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.
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How to book Maverick Hostel?
Congrats, you just found the coolest hostel in Budapest, Hungary. Now, what about your booking?
Check out the official website of Maverick Hostel. Why? There you can get the lowest prices!
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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. On top of all Maverick Hostel has to offer, it also has an enviable location in Budapest's 5th District.
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
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? Our guides will help you to decide:
Guide to hostels
We care about you and your hostel experience. Therefore, we created the ultimate guide to hostels, covering all topics around hosteling.
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.
Maverick Hostel & Ensuites has a very unique building, super downtown location and it has 30% dorms and 70% private rooms.
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Maverick Hostel is the sister hostel to Maverick City Lodge, which features plenty of modern design.
You may wonder, 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.
We wrote a complete guide to the best hostels in Budapest – all compared.
Budapest is a classical city where you can visit castles, astonishing squares, breathtaking venues, and outdoor spas.
For many travelers, it’s considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Do you need some inspiration?
No problem, just read our guide 17 fun Things to do in Budapest.
On top of all Maverick Hostel has to offer, it also has an enviable location in Budapest’s 5th District.
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).
Before we start, pack smart…
Remember to pack accordingly for staying in a hostel – yet, do not overpack.
Maverick Hostel Budapest is a 5 Star Hostel because…
Sound good? Well, it gets even better.
Let us get started, there is a lot to discover besides a comfy bed.
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 selective waste collection, meaning they separate 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).
2. Royal style
There aren’t many hostels you can stay in that were once for royalty only – but then, not every hostel is like Maverick Hostel!
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.
Not sure which type of room to choose?
We’ve 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 sounds like our 5 Star Hostel Inbox Capsule Hotel in St. Petersburg.
It’s a service which we do really appreciate.
The staff 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!
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 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.
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!
More hostels in the area
Budapest is also a very well connected city in central Europe. There are many beautiful places not too far away to visit.
Great places to visit in Europe are:
- Vienna in Austria – here’s our guide to hostels in Vienna
- Swanky Mint Hostel in Zagreb
- Krakow in Poland – read our guide to 3 best hostels in Krakow
- Prague in Czech Republic – and the 3 top hostels in Prague
- 3 cool hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia
- 3 best hostels in Ljubljana, Slovenia
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How to book Maverick Hostel?
Check out the official website of Maverick Hostel.
Remember, the official website of 5 Star Hostels is the cheapest and safest place to book!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries
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