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

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606 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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We stayed there only for one night, but the staff was very friendly and helpful with us

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I had the best time here! The staff are what make the place really friendly, energetic and outgoing. You really feel at home, especialky as a soli traveller. No better place to stay :)


Amazing hostel and lovely staff.


The staff is the most positive aspect of this hostel. Nice and friendly, caring and committed. The hostel itself is average. I had the golden dorm all for myself, thank you. But was exposed to noise and cold. Yet, would'nt want to be in dorm adjacent to kitchen because of all day, all night activities. I suspect heating system is on a timer. You get some most of the time but its not quite enought to keep it warm all the time. Well, perhaps its good enought by europeen standard. Dont know!

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Thanks for the kind words about the team! Our hostel is our baby and we want everyone to love it as much as we do. We know that you weren’t fond of the young backpackers around you, so we were happy to open a new room in another part of the building. I’m so sorry that you were cold there though! I wish we had known. We would have happily turned up the heat for you. Hopefully on your next visit we can make you even more comfortable. Enjoy Romania and we’ll see you again very soon!


Good party hostel. Staff is friendly and helpful. Only cereal and milk for breakfast.

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Thanks for the review! We’re glad that you had fun going out with us! We do our best to keep the partying outside of the hostel so everyone who wants to sleep can do so. I don’t know if most travelers would consider that a party hostel, but we certainly had a great night with you! The hostel doesn’t actually offer breakfast though. The milk and cereal belongs to the staff, but everyone is welcome to eat some if you want to start your day with something in your belly. Sharing is caring!


Transylvania hostel was one of the places that I could've quite happily stayed double the length I'd booked. Really fun staff and atmosphere, good location and setup. Really enjoyed my stay.


Really good staying with one of the best hostel's atmosphere you can find.




Perfect hostel in a fizzy and amusing city: we spent special time in this place thanks to kind staff, good common space and a strategic location. Definitely a place to suggest. Lacks? Believe me: NONE!


Atmosphere and cleanliness is amazing. The staff are usually pretty helpful for finding places and getting around.


Best location ever in a great city, a great ambience to meet people wich is encouraged by the hostel activities every night... but above all the best staff ever!


Comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, amazing bathrooms (best I've experienced yet!), would recommend


Cool hostel to make friends!!


Would have stayed longer. Staff went beyond the call of duty, welcoming and so helpful.


A wonderful place in a truly wonderful city!


Lovely, friendly and helpful staff who made it feel like a real community among the guests, a beautiful twin room (which would have been great for a hotel, let alone a hostel) and a location which is out-of-the-way enough to be quiet, but also just a few minutes from several central Cluj attractions. I honestly can't recommend Transylvania Hostel highly enough.


Nice staff and beatifull pleace. the rooms were nice too. There are only three showers for the whole hostel and on our stay one wasnt working but we managed. The girls of the staff are nice nd ther is a good atmosphere, too bas we only stayed ther for a night.

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One of the best hostels I ever stayed in! and the friendly staff especially they make it all work just perfectly!


Awesome hostel, wicked staff, nice facilities. One of the best hostel's i have stayed in!

  • 22nd Sep 2014
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  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really nice hostel. Dorms are spacious and the lockers are big. The kitchen is really big so it's very social to hang out while you're making your dinner and having some drinks. One of the girls that works in reception is extremely friendly and cheerful. The dorm that we stayed in got a little bit of noise from the common room but it wasn't bad. Lots of common room space.

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