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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly the best hostel we've ever stayed in. The staff made all the difference. We had a blast during day and night excursions. Wish we could spend a month there. Thank you, Carpe Noctem OG! We'll never forget you.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely adore this hostel. I'm a repeat customer; the staff are always fantastic, and the atmosphere here is lovely. What you will find here are a group of like minded travellers ready to have a great time and join in with the other Budapest Party Hostels, with the comfort of a quiet place to stay if you would prefer to...

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Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know where to start to describe the GREAT experience I had at Carpe Noctem (Original), but I'll try: Staff: Australian invasion in Budapest! All the guys are extremely friendly and make you feel home from the moment you cross the door. They will give you the best introduction to any hostel/city you'll ever have; you can basically arrive...

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Thank Ignacio V
Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of the actual facilities you couldn't ask for anything more - cosy/comfortable, perfectly cleaned, loads of free amenities, delicious family dinners every night and the atmosphere of partying at a friend's house. But what makes this hostel so special and by far the best I've ever been to is the staff and the experience they give you. Throughout...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic hostel that had a very tight nit crew of staff which was great being a guess as it made for a great atmosphere and an enjoyable stay. They had as i like to say a little bit for everyone. So if you want to party til the sun comes up this is your place ( Boat...

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Thank Joshua D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel to stay at! Really easy to meet new people and make good friends. Staff are also great, always keen to get involved and show you a good time! Good for any solo traveller or group of friends!

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second stay at Carpe Noctem. I planned a trip to Budapest solely so I could stay here again. Everything was as good as it was last time. Sarah, Apollo, Anika, and Mike all made us feel right at home, and Carpe Noctem is definitely one of my favourite places in the world. I've made meaningful friendships both...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Especially recommended for solo travelers. You'll be meeting new people each day during the family dinner or any of the activities organized daily (try the boat party!).The nice staff is what makes the hostel complete. All in all the atmosphere in the hostel very much feels like a big family,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The MOST HOMEY hostel ive ever been to!! COme to Budapest & make friends that feel like family! Everything here is great! The hostel staff are even better! If you want both daytime & nightlife, stay here!!

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Lindau, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is one of the best hostels you will ever stay!! It is quite small so you will basically meet everyone who stays there and the people who stay there are just awesome! You pre drink together every night and then get really smashed at great Budapest night life. During the day you can just chill there or explore...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are a group of more than 4, please stop reading here and choose a different hostel; we are mostly for single or solo travelers - we recommend our sister hostels Grandio Party Hostel, Retox Party Hostel or Carpe Noctem Vitae! We don't accept groups of any kind (see conditions below). If you are a sociable or solo traveler and want to meet other people in a welcoming, friendly, and voted the most fun hostel in the world (2009) environment, please read on: Atmosphere: Do you want to...- Be a SINGLE TRAVELER or SOCIABLE BACKPACKER meeting other similarly like minded people in a friendly, lively and social atmosphere?- Go out EVERY NIGHT on PUB CRAWLS, karaoke nights, cheap drink nights, live music nights?- Be taken out by staff to cool UNDERGROUND PLACES unseen on the common traveler's route?- Be given a WARM WELCOME and a detailed introduction of the city with all the hot spots for PUBS, BARS, RESTAURANTS, CLUBS and SIGHT SEEING?- Be INTRODUCED TO OTHER GUESTS so you can instantly make friends for your travels...if not life?- Feel like you are STAYING AT A MATE'S HOUSE, chilling on bean bags and drinking free tea and coffee until beer o'clock?- Feel like you are staying in a SOCIAL place not just a bed in a room?- SAVE MONEY by taking staff recommendations for cheap places, and using the specially negotiated food and drink deals for you?- Be given all the HELP, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE for your entire stay in Budapest and beyond if needs be?- Stay in a place that doesn't believe in hidden charges and wants to give you as much for FREE as possible?- Have LIVE-IN native English/Australian English speaking staff who have all moved to Budapest because they came and fell in love with it and are passionate to show you why? Carpe Noctem ('seize the night', for those who rightly gave up Latin just after it died) is the perfect hangout and base for single travelers and young, sociable people who want to be part of an interactive and lively hostel experience as well as maximising the city in the day time and seizing the night when the sight seeing has ended. Facilities: We are Aussies and Brits who having traveled widely and decided we wanted certain things...* Free tea and coffee, not just when you arrive, all the time (and none of this European yellow label stuff, we get PG Tips imported from UK)* Free padlock hire* Free use of lockers* Free use of electronic staff safe* Free towel hire* Free bed linen (who charges for that anyway???)* Free internet use and free wifi* Orthopaedic mattresses* Air conditioning* Electronic entry system... (no more charges for lost keys!)* Free use of skype headsets* Smoking area* Laundry service available* 24 hour check in* Very relaxed check out times (you can check out any time you like but you can never leave!)* Free use of guidebooks and book exchange available* Free use of kitchen for you to cook...or for us to cook for you!* No curfew (it's called Carpe Noctem..... so seize the night!). Location: Walking distance from: House of Terror, Oktogon, Szechenyi Thermal Baths, City Park, Andrassy Avenue, St Istvan's Basilica, Freedom Square, The Danube & Parliament - all within 10-15 minutes. For lazy travelers....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 1 street away and the night bus route is at the bottom of the road. We even have a direct train from the airport 2 streets away! We are just off the main road which has pubs, cafes, bars, restaurants, 24 hour shops and clubs on it so there is no need to stray far for whatever you need, yet we are located on a quiet cobbled side street so you don't have to listen to the noise from traffic. Building: We are located in a 19th-century heritage listed building. We have a very cosy and intimate set up which means it is impossible not to meet people and make instant friends. Our apartment on the top floor is newly renovated and we have added our personal touches; hand made bean bags which means you can chill wherever you want around the house, a large corner sofa to watch films on, tables to eat on or play drinking games, depending on your mood, murals of the sights of the city across most walls so you can decide what to see that day (if our 30 minute run through of everything hasn't been enough info for you!). We have a fully equipped kitchen for you to use, apart from the times when we are cooking up roast dinners, gypsy gulyas (goulash), breakfast of champions, or whatever else we think the hostel needs to prepare it for a good night out or to deal with a hangover! We are located on the top floor, and due to the status of the building we have no lift...so if you are lazy, you may be better off going to a ground floor hostel! Conditions: We are ideally suited to single travelers, or groups of two or three who wish to meet people so if you just want an isolated stay with just a bed in a room, groups who don't wish to mingle or couples who want alone time only, we are probably not for you. Regrettably and due to previous experience we can no longer accept groups of any kind (more than 4 people), nor can we take bookings for guests over the age of 40. Nor can we accept bookings for people taller than Craig. We reserve the right the refuse any bookings that fall outside this criteria. On a final note, we are from England and Australia and often miss certain things from home....if you want to bring us something from home to put a smile on our faces or potentially knock a euro or two off your stay, please email us!!!!! Carpe Noctem awards: 2010- Best hostel in Hungary, 2009- Best hostel in Hungary, 2009- Most fun hostel in the world, 2009- 5th Best hostel in the world, 2009- Best hostel in Eastern Europe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carpe Noctem Hostel

Address: Szobi utca 5/3/8A, Budapest 1067, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Price Range: ₹ 1,126 - ₹ 3,639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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