Backpacking Europe: the best hostels in Budapest, Hungary

Are you looking for cheap accommodation in Budapest? When touring different countries in Europe, the varied choice of hostels available helps travellers not only to save a considerable amount of money but also to meet up with international backpackers they can share their travel experience with. As a matter of fact, when travellers choose a hostel as their accommodation, paying the lowest nightly rate possible does not necessarily have to be their primary aim: the chance to meet people from different parts of the world and spend time with them while discovering new places and learning about them is something much more valuable than money.

In Hungary, exploring the city and visiting landmarks like the Buda Castle, Chain Bridge or the Hungarian National Museum are just some of the activities you will get the chance to enrol in with your old and new friends. Our recommended hostels in Budapest feature basic amenities like free WiFi and lockers in their shared dormitories, and are located about 17 kilometres from the airport. Read below to find out more.

One Basilica Hostel in Budapest

This backpacker hostel in Budapest, Hungary, takes its name from its proximity to the popular Stephen’s Basilica, and stands close to several metro stations, which can be reached on foot. The reception in this establishment stays open round the clock and gatherings are frequently held in the shared lounge and kitchen, as well as complimentary dinners for guests.

The One Basilica hostel offers both mixed and female-only dormitories, their capacity ranging from 4 to 14 people in individual or bunk beds. Rooms are cleaned on a daily basis, and you will be entitled to use the WiFi network at no extra charge and store your valuables in a safe so that you can roam the city without any concerns. There are several supermarkets and restaurants in the vicinity, and it just takes a stroll to get to the Danube River and the Gellert Thermal Baths.

Cheap accommodation in Budapest: the Central Backpack King Hostel

This establishment is particularly recommended to those who love Christmas markets, as it lies within short walking distance to their location every year, as well as to other street events. Travellers can get around town easily since it stands close to several metro stations, as well as enjoy the shared TV lounge, the personal lockers and the complimentary WiFi access.

The Central Backpack King Hostel in Budapest is ideal for groups as you can either opt to stay in a twin or quadruple room with your friends or family, or share a larger dormitory with more people from other countries. The Hungarian Parliament Building is less than 1 kilometre away.

The Essential Hostel in Budapest, Hungary

This accommodation is situated in a quiet zone in the heart of the city, and gives guests the opportunity to use their shuttle service from and to Budapest airport for a surcharge. Both private rooms and beds in shared dormitories are available, the first being equipped with en suite bathrooms. You will also be entitled to use the communal kitchen and the lounge.

Other amenities of this affordable hostel in Budapest include WiFi access at no extra cost, central heating, daily maid service, luggage storage, lockers and laundry service. What you will get is really good value for money in a unique setting close to the Danube River and a in privileged residential area. Whether you travel solo, with your partner or in a group, choosing this establishment will enable you to commute to the main landmarks in the Hungarian capital having all your basic needs covered while abroad.

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