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Potaissa street 13, Cluj Napoca, Romania

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226 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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This hostel was a disappointment:1:we went there expecting to do one of the tours they showed in the website, but it was not possible because they do not do this.2: after that, the staff did not seem any "happy" or comfortable when we asked for some help to plan anything for the next day and they really answered us VERY IMPOLITELY. It had never happened before in any other hostel we stayed at. 3: we had to choose only one option in the breakfast and it was a small portion, you could not repeat


A nice, simple, small hostel. Take it the Romanian way and you'll love it. The breakfast is made specially for you in the morning (don't be in a rush). As you wait for it outside in the cute little street, you have a good opportunity to meet other guests. The hostel offers day trips, but be aware you either have to make sure there is a group or pay the full amount of money yourself. They don't really organise a group actively. Instead they were helpful to plan my own trip.


Good place. Small breakfast, room doors that are like a vault door (your stuff is protected in the room). Tours are not provided unless there are a large group of people.


AMAZING time here, thanks so much. Lovely hostel in great location and comfortable, spacy rooms. Breakfast was incredible.


A good place to stay in a central part of Cluj.


Great location, close to the main square. Staff are friendly and helpful. I stayed in a single bed room here which was ample size for all my baggage. Breakfast is served at decent times and doesn't finish really early. The only thing I would say is there are not enough bathrooms. I nearly always had to wait to use the toilet. But other than this a very nice place to stay.


Perfect location, super helpful staff and great atmosphere!!!! Definitely a fantastic place to stay for visiting Cluj and knowing people. 😄

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


cosy and nice. great french toast.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Such a great place !! Its a reallyreally good hostel, awesome staff, the are soooo helpful, friendly and funny :) I came alone and made friends there. Great location, honestly so close to everything, free internet unlimited, breakfast and coffe included, people in all age groups and amazing staff :) Ill be Back Retro next time if i come to cluj !


Staff were amazing in helping us get around Cluj and in assisting us in other ways. Hostel was clean and safe albeit a bit loud at night as it's near a bar. But if this does not bother you then it's fine. Breakfast was average. Eaten in a cold basement and the food was not great.


very helpful welcoming staff.

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