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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation won't be charged if done 5 days in advance for groups exceeding 10 people, 3 days in advance for groups below 10 people.

No Show will be charged for the first night of reservation.

Reduction in numbers must be announced 2 days in advance, if not, we will charge for the first night of staying.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


Zen Hostel by Pura Vida

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

We are looking forward to accomodate you.

Situated in the very center of Cluj-Napoca, the 2015 European Youth Capital, Zen Hostel is a 30 second walk from National Theater, a 2 minute walk from Unirii Square (the absolute center) and a 5 minute walk to Muzeului Square (the main pedestrian area, also known as "The Old Center"). Eroilor Boulevard, where the hostel is located, is a half-pedestrian street that connects the two main squares of Cluj-Napoca: Unirii Square and Avram Iancu Square.

The hostel has 8 rooms (2 private rooms with private bathrooms, 1 private room with shared bathroom and 5 mixed dorms -- one of them, a triple, could also serve as a private) and it offers a variety of dorm types for different budgets and group sizes. It has a fully equipped kitchen (with fridge, dishwasher and an oven, a microwave and coffee maker), showers and toilets separated for women and men. We also offer lockers, 2 terraces and one entire floor with balcony, clean linen, clean towels if needed, free luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, coffee and tea.

Since 2020, we will open a Vegan Bistro next to the hostel so that everyone can enjoy some fresh and healthy mean without searching too far from the hostel.

Zen Hostel by Pura Vida Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00
Check out before 12:00

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash or card.

Taxes included (VAT and City tax).

No curfew.
Smoking not allowed except on terraces, balcony and backyard.
Child friendly.
Eco & Vegan friendly.
Pet friendly. (Only in private rooms)
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 6.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 5.3

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    This place is near the center of Cluj-Napoca. Very easy to explore the downtown (not many places to see around, I guess). Checkin/out were very smooth. Staffs are very nice. All facility (kitchen, room, locker, restroom and shower inside the room and etc...) is comfortable for me. There are two cats (pets?) around the reception and the kitchen. So be careful if you have allergy.
    Japan, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Nov 2019
    Very central location, friendly staff (especially the girls), clean and chill. I especially like that there are cats at the hostel. I spent a lot of time cuddling with the friendliest cat Tomi, so that was an extra point. It's a bit random that there are people from the outside who just hang out there but as long as there are no problems, it's cool. Also, make sure you don't go there too early as they only open at 9am.
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Oct 2019
    The staff were really lovely! The facilities were good too, with a really great kitchen and multiple social areas, including a great outdoor chill space. Comfy beds and good showers too.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Nov 2019
    Cool place!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    there are some security issues and there was some theft while I stayed there. also the bathroom in the downstairs 8 bed dorm is unacceptable - especially the shower if you can even call it that. apart from that I really enjoyed my stay and would book here again
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    24 Oct 2019
    The location of the hostel was perfect! In the heart of Cluj. The staff was awesome, always there for questions and descriptions. Even if we arrived after check in hours, they thoroughly described how to get in our rooms. They really made our stay much much easier.
    Greece, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Aug 2020
    Nice place... in the center of the center of Cluj... near the orthodox cathedral and a nice garden... Great atmosphere... an artistic bar... but the hostel is not a priority... it's the zen and so cool atmosphere... The atmosphere could be better... an exchange place... not only a bar...
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Jan 2020
    Good location, and everything else was "okay". Nothing amazing to brag about.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    26 Oct 2019
    Great location close to the city centre and public transport to and from the station. Not much in the way of luxuries though. Very little privacy in the shower, no breakfast, lounge and, at the time of writing, no kitchen.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 2.9


    20 Nov 2019
    Don’t stay here! There were other guests that made me feel really unsafe and uncomfortable. When I told the guy at reception that I wanted to leave he did not give a sh*t at all, didn’t even ask why. Gave me a partial refund and that’s it. Went to another hostel instead (which was way better). Spoke to other people who stayed at Zen previously.. turns out they got harassed there too! The hostel could be good but they should RESTAFF. It’s not zen now & unsafe. Showers are also gross.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi