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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Podstel Bucharest

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

PLEASE NOTE: We have two locations in Bucharest, and whilst you're welcome to chill at either Podstel, consider your own preferences when booking:

1 - Podstel Bucharest: This is our hostel/teahouse combo offering daily Family Meals and social evening activities.
2 - Podstel Umbrella: This is our modern, chilled, quiet and comfortable space where private rooms are also 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 and just a 10-minute walk from Unirii Square. We are focused on giving each of our guests a unique experience by organising fun 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 friendly house cat 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 enjoy organising fun events every day of the week, free of charge to all of our guests. These include Games Night, Craft Night, Open Stage Sessions, Trivia Night, Live Performances, Insightful Talks, Mediation/Yoga Workshops and much much more!

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.
- over 40 speciality teas from all over the world.
- Toasted sandwiches, delicious cakes & healthy snacks.

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

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 8 minutes walk to the closest bus stop of the 24-hour airport bus.

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

- Unirii Square: 8-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: 10-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 cat.
- 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 use of many card/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 9.6

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jan 2020
    Hands down one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in (travelled to +50 countries). Great activities and an amazing, chilled-out vibe. Shout out to all the staff, you’re doing an excellent job! Will be coming back. :)
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    Amazing hostel. Perfect hosts and perfect guests. Really enjoyed my stay there. When they say welcome home they really mean welcome home. Thank you everyone , and see you soon hopefully!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Dec 2019
    תודה רבה, היה מדהים והצוות היה נפלא. המקום נוח, נקי, מסודר והארוחות טעימות!! אז שוב תודה, ונתראה בפעם הבאה.
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Dec 2019
    Had an amazing experience in this hostel! The facilities are on point, the common area is amazing and cozy! Staff is nice, great attitude and always willing to help and give out the best advice. There’s a big black board right on the entrance with lots of tips regarding food, activities, sightseeing; even Romanian words one should use. City center is walking distance and for the walking tour the meeting point is near by. Keep up the good work!
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Dec 2019
    The staff and volunteers were so helpful and kind creating a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere. all the facilities were functional and clean and the rooms were well kept ☺️
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jan 2020
    Great hostel with a proper chilled vibe.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Dec 2019
    Amazing staff and the whole atmosphere
    Greece, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    Great hostel, I was happy to be back a year later. I like that more showers were built!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    After filtering on hostel world, here is only few remained. Facility is very good. I slept very well rather than in other areas. Just only dranken snoring guy... My food was stolen twice within just a 3 night visit from named plastic bags. He targets unopen food including 2 liter coke. I don't know the who but probably I know. It's not the hostel's fault, due to my bad luck. I'll be more careful to select the hostel next time. Atmosphere is very sociable as well as most visitors.
    Japan, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Dec 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I love the unique events that are organised nightly. Podstel encourage the locals to take part in these events. I feel this adds to the experience and you get a nice cultural exchange. I also enjoyed the nightly cooked meals. The hostel was very clean and the facilities were great. I would highly recommend and would definitely come back whenever I come back to Bucharest.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
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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

    5th, Best solo male hostel

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Romania

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