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Podstel Bucharest

Olimpului Street No 13, , Bucharest, Romania
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 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 (centre of Bucharest) focused on giving each of our guests a unique experience by organising fun weekly events, insightful workshops & delicious family meals.

We are owned and run by 5 best friends: Dan (UK), Sam (UK), Henry (UK), Jason (USA/Switzerland), and Ambrose (Canada/Portugal) 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.

Podstel Bucharest is the result of a big travel journey that started in 2012. On that journey we visited over 400 hostels in 50+ countries, collecting ideas while building our concept and trying to understand what travellers wanted from a hostel.

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

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.

We all love language, so to help make sure nothing is lost in translation, we can speak fluent English, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German & Swiss German.

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.

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Sun 19 Aug 2018 - Wed 22 Aug 2018 Change
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Sun 19th August 2018 - Wed 22nd August 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Aug 2018
    Loved this hostel and wish I could have stayed longer! Extremely chill with things going on each night in the evening but still people who wanted to have fun. Found it really clean, with signs everywhere asking that if something has become dirty then let the staff know right away. Very friendly staff.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Aug 2018
    Absolutely loved our short stay at Podstel. It is so obvious from the start that the hostel is designed and run by people who have been travellers themselves. Staff is simply amazing and really need to call out Henry, Sam & Jason for the effort they put in with each individual. Here are a few things that stand out: Tea House: serves snacks, teas/coffees, smoothies and beers for very cheap They take music recommendations from guests to add to their playlist
    Canada, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Aug 2018
    The staff were very welcoming, as we checked in they asked us for a song to play while things were explained. The dorms have a lot of space in them and the facilities are nice and clean. They have different themes for each day of the week within the hostel. We were also given some great recommendations for what to see and do. Really great hostel and totally worth a stay.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Aug 2018
    Thanks @Jason for introducing me to Shaky Graves!! This place was wonderful. I was only here for a little bit but the atmosphere was friendly and social, there were events every night, and the staff was awesome.
    USA, Female, 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
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 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
  • PlayStation

Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Romania

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Check-in: 2PM
Check out: 11AM
No curfew
No smoking inside the hostel.
Taxes included.
Breakfast is NOT included.

IMPORTANT: Late check-ins: Although reception is closed between 23:00 - 08:00, we can accommodate late check-ins outside reception hours using our fully automated self-check-in procedure. When booking, please provide us with your arrival time and you will receive an email detailing our automated self-check-in instructions once your booking has been confirmed. If for some reason our email doesn't reach your inbox, please check your junk folder first, and if it's not there please contact us by email at least 1 day before you arrive and we'll give you everything you need to ensure a smooth late check-in.

We may pre-authorise your card before your arrival.

We require 48 hours notice to cancel your booking. Any late cancellation or no shows will result in a cancellation charge to your credit card equivalent to the first night of your stay. If you wish to cancel your booking, please inform us by email.

Reception hours: 0800 – 2300 Monday - Sunday, but staff are available 24 hours a day upon request.

Payment by cash or card in local currency (LEI) or Euro upon arrival.

We do not accept group bookings for more than 6 people online. If there are more than 6 people in your group please email or call us directly and we’ll respond to your request.


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