I have travelled from Barcelona, to Paris, to Dublin, to London and many more. I have stayed in some excellent hostels with fantastic people and plenty of fun.
None compare to Carpe Vitae - offering the perfect balance between 'party central' and 'peaceful relaxation'. The days are filled with hanging with some of the radest chilled out people I've met. The nights involve a number of pub crawls and A+ outings.
The staff are the most easy going friendly individuals on earth. Provided you use your common sense to keep within the basic boundaries and considerations of humanity, the guys are cool with whatever you want to do - whether it is taking the day to chill out in the media zone (where you can find couches, beanbags and an abundance of movies and music) playing on the house guitar, or drinking games that evolves into a mad night out.
The facilities are pristine and clean and the price you pay is stupidly cheap for what you get. There are plenty of maps and guides to take you around Budapest, and the staff knows exactly where you should be going and what you should be doing.
This place is especially recommended for aussies like myself. Hanging around with other rad aussie people (including some of the staff) made me feel safe and at home.
HIGHLY recommended. I wish I never left.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are just looking for a bed and nothing else...easy, there are thousands elsewhere in the city.If you want something more from a hostel, from the people who work and live there, if you want a community, an experience, and an atmosphere bursting with creativity, excitement and fun... welcome to Vitae, welcome to real hostel life.At the bottom of this page you can get a taste of some upcoming events in the city. We deal in all realms of nightlife here in Budapest so get ready to get involved because there's always a lot happening.As part of the Budapest Party Hostels Brand we are the least wild of the three, we still go out every night drinking, but also offer you a range of different options, and have a great environment with chill areas if you want to stay in too. We offer clean,. bright spacious rooms, with hard to beat security and the real difference, attentive and caring staff who actually take an interest in all parts of your stay in Budapest.60% of our total floor space is sociable space so that there is a ton of room for you to chill, or play games, meet people or watch dvds. We have a large modern kitchen, for you to cook for yourself or for us to cook for you, as we have in house cook-ups almost every night for just the cost of the ingredients.We know that Budapest is not just about tours, castles and churches which is why we organise something every night with a group program, but we also can suggest other cultural or party ideas for you as we like to keep ourselves with the finger on the pulse of what is going on in the city. ... more less