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 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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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.

Please note:

- As we are a youth hostel we have a general age guideline of 18-40. We reserve the right to refuse bookings to anyone outside of this age range, however with prior notice exceptions can be made. If you are outside of this age range please contact us so we can discuss your options.

- We offer a 24 hour check in, but please be aware our office hours are 8am - 12am/Midnight. If you are arriving outside of these hours please confirm your arrival time beforehand so we can make sure there is a staff member available to check you in.

- We are a strictly drug free hostel and have a zero tolerance policy on the matter. If a single person in any booking is caught on drugs, with drugs or asking for them, inside our outside of the hostel, every person in the booking will be evicted immediately without refund.

- Payment of your full balance is required in CASH ONLY at check-in in either the local currency, Hungarian Forint, or Euros, however with the exchange rate we operate by we encourage all our guests to pay in Hungarian Forint.

- All guests will be required to pay a key deposit upon check-in that will be returned upon check-out so long as the key is not lost and no damage has been done to the hostel. For bookings of under 6 people the key deposit is 3,000 HUF while in cases of groups of 6 or more, each guest will have to provide a 10,000 HUF security deposit. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    I had an awesome time at Meander! The staff are really amazing! Super helpful and friendly! There was always events being organized and fun things to do in the evenings, like a boat ride down the Danube at night! The hostel itself is really easy to get to and I loved the artwork all around the place! Thanks guys for a great stay. :)
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Sep 2019
    I LOVED my time here and already plan on coming back! The staff were absolutely amazing and made any night a good one! It's not a party hostel but it is in the party hostel group, which is great because you all meet up together to go out but you can actually still sleep at night! The only issue is that there was only 1 sink for 3 rooms of about 24 people, so that got to be kind of rough.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Sep 2019
    It's one of the best Hostels 🙂
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Sep 2019
    I stayed at the Meander hostel in Budapest for six nights. The high value for money (clean and comfortable beds, towels free of charge and personal lockers) were just the beginning. The staff was extremely outgoing and helpful, and the facilities were almost perfect. Every night the hostel run at least one activity at a very affordable price. I met lots of people and had a great experience there. If you're looking for a combo of fun and relaxation- meander is the place for you!
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Sep 2019
    The Meander hostel was probably the best hostel we’ve stayed in during our trip. The atmosphere was amazing; would definitely recommend the pub crawl (even if at the start it was a bit quiet). The rooms were also nice, and obviously staying in an 8 bed dorm is always a bit cramped! The staff were very friendly (maybe overly friendly sometimes) but were always willing to help with any problems, including checking out before reception opens. They also only use CASH so get money NOT FROM A EURONET
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Sep 2019
    I was staying at party Hostel previously to staying at Meander. In all honesty, I wish i would have stayed in meander my entire trip to Budapest. It's a wonderful space great staff and a great vibe. The rooms and bedding are clean and the bathrooms are as clean as you can expect them to be. I would highly recommend anyone who is coming to Budapest to spend a couple of nights here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Sep 2019
    Great location in the centre of all the ruin bars and 20 min walk max to the river. Friendly staff and clean rooms and facilities. Great events hosted including free pub crawls, boat parties and film nights. Would definitely stay again when back in Budapest!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Sep 2019
    Nice place for a nice week end in a nice city, köszönöm :)
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Sep 2019
    Had an awesome stay at Meander. Loved how they would send emails of activities they were organising before I arrived to give me the heads up. Jumped on the party boat first night and had a blast with the crew. They keep the place clean and the noise level down which is cool. Especially when u’ve been drinking next door at the party hostel and just wanna come back to peace haha. Cool little vibe about the place as well. The staff come across as family and very welcoming. Keep it up guys and hop
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    04 Sep 2019
    homey vibe! Garden area was funky and good location, walking distance to everywhere. The staff were really nice and made you feel at home - shoutout to Snaps who was super helpful and friendly! :)
    Australia, Female, 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