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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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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  • 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 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

Loss of deposit if no flexi-booking is purchased. Contact hostel 24hrs before your booking if you need to make any changes in numbers or days so as to not be charged for full booking.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please contact hostel directly with arrival time.

All members of group will be required to leave a security/key/damage deposit (10,000 HUF per person)and to sign a declaration form upon arrival.

Full payment is due one week in advance to the arrival date for all groups of 7 guests to 19 guests, & due one month in advance for all groups over 20 guests. This can be paid via PayPal or TransferWise.

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

Additional Info:

We do not accept Stag groups or all male groups, if you are either and interested in staying within Budapest Party Hostels then we recommend checking out our sister hostels Grandio Party Hostel or Retox Party Hostel.

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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Vitae Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Hostelworld says

Vitae hostel awarded the most popular hostel in Budapest 2019 with the Hoscars.

This sociable, party-oriented hostel offers a welcoming atmosphere with staff who are'super helpful and friendly and are on hand to include you in the activities, according to users of Hostelworld.

They host various different nightly events and dinners and one traveller told us that guests looking for a quiet night can 'hang back at the hostel and play PlayStation, use the Wi-Fi or relax on the balcony'.

Property Description

Vitae Hostel (Seize the night life!) offers the perfect balance between providing a wide range of amenities and facilities of a large hostel, but making you feel relaxed in a sociable, fun and family-esque atmosphere. Whether you are traveling alone, or part of a group, you'll immediately feel welcomed and want to stay with us longer to see what the Budapest hype is all about!

Though still participating in a different party every night of the week, Vitae represents the more relaxed, less intense atmosphere of the world-famous ‘Budapest Party Hostels’ group. Clean, spacious, non-smoking and secure dorm rooms are always ready for travellers in need of rest; drunk and sober alike. Our staff, which are comprised entirely of experienced travellers, have all of the best recommendations and tips to make your stay in the beautiful city of Budapest the unforgettable highlight of your travels.

And why travel, if not to make new friends along the way? Over 60% of Vitae’s floor space are dedicated common areas for you to meet & mingle with other guests over a game of cards, drinks, or the cheap family-dinners the staff put on for only the cost of the meal’s ingredients. Vitae’s 3 modern kitchens are always accessible and if you’d rather eat your meals over a good film or video game session, there’s a projector room and a snug to lounge in during all hours of the day. We have entertainment central with a darts board, table football, guitar hero, Playstation 4 and netfilx with a projector screen and even chess to stop you from getting bored.

Sight seeing and partying don’t always have to go hand in hand, but Vitae’s all staff always try and present a healthy blend of the two together every day with their knowledge of all things Budapest, historic and contemporary. Whether you’re after a romantic evening dinner cruise on the Danube river or a 6am trip to a 24hr bar in the city after a night out, the staff have been in your shoes and will happily point you in the right direction.

It won’t take long to notice the ATM, currency exchange, tram stop, bus stop, convenience store, tobacco shop, and 24/7 eateries, and the cheapest bars are all on the same city block as Vitae.

A week with us will include party boats, ruin bar crawls, spa parties, open mic nights, backpacker parties and much more. Of course we are flexible and open to suggestions, so you let us know what you like and we'll see if we can get the group along - and we also know all sorts of cool stuff to do during the day!

We are on three levels and have the luxury of being to able to offer a multitude of different rooms to cater to every budget and privacy request, from private doubles, twins, female only dorms right up to 12 and 14 bed dorms for the more money-conscious traveler.


Please note:

- Vitae, while a part of the Budapest Party Hostels brand, is located in a residential building and as such there are very strict noise curfews that must be followed. Refusal to abide by these noise curfews is grounds for removal.

- The rest of your bill with be due in CASH upon arrival at the hostel in the local currency, Hungarian Forint. We DO NOT accept any form of electronic payment like credit cards.

- We are a strictly drug free hostel and have a zero tolerance policy on the issue. If you are found on drugs, with drugs or asking for them, inside or outside of the hostel, you will be evicted immediately with no refund.

- Unfortunately we cannot accept any bookings of unaccompanied minors, so anyone checking in who is under 18 must have an adult with them and the booking must be in a private room or wholly booked dorm. Also, due to previous experience, we don’t usually take bookings for people over 36, but if you are an older traveler and would feel comfortable staying here then by all means email us so we can discuss it.

- Vitae welcomes CERTAIN group bookings, such as student groups, but NOT stag and hen dos, or sports tours. If you are part of a group booking, please get in touch with us directly and we can help you book all sorts of activities in advance! Unfortunately due to past experiences, groups must now book the whole room to avoid disturbing other guests regardless of how many guests will actually be coming. Bookings of more than 20 guests will not be accepted through Hostelworld so please get in contact with us so that we can forward you to our Group Bookings Manager who can help you out. View House Rules

Overview

Stay at Carpe Noctem Vitae and you'll see what the hype over Budapest's all about. We're a party hostel that gets everyone from big groups to solo travellers involved in our daily pub crawls and regular family-style dinners. If you'd rather unleash your inner Guitar Hero in the games room, have a go on the drums in the lounge or watch a film in the mini cinema, that's OK too! We've got a rooftop terrace for a spot of slouching in the sun and you'll have free rein over the hobs in our three spacious kitchens.

Location

We're set on a street with an ATM, currency exchange and access to public transport. From Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, take the 200E bus towards Kőbánya-Kispest for nine minutes. Jump on the blue Metro line towards Újpest-Központ then get off at Nyugati train station and take the 4/6 tram for two stops (to Király utca). We've also got a shuttle service – just message us your details and we'll come and get you.

Rooms and Dorms

Choose from secure mixed and female-only dorms or private rooms. They're spread over three levels and are easy to get to via elevator. They all have air con for hot summer days and you'll have a locker and linen included in the price. Didn't have room for a towel in your backpack? You can hire one from our 24-hour reception.

Extras and activities

If lots of sightseeing's on your agenda, come and chat to our friendly staff. They're experts on all things Budapest, so check in with them for advice on booking Danube river cruises or for directions to the trendiest ruin bars. We put on loads of activities – from open mic nights to parties in the city's famous spas. There's also free Wi-Fi and city maps are on hand for planning your itinerary. Just grab a can from the beer vending machine and make a start.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jul 2020
    This place is beyond amazing! We left yesterday and are already feeling the blues and missing all the amazing people we met. We wanna thank Rory, Snaps, Jamie, Buzz, big Mick( KJ ) and so many other amazing staff members! Not only is the staff absolutely amazing and welcoming but also the guests that Vitae attracts. Overall I would totally recommend this place if you want to have the time of your life and make some forever lasting memories! Love you guys, see you in November
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jul 2020
    Hands down best hostel I have been too. Facilities are great and very clean. Offers a great price point cheaper than most. The hostel staff are the best very accommodating and always there staright away if you have any problems. The vibe throughout the hostel made my experience so much better, made lots of new friends. Will deffanitly be coming back! I LOVE VITEA HOSTEL! Thank you guys:)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Mar 2020
    Amazing hostel. All the staff were great at providing recommendations or assisting in booking activities
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Mar 2020
    BEST HOSTEL EVER!!!! I ended up extending my stay because of how in love I am with the hostel and all the staff. You'll never meet a more welcoming group of people. Besides that there's comfy couches, free brekky and an incredible vibe throughout the whole building. I can't wait to go back and do it all again! Big love to Freya, Food, Sauron, Creek, Wanksy, Remi and the rest of the crew
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Mar 2020
    I love Vitae!! I was traveling solo and met so many great people here. The staff is super nice and accommodating. They play drinking games and have events every night which made it easy to meet people. The boat party is so fun - def recommend. I will definitely stay there next time I’m in budapest. Sad I had to leave 😭😭😭 shout out to remi, creek, sauron, and buzz - they made me feel welcome & safe 🙃
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Mar 2020
    Everyone here is so welcoming and accommodating. Loved Everyone here
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Mar 2020
    Really great hostel, huge private rooms, essentially a two bedroom apartment with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Only issue is they aren't in the hostel past 830pm each night because of noise restrictions, so plan to be out every night! Lovely staff, great location, very helpful...would recommend!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    09 Mar 2020
    Hostel was great because you could opt-in or opt-out of the party scene. I slept fine even with people coming in late at night (always bring earplugs and an eye mask to a hostel). The staff was very welcoming. Bathrooms were a bit gross, but that's mostly other guests' fault. Bedrooms are very clean. Full kitchens are great! Entryway to hostel is a bit sketchy and reeks of urine, which dissuaded me a bit. Rooms themselves are safe. I traveled alone and felt safe at all times besides entering.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 Jul 2020
    If you’re looking for a drinking adventure, want to meet new people or just want cheap accommodation with a great location? Vitae is the answer to these three questions.
    Slovenia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    09 Mar 2020
    Really liked this place because of the people we met and there! Wish it was just a tad bit cleaner. Had a blast nonetheless and would recommend for a good vibes hostel that you can actually get some rest at.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2020

    4th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Budapest

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2012

    3rd, Best Small Hostel Chain

Nominations

  • 2016

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2015

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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Vitae Hostel says

I'd say that Carpe Noctem Vitae is definitely for travellers who like to go out at night but who also enjoy seeing the city and being a tourist during the day. It's a sociable place and we've got a whole range of night-time programs, inclyding free pub crawls, backpackers' parties and party boats. I really think people like us for our community and the welcoming nature of the hostel. Every night the staff at the hostel cook dinner for their guests and get everyone involved before heading out at night.
Since we're a party hostel we cater to travellers aged 18 to 36, solo travellers as well as bigger groups who enjoy a sociable and fun hostel. Ellen, Staff

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