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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


Retro Moldova Hostel

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  • Nice Location
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Property Description

Retro Moldova Hostel is an experienced hostel opened to provide comfortable and safe stay for travelers in Chisinau. The Hostel is ideally located in the city center. It is a 4-minute walk from the major attractions such as the Cathedral and the Central Park.

Retro is a small and cozy Hostel composed of 2 dorm rooms, 1 private room and two common areas. We also offer free coffee and tea all day long. There is a well-equipped kitchen at guests' disposal. We also refreshments for those who want to relax on our comfy balcony next to the aquarium in the evening or in the underground Bunker that gives you an image of 'good-old' Soviet times and cool you in hot summer nights.

You can enjoy 24-hour hot showers that you might have problems finding in other places. Retro also offer tours to Orheiul Vechi,Transnistria and other destinations. The friendly reception will always provide all necessary information you need to travel to neighboring countries.

The main bars, clubs, and grocery shops are all located within very short-walking distance from the Hostel. Friendly, English-speaking staff is ready to assist you 24/7.

RETRO Moldova Hostel is owned and managed by travelers who together designed it to provide you with a safe and cozy stay!

Please note:

Check-in: 13:00
Check-out: 11:00

Please use the directions on the website to find us. We are located in a quiet residential area of the city center that some may have troubles exploring without the directions we have provided for your comfort. Once you're near, look for the little red signs 'RETRO Moldova' that will help you find us.

Want or need to stay longer? Long term stay with reduced rates available!! STAY AS LONG AS YOU WISH!! WELCOME!! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.5

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 6.5

  • Staff 5.5

  • Atmosphere 3.5

  • Cleanliness 5.5

  • Facilities 5.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2019
    The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The room is comfortable and clean. Very impressive and good location access to Cafe nearby.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2019
    I spent good time at Retro Moldova Hostel. The staff is welcoming and helpful. I would like to stay here again when I come to Chisinau.
    Turkey, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    31 May 2019
    Great place to stay. Location is about 10 minutes walk from city centre with supermarket and restaurants closer. It's in a quiet neighborhood, not a party hostel but great if you want some peace and quiet. It's in an apartment block so you get some experience of living like a local. Very clean and felt very safe. Has a decent kitchen, a good shower and a washing machine. Staff are great, very friendly and helpful. They organised airport pickup and a trip to Transnistria for me. Would stay again.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Oct 2018
    This is a review for Forum hostel. The other hostel owned by Retro Moldova. There was no room left in Retro so they send me to Forum which turned out to be a better option. Located just 2 blocks from the main park in Chisinau, this hostel is brand new. Facilities are great with big lockers. Good option for visiting the city.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 Mar 2018
    It’s an interesting place and definitely memorable. It’s not the nicest hostel in the world but then that’s not what I was expecting. The staff were really friendly and tried to make me happy. Overall good place but don’t go in expecting a hostel like you would in say Barcelona, London, Prague etc
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Aug 2019
    The owner was very helpful, but we did not have breakfast, as it was announced on hostel website. We waited until last day to clarify it with the owner. We agreed discount for lack of the breakfast. Also, during our staying, bathroom was under the reconstruction. We took shower in other hostel. We also agreed discount for such inconvenience.
    Serbia, All Male Group, 41+
  • 6.0


    31 May 2018
    Ok location short walk to town centre. No real atmosphere as the ‘common area’ is a small kitchen and a couch... The rooms have no keys! Overall decent for the price.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    07 Sep 2019
    I don’t know how this place has such good reviews. Very cramped, outdated facilities. Staff are odd, no atmosphere, a staff member slept on the couch in my room one night?? Could be way cleaner, sketchy area.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    17 Apr 2018
    This hostel is one of the worst hostels i have been to in Europe. Its a converted 3 bedroom apartment filled with beds jammed into small rooms. The place is TINY! One shower, no real common areas to hangout and no backpacker atmosphere. There was older men in their 50’s/70’s , living here longterm. Bizarre! I arrived early like 7am from Culj-Romania (night bus) and she charged me 50 lei for early check The location is not good either, deserted area. I would not stay again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    28 Aug 2019
    The staff, Jerome, was horrifically rude from the moment I entered. When I asked for wifi he directly refused to share it getting in my face threatening me physically. When I tried to sit down he pushes me off the chair yelling saying I need to get out since I told him I won't be staying there. I had just arrived in Moldova with no sim card and can't speak the local language and he wanted me to be stranded outside in the dark. He literally threw my bags outside. Fire Jerome ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games


  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Moldova

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Moldova

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