Welcome to the gorgeous Maverick Hostel, the best choice for a top hostel in Budapest. We had a closer look around and share with you a genuine review of the Maverick. Anthony Bourdain of the Hungarian capital in a recent episode of Parts Unknown says
“It’s beautiful here. They said that of course, that Budapest is beautiful. But it is in fact almost ludicrously beautiful.”If that doesn’t have you packing your bags for a trip to Budapest, we can tempt you with some of the sights you can see while in the city. We’re talking about fairy tale palaces, charming squares, fascinating museums, spectacular outdoor spas… plenty of ingredients that will keep any glam-packer happy.
The infobox on Maverick Hostel
How to book Maverick Hostel?
Check out the official website of Maverick Hostel. Why? There you can get the lowest prices!
Compare all rates at
Looking for a Lonely Planet for Budapest, Hungary? Here you can find the latest Lonely Planet Guides.
Location advantage and Neighborhood of Maverick Hostel Budapest
Maverick Hostel Budapest is located in the city center. Concretely in Belvaros, part of the historic old town of Pest.
The building itself is a royal mansion. Magnificent beautiful and easy to find.Several cafes, and restaurants, as well as the shopping strip, are nearby.
Most of the city's tourist attractions are within 15 minutes on foot, including the Castle area on the Buda side and the famous ruin pubs too.Maverick Hostel, Hungary, Budapest 1051 Ferenciek tere 2
5 Local Tips for Budapest
We love Budapest for its wide streets, the green parks, and the many hidden squares all over it. Budapest is a great destination for a get-away weekend inside Europe, and no wonder this city hides many secrets and hidden gems. We collected 5 Local Tips for Budapest for you to show the most awesome Spa we enjoyed our time, a restaurant with a creative-hungarian kitchen, a crazy fun bar which turns into a flea market and shopping venue, and 2 more unique tips!
Subscribe to our Geeky Guide for Budapest and we send you right away the 5 local tips for Budapest for free to your email!
Find all our secret city guides here.
All room types at Maverick Hostel
Private Room Types available: Standard Double Room ensuite, up to 5-Bed Private ensuite
Shared Room Types available: 5-Bed Dorm, 10-Bed Dorm
Not sure what room to pick? Here is a full overview of hostel room types.
Guide to hostels
We care about you and your hostel experience. Therefore, we created an ultimate guide to hostels, covering all topics around hosteling.
The best hostels in Europe 2017
Maverick Hostel is also featured in the new eBook, highlighting the 127 best hostels in Europe 2017. It includes 10% discounts to all the greatest hostels. This lets you save more than $340 on accommodation.
(free preview available)
We’ve got another reason to visit Budapest, too – and that’s to stay at the Maverick Hostel Budapest. Located in a renovated royal mansion built by the Hapsburg dynasty, you’ll get the true royal treatment at this exceptional hostel.
We are Hostelgeeks, your shortcut for the most stunning hostels around the world, the 5 Star Hostels. Maverik Hostel is the brother of Maverick City Lodge, which opted for a modern design. If you prefer a more intimate option, Maverick apartments Budapest are your choice.
Have a look at the video, giving you an insight view.
Here you can find all videos of the 5 Star Hostels.
Budapest is a classical city where you can visit castles, astonishing squares, breathtaking venues, and outdoor spas. For many travelers, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Do you need some inspiration?
No problems, download our Budapest city guide, it is free!
Budapest is also very well connected city in central Europe. There are many beautiful places all around. Some suggestions for you:
- Head to Vienna, known for its imperial places. Don’t forget to check out Hostel Ruthensteiner
- Visit the heart of Europe and stay at Mosaic House in Prague
- You prefer to visit East Europe? What about Serbia? Varad Inn Hostel in Novi Sad is a boutique hostel and Café inside a baroque building. Sounds good, right?
We could give you many other ideas, or you can simply check all the 5 Star Hostels around Budapest.
On top of all Maverick Hostel has to offer, it also has an enviable location. You’ll find it just minutes away from the Danube River, along with a spectacular view of the Citadel, Gellért Hill, and Elisabeth Bridge.
It’s tucked away in a neighborhood that dates back to the Middle Ages that today is home to a vibrant scene of culture, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and more.
And you’ll be just 15 minutes away from the city’s major sights (like the castle, Central Market Hall, the Great Jewish Synagogue, and lots of ruin pubs).
Sound good? Well, it gets even better.
Maverick Hostel Budapest is a 5 Star Hostel because…
1. Truly local
One of the best parts about traveling is getting to know locals and the local culture. The staff at the Maverick Hostel Budapest couldn’t make it easier!
Not only is the hostel locally managed, but they also work with local tour operators who they know are doing great things for the city they love.
Don’t forget to stop by the reception area to ask their staff for their top insider tips about things to do in Budapest – they know the city inside and out!
On top of that, the hostel also emphasizes sustainability and Eco-friendliness. They participate in the selective waste collection, meaning they separate out their trash based on type so it can be appropriately reused and recycled.
Oh, and one last thing – they’re also pet-friendly and non-smoking, so it’s easy to feel comfortable (whether you’ve got two legs or four).
There aren’t many hostels you can stay in that were once for royalty only – but then, not every hostel is like Maverick Hostel!
Related article: 28 handpicked boutique hostels to admire.
The building that’s the hostel today was once a royal mansion for the Hapsburgs. While it’s updated for 21st-century guests today, it still maintains the opulence of its origins.
They’ve managed to strike the perfect balance between modern design and historical faithfulness. Like Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof, the 5 Star Hostel in Interlaken.
The hostel has private rooms with up to five beds, and you won’t find bunk beds in any of the dorms. No matter which type of room you choose, it’ll be airy and spacious.
Having doubts with choosing a room? We got you covered! We wrote a whole article about hostel room types.
It’s easy to feel relaxed after a busy day of sightseeing at this hostel!
3. Top-notch service
The royal treatment extends to more than just the surroundings, though; you can also enjoy perks fit for a royal with the excellent service the Maverick Hostel offers.
That includes things like free social events so you can make new friends easily, free Skype calls back home to stay in touch, free WiFi so you can stay connected, free coffee and tea all day long if you need a boost, free daily cleaning, and a tidy common kitchen.
Free coffee and tea? that reminds us to our 5 Star Hostel Inbox capsule Hotel, in St. Petersburg. It is a service which we do really appreciate.
The staff really go the extra mile to make sure you’re engaged and enjoying your stay.
Don’t forget to say hi and ask them if they’ve got any suggestions for things to do – they’re more than happy to share!
Related article: 46 Things that makes a hostel awesome.
4. Super social vibes
Like we mentioned above, one of the highlights of traveling is getting to meet locals and check out the culture of the new place you’re visiting.
The Maverick Hostel Budapest makes it really easy with their emphasis on getting their guests out there and socializing. They arrange events four times every single week!
What kind of events can you enjoy? There are ones like:
- spirit and wine tastings
- free walking tours
- movie nights
- and pizza nights
So whether you feel like having a big night out or would prefer to relax at the hostel, there’s something to suit you.
Of course, the tastings are all local drinks, including the traditional Hungarian “pálinka” spirits and the Fröccs, a mixed drink including wine.
So, how do you say cheers in Hungarian? That’d be
Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce it, as many Hungarians have vowed not to cheers with beers for reasons tied to the Habsburgs’ defeat of the Hungarian revolution.
Austrians celebrated the defeat with toasts with beers; Hungarians responded by saying they wouldn’t cheer with beer for the following 150 years. Many still refuse to cheers.
However, if somebody does “egészégdre” with you, make sure to look them in the eye!
5. Exceptional staff
Any hostel worth its salt has great staff, and Maverick Hostel is no exception!
They take the time to make sure the staff working at the hostel are really dedicated to their jobs.
That means they’re not only really friendly, but they’re also always willing to share their hard-earned local knowledge about the city with you.
Curious about the best museums to visit? They’ll point you in the right direction. Looking for a great coffee shop or lunch spot? They’ve got just the place in mind.
Or maybe you’re interested in the nightlife? Yep, they’ll be able to tell you all about that, too!