Carpe Noctem Vitae
Carpe Noctem Vitae (Seize the night life!) offers the perfect balance between providing a wide range of amenities and facilities of a large hostel, but making you feel relaxed in a sociable, fun and family-esq atmosphere. Whether you are traveling alone, or part of a group, you’ll immediately feel welcomed and want to stay with us longer to see what the Budapest hype is all about!
Though still participating in a different party every night of the week, Vitae represents the more relaxed, less intense atmosphere of the five hostels under the world-famous ‘Budapest Party Hostels’ group. Clean, spacious, non-smoking and secure dorm rooms are always ready for travelers in need of rest; drunk and sober alike. Our staff, which are comprised entirely of experienced travelers, have all of the best recommendations and tips to make your stay in the beautiful city of Budapest the unregrettable highlights of your travels.
From: Budapest Airport
Take the 200E bus towards Kőbánya Kispest and then take the blue Metro line towards Újpest-Központ then get off at Nyugati train station. From here you can take the 4/6 tram 2 stops, in the OPPOSITE direction of Széll Kálmán tér, for 2 stops which will be Király utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at no. 50 Erzsébet körút.
From: Népliget Bus Station
Take the blue metro line in the direction of Újpest-Központ for 8 stops and get off at Nyugati Pályaudvar. Come out of the basement and onto street level and take the 4/6 tram 2 stops, in the OPPOSITE direction of Széll Kálmán tér, for 2 stops which will be Király utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at no. 50 Erzsébet körút.
From Nyugati train station:
Take the 4/6 tram, in the OPPOSITE direction of Széll Kálmán tér, for 2 stops which will be Király utca. Get off here and call buzzer 22 at no.50 Erzsébet körút.
From: Keleti International Train station
Take Metro Line 2 (red line) towards Déli station 1 stop to Blaha Lujza tér. From Blaha Lujza tér take the 4 or 6 tram towards Széll Kálmán tér 2 stops and get of at Király utca. We are number 50 Erzsébet Körút and the buzzer number is 22.
Taxis are available from the airport to the hostel. Make sure you go to the Taxi desk, located just outside the arrivals terminal, where they will give you a receipt and send you directly to a taxi. The taxi should cost between 7000 – 9000 Ft on the meter. Do not get a taxi from anyone inside the terminal offering a taxi service as they are not licensed city operators.
If you are a group of 8 or more we can offer a pick up shuttle with a guide waiting for you at the Arrivals terminal. This will cost 3300 Ft one way or 5700 Ft return and this includes a beer for your journey. Just make sure you email the hostel in advance with your flight details to book the transfer.
And why travel, if not to make new friends along the way? Over 60% of Vitae’s floor space are dedicated common areas for you to meet & mingle with other guests over a game of cards, drinks, or the cheap family-dinners the staff put on for only the cost of the meal’s ingredients. Vitae’s 3 modern kitchens are always accessible and if you’d rather eat your meals over a good film or video game session, there’s a projector room and a snug to lounge in during all hours of the day. We have entertainment central with a darts board, table football, guitar heroes and even chess to stop you from getting bored.
Sight seeing and partying don’t always have to go hand in hand, but Vitae’s all staff always try and present a healthy blend of the two together every day with their knowledge of all things Budapest, historic and contemporary. Whether you’re after a romantic evening dinner cruise on the Danube river or a 6am trip to a 24hr bar in the city after a night out, the staff have been in your shoes and will happily point you in the right direction.
It won’t take long to notice the ATM, currency exchange, tram stop, bus stop, convenience store, tobacco shop, and 24hr eateriesand the cheapest bars are all on the same city block as Vitae. Tobacco and drinks are cheap in Budapest, but if all you want to do with your day is soak up some sun on Vitae’s penthouse terrace over a beer and a smoke, and you really can’t be bothered going to the store, the main office has cheap cold beers for sale.
A week with us will include live music with open mic nights, karaoke nights, backpackers’ parties, mad epic pub crawls, party boats, bath parties, cheap drink nights and much much more. Of course we are flexible and open to suggestions, so you let us know what you like and we’ll see if we can get the group along.
We are on three levels and have the luxury of being to able to offer a multitude of different rooms to cater to every budget and privacy request, from private doubles, twins, female only dorms right up to 10 and 12 bed dorms for the more money-conscious traveler.
- Free tea and coffee
- Free wifi
- Guest computers
- Hairdryer and straightener
- Free table football
- Kitchen facilities
- Air con
- Board games
- Beer fridge
- Free towel hire
- Free linen
- Music facilities
- Disco shower
- Foosball (cso cso)
- Meals available
- Tours desk
- Printing facilities