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This property is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Located in green surroundings on the car-free Margaret Island in Budapest, Island Hostel Budapest features a large terrace with views of the Danube River. There is an on-site pub and a shared kitchen, while free WiFi is available in the entire building.

All accommodations units come functionally furnished. Rooms have a private bathroom, and the dormitories have shared bathroom facilities located in the unit.

The Palatinus Beach is 650 feet from Island Hostel Budapest. A tram stop of line no 4 and 6 on the Margaret Bridge is 2,450 feet away and can be accessed on foot. A bus stop, with connections to the city, can be reached in 853 feet, while the nearest public transport boat stop is 700 feet away.

Public parking is possible within a 15-minute walk, for an additional cost.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Island Hostel Budapest has been welcoming guests since Jun 26, 2013

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)


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4 reasons to choose Island Hostel Budapest

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Margaret Island Fountain
    0.1 miles
  • Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium
    0.2 miles
  • Lukács Bath
    0.5 miles
  • Olimpia Park
    0.7 miles
  • Margaret Island - Open air theatre
    0.7 miles
  • Westend City Center
    0.7 miles
  • Kiraly Baths
    0.8 miles
  • Museum of Ethnography
    0.9 miles
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
    0.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Champs Sziget
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Margaret Island Japanese Garden
    1 miles
  • Hungarian State Opera House
    1.3 miles
  • St. Stephen's Basilica
    1.4 miles
  • Fisherman's Bastion
    1.4 miles
  • Trinity Square
    1.4 miles
  • Matthias Church
    1.4 miles
  • Chain Bridge
    1.5 miles
  • Heroes' Square
    1.5 miles
  • Buda Castle
    1.7 miles
  • Keleti Train Station
    2.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Margitszigeti halastó
    1.2 miles
  • River Duna
    0 miles
Public transit
  • Train Nyugati Train Station
    0.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
    11.7 miles
How to get to Island Hostel Budapest from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
    Private shuttle
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Stég Pub

    Food: American, Hungarian, Grill/BBQ

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Island Hostel Budapest
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Badminton equipment
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adults only
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hungarian
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Island Hostel Budapest takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:30 AM - 10:30 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 not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Island Hostel Budapest accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the Margaret Island is car-free. Cars can be parked on the Buda or the Pest side of the city, reachable in a 15-minute walk.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Island Hostel Budapest 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.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Stég Pub: Closed from Fri, Nov 15, 2019 until Wed, Apr 15, 2020

License number: KO20002962

FAQs about Island Hostel Budapest

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Island Hostel Budapest by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 50min
    • Bus 1h 30min

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Water park
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Badminton equipment
    • Bike tours
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bar crawls
    • Beach
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Themed dinners

  • Island Hostel Budapest is 1.6 miles from the center of Budapest.

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

  • The nearest beach is 0.6 miles from Island Hostel Budapest.

  • Check-in at Island Hostel Budapest is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Island Hostel Budapest has 2 restaurants:

    • Restaurant
    • Stég Pub