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Funky Mamaliga Hostel Reviews

str. Kogalniceanu 16, Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova

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111 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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This review is for retro Moldova hostel, not funky mamaliga. Apparently funky closed down but they relocate you over to that particular hostel. This hostel is just a house where they stuck in beds in all rooms available. The 6 bed room has a window out to the common room, which is weird as you can hear everyone talk. It also has only 1 bathroom for everyone, but at least it's kept clean.


The staff, Michael, who helped me get the taxi and negotiate the fare very early in the morning, thank you very much!


Pretty good hostel, and certainly a great option for the price. It's a bit hard to get there if you take public transport from the airport, but it's really close to the central bus station and the center of the city, so that's a big plus.


Hostel was ok, nothing more. Now in off season it was very quiet. The rooms had mould damage on them, and the seating area isn't exactly world class. That being said, the staff were pretty good guys and the hostel manager was very nice too. I'd just suggest not going to Chisinau at all to be honest.


Nice hostel with good atmosphere.


Very calm neighbourhood, all the most important things are available (fridge, plates, glasses, washing machine, shower, 2 wc's et.). Cold beer is available for 20 lei. Only thing I didn't like - bed sheets are quite terrible.

  • 20th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Latvia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A bit of a an oddball this one. Staff did 24hr shifts as they were shortstaffed. There's a 50 Moldovan lev (2Euro) penalty for early check in (before 1pm). I've never heard of any hostel doing this before. They charge even if the bed is free, as well as for using the hostel facilities after check out. Breakfast was the most basic of toasts and jam. Location, whilst in town centre, was still a good 10min walk away from the main street.


It's a private house converted into an informal but amusing little hostel. The owner is a nice young guy who probably doesn't get enough sleep. Could use screens on the windows for mosquitoes, otherwise fine. Walking distance from the central station.


Great place for a stop off. We were on the way back from Ukraine and it was wonderful just to sit back in the beer garden and chill out. Rooms were small but nothing to complain about. They are build a underground bar so when that happens it will be fantastic!


Funky Mamaliga Hostel is very cozy and clean. The staff is friendly. The patio is well-kept with a big nice grape plants. ;)

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