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

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 9.9

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    I really enjoyed my night here. It was just the chilled out vibe i was looking for. Such a nice little hostel. The common area is a nice big space and nicely furnished. There are lots of hot drinks and snacks to help yourself to. I liked the music playing in there in the day too. That was nice. This room looks out onto the Orthodox cathedral. Such a good location. Everything is so clean and the owner who lives there is very nice and helpful if you chat to him. Highly recommend.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Fantastic location and great host! It is in a private apartment (don't be surprised!), but feels like a hostel and is safe and clean. Nice breakfast in the morning.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    This hostel was absolutely amazing! This is the owner, Dragos’s home and he really does make you feel at home during your stay as well. During a period of traveling and staying in hostel after hostel, coming to The Houstel was a welcome, relaxing change - feeling like you are taking a real shower and staying in very comfortable beds. The location also could not be better. You walk downstairs into all of the action.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Before arriving at The Houstel I didn't know what to expect. I chose this place because it was central and it had a 24h reception service. But wow! I had no idea how awesome it is. It's a big beautiful apartment in a 20th century building situated in the main square, with huge rooms, tall ceilings and a balcony with view to the metropolitan cathedral. The host is one of the nicest people - very welcoming, relaxed, helpful and generous with his supplies :) This hostel is a gem.
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    21 Jun 2019
    Very centrally located. Comfortable bed with a large bathroom and living area. Dragos is a very nice and helpful host. Recommended.
    China, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Jun 2019
    This hostel is right in the city center and main attractions are all minutes away from it. The apartment is just beautiful and at night the view on the church is breathtaking! Had a good nights sleep as it seems to be a quiet place. What disturbed me was the fact that the owner also lived in the same apartment and that the toilet seat was incredibly dirty (it obviously hasn't been cleaned in a very long time). It disturbed even more than the cockroaches coming in because of the heat.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • 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