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  • 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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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

In case of a cancellation within one week to arrival 1st night is payable to the hostel.
In case of a no show whole remaining balance is payable to the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


Pal's Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

If you're looking for privacy during your stay in Budapest, Pal's Hostel is a great place to start from. This hostel offers comfortable private rooms and spacious apartments with beautiful views across the road to Szent Istvan's Basilica. It's located very near the Chain Bridge and the intersection of all three metro lines so it's easy to get anywhere in the city. Hostelworld guests have said 'it's like having a piece of your own home in another city' and they'd 'definitely recommend this hostel for those who want to spend their night in a quiet apartment and in a very central area'.

Property Description

We’re not your average hostel, indeed, but rather a chain of apartments and dorms located in the very centre of Budapest around St. Stephen's Basilica. If you fancy some privacy and want to stay in a place that feels just like home, come to Pal's Hostel and enjoy your very own apartment in Budapest! As well as private apartments, we also offer private rooms with shared bathrooms, and even shared dorms!

Pal's Hostel started at small and humble beginnings - we earned our place on the map by winning Hoscar of 'Best Hostel in Hungary 2013', '1st Country winner in Hungary 2014' and a nomination for 'Worldwide small hostel 2014', and since then we have grown into a greatly respected and popular hostel, even being awarded '10th Best Large Hostel Worldwide 2018' :)

Pal's Hostel is located in the very centre of downtown. From here you can easily get to most of the sights on foot, such as Saint Stephen's Basilica, The Chain Bridge, Parliament, Andrassy Avenue (part of the World Heritage), the Opera House, the Great Synagogue, the National Museum, Vaci Street, and Vorosmarty Square. The Danube bank is only a five minute walk away too! Nearby there are also many restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, and party places all within walking distance, like Akvarium Club, Anker Club, Castro Bistro, Szimpla Pub and Katapult. We are also located very close to Deak Ferenc Square, which is the main junction for all underground metro trains in Budapest.

Other important sightseeing spots are near by too, such as Buda Castle (part of the World Heritage, along with the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church and the National Gallery), as well as Heroes' Square, the City Park and the baths (Szechenyi, Gellert, Rudas). You can walk to these places from our hostel in 20-30 minutes.

Each day of the week we have a different activity or event on offer to our guests! Check out our activity board in reception to see what's going on! The current activity schedule is as follows :)
Monday - Family Dinner
Wednesday - Pub Quiz
Thursday - Goulash Soup and Palinka Tasting
Friday - Family Dinner + Drinking Jenga
Saturday - Family Dinner + Beer Pong
Sunday - Movie Night

Here at Pal's we are happy to be at your assistance; you can print your e-ticket, buy tickets for the Szechenyi baths, Gellert baths or even the caving tour. We also sell the Budapest Card. We have great local knowledge and advice on the best spots in town to share with you! We can also help you get to Ozora Festival, Sziget Festival or Balaton Sound!

We can even pick you up at the airport for €24 for 1-4 people; this means if there’s four of you it’s only €6 per person. Public transport is about €2.50 per person. Our contact information will be in your booking confirmation email.

Please note that our rooms called 'Basic Double Bed Private (Shared Bathroom)' are literally with double beds, not two single beds.
Please also note that we have no elevator for the rooms with shared bathrooms (but they’re only on the 1st and 2nd floors:)).
Also, we have no A/C:( View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2019
    Fantastic stay at Pal’s. Will definitely stay here again and recommend to everyone. The staff was amazing and super accommodating- as we arrived hours early and were able to hang out in the main room, have coffee, use the WiFi and wait till our room was ready. We booked a private room with en suite and the place was huge and quiet. Great stay!! Can’t say enough Also the location was perfect - close to metro, Budapest eye and great restaurants. Thanks Pal!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2019
    Great hostel in a great location. Was shocked at how huge our hostel room was for just a 4 bed mixed. Had all the amenities you could want. Nearly everything was in walking distance in this gorgeous city. If not transit wasn’t to hard to use and didn’t cost to much.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2019
    Excellent location and really friendly and helpful staff. The room was really quiet which was great considering it is in the very centre of the city, and it was nice to be able to sleep so well in such a vibrant city. The room was very clean, as were the bathrooms, and everything felt very secure.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Apr 2019
    Very spacious room even I stayed in a mixed dorm. Kind and helpful staff. They are really kind to update me through email before and after my stay. The location was excellent. Everything was just good and strong recomended hostel.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2019
    Could not have asked for a better hostel! The staff and volunteers were incredible, the rooms were huge and felt very private, the location was amazing and all for a very good price.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    This is the best choice one can make! It’s right in the heart of the city, so no need to complicate yourself with transportation. Really secure and quiet, also. The staff was amazing and always ready to help and they were also very nice :). I would totally recommend this place to anybody, the prices are also great and the hostel was also very clean and cozy.
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Apr 2019
    Loved the location, the staff were helpful and informative. The beds were clean and very comfortable. We had an apartment with a shared living area and kitchen that we shared with one other room. This wasn’t a problem as we all tended to keep to our large bedrooms. If I had to say negative (really had to think hard) the floors were a little dirty. However this didn’t impact on any of our stay and everything else was spotless. Thank you for helping us have a brilliant holiday would recommend all.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    31 Mar 2019
    Nice place in a grate location! Checkout is not available 24h
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    15 Apr 2019
    The staff are incredibly helpful and the location of the hostel is perfect. However, once you step inside the hostel it smells very smoky, and the rooms themselves are very dusty. My friends and I had issues with the air quality - some of us have allergies or asthma and some of us don’t. Besides the air quality it was a great hostel.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Apr 2019
    Location was awesome. My complaints are 1 shower for 12 people. It took forever and strategy to use the shower in the morning. There was no running water in the kitchen. I was staying in a second building across from registration. As a solo female traveler, the entrance was isolated, so I needed to be careful entering and leaving the building. The walls are thin, so I could every sound from outside my single room.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball


  • 2018

    10th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Hungary


  • 2014

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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Pal's Hostel says

I think that what people really appreciate about our place is that we have accommodation to suit everyone, from dorm beds to luxury apartments, in one of the most beautiful and practical locations in Budapest. With our chain of apartments surrounding St Stephen\'s square, we're only a short walk away from many of the main attractions. St Stephen's Basilica is at our doorstep and The Chain Bridge, Budapest Opera House and The Houses of Parliament are all within 800m. There are also two metro stations nearby- so getting around is easy! Personally, I would recommend that people visit my favourite original Turkish hammam, Rudas Bath :) Pal, Owner/Manager