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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Welcome to the Podstel family!

Podstel Umbrella is more than just a bed - we are a community hostel run by travellers, located right in the heart of Piata Romana - the liveliest, youngest and most hip neighbourhood in Bucharest.

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.

After a successful couple of years with Podstel Bucharest, we’ve now taken what we've learned and opened our second location - Podstel Umbrella - which we’re very excited to be able to share with you.

Here’s what you can expect from a stay with us at Podstel Umbrella:

STAFF

We know what it’s like to be on the road. Our staff all love to travel and have collectively adventured to over 50 countries on 5 continents over the past 10 years.

Beyond a friendly social atmosphere, hot shower and good night’s sleep, we want to welcome you as a friend, get to know you and make your trip extra special by giving you personalised recommendations of things to see and do in Bucharest.


ATMOSPHERE

Podstel Umbrella is located in a gorgeous, charming, and homely building from the 1920s, which was previously occupied by Romanian royalty. It has been recently restored and modernised, but rest assured special care was taken to preserve much of its original character and artistic elements.

We have a beautiful courtyard and terrace area surrounded by a huge wall of green ivy, trees and comfy benches, which make a great place to kick back, relax and meet fellow travellers, or enjoy one of our famous Podstel family meals.

On the second floor, you’ll also find a romantic balcony with comfy seating overlooking the courtyard, which is perfect for daydreaming, reading or simply relaxing and watching the day drift away on a hot summer’s day.

With only 34 beds, Podstel Umbrella feels familiar, like a small family home where it's easy to get to know fellow travellers and our friendly staff on a personal level.

SOCIAL

Since we now run two Podstels in Bucharest (Podstel Umbrella and its sister hostel Podstel Bucharest), we thought it would be a great idea to give ALL our guests the ultimate Podstel experience by creating fun social activities and events that run between both our two locations every single day.

We host all kinds of events including movie nights, board game nights and live performances, and of course, the famous Podstel family meals.

So whether you’re staying at Podstel Umbrella or Podstel Bucharest, you’re part of the family and you’re welcome to join in on the fun wherever it’s happening.

LOCATION

We're located right in in the heart of Bucharest’s most hip neighbourhood, Piata Romana - a perfect location to make sure you experience the best that Bucharest has to offer.

We are within 5 minutes walking distance to many concept cafes, vintage shops, restaurants, urban bistros, parks, bookshops, nightclubs, garden cafes, supermarkets and Bucharest’s most famous and beautiful street, Calea Victoriei, where you’ll find all kinds of museums, famous buildings and landmarks.

With the French Embassy directly across the road and guarded 24 hours a day, we are situated in a very safe and secure neighbourhood.

Although Bucharest is a walkable city, we are only 5 minutes walk from the Airport bus (number 783), Piata Romana Metro and all major bus routes, giving convenient access to the whole city.

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

-Gara De Nord (main train station): 20 minutes walk, 8-minute taxi.
-Nightclubs: 5 minutes walk to Gradina Eden (one of Bucharest’s most famous nightclubs).
-Old Town: 20-minute walk to all the bars, cafes, bistros, clubs, art galleries, antique shops & museums.
-Airport Bus (no. 783): 5 minutes walk from Podstel Umbrella.

OTHER

-Free hugs and positivity.
-Fully equipped self-catering kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, utensils, herbs & condiments, reverse osmosis water!
-Free board games.

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 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Sep 2019
    The staff were so helpful and so friendly! The hostel was so clean and so cute. It was in such a great area, walking distance from shops and restaurants! Would definitely stay here again
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Sep 2019
    Great atmosphere, location, and facilities. Really enjoyed our stay.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Sep 2019
    Great place, super friendly staff, handy location
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Aug 2019
    Very clean and very well located hostel. Beautiful building and nice staff!
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Aug 2019
    If you're looking to meet people during your travels, this is the place to go. I stayed for a week and would have happily stayed longer! Great location, clean and all the facilities you need while traveling. Staff were friendly and helpful, a real family atmosphere.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Sep 2019
    Hostel was a nice place to stay for a few nights. The street was fairly quiet with some kind of guards usually outside a building at the end of the block. Our dorm room didn't have a lock and had a street level window that was often open. Bathrooms were a bit cramped but worked as needed. Really friendly staff and a calm atmosphere. Was never loud or hard to sleep. It felt like a good place to return to after a day in Bucharest.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Aug 2019
    Hostel modern and clean. Staff very helpful. Location fairly close to Metro. Appeared to be a full programme of events going on throughout the week in conjunction with sister hostel.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    28 Aug 2019
    Hostel was a bit quiet when I was there. It is a bit of a walk from the main part of town but not too bad. Staff are really friendly and helpful and the rooms are great.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Aug 2019
    I had a fine experience here. The place is very modern and clean but the social atmosphere felt dead. They have some dinners and events but they alternate between the two sister hostels. So depending on the night you’ll have to travel across town to the other hostel if you want to meet anyone. Cause this one will be empty on those nights. There seemed to be tons of volunteers but they just hung out with the other volunteers. Felt cliquey.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    01 Sep 2019
    Good location
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games


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