Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 7€ up to 15€ per night. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays or special events like Sziget festival.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Budapest Tourism Tax: Travellers in Budapest pay around a 4% tax of the total price. This tax is usually not included in the price and can differ slightly depending on the district of Budapest.
Sziget festival: When planning to visit the famous Sziget festival, make sure you make your booking as early as possible. The city is packed at that time!
Party Hostels in Budapest: The nightlife is big in Budapest, let us tell you that. You will find endless number of clubs and super cool bars. No surprise, there is many epic party hostels. We included all the best party hostels in Budapest in this guide.
It can be tempting to opt for the cheap places to stay in and only look for a Budapest cheap stay.
Keep in mind a bad location – or seemingly cheap areas to stay in – are often away from the city centre and top sights.
Yet if you are set on finding budget accommodation in Budapest it’s possible.
There are of course cheap hostels in Budapest, so forget the best hotels in Budapest!
What are the best budget places to stay in Budapest Hungary? Here’s how to find them:
Open Hostelworld with full list of where to stay in Budapest on a budget (+ Budapest hostel reviews)
Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Okay, now we gave you this epic list of budget Budapest accommodation. If you where wondering where to stay in Budapest on a budget, you made it.
What about any extra discounts or promo codes?
Well, that is quite embarrassing but at the moment we have no special hostel discounts in Budapest. We know, it’s a pity. We are working on getting promo codes for Maverick Hostel Budapest, and all the other cool hostels in Budapest.
Here’s an idea: Subscribe to our newsletter and we send you over our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox. That includes discounts for Budapest and all the other major destinations.
Budapest is affordable for the budget backpacker. A hostel dorm room costs from 7€ up to 15€ – nice!
Public transport, such as trams, is frequent and affordable. Obviously is you stay central you can save even more money.
Which is better Budapest or Amsterdam?
Wow, tough question. It really depends on what kind of traveller you are.
To help you decide, we suggest having a read of our EPIC guide to the best hostels in Amsterdam. It includes insider tips and tricks.
Both cities have an epic nightlife, so there is no doubt about that. As a budget traveler, you will enjoy Budapest more as it is much cheaper than Amsterdam.
Amsterdam on the other hand has the coffee shops, the red-light district to explore and this ambiance of freedom and liberty. Personally, I would check the prices of transport to get there. When you are backpacking Europe, then I absolutely recommend putting both Amsterdam and Budapest on your bucket list.
What are the most central districts in Budapest?
Each area in Budapest is represented by roman numerals. The most central areas include Inner City and district one, five, six, seven and eight. Refer to the map for more details. Maverick City Lodge has the best hostel location in Budapest, in our opinion.
More Guides around Budapest
Budapest is awesome, it really is. Once you explored the Hungarian capital, it is time to move on.
Here is a list of great destinations we love near Budapest: