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“Steven rocked my tiny finnish world !!!!”

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Carpe Noctem Hostel
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Omg this place is phenomenal !! especially this guy STEVEN! i mean at first he seems a bit rude, some might say angry, but after kissing him on the cheek and a few hugs he turns into the sweetest little thing! show's you around the beautiful city of Budapest and holds your hand the whole way! ! he's every girl's dream! Steven i wish i could hear that sweet lullaby you sang to me when i went to bed the first night <3 what a perfect holiday. GO STEVEN!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I arrived at Carpe Noctum having never stayed in a hostel before and a week later, I genuinely considered rebooking my flight home because I didn't want to leave. The hostel and rooms are always clean and there is loads of room to just chill in.The hostel staff are amazing, as soon as we arrived they were so welcoming, friendly and were happy to give us a map reading of all the places that we can go during the day and night. They go to great lengths to plan events during the night and just to make sure you have an amazing time, they were the best nights out i've ever had. Aussie Dave and Angry Steve in are awesome and helped me find my love of limes. You become like family with all the other guests and staff and I can't wait to go back. Highly recommend!!!!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Just take a look at the code of conduct at this hostel and you'll fall in love with it. Extremely personable staff who made our stay in Budapest very efficient and fun. They always have activities planned every night and the atmosphere is pretty amazing. Perfect for meeting other young people while travelling.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Represents everything a hostel should be. Fun, friendly, homely, accommodating, clean, ideally situated with awesome knowledge and activities on offer. We only stayed briefly, but the spa party was one of the highlights of our European trip.

100% recommended if you are looking for a place to meet people & feel at home in a Budapest hostel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I cannot fault this hostel, everything about it is perfect. The staff are so welcoming, friendly and can help you plan your trip thanks to their extensive knowledge of the city. The hostel itself is in a beautiful building and always kept very clean, just don't be scared of the stairs! The atmosphere is like a family and during the evenings the events are fantastic- party boat!! I will be back at every opportunity Carpe Noctum, you really can never leave.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This hostel made my time in Budapest! I got great, personalised advice on what to visit during the day, and joined the staff for fantastic nights out (every night!). The warmth of all the staff and their enthusiasm about Budapest was infectious. Absolutely stay here, I will be visiting again to do just that!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was a fantastic hostel, nestled right in the heart of town just off one of the main roads. The kitchen was great and staff were awesome, Particularly Noddy. He was very open towards all the guests, including me, and went out of his way to show me directions and make me feel right at home in the hostel. Very happy. Will return!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Carpe Noctem Hostel

Address: Szobi utca 5/3/8A, Budapest 1067, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 672 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range: $16 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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 

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