super close to any attractions (easily walkable), very friendly and helpful staff who explain the best things to do in town! Perfect place to recharge and feel comfortable (21 y/o, 3 females)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    The only downside was that the hostel was so nice, it was hard to get yourself to go out and explore the city
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2019
    One of my best experiences within one year in different hostel. I really love my stay here with those people.
    Taiwan China, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2019
    This hostel is without doubt the best one I have ever stayed at. The staff is extremely friendly and so are the other guests. Everyone is keen for a chat and a beer. The atmosphere here is amazing, so do yourself a favour and stay here when you are in Budapest.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Jul 2019
    Great little hostel! Really would recommend this place. Not commercialized at all and it’s almost a real hippy environment hostel. Everything is super chill and relaxing. Plenty of room and easy to meet people. Kitchen is also available to cook in and play some games with other guests. Really rate this place, staff are also v good.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Jul 2019
    Lovely helpful staff, comfy beds and provide towels. Small and intimate,,, could do with more toilets and showers but still a great place to stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Jun 2019
    Super friendly staff, bed was rather uncomfortable, but it was a great vibe of a place. no one really talked or hung out in the areas tho. Two bathrooms, clean and safe. Chill area, would recommend.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Jun 2019
    We were here in the off season, early May so keep that in mind. The place is pretty basic, no kitchen, no place to hang out, etc. If you’re looking to surf it’s definitely worth it. Close to the mundaka and a short walk to the city. Other than that, not a whole lot to say about it..
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Jun 2019
    Cute little boho style hostel! Staff were really inclusive and friendly! Was a bit far from main spots, but close to Jewish quarter! Shower was hot and spacious compared to other hostels! Not much atmosphere, had a feeling I was the only traveler passing through! Everyone else seemed to live there, but it was a good spot to lay my head for a couple nights!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Jul 2019
    Staff is very friendly and if you are looking for a very laid-back hippie place this is for you. If you want somewhat new bedsheets, more privacy and more services then is not for you.
    Peru, Female, 25-30
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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