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Podstel Bucharest

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

PLEASE NOTE: We now have two locations in Bucharest. If you stay with us, you're welcome to chill at either Podstel, but please book taking into account your preferences:
1 - Podstel Bucharest: social, weekly events/workshops/family meals, garden, cafe/bar.
2 - Podstel Umbrella: more chilled, modern, comfortable, private rooms available.

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Welcome to the Podstel family!

Podstel Bucharest is more than just a bed - we are a community hostel run by travellers, just a 5-minute walk from Unirii Square focused on giving each of our guests a unique experience by organising fun weekly events, insightful workshops & delicious family meals.

Podstel was founded by Dan and Sam - childhood friends from the UK - who shared a collective dream to set up a home where travellers and locals could share their stories and learn something new from each other.

In 2012, Dan and Sam embarked on a journey around the world visiting over 400 hostels in 50+ countries, collecting ideas and trying to understand what travellers wanted from a hostel which ultimately led to the Podstel concept.

After all the hard work and adventures, they put into everything we learned into practice, and here's what you can expect from your stay at Podstel Bucharest - the first and original Podstel:

STAFF

We know what it’s like to be on the road. We all love to travel and have adventured to over 50 countries on 5 continents, learning from other hostels and interviewing 100s of backpackers in order to understand exactly what you need.

Beyond a friendly social atmosphere, hot shower and good night’s sleep, we want to get to know you as a friend and give you personalised recommendations of things to see and do in Bucharest.

ATMOSPHERE

We believe it's important to help you feel at home while you're on the road, so we've done our best to create a fun, homely and familiar atmosphere.

Our spacious garden is filled with lush trees & flowers, hammocks, a summer bar and an Arabic tent, giving the feeling of a chilled natural oasis in the heart of Bucharest. It’s a great place to unwind, enjoy a fresh smoothie and meet fellow travellers, locals and our two friendly house cats, Chai & Dharma.

We also have a ‘secret garden’ with hanging flower baskets and comfy cushions, where you can kick back, relax or even enjoy a game of table tennis with fellow travellers or locals.

EVENTS/WORKSHOPS

We work hard to make Podstel a vibrant, creative, and social place to be.

We are equipped with a stage, 90-inch projector and PA system, and can host events for up to 100 people in our garden.

We enjoy organising fun events and inspiring workshops FREE OF CHARGE for all of our guests, such as:

-Recurring weekly events including the famous Podstel family meals, unconventional movie night, 'skip the small talk' philosophical discussions and yoga.
-Events: live music, art & cultural performances from locals.
-Workshops e.g. meditation, writing, photography, drawing.
-Presentations on themes such as travel, self-development and health.

TEAHOUSE/CAFE

If you’re looking for chilled ambient music, good vibes and an opportunity to meet locals, expats and fellow travellers, our onsite teahouse/cafe is the place to be. It's also a great place to get work done with comfy seating, plug sockets everywhere and super-fast Gigabit WiFi internet.

We also offer:

-Beers and alcoholic cocktails.
-46 speciality teas from all over the world.
-Toasted sandwiches & healthy snacks.

In the Summer, we fresh fruit smoothies made with fruits and herbs grown in our garden, and homemade freshly-squeezed lemonades. In the Winter, we serve hot mulled wine.

LOCATION

Podstel Bucharest is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood just 500 metres South of Unirii Square. We are within a short walking distance to everything you will need for your stay (supermarkets, restaurants, parks, clubs, and many popular sights). We are also only 5 minutes walk closest to the bus stop of the 24-hour airport bus.

Here's our proximity to points of interest in Bucharest:

-Unirii Square: 5-minute walk to shops, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, supermarkets, buses and Bucharest’s main metro station, Piata Unirii (direct connection to Gara De Nord - main train station).
-Nightclubs: 5-minute walk to two of Bucharest’s most popular clubs.
-Old Town: 15-minute walk to all the bars, cafes, bistros, clubs, art galleries, antique shops & museums.
-Other Key Places: 5-minute walk to Carol Park (Nation’s Heroes Memorial), 10-minute walk to Tineretului Park, 10-minute walk to daily free walking tour & 15-minute walk to Palace of Parliament.

OTHER

-Free hugs and positivity.
-A chance to meet our cats.
-Fully equipped self-catering kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, utensils, herbs & condiments.
-Free use of musical instruments - ukuleles, guitars, microphones, keyboard and PA system.
-Free board games.
-Free use of the stage and opportunity to organise your own event or workshop.

That’s everything for now - thanks for reading and we look forward to welcoming you to the Podstel Family. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Aug 2019
    Nice friendly hostel. Two lovely cats. Nice chilled atmosphere. Recommend
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    Everything is great about this place, what makes it one to the best hostels I’ve been to was the daily events and super helpful & friendly volunteers
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    Podstel has a wonderfully-curated, easy-going atmosphere about it that a lot of other hostels I've stayed in try and fail to capture. I'd like to draw particular attention to the presence of one Jack, from Northcote, with whom I nursed many a pint.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    Podstel Bucharest is a great place to stay in Bucharest! The city itself is a bit more tempered than other larger European cities, but I found Podstel to be a great way to meet fellow travelers and explore the city! The staff were accommodating and the hostel is cleaned often! As a note, both Podstels had mostly men staying at them, at least during the time I was there. That being said, I had no issues with anyone while I was there, just a note for fellow female travelers in mixed rooms!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Jul 2019
    This hostel has one of the best atmospheres I’ve ever had in a hostel. There are fun events every night and he staff are incredibly easygoing and friendly. It’s a bit of a walk to the metro but an absolutely amazing stay
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    A really good hostel located walking distance to the old town. Staff are super friendly and helpful, and will go out of their way to make sure your experience there is top notch. Beds are comfortable and facilities are good. Rooms are large and there is a great outside area for chilling. This hostel reminds me a lot of a South American hostel - has the same vibe and set up. Would definitely recommend.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Aug 2019
    Stayed for 2 nights and was worth every penny. The place is quiet chill with a beautiful garden and sitting space outside and everyday the staff organised some fun & interesting activities. The staff is extremely helpful , warm and welcoming. Specially a girl from the staff named “Sepi “. She was very helpful and never made me feel that i am stranger coming to this place . Beds with personal locker, kitchen and bathroom were very clean and tidy . One of the best hostels to stay !!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Jul 2019
    Stay. In. This. Hostel. If you only ever stay in one hostel, make it this one.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Aug 2019
    Only spent one night, but the staff was cool and the garden area is really chill. They had a big activity board and it seemed like a really good social atmosphere. Good WiFi. Beds with outlets. Small-ish lockers.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Aug 2019
    Nice hostel with big air conditioned rooms and beds were pretty comfy. About a 15-20 minute walk to the old town although uber is so cheap you can get to most places in the city for £3-£8. Nice vibe and cool spots in the garden to chill and meet new people. Staff were great and super friendly!
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Romania

  • 2019

    5th, Best solo male hostel

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Romania

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