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Flow Spaces Budapest Review 2023 (Personally Tested)

July 27, 2023

Portait of Adam Dimitrov.

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 Flow Spaces.

This article presents my review of Flow Spaces Budapest, which I ranked as the fourth-best hostel on my best hostels list based on my personal experience.

Summary — Flow Spaces Budapest Review

Who is this hostel for?

  • Flow Spaces is primarily a social atmosphere hostel - like a college dorm.
  • It's great for budget travellers.

What was the best part of staying here?

  • I loved the lounge area where I could socialize with other guests and the quiet workspace for digital nomads.
  • The bed was spacious with a privacy curtain and storage compartment.
  • The receptionists provided exceptional service.

What was the worst part of staying here?

  • I found the communal co-ed bath to be disappointing. There was no private area to change clothes.
  • The bedrooms were cramped, making it difficult to move around.

Did I enjoy my stay here? Would I return?

  • I enjoyed my stay here, but I don't think I'll be coming back.
  • If I'm looking for an affordable option with better quality of life, I'd choose Maverick Urban Lodge over Flow Spaces.
  • However, if I'm in the mood for a social and party-oriented hostel, Hostel One would be my go-to choice.

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

  • Prices start from 9€ per night, making Flow Spaces an extremely affordable hostel.
  • If you want to maximize value at the expense of some comfort, I recommend Avenue Hostel which includes 2 free meals and has a similar price range.

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Summary & Overall Impression

Flow Spaces presents a beautiful blend between a hostel's sociable atmosphere and a hotel's calm, perfect for those desiring a middle ground.

With a vibe reminiscent of a college dorm, this hostel is ideal for budget travelers seeking a balanced experience.

Starting at a wallet-friendly 9€ per night, Flow Spaces offers excellent value.

With a welcoming and sociable atmosphere, a quiet workspace, and a well-equipped kitchen, Flow Spaces offers a unique hostel experience worth considering.


  • Flow Spaces is in a peaceful 9th district of the city center, just a few minutes walk from Central Market Hall and the airport shuttle bus stop.

Noise Levels

  • You can expect typical hostel noises from other guests, but street noise is low.
  • The hostel is near a quiet 1-lane road where buses or trolleys don't pass by.


  • They have 2-3 receptions available 24/7 - checking in was a breeze. They'll ask for your ID and give you a passcard for your room.
  • Note that the hostel has no elevator, so be prepared to climb a three flights of stairs.
  • The hotel offers free luggage storage both before check-in and after check-out. Additionally, they also have secure lockers available for an extra fee.

Vibe & People

  • The winter streets of Budapest can be harsh, but I felt like entering an oasis in a desert after setting foot in Flow Spaces! It's so welcoming!
  • The staff was very friendly and helpful.
  • Most guests were in their low twenties, but I saw people of all ages.
  • The main dining area/lounge is a great spot to eat, cook and socialize with other travelers.


  • The rooms, while somewhat small, feature large, comfortable beds equipped with privacy curtains and a lockable storage box with a free padlock.


  • My bed was comfortable and had a privacy curtain, light, socket, and storage box. The box was in the way when getting onto the bed.
  • I found stray female hair on the pillow under the pillow sheet despite it being washed. Hygiene was acceptable in the bathroom and the entire hostel otherwise.
  • The bed had a wooden frame and tended to squeak.


  • A secure stash can be found under the bed, and the padlock is included for free.


  • My room did not have a private bathroom and instead, I had to use a co-ed communal bathroom.
  • Unfortunately, there wasn't a private spot to get dressed as you either had to use the wet shower or the toilet.


  • The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with kitchenware, including an oven. There is free food and coffee left by others for you to use.
  • The fridges were messy.


Quiet Workspace

  • I discovered that both the dining room tables and the quiet workspace with my laptop were great for getting work done.
  • There is a balcony available for those who need to smoke.

Quick Facts

🧑 Perfect for:

  • Budget-conscious solo travelers or digital nomads (male or female)
  • Families, couples, or small groups
  • Perfect if you want to feel a friendly, upbeat and social vibe

🛏️ Rooms offered:

  • 6 or 8-bed mixed or female-only dormitory rooms
  • 1-6 bed private room

🏷️ Prices:

  • From 13€/night (shared room)
  • From 32€/night (private room)

🧖 Most important amenities:

  • 24/7 front desk
  • Common bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laptop-friendly work area in the lounge
  • Secure item storage in the reception
  • Item stash (padlock included)

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