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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.

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.
3 days cancellation policy. If you cancel the booking within 3 days before check in date, you will be charged the full amount and this charge is NOT refundable (regardless of what type of booking you have).
Late cancellation and no-show's will be charged in full and this is non-refundable.

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, 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:

Groups of 5 guests or 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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Vitae Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 offers the perfect balance between providing a wide range of amenities and facilities a large hostel offers, but making you feel relaxed in a sociable, fun and family-esque atmosphere. Whether you are traveling alone, or as a part of a group, you'll immediately feel welcomed and want to stay with us longer!
We like to offer a party option every night of the week, but Vitae represents a more relaxed, less intense atmosphere inside the hostel. Clean, spacious, non-smoking and secure dorm rooms are always ready for travelers in need of rest; drunk and sober alike. Our staff, comprised entirely of experienced travelers, 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. Our modern kitchen is 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

Please note:

Please check your arrival time carefully, for the sake of our other guests and our neighbors we only accept check ins from 8am until 11pm and we reserve the right to cancel any arrival more than 3 hours late. If there is any problem or delay please email, Instagram, or call, and we'll make sure someone is waiting for you!

Our hostel 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 or 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. View House Rules
Best For: Central Location Older Travellers

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2022
    Vitae was so wonderful that it was painful to leave. The atmosphere was incredible, everyone was unbelievably friendly and hung out together all the time. Everyone ended up extending their stay at least a few nights. The hostel organise different events/nights out for every night so there is always something to do and it’s a fantastic way to meet people. And if partying isn’t your vibe it’s also a great place to lounge and recover. All the staff were super wonderful and hung out with guests indiscriminate
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2022
    absolutely loved my stay in vitae! what a vibe! would definitely recommend this hostel. not a place to go to for a rest but one big family with the best family dinners thanks to jess. the daily events were so good and so inclusive and always a good time. the manager asta is a legend. love her
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2022
    Unreal hostel, unreal staff with a great opportunity to socialise and party. I ended up extending my stay for a week !!! Big thanks to Jess for being the best human ever xxx
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2022
    Wholesome, homely vibes but also everyone wants to have fun! Quiet hours after 9 are strictly enforced so you still get a good sleep if you don’t want to party. The staff made the hostel, especially Jess, Angus McBangus and Kian! Loved our stay here, and we’ll defo be back.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2022
    great place, people, and fun. cant wait to revisit and hopefully have the chance to volunteer alongside such caring and kind people. jess is the best, y’all know dat.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2022
    Genuinely one of the best hostels I've stayed at! Beds were comfy and bathrooms were kept clean. The atmosphere was so laid back with lots of common spaces and the staff were so accommodating and friendly (shoutout to Jess especially!) and events in the evening and family dinners provided a great opportunity to socialise. Would 100% recommend and would definitely come back!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2022
    Great base to explore Budapest from. It's very easy to meet other people here and there is always a plan for the night out.
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 Sep 2022
    Place was fantastic, staff and atmosphere was super welcoming and fun to spend time with. At least one event was planned every day/night and they had a lot of great resources for how to enjoy your time in the city with recommendations for bars, food, and activities.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Sep 2022
    The atmosphere here is unbeatable. Everybody wants to have great times and go partying all day long. The hostel itself doesn’t look clean at all, and the dorms have this smell that never got away during the 3 nights I was in there. Staff was great. The building is really old, kinda scary at the first time you get in, with other people living in the other apartments. Overall it was worth it, since the price was really good and so were the people in there. I recommend you to bring your own towels.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    23 Sep 2022
    The best place for the solo travellers. You can easily meet with people. Everyday there are different night activities. However, the lockers were broken even tho in their description it says there is. They assigned someone to the bed with me and we figured it out at 5am and it was too late and I had to share the bed with someone which I paid a lot and no sleep. There are a lot things needs to be fixed (lockers, doors, hair dryer) The room was stinking all the time - the window can be opened 1 cm
    Turkey, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Rooms 4 Refugees
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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


  • 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