Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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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  • 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 Umbrella: This is our modern, chilled, quiet and comfortable space where private rooms are also available.
2 - Podstel Bucharest: This is our hostel/teahouse combo offering daily Family Meals and social evening activities.

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:


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.


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.

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.


Whether you’re staying at Podstel Umbrella or Podstel Bucharest, you’re part of the family and welcome to join in on the fun wherever it’s happening. If you feel the urge to take part in something more lively, take a short trip in the evenings and visit our sister hostel Podstel Bucharest, where we host daily Family Meals and a range of social events.


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.


- 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 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    Amazing place and incredible people! Thank you mooty and flori!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Oct 2019
    Excellent hostel! Beds were super comfortable! The showers were absolutely amazing! Kitchen had filtered water! Met many people at this hostel and we all went to Braşov the next day! Would recommend this hostel 110% and would even get my grandma to stay here! Would stay here again 10/10! The ladies at the front desk had so many excellent recommendations for the city too! 🤙🏾
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    Never been in such a pleasant hostel. Very friendly people. Rooms cleaned everyday. The staff... super. Larissa is very kind... and efficient. She helps you with any information you need. You'll might hear her singing... what a beautiful voice! Also her colleague... she comes from Iran has been very patient with me and has a marvellous smile. Near the center... 10 minutes walk. At night always an event for the guests and before.. special family "gourmand" dinner at an incredible price. Try it!
    Italy, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    07 Nov 2019
    a really nice, welcoming hostel, great at fostering a little podstel community when you stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Nov 2019
    I just wanna say the staff ware more than kind they are very welcoming and smile all the time... Really great staff and very nice hostel
    Bulgaria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Oct 2019
    Check in was easy, the staff was wonderful and pleasant, and the outside areas were awesome. I loved that the rooms were different names, and the stories behind the names where in the rooms.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    19 Oct 2019
    Some hooks in the room would be great and maybe some mirrors with good lighting for the girls to do their makeup 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    17 Oct 2019
    Great little hostel, well located for coming in from the airport and also for accessing the metro. It's a fair walk to the Old Town but pleasant enough if the weather it is fine (which it was!). Hostel was clean and pleasant. You can join the WhatsApp group and keep in the loop with social activities although most stuff takes place at their other site which is a fair distance away. I would stay again if in Bucharest!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Nov 2019
    The staff were super nice and super helpful, but the dorm rooms are unstable metal beds, the showers were partially broken or didn’t drain properly, and they make you buy a lock if you want to use The lockers. But other than those three things, the place was find. No major problems.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Oct 2019
    A nice hostel. It’s weirdly set up in the back though, the stairs in the middle of the hallway are odd. The hostel is very secure from the street but all dorms aren’t locked. Staff are nice enough, although the one I had checking out was odd. I would stay again but in a private room. The bunks move a bit. All round safe and friendly.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games