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Balcesti 9, Bucharest, Romania

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712 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Great bar area with giant Jenga, table tennis and lots of seating for getting to know fellow travellers. The pub crawl was really fun. I was in a large dorm overlooking the road and the window wouldn't lock and you could actually climb into the window from the street into the room. Great location right near the old town. Safe to walk home late at night.


Laundry service was slightly pricey, and the lockers were falling apart in our room. Everything else was perfect! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! :D

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi and thank you for your feedback. We'll definitely look into the locker situation. But the laundry service includes wash and dry for up to 5 Kg of clothes, so it is as cheap as it gets, plus we fold them really nice, all ready to pack ;) It was lovely having you here, safe travels!


The hostel was good and the staff was helpfull and friendly. Our room was okay but nothing special. The only cons I have is that the lockers weren't really sturdy and somebody could easly break it open and that there weren't that many plugs to charge my phone . But the pro is that they have a ping pong table which you could use free of charge!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We will look into all issues mentioned and do our best to improve. Safe travels!


This Hostel was awesome. Close to the Old City and great staff! Their pub crawl is a great way to see the city and meet other travellers! The only thing I would suggest is that you ask how to work the lockers if you can't figure it out (they work, but it may not seem very straightforward)


Been to Bucharest 3 times and going back again! I always stay here! Love the staff and the location!

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Thank you for your review! Best of luck in the future and come back anytime!


Not bad, nothing great. One guy had €600 stolen out of his bag while he was staying there. The lockers in the room don't work so you're up to sheer chance. His was unfortunate. Excursions are pretty expensive, and it's not a bad location, but you still have to walk a bit to old town. Otherwise everything was ok. Wifi only works in reception. Or this one little corner in the room if you hold your phone in a weird position...


Good place. Helpful staff and great location


Booked a private single room, and got a huge double room with a great bathroom. Staff is superfriendly, you get a free welcome drink upon arrival, and the common areas are great to meet new people. Very central to restaurants aswell.

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Thank you for your review! All the best to you!


This was a great place. Awesome atmosphere, good place to meet people (outdoor area and bar, pool table etc inside). Super staff too.

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Thank you for your review and your appreciation. Safe travels!


Walking distance to Metro station and major tourist attractions. Hostel has a bar, good for people who loves partying.

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Thank you for your review! Safe travels!


Very nice and friendly staff. The place kind of felt dirty all the time. It is a good hostel if you are into the party scene but not if you just want somewhere to sleep and store your stuff. They did have a storage room though which was nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi and thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that you did not think the cleanliness of the hostel was up to standard, but it is an old building so it's mostly just under improvements. We have daily cleaning staff that pays a lot of attention to the cleanlines of the dorms and bathrooms. As for security, we have card access into the dorms and hostel, surveillance cameras, lockers in the room and a storage room for people checking in or out.


GOOD - Most helpful guy at the counter, free welcome drink, 24h reception desk, nice and specious double room. Central, budget. NOT GOOD - voices of people sitting in the inner yard are heard in the room even with windows closed. The kitchen seams to have everything, but old and sticky, with tiny half broken fridge with no free space. Shower in a double room is for people 1.65-1,70m max, otherwise you have to stand bent.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi. Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. It is highly appreciated. I would like to point out the fact that our interior terrace is always closed after 11 P.M which means guests will enjoy quiet time after that hour and a good night's sleep. Thank you for the feedback and we will take all aspects into consideration. Safe travels!


Perfect location, friendly and helpful staff, great rooms. This will be my first choice if I visit Bucharest again.

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Hi. Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel, and for your appreciation. Safe travels!

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