Carpe Noctem Vitae

Erzsebet korut 50, Budapest, Hungary, Distance from city centre: 1.1km
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Rating: 86%from 3 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
Carpe Noctem Vitae (Seize the night life!) offers the perfect balance between providing a wide range of amenities and facilities of a large hostel, but making you feel relaxed in a sociable, fun and family-esque atmosphere. Whether you are traveling alone, or part of a group, you'll immediately feel welcomed and want to stay with us longer to see what the Budapest hype is all about!

Though still participating in a different party every night of the week, Vitae represents the more relaxed, less intense atmosphere of the five hostels under the world-famous ‘Budapest Party Hostels’ group. Clean, spacious, non-smoking and secure dorm rooms are always ready for travelers in need of rest; drunk and sober alike. Our staff, which are comprised entirely of experienced travelers, have all of the best recommendations and tips to make your stay in the beautiful city of Budapest the unregrettable highlight of your travels.

And why travel, if not to make new friends along the way? Over 60% of Vitae’s floor space are dedicated common areas for you to meet & mingle with other guests over a game of cards, drinks, or the cheap family-dinners the staff put on for only the cost of the meal’s ingredients. Vitae’s 3 modern kitchens are always accessible and if you’d rather eat your meals over a good film or video game session, there’s a projector room and a snug to lounge in during all hours of the day. We have entertainment central with a darts board, table football, guitar heroes and even chess to stop you from getting bored.

Sight seeing and partying don’t always have to go hand in hand, but Vitae’s all staff always try and present a healthy blend of the two together every day with their knowledge of all things Budapest, historic and contemporary. Whether you’re after a romantic evening dinner cruise on the Danube river or a 6am trip to a 24hr bar in the city after a night out, the staff have been in your shoes and will happily point you in the right direction.

It won’t take long to notice the ATM, currency exchange, tram stop, bus stop, convenience store, tobacco shop, and 24hr eateries and the cheapest bars are all on the same city block as Vitae.

A week with us will include party boats, ruin bar crawls, beer bikes, spa parties, open mic nights, backpacker parties and much more. Of course we are flexible and open to suggestions, so you let us know what you like and we'll see if we can get the group along - and we also know all sorts of cool stuff to do during the day!

We are on three levels and have the luxury of being to able to offer a multitude of different rooms to cater to every budget and privacy request, from private doubles, twins, female only dorms right up to 12 and 14 bed dorms for the more money-conscious traveler.

We have 24-hour check in but we need to know your arrival time so that we are ready for you, so please check your arrival time carefully as we can only ensure your bed for 3 hours after this time. If you are arriving between 00:00 and 08:00 its very important you let us know so we can have a staff member ready for you. You will be required to pay your balance in cash upon arrival.

The remaining balance of your booking will be due in cash upon arrival. We are unable to process and credit or debit cards. If you need help locating safe Money Exchange/ATM’s with fair exchange rates please contact us before arrival.

Please do not change up any money from the airport, or train stations as they have rip off rates.

When picking up a cab, ensure they are a city licensed taxi with a meter on tariff 1. A cab from the airport will cost around 7000-8000 hufs (around 21 euros). Alternatively contact us and we can help you book cheaper airport transfers.

When you check into the hostel you will be asked to sign a declaration about certain conduct in the hostel and in Budapest, and will be asked for a refundable key deposit of 3000 hufs (5000 huf groups of 5 or more) for for your security key. We reserve the right to end your stay with us if appropriate code of conduct has not been kept throughout your stay.

Please note:

Regrettably, due to previous experience, we can no longer accept bookings for people under 18 or over 36. If you have booked and are outside this age, please contact us and we will help find you alternative accommodation.

We do not accept stag, bachelor or bucks parties here but alternatively you can book one of our sister hostels Grandio Party Hostel or Retox Party Hostel.

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. Contact us via email or whatsapp on +36 70 6700 387

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 neighbors to sleep in peace, or people to chill in the hostel after this time.''
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Playstation
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

We have 24-hour check in but we need to know your arrival time so that we are ready for you, so please check your arrival time carefully as we can only ensure your bed for 3 hours after this time. If you are arriving between 00:00 and 08:00 its very important you let us know so we can have a staff member ready for you. You will be required to pay your balance in cash upon arrival.

The remaining balance of your booking will be due in cash upon arrival. We are unable to process and credit or debit cards. If you need help locating safe Money Exchange/ATM’s with fair exchange rates please contact us before arrival.

Please do not change up any money from the airport, or train stations as they have rip off rates.

When picking up a cab, ensure they are a city licensed taxi with a meter on tariff 1. A cab from the airport will cost around 7000-8000 hufs (around 21 euros). Alternatively contact us and we can help you book cheaper airport transfers.

When you check into the hostel you will be asked to sign a declaration about certain conduct in the hostel and in Budapest, and will be asked for a refundable key deposit of 3000 hufs (5000 huf groups of 5 or more) for for your security key. We reserve the right to end your stay with us if appropriate code of conduct has not been kept throughout your stay.

Please note:

Regrettably, due to previous experience, we can no longer accept bookings for people under 18 or over 36. If you have booked and are outside this age, please contact us and we will help find you alternative accommodation.

We do not accept stag, bachelor or bucks parties here but alternatively you can book one of our sister hostels Grandio Party Hostel or Retox Party Hostel.

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. Contact us via email or whatsapp on +36 70 6700 387

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 neighbors to sleep in peace, or people to chill in the hostel after this time.''

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We are in front of Kiraly utca tram stop on the 4/6 tram route. Directly opposite the Royal Corinthia Hotel entrance. We are a short walk from Oktogon metro station too.

Unfortunately we do not have an obvious sign outside the hostel so please make sure that you know the address (Erzsebet korut 50) and buzz 22 on the keypad.

From Airport 1: Take the shuttle train to Nyugati train station, it takes around 22-24 minutes then get the 4/6 tram, in the OPPOSITE direction of Moszkva ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at no.50 Erzsebet korut

From airport 2: Take the 200E bus towards Kobanya Kispest and then take the blue metro line towards Ujpest Kozpont then get off at Nyugati train station. From here you can take the 4/6 tram 2 stops, in the OPPOSITE direction of Moszkva ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at no.50 Erzsebet korut

From Keleti International train station: Take the bus no. 5, 7 or 173 two stops to Blaha Luijza ter and then get on the 4/6 tram for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at number 50 Erzsebet Korut

From Nyugati train station: Take the 4/6 tram, in the OPPOSITE direction of Moszkva ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at no.50 Erzsebet Korut

From Nepliget bus station: Take the blue metro line in the direction of Ujpest Kozpont for 8 stops and get off at Nyugati Palyaudvar. Come out of the basement and onto street level and take the 4/6 tram, in the OPPOSITE direction of Moszkva ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at no.50 Erzsebet Korut

We highly recommend that you buy tickets for all public transport. Tickets are available from all metro stations, Relay shops in the basements and often from ticket machines at tram stops. A one way single ticket for the metro, tram, bus or trolleybus costs 320 HUFs. Being caught without a ticket will cost you 6000 HUFs in fines and the controllers can be very intimidating. At the airport you can buy tickets for the train from the tourist information desk. They cost approximately 400 HUFs.

Located Near

We are located in the heart of the city in the 7th district, directly opposite the Royal Corinthia Hotel. We are between two major intersections - Oktogon and Blaha Ljuza Ter.

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