Top hostesls in Budapest
Central Europe,  Hungary

Best hostels in Budapest/Hungary

Who has ever been to Budapest in Hungary was probably surprised as much as I was with its beauty. This is a really fantastic city with a lot of possibilities on how to spend the time!

That time I was traveling with my friend. After returning back we have calculated the total costs and found out this was one of the cheapest weekends we have spent! We have traveled by train from Prague, which took 6 hours very convenient hours, spends reading and watching the landscape of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

If you are a wellness lover, you would probably appreciate the famous Thermals in Budapest – Széchenyi. Also, you can try Hungary cuisine or just visit some of the fancy Italian restaurants, which you can find plenty in the city center. The same is valid for great cafés in the city center.

We have been in Budapest at the start of December to see Christmas markets – there were surprisingly not many foreigners at this time of the year, but the Christmas markets were nice and fulfilled nicely the advent atmosphere. If you want to avoid crowded Budapest, we definitely recommend the end of November and the start of December to achieve it!

After we crossed the famous chain bridge and pass the seat of the president, we have discovered “Ice Palace”, which is actually known as the “Fishing Bastion” due to it is placed in the former fishing market. What a place! With a fantastic view of the Parliament houses and all over the whole city of Budapest!

We stayed in the hostel (Friend hostels and Apartments) near Oktogon and I have to say it was a fantastic place to stay! Not only the hostel itself but around us were so many restaurants, cafés and the main street leads us to St. Stephen’s Basilica  – another beautiful monument and famous symbol of Budapest.


#1 Friends Hostel & Apartments


Friends Hostel & Apartments Budapest

Situated in the center of Budapest, near Opera House, close to Oktogon and great restaurants and cafés. There is a 24-hours reception, free Wi-fi, flat-screen TV, X-box game console available.

There are family rooms, mixed dorms as well as double private rooms in the old traditional Budapest building to be chosen from.

Due to my personal experience, I recommend this property due to its cleanness, friendly staff and its location within the city center reachable easily by bus and metro from the train station as well as from the airport.

#2 Hostel One Budapest


Hostel One Budapest

Situated in the heart of Budapest, near shops and restaurants, close to all important tourist sights. St. Stephen’s Basilica is 600 m from the hostel. There is free wi-fi provided in all areas and computers are available in the lobby. Each guest has the locker at their disposal, bed linen is provided, bathroom and toilet facilities are shared.

There is also a bar available, this property is evaluated very well by former visitors due to friendly staff and due to it is very suitable for solo travelers as this property offers daily and evening activities and common areas encourage visitors to socialize. There is also a shared kitchen for guests and 24 hours reception desk.

#3 Central Market Hall Zen Hostel


Central market Hall Zen hostel

This hostel is situated close to the Central Market Hall and 1 km from Gellert Thermal Baths. If you decide to enjoy thermal baths and buy some great Hungarian food in the market hall, this property is a great choice!

This hostel offer dormitory rooms as well – mixed and female dorms, even offers a terrace you can socialize during sunny days. It is not a party hostel, but if you have decided to meet interesting people, former customers recommend this property. They also appreciate the old-fashioned building, friendly atmosphere and clean rooms.

#4 Avenue Hostel


Avenue hostel

This hostel, opened in 2014, is situated directly at the Andrassy Avenue in the heart of Budapest. Offers free wi-fi, shared kitchen and snack bar. Tram and metro are to be reached within 2 minutes from the property.

Some rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, some have only shared bathrooms, the guests could choose from a lot of different dorms, rooms, apartments, and studios. Former guests appreciate the location, friendly staff, breakfast, and cleanness.

#5 Metropolis Hostel


Metropolis Hostel

This hostel is situated near the central train station, close to public transport to the city center. The property offer lockers, luggage storage, shared kitchen, free wi-fi. There is plenty of different rooms available – dorms, private rooms, apartments.

Former visitors also appreciate cleanness, spacious rooms, location, and friendly staff. This property is evaluated very well on average. The design is bright and colored.

best hostels in Budapest

Budapest is a great city with a lot of possibilities on how to spend the time in it. Whether you choose those or another hostel, they all are situated in the city center, nearby all the important places like St.Stephen Basilica, Parliament Houses, Thermal Baths, Chaine Bridge.

I personally recommend visiting Budapest during not so crowded months as e.g. before Christmas or in earlier spring. Spending the time in some cozy café has magic, or spending time in some of the thermal baths is the kind of experience you can really enjoy in the capital city of Hungary.



    i actually have never been to budapest but this review has given me reason to visit budapest probably for a vacation. you have mentioned a number of good hotels. the Central Market Hall Zen Hostel caught my attention All rooms in the hostel are equipped with a kettle. The units at Central Market Hall Zen Hostel come with a seating area. this is a great post

    • Renata

      Budapest is definitely worth to visit, so I recommend it to you! The Central Market is really a great place to visit, especially before Christmas – I have felt like in Harry Potter, to be honest:). And very close to this property is also a nice park with a view of the entire city. So, your choice is great and I wish you a great time during visiting Budapest! Have a great time!
      Bye Renata

  • Feji ben

    Hello there thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me I have always wanted to go Hungary and my main target has always been Budapest because I heard alot about that place and the exciting sites to visit,thanks alot because my plans has been complete and I think I would go with Hostel One Budapest

    • Renata

      Hello Ben!
      Budapest is great – I was so surprised when visiting this city, how modern, pleasant and friendly this city is – there is a lot of new cafés, bars, and restaurants. Also, it is great for shopping. The best part is it is not so expensive as other European cities so this is a great plus as well. Flight tickets are sometimes quite cheap so it could be a really good trip for a great price. Hopefully, my list helps you to find some great accomodation and enjoy your trip in Budapest! Thank you for visiting our website! Bye Renata

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