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8.1
Fabulous 703 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.5
  • Security 7.8
  • Location 7.1
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.3
  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 8.2
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8.1
Fabulous 703 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.5
  • Security 7.8
  • Location 7.1
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.3
  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 8.2

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15th Jun 2017
7.1

First the good: Staff were nice and the hostel is a good walking distance from the train station. The bad: There was a bit of a bedbug epidemic when I was there. Also the cleaning lady came in loudly while people were still in bed and spoke loudly and opened the curtains. Location is very far (about 40 minutes walk) from anything worth seeing. Also, lots of people are sitting in the doorway most of the time smoking so it smells a bit like smoke inside. Older guests were often there.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
11th Jun 2017
9.4

The staff were extremely helpful and the housekeeping is always working so the hostel stays very clean! Great atmosphere- at least while I was there the other travelers were very fun, playing music and having a good time - it felt very welcoming. The only down side is that most of the city's food is in the old town which is around a 30 minute walk from this hostel.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 13 reviews
8th Jun 2017
10.0

The best part about this hostel was the staff, they were all so friendly and welcoming to me and on multiple occasions they offered to share some of their Romanian food with me, and were never short on time or advice about Bucharest to give their guests. The hostel is located just a short and inexpensive train ride from the city centre. The kitchen has all the facilities you need and breakfast is included. Definitely great value for money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
26th Apr 2017
4.0

There were a number of problems and also few weird people

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
4th Apr 2017
9.1

Wonderful hostel located not to far from the city centre, but easy to get to everywhere by bus. friendly staff however little in terms of a nightlife experience.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Italy, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
25th Mar 2017
4.0

Staff was really nice and helpful. Hostel was not clean at all, kitchen and bathrooms were dirty. Rooms were tiny and there was cigarette smell from the reception all the time. Location wasn't good, it's far away from downtown, there are several lines of bus and it is close to Gara de Nord station though.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • brianfarrell630
  • Ireland, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
  • 53 reviews
15th Mar 2017
9.7

Good small hostel close to train station with helpful staff. Very cheap and includes breakfast. Only small hit for me was that an American guest did not at all appreciate my positive opinion of Donald Trump.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
14th Mar 2017
4.9

Seriously contradictory experience than expected based on ratings. (8.4 booking.com rating?! Seriously?! - Even a Hilton has worse rating and that is more close to reality) Zero security (one can come and go as air), overcrowded, small, smelly rooms without any place to put your bags, luggage. Absolute noisy, people, staff, everyone being noisy in front of your door all day and night. People smoking at the entrance door making it unbearable to be in the "lobby".

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • stcapacchione8691
  • England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
  • 39 reviews
8th Mar 2017
7.4

Good but not great. The staff are right outside the dorm and talk with some guests extremely loudly until 2am or later, which is not great if your not up for a party that night. The location is good in terms of being near the train station but is more than 30 minutes away from the old town. The showers are mixed with not much room for changing. The atmosphere is really good though, they have a guitar and some really great common areas plus the hostel seems to be cleaned very regularly!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
18th Jan 2017
8.6

It's a nice hostel in close proximity to the central bus/train station. The staff were friendly and helpful. The bedroom was a bit smelly, but the beds were comfy and lockers were provided. The breakfast was basic - bread/jam and cornflakes with good coffee too. Can't complain for the price though.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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