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
  • Marvellous 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 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    Overall great experience. The staff is friendly and everyone is super chill and nice. the place is old but well maintained and most of all very clean. location is also perfect a few steps away from the yellow tram line and the downtown area.
    Saudi Arabia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2019
    We had a really great stay here.The people working there were super nice & could help us with any questions. Generally very reliable. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you can imagine. We also quiet enjoyed the atmosphere which was very homey & relaxed. It is by far not party hostel but connecting with fellow travelers & the staff is super easy & we made loads of new friends. The location is great as everything is in walkable distance. Especially the Jewish Quarter. Mila & Josefin
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    So lovely! My 2nd time in BUD. Didn't expect to come across such a peaceful/relaxing/quiet place. My 1st search showed mainly party hostels. Somehow I overlooked Mandala! Highly recommend! Especially if you're travelling to BUD to connect to another flight/destination and want to relax on your way! Great location! Short, direct walk from where the airport bus 100E 1st stops in BUD & offers all one needs within a short scenic distance. Relaxing, friendly, cozy, tidy, handy, & ideal! Will be back!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2019
    Super nice staff, really clean and nice place. Cool hippy-ish vibe. The cleaning girl was awesome, the bathrooms were really nice and super clean. Staff super helpful and knows the area so well. Giant security lockers fit my entire backpack which was dope.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Sep 2019
    Probably the coziest, most tranquil hostel I’ve ever stayed in. It’s in a really cool old building, all of the beds are nestled in two rooms- no bunk beds. The showers are nice and spacious and the staff was lovely. It is a bit quite so don’t come here if you’re looking for nightly pub crawls and drinking games.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Sep 2019
    Excellent overall value. Comfy, clean, secure, and well-located. Staff was very friendly and even made me a cup of tea upon check-in. Big lockers that will fit all your stuff even if you're not traveling light. Nice community guitar. Only 3 bathrooms so may have to wait during busy times.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    06 Sep 2019
    Pretty sweet place close to everything
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Sep 2019
    BED BUGS. Ones that can draw blood. You need to know this. Though it's not in every bed, this hostel needs a fumigation. The layout is perfect for travelling, like a share house, great for meeting quality people. But if there are rude/inconsiderate people they are hard to avoid. I witnessed senior staff male berating a young female casual staff in a not at all cool way. Basically this hostel would have been magical some years ago but the vibe is off now, though you can still have a superb time.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Sep 2019
    THEY HAVE BEDBUGS! AVOID!!! Aside from that everything was fine. It's a very chill vibe and a great location. James and Carmen were awesome and always invited us to hang out with them. I also fell in love with the dog and 2 cats. If they clean this place up and take care of the bedbugs, it has potential to be an awesome hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    28 Jan 2020
    thieves in the Hostel, STAY AWAY! The second night I’ve got my laptop stolen, the staff did literally nothing to help me with (Hungarian) police nor to find my laptop, despite we knew who the thief was. Bad people deserve bad guests. Good luck with that!
    Italy, Male, 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