Vitae Hostel (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 unforgettable 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 hero, Playstation 4 and netfilx with a projector screen 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, 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.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transfers
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Safe Deposit Box
- Shuttle Bus
- Steam Room
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- 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.
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 (10000 huf groups of 6 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.
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.
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.''
Full payment is due 10 days in advance to the arrival date for all groups of 10 guests or more. This can be paid via PayPal or bank transfer.
Unfortunately, due to past experiences, a group must now book the whole room.
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Our address in Erzsebet Korut 50, buzzer 25. We are in front of Kiraly Utca tram stop on the 4/6 tram route, directly opposite the Royal Corinthia Hotel entrance. We are also a short walk from Oktogon metro station.
Unfortunately we don't have the largest sign outside our building so make sure you look out for us! Look for the number 50 above the door and the fancy looking hotel opposite, and you're there!
From Ferenc Liszt International Airport:
Public Transport: You can take the 100E bus from outside the airport to Deak Ferenc Ter, which is then only a 15 minute walk to the hostel. There are two buses per hour and all you need to buy is a transfer ticket, which costs 900huf.
Shuttle Service: Vitae does offer a shuttle from the airport to the front of the Hostel. The shuttle cost 3500 huf per person and needs to be booked 24 hours in advance. The cost of the shuttle will be added to you bill that will be needed to be paid upon arrival. To book the shuttle service we will need and email in advance with the following:
Time of arrival
Number of guests
Full name of one of the guests.
From Keleti International train station: Take Red Metro Line (M2) towards Deli station 1 stop to Blaha Lujza Ter. From Blaha Lujza ter take the 4 or 6 tram towards Szell Kalman ter 2 stops and get of at Kiraly Utca. We are number 50 Erzsebet Korut and the buzzer number is 25
From Nyugati train station: Take the 4/6 tram, in the OPPOSITE direction of Szell Kalman ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 25 at no.50 Erzsebet Korut
From Nepliget bus station: Take the blue metro line (M3) 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 Szell Kalman ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 25 at no.50 Erzsebet Korut
From Kelenföldi pályaudvar Bus station: Take the green metro line (M4) in the direction of Bikas Bark for 7 stops to Rákóczi tér. Leave the underground and and take the 4/6 tram towards Blaha Lujza ter 3 stops and get of at Kiraly Utca. We are number 50 Erzsebet Korut and the buzzer number is 25
From Deli Railway Terminal; Take the Red metro line (M2) in the direction of Blaha Lujza ter for 10 stops. Get off at the stop Blaha, leave the underground and take the 4/6 tram 3 stops and get off at Kiraly Utca. We are number 50 Erzsebet Korut and buzzer number 25.
We highly recommend that you buy tickets for all public transport - make sure you also validate the ticket in the red boxes as you use public transport so they are stamped. Tickets are available from all metro stations and ticket machines at tram stops. A one way single ticket for the metro, tram, bus or trolleybus costs 350 HUF. Being caught without a ticket will cost you 16000 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 HUF.