Saturday, 28 Mar 2020

Time for a Buda-party! The best party hostels in Budapest for every wild traveller

What is a Budapest party hostel?

When you hear about the best party cities in the world, Budapest is at least on the list, if not topping it. Home to the famous ruin bars (abandoned spaces turned into trendy drinking spots), epic Sziget Festival and thermal bath parties, Budapest will show you a great night out no matter where you end up, even if that’s an early morning pizza joint. Lucky for us backpackers, the best party hostels in Budapest are tailored to giving you the best nightlife experience while you stay there. Think bar crawls, drink deals, club nights, boat parties and even shot trains (but honestly, in Budapest the list is endless)! So, are you prepared for the legends that are Budapest’s party hostels?

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  1. Overall best party hostels in Budapest
  2. Best cheap party hostels in Budapest
  3. Best party hostels in Budapest for solo travellers
  4. Best of the rest party hostels in Budapest

Overall best party hostels in Budapest

  1. Retox Party Hostel – overall best party hostel in Budapest
  2. The Hive Party Hostel Budapest – best party hostel in Budapest close to nightlife
  3. Grandio Party Hostelbest party hostel in Budapest with a bar

Best cheap party hostels in Budapest

There seems to be a trend – Budapest’s best party hostels are often the cheapest. It shows that you don’t need luxury accommodation to have a killer time! Check out the best cheap party hostels in Budapest below, but be warned, there’s no going back…

Grandio Party Hostel

best party hostels budapest, people drinking in Grandio Party Hostel garden

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When people think of the ultimate party hostel in Budapest, Grandio is definitely up there at the top. Their motto is ‘sleeping is overrated’ after all! Every night there’s a different party; be prepared for all-you-can-drink party boats, costume parties, pub crawls and open mic nights. The hostel has a massive courtyard with a very cheap bar, stocked with all your festive faves. The vibe here can vary from a chill afternoon drink to a full-blown festivity, so you’re always in for a surprise. Either start the party here, or spend the whole night (and next morning). What’s even better is that a stay here is dirt cheap, so more money for drinks!

Hostel highlights:

  • Nightly activities
  • Bar and restaurant
  • 10 minute walk to the best bars and clubs
  • Massive courtyard

? Address: Nagy Diofa Utca 8

? Neighbourhood: District 7/Erzsébetváros

? Nearest station: Blaha Lujza ter

Book your stay at Grandio Party Hostel now!

The Hive Party Hostel Budapest

best party hostels budapest, dorm room in the hive hostel

You’ve probably heard all the buzz, The Hive is one of the best party hostels in Budapest! Kitted out with their very own on-site ruin bar and rooftop bar, you’ll find that the party is right inside its walls. Join the other busy hostel bees at daily activities like adventure caving, thermal spa days, party boats and pub crawls. The hostel bunks are spacious and stylish, so you’ll find it extra hard to get up in the morning, after dancing the night away at The Hive’s nightclub. If that’s not enough, you’re surrounded by Budapest’s best bars, with the famous ruin bar Szimpla Kert a 5-minute walk away. Need a big meal to soak up last night’s mistakes? The hostel can cook you up a feast at their restaurant. Hurry up and buzz off to The Hive!

Hostel highlights:

  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Nightclub
  • Rooftop bar and ruin bar
  • Common room
  • Airport transfers
  • Nightly activities
  • Minutes from many famous bars and clubs

? Address: Dob utca 19

? Neighbourhood: District 7/Erzsébetváros

? Nearest station: Blaha Lujza ter

Book your stay at The Hive Party Hostel Budapest now!

Island Hostel Budapest

best party hostels budapest, table football in common area at Island Hostel Budapest

If you want a unique experience of Budapest, then think about staying at this hostel on Margaret Island nestled on the Danube River between Buda and Pest. In the daytime, explore the island on a bike or even via electric scooter, which you can rent from the hostel. Chill on their large terrace that overlooks the Danube River and the parklands on the Island, with a cocktail in hand. In summer, enjoy a tasty burger from their restaurant and a puff of shisha to take you into the night. If a relaxed party with no pressure is your idea of fun, then this ultra-cheap hostel is the winner!

Hostel highlights:

  • Terrace with BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Seasonal bar and restaurant
  • Common room
  • Airport transfers

? Address: 1138 Budapest

? Neighbourhood: 1138 Budapest Margitsziget Sirály Csónakház

Book your stay at Island Hostel Budapest now!

Retox Party Hostel

best party hostels in budapest, bar area at retox party hostel

Two words: shot train. This hostel is home to the famous Jager train of Budapest, and if that alone doesn’t sound like a wild night than we’re not sure what does. Here you can get to know other party-goers during happy hour at the courtyard bar, or just chill out over some video games. The hostel is in an ideal location, just a short 3-minute walk to ‘Budapest’s Broadway,’ where you’ll find great bars and attractions like Hungary’s State Opera House. When the sun sets this place really lights up, and you can take part in some of their nightly activities like pub crawls, open mic nights and the Alcoholympics (for the die-hards)! Lucky for you they don’t have check out times, so you can ride that hungover self-hatred right into the afternoon.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Common room
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Airport transfers
  • Nightly activities
  • Happy hour

? Address: O utca 41

? Neighbourhood: Terézváros

? Nearest station: Oktogon

Book your stay at Retox Party Hostel now!

Best party hostels in Budapest for solo travellers

Solo travellers are in for a treat at the best party hostels in Budapest. Surrounded by a brilliant social scene and nightlife for days, you’ll be making friends as soon as you step through the hostel door.

Hostel One Budapest

best party hostels budapest, bar area at Hostel One Budapest

While promising parties and pub crawls every night, you’ll take comfort in the fact that you can have a social time without staying in a hardcore party hostel. Which is great when you really need a good night’s sleep! Located in the 7th district, you can get to know this city on foot, as Fisherman’s Bastion is only a 30-minute walk and there are loads of bars minutes from the hostel. Hostel One offer free walking tours every day, as well as free nightly dinners so you can get to know your hostel mates sober. Then head off into the night on their pub crawls or nightly parties, who knows where it will take you!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tours
  • Common room
  • Bar
  • Backpack storage
  • Nightly activities

? Address: Rumbach Sebestyen utca 6

? Neighbourhood: District 7/ Terézváros

? Nearest station: Astoria

Book your stay at Hostel One Budapest now!

Wombats City Hostel Budapest

best party hostels in budapest, backpackers at wombats city hostel budapest reception

Free and alcohol – two words that together create the perfect combination for rowdy backpackers, earning Wombats a well-deserved place in the ranks of the best party hostels in Budapest. At Wombats, you’ll be welcomed with a free drink to get the party started, before kicking off the night at the WomBAR for happy hour and a bit of a boogie, then hitting the best bars and clubs directly outside the hostel door. If you need a break from Budapest’s nightlife, stay in for one of their movie nights with free pasta, where you can socialise with other solo travellers. When you’re ready to explore the cultural side of Budapest, walk just 5 minutes to the Opera metro stop that will take you around the city to places like the Museum of Fine Arts.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free pasta
  • Common room
  • Bar
  • Backpack storage

? Address: Kiraly utca 20

? Neighbourhood: District 7/Erzsébetváros

? Nearest stations: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky ut & Opera

Book your stay at Wombats City Hostel Budapest now!

Vitae Hostel

best party hostels in budapest, dorm room at vitae hostel

Feel at home at this hybrid party and social hostel, where your hostel buds will be like family (that you’ll want to get drunk with). The hostel has nightly family dinners and pub crawls, a games room and a mini cinema. Take advantage of their many activities, including open mic nights, wine classes and joint hostel parties. Cute! If you’ve been on the road for a while, or just want a smaller party environment, this might just be the perfect fit. It’s super close to the House of Terror Museum and the famous ruin bar Szimpla Kert!

Hostel highlights:

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Games room
  • Steam room
  • Airport transfers
  • Nightly activities
  • Minutes from famous bars

? Address: Erzsebet korut 50

? Neighbourhood: District 7/ Terézváros

? Nearest station: Oktogon

Book your stay at Vitae Hostel now!

Best of the rest party hostels in Budapest

There are so many awesome party hostels in Budapest that we can’t resist mentioning a few more!

Meander Hostel

best party hostels in budapest, common area at Meander Hostel

While more a social hostel than a party one, you’ll still definitely find a party vibe. If you’re keen for a wild time in Budapest while still getting a restful sleep, then Meander is the answer. The staff are keen to help you to see and do as much in Budapest as possible and will give you the rundown on the must visit spots. But night is when this place comes alive – join in on their nightly family dinners where you can socialise with other guests, and then take part in one of their many pub crawls, joint hostel parties, or champagne boat parties. Their on-site bar also has karaoke nights and €1 pints. Good luck to you if you manage to out-drink the staff on a night out!

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Airport transfers
  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Games room
  • Nightly activities

? Address: Ó Utca 37

? Neighbourhood: Terézváros

? Nearest station: Oktogon

Book your stay at Meander Hostel now!

Avenue Hostel

best party hostels in budapest, dorm room at Avenue Hostel

Chic meets fun at this Budapest party hostel. Being in the perfect location, you’ve got the best bars and restaurants only a few steps away. If you need some culture in between the drinking, the Hungarian National Museum is a 20-minute walk. When the day is done, have a bevvie or ten at the hostel bar before taking the town by storm. They’ve got you covered for the next day’s hangover, with spa trips and yoga classes, and hey, pub crawls – since hair of the dog is the best hangover cure! Did we mention free breakfast too?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Café and bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily/nightly activities

? Address: Oktogon tér 4

? Neighbourhood: Oktogon

? Nearest station: Terézváros

Book your stay at Avenue Hostel now!

Meininger Budapest Great Market Hall

best party hostels in budapest, private room in Meininger Budapest Great Market Hall

You’ll never get drunk-hungry at Meininger’s Budapest hostel, because it’s right next to the famous Great Market Hall! Try every kind of Hungarian cuisine that you could ever think of (and that you’ve never heard of) here. This massive hostel is in a super convenient location, within walking distance to Pest’s centre. Plus, there are heaps of social spaces, a games room and a bar for you to socialise with other guests before hitting the ruin bars and walking across the Danube River at night.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Backpack storage
  • Terrace

? Address: Csarnok ter 2

? Neighbourhood: Belso Ferencvaros

? Nearest station: Fovam ter

Book your stay at Meininger Budapest Great Market Hall now!

 

We might have got a bit tipsy just writing this, so imagine actually going there! This list of the best party hostels in Budapest will have you unleashing your wild side when visiting this incredibly fun city. In a lot of cases, you won’t even have to leave the hostel for one hell of a night.

Have you stayed at any of these party hostels? What did you think? Share your thoughts below.

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