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Gabriel Hostel Reviews

Vasile Saftu 41 A, Brasov, Brasov, Romania

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125 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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I had a lovely time in Gabriel hostel. I arrived 4 hours late but was still warmly welcomed by Flavia. She is knowledgeable, open minded , great to talk with and she gave me excellent advice about Brasov and the surrounding area. The hostel itself is as clean as they come and the thick mattress are great after a long journey. If I was to visit Brasov again I would stay again. Thank you Flavia.

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Thanks James, you are welcome anytime!


Quiet and clean hostel in a great location. Easy to get to by bus from the train station and short walking distance to downtown Brasov. Rooms and beds are newly renovated and very comfortable. Clean shared bathroom with hot showers. Secure front gate to get into the hostel. Flavia and Gabriel were excellent hosts, and we were able to hire Gabriel as a tour guide for day trips out of Brasov.

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Thank you girls!


Very nice, quiter hostel and friendly staff! Everything was really clean and tidy, security good and it is right in old town Brasov. Currently under renovation but that never got in the way, and it will look super nice when finished. Thanks guys for everything!

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you guys and I'm glad you liked Brasov and our hostel!


Spotlessly clean, big rooms, very new facilities (part of it under renovation right now, so I might be even better in the future). About 15 minutes walking to the Old Town Square, in a very quiet neighborhood, what makes it really great if you get there with a car. Lots of free parking around . Basic Breakfast included. The staff is very nice and eager to help, and recommend stuff to do and places to go in and around Brassov. It could use a common area. Would stay again.

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Thanks and enjoy the rest of the trip in Romania :)


Gabriel and Flavia are amazing hosts. They created a fun atmosphere for me during my recent 7 night stay. The hostel is located right in front of the bus stop, which is about a 15 minute walk from the center of old town. The hostel is completely clean, safe, and friendly. There is no place to eat if you bring your own food (other than on your bed), but the I know that this is something that can be improved. Thanks for an amazing stay, Gabriel and Flavia! I would stay here again.

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Thank you! HW website shows that we have no kitchen for tourists. That's the situation unfortunately. The hostel is located in the historic center, are indeed 15 minute walk to the Black Church, but that does not mean the old town (historic) is just the Black Church or Piata Sfatului (Counsel Square). The old city center is quite large.


Location is a 15 minutes walk from the centre. Ultra clean with a lady of the house who keeps things firm in hand and that results in an impressive list on the walls of do's en don'ts (one is pretty particular: 'clean up the water on the floor and remove your hair from the sink in the shower'). You have to negociate for a bedsheet and a very small towel is for rent for 5 LEI. Basic breakfast with bread, butter, jam, coffee or tea. No vibe or ambience in the place, but it's very quiet.

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Thank you. Ok, in any other hostel are lists or rules on the walls,in the rooms or bathroom.There's nothing strange to clean after your shower that other tourists can use the bathroom.When everything is shared: rooms, bathroom it's normal to have respect. Each bed has bedsheet, I do not understand what you negotiated Towels are normal.Indeed it is a clean and quiet hostel,we like it and we would like tourists to be pleased .


The hostel was much cleaner than other hostels we stayed at which we really appreciated. Breakfast was provided which was really nice, but they were not very accommodating about changing the time of breakfast if you needed to leave early. The sinks in the bathroom are REALLY small and very awkwardly situated. It was difficult to wash your face without soaking the bathroom floor or banging your head on the small shelf under the mirror. They towels for rent are ridiculously small.

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Thank you for appreciation. It is a time of breakfast serving, we can not change depending on the departure of all tourists. The bathroom has been designed to be used by more tourists in the same time.Towels are normal, not small and not XXL


I stayed here 3 nights great value for money, easy to find, good conversations with staff about romanian society ,and in a scenic part of town

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Thank you, have a nice trip !

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