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Adagio 2.0 Basilica Hostel Review 2023 (Personally Tested)

July 27, 2023

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Author: Adam Dimitrov — Budapester, Hungarian & City Expert/Guide

If you're planning a trip to Budapest and feeling overwhelmed with choosing a hostel, I'm here to help!

I stayed at eight different hostels in Budapest, including Adagio 2.0 Basilica Hostel.

This article presents my review of Adagio 2.0 Basilica Budapest, which I ranked as the eight-best hostel on my best hostels list based on my personal experience.

Summary — Adagio 2.0 Basilica Review

Who is this hostel for?

  • Adagio is a good option for those who prefer a clean and minimalist environment and value a comfortable bed with minimal socializing.

What was the best part of staying here?

  • Although the decor of the common areas was pleasing, I did not have an exceptional experience overall.
  • This place lacks unique characteristics that would make it stand out as the best in any particular category.

What was the worst part of staying here?

  • The room was noisy because of its location near a busy avenue, but earplugs helped.

Did I enjoy my stay here? Would I return?

  • I found Adagio 2.0 satisfactory, but I wouldn't stay there again.
  • Maverick Urban Lodge is a better option for quality of life at a similar price.
  • For a more social atmosphere, Hostel One is my preferred choice.

How much does it cost? Is it good value for money?

  • Prices start from 10€ per night, making Avenue Hostel an extremely affordable hostel.
  • If you want a better deal with 2 free meals included, try Avenue Hostel.

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Summary & Overall Impression

💡 My Adagio 2.0 Basilica Hostel Review is based on a 1-night stay (2022 December).

Adagio 2.0 Hostel is your place if you're all about a good night's sleep in a clean and comfortable environment.

While it might lack the wow factor or unique selling points, it's strong on providing the basics done right. All things considered, Adagio 2.0 Hostel is a solid pick for those looking for budget-friendly, minimalist accommodation in a fantastic location.

In terms of cost, Adagio 2.0 won't burn a hole in your pocket. With bunk bed rates starting at just 10€ per off-season night and private rooms from 47€ per night, it offers real bang for your buck.


  • The hostel is centrally located in Budapest, next to St. Peters Basilica.
  • You have easy access to the best of the city's attractions, nightlife, and public transport, including the 100E airport shuttle bus that stops nearby at Deak Ference Square.

Noise Levels

  • You can expect typical hostel noises from other guests. There's high street noise from the a busy avenue nearby, so earplugs are mandatory if you want to sleep.


  • This hostel has a 24/7 front desk for easy check-in. They'll ask for ID and give you a passcard for your room.
  • You can also sign up for events and tours at reception.
  • The hostel is located on the first floor, but unfortunately, there is no elevator available.

Vibe & People

  • The common areas are tastefully decorated, contributing to a modern, sleek vibe.
  • The hostel is best suited for people who only need a place to sleep while exploring the city during the day.


  • The rooms at Adagio are spacious, featuring trendy bunk beds and standard-sized lockers. The parquet floor lends a classy touch but can be a little creaky.


  • Equipped with privacy curtains, lamps, and sockets, the beds offer all essentials except a personal items tray.


  • There are secure lockers in the room to ensure the safety of your belongings.
  • No padlock is needed, as they work via passcard.


  • The room features a private shower and toilet, which are separate. Despite their small size, they are well-maintained and clean.


  • The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, coffee machine, and kitchenware, stove and oven.


View of St. Peter's Basilica

  • One of the great features of this hostel is the stunning view of St. Peter's Basilica.

Quick Facts

🧑 Perfect for:

  • Budget-conscious solo travelers or digital nomads (male or female)
  • Couples, families, or small groups

🛏️ Rooms offered:

  • 8 or 10-bed mixed or female-only dormitory rooms
  • 1-4 bed private rooms

🏷️ Prices:

  • From 10€/night (shared room)
  • From 47€/night (private room)

🧖 Most important amenities:

  • 24/7 front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Secure item storage in the reception
  • Item locker (lockable via passcard)

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