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 7 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 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    Stayed for 3 nights and it was amazing! The staff were beyond helpful with everything and they were so much fun to go out with. Always something new each night & lots of recommendations for food, shopping, and things to see. Met some great people that were staying in the hostel as well. Everyone will be missed!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    Meander had been recommended to me Multiple times when Budapest would come up in discussions at various hostels throughout my trip. The place did not disappoint. Great location, social areas are wonderful and the rooms are comfortable. The staff are also all incredible people who are more than willing to help you with most any request. They're also super awesome people who are always down to have an amazing time. I'll miss them all!
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2019
    Lena is nice everyone should get to know her and buy her a shot. gud slyp.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2019
    Our time in Budapest was absolutely made by our stay at meander. All the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful which created such a warm and positive vibe. If you’re a cosy tea kinda person this hostel is good, but it’s also good if you’re a casual entire bottle of wine after dinner kind of person. Found that even though we were out quite a bit getting sloshed we would still be able to get back to the hostel and have a restful slumber with no crazy partiers disturbing us! best of both worlds
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Nov 2019
    Let alone breeding an amazing social and engaging atmosphere, It was really hard to find yourself here without something to do or someone to hang with, and I contribute all of this to the staff! Alex made all feel welcome and impressively knew everyone’s name, Lorraine always held down the fort, Benji was a MVP and put in work, Blonded mustache was super informative, Wheelbarrow’s monotone red red wine rendition killed me, and Maili definitely made my trip! Had to leave a full review on Google
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Nov 2019
    Meander is the perfect hostel for the worldly, the partygoers, the history buffs, and the homebodies. In short, it has something for everyone. The staff are incredibly welcoming and go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable, fun, and exciting. The hostel itself is centrally located to all of Budapest's major tourist attractions, and walking distance to wonderful bars and restaurants. The facilities are clean and spacious. Special shout out to Benji, too. !פשוט מקום מדהים מאוד ממליץ
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Nov 2019
    Cannot recommend this place enough! Easily one of the most friendly and sociable hostels I have stayed at. Big shout out to the team who were honestly brilliant, they really go out of their way to make sure everyone is having the best time possible and were all super friendly and helpful.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Nov 2019
    I found Meander Hostel a perfect mix of good vibes. Accomodating for both party goers & those that wanna chill out & regather themselves. Lots of interacting activities, advice & friendly faces from staff/ guests alike. Central enough for sightseeing, shops, public transport & great ruin bars. Will definitely return. Chur team 🤙
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostal, it is close to everything. Staff is friendly and helpfull. Cleanliness can improve.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Nov 2019
    This was a fun hostel and had a good atmosphere. The bathroom was pretty small. There were extension cords to plug in your devices but not one at each bed. Definitely a traveler community hostel vibe. Good location.
    USA, 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