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Tapok Hostel Reviews

Armeneasca 27 A, Chisinau, Moldova

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89 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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I stayed 7 nights in the hostel. One of my worst experience ever. The hostel (specially the toilette) is very dirty. Inside, when you eat in the chicken there are also cats with you. They are everywhere. I had different bad episod: the first night i came back in hostel at 11pm with another guy. We ring the door but nobody open. the owner was not in the hostel. We stayed 30 minutes outside the door before a custumers came to open the door. Outside there were -10 degree. :( ... i could continue...

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We really appologize about your bad fellings and problems appeared durring your staying in Tapok Hostel. All mentiomed problems was cleared. No more cats and animals in the hostel. The guy from reception that didn't keep clean toilets and wasn't on duty to open the door was fired! Now we have new very responsible staff and perfect athmosphere for staying. Hope to see you back with better mood. We assume that you next staying in Tapok will be much better. Sorry for the inconvinience. Thank you!


Nice and cozy place in the center of Chisinau's old town, 5 minutes walk to the main street. Groecery stores, supermarkets, restaurants, fast food and pubs just around the corner. Easy accessable by public transport, all mayor sights of Chisinau are in a walking distance. Joey, the nice american guy at the reception made was very helpful, free maps, coffe, tea, wine and vodka available 24h! Free wifi in all flors. Aiport transfer was organized at 4 in morning, everything was very nice and safe.

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Thank you for your review. You are always welcome back in Tapok Hostel:)


it was good location. only few mins to walk to main street. very small apartment. shower rooms kitchen is small but okay. only problem is menangment problem. but its not a big deal. book from hostelworld not with call/email

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Thank you Kerem for review. According a lot of complains we solved the management problem. New staff is working there now, responsible and open minded! Hope to see you back in Tapok Hostel. Best Regards


Great hostel to stay. location is good as it's located in center and just five minutes to the main street. room is clean and warm(it's important in this season). guy works there was kind and very helpful because he knows what tourists needs. I arrived in the night, of course reception was opend. this is seven star hostel!

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Thank you a lot for review. It was a pleasure to accomodate you. Best wishes! See you back in Tapok Hostel


Great hostel, chilled staff all speaking English. The hostel is located in what I thought was a wealthy part of town so very safe but Chisinau is very safe in general. As it wasn't the cheapest hostel it didn't attract the weird old people you usually encounter in other less expensive hostels, so definitely worth the extra .50c - 1€ per night to hang with young traveled people instead. Cheers Tapok.

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Thank you Jacob! See you back in Tapok:)


Everything was great again in Tapok Hostel, it's my 2nd time here and I really enjoy it. Nice atmosphere, clean kitchen and bathrooms, warm cool boxes for luggage under beds. Thank you guys for amazing night in Chisinau. Meet you again.

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You are always welcome Dan! see you)


The hostel was greate! Good location, cleane and renewed bathroom and keatchen. Nice helpful staff and cool atmosphere!

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


Thank you guys for good time I had in your hostel. Everything was perfect. Hostel is good located and there are a yard to have a barbeque and meet friends. Hostel is after renovating and it looks great. Really recommend and for sure will come back in few months. Hugs)


Really good guy who runs the hostel, but it is incomplete and the caged animals (smelt from downstair in dorms) didn't work so well; upstairs could feel cleaner.

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