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1 room, 2 adults

Essential Hostel

2-star2 stars
Arany János utca 27., Budapest, 1092, Hungary, 800-246-8357

Hostel with 2 restaurants, near St. Stephen's Basilica
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Great Hostel. Staff was very friendly. Beds were comfy, rooms quiet and clean. nice…Feb 24, 2020
  • My stay was fun. I felt safe, I made friends, and was satisfied with the 24-hour service.Jan 13, 2020

Essential Hostel

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm - Private Bathroom
  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dorm - Private Bathroom
  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dorm - Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Dorm - Private Bathroom
  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Dorm - Shared Bathroom

What’s around Essential Hostel


  • In Inner City Budapest
  • St. Stephen's Basilica - 3 min walk
  • Hungarian State Opera House - 7 min walk
  • Szechenyi Chain Bridge - 10 min walk
  • Parliament Building - 13 min walk
  • Vaci Street - 19 min walk
  • Fisherman's Bastion - 23 min walk
  • Great Market Hall - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Ferenc Liszt Intl. Airport (BUD) - 36 min drive
  • Budapest-Nyugati Station - 13 min walk
  • Budapest Margaret Bridge- Buda Station - 29 min walk
  • Budapest Boraros Square Station - 5 min drive
  • Arany Janos Street Station - 3 min walk
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street Station - 6 min walk
  • Opera Station - 7 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hungarian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Essential Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Essential Hostel Budapest
  • Essential Budapest
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Essential Hostel Budapest
  • Budapest Essential Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Essential
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Essential Hostel
  • Essential Hostel Budapest
  • Essential Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Essential Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Budapest

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Essential Hostel

  • Does Essential Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Essential Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Essential Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Essential Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Essential Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Essential Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Essential Hostel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include KNRDY steak bar (3-min walk), Gelarto Rosa (3-min walk), and 9bar Coffee (3-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Essential Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Essential Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Las Vegas Casino (10-min walk) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 8 reviews

Very Good 8.0
My stay
Sometimes there was no hot water for shower, so better avoid taking shower between 8 and 10 pm. The service is good, people at reception are kind and helpful. There is only one hairdryer you can borrow at reception without deposit. The kitchen is small and there's only one long table, during breakfast is crowded and you might not get a place to sit. There's usually no dinner, but staff might surprise you with one. The bathrooms and toilets are clean and there's always paper and clean towels. There's privacy in the rooms due to the curtains, but some guests are not respecting the "after 10 pm silence" house rule. You can respectfully ask them to be silent and there's no trouble about it. For every bed there is a box you can close with your own lock, but some boxes are broken and cannot be locked. You can put clothes inside, but for more valuable stuff better ask for a locker in the hall, at reception. Only they can open those lockers and they're safe.
Erika, gb8 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excelente experiência a baixo custo
O hostel é bem localizado e, apesar de a entrada do prédio ser um pouco estranha, o albergue em si é bem decorado, estiloso e limpo. Os quartos possuem locker e lençóis incluídos na diária, luz individual e uma cortina para isolar as camas. O bônus é o café da manhã também incluído na diária, com pão, cereal, creme de avelã, manteiga, salame e leite à vontade. O preço cobrado foi excelente para tudo isso que o hostel oferece!
Larissa, br1 night trip
Good 6.0
Csak rövidtávra!
Egy két csillagos Hostellal kapcsolatban nem voltak nagy elvárásaim,de a szobakiadó közölhette volna,hogy a Hostel alatt megszünt üzletet szétverik,átalakítják. Így a hangos munkálatok, kicsivel félhét után megkezdődtek.Én komoly fogászati kezelésen vettem részt Budapesten és ez a Hostel pihenésre nem alkalmas.Ez a munkálat még sokáig elfog tartani. A Hostel üzemeltetője inkább őszintén leírná,hogy a vendégek mire számíthatnak, minthogy utána a negatív bejegyzéseket kapja!
Tamas, hu4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ting Ching, gb2 night trip

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