HI - Sighisoara - Burg Hostel has a lot of old world charm and isn't a bad place to stay if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in Sighisoara. You'll enter through the rathskeller and internet cafe with its rounded brick walls and ceiling and pass through a traditional Romanian restaurant before climbing to the dorm rooms on the upper floors. The whole place has the charming feel of having walked back in time.
The worst thing about the hostel is the location, which is ironic, since it truly is within the walls of the citadel and in the center of the old towne. But unless you're in top physical form and are carrying a backpack, it is difficult if not impossible to get there without a taxi, because you have to climb a tall and steep set of stairs to get into the citadel. And once you are in the citadel, if you come in the rainy season, you'd better bring some rubber boots, because the entire old towne is torn up and under construction, and you can sink up to your ankles in mud. We wouldn't normally mention what could be considered a temporary situation, but according to the tourist information office, this "temporary" situation had been going on for three years at the time of this review (2009) with no end in sight.
However, if you plan to stay for more than one night, and if you plan to spend a lot of time indoors, this cozy hostel could be just right for you. You can do everything there -- eat, sleep, drink, use the internet, and take a shower.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Our dorm room was in the attic which has the advantage of free standing beds (no bunks) because of the slanted ceilings. Although the room is narrow and cozy, there is enough room for a couch, and the bathroom is ensuite and has an interestingly shaped bathtub/shower. There are no lockers, but there are some hooks on the wall for hanging your coat, and you get a key for the dorm room.
Scattered throughout this labyrinthine hostel are cozy little nooks with wooden tables for eating and drinking. Other than that, the only area that could be considered common would be the restaurant and pub downstairs (reception is at the pub). There is Wi-Fi reception, even in the attic dorm.
All in all, if we could take this hostel and transfer it to another city, we would love it. As it is, for short, one-night stays in Sighisoara, you may be better off staying near the train station.