Additional Terms and Conditions for Accommodations in Hungary from 01.08.2022.

Additional Terms and Conditions for Accommodations in Hungary


  1. The Effect of this Annex

  1. As regards accommodations in Hungary (hereinafter referred to as Accommodations), the provisions of the GTC shall apply together with the additional terms and conditions set out in this Annex, regardless of the nationality or residence of the Partner.  

  2. The additional terms and conditions set out in this Annex shall supplement and amend, the clauses of the GTC which relate to the original provisions. Any section of the GTC not affected by this Annex shall apply to the Partner with unchanged content.

3. Capitalised terms not defined in this Annex shall have the same meanings as given to them in the GTC. As regards Accommodations, Commission shall mean the commission set out in the Appendix to this Annex. 

II. Definitions

Basic Service

means the Online Platform Service and Online Payment Service together

Online Payment Service Charge

means the service charge to be paid for Online Payment Services

Online Payment Service

means the activity of the Service Provider (technical completion assistant) as a cooperating party according to §6:129 of the Hungarian Civil Code, during which said Service Provider acts exclusively on behalf of the Partner and receives financial amounts as a cooperator of the Partner from the Guests

Partner Management Category

means the financial categorization of Partners which determines the due date for payment of Commissions and fees, and the initial date of suspension of the Service by the Service Provider in case of late payment.

SZÉP Card

means the so-called Széchenyi Lesisure Time Card according to Government Decree 76/2018 (IV. 20.)  


  1. Reservations 

Section VII of the GTC is to be amended as follows:

  1. For accommodations registered on or after 15 October 2015, only a real-time booking system may be used.

  1. Payment Terms

Section IX of the GTC is to be amended as follows: 

  1. The payment terms for the Commission Account shall be determined by the Partner's relevant Partner Management Category, as follows:

  1. VIP: First class stable company, payment term: 30 calendar days, day of service suspension: 30 calendar days after due date. 

  2. Featured: stable company, payment term: 14 calendar days, day of service suspension: 15 calendar days after due date.

  3. Normal: company of average risk, payment term: 14 calendar days, day of service suspension: 8 calendar days after due date.

  4. Risky: above average risk company, payment term: 8 calendar days, day of service suspension: 4 calendar days after due date.

  5. High risk: company far above average risk, payment term: 8 calendar days, day of service suspension: 2 calendar days after due date.

  6. Excluded: a high-risk company, the Service Provider’s former partner whose (over)due debts have reached the stage of debt collection several times, or the debts have never been recovered by way of legal proceedings; this sort of Partner may be categorized again in case of advance payment.

  1. As regards Partners having effective contracts at the date of entry into force of the GTC, categorization in the Partner Management Category shall not change the payment terms under the previous GTC. Subsequent to the entry into force of the GTC, the Service Provider shall review the Partner Management Categories on October 31st each year, or if this is a national or bank holiday, on the following first work day, and may determine the new Partner Management Category based on the compliance with the payment deadlines for invoices issued within 365 days prior to the review. Following the review, persistently strict adherence to the payment deadline may result in an upgrading of the partner management category, while persistently late payment may result in a downgrading of the partner management category, where persistent late payment is defined as an average delay of more than 5 calendar days. Public disclosure (NAV pages, registry court announcements) of negative events or the involvement of a debt collector company owing to payment failures may result in the immediate downgrading of the Partner’s category. 

  2. The Service Provider has the right to unilaterally determine and change the Partner Management Category and the conditions for classification in the categories. The Partner Management Category is not public.  

  3. The Partner may pay the Service Provider the Commission for the Reservation of the Accommodation in cash.

  1. Online Payment Service

The following chapters shall be added to Section XX of the GTC:

XX. Online Payment Service

  1. The Online Payment Service shall be introduced in phases. The Service Provider shall notify the Partner via the Administration Interface of the IT upgrades that enable them to access the Online Payment Service. Having been registered prior to January 1, 2022, Partners running Accommodations in Hungary may request the use of the Online Payment Service on the Administration Interface at their own discretion. As regards Partners registered on January 1, 2022 or subsequently, said Online Payment Service is obligatory. The content of Articles 9 to 20 of this Additional Terms and Conditions shall apply to Partners’ contracts on the day they start using the Online Payment Service, or whenever the use of said application becomes binding to them. Article 21 will apply in any other case.   

  2. If this Online Payment Service applies to a Partner, by accepting this GTC, the Partner assigns the Service Provider as a cooperating party (technical completion assistant) according to §6:129 of the Hungarian Civil Code to receive from the Guests deposits or other amounts exceeding deposit to be paid to the Partner based on the agreement made between the Partner and the Guest as a result of a Reservation. The Service Provider does not carry out financial transactions on behalf of the User or Guest, it only takes part as the Partner’s cooperating party to receive amounts from the Guests (Article (1) of §6:129 of the Hungarian Civil Code). Amounts received shall be settled by the Service Provider with the Partner as follows:  

  3. In the framework of Online Service Payment, the Service Provider takes action on the basis of the Partner’s authorization to have all amounts paid by the Guests (by bank transfer, credit/debit card or SZÉP card) credited from the Guest’s account to the Service Provider’s deposit account as the combined account held for this purpose. Given the foregoing, the Guests shall apply methods of payment that enable them to pay by bank transfer to bank accounts held in Hungarian Forints in Hungary, because the online system handles only the currency of Hungarian Forint. If the Partners designate amounts to be paid to them in currencies other than Hungarian Forint, the Service Provider shall, at the moment of Reservation, exchange the amount according to the exchange rates validated by the Hungarian National Bank (MNB) on the day prior to the day of transaction, and so such amount is to be deducted from the Guests in Hungarian Forint. As regards the foregoing, Partners are NOT entitled to deduct any amount, cost or service charge from the Service Provider or the Guests by referring to exchange rate differences or any other legal title.    

  4. In the framework of the Online Payment Service, the Service Provider shall ensure that all amounts to be paid by the Guests to the Partners are paid

  1. by bank transfer;

  2. by bank or credit/debit cards; or 

  3. by the so-called Széchenyi Lesisure Time Cards (“SZÉP Cards”) according to Government Decree 76/2018. (IV. 20.), if the Partners’ Accommodation accepts SZÉP cards and such  fact  is set adequately on the Administration Interface.

  1. If the Administration Interface is set to show the Partner accepting SZÉP Cards, the Partner declares that it has all necessary legal, tangible and technical conditions to accept SZÉP Cards, and also declares that this operation is completed licitly according to all effective legal regulations binding it and in possession of all necessary licenses. The Partner also declares that it de facto renders services numbered as per TEÁOR (Uniform Categorization Scheme for Business Activities) in the case of each reservation according to Government Decree 76/2018. (IV.20.). The Service Provider is not obliged but entitled to check the correctness of the settings. The Partner shall be solely responsible and liable for any damage caused to the Service Provider or the Guest as a result of any unenforced, untrue or incorrect settings. In the case of acceptance of a SZÉP Card, the Partner is liable to mark the following on the Administration Interface:  

  1. the SZÉP Cards accepting facility/place registration number;

  2. which subaccount pursuant to Section 71 (1) a)-c) of Act CXVII of 1995 on personal tax returns is to be debited by payments using SZÉP cards as accepted payment; and

  3. which bank that issues SZÉP Cards is contracted with the Partner.

  1. Bank transfers by the Service Provider to the Partners from the combined account are performed once a week. At the time of bank transfers, the Service Provider delivers an accurate statement to the Partners via the Administration Interface regarding what items the bank transfers include, i.e., which Reservation they relate to as well as their legal title. Amounts paid by the Guests will be transferred by the Service Provider to the Partner as follows:  

  1. deposits on the first transfer date following the deadline for cancellation without obligation to pay as specified in the Offer. The deposit payment period shall not be shorter than the period allowed for the Guest to cancel the Reservation without any obligation to pay;

  2. amount in excess of the deposit from the amount transferred by the Guests to the combined account (if there is any) to be paid by the Service Provider to the Partner on the first bank day following the verified day of the Guests’ checking out from the Accommodation of the Partner;  

  3. any amount (or any unpaid part of it) to be paid by the Guests to the Partner which is due as a result of canceling the Reservation on the first bank day following the due date.

  1. The Partner shall designate which Reservations shall be paid by the Online Payment Service. If the Offer includes online payment terms, the Guests will be enabled to pay to the Partner only in accordance with such terms. The minimum amount to be paid by the Guest is the amount of deposit defined in the Offer. The Guest is entitled to pay more than this amount however. The Service Provider shall return to the Guest's (sender's) account the part of the amount paid by the Guest that exceeds the amounts due to the Partner under the contract between the Guest and the Partner based on the Reservation. If the Guest fails to pay the deposit until the time limit set out in the Offer, such failure means the waiver of agreement made between the Partner and the Guest, and so the Guest’s Reservation will automatically be cancelled, except the following case: if the amount paid by the Guest is max. 100 HUF lower than the amount of the deposit included in the Offer, the Reservation is not cancelled, and the difference shall be paid by the Guest by any payment method as set out in the GTC (e.g.: Online Payment Service, or directly to the Partner upon arrival at the Accommodation).       

  2. If the Guest modifies the Reservation and the Service Provider has knowledge of such modification, the Administration Interface automatically tracks down the following modifications: changes of the full gross amount of the Reservation, and/or the due date of the deposit, and/or the amount to be paid to the Partner in the case of lawful cancellation. However, the Administration Interface does not allow any change that would bring the departure date within three days if the deposit has not yet been paid. If the full gross amount of the Reservation would be lower than the amount of the already paid deposit as a result of any modification, the system will reduce the deposit to the new full gross amount of the Reservation; the excess amount will be repaid to the Guest from the party holding this amount.   

  3. For the use of the Online Payment Service, a service charge is to be paid to Service Provider. As regards the Online Payment Service, the Commission defined in this Annex is 1% higher, which includes the total consideration to be paid for the Basic Service.

  4. The Service Provider is liable to transfer the amount paid by the Guest from the combined account to the Partner. The Partner is liable to handle this amount as a payment by the Guest. The Partner shall deliver proforma and final invoices regarding the paid amounts to the Guests. The Partner is NOT responsible to deliver invoices to the Service Provider. The Service Charge of the Online Payment Service shall be paid to the Service Provider if the Service Provider has transferred to the Partner any amount paid by the Guest in connection with the Reservation.     

  5. In the framework of the Online Payment Service, the Partner may send an invoice to the Guest for the unpaid part of the remaining full gross amount of the Reservation in addition to the amounts paid by the Guest to the Partner online, as well as the amount of services required on-site in addition to the content of the Offer. The Service Charge of the Online Payment Service is NOT to be transferred by the Partner to the Guests.   

  6. At the Partner's request, in the cases specified in the GTC and in the case of payment by SZÉP card, the Service Provider shall participate in the refund or compensation case between the Partner and the Guest. If in the case of any payment by SZÉP card the Partner shall reimburse amounts to the Guests, such event shall be reported to the Service Provider and the amount shall be transferred to the Service Provider’s bank account. The Service Provider is liable to reimburse the amount to the Guest, more specifically to the SZÉP card (sub)account from which the original payment for the Reservation was made to the Service Provider’s bank account held for this purpose.

  7. If the Partner has NO access to the Online Payment Surface, yet the Partner requires deposit as included in the Offer, the Partner shall indicate an international bank account number (IBAN, SWIFT) on the Administration Interface for the purpose of bank transfer whose setting is enabled by such Interface. If such data is not available on the Administration Interface, the Service Provider is entitled to refuse the option. 

  1. Gold Partnership

  1. The Service Provider offers to the Partners a cooperation with preferential rights (hereinafter referred to as "Gold Partnership"). The Gold Partnership automatically covers all Partners with no necessity to pass acceptance (hereinafter referred to as Gold Partner) that entirely meet the requirements set out in the Additional Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as ATC). Whenever the revised version of the ATC is disclosed, those Gold Partners that meet the requirements of Gold Partnership according to the revised version of the ATC remain part of the cooperation.  

  2. The Gold Partnership exclusively provides benefits and discounts for Gold Partners; however, the Service Provider ensures the option of withdrawing from the partnership as set out in the ATC, if the concerned Gold Partner decides NOT to take part in the partnership. 

  3. The Service Provider shall define the terms and conditions of Gold Partnership in the ATC which should be disclosed on its website. The Service Provider reserves the right to modify or nullify the ATC at any time in accordance with the obligation of information set out in said ATC.

  4. 60 days prior to the day of entry into force of the revised version of the ATC, the Service Provider shall send a separate e-mail to notify all Partners who will become or remain Gold Partners according to the revised version of the ATC, and also to those who will no longer be Gold Partners according to the same instrument. 

  1. Commission

Accurate commission rates as set out in Section X of the effective Szallas.hu GTC (http://szallas.hu/aszf) (method of billing) 

  1. As regards Accommodations located within the territorial scope of the VAT Act (regsitered offices, places of business or branch offices in Hungary), the Value Added Tax calculated at the VAT rate according to the effective VAT Act will be accounted in addition to the net commission, so that commissions will be invoiced with value added taxes.  

  2. As regards Partners contracted in member states of the European Union, except Partners listed in Section 26:

    1. Net commissions will be invoiced to Partners holding valid EU tax numbers (invoicing according to reverse charge rules; Council Directive 2006/112/EC);

    2. Partners without a valid EU tax number will be charged VAT in accordance with EU legislation in addition to the net commission, the commission will be invoiced at the value plus VAT.;

  3. net commissions will be invoiced to Partners contracted outside of the EU (third countries).


The commission rate is determined by the location and type of accommodation, and will be as follows from 1st January 2021 (the table does not include the fee for the Online Payment Service):


Accommodations with Hungarian invoicing address

Accommodations holding valid EU tax numbers and invoicing addresses within and outside of the EU  

Accommodations holding NO valid EU tax numbers, and invoicing addresses within the EU  

Category of Accommodation 

Hungary, except Budapest

Hungary, Budapest 

Hungary, except Budapest

Hungary, Budapest 

Hungary, except Budapest

Hungary, Budapest 

Apartment 

12% + VAT

15% + VAT

12% 

15% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Chalet

12% + VAT

12% + VAT

12% 

12% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Pension

12% + VAT

15% + VAT

12% 

15% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Holiday house

12% + VAT

15% + VAT

12% 

15% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Inn 

12% + VAT

15% + VAT

12% 

15% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Guesthouse 

12% + VAT

15% + VAT

12% 

15% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Villa 

12% + VAT

15% + VAT

12% 

15% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Student hostel

10% + VAT

10% + VAT

10% 

10% 

10% + local VAT 

10% + local VAT 

Hostel 

10% + VAT

10% + VAT

10% 

10% 

10% + local VAT 

10% + local VAT 

Motel 

12% + VAT

15% + VAT

12% 

15% 

12% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 

Hotel 

13% + VAT

15% + VAT

13% 

15% 

13% + local VAT 

15% + local VAT 


Definition: 


Accommodation category: categories into which the Accommodations (Partners) have categorized themselves while registering on the website and which have been checked by the Service Provider, hence the specific accommodation of the Partner is shown in that category on the website.