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Str. Gen. Berthelot 63, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania

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317 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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I guess we were really unlucky... but we had there our worse night within 3 weeks of bagpacking through Romania. It was super hot so we had to leave the window of the dorm open...which was directly above the extremely noisy terrasse. It was basically not possible to fall asleep before 3 despite earplugs! You can not expect much for the price so I'd say the bedroom was OK. Only 1 bathroom for girls and 1 for men... Personnaly, I better spend 2-3€ more than stay there again.


It´s a small hostel with a kind of family feeling about it. Absolutely lovely staff who helps you with everything you want to know.


This hostel was a very basic hostel with medium sized rooms, the bathrooms were clean and basic. The lady who worked at the hostel was super friendly and helpful. The location of the hostel is about 5-10 minutes walk to the city centre I didn't sleep well though due to screeching floorboards and bed.


Good location...not too far from the train station and the old town. Staff was nice and helpful. Rooms and bathrooms/toilets were clean, strong wi-fi. There were lockers in our dorm, so you could keep your things safely. Interesting design in the common room. Water was warm. Great hostel. I would come back for sure.

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Nice hostel, with a warm bedroom. You have to walk for 35 mins to arrive in the city center. Lovely staffs.


We're very reluctant to allow us to store our luggage while we travelled the city


A great stay at here. Staff are super friendly. It's close to the train station and all the sights of Bucharest. Had a great time thanks !


flexible staff and wasn't noisy at all while i was there. good place for a short stay.


The hostel is just fine! Not something extraordinary, but everybody is friendly there and the atmosphere very uncomplicated. The staffmembers are very helpful and friendly, too. You can just pay cash there in Euro or Lei. The price is fine for what you get. I would go there again, so I can recommend the Funky Chicken Hostel!

  • 8th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The atmosphere in this hostel was flat , quite crippling actually . People seemed quite lost here ,their were no backpackers when I was there , only old guys bumping into each other walking on eggshells to not have a conversation, staring at Romanian TV in a trance not understanding a word .It is a cute looking hostel , great price and convenient location ,staff are polite but no so helpful , they need to engage with guests , have dinner nights etc free coffee and tea and throw out those TVs .


excellent hostel in the city center,very cheap,clean,very nice,friendly and flexible staff.I recommend this hostel to any traveler in Bucharest.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


My friend and I arrived in Bucharest by train, and we took a bus to the hostel. The city was rather English-unfriendly, so I would suggest travellers to do thorough research on directions (bus numbers, where to take the bus from etc.). The male toilet was not located at the ground floor, but I guess one could get used to that. Unfortunately, we had to pay to deposit our luggage at the hostel. We found it a bit unreasonable, given that most hostels provide that service free-of-charge.


Nice and cheap hostel, friendly staff


Very very friendly and nice staff. Hostel was clean and safety.

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel has a very good atmosphere, I recommend it if you want to avoid the traditional 'party hostels'.


Pretty easy to get to, from Gard du nord. Almost central location and links to the main roads, buses and metros make old town and the other sectos easily accessible. However, it is also easy to walk to other sectors from here. It's the cheapest hostels in Bucharest, so pretty basic facilities, however lovely and helpful staff are on hand to guide you to places around.


This was a nice hostel all in all. The staff was nice, and didn't complain about the fact that I slept here only one night instead of the two that I had booked. The atmosphere was ok; I met some ppl from all over the world here :) They have lockers there, so security was not a problem. I don't have anything negative to say about this place really. ^^


small & cheap hostel just 15min walking from the train station and Piata Romana (airport night bus).


Finding hostel at first is a bit tricky, but after you find it, easy to go to city center. It has clean showers and nice staff.


good location & reasonable price

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