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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.

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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

Overview

Created by backpackers for backpackers, Meander Hostel is the place to rest your head while you're on the road. We're dedicated to creating a community and good vibes, so we've made a welcoming space where you can relax in comfy dorms and meet new people over tasty dinners cooked in our kitchen. Find your squad in our quirky basement bar – popular with locals and travellers alike – while sipping 1 euro beers and listening to live music. Always wanted to party on a boat? Do it with us – we can also sign you up for other fun activities like pub crawls and games nights.

Location

When you check in, our staff will give you insider tips – including the lowdown on all the most atmospheric 'ruin bars' to check out – and a free city map. St. Stephen's Basilica is a 10-minute walk away, and you can reach the photo-op-worthy Chain Bridge in about 20 minutes. It's a 5-stop metro ride to the soothing Széchenyi thermal baths. Just head to Oktogon station, a 3-minute walk from the hostel, to zoom around the city on public transport. From Budapest airport, the bus or train will get you here in under an hour, or we can book you a transfer if you let us know in advance.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got mixed dorms and private rooms with shared bathrooms, decorated in bright colours and music themes. You'll get money-saving freebies with your booking too, from a backpack-sized locker to bedding and towels.

Extras and activities

There's a courtyard to hang out in, or you can head to one of the cosy common rooms inside. Settle in for a session on the PlayStation, pull out the board games, or just curl up and plan tomorrow's itinerary using the free Wi-Fi. Our décor's something to shout about as well: we're in a traditional 19th-century building with a ton of character – a mini haven in the centre of the city.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    great place to stay! on check-in got a really nice rundown of the city from Jess who was real cool to hang with as well. she introduced me to a guy from my home city called Hot Cheese who was also a proper legend! him and this guy called Zev were great dudes. so if you’re there try hang out with those 3. otherwise all round great place to stay, good vibe cause everyone has a good time at night but it’s real quiet at the hostel when you wanna sleep. facilities and security were good. RECCOMEND!!!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    Easily the best hostel I've ever stayed at in Europe. The staff are the friendliest, most genuine group of people you could ever meet and they put on great activities every day. The location is perfect, walking distance from everything. Family dinners for only 3 euro are a must have! Could go on for ever, just an unbelievable home away from home, I will definitely be back!!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    All the Meander staff work really well to create a fantastic, friendly atmosphere where you can not only get to know them but all the people around you so easily and with comfort. Jess was lovely to us upon arrival, couldn’t have had a warmer welcome and also was very informative in terms of helping us understand the best things to do in Budapest depending on what you’re into. The worst part of Meander was leaving all these amazing people goodbye but that’s okay because I’ll certainly be back!
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Jul 2019
    The staff here are amazing and friendly, knew so much about the city and made my friends and I feel really welcome. The overall feel of the hostel was really nice and quite homely and I don’t think that our stay in Budapest would have been the same if we weren’t in meander.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Jul 2019
    Nice Hostel. The perfect place to party or have a good night of sleep. The dorms were always really calm at night. The party activities were also really nice! Nice kitchen too.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Jul 2019
    Great staff, great links to events, nights out, guides, discounts... etc. Buzzing atmosphere and is linked to the Retox party hostel which had a great bar and social spaces only next door. This is my second time at the hostel and I’m sure I’ll be back a third time!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay! Staff are friendly and the hostel has a good vibe about it. It’s central to lots of the attractions in Budapest and staff are great at recommending things to do and transport if you get stuck.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    I had an awesome time at meander! The atmosphere and location was great. The hostel staff gave lots of info about Budapest and things to do, as well as there was tons of evening hostel events to participate in. The lockers were really big which I liked. Keep in mind that there is no air conditioning and the rooms tend to get really hot.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    07 Jul 2019
    Meander is the place to stay in Budapest! The staff is very helpful, the athmosphere is amazing and the location is perfect. This hostel is a great balance between party and relax. If you are travelling solo, you will meet a lot of nice people! The place is not super clean, but the rest is just so great that it does not matter! Thanks Meander for the nice stay!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Jul 2019
    This hostel is run by an army of drunk 18-20 yr olds. But it was so much fun. Great location and there was always something to do.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


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