Hostels in Budapest, Hungary

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Get to know Budapest (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Budapest. To help you make friends with Budapest before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Buda Castle

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and home to over 1.7 million Hungarians. It was founded in the 12th century and was ruled by the Greek Empire at the time. Budapest is made up of the Buda and Pest areas which used to be separate cities. Budapest also has an old city section which is a very nice place to visit, especially during summertime.

Hostels in Budapest are a very good value. You will probably end up paying about 10 euros (approximately 12 USD) for a dorm bed, and slightly more for double / twin rooms. Budapest and all of Hungary is a great country for budget travelers, because accommodation and food are very good and inexpensive. Also remember to ask your Budapest hostel staff / owners for tips on what to do around the city and what events are going on during your visit.

You can get to Budapest by airplane (Budapest International Airport: BUD). The city can also be reached by all main forms of public transportation: trains, buses and so on. Although the city area itself is not that large, there are some attractions that will require you to use the public transport if you want to see them. That is not a problem however, since the public transport system is well developed and inexpensive to use. The public transport is comprised of metros, buses, and trams.

There are many, many things to see and do when you stay in a Budapest hostel. It is best to ask your Budapest hostel staff and/or the information centers around the city for a map before heading off.

Written by local enthusiast for Budapest hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Budapest hostels Miika

FAQ about Budapest Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Budapest. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Budapest. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Budapest costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Budapest with private rooms costs on average $94. shows all 87 Hostels in Budapest. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Grandio Party Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Budapest.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Budapest

Your Packing List for Budapest

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Budapest and Hungary.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Budapest Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Budapest, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
87 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$94 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Budapest
Gaia Guesthouse is the cheapest
19 Party hostels in Budapest
Grandio Party Hostel is the best rated
Most Budapest hostels are located in
District 5, Inner City, District 7
6.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Szolnok (94 Km / 59 mi.)
Siófok (99 Km / 62 mi.)

Travel Tips for Budapest - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Budapest. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Budapest. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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