Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Funky Mamaliga Hostel Reviews

str. Kogalniceanu 16, Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova

Reviews & Ratings Explained


77 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Was one of the best time, which spent in abroad.


it was very beautiful and the staff so friendly and helped me with everything best hostel i have ever seen,,the manager a great women and i enjoyed there and it was nice :) and i think that everyone who wants to travel to chisinau he should have to stay at Funky Hostel.

  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iraq
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


didnt stay at funky but at RETRO hostel they are both run by the same manager, a nice lady who knows how to handle travellers and both had the same incompetent and unprofissional staff i arrive with a reservation and with 10% paid and i was told that there wasnt place cause they play music insted check mail so i had to go to the other hostel, more expensive and pay full fare! then i was ask to leave 50 lei deposit for the locker key which i didnt get cause was gone. so it was my mobile charger

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate your effort. The key from the locker was not returned by another guest, so we had to make a duplicate. In regards to your charger, you left it in the wall, next to your bed. If you'd like to get it back, please send us your postal address and we'll be glad to ship it. Finally, we apologize we had to move you to RETRO but it was because there was no hot water at Funky and we wanted to make your stay more comfortable by moving you to another hostel.


A little pricey given the cost of most other things in Moldova. Because of the cold there was a loud hot air fan running at all times, which got annoying after a while. Beer for sale is a plus though.


clean, nice , but it was cold and there was a problem with hot water

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate your effort. The problem with the hot water and the heat in the hostel is fixed now, so you're more than welcome to visit us again! All the best with your trip, Funky staff


There was almost no life in this place, the staff mostly seemed down with life and the other guests had no interest in getting s beer or even leaving their beds most dsys, they wanted to charge me extra just because I arrived early. Not a fan

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate your effort. In regards to your situation, you arrived much earlier than the check in time and we suggested you could either leave your luggage with us and return later, or check in 5 hours earlier for an extra fee. This is a regular procedure at any hostel, we hope you appreciate this policy. Have a safe trip, Funky staff


Could be one of the best values for money in the world Moldova felt safe with warm locals Suggest one day monastery One day winery One day Transneister One day r and r / hair and nails They need a printer and coffee machine Altho great Italian coffee nearby and meals are so cheap no need to cook in hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate your effort!


I've made a booking at Funky Mamaliga but they didn't have free places for us. They made us wait around 30 minutes outside of the hostel to take us to a different places. In the time we were waiting, tired after a whole night trip, the staff were playing on facebook. Then someone has taken us to a different hostel where they wanted us to pay a higher price than in Mamaliga. They've also ignored that 12% was paid by reservation. the other hostel was full of noisy Romanians so no good night sleep

View all Chisinau Hostels

Please give us your feedback