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 ???? 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Retro is the first established youth hostel in Cluj, located in the very Centre of the city. Since 2002 we have been the ideal place to stay for budget travellers, families and groups. We offer quality lodging in a wide variety of rooms (single, double, triple, dorms) with private or shared bathrooms.
Since 2007 Retro Travel Agency offers day tours in Transylvania and package tours throughout the country, car rentals, free bike rental for our guest and much more...

We are located on a quite pedestrian lane, away from any traffic noise, two minutes walking from the main square of the city, and 500 meters from the 'Babes Bolyai' University, the second largest in the country. Open by enthusiastic travellers, Retro Youth Hostel, is nestled inside the medieval city wall, within a walk of main tourist attractions in town.

Thus, you can reach in the walking distance all the touristy sights of the old part of Cluj such as The Tailors Fort, Museum of History, Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Ethnographic Museum.

Retro Youth Hostel is offering over 48 accommodation places in shared rooms, triple rooms, single and double rooms.
The showers and toilets are near every room and on the ground floor there are two fully equipped modern kitchens. From our desk office you can find different maps of the region, youth hostel and international telephone cards, or you can easily join us in one of the day trips we organize (among the most requested: Scarisoara Ice Cave tour, Maramures region tour, Felix thermal baths & the Bear's Cave tour, Turda Salt Mine tour and many more).
We offer coffee, tea and cooking facilities, safe boxes for luggage, info service and a friendly English speaking staff.
So, if you are looking for a nice and inexpensive central located accommodation while travelling our city, here we are!

Latest news:


day trips to Poienari - the real Dracula's castle!
on-line bus tickets Budapest - Cluj, available now!
Free internet access, Free wireless, Free coffee and tea for the whole stay, Free city maps !!!
rent a car service
airport pick-ups on request
Free bike rental!! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    07 Apr 2022
    This place is the best. The staff are so lovely, relaxed and kind. As a first time traveller this place feels like a safe haven. Location is great, quiet and yet near Old Town. There's a place to store luggage which is very helpful and 2 kitchen spaces which helps spread people throughout the hostel so it doesn't get too hectic. Only other points are if you are here on a Friday or Saturday evening make sure you have earplugs as the noise from the bars can sometimes be quite loud.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Sep 2022
    The staff was very polite, friendly and shared a lot of information related to the city and the area. The hostel is in the Old town and it's the perfect place to be. Sauna is included.
    North Macedonia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Sep 2022
    Stayed for one night never saw the staff as I left very early, however they let me keep my luggage for more than a day afterwards. They did their best to make my crazy travel plans go smoother. Thank you!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    23 May 2022
    Pretty decent hostel. Staff were mostly absent during the day and evening. The free coffee consisted of slightly cold slush that may have been made the previous day. I didn't really hear about any of the tours or other offerings that the hostel mentioned they offered on their webpage. The beds were a little creaky but it was nice having four beds to one bathroom.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Sep 2022
    Good hostel overall - the facilities were decent, and there’s only 1 central bathroom/shower, but there’s a few more that you wouldn’t see at first, such as luggage room, but not always convienant to access. Beds were clean and comfortable, and price to experience was very good. Not much of an atmosphere though, and the common room is in the basement so no one goes there (just a tad creepy). But all jokes aside, good place to stay, excellent locationZ
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    03 Dec 2021
    Not a bad place! Very nice location, the facilities were just okay, there was only one bathroom that I could find in the whole hostel and it wasn't a stall type situation so if we had had more people there I think it would have been an issue. Perfect for late check in though.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    15 Sep 2022
    Nice, quiet location (minus the heavy metal bar on the same street), but no social atmosphere. The basement is an awesome space to hang out (I think it's a repurposed wine cellar?), but I was the only person down there two nights in a row. Very clean and the staff is helpful, but I could feel the box spring through my materess and it's also the most expensive hostel used in all of Romania.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Aug 2022
    Bathrooms were a bit dirty and there was little to no social atmosphere. But the beds were comfy and checkin was easy enough!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Sep 2022
    Kitchen was small. No space to leave your stuff safely. Bunk beds moved a lot. Nice location though.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 May 2022
    This place was only ok. The staff was lovely and excellent. However the space is very cramped. Not much room at all in the attic. The security is light, in my opinion. The location was great. By the main square and everything.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wii