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District 1 - Amzei historic center
District 1 - On the main boulevard,
Bucuresti / Baneasa
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Bucharest is a very urban city. This Eastern Balkan capital is the by far the most developed and commercial city in Romania. Culturally there is plenty to do and see in Bucharest, but most of all travelers flock here to take up the communist past and see the dynamic development as well as for the famed night life. Yes, beer here is cheap, and there were massive communist building projects that are now giving way to massive commercial investments, but the city's previous past is not to be overlooked. Once deemed the “Paris of the East” there are still relics to the grandness, indeed similar to Paris, that once graced this city.
Just a few years ago Bucharest hostels were hard to come by, but now finding the right one may seem daunting. The sights in Bucharest aren't all terribly centrally located. The “old-town” isn't huge and much of the nightlife is touristy there. Just consider the ease of getting to your Bucharest hostel, most people arriving by train get in at North Station “Gara de Nord“ which is on the subway and serves a big city bus hub. Districts in Bucharest often cover a few neighborhoods and numbered from the center outward. So district 1 is most central. Check that your hostel is adjacent to major public transportation, as it makes getting around this big city much easier. Drivers should on the other hand be leery of parking or driving in the center of town.
There are plenty of excellent hostels in Bucharest, with very friendly staff, and the Hostelz.com Burcharest Hostels list is the best way to find the right hostel for your trip.
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HI - Bucharest-Otopeni - Pension Gabriela Hostel
"My 11-year-old daughter and I lived there last autumn. This is a really quiet and nice place. The hosts: Carmina and Vlad, are the greatest people I ever met. Their daughter is such a nice girl. She was always ready to show us around the vicinity of the hostel. I recommend Vila Gabriela for any person who appreciates home coziness." … "This place is quiet, clean, and very friendly. The owners who run the hostel greet you themselves...
The Funky Chicken Hostel
"The Funky Chicken Hostel is one of the cheapest hostels in Bucharest. As you can imagine, it is not “luxurious," but for the price we shouldn’t expect it. However, as a place to stay for a few nights, it is all you need. The Location It is not so hard to find The Funky Chicken Hostel. From the railway station (Bucuresti Nord), it is a straight, fifteen-minute walk. More or less halfway there, you will find a minimarket, which is the...
"Excellent value, very welcoming, clean and comfortable. It's not luxurious but it feels like home and in fact IS a home, but you never feel like you're intruding. It's very handy for the train station, and it's not a bad walk into the city from here. All in all, it's a great place to stay on a budget." … "They are a very nice family. They were helpful with doing my laundry (no extra fee), giving advice for our travel itinerary and...
"… cable internet, and other facilities. We offer a free continental breakfast and if you ask we can cook Romanian food for you, such as sarmale, ciorba and tochitura cu mamaliguta. Romanian wine is also available! Hot showers are available around the clock as are a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Linen, laundry and towels are provided. There is a barbeque area for your use, and we also have facilities for baggage storage. Enjoy...
"Very friendly, nice, quiet place. - I stayed here for three days with two my friends. This is a really friendly, quiet, and clean place. The host, Constantin, is a really nice, hospitable, and friendly person. I will certainly stay this hostel when go to Bucharest again." … "Very good - I stayed at Hostel Tina three nights and am completely satisfied. The environment is very friendly. I strongly recommend it." … "… for...
"… since we are close to all buses coming from Gara Filaret. The Hostel offers you a low budget & comfort style with its 8 double bed rooms and 12 matrimonial single rooms, entirely air-conditioned and the facilities the modern traveler needs for both business and leisure. Children below the age of 7 are allowed to stay in their parents room and only have to pay for the breakfast. Payment: We accept cash payments, money transfer and...
Central Hostel Bucharest
"… dinner outside in our spacious garden area, read under the shade, and relax! The following facilities are included in our price: breakfast, use of internet, use of the kitchen, main lounge, lockers-safes, linen and blankets, bag storage, travel info-maps, hot showers, no smoking. We also have available for our guests guide book, telephone cards, and use of the local laundry. Please Note: Discount for groups between 5 and 20...
Friends Hostel Bucharest
"Friends Hostel Bucharest is a hostel located in an old building within walking distance from Gara de Nord (the Central Train Station). The price is one of the lowest in the city, the hostel is well furnished, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The Location The location is very good if you arrive from the train station. It is not very close to the center of Bucharest, but very easy to reach from the train station. If you come...
The Midland Youth Hostel 1
"The Midland Youth Hostel is a quality place. Despite its location above the Heaven Night Club, which is really a strip club, the area doesn't seem seedy, dangerous, or loud. The Location The hostel isn't too hard to find. It is located very centrally and is within walking distance of the old town and an easy bus ride from the train station. When you arrive at the building, go into the courtyard and walk up the stairs to your left above...
Alex Villa Hostel
"Very good - alex is a very interesting and good man. He speaks many languages, and is an excellent cook. He is always busy working on the villa, and preparing meals in the kitchen. I asked for a private space, and he gave up his own room. He took me out one night in his car, touring Bucharest. Price was good, nice atmosphere, great dog (puppy), and friendly fellow travelers. i recommend alex villa." … "I didn't like! - I didn't like....
The Midland Hostel
"The Midland Youth Hostel is a relaxing place to stay while in Bucharest. The staff are pleasant and the overall atmosphere is quiet and mellow. The walls are full of maps of Romania, which give inspirations on great places to visit and the staff can also give ideas of places to go. The Location The hostel is only a five-minute-or-so walk from a Metro station and is easy to find. It is about a twenty-five-minute walk from the train...
"We offer both to the business and tourist clients a wide array of services. All of our 20 king size rooms, among them 3 rooms for 1 persons, 8 rooms for 2 persons, 2 room for 4 persons, 4 rooms for 6 persons and 1 room for 8 persons, all of them are equiped with air conditioning,cable tv, refrigerator, mini-bar, private bath and wireless internet services. Luggage storage, safe, parking with video surveillance, security, fresh linen, showers...
"East Hostel is one of the most beautifully renovated hostels that we have seen, and staying there is such a nice experience that you may be tempted to visit Bucharest again, just for the pleasure of staying there. The young couple who own the hostel are on site twenty-four/seven and go out of their way to make guests feel welcome and to keep a quiet atmosphere so that everyone can get a good night's sleep. They are also extremely helpful...
"The best hostel I visit in bucharest - I stay at few hostels in Bucharest at 06/2013 and my conclusion is that the doors hostel is the best one. first off all the Staff are very friendly and very helpful. the Kitchen have all you need to have a good meal. you have free coffee and tea. the rooms are big and comfortable, each person have his on space and quiet. the toilet is clean and you have worm water. you have free internet computer on the...
"Wonderland is a cozy 14 beds hostel in the Old Center of Bucharest. It's run by two friends that travelled all over the world and know how important a nice clean bed, a warm shower and a cup of tea are when you're traveling. By backpackers for backpackers is our motto! The hostel is located in the heart of the Old City of Bucharest. Sightseeing, shopping, clubbing are only a few minutes walk away. There is WiFi internet in the rooms and in...
"… cleanliness and services recommend it as the best hostel in Bucharest. The accommodation comprises: -3 Mixed Dorm Rooms for 4 persons -2 Private rooms for 4 persons -2 Mixed Dorm bunk beds -1 Private double room (double bed) Hostel Miramont is a continuation of our projects dedicated to young people. It is the newest and best hostel in Bucharest, offering all the facilities necessary for a 'Backpacker.' Colis Radu, the...
Green Frog Hostel
"Excellent accommodation - Everything was excellent. The people at the hostel are very pleasant. The conditions are great. The location is near centre. A quiet place to spend good time." … "… laundry,water for drink ,decent breakfast and friendly host ^^ . Feel Free to ask anything about Romania and Bucharest. In addition, the idea of Green Frog is inspired by the NGO “Frogs are green” who focus on extinction of the green...
"… Hostel involves more than accommodation; it implies friendship and joy among our guests! Kretan is not a house at all, is a “home”. Our hostel is located in the city center (and we really mean it), very close to the main touristic attractions: 2 minutes walk to Cismigiu Park 5 minutes walk to the Romanian Atheneum, Revolution Square or Royal Palace 15 minutes walk to the Historical Centre 20 minutes walk to the...
X Hostel Bucharest
"Close to the centre and very sociable - Probably the best option in the city (I have tried some others). Better located and friendlier staff here, all facilities are brand new. I would recommend it." … "'X' party hostel -- hype not needed - It's a nice hostel as it is. No need for the hype about it being a 'X' party hostel which may be a put-off for some people. It's centrally located for night life, shopping, tourist places. It's a...
"Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff, great double rooms - We really enjoyed our stay at the hostel. It started with a little coincidence -- the reception was not ready up until 3 in the afternoon. But due to the code-number-lock we got access after calling the number on the door, put our stuff in free lockers and traveled a little bit by foot to pass the time. We stayed in three different rooms (which is our fault -- don't book only...
Antique Hostel Bucharest
"Simply great - I've been to 50+ hostels in my life and I can't really recall a better one. It really does have everything -- multiple common spaces, all-day coffee, fast wifi, very clean, very comfortable beds (with extra blankets if needed, just ask), lockers, helpful staff ... You want more? What about eggs and ham for breakfast, multiple showers / toilets (not a given in Romanian hostels), a terrace, a balcony with an amazing view of the...
The Cozyness Downtown Hostel
"Although "downtown" may be a little misleading, "cozyness" is not a bad word to use for The Cozyness Downtown Hostel. It is indeed cosy, and a little stylish too. The Location The location is not bad, with easy access to Piața Unirii and the Old Town via a pleasant, twenty-minute walk or quick metro ride. It occupies two (unconnected) sides of a duplex in a quiet residential neighborhood just off the main thoroughfare Bulevardul...
"… music, play games or do anything else that you like. We also have a fully equipped kitchen, a place where you can keep your luggage safe, one where you can wash and dry your clothes and free Wi-Fi. In the garden, you can enjoy a barbecue or a cup of coffee under the shade of the trees, in a green space that you can rarely find in the center of the city. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice. Late...
Little Bucharest - Old Town Hostel
"… people, with a long history of hostel based housing experience. While they are not travelling at the moment, they still enjoy the environment of a hostel and meeting new people here, in Romania. This passion drove them to founding a network of hostels, 3 in Bucharest (Peaches, Floreasca and Little Bucharest), one at the seaside in Vama Veche, Pura Vida, and one in the old mountain region of Bucovina, Dor de Bucovina. All these...
"Our top position makes us the ideal starting point for exploring the city. Walkabout is where luxury meets budget. Being a traveler doesn't mean you have to choose between a great experience and a good night's sleep. At Walkabout, you can have both. While exploring the beauty of Bucharest from our doorstep, you'll be content knowing you're staying in an amazing area where comfortable beds, smart technology, space and privacy does not have to...
La Vila Maria
"… four 4 bed private en Suite. Location Information. If you decide to visit Bucharest our Hostel offer you a warm Lounge area and you have a great time.our staff will be glad to offer you informations about the places to visit in town and also map of the city for your help. The comfort of our quests is our priority. DIRECTIONS By train: Exit the station via the Golescu exit to the right of the track No 1 Cross the street and turn...
"… breakfast, homemade goodies at the best prices. HOMEproject is an intimate and cozy house, suitable for a relaxed stay in Bucharest Polka lives at HOMEproject; she is a very friendly dog that will brighten up your day. HOMEproject - Hostel & Coffee Policies and Conditions Check in from 12:00 Check out before 11:00 Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. This hotel may pre-authorize your card details before...
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HOMEproject - Hostel & Coffee
Carol Davila, 93
The Map Hostel
Str. Bucur, Nr. 3 A
Nr 2 Strada Gabroveni
Strada Gabroveni, Nr2, Floor 2, Sector 3
Bucur street no. 21
Calea Grivitei 32
Green Gate Hostel
47 Mircea Vulcanescu
Mihai Eminescu nr 184
Strada Mircea Vulcanescu Nr.47
Green Hostel Bucharest
"… area for guests, to enjoy a pleasurable breakfast, lunch or dinner. During summer time, you can enjoy your coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner outside the house, in a beautiful green garden. If you need internet access, we provide you free internet access Wi-Fi. Our hostel is an ideal place for people who love to enjoy nature, while searching and visiting beautiful and historical sites of Bucharest and Romania. Please...
HI - Bucharest - Villa Helga Hostel
"Whilst sporting neither fantastic facilities nor a hardcore party atmosphere, this hostel is an experience. Having spent five nights here, I experienced perhaps the most interesting five days of hostel living in my life. All the people who stay here are so cool and intelligent. And you'll usually have someone to go out with at night, too." … "A good hostel, not great, but I'd stay there again - Villa Helga is a cut above most HI...
"Highly Recommended. - Great place to stay with helpful staff and no extra hidden charges. We arrived at 05:30 and someone had stayed up to let us in. Even so we were not charged for this first night! Rooms and facilities were all excellent. TIP -- Let the staff here book any taxis you wish to take as many of the Bucharest taxi drivers are shameless con men, especially the ones at the airport." … "… they have been expecting. The...
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Bucharest Travel Tips & Suggestions
This is one of the ugliest cities in the world. It is sad because it was beautiful in the past but almost everything was demolished in times of dictator Ceauşescu and replaced by tons of nightmarish buildings.
I loved the city!
— Emy Milkky
Don't go to Bucharest in winter -- it could be depressing. But in spring and summer, with all the old buildings and villas -- often real palaces -- in the shade of kind of a forest of old trees, it gets really romantic. It's a city for walking, discovering narrow, leafy backstreets; getting lost in old, quite chaotic, but charming quarters. You can't compare it with any other big city in Europe.
Bucharest is a nice city that is changing rapidly (for the better). I visited in 2007 -- and was never overcharged or taken advantage of. Just make sure the taxi meter is on and do research as to what the average costs are. I stayed with Romanians in pensiunes (guesthouses) and was very happy with my trip and accommodations.
Bucharest is a good place to visit. I've spent some time in there and it was very nice. I also visited other capitals in the eastern Europe, and though Bucharest is not as spectacular as Budapest in architecture of buildings, it has its good parts. It's not very organized and still has a few problems with the cleaning of the streets, but most certainly you don't go there to inspect the city. You go to visit and have fun. And fun you'll have. If you don't find tourist info, ask people and they'll help. Almost everyone speaks English and is very helpful. They'll tell you where you should go and what you should stay away from.
It's dirty. Taxi drivers are all crazy and prices are akin to a wild west town -- take what they can. You will get mugged if you stay out late. I did.
Wow, some travelers just don't see Bucharest's charm. And I wonder how they miss all the beauty amongst the orderly chaos. I intended to "stomach" the city for four days because I had heard so many negative things and I liked it so much that after I toured the rest of the country, I came back and stayed six more days in Bucharest. I am glad that I have the ability to see the beauty along with the beast in every place I visit. If you like perfect order, stay in Paris and pay the high prices. Bucharest is for the more adventurous who want to rub elbows with the real world.
Bucharest is the ugliest, most depressing, most boring large city I have ever visited. I cannot understand how in the world anyone can call this city "the Paris of Eastern Europe" -- it's the biggest misnomer I've ever heard. There are a handful of splendid buildings in the city center around Piata Universitate but everything else in between is pure squalor. The only truly interesting sight is the big Palace, built by Romania's last dictator Ceausescu, which really impressed me by its monumental size and beautifully decorated interior. Having travelled through other eastern European countries, I found food prices in Bucharest relatively high. Inexpensive restaurants are very hard to come by. If you want to have a good time and live on a low budget, visit Sofia, which is a very charming city with a great night life and lower prices.
I spent time in Bucharest and other parts of Romania in the early 1970s while working there for a U.S.-based cultural exchange program. Even though under Communist rule, the city was clean, safe to walk around at all hours, with no thieves and beggars. With freedom comes responsibility -- I visited again in 1996 and was appalled at the amount of garbage in the streets and the fourfold increase in traffic. The people that I interfaced and worked with during the '70s were fantastic -- I have many good memories and mental photographs of those times.
Bucharest was a huge disappointment and I don't recommend this city as a tourist destination. As our first introduction to Romania, Bucharest was depressing, ugly, and we hated it. I wish we had seen more of the countryside and stayed in Brasov -- we visited for a day and liked it. If you're going to Bucharest for cheap beer, clubbing, and staying out late, you'll probably like it. Otherwise, stay away. There's no tourist information office, which means you have to go searching for a map and any other info you need. The city is dirty, sadly ugly, and the people seem beaten down. I never thought I'd miss those schlocky tourist shops, but I did -- no postcards, no souvenirs, even finding bottled water was difficult. The metro was incredibly confusing, although fast and cheap. The food was mediocre but cheap. Everything was cheap, so it's easy to stay on a budget. The stray dogs and cats wandering around, the children sleeping in the streets, the taxi drivers trying to rip you off -- it was all difficult to deal with. I recommend that if you do want to see the "sights" in Bucharest, plan on spending only a day. Unfortunately, the once known "Paris of the East" is nonexistent -- replaced by shabby communist buildings and poverty.
Bucharest has the best mici (meat rolls) ever. Sarmala is also very good.
I have just returned from Bucharest and loved it. For a young person its amazing, night life is fantastic and very cheap on a night out in Newcastle uk myself and partner speand on average 100-120 pound a night what with taxi fares, drink prices and cigarettes, in Bucharest we struggled to speand over 25 pound thats with taxi's, drink, pizza and cigs. The people are very friendly well more so then a lot in the uk.The street kids may come up to you and beg but you can't complain about it most wouldn't have ate all day on top of that they have spent a night in the sewer would you not ask for help in there shoes? The only thieves we came across were some taxi drivers but thats not to much of a problem just make sure they have the metre on and it's set to the price stated on the side of all the cars. Dogs don't seem to bother you if you don't bother them. The only bad thing that happened to us on our visit was witnessing some evil taxi drivers screaming at a lady and her two kids for trying to get food from a bin near his cab. That being said no matter how sorry you feel I'd recommend not giving charity as you will get asked another 20 times before taking a step. All in all very nice place.
The people are very nice in Bucuresti, but Brasov is a million times more enjoyable and clean. However, ringing in the new year in Bucuresti, with people setting off fireworks all over the streets in the center of town, was pretty amazing.
Bucharest is a great city with a lot of nice things to see. And the nightlife is the best. The beer is dirt cheap and the rest.... Well, smile and enjoy.
Even though the city lacks cleanliness, the people make up for it. You just have to find the right place to start exploring, otherwise you'll find it a bit depressing.
Bucharesty is not much to see as tourist site, but man do they have a night life!!! Get to know people and u will absolutlly love it!!!
Bucharest is a unique city with lots to offer... let's not forget it was once known as the "Paris of the East". True, not all parts of Bucharest are luxurious, but the culture, welcoming people and great architecture makes it worth while.
I recommend EVERYONE to go to Bucharest, but only if you have already spent some time in Romania. Go to Bucharest last. If Bucharest is the only place you visit in Romania, you will hate it. But if you've been properly introduced to Romania, Bucharest just seems to make sense. It might not be the most aesthetically pleasing city in the world, but it is incredibly vibrant, the people are extremely nice, and the nightlife is pretty decent. But if street kids, beggars, insects or stray dogs make you scared, then perhaps it is best to stay away and begin taking package tours with 50 year old married couples.
I urge anyone is planning to go to Bucharest to stay well away. It’s damp, smelly, thieves, beggars, insects and bad sanitation (I mean real bad).
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