Carpe Noctem Original
Carpe Noctum is a fun and friendly hostel in Budapest, within walking distance of the House of Terror, the Oktogon, the Szechenyi Thermal Baths, City Park, Andrassy Avenue, St. Istvan's Basilica, Freedom Square, the Danube and Parliament.
We are situated on a quiet street but within easy reach of plenty of bars, shops, restaurants and clubs. We are also only a few streets away from buses, trams and the metro.
Housed in a nineteenth-century listed building, we offer dormitory accommodation and beds equipped with orthopaedic mattresses.
There are plenty of areas to relax in and our facilities include air conditioning, free internet access, a guest kitchen, a smoking area and laundry services.
We offer free tea and coffee all day, and towels, linen, lockers and padlocks are provided.
We are ideal for backpackers and independent travelers and we host regular parties and pub crawls.
We operate a 24-hour reception and do not have a curfew.
Please note that we do not accept guests over the age of 40 or groups of more than four people.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Regrettably—and due to previous experience—we can no longer accept over the age of 36 or groups of more than three people. Nor can we accept bookings for people taller than Craig. We reserve the right the refuse any bookings that fall outside this criteria. If you have made a reservation and fall outside this criteria, we will refuse you at the door and charge you for your first night's stay, as this is part of our conditions.
Please check your arrival time carefully. We have 24 hour check in, but we can only hold you bed for three hours after the mentioned arrival time, so please keep us informed of when you will get here.
This is a non-smoking premises.
We should also mention that we have a noise curfew at 9pm so that if you want to party, we will take you out in the city to do so to allow resident guests and neighbours to sleep in peace, or people to chill in the hostel after this time.
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Address: 1067 Budapest (6th district) Szobi utca 5, 3/8a
Unfortunately we do not have an obvious sign outside the hostel, so please make sure that you know the address.
From Nyugati station:
Come out and turn left along Terez Korut. Pass over Podmaniczky utca. When you get to the next corner take a left onto SZOBI (not Szondi) number 5 (the building opposite 'Parazs Presszo' with the orange fire sign) on the top floor. Ring doorbell 13. Please note, as we are in a heritage-protected building, there is no sign on the door.
From the airport:
Get 2 tickets from information and take the 200 shuttle bus headed for Kobanya Kispest. Get the blue metro line to Nyugati. Take the exit at the metro marked Terez Korut and see above directions.
From Keleti rail station:
Exit the station through the main entrance and follow the building round to left left to the bus stops. Get on the 73 and get off at Podmaniczky. There is a side road just ahead to your right, walk down there and the hostel will be in front of you at the end of the road. You can also take the red metro one stop (towards Deli) or walk to Blaha Lujza Ter, and then take the tram 4 or 6 to Nyugati. Then see directions above.
From Nepliget bus station:
Get the blue metro line to Nyugati and see above.
Always make sure you validate metro/bus/tram in the machines when you board!
If you are coming in late at night, there are night buses as well as taxis. But only use the official taxi stand located outside of the airport, and even then it may not the cheapest option. Do not pick up unmarked taxis from the street!
Weï¿½Âre located within walking distance of the House of Terror, Oktogon, Szechenyi thermal baths, the city park, Andrassy Avenue, St Istvan's Basilica, Freedom Square, the Danube and parliament - all within 10-15 minutes.
For lazy travellers, public transport is in our immediate location; the blue metro (for direct metros from Nepliget coach station) and yellow metro are only a few streets away. The trolley bus and tram are one street away and the night bus route is at the bottom of the road. We even have a direct train from the airport just two streets away!
Weï¿½Âre just off the main road which has pubs, cafï¿½s, bars, restaurants, 24-hour shops and clubs on it so there is no need to stray far for whatever you need. Despite this, weï¿½Âre located on a quiet cobbled side street so you don't have to listen to the noise from traffic.