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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 days recently and was a bit nervous cause I was traveling alone but that shook off the moment I walked through the door! As soon as you enter this place, you realize it's not a hostel but a home with friends. Every single one of the staff members - Belch, Crash, Shitzu and Trenchy are...

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel is great.staff is friendly and nice.For sure you won't get bored,theres smth going on always,pub crawls ,boat parties,family di NM Mer.. Really enjoyed the stay in carpe noctem.highly recommend this place!

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed here with a friend for three nights and we were extremely happy with our stay. The whole crew was helpful in giving us tips about the city and how to enjoy our experience to it's fullest. They were also very nice and sociable people that made the place feel more or less like home. There were events...

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Great hostel to stay if you like meeting people and partying. It's close to main train station and all the good bars and clubs. The staff are awesome and they always have ideas for things to do. They take you out to new and cool things every night. Very clean and quit after 9pm. Would definitely go back.

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

If you are reading this, please do yourself a favor and book a bed in this hostel for at least 4 nights. Stayed for Monday-Friday and wish I could have extended my stay through the weekend. Felt at home from the moment I arrived with a cuppa tea from Belch. The smaller size of this hostel allows you to get...

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Thank Danny E
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Best hostel I've ever stayed in... have their hands in every pie in the city & know all the best food joints & watering holes... even looked after me... after getting winged my first night on the boat party... cheers crash & shitzu

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This hostel it's the best thing that ever happened to me on this vacation. Could not recommend it any more for solo travellers that want to party and meet people. The staff is amazing and hilarious and make sure we all get thoroughly drunk every night. Definitely would recommend for solo travellers under like 35 years old.

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Thank Steve B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 May 2016

A must when staying in Budapest. The amazing staff organise events every night so there's always something new to do. You become good friends with everyone as soon as you walk through that door and you won't want to leave!

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Thank Shannon S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This place is simply amazing. The minute you arrive, you feel at home. We were there for literally 30 seconds before being invited to go on a beer bike. There's plenty to do during the day and at night. Cheers to Belch, Trenchy, Crash and Shitzu for making our stay so memorable. Until next time...

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Rabat, Morocco
Reviewed 2 May 2016

There are simply not enough words to describe how great this place is. Absolutely ideal for solo travellers and those looking to make instant friends, this hostel creates a slightly crazy, enthusiastic and friendly atmosphere that feels like home after a few minutes. The staff are incredible - they really make sure you make the most of your time in...

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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: €16 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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