Hostel One Basilica

Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street 3., Budapest, Hungary, Distance from city centre: 0.2km

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** PLEASE READ BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION **

Welcome to Hostel One Basilica, our new hostel in Budapest.

Our team of friendly international staff are determined to show you the best possible time in this incredible city. We are ideally suited for those who are looking to be social, and have fun!

Reception is open 24/7, and our knowledgable receptionists are always around to offer great advice or simply have a chat.

Each night, after our delicious FREE family-style dinner, we gather everyone together to play drinking games, before our staff take you out to enjoy Budapest’s best parties and famous Ruin Bars.

Our hostel is one of the oldest buildings in the city, with high ceilings and huge rooms. Each dorm has spacious lockers, and well-built bunks. Our location is absolutely unbeatable - you can’t get more central than this!

We have a variety of different mixed dorms, a female-only dorm as well as a twin and double-private room. Our common areas include our large, beautiful kitchen and our comfy lounge-room with a view!

There’s no curfew, all we ask is that you respect your fellow guests during your stay.

For FREE we offer: city maps, WiFi, family-style dinners, computers, luggage storage, a ready-made bed, 24/7 reception, tourist information, lockers, tea & coffee, hairdryers and an iron

For a small price we offer: towel rental (600 HUF / 2 EUR), padlocks for sale (1500 HUF / 5 EUR), and laundry service (2400 HUF / 8 EUR)

Come stay with us to see what we're all about!

Please read our “Things to note” below, before making a booking.

PLEASE NOTE: Reception is open 24hrs. The official check-in time is 15:00pm. Check-out time is 11:00am.

On your day of check-in, you can arrive anytime from 6am. On your day of check-out, you can remain at the hostel until 11pm. Luggage storage is available during this time. If you wish to stay on the premises outside of these hours, without a reservation for the appropriate night, you must contact us in advance to make arrangements.

City Tax is not included. This is an additional 3.39%, and will be added to your reservation upon arrival.

Breakfast is not included. Our hostel does not provide a breakfast service.

Unfortunately we DO NOT have air-conditioning in the rooms. This is fairly standard in Europe, and of course we have fans available.

This is a non-smoking hostel, which means you must exit the building to smoke.

*** Group Policy - NO GROUPS larger than 6 persons from MAY till OCTOBER: ***
We are ideally suited to solo travellers or small groups who wish to mingle and meet people. Therefore, WE DO NOT accept bookings of groups larger than 6 people in high season (period starting from 1st May till 31st October - every year). If you choose to make a booking for your group within this period, we reserve the right to cancel your booking without a refund of your deposit. This policy also applies to multiple bookings under different names for the same group. If you arrive at the hostel in violation of our group policy, we have the right to cancel your booking on the spot without refund of your deposit as well as charging additional cancellation fees in the amount of your group's first 2 days accommodation.

NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKINGS: These reservations are cheaper than a standard booking. However as the name suggests, this booking type is not refundable. Under no circumstances will you be eligible for a refund; including for cancellation, modification or no-show of your booking.
After booking, we will pre-charge your card for the entire amount of your reservation. This means you won't have anything to pay upon arrival.
If we cannot charge your card, you must provide new card details. This must be within 24 hours for reservations arriving within 5 days, or 48 hours for reservations arriving later than 5 days. After this time, if you do not provide new card details or we cannot pre-charge you in full, your booking will be cancelled.

STANDARD BOOKINGS: This property has a 2 full day cancellation policy (e.g. if your check-in is on Friday, the last day for a free cancellation is Tuesday). Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge, equal to the first night of your stay.
All cancellations must be made by email. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night of your stay.

Special dates with 2 NIGHTS late cancellation penalty (or in case of no-show):
EASTER 07/04/17 to 17/04/17, SZIGET 04/08/2017 to 21/08/2017, HALLOWEEN 27/10/2017 to 01/11/2017

A different policy applies to confirm bookings over 300€ (or equivalent).
To confirm your booking, you will need to provide 30% of the total amount in advance. Payment can be through credit card or we can give you our bank details for direct debit. Your booking will be confirmed once payment is received.

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY FOR NYE 2017/2018:
Bookings that include the nights 29/12/17, 30/12/17, 31/12/17, 01/01/18, require a 3-night minimum stay.
We will cancel bookings made for one night only. We will pre-charge the client's credit card for the entire amount of reservation. If the reservation cannot be pre-charged in full, it cannot be guaranteed by the hostel and will be cancelled. Bookings for these dates can be cancelled or modified free of charge, at least 20 days before arrival. If cancelled later, charges will be applied by hostel up to the full cost of the reservation. In case of no show, the hostel will charge the full cost of the booking, and your reservation will be cancelled.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Age Restriction
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • House Keeping
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Reading Light
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Reception is open 24hrs. The official check-in time is 15:00pm. Check-out time is 11:00am.

On your day of check-in, you can arrive anytime from 6am. On your day of check-out, you can remain at the hostel until 11pm. Luggage storage is available during this time. If you wish to stay on the premises outside of these hours, without a reservation for the appropriate night, you must contact us in advance to make arrangements.

During the winter months (November - April), we cannot accept payments between 12am - 8am.

City Tax is not included. This is an additional 4%, and will be added to your reservation upon arrival.

Breakfast is not included. Our hostel does not provide a breakfast service.

Unfortunately we DO NOT have air-conditioning in the rooms. This is fairly common in Central/Eastern Europe, and of course we have fans available.

This is a non-smoking hostel, which means you must exit the building to smoke.

*** Age Limit - From 1st May - 31st October every year, we have an age limit of 18 - 39 years old. If you are outside of this age range upon arrival to the hostel, we have the right to cancel your booking without refund of your deposit, as well as charging the applicable cancellation fee. ***

*** Group Policy - NO GROUPS larger than 8 persons from MAY till OCTOBER: ***
We are ideally suited to solo travellers or small groups who wish to mingle and meet people. Therefore, WE DO NOT accept bookings of groups larger than 8 people in high season (period starting from 1st May till 31st October - every year). If you choose to make a booking for your group within this period, we reserve the right to cancel your booking without a refund of your deposit. This policy also applies to multiple bookings under different names for the same group. If you arrive at the hostel in violation of our group policy, we have the right to cancel your booking on the spot without refund of your deposit, as well as charging the applicable cancellation fee.

NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKINGS: These reservations are cheaper than a standard booking. However as the name suggests, this booking type is not refundable. Under no circumstances will you be eligible for a refund; including for cancellation, modification or no-show of your booking.
After booking, we will pre-charge your card for the entire amount of your reservation. This means you won't have anything to pay upon arrival.
If we cannot charge your card, you must provide new card details. This must be within 24 hours for reservations arriving within 5 days, or 48 hours for reservations arriving later than 5 days. After this time, if you do not provide new card details or we cannot pre-charge you in full, your booking will be cancelled.

STANDARD BOOKINGS: This property has a 2 full day cancellation policy (e.g. if your check-in is on Friday, the last day for a free cancellation is Tuesday). Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge, equal to the first night of your stay.
All cancellations must be made by email. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night of your stay.

For Non-Refundable bookings, the name of the cardholder MUST match with one of the guests on your booking. If your booking is only for 1 person, it must be the same name on both the card and the reservation. If there are different names, or the cardholder will not be coming to our hostel, you must provide us with new card details within 24 hours. If not, your booking will be cancelled.

Special dates with 2 NIGHTS late cancellation penalty (or in case of no-show):
EASTER 30/03/18 to 03/04/18, SZIGET 04/08/2018 to 19/08/2018, HALLOWEEN 26/10/2018 to 04/11/2018

A different policy applies to confirm bookings over 300€ (or equivalent).
To confirm your booking, you will need to provide 30% of the total amount in advance. Payment can be through credit card or we can give you our bank details for direct debit. Your booking will be confirmed once payment is received.

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY FOR NYE 2018/2019:
Bookings that include the nights 29/12/18, 30/12/18, 31/12/18, 01/01/19, require a 3-night minimum stay.
We will cancel bookings made for one or 2 nights only. We will pre-charge the client's credit card for the entire amount of reservation. If the reservation cannot be pre-charged in full, it cannot be guaranteed by the hostel and will be cancelled. Standard bookings for these dates can be cancelled or modified free of charge, at least 20 days before arrival. If cancelled later, charges will be applied by hostel up to the full cost of the reservation. In case of no show, the hostel will charge the full cost of the booking, and your reservation will be cancelled.

Directions
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++ From KELETI STATION ++
Take Metro line 2 (red line), direction DELI PU, get off at DEAK FERENC TER (3rd stop). Take exit A to BAJCSY-ZSILINSZKY UT. Walk down the street 50 meters and look for the “Hostel One” sign (by the large wooden door). Ring the intercom and we are located on the 2nd floor!

++ From NYUGATI STATION ++
Take Metro line 3 (blue line), direction KOBANYA-KISPEST, get off at DEAK FERENC TER (2nd stop). Take exit A to BAJCSY-ZSILINSZKY UT. Walk down the street 50 meters and look for the “Hostel One” sign (by the large wooden door). Ring the intercom and we are located on the 2nd floor!

++ From KELENFOLD STATION ++
If your train is arriving or departing from KELENFOLD, you should first check if it will also stop at KELETI or NYUGATI. These stations are much closer to us!
Otherwise, follow these steps:
Take Metro line 4 (GREEN line), in the direction of KELETI PALYAUDVAR, get off at KALVIN TER (6th stop). Here you can change for Metro line 3 (BLUE line) in the direction of UJPEST-KOZPONT, get off at DEAK FERENC TER (1st stop). Take exit A to BAJCSY-ZSILINSZKY UT. Walk down the street 50 meters and look for the “Hostel One” sign (by the large wooden door). Ring the intercom and we are located on the 2nd floor!

++ From NEPLIGET BUS STATION ++
Take Metro line 3 (blue line), direction UJPEST-KOZPONT, get off at DEAK FERENC TER (6th stop). Take exit A to BAJCSY-ZSILINSZKY UT. Walk down the street 50 meters and look for the “Hostel One” sign (by the large wooden door). Ring the intercom and we are located on the 2nd floor!

IMPORTANT: for public transport, you need a ticket each time you get on a bus, tram or metro, even when you change lines. Tickets are sold at public transport stations, newsagent kiosks and some supermarkets. A single ride costs 350 Forint (about 1/2 Euro). Validate your ticket before you get on the vehicle.

The metro runs between 4:30 am and 11:20 pm.

++ From the AIRPORT ++
The best way to the hostel is the official airport shuttle bus, the 100E. It leaves every 30mins, from 0500 until 0030. You can take the 100E from outside the airport terminal. Take the bus to the DEAK FERENC stop, from here we are a very short walk.
When you depart the bus, you will be walking straight ahead along Karoly krt. Continue following the main road for 120m, passing Kiraly utca. Make a slight right onto Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út (it is the same road as Karoly). Look for the 'Hostel One' sign or flag (by the large wooden door). The hostel will be on your right. Ring the bell and we are located on the 2nd floor.

You require a special 'airport shuttle bus ticket' to board the 100E. A single ticket costs 900 Forint (3 EUR). You can buy a ticket from the driver, but this takes longer and you need the exact cash (in Forints). Therefore we recommend getting the ticket from the machine inside the terminal, as you can pay on card and board the bus faster.

A taxi will set you back around 8000 - 9500 Forint (25 - 30 EUR). There are many fake taxis at the airport. To avoid these, be sure to join the official taxi queue, “Fo Taxi”. DO NOT get ushered away into a taxi other than a Fo Taxi.

We can arrange an airport transfer for 8000 Forint (or 25 EUR), this way a driver will be waiting for you at the airport. Please contact us if you would like this booked, we require at least 24 hours advance notice.

There is an elevator so you don’t need to haul your luggage upstairs! To use it, fully close the black door behind you, then close the wooden doors. Press “2” and wait until the lift fully stops (and you hear a clicking noise). Then, open the wooden doors and push the black door open. You will see our hostel entrance in front of you!

Located Near

Hostel One Basilica is located on Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 3, in the absolute centre of Budapest! Here, we are a short walk to all of Budapest's famous ruin bars. You can view the great Basilica of Budapest from our lounge, and we are located immediately by DEAK station for the Subway, Bus and Tram. It's a great spot to explore from, and our staff will be happy to help you discover the city, and get to the must-see places with ease!

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