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Balcesti 9, Bucharest, Romania

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87%

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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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80%

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.


94%

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

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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!

83%

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!

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

89%

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)


91%

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!

66%

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...


83%

Good place. Helpful staff and great location


100%

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!

91%

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!

83%

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!

60%

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.

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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.

89%

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.

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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!

100%

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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100%

This was a great hostel, they had a really nice bar downstairs which lots of games. Close to the old town for night clubs, bars & restaraunts.

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Hi and thank you for your review of our hostel. We wish you the best of everything and enjoy the rest of your travels!

100%

The hostel is in a great location, 5 mins from the heart of old town. The atmosphere is always lively, making it easy to meet other guests, especially in the bar and terrace. The facilities are good, cheap laundry, large bathrooms with lots of showers and hot water.


100%

Great place to meet other cool people. Staff is very friendly and helpful. If you are looking to party, this is the place to go to.

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Thank you for your feedback!

94%

The staff at X Hostel were excellent, helping to create a great community atmosphere. I went on the pub crawl with the hostel and it was an awesome way to meet more guests and get to make friends with staff too. X Hostel helped me to make beautiful memories of Bucharest

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, and for appreciating the efforts of our staff. We've had the best of fun also and we are looking forward to maybe seeing you again one day!

71%

This hostel is very close to the old town and has a pretty good atmosphere. My bed was a bit broken (the mattress lent to one side), the beers at the bar are a bit expensive and the escape rooms cost extra, but overall it was a good stay.

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Hi and thank you for your review of our hostel. Our prices at the bar are more expensive than in a regular shop but a lot cheaper than most bars in the Old Town and the whole area. Escape Rooms are a separate activity and are of course not included in the hostel bed rate, but the good news is that our guests benefit from a 20% discount from the regular price. We wish you the best of luck in your travels!

91%

Great hostel to meet other travellers at! Very small kitchen though and there are no lights in the outside area, so it's hard to sit and eat dinner or just to see who you're talking to! Not a crazy party place but There is just the right amount of crazy and calm in order to have a really good time. The Irish volunteers at the hostel are really cool and helpful and love to hang out with the rest of the travellers. Would surely recommend this place for solo travellers like myself.

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Hi and thank you for your feedback! It has been great meeting you and having you here! The best of luck!

91%

awesome bathrooms, almost the best ive seen. the staff were super awesome and friendly and the activities available through the hostel were great. but, i think it would be a good idea if they put a sign or something at reception that warns about pick pockets in bucharest. just something simple like "watch out for pick pockets in town!" because several people, including myself, were robbed when i was staying there. if id known is was a common occurance perhaps i could have prevented it

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Hi and thank you for your review of our hostel. We are sorry for the bad experiences you have had in the city. We are glad we had you as a guest and it was a pleasure hosting you!

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