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
  • Superb 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 and home-made breakfast is included.
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 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2021
    I couldn't help giving this place a high rating, it really is that good. Would go out of my way to stay there again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.4


    16 Oct 2021
    Well located hostel, although ceiling is very low in the loft rooms.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 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


    14 Oct 2021
    My room was changed from a dorm to a single room due to a booking mix up on their end. All explained in an email before I checked which I greatly appreciated. Comfortable beds and good WiFi. Very clean. Only downside is I could hear noise from the kitchen in my room. Slightly loud of the first night with a large group cooking at 2am. Can't blame this on the hostel though and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.6


    20 Oct 2021
    The hostel has a very unique and cool aesthetic and is very centrally located making it easy to find things to do. It was quite quiet at times which is perfect if you’re looking to chill out a bit. I would stay there again if I was visiting the city.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Oct 2021
    Im sure this hostel has promise, but I did not enjoy my stay here. I stayed for 3 nights in a private room (changing rooms after the 2nd night), and neither room blocked out the sound of other guests. In the room close to reception I could hear people in the kitchen all through the night. In the upper room I was surrounded by a group of Sri Lankans currently living in the hostel who were extremely loud, shouting between rooms and floors until 3am, and who were up again at 630am.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 6.6


    16 Sep 2021
    The staff were kind and the location was good but the bathroom situation was rough! There was no toilet paper in either bathroom for the 24 hours I stayed there. Since reception closed at 3 pm you were kind of stuck with that state all night. The showers definitely weren’t clean enough for me to feel comfortable using. I will say that the kitchen was well stocked and a plus. Otherwise an overall subpar experience for the price.
    USA, Female, 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