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Carpe Noctem Hostel

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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.

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!

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...

Thank Jonny543
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...

Thank Zoe H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I haven't stayed in many hostels but this one is by far the best I have yet. I am travelling solo after a business trip and as they advertise this is the hostel to stay if you are travelling alone. Staff are friendly, helpful and wanting to include everyone in the partying at night! Thanks guys!

Thank Dean K
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Carpe noctem penthouse is by far the best hostel I have ever been too. As soon as you get through the door you are greeted by all the staff and everyone staying there, you're instantly made too feel at home and like you're apart of the family! You all eat, drink and party together as one and enjoy a new...

Thank Jack N
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

The staff are so welcoming and helpfull! The hostel its self is lovely, great kitchen and common area where you can pre-drink. The night life is all organised for you which was awesome! I highly recommend it! Thank You to all the staff, See you soon!

Thank mackenzielouisa
Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I loved my time at Carpe Noctem!!! The staff are what makes this hostel so wonderful! It has a very inclusive atmosphere and is great for meeting new people! The staff are positive and go out of their way to ensure you have a good time! They also ensure you get home safe! Daily and nightly activities! Extremely clean which...

Thank arodger1
Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Having initially only booked 2 nights through hostel world, after night 1 I ended up booking (OG) for a week! I arrived in late, around 1130 and was quickly checked in shown to my room and escorted to the rest of the group by 12. Had a wicked first night and was made to feel right at home. Out of...

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I came to Carpe at the end of March and immediately felt at home. For a small hostel their is such a feeling of community and family which leaves you feeling like you never want to leave. Those that don't have to don't. The staff are always around and willing to give you directions, a towel or have a sneaky...

Thank Emily W

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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: $26 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“It's like living in an apartment with all your best friends!!!”
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“Make friends with the staff and go out every night to the scheduled events.”
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