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
  • Excellent 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 9.1

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, really nothing bad to say. Good location in the old town, roomy dorm with comfortable beds, strong WiFi, super friendly staff... I arrived late and had no trouble getting access codes beforehand. I didn't use the sauna but it looked very nice. Small but decent kitchen, good shows. Big space downstairs to hang out/eat/work, albeit with a slightly terrifying staircase. Definitely would stay again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Excellent hostel with a great location in Cluj. Solid breakfast with very friendly and helpful staff. Would stay again when back in Cluj!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Jul 2020
    Very clean hostel, calm
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Jan 2020
    The location of this hostel is great, has everything you need, kitchen is well equipped + free breakfast is a bonus! Bathrooms & showers were fine by hostel standards, rooms were a good size too! Only stayed one night, the vibe was okay but a small town and hostel, so just depends on the people you’re with. Has a nice chill out area downstairs though! Definitely recommend.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Mar 2019
    Pretty dead in the off-season but the staff were all very kind and helpful. Free breakfast was very good! Location is fabulous, right in the old town. Rooms are secured by one key, so you must trust in your roommates
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Aug 2018
    The hostel is really nice, very well located, good breakfast and nice staff. The only problem was that WIFI was not working most of the time and the mattresses were old and curved. Besides that,its a very cozy and nice place
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Oct 2020
    positive: the helpfulness of the staff. negative: the description says that they serve breakfast but they do not give, basically it is a lie
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    24 Aug 2019
    Staff are very friendly and fairly helpful (if a little vague at times), the rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are lovely (but needed a bit of a clean). However, the beds were very hard and the ‘free bike rental’ was unavailable for my friend and I as only 1 bike was not broken. Also there was lots of noise just outside the hostel for most of the night.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    16 Oct 2018
    Showers weren’t clean and were terrible to use. Frequently out of toilet paper. When I did not have the exact money to pay for my stay I was told to go to the shop and buy something. It was not even possible for me to give them a larger amount and then swap it for the right amount later. The breakfast was a pre-made petrol station sandwhich, some very wrinkly apples and stale cereal.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    05 Aug 2019
    There were holes in the sheets, the staff were unhelpful as they had ‘more important things to do’, there was only 1 toilet on each floor for each sex which isn’t ideal and there was no loo roll in them, the social area downstairs is very musty and so not really used which makes it less sociable, if having breakfast go for the doughnuts. Was really surprised and disappointed as there were so many good reviews, the location is good though
    England, 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