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Str. Iuliu Maniu Nr.26, Apt 12, Cluj Napoca, Romania

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658 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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I think this was the best hostel I've evern etayed in! Extremely helpful and friendly staff, one of them showed me all the hostel facilities and I immediately felt like home. Super close to everything and very clean. When I go back to Cluj, I will definitely stay there again!


Very homely hostel that has everything you want in a hostel. You can relax if you like or join them on regular nights out or dinners they organize.. Friendly vibe, nice rooms and facilities and the staff do everything to help you out. They even found me a ride share down to Brasov :)


It was a clean and nice hostel with wonderful staff.


Really perfect hostel. Only thing people might be disappointed by is their breakfast is pretty much just cereal. But heck you should be eating out anyway.


Brilliant staff, lots of events and chances to socialise. THE BEST showers of any hostel I've been to. Comfortable, solid, quiet beds and plenty of space in the dorms. Well equipped kitchen with free spices and cooking essentials. I'm extending my stay indefinitely.

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The treasure hunt was excellent, I wish there was an extra star to give to the staff, they're really helpful, and add real value to the hostel.

  • 31st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Perfect. Staff is awesome and the people there were great


Good location in the Old Town of Cluj. Within walking distance of countless bars, clubs, and restaurants. Very nice facilities and I love the courtyard/garden area. Only thing I didn't like was that you have to walk through the common room to take a shower. My favorite thing is that staff members lead social events each night, which consists of dinner, bar, then club. Def not a "party" hostel, but this aspect ensures you can meet new people/hang out each night

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place, plenty of space, pleasant communal areas. If you're looking to check out negatives, as you probably are, I suppose they have taken to capitalism with a little too much gusto, charging for little things other Romanian hostels I stayed at provide for free. It wasnt a big deal but might be for budding socialists (or indeed communists). The staff are all really lovely. Id return.


Really chill vibe and accommodating staff! Wouldn't stay anywhere else if in Cluj 😃


Fun hostel is a good location. Big common areas- easy to meet people. Staff is excellent and always have something going on to get everyone together. Had a great time here!


Great place to stay. The guy who checked us in seemed to be in a world of his own. But friendly enough lol. Atmosphere seemed great in the hostel. We were a bit rushed for time so didn't socialise much though. Would definetly recommend.


Best place to stay in town for sure. Quite chilled atmosphere yet there is always someone about to go out and party in the town and the staff makes sure every one is included. It's a great place to base yourself in the best city in Romania.


It did the job. Good social atmosphere.


This hostehostel is the best I have stayed. Facilities are really good but what makes the difference is the staff. They are all very friendly and they will take the guests every night to dinner and bars helping you to know all the nice nightlife at Cluj


Everyone is so awesome and helpful!


Great hostel. The staff will give you a free shot in the evenings and then take you out for somewhere to eat and a few drinks, this created a nice community atmosphere in the hostel which makes it a rare find. Staying here will make your time in Cluj a lot more memorable


I stayed here several nights and enjoyed it. Kitchen is roomy, internet is good, they have lockers and the staff spoke good English.


Security: The main door is always open, so basically everyone could step into the building:-( If you are coming by train be ready for some walking, cause the station is quite outside the center. Staff was friendly and helpful but not towering warm hearted. The staff is organizing every evening a little shot and brings you afterwards to a bar in town. Unfortunately the people around were not really party-people, so it didn't end in much fun.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! The front door stays open during the day for the neighbors, but the hostel is on a different floor and each guest has a key to their room, a huge personal locker, security cameras in common areas, and a vigilant team on duty. The train station is 2km outside of the center with buses to bring you into town, and the hostel is 0km from the city center right in the heart of Cluj! We focus on building a community instead of partying hard, but we like to have fun too. All the best for your trip!


Great atmosphere! Perfect for solo travelers. The showers were the best!! Meeting every night for a shot and heading out to dinner/drinks is a great way to meet people. Thanks Transylvania Hostel!

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