There are tons of hostels in Budapest which will suit backpackers and budget travelers down to the ground whether they want to be in the middle of vibrant city life or away from the noise and crowds in the outskirts of the city.
Here are the spots that made our list:
Wombat’s CITY HOSTEL Budapest – A huge modern hostel that’s very trendy and very clean. As well as offering guests a great continental breakfast, there’s also a guest kitchen stocked with the basics including an espresso machine!
Avenue Hostel – Located very centrally, this modern hostel benefits from beds with some privacy thanks to curtains! Kitchen space allows guests to cook their own meals if they wish and there’s a breakfast provided in the mornings with free apples to keep you going through the day.
Grandio Party Hostel – This might not be the most spotlessly clean hostel in the city but if you’re looking for a fun time of drinking and partying whilst getting to know the other guests, this is the place for you, it’s where the cool people hang out! Ideally located, the crazy and friendly staff will ensure you have a blast!
Essential Hostel Budapest – Centrally located, you’ll feel at home right away here as the other guests plus the staff go out of their way to make people feel welcome. An array of group activities from dinner and wine tasting to parties can be enjoyed. The dorms have a great design and there’s a kitchen for guests with free coffee all through the day and night.
Maverick Hostel – Professional friendly staff who speak near-perfect English, clean rooms, a central location within a street of ruin pubs, and stunning historic interiors with a cozy environment – What more could you ask for?!
Flow Hostel – A bright, fresh, and modern hostel with a key-card entry system so you can be assured of a high standard of safety in this central location. Relax in the media room (with good wifi signal throughout) or the huge living room as you get to know other travelers.
Budapest Budget Hostel – This hostel might be cheap but it’s also clean and comfortable with large cozy rooms where you can rest your head for the night. If you’re driving you’ll be thrilled to know there’s a free car park but if not, there are plenty of trams and metros within walking distance.
Pal’s Hostel – Clean and safe with friendly staff, Pal’s is the place to go if you want to make pal’s with like-minded travelers, or if you want to make friends with the resident pooch! There’s a huge common room to relax in with lots of great art on the walls and the feel of being home.
Friends Hostel – This friendly, clean, and quiet hostel has great artistic decor and is centrally located, near to all the top tourist attractions with a metro station also within walking distance. It has the vibe of a boutique hotel rather than a hostel!
Hostel One Budapest – Enjoy free dinners every night of your stay plus both daytime and evening activities to ensure you never feel bored or lonely. Offering the perfect balance between partying and chilling, Hostel One has modern amenities and happy, friendly staff who go out of their way to welcome you.
Home Made Hostel – Settle down and enjoy a home away from home atmosphere at this cozy, comfortable, quirky hostel. The rooms are decorated with antique furniture where you can enjoy a good night’s sleep in a real bed, not a bunk bed!
Hostel One Basilica – A friendly vibe can be found at this clean and safe hostel that even has a good view! A free dinner and drinking game will get you interacting with the other guests on the weekend and there’s free coffee available 24/7 to get you through another fun day (or night!).
Lavender Circus Hostel And Apartments – Walk into this cool and quirky hostel and you’ll be amazed at the decor – So crazy! Centrally located with plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops close by plus within walking distance of a metro station, Lavender Circus is a beautiful and inspiring place to stay with friendly staff ready to help you out on where to eat and what to see.
Boomerang Hostel – A relaxed environment awaits you at the cheap yet cheerful Boomerang Hostel. Benefiting from a good location, helpful staff, good decor, clean and comfortable rooms the hostel also puts on a good breakfast for guests.
Bazar Hostel – Feel like you’re staying at a friends house at this cozy hostel with friendly staff and a great community vibe. There’s free cake to enjoy throughout the day, coffee to enjoy in the lounge area as you get to know fellow travelers, and a fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook.
Suite Hostel Budapest – A cool and cozy hostel that emits good vibes and good views of the Danube river and Buda Castle The staff will become friends for life as you get to know them with the weekly activities and parties.
Big Fish Hostel – Close to an array of ruin pubs this hostel has a nice large kitchen if you feel like staying in instead of going out. With its bright decor, friendly staff, free pancakes served up for breakfast and free tea/coffee throughout the day, you’ll soon feel like you’re in a home away from home.
Mandala Hostel – Pet lovers will feel at home here with a cat and a dog to make a fuss of! Convenient and comfortable with stunning Asian style decor, Mandala has a great ambiance where guests can share music, food, and of course friendship with each other and the happy staff.
Loft Hostel – This warm and welcoming cozy rooftop hostel will make you feel at home in no time. Located in a good neighborhood, you’ll enjoy looking down on courtyard life as the friendly staff recommend the best places for you to visit.
Multipass Hostel – A hostel to book into when you need to relax and get away from the party scene! Cozy, and quiet, this small homely hostel has cute rooms with ‘real’ beds and lovely knowledgeable staff who will welcome you with open arms.
Hipster Hostel – Close to the metro station and grocery shops, this bright and airy hostel has a great decor scheme throughout. There’s a large modern lounge area to relax in as you chat with fellow travelers and the friendly staff.
Tal Gur is a world traveler and personal development enthusiast. An adventurer at heart, after trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, Tal spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey continues as a location-independent blogger, lifestyle entrepreneur, and coach. Tal’s published two books: One Year to Freedom, a 1-Year Roadmap to Living Life on Your Own Terms; and, his most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living – 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World.