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.
- Free Wifi