The Top 5 of the Best Party Hostels in Budapest [May 2024]

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    By Bella C.

Budapest, the Hungarian Capital, is famous for its distinctive architecture, countless thermal baths, and its Austrian heritage with plenty of beautiful monuments dotted around the city and along the Danube river.

Some will remember Budapest as a party epicentre in eastern Europe, home of some of the best and wildest party hostels in Europe. The rich and lively nightlife keeps on giving and stand up to its reputation years after years.

You will also be spoiled for choice when it comes to bars with the so-called "Ruin Bars" unique to Budapest, with Szimpla kert being the most prominent among tourists, don't worry about clubs either, there will be plenty to choose from. If partying at night is not enough, we recommend you to stay at some of these party hostel for 24h-a-day party. You have been warned. Continue to read to discover our top 4 of the best party hostels in Budapest.


Retox Party Hostel [CLOSED]


Retox Party Hostel and Jäger Train


IN THE TOP 10 OF THE BEST PARTY HOSTEL IN EUROPE. Retox will tell you right off the bat that they are a party hostel. If you are looking for long and uninterrupted night of sleep, stir clear from this hostel, as it gets wild quickly If you are looking to get a good nights sleep you best keep looking elsewhere.

Retox is home of the infamous Jager train, seeing it is believing. A unique experience for sure. 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) in the court yard! The party district (District 7) is nearby, so you don't have to worry about walking long distances to find your bed.

The hostel has its own bar on site, so anyone from another hostel can walk-in and enjoy the party. Maybe a great compromise for some.

  • Location: Budapest, Ó u. 41, 1066 Hungary
  • Prices: 14-bed Dorm from $14
  • Notorious club nearby: Ötkert, Akvárium Klub
  • Cool Bars nearby: Anker't, House Bar & Kitchen
  • Age group: 18-35 (No Restriction)


Hive Party Hostel


Hive Party Hostel and People drinking on the Dancefloor


The Hive is a modern version of Retox, nicely decorated, well maintained and comfortable with all sought-after amenities. The hostel is fitted with their very own on-site ruin bar with a large dancefloor accessible to anyone, but also a rooftop bar usually only accessible to guests.

The hostel is ideally located in the heart of District 7 (The party district), home of Budapest's best bars, with the famous ruin bar Szimpla Kert a 5-minute walk away, and the infamous 5-room Instant nightclub. Just like other hostels, the staff organise a variety of activities for guests including pub crawls, sightseeing tours, and party boat cruises.

  • Location: Budapest, Dob u. 19, 1074 Hungary
  • Prices: 10-bed Dorm from $10/night
  • Notorious club nearby: Instant, Doboz
  • Cool Bars nearby: Szimpla Kert, Anker't, 360 Bar
  • Age group: 18-30 (No Restriction)


Wombat Party Hostel


Wombat Party Hostel and the bar


Wombat is another modern hostel in budapest, part of a bigger hostel chain expanding through out europe, a few steps from a popular to the bar alley located in the buzzing district 7.We liked the free drink on arrival and the on-site bar called Wombar ideal to mix and meet with fellow travellers. It is good compromise between social life and comfort.

  • Location: Budapest, Király u. 20, 1061 Hungary
  • Prices: 8-bed Dorm from $14/night
  • Notorious club nearby: Instant, Doboz
  • Cool Bars nearby: Szimpla Kert, Anker't, 360 Bar
  • Age group: 18-30 (No Restriction)


Grandio Party Hostel


Grandio Party Hostel and the Courtyard


Grandio is another party hostel that stands out from the rest. Its massive courtyard is definitely a great asset for backpackers willing to gather around the fire pit for a barbecue or just to play drinking games well into the night.

The hostel is not the most modern out there, it kind of has a hippie vibe to it, with multi-colored walls and old-fashioned furnitures.

Just like its competitors, The staff willingly head out with guests every night for pub crawls, costume parties, party boats, spa parties, and more. There are open mic nights and karaoke as well. Daytime activities including barbecues in the courtyard, hanging out by the fire pit, and drinking games. There are also organized trips to the thermal baths, adventure caving, paintball, and more during the day.

  • Location: Budapest, Nagy Diófa u. 8, 1072 Hungary
  • Prices: 16-bed Dorm from $12/night
  • Notorious club nearby: Instant, Doboz
  • Cool Bars nearby: Szimpla Kert, Anker't
  • Age group: 18-35 (No Restriction)


Carpe Noctum Original Hostel


Carpe Noctum Original Party Hostel and the dorms


Carpe Noctem ('seize the night', in Latin) is probably not as crazy as the aforementioned hostels as it is smaller and can only accommodate a few guests. Ideal if you are already too old for a full-on party and looking for a compromise between a party and a good night sleep. This hostel is one of the best rated hostels in Budapest, so it is definitely worth a shot.
  • Location: Budapest, Szobi Utca 5, 3rd Floor, Door 8A, 1067 Hungary
  • Prices: 8-bed Dorm from $17/night
  • Notorious club nearby: Morrison 's 2
  • Cool Bars nearby:Anker't, 360 Bar
  • Age group: 18-35 (Max 36)

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