Very well located near the old town, right next to cafes, bars, clubs, and about 20 minutes walk from train/bus station. Staff are friendly and helpful but are often not around (granted I seemed to be the only person there the night I stayed); they can often be found at the cafe across the street. One minor point about security is that the front door is often unlocked during the day, which would be fine if they were there all the time, but it seems they are not. However the rooms have locks.
Green Studio owns two hostels, I stayed at both. Staff are friendly, helpful, always on hand 24/7 and great to party with, they take you out every night to the best spots. Also FREE LAUNDRY is an amazing bonus, but they don't have dryers so make sure you leave time for air drying. Negatives: Green studio lounge is a bit loud and cramped in the room, but its where the bar is on the ground floor; Green studio 1 (original) is 6 flights of stairs up. Both are on the same street as the train and bus.
Freeborn is a very compact hostel; very centrally located. Staff are great and love to help with anything (can set up transfer to Belgrade for you). Facilities and cleanliness were great but I realized the next day I had insect bites all over me, which I assumed were bed bugs (but could have been something else), and still itch a week later. However it is a great hostel and without this inconvenience (which is surely temporary) I would recommend it wholeheartedly.
Great staff who love to chat about anything for hours (Mihai and Cosmin) and will help with anything. Great, social common room and easy to meet people to go out with, although it is not a party hostel. Nice outdoor courtyard and spacious kitchen and great beds. Location cannot be beat, right on the "mirror street" between the two major squares of Cluj (i.e. 0 minute walk to downtown) about 20-30 minutes walk from train station. Fantastic games room with pool, ping pong, darts. Highly recommend.
Kismet Dao is in a villa near to the old town but not in it, which means its a bit closer to the train station than others, which was perfect for me. Staff were friendly and helpful but a little strange. Atmosphere was a little weird, the common room situation is okay but doesn't encourage socialization. Rooms are nice but could do with more electrical sockets. Very clean... A good hostel in general.
Stayed in one of the private rooms, which was an okay setup. Quite loud all night long and a bunch of people seemed to be hanging out right by the door til very late. Early check out time for a hostel in the nightlife district. A bit impersonal/non-cozy although it has a good bar. Overall the rooms are expensive (but then, all UK hostels are expensive) and its nothing to write home about, but the beds are comfortable.
Very much a party hostel. Very loud, difficult to sleep, very large and impersonal. Layout is a little weird; feels like a chain; unenthusiastic staff.
- All Male Group, 18-24
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Nice rooms, clean, great terrace, unbelievable location right next to the cathedral and near everything.
Very large party hostel. Impersonal and chain-like. However, really cheap and clean as well and fairly central location. Unenthusiastic staff.
It's got everything you want. Was a little cold in the room but thats to be expected in January in Poland. Very friendly staff, shared their lunch with me. You can order food from the restaurant downstairs. Small and cozy common area.
Large impersonal hostel. Very cold in the room, which was several flights of stairs up on the top floor. Pretty close to the train station though, which is all I needed. Like most UK hostels, awfully expensive for what you get. Overall nothing special, but does what it says on the tin.
Fantastic location right in the center, a few paces away from Hallgrimskirja (the symbol of Reykjavik). Very friendly staff, helpful with late arrivals and lots of advice. Great, clean bathrooms (there's a sauna!) and common areas, and rooms are cozy. Lots of character too and typically weird Icelandic decor. Overall the best hostel I've stayed at in Reykjavik (out of 3).