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Friends Hostel Bucharest Reviews

Mircea Vulcanescu 114 (former Stefan Furtuna St.), Bucharest, Romania

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527 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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just stayed there for one night. Perfect if u r your way to somewhere else. Friendly staff, nice breakfast, toilets and shiwers were perfect


* This hostel is in the middle of one of the roughest neighbourhoods in Bucharest. * The Romanian who booked me in was verging on rude. * My room smelt like something was rotting in it. Upon complaining I was told it was because someone had come by bicycle and their stuff was wet. I asked to move but no other room was available. * Lockers are tiny and will only fit a few valuable items, unlike most hostels. * I booked out and went elsewhere. Life's too short for poor hostels.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice friendly staff, laid back atmosphere. Decent free breakfast. Somebody had a yappy dog next door, but the place is quiet otherwise. The music coming from the church behind it was very relaxing on the Sunday morning.

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Vera from hostel was verry nice in process of booking and when we arrived there she was most helpfull. Location is ok, we were walking from hostel to old part of town. Everything was clean and nice.


This is a great hostel to stay at if you are coming into the north gara. You can walk to the hostel easily from the north gara and catch a cab and navigate through the city easily. There is a great free walking tour near the People's Palace and the hostel staff can tell you about some good places to visit and give information about the walking tour. The kitchen was great for cooking and there was a small complimentary breakfast included already. I would stay here again if in Bucharest.

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Administration system very disorganized. Only 8 dorm rooms but advertise 10 dorm rooms - confusing! I had booked for 5 nights and had printout but only registered as 4 nights on hostel spreadsheet. Only at end of webpage facilities that are unavailable. Had to move room to accommodate larger party and then bed subsequently given to another guest!


Nice place and staff but a bit of a walk to the centre


Location is kind of in the ghetto of Bucharest, 20-30 minute walk to city center. As a solo traveler, just make sure to be aware of your surroundings. I noticed more groups passing through, so not the best atmosphere. Definitely recommend going on the free walking tour which is offered in the morning and evening, they were more informative then hostel staff. If you have the time take a day trip out to Transylvania to see Dracula's castle! It was alright, not sure if I would return.


I booked a 3 pax bedroom and ended up sleeping in the attics. It was so low that I hit my head once. Definitely much worst than staying in multi pax dorms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, the 3 beds dorm is indeed in the attic, and part of the room is quite low, but not all the room. It's a matter of preferences.


A well-run hostel, the staff was very helpful. I would stay here again.


Great hostel, a little far from the old city center, but still within walking distance. Very friendly staff, good toilets ads shower facilities.


The personnel is very friendly and helpful and when we travel this is a very important factor


A good location that is so easy to walk to from the train station. A really helpful and friendly American member of staff. A good chill out zone upstairs, free internet usage and a free breakfast in the morning. I would definitely recommend


Fantastic stay. Great staff, great location, best value for money hostel in Bucharest.


It was a great experience staying at Friend's Hostel, probably one of the funnest hostels i have ever stayed in europe and i certainly will recommend it to anyone I know that goes to Bucharest!


Its'a good spoot ,close to the buss station.A lots improvement in the cervise!!Last time when i was there, they barely had a tipe of tea... Now it is a full breackfast!Well Done! Oou

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