This hostel in the center of Budapest is just 330 yards from the Opera House and a quarter mile from Budapest Castle and the Hungarian Parliament. It offers free Wi-Fi and city maps. Some rooms at the Gaia Hostel feature a TV. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A free luggage storage room is provided. The Astoria subway station (line M2) is only 55 yards away. The Gellert Baths are a 15 minute walk from Hostel Gaia.

This is our guests' favorite part of Budapest, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Gaia Hostel has been welcoming guests since Jun 24, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Budapest, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!


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Room Type
3 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Budapest
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Lalit
    Absolutely loved the stay; location is super amazing! Highly recommended, had the super cute room cozy and comfy
  • Tanah_kow
    Fantastic place. Well done up. Super location. Kitchen facilities top notch.
  • Rasika
    A great location, friendly n helpful host. Near Astoria M metro and many buses / trams to all tourists attractions go from here. Judit is a lovely and very helpful host. The house is beautiful and Judit has kept everything you might need!!
  • Nastia
    The location was great (10-15 minutes to the center of Pest and 30 minutes to cross Danube and go to Buda castle by walking, metro and buses right next to the building and Keleti station at 25 minutes). It is a flat with two big rooms, a shared...
  • Annette
    The host was kind and helpful and The information very good. A charmig old flat and personaly furnished. Perfekt location.
  • Samy
    Very cosy two-room flat run as a hostel by Judit, a really friendly and caring host, in the heart of Budapest (Astoria). The location is definitely AAA in a typical building of the early XXth century and offering a large choice of gastronomy, and...
  • Timothy
    Beautiful room, check-in clear and easy !! Really good value for money.
  • Lorena
    Big cozy room, beautiful furniture, other small beautiful and practical details, excellent staff, great location in Budapest.
  • Jenna
    the hostel is amazing, very cozy, you feel like home. it’s also very clean and the people are very very kind
  • Frédéric
    Such a perfect stay! From arriving to departure everything was so perfect! Very amazing place in a typical and charming Budapest building, very good located, 2 mn walking from Astoria métro station and 30 min from airport by direct 100 E bus...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • can i get a room with private bathroom?

    Yes, it is possible to book a room with private bathroom.
    Answered on 15 August 2023
  • are there locks on the private room's doors?

    All guest rooms have locks on the doors.
    Answered on 31 August 2022
  • Hi, is there a parking spot provided?

    We do not have a garage. Parking in downtown Budapest is not free on weekdays, but there are garages around, where they have daily and weekly tickets, too.
    Answered on 13 October 2022
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Answered on 10 September 2019
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Area info *

Amenities of Gaia Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Laundry
  • Baggage storage
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Child safety socket covers
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian

House rules

Gaia Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 16 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash Gaia Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Gaia Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Gaia Hostel

  • Gaia Hostel is 1,500 feet from the center of Budapest. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Gaia Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Bicycle rental

  • Check-in at Gaia Hostel is from 9:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Gaia Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.