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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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 1 week prior to 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

All Group bookings will be required to pay a 'key and security' deposit of 10000huf per person (or the euro/pound equivalent) upon arrival to the hostel. At check-out, provided nothing has been broken, all keys are returned and no major rules have been broken all deposits will be returned.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Full payment is due one week in advance to the arrival date for all groups of 6 guests to 19 guests, & due one month in advance for all groups over 20 guests. This can be paid via PayPal or TransferWise.

Unfortunately, due to past experiences, groups must now book the whole room to avoid disturbing other guests.
Unfortunately, due to past experiences, groups must now book the whole room to avoid disturbing other guests.
Groups of 5 guests for more must leave a 10,000 HUF security/key deposit, which will be returned on check out providing all keys are returned & no fines need to be applied.
For groups over 20 guests security must be additionally paid for, at the rate of 20,000 per night.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Meander Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

A haven for backpackers, run by backpackers. A place to call home on your adventures, a tribe of fellow travelers and explorers, and a family that anyone with an open mind can be a part of.

Life out of a backpack can be exhausting, we know, so we believe a great hostel isn’t just about the facilities, it’s about the sense of openness and feeling of being welcomed by friends after weeks or months on the road. We believe a great hostel and the friends you make there can elevate your experience of a city, and that’s why we’ve worked to build this melting pot for backpackers - a place where you can unwind and socialize with a local beer in one of our common areas, or chill in our courtyard as you share stories and experiences with fellow travelers.

We aren’t your typical sterile hotel-esque environment. We’re based in a traditional, 19th century Hungarian building full of character, located within the heart of Budapest's central 6th district. Within walking distance of us are some of the city's major sights such as St. Stephen's Basilica and the Chain Bridge, a number of the ruin bars the city is famous for and only a short metro ride from the Szechenyi thermal baths.

Although we aren’t a party hostel, we’d love for you to join us on our daily and nightly events such as pub crawls, game evenings and boat parties. We have an awesome little hipster basement bar, frequented by both locals and backpackers that offers €1 beers and live music. We kick off every night here and it’s an ideal environment to just be yourself with good company before you head out for a night with new friends.

Our friendly, English speaking team is always available to provide you with inside tips and all the information you need so you can make the most of all the incredible sights Budapest has to offer. Upon check in we like to give all our guests a free map of the city and point out all the best spots, from the major tourist sights to hidden gems and information about the various day events and activities around the city.

Aside from a comfortable bed, you can make use of our well equipped kitchen, and if cooking isn't your thing then you can join the team here for our nightly family dinner at only the cost of the ingredients. On top of all that, of course we've got the basics: free WIFI in all the rooms, a communal computer, free tea and coffee, free linen, free towel rental, free maps, free lockers, as well as adapters and padlocks for hire.

Meander is a genuine backpacker's hostel and if you love socializing and making friends from all across the world then you're going to love our little oasis in this amazing city. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 May 2019
    Meander Hostel is THE place to stay in Budapest. The staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful. The daily events and family dinner truly create an amotosphere of being home. The location and hostel facilities are top notch. What are you waiting for?! Book now, you will thank yourself forever!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    Soooo I was supposed to leave tomorrow.... turns out I’m staying until Friday because this place is AMAZING. I’ve been travelling solo for four weeks and this is the most at home I’ve felt... from even before I walked in, Ellen and Snaps helped me when I was lost, everyone has remembered my name, made me feel so at home, activities have been so much fun!!! I love this place.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    I had a great time is Budapest because of this hostel and the people I met here. This is not a party hostel but you can still party at their sister hostel retox which is literally next door. I like how they bring people from different hostels together and also enjoyed all the events they organised. Don't skip the boat party!
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in by far, missing it badly already. Part of the family from the moment you arrive, events each night, everything you need facility-wise, clean and one of the comfiest beds I’ve slept in. Will definitely return at some point.
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    Great hostel for young people and solo travelers! Meander is great because you can spend all day exploring Budapest, party at night (if you want to), and still be able to sleep. The hostel is very social, in a perfect location, organizes social events every night, and enforces quiet hours so you can be sure you'll get enough sleep. India helped get me set up with a shuttle from the airport, explained how to use the public transit, and had great advice for Budapest and other cities.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    THE BEST HOSTEL I HAVE EVER STAYED AT PERIOD. yeah the beds are comfy and it’s walking distance to the train station, but the WONDERFUL STAFF is really what makes this hostel fantastic. The moment I walked into the building, Neil was so warm and welcoming. India and Wheelbarrow also made me feel as if I was an old friend, rather than just another backpacker assigned to a bed. I am at my next city already trying to figure out the next time I can get back to Budapest to stay at Meander.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    Great place to stay. Friendly staff, convenient location, good layout for meeting people and very clean
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    great hostel ! Super fun and helpful staff. Junior and Wheelbarrow made my trip extra special by suggesting dope places to visit and eat . Hope to stay again !!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 May 2019
    The staff at the hostel is super helpful and nice! The place has a cool atmosphere and great location.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 May 2019
    Amazing hostel. The staff go out of their way to make you feel included and at home. They organise an event every night with the party hostel next door, but as it's not a party hostel it's also easy to get sleep.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi