Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

As central as it gets and within walking distance from all major see worthy things and party spots in town, The Houstel is meant to be a hub where you can meet other fellow travelers from around the world and get all info on what there is to do in and around the city.

The place itself is in the former Széchényi Palace, in Victory Square which, along with the surrounding old town, represents the cultural center of Timisoara and is remembered in history as the place where, on December ’89, the Romanian revolutionaries proclaimed Timisoara as Romania's first free of communism city. Here are also the most important landmarks in town, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Opera House, many art galleries, museums and, right around the corner, the party area of the city, with all the restaurants, clubs and the busy nightlife.

You'll sleep in a big three bunk bed dorm and have a huge common area available, featuring a computer with Internet access, books, games, music, a guitar and all sorts of other fun things to play with. The living room has a small kitchenette with free water, tea and, occasionally, other goodies. More than that, there's also a washing machine and a dryer available.

The Houstel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash. This property may pre-authorise your credit card.

Taxes included.

Guests may check-in from 12:00 PM and there is a place to leave the language, however, the beds are available from 14:00 afternoons.
There is no reception at the property, but the host is accessible by phone anytime.

We do not accept customers younger than 16 years of age. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    It's the second time I chose this hostel because of how central it is, its beautiful living room and the amazing host.
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Oct 2019
    The Houstel was a lovely place to spend a night in Timisoara, just steps away from the beautiful cathedral and right on one of the main squares. The staff was lovely, and was very communicative leading up to my arrival. The room is quite open and the bed was a little creaky which echoed, but if that doesn’t bother you I would absolutely recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2019
    Pretty nice, cosy, small and flat like hostel. Owner is nice and helpful. Well-located and kept very clean. Met cool people over there. Only downside is that there is only one bathroom where there is also located the sink to wash the dishes.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2019
    This hostel could not be in a better location with a balcony overlooking the beautiful orthodox cathedral. Dragos was very welcoming and keen to help with any advice and to provide suggestions for our trip. It is a beautiful space and provides a great refuge at the heart of Timisoara with a spacious living room. The only drawback is the fact that there is only one shower so you may have to wait your turn!
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Sep 2019
    Good, Basic Hostel. stayed one night. Coffee facilities. would stay again when going to Timisoara. Only downside the milk was in the freezer! ;)
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    Dragos is super friendly and helpful. I really liked the format of the hostel - be aware that it is one 6-bed dorm in his apartment, but it has a unique feel to it. The apartment is incredibly spacious and has beautiful high ceilings. I did notice the bathroom smelled a bit and the underseat was not always the cleanest.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Aug 2019
    The Houstel is great! Located in a beautiful apartment in the corner of the town centre on Victory Square, you get a nice view of the cathedral. Drago is a great host, very friendly and even provides free breakfast : cereal, toast and coffee. I only stayed here for one night in August, so my main concern for anyone looking to do the same or longer, would be the lack of air con as it gets very sweaty and uncomfortable even at night (28°). Perfect for a quick stop over though.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Jul 2019
    The place was really nice with a welcoming atmosphere. The bright and large common room and the position adds a real value to the place. The owner was more than helpful, overall I totally recommend it!
    Romania, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    15 Jul 2019
    This hostel was nice as it only accommodates 8 people. It was a bit weird to initially check in as you have to wait for the owner to come and let you in, but he isn’t always there (there’s no reception). It was a lovely place though and there is a great view from the balcony. It was a good atmosphere as there is a big common room to sit in and meet everyone!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Aug 2019
    Amazing location and common area. Facilities good. A check-in with a bit more info of the city would be good. The host was in his room a lot when we were there so felt like we were interrupting when we needed to ask something.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi