Maverick City Lodge Budapest - Palenka Wine Tasting & Minimalist Style

Maverick City Lodge Budapest – Minimalist Style by Budapest’s Famous Interior Designer

The Maverick City Lodge in Budapest is a modern design Hostel. The many luxury amenities including many social events are the ones of a 5 Star Hostel. Maverick City Lodge is located in the heart of Budapest close to plenty of restaurants, cafés and monuments. This makes it very convenient to come and go! The 5 Star Hostel welcomes guests of all ages, making it a friendly and social spot in an easy-going environment.

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And as you may asking yourself if this hostel is a party spot, well no! However, if you feel like party, you can join a fun backpacker pub crawls in Budapest leaving from the hostel.

We go into detail in our guide to 17 fun things to do in Budapest.

This way the Maverick City Lodge combines the chill-out vibes inside a hostel, and gives the party animals what they want as well! Well done!

Maverick City Lodge is in the middle of the Budapest Soho. It has a modern design, with improved comfort and quality, 40% dorms and 60% privates.

UPDATE: The Maverick Hostel Budapest is now as well a 5-Star-rated hostel.

It is the brother-hostel of the City Lodge. We wrote up a full review here as well.

We even compared all the best hostels in Budapest in one big guide.

Typical Hungarian Design in the lounge of Maverick City Lodge

Maverick City Lodge Budapest - Palenka Wine Tasting & Minimalist Style

Before we kick-off, what is the the main different between the three 5 Star Hostels in Budapest.

Here’s the difference:

  • Maverick Hostel & Ensuites has a very unique building, super downtown location , pub crawl, wine tastings and other fun activities. Perfect for solo-traveller wanting to meet people. It has 30% dorms and 70% private rooms.
  • Maverick City Lodge is in the middle of the Budapest Soho. It has a modern design, with improved comfort and quality, 40% dorms and 60% privates. Perfect for female solo-traveller!
  • Maverick Student Lodge is brand new! Here about 75% is dorm and 25% private. It has a cool pub area together with its lobby. Best hostel in Budapest for backpackers and groups!

How to choose?

If I were you, compare prices for all 3 hostels on their official website, and see what room/ dorm is available for your dates. Personally, I think Maverick City Lodge has the best location.

Maverick City Lodge in Budapest in review

Let’s get into the details. Here is the Maverick City Lodge Review, a superb accommodation and your new home in Budapest.

You can rent your bike directly with the hostels partner for bike rentals next door and explore Budapest in no time.

This is especially recommended by us.

We think it is the best way to discover the whole beauty of the Hungarian capital.

After a long day of discovering Budapest’s hidden gems, you can join one of the several events organized by the team e.g. Palenka Wine Tasting.

You are already thinking about it, right?!

Girls Only! The girls dorm at Maverick City Lodge Budapest

1. Locally managed & Bike Rental Service

The hostel is completely locally managed.

When they build their unique hostel, they were working together with the famous Hungarian interior designer Dóra Fónagy and the Hungarian company Defo Labor.

This way they made sure they get the right mix between a new contemporary look with Hungarian influence.

Check out the Event Black Board in the lounge at Maverick City Lodge

If you are wondering what’s the best way to explore the city, Maverick City Lodge has a great idea we at Hostelgeeks agree with: Ride the city!

The hostel has a local partner for bicycle rental services next to the hostel.

This way you will get a discount when renting a bike.

Smart, right?!

Do you want a private room? This is one of the Double Rooms at Maverick City Lodge

2. Minimalist Style in Hungarian Design

Maverick City Lodge is a true design hostel, designed by the famous Hungarian interior designer Dóra Fónagy and the company Defo Labor.

The hostel has kept with a modern minimalist style.

Young Hungarian designers helped to decorate the Lodge and they used a lot of Hungarian design elements such as lamps by AdamLamp, hangers, sofas, pouffes all over the place to keep the place authentic and local.

All the rooms have custom-made furniture designed by Defo Labor, and the dormitories boast unique sleeping compartments.

All the rooms have custom-made furniture designed by Defo Labor and the dormitories boast unique sleeping compartments. Additionally, the hostel also has its own Apartments.

Have a look at their Maverick Apartments Budapest.

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Let us have a look on how the rooms look like…

Maverick City Lodge BudapestThe bunk beds at Maverick City Lodge are pod-styled, equipped with curtains.

Comfy dorm with sleep boxes at Maverick City Lodge

3. All Characteristics of an outstanding Hostel

… plus the attention to detail!

The Maverick City Lodge combines many unique elements which leads to a homely and charming accommodation.

Modern design with its Hungarian influence, the great location right in the alive heart of Budapest, and very friendly & helpful staff – the combination of all these characteristics make Maverick City Lodge a 5 Star Hostel we are proud to share with you.

Another interesting and lovely part is the effort they do to engage people.

The organized events are all about their culture, to let you taste and experience the Hungarian cuisine, and life-style!

Last point we like to mention is the love & attention to the detail at this hostel.

You can tell that Maverick City Lodge was built and is running by heart and passion.

The small notes in the kitchen where travelers leave their analog reviews behind are now dominating the whole wall, the hostel staff bought a selfie-stick so they can take group photos with the clients, and share it with them.

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4. A social get-together Spot – the vibes

For Budapest it is especially important to mention that Maverick City Lodge is not a Party Hostel!

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There are guests of all ages, and the hostel creates lots of opportunities for guests to socialize and to get to know each other and the hostel team itself as well.

Therefore they organize free Hungarian wine and Palinka tasting 3 times a week.

And if you want to get to know the Budapest nightlife, the hostel organizes a free pub crawl twice a week!

Maverick City Lodge also offers free tours in Budapest

So whether you want to stay in for the night and enjoy the hostels vibes, you are always invited to do so.

If you feel like rocking Budapest, join the party crowd!

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Free WiFi, of course!

5. 100% local tips by the great Staff

What is a design hostel without good staff?

For Maverick City Lodge, friendly and informative staff is the most important element of a good hostel.

As such they put a lot of effort into this service to get better and better.

No wonder the staff receives great ratings for their friendliness through the major booking websites.

Another advantage we love: You will also get 100% local tips from the staff.

Just ask for the best

  • parks
  • museums
  • bars
  • cafés around

and discover Budapest in its full local beauty.

The team knows the city like the back of their hand.

A stylish hallway in a stylish Hostel

The fully equipped kitchen. What do you wanna cook today?

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How to book Maverick City Lodge?

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