Hostel Costel, in Timisoara, is open all year long. The service at the hostel is very good and you will not regret choosing Hostel Costel as your hostel in Timisoara.
The location is actually not very good. Hostel Costel is quite far from the center and you need either to take a tram to get there (and there are not many trams after 9 p.m.) or walk about forty minutes. The train and bus stations are also far -- it takes about thirty minutes by tram go get to the hostel. However, you do not need to change trams. You can also get from the airport, but this time, you need to change trams. Unarguably, there are hostels with a far better location. However, the neighborhood is very quiet and there are also interesting things to see.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Hostel Costel has eight- and ten-bed dorms plus private rooms. You get blankets, linens, and a free locker with a key. Hostel Costel is situated in an old but renovated ninety-year-old villa, so the rooms are huge and they have a lot of free space despite the bunk beds.
There are two showers and two toilets which is enough as the hostel is not very big. They are clean but there is not much space between the showers and the changing space is common so this is not very comfortable. The showers are mixed and you can shower beside someone from the opposite sex.
You can use the washing machine and the dryer. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything that you can think of, including a great collection of teas, coffee, and different spices. You also have a breakfast included in the price. It is very good as you can eat as much as you want, the food is great and there is even homemade jam. The Wi-Fi is great. You check out by noon, but you can stay longer if your bed is not reserved. You may even have a nap. There is no deposit.
The common space is fantastic. It is enormous, very spacious, there is a big TV screen (more than forty inches), PlayStation with many games, and many board games -- and you can use all that for free. Plus, there is a huge garden with mattresses and hammocks to have a rest. You can even jump into a small bathtub outside. And this is great in the hot summer months.
Hostel Costel is a great place to stay and any traveler will definitely enjoy their stay at this amazing hostel.