Beds in 12 beds dorm
Only for 7€/night !
1st March - 30th April
The cheapest, the cleanest, the nearest and the greenest accomodation in the heart of Budapest...
Green Island hostel! welcome to

About & Prices

Have an idea about our accomodation... see some pictures... find the prices...


The 2800 m long and 500 meters wide Margit-sziget (Margaret island), where the hostel is located, is the most beautiful island in Budapest - which is perfect for those who wish to relax and play sports in its parks. The island was accessible by boat only until 1901, when a wing of the Margaret bridge was built leading it to Buda and Pest, and then from 1950 the Árpád bridge was built on the northern tip. The transport by cars is limited with the exception of the buses No. 26 and 134 and by special license. At the entrance of Árpád bridge there is a toll parking.

You find a lot of fun, culture, sport, tranquility on the spot and even more out of the island in the city, just nearby (read Activities section). On the island there is a sport swimming pool, one of the largest open air "aquapark" (bath complex or water park) in Central Europe, a pet zoo, medieval ruins, a musical fontain, a nice water tower, open air theatre, hotel with health resort, sport club, and maraton track, rent a bikes, etc. (see a summary here).

Hostel overview

Green Island hostel is a brand new place on Margaret Island of Budapest. We are waiting for our guests with a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere in the city center. Guests can relax, chill out on our 250m2 private terrace after the party nights or daytime, facing to the river under a massive roof giving shadow from the strong summer sun heat. The hostel has its own bar where you can get all kind of drinks and can taste delicious foods next door or if you want to cook, we have a fully equipped common kitchen. The hostel has a very nice river view to the Pest side from the hall, from the kitchen and the front dorm rooms. Even go for a run on the special running path around the island, you find it front of the hostel. The hostel area provides free wifi connection. Summing up:

  • Secure locker.
  • Washing machine.
  • Television room and lounge area.
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi.
  • Communal kitchen, self-catering facilities.
  • Bar (except at Winter)
  • BBQ area.
  • 24 hours reception, no curfew.
  • Pets are allowed.

Accommodation information

Green Island hostel has availability for lower price dorms or private rooms. All rooms are en suites!
Please note that if the reservation is for dorm, we can not guarantee to put family members and friends into the same room!

  • 1×12 beds dorm
  • 1×10 beds dorm
  • 1×8 beds dorm
  • 3×4 beds private room or dorm as you wish - all are en suite rooms
  • 1×double room
  • 1×twin room

  • We can accommodate up to 44-46 people.
  • Bunk beds are in the dorm rooms, both single and bunk beds are in the private rooms.
  • Bed sheets, linen and towel are provided.
  • All the rooms have 24 hours hot showers.

  • Earliest check-in: 13:00
  • Latest check-out: 10:30

Cancellation Policy

Guests can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable!

Good to know !

  • Don’t change money nor at the airport neither in the railway stations, you lose a lot because of the bad rate!
  • Don't change money in black anywhere, especially on the streets, you will get a bad rate or you will be hacked!
  • Take the official taxi at the airport kiosk front of the terminal or order our shuttle service, indicate it in your booking (see more at Service section).
  • Our shuttle picks you up at any railway station in Budapest as well !
  • If you choose public transport, don’t forget to buy tickets any time you change the bus, tramway or subway (metro) and must validate it! Itinery: Bus N° 200 front of the airport upto the final station (take care to take the bus to the direction of Köbanya-Kispest Metro terminal). Then take the Metro N° 3 upto Nyugati pu. station. Here you have two options: 2 stops with Tram N° 4 or 6 towards the river (direction Széll Kàlmàn tér) and you get off at Margareth Island on the middle of the Margareth Bridge or you come by Bus N° 26 which comes to the Island strait. By bus you take 3 stops till Hajós Alfréd uszoda stop. Follow HOSTEL sign on footpath. You can walk as well from Nyugati square Metro stop, it takes about 20 minutes beauty walk!
  • We provided a map to see where our hostel is located in the city and some other attraction: see it in the Activities section.

Bed prices

Bed in the 12 beds dorm


See discount on Home page!

Bed in the 10 beds dorm


Bed in the 8 beds dorm


Bed in a 4 beds room


Private room prices

12 beds dorm as a private room


10 beds dorm as a private room


8 beds dorm as a private room


4 beds room


Double & Twin room




What we can offer...


Breakfast for relaxed people

4€/breakfast (cca. 1200 HUF/current exchange rate). Indicate this option in the Reservation.

pick up at the airport

Shuttle service from and to the airport/railway station

25€/20€/car max.4 people (cca. 7700/6100 HUF on current exchange rate). 5€ discount in case of return transfer. Indicate the shuttle option in the Reservation. If you are a larger group and you need a transfer, ask our competitive offer in the Reservation! We wait for you with a signboard to find us ("Green Island Hostel").

rent a bike

Rent a nice bike & ride the city, the best way to see the sights and attractions of Budapest.

7€/day + 5000 HUF deposit + passport

Budapest guide

Have a local person to guide you in the city. Ideal for first days, he explains and shows the important things and sites.

30€/day from 10:00 to 20:00, no matter how many people are in the group. Indicate this option in the Reservation.

Activities, Sites & Map

So many things, impossible to write all sightseeings and activities what you can find in this beautiful city, the only thing we can say that there are things you never find somewhere else... We try to suggest you the most important things here and if you will not have enough time for all of those, you will be welcome to be accommodated again in our place!

You can see the below mentioned attractions and sites on the map at the bottom of this page.

One of the closest Hostel to Sziget Festival!

A complete festival-holiday experience: 7 days of non-stop party, 200 programs daily, 60 program venues, Great concerts in all possible music styles: the line-up is ranging from the biggest names of the international pop/rock scene to stars of world and electronic music, but you will also find metal, folk, jazz, blues, alternative and even classical tunes!


Ruin pubs - for what the European youth comes to Budapest

"The beginning of the 21st century was an exciting turning point in the nightlife of Budapest: in the central area of the city new places were opened one after another in tenement houses and factory buildings doomed to destruction. These were equipped with rejected furniture of old community centres, cinemas, and grandmothers’ flats, bringing a retro feeling into these places. They were soon called ruinpubs and became popular very fast among the youth of Budapest - ruinpub is the exact translation of the Hungarian name."

Type the words "ruin pubs budapest" on Google Images and you will have more ideas about it.


Palatinus is just a stone's throw away!

The Open-Air Bath, located on the Margit island, in a nature conservation area, was opened as a beach on the bank of the Danube in 1919. Today Palatinus is a modern complex with 6 swimming and bath pools, the largest in its category in Central Europe and was voted among the most beautiful outdoor pools in the world by Guardian readers in July 2013. It is fun for everyone: for sport men with a 50 and a 44 meters swimming pools, for children with children's pools, one wave pool and a hot thermal bath, excellent for older people but of course, young people visit it too. There are water slides, small snacks and restaurants. Relax, sun bath and pick-nick on the loan, the area is like a park where stepping on the grass is not forbidden.


Cafés & Restaurants

Coffee culture was thriving in Budapest from around the early 1910’s until the beginning of the 1930’s and around 500 cafés were scattered around the city. They served as common meeting places of writers, poets and artists. Besides artists, ordinary people also visited them for a cup a coffee on Sunday afternoons, coffee houses were a home to vivid cultural life. In recent years many impressive places have been restored to their original splendour and give a new life for coffee culture. "While sipping my coffee, I contemplate the fine interior and travel back in time to the beginning of the last century when Budapest was the city of cafes."

Our suggestion for a lunch : Bali Caffe → See more...

Our suggestion for a coffee : Book Café Lotz Hall → See more...

Our suggestion for a hot chocolate : New York Café → See more...

Our suggestion for an ice cream : Ruszwurm → See more...

And more : Gerbeaud Café → See more...

And more : Angelika Café → See more...

And more : Gerloczy Café → See more...

An oasis in the middle of the Danube!

...a small zoo with cute animals, pony riding, medieval ruins, olympic swimming pool, running track, bike hire, sightseeing train, japanese garden and so on... right nearby you.


World heritage sites

"The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has listed the view of the Danube embankments and the Buda Castle District - which is one of the most beautiful and romantic parts of the city of Budapest - as a World Heritage site on the 11th of December, 1987."

"Both the Pest and Buda embankments of the Danube streching from the Liberty Bridge all the way up to the Margaret Bridge, the area encompassed by the Chain Bridge and some of the buildings belonging to the Technical University, the Gellért Bath, the Gellért Hill with the Statue of Liberty and the Citadel, the Castle of Buda, the Baroque churches and Turkish baths of the so-called Water Town, further more the Parliament, the Academy of Sciences and the Gresham Palace - these are all parts of the World Heritage today."

"Heroes' Square along with its surroundings, and Andrássy Avenue with the Millenium Underground Railway have joined the Buda Castle District and the view of the banks of the Danube on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the year 2002."


Address, Booking & Contact

Green Island Hostel
Margitsziget, Pesti rakpart
1138 Budapest, Hungary

Tel. +36(99)999 9990 - If you want just a reservation, please write us via the below contact form (until that we finish constructing the reservation form) for having it written !

GPS coordinates: 47.520302, 19.046731
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