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Podstel Doors Hostel

Group of 15 or more?

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

Property Description

Hello and welcome to Podstel Doors Hostel – the most colourful, chilled and vibrant hostel in Bucharest!

We're located right in the heart of the city and in walking distance to all the famous sights, clubs, bars, shops, and two of Bucharest’s most beautiful parks. We’re also the closest hostel to the airport bus.

We're owned and run by travellers Dan & Sam - two childhood friends from Britain who spent 4 years hitchhiking and adventuring the world with a dream to set up hostel built on principles of community, sharing and learning.

After gathering ideas and inspiration from over 400 hostels and 100s of backpackers on 4 continents, we're excited to share with you what we’ve created here at Podstel.

Here’s why Podstel is your perfect place for a fun, comfy and memorable stay in Bucharest:


We have visited over 50+ countries so when it comes to hostels and travel we understand exactly what you need. We live on site and we want to help you feel at home, get to know you as a friend and listen to your travel stories. We also speak 8 languages (English, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German & Swiss German) and can give you personalised recommendations for things to see and do in Bucharest.


Podstel is a social hostel with a cosy and vibrant atmosphere. We work hard to create a friendly and welcoming feeling by hosting fun events, activities, group dinners, performances and workshops, which make it super easy for you to meet fellow travellers and Bucharest locals.


With over 46 varieties of tea from around the world (we might have a tea from your country), our cosy, zen-inspired tea house is the perfect place to chill, enjoy events and exchange stories with fellow travellers & locals.


Outside our front door is our beautiful 450m2 garden - a green oasis and ideal place to chill in the heart of Bucharest. With lush quince trees and hammocks, our garden is the perfect place for hosting fun events, activities & workshops or just relaxing and enjoying the sun. We’re equipped with a summer bar, stage, dozens of tables & chairs, and a beautiful Arabic Tent which can sit up to 40 people.

Please note: we’re always looking for talented musicians, artists and teachers to hold events and workshops, so if you have something to share, get in touch and let's make a plan to bring it to life!


We’re located just 500 metres South of Unirii Square in a peaceful neighbourhood that is in excellent proximity to everything you need for your stay. Here's our proximity to various places in Bucharest:


•5 minutes walk from Unirii square – shops, ATMs, currency exchange, supermarkets, buses and metro (Piata Unirii)
•5 minutes walk to the Airport bus (nr. 783) – it runs 24 hours a day and we’re the closest hostel in Bucharest to it.
•10 minutes walk to Old Town – for all clubs, cafes, 200 bars, eateries, art galleries, antique shops, museums, coffeehouses.
•10-minute taxi drive to the main train station – Gara De Nord – €3 euros or 20 mins on metro.


•5 minutes walk to Carol Park – a beautiful park with the 'Eternal Flame' and the “Arenele Romane” which is used to host open air concerts in the summer.
•10 minutes walk to Houses of Parliament – the 2nd largest administrative building in the world after The Pentagon in USA.
•10 minutes walk to Tineretului Park – a picturesque park with a huge lake, and lots of events and fun activities in the summer.
•10 minutes walk to The Old Princely Court – a palace built during the rule of Dracula.


•1 minute from one of Bucharest’s best Italian restaurants.
•2 minutes to the nearest corner shop.
•5 minutes to the closest small supermarket.
•5 minutes to the closest fresh local bakery.
•5 minutes to the closest pharmacy.
•5 minutes to the closest Post Office.
•5 minutes to the closest coffee shop.
•5 minutes walk to Fabrica Club – one of the hippest club in town for young people, hosting events and live music every weekend.
•5 minutes walk to the best kebab in Bucharest.


•Free hugs.
•Free wifi.
•Free kitchen with utensils to cook up your own meal.
•Free parking on the street (please let us know in advance).
•Free walking tour.
•Free lockers.
•Free board games – including Cards Against Humanity!
•Free books and guide books that you are welcome to read.
•Free printing of tickets and documents.
•Free city maps and personal recommendations based on your interests.
•Free use of iron and iron board.
•Free hard drive with a huge collection of movies and series.
•Free hairdryer.
•Free slippers for teahouse/hostel.
•Free luggage storage.
•Free adapters available to charge your electronics.
•Free spices, herbs, sauces and condiments to use in our kitchen.
•Free taxi arranging service from the hostel 24 hours a day.

We look forward to welcoming you at Podstel and doing our best to make your stay an experience you’ll never forget.
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Tue 25 Apr 2017 - Fri 28 Apr 2017 Change

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Latest Review

" Super spot. The lads are great, and have created a really friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Great advice on things to do and see. Oh and the tea is great too! "

- garymeredith4100
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  • Free

    Linen Included Free Parking Free City Maps Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Key Card Access Common Room Bicycle Parking BBQ Air Conditioning Meeting Rooms Adaptors Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Reading Light Hair Dryers For Hire Parking Hair Dryers Safe Deposit Box Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Towels for hire Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk Currency Exchange Postal Service 24 Hour Security Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    PlayStation DVD's Board Games Games Room



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 the first night charged to your credit card. If you want to cancel your booking, please inform us by email.

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

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.

Since we are a small hostel, we do not accept group bookings for more than 6 people online. 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.

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