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“Very fun/social vibe” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carpe Noctem Vitae

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Carpe Noctem Vitae
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very fun/social vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

When we stayed it was Oktoberfest time and the rooms were only half occupied, however I could see how much fun it would be to stay here and meet tons of people. The common area had very cool decor and it was perfect for hanging out and talking with fellow travelers. The staff is very fun and helpful. Every night we were they had some fun party activities planned at night. My only knock is that the entrance hallway smells, and it's a bit annoying getting in/out of this place because of the stairs. Also, the rooms had a bit of a stench as well.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

One of the best weeks of my life so far! The staff are so friendly and lead nights out that are all so good that the whole week felt one constant party. Would recommend that if your looking for good nights out and a friendly atmosphere then this is the place to stay! The staff are awesome. Especially c3!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chrlgr
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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

as a traveller and a person who's working in the truism business i know thing of two about hotel. this one is great. it's a party hostel , super close to the center . but that doesn't mean it's crazy all night long , people can most definitely have their peace and to sleep well. the rooms are like any other hostel with dorms as rooms , but the atmosphere is just great. i was checked in by DAVE , I've arrived at 01:30 am , and he had every reason to give just a basic service, but this person took the time , answered all my questions , gave my shampoo,towel,beer,vodka, and I didn't need to pay for any. and they I met STEVE , what a guy , they both stupidly amazing people , many hotels saying their "home away from home" but here you could feel like you have family strait away , and I've arrived in the middle of the night. air con. in the rooms. playstation , two kitchens, just great. recommend the hostel to you all , have fun in Budapest

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom Z
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Heaven
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Alright, as soon as your train pulls into the metaphorical station, and the ponies are rounded up to write dissertations on nonlinear equations, theres a small alcove of exuberance and reciprocity neatly tucked into the shadows of a residential building. Riding high amongst the clouds, the trusty and tired steed of an elevator will dock within footsteps of the non-Las Vegas, non-high-roller penthouse. You will be launched into the deepest recesses humanly imaginable, gathered, lassoed, and rounded up to chase insatiate desires, a classic example of quixotic sojourning into the very depths of hedonism. Alas, daytime must eventually fall and drag with it the usual bout of sightseeing. Including, but not limited to: spelunking, sleeping, McDonald's, or - god-forbid - Arriba's. This is the heart of Budapest - not to be mistaken with the kidneys, the liver, or the right metacarpal. Your kindred staff will guide you on your foray into the colossus by way of map-readings that would make Christopher Columbus himself proud. When the time comes, and the time always comes, your key to the chocolate factory must be returned, your bed cleared, as you unceremoniously vacate the premises, with no lavish praises of bon voyage or roses thrown at your feet like a retiring circus performer. You turn, carefully descend the staircase, and await a cab in the rain - anticipating your next trip back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrew f
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New Britain, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The staff is not only amazing but they are very helpful! The location is perfect and there is plenty of activities and events. Every night the staff lead bar crawls to the best bars and clubs around to bathhouse ragers to champagne popping boat parties! Shout out to Aussie Dave who suffered awful hickies yet still managed to help us find a bed to sleep in when my friend and I were homeless!! I'd recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to have a great time, meet awesome people and explore Budapest to its fullest!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oksana B
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Hobart, Tasmania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

You will feel the love here too... the love for partying, the love for the city, the love for each other... You need not stop at a tourist info centre as all the staff know from personal experience what to do and where to go, whether it be art, opera, museums, the famous bathhouses, parks, architecture, caving or just plain good fun. Staff are all really chilled, and really make the place what it is... a home. !Book in advance if staying in summer, it gets full very fast!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank melodymixa
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Burnie, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

This hostel is easily the best that I've stayed in! Great for people that like to party or just chill out...there are always plenty of activities and events going on and they take you to all of the best bars and clubs around Budapest if your into that! It's a really nice sized hostel too so you can really get to know all the guests and staff at the place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dylsmith13
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Property: Carpe Noctem Vitae
Address: Erzsebet korut 50, Budapest 1073, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , Erzsébetváros
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Ranked #3 of 651 Specialty Lodging in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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 

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