The Best Hostels for Solo-Travelers in Budapest

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Budapest is a dynamic city with a backpacker atmosphere and an energetic nightlife. With over 100 hostels to choose from it can be hard when trying to decide which hostel you’re going to stay at

Each hostel offers a different atmosphere, activities, standard of cleanliness and size of hostel. One of the first things you have to decide when choosing your hostel in Budapest is whether you want to stay somewhere that allows you to party 24/7 or somewhere more relaxed that still offers different night time and group activities.


Avenue Hostel

Avenue Hostel situated at Oktogon is well connected to tram and metro lines. This hostel has many different activities on offer such as free dinners, breakfasts, quiz nights, drinking games, Bingo Bar Crawl and Boat Parties multiple times a week. With so many different activities on offer this hostels greatest attribute is its socially dynamic atmosphere. Avenue is a clean hostel that is great for students with its affordable prices, different room options and fully equipped kitchens. This hostel is a great choice for any traveller that is looking for a tidy hostel with the option of partying or staying in and meeting other guests.

Adagio 2.0

Adagio Hostel (2.0 Basilica) is excellently located in the heart of the city along the main boulevard. Making this hostel a great place to start exploring the city. Each dorm bed is provided with a privacy curtain and bedside power socket for added comfort. In the fully equipped kitchens and common rooms you will find other guests to socialise with. This hostel is not considered a party hostel however the staff will help you choose from many different nighttime activities such as: Pub Crawls, Boat Parties and advice on different nightclubs around Budapest.

Retox Party Hostel

Retox Party Hostel is one of the most famous party hostels in Europe. They offer a range of different drinking and party activities everyday. The hostel staff always interact with guests and you can find them spending their time in the Retox bar downstairs. If you are looking to have full 10 hour sleeps whilst in Budapest then it’s best to choose a quieter hostel. However If you are a girl or guy that loves to party and believes that the night doesn’t end till sunrise then this is the hostel for you. You will finish your stay at this hostel with the new skill of Strawpedoing - a way to finish a Bacardi Breezer in under two seconds. If you're here on a Sunday night, don't miss their world famous jager train (you have to see it to believe it). All in all - this place is wild, and although you might not remember everything that you did, you'll make friends that will last a lifetime. 

Big Fish Hostel

The small Big Fish Hostel has a very friendly set of staff that are knowledgeable on what to do in Budapest. It is situated just 1 minute walk from a supermarket and a main tram line. This hostel has a fully equipped kitchen which is perfect for meeting other guests. It also offers clean and tidy dorm rooms with lockers available to store your belongings. Big Fish Hostel has a 24 hour reception making it a very safe hostel to stay at. Its homely vibe and chilled out atmosphere make this hostel a perfect place for a traveller who is looking for a less intense party scene. It feels more like staying in a friends flat than being in a hostel or hotel! 

Hostel One

Hostel One Budapest is located centrally making it a great starting point to see Budapest by foot for the day. The affordably priced bar downstairs is a great place to socialise with other guests and find out which event is happening that night. They've recently opened another location, Hostel One Basilica which is right in Deak Square. You can see the ferris wheel from the common room window and can walk to pretty much every major sight in the city. The staff are extremely helpful and start drinking games in the early evening before later on taking you out on one of their many Pub Crawls or Boat Parties. Inside the hostel you can also find a kitchen and a chill out room where you can meet other guests. Alongside the nighttime and daytime activities they have on offer, they have free family dinners for all guests. Hostel One has an incredibly social atmosphere and a great team of friendly and fun staff to help with all of your needs.

Carpe Noctem Original

Carpe Noctem OG has a relaxed and family like atmosphere, and it has been voted the number 1 hostel in Hungary several times over the past 10 years. It still offers a range of different choices for a great night out, whilst providing a clean and quiet living space. With its cozy common room and kitchen - where family dinners are offered - you come as a guest but leave as a friend. The staff are always willing to go that extra mile for their guests and with its smaller size this really is a great place for a solo traveller to come for a more intimate experience. It also holds close relations with other Budapest Party Hostels, so you will find that you will end up parting alongside like minded travellers.

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