Spicy Hostel

I like to think our hostel isn't like the typical type of hostels that most places are becoming now a days. We strive to make our team and as well as our guests become part of our family. We cook dinners together, have nights out together, and show guests around the city; because we truly enjoy living in this city and want to show everyone how amazing it is.

We have an extensive social program and we are located in the heart of Budapest, near all the attractions. For those who like to prepare their own meals, the central market hall is at the end of our street. Also, we encourage dinner nights so we can all enjoy each others company.
And, after you go we try to stay in contact, because like I said- we are all family, and we'd love for you to be part of it!

Realistically? Like complete crap...Ok, haha. So about myself; well I am sarcastic and love to joke (obviously it's hard to pick up on sarcasm in typing, so, I'm sorry). :-) But you hopefully read the above paragraph... =D We are all young local and international people who are outgoing, fun, ready to show you a good time in 'Pest, yet still have a professional manner. You’ll be treated like part of our family; which at times does mean we expect you to collaborate with your activities. When you have your free time, then we will be hanging out with guests, watching movies, jamming, or hitting the bars that Budapest is so famous for. The staff here are mostly like me (and most other travelers) we love music, sport, people, travel, movies, beer, liquor …but most of all, BUDAPEST!


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This place is perfect in so many ways for people who really want to share with others and is open to learn and to suit for the time you're staying.
Alex is a wonderful host, also the volunteers team are so welcoming and easygoing. And Spicy is a real definition of what a hostel life is!
But I think there's a place for each of us and for personal convictions I couldn't complete my experience there, that I'm pretty sure it would have been wonderful in another stage of my life :)
Thank you for receiving me, Alex.

13 days ago



This was my first Worldpackers experience and I couldn’t have picked a better place. Spicy felt like home thanks to Alex, Arwin and the other volunteers. The atmosphere in the hostel is always great, you get to meet new people everyday and make really good friends. The work there is easy and you can always count on Alex and Arwin for help. The other volunteers became my family, and the guests were always super nice, too! I would love to come back some day and I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone!! Thank you so much for everything Spicy❤️🌶️

27 days ago



Alex and Arwin are super wholesome hosts. They ask you every week if you have some special days you want off and the work was suuuper easy. Only 3 shifts a week and the hostel is located pretty much in the centre of Pest which was also suuuper useful 🥰 all the guests are soo cute and it is a pleasure to spend my summer here! I can only recommend :)

about 2 months ago



I‘d absolutely recommend this position at Spicy! It really feels like a volunteering, because Alex & Arwin are always around to help you, when there‘s something to do!
The hostel itself is the right balance between quiet and socializing!
You will never feel alone. Meeting other travelers is very easy, because everybody I met was very open-minded.
My only small suggestion of improvement is the small volunteers-room, and the fact that there are only two fans and no Air-Condition, but as far as I know Arwin is already working on that! :)

2 months ago

Alex replied

Ahhh Max, I'm sorry I didn't write a review in time. But to anyone who reads this Maxim is the best, great worker and lovely person. Would always recommend to any host, and hes welcome back anytime.



Spicy hostel se va a volver tú segunda familia, hay aproximadamente siempre 4 voluntarios por lo que vas a convivir y hacer muchos amigos, el cuarto del staff no es el mejor pero puedes dormir sin ningún problema
Solo trabajas dos dias a la semana por lo que no se te hace muy cansado y tienes tiempo de recorrer la ciudad

9 months ago

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