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Tapok Hostel Reviews

Armeneasca 27 A, Chisinau, Moldova

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92 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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One of wrost place I ever stay. Small areas (room and toilles, dirty, orrible smellow, kitchen horror moove style). Prices change in connection to your booking: 9€ if you book on line, less if you pay there (someone pay 8€, someone 7€..). Hope to forget soon this horrible experience. It: uno dei posti peggiori dove ho mai soggiornato. Stanze piccole, sporco ovunque (anche i cestini dei bagni e delle camere non venivano mai svuotati), nessuna sorveglianza durante la notte, puzza nei bagni..


This hostel is located very close to the city centre. The room was comfortable with big areas to store bags etc. The staff were great, they managed to book me a taxi for a very early morning pick up. Without their help I would have been stuck as no public transport goes there at 4am and taxi drives in Moldova speak barely any English. My only issues were the plugs in the room didn't work and the main door to the hostel was wide open at 4am with no staff to be found, which I found a bit alarming.


Good hostel for it's price. Staff was friendly. It took me 5-7 minutes to main street, ATM and supermarket. Kitchen and bathroom downstairs were pretty clean, so I didn't have complains.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very cool, nice and friendly, just some steps from the main road in amazing centre of Chisinau!!! :)

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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...

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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!

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

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