Budapest has become one of the premier backpacker destinations in Europe. Over the last five years, Budapest has gone from popular to uber-popular spot with hundreds of accommodations popping up and ever increasing crowds. Over 3 million people visited the city last year!
For backpackers, the combination of a party scene, ruin bars (which are awesome), lots of sights, and cheap prices makes it irresistible to visit.
For a small city, all the crowds (don’t go in the summer, it’s too much) means that there are also lots and lots of hostels spread throughout the city. (128 to be exact!)
To make choosing all the hostels you see on Hostelworld easier, I’ve selected the best hostels in Budapest that I’ve stayed in from all my years visiting the city:
11 Best Hostels in Budapest
1. Vitae Hostel
This small hostel is designed to get everyone out and socializing. The rooms are basic with metal framed beds and decent enough beds and pillows. But where this place shines is with the activities. The staff is very welcoming and tries to get everyone involved in all the nightly activities. There are nightly drinking games, three common rooms, a TV, and a pool table. You will definitely make friends here! Don’t miss the Thursday night boat party – it’s a tremendous time.
Beds from 1,800 HUF/6 USD.