If you are planning to go on a European tour, better schedule a stop in Budapest. Hungary’s capital is famous for its bustling nightlife, a gourmet dining revolution, and a number of memorable tourist attractions to visit. If you’re worried about your budget for this stylish city, don’t fret! This city has a lot of budget hostels, it wouldn’t be a problem for you to know where to stay in Budapest. Here are our recommendations for best hostels in Budapest.

Best Hostels in Budapest

Flow Hostel

Flow Hostel

Quick Info:

Room Type: Dorms | Dorms with Private Bathroom | Deluxe Double Room | Quadruple
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Great Market Hall, Hungarian National Museum
Price Range: $13-$67 a night 

This hostel is great for pet owners and those who wish to explore the old town. Flow Hostel offers clean rooms, spacious common rooms and kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. You also have the option to store your luggage at the hostel’s locker upon check-in or after check-out and rent a bike to explore Great Market Hall, Hungarian National Museum and Gellért Thermal Baths. Do check out the hostel’s bulletin board for local events or activities you want to participate during your stay.

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Suite Hostel

Quick Info:

Room Type: Mixed Dorms
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Gellért Thermal Baths, Hungarian National Museum,
Price Range: $8-$13 a night

If you’re traveling solo, consider staying at Suite Hostel, which is just a walk away from Budapest’s top tourist attractions. There is a strong sense of community at this hostel, evident by the helpful staff and the friendly co-guests who’d give you a tip or two to explore Budapest. The mixed dorms and rooms are all non-smoking and come with a daily maid service, fan, and linen. You can also avail the hostel’s laundry service for a fee if you brought in some dirty clothes from a previous trip.

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Red Fox Hostel

Quick Info:

Room Type: Mixed Dorms
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Dohány Street Synagogue, St. Stephen’s Basilica
Price Range: $19-$27 a night

The best thing about Hostel One Budapest is its easy access to the Deák Ferenc Tér stop, which is connected to all 3 city metro, bus and tram lines. If you brought your own car, you can do public parking at a cost. Inside, all rooms and dormitories are functionally furnished, which a personal locker to store your valuables and bed linen. You can get nourishment from the hostel’s bar and the vending machine, or simply walk to a restaurant or pub nearby.

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Budget Hotels in Budapest

Friends Hostel & Apartments

Friends Hostel & Apartments

Quick Info:

Room Type: Twin with Shared Bath | Standard Double with Shared Bath | Twin with Shared or Private Bath | Double Room | Ensuite Deluxe Double | Triple Room with Shared or Private Bath | Comfort Apartment |
WI-FI: Yes
Near: State Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Dohany Street Synagogue
Price Range: $15-$113 a night

Don’t be fooled by the hostel’s run-down facade, as Friends Hostel & Apartments is anything but that. The rooms, apartment units, private lounge, kitchen and shared bathroom are pretty clean, spacious and stylish. The staff manning the 24-hour front desk can help you with public transport concerns and anything you’d like to do in Budapest.  It also has a terrace that provides picturesque city views, and a flat-screen TV-Xbox 360 game console setup to play a round of video game with your friends or fellow guests. Staff at reception were super friendly and happy to help with local advice and public transport queries.

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Downtown Oasis

Quick Info:

Room Type: Double with Shared Bath | Quadruple with Shared or Private Bath | Standard Double with Shower | Twin Room | Quadruple Room
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Dohány street Synagogue, Deák Ferenc Square, Danube Riverbank
Price Range: $127-$139 a night

Downtown Oasis is actually one large flat with private rooms. Promoting itself as a self-catering hostel, guests can rent any of the spacious rooms with a private bathroom with a bathtub. Guests can shop for their food at the supermarket downstairs and prep them at the common kitchen, or avail the hostel’s breakfast for a fee. Majority of Budapest’s popular attractions are just walking distance or accessible via the underground pass, which is 5 minutes away from the hostel.

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Podmaniczky Apartments

Quick Info:

Room Type: Standard Apartment | Studio
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Nyugati Pályaudvar Metro Station, Hungarian Parliament Building
Price Range: $32-$45 a night

Podmaniczky Apartments is a self-catering accommodation located in Budapest, 400 m from the Nyugati Pályaudvar Metro Station and 700 m from the Hungarian Parliament Building. Free WiFi access is available. The property is 900 m from State Opera House and 800 m from St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Wanted to get more than just a place to sleep? A stylish unit at Podmaniczky Apartments will afford you a living room plus seating, and a kitchenette with basic appliances enough to entertain guests or a small party. Podmaniczky Apartments is not located near Budapest’s famous attractions, but the hostel staff can help you set up a commute-friendly local tour with their personal recommendations.

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Mid Range Hotels In Budapest

Tip-Top Apartment

Tip-Top Apartment

Quick Info:

Room Type: One-Bedroom Apartment
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica
Price Range: from $59 a night

Tip-Top Apartment is quite cosy for small groups and families visiting Budapest. The apartment unit is situated on the quiet side of the city center, so there’s less urban noise to deal with. The apartment unit is decked with high standard furnishings and a kitchenette with basic appliances. Guests who have checked in the property are raving about the extremely comfortable bed.

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Apartment Ivory

Quick Info:

Room Type: Apartment
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Matthias Church
Price Range: starting at $47

This apartment unit is quite popular, so do book it in advance. Apartment Ivory is spacious enough for a small group or a family and features a patio that offers city views. Free toiletries, towels and bed linen are already provided for. Host Edit can also assist you with places to visit, and can even provide you with an annotated map to visit Budapest’s popular attractions.

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Flat with Unforgettable View

Quick Info:

Room Type: One-Bedroom Apartment
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Great Market Hall, Hungarian National Museum
Price Range: starting at $64 a night

Another bestseller, this apartment unit is popular for its amazing city views, including the Danube, and its strategic location. Citadella, Great Market Hall, Gellért Thermal Baths, and the Hungarian National Museum are close. There’s a tram that’s just opposite the apartment, a Hop-on-Hop-off bus stop 2 minutes away, and a Metro station 3 minutes away if you prefer to commute. It is also outfitted with towels and bed linen, and a functioning kitchen with basic appliances, including coffee machine.

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Luxury Hostels In Budapest

Hotel Callas House

Hotel Callas House

Quick Info:

Room Type: Superior Double with or without Balcony | Deluxe Double with or without Balcony | Executive Double | Suite with City View | Junior Suite
WI-FI: Yes
Near: State Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Dohany Street Synagogue
Price Range: $101-$295 a night

This hotel is quite exquisite: from the common areas, spacious and stylish rooms fully-furnished with the latest in appliances, down to the “black caviar extract” toiletries. Located just next to the famed State Opera House, you’d definitely feel like a king (or queen) if you chose to stay at this address. Do try to request for room 36, which is a corner room so you can get awesome views of the State Opera House and Andrássy út (Andrassy Avenue).

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Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace

Quick Info:

Room Type: Superior Double | Super Twin | Executive Double | Junior Suite | Corner Suite
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Váci utca shopping street, Danube River, Elisabeth Bridge
Price Range: $206-$454 a night

Fond of shopping? Book a stay at Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace, which is just right near the Váci utca shopping street. A 2013 International Hotel Awardee, this hotel is set in a historic 19th-century palace, and features Asian Colonial-inspired rooms equipped with LED-HD TVs with a multi-media connectivity hub, Nespresso coffee machine and a safe big enough to store your laptop. Don’t miss the glass-roofed Klotild Bar & Lounge at the top for some drinks and the Baalbek restaurant for some fine Levantine, halal cuisine, and its spa facilities.

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Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection

Quick Info:

Room Type: Classic Double | Superior Double | Deluxe Double | Exclusive King or Twin | Junior Suite | Executive Suite
WI-FI: Yes
Near: State Opera and Andrássy Boulevard
Price Range: $174-$744 a night

Another luxury hotel set in an Old World building, the Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection exudes the finest Italian luxury money can afford. Italian furniture and furnishings like Murano chandeliers and silk wallpaper adorn the hotel’s air-conditioned rooms. Do check out the hotel’s full spa facilities, the gilded stucco columns and wonderful frescoes of its in-house New York Café, and the traditional Hungarian cuisine served at the Gault Millau-awardee Salon Fine Dining restaurant. If you don’t feel like walking, there’s a Hop-on Hop-off bus stop just in front of the hotel.

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