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Podstel Bucharest

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Welcome to Podstel Bucharest!
 
Podstel is more than just a bed - we are a community hostel run by travellers, just a 5-minute walk from Unirii Square. We focus on giving each guest a unique experience and organise fun events, inspiring workshops & family meals every week.
 
We are owned and run by 3 best friends: Dan (UK), Sam (UK), and Jason (USA/Switzerland) who shared a collective dream to set up a new kind of hostel. Since 2012 we spent 4 years visiting over 400 hostels in 50+ countries to understand what travellers need from a hostel while building the Podstel vision on the road.
 
After all the hard work and adventures, we are excited to invite you to stay with us at the first Podstel.
 
Here’s what you can expect from your stay:
 
STAFF
 
We know what it’s like to be on the road. We’ve travelled to over 50 countries on 5 continents, learning from other hostels and interviewing 100s of backpackers in order to understand what you need.
 
Beyond a friendly social atmosphere, hot shower and good night’s sleep, we want to get to know you as a friend and give you personalised recommendations of things to see and do in Bucharest.
 
We love language and enjoy communicating with our guests, so to help make sure nothing is lost in translation, we speak fluent English, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German & Swiss German.
 
ATMOSPHERE
 
We work hard to create a fun, homely and creative atmosphere.
 
Our spacious garden is filled with lush trees & flowers, hammocks, a summer bar and an Arabic tent, giving the feeling of a chilled natural oasis in the heart of Bucharest.
 
It’s a great place to unwind, enjoy a fresh smoothie and meet fellow travellers, locals and our two friendly house cats, Chai & Dharma.
 
We also have a ‘secret garden’ with hanging flower baskets and comfy cushions, where you can kick back, relax or even enjoy a game of table tennis with fellow travellers.

EVENTS/WORKSHOPS
 
We work hard to make Podstel a vibrant, creative, and social place for you.
 
We are equipped with a stage, 90 inch projector and PA system, and our garden can host up to 150 people.
 
We enjoy organising fun events and inspiring workshops FREE OF CHARGE for all of our guests, such as:
 
-Weekly community events including open mic, movie night, family meals and yoga.
-Events: live music, art & cultural performances from locals.
-Workshops e.g. painting, meditation, writing, photography, drawing.
-Presentations on themes such as travel, self development and health.
 
Do you have a passion project or skill you’d like to share at Podstel? We love giving our guests a platform to share what they love with our community. We are always looking for people who want to host their own events and workshop so if you have something you’d like to share, send us an email and we’ll help you bring your idea to life.
 
SUMMER BAR
 
If you’re looking for chilled ambient music, good vibes and an opportunity to meet locals, expats and fellow travellers, our summer bar is the place to be.
 
We offer:
 
-Beers and alcoholic cocktails.
-46 speciality teas from all over the world.
-Delicious fresh fruit smoothies, made with fruits and herbs grown in our garden.
-Homemade freshly-squeezed lemonades.
-Toasted sandwiches & snacks.
 
LOCATION
 
Podstel is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood just 500 metres South of Unirii Square. We are in short walking distance to many supermarkets, restaurants, parks, clubs, and many popular sights. We are also the closest hostel to the bus stop of the 24-hour airport bus.  
 
Here's our proximity to points of interest in Bucharest:
 
-Unirii Square: 5 minute walk to shops, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, supermarkets, buses and Bucharest’s main metro station, Piata Unirii (direct connection to Gara De Nord - main train station).
-Nightclubs: 5 minute walk to two of Bucharest’s most popular clubs.
-Old Town: 15 minute walk to all the bars, cafes, bistros, clubs, art galleries, antique shops & museums.
-Other Key Places: 5 minute walk to Carol Park (Nation’s Heroes Memorial), 10 minute walk to Tineretului Park, 10 minute walk to daily free walking tour & 15 minute walk to Palace of Parliament.
 
OTHER
 
-Free hugs and positivity.  
-Fully equipped self-catering kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, utensils, herbs & condiments.
-Free use of musical instruments - ukuleles, guitars, microphones, keyboard and PA system.
-Free board games.
-Free use of stage and opportunity to organise your own event or workshop.  
 
That’s everything for now, thanks for reading and we look forward to welcoming you soon at Podstel.
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Mon 24 Jul 2017 - Thu 27 Jul 2017 Change

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Mon 24th July 2017 - Thu 27th July 2017

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Facilities

Free
  • Linen Included
  • Free Parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free City Tour
General
  • Security Lockers
  • Key Card Access
  • Common Room
  • Bicycle Parking
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Utensils
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Steam Room
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet café
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Check in: 1PM
Check out: 11AM
No curfew
No smoking inside hostel.
Taxes included.
Breakfast is NOT included.

We require 48 hours notice to cancel your booking. Any late cancellation or no shows will result in a cancellation charge to your credit card equivalent to the first night of your stay. If you wish to cancel your booking, please inform us by email.

Reception hours: 0700 – 2300 Monday - Sunday, but all of our staff live on site and are available 24 hours a day upon request.

Late check-ins: We can accommodate late check-ins outside reception hours. When booking, please provide us with your arrival time and we will send you self-check in instructions by email if you are arriving after 2300.

Payment by cash or card in local currency (LEI) or Euro upon arrival.

We do not accept group bookings for more than 6 people online. If there are more than 6 people in your group please email or call us directly and we’ll respond to your request.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Jason was welcoming and greeted me upon arrival. His kindness sort of spreads throughout the hostel, everyone is friendly and discussing travels throughout the area. As a 36 year old traveler I did feel the other guests were mostly younger and just out of Uni, but I am sure that changes by the day. Thank you for such a great few nights. "

- Anonymous
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