Burg Hostel Sighisoara, Sighisoara

8.6
633 Reviews
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Burg Hostel Sighisoara Reviews

Very kind staff, in-the-middle-downtown location, great breakfast.

Daniel
2014-05-05
Age 28 | Hungary

Burg Hostel Sighisoara is a newly renovated, historic building located in the middlle of Sighisoara's historical area and all the proceeds go toward youth programs.

The Location

The hostel is about a twenty-minute walk from the train station, but it is not a difficult walk or hard to find, but taxis are also another option and they are fairly cheap. Parking is possible near the hostel, but it is preferred if you park outside the historic area. The hostel is located within the historic district of Sighisoara, so it is located less than five minutes' walk from all the sights such as the clock tower, the church on the hill, the armour and torture museum, and several guild towers. The bottom floor of the hostel is a restaurant, which has good food at reasonable prices, but there are also several other places to eat within walking distance. There are also many souvenir shops nearby. However, the nearest grocery store is close to a thirty-minute walk away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The Burg is very large and has several different types of rooms ranging from privates to five-bed dorms. All of the rooms have a private bathroom and shower, which is in the room. The rooms however are a bit small, but they are very clean and well kept, as are the bathrooms. The doors to the rooms do lock, but there are no lockers at the hostel, which can make it difficult if you are in a dorm room.

Common Spaces

The hostel doesn't have much of a common area. Each room has a table and a chair or just a chair to relax in depending on the room type. Also there is a cellar area in the basement of the hostel with a table and some chairs, but it is primarily used as a luggage storage area. Because of this, this hostel is not great for socializing. On the first floor of the hostel, there is a computer with internet access available.

Summary

Overall, Burg Hostel is a nice, mellow place to stay in Sighisoara and it is located right next to all the sights.

Kaitlyn
2013-06-27

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.

Location

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.

Common Spaces

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.

Summary

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.

Barbara Pavlik
2009-11-21
USA

Great location but the people who work there are very unfriendly. The internet computers are in the bar which made it hard to see and strange. I didn't like the shower very much.

Sam
2007-05-23
USA

Great location and nice restaurant and bar - I enjoyed the food here.

Rooms were sparse but smart and clean.

Staff are not in the slightest bit friendly and we asked if there was breakfast when we booked in and were told yes. In the morning we went to the breakfast room and could only choose the breakfast food off their normal menu in the restaurant. They gave us a bill at the end! The breakfasts were 3 times the price of the other food (and not very good) - if we'd known we would have eaten in the main restaurant and choosen what we wanted off the menu!

Plebbles
2006-02-10

a fantastic location in the heart of the citadel, this hostel provides basic but clean rooms and excellent bathroom facilities. The hostel also has a bar on site which provides cheap drinks and internet access. The staff seem very laid back and english is basic to say the least but unless the summer heat in the rooms is too much for travelers, the closeness of this hostel to all the "dracula" attractions make it a good choice for both quality and price. Bear in mind a walk through a sometimes packed beer garden to some rooms may not be everyones cup of tea.

Chuggs
2005-12-15

There was a bathroom in our room, and a shower room. The hostel is clean with white walls and pine beds. The bar didn't feel like a hostel bar, as it was full of people staying all over and also locals. The pizza at the restaurant was really nasty but there are lots of nice restaurants around. It feels very safe in the citadella. There is seriously cheap Internet in the bar. There wasn't much of a hostel atmosphere but maybe that's because we were out of season. The woman at the bar shortchanged us. But on the whole a good hostel, and probably better in season.

Emma
2005-06-21

Burg Hostel is in a nice location. It's the only hostel located in Sighisoara's medieval citadel. They don't have bathrooms in the rooms.

Villa Franka
2004-12-05

Description

The only hostel located in Sighisoara's medieval citadel, the Burg Hostel is the most affordable and best located hostel in town. With 59 beds in 19 rooms, we can accommodate everyone from low budget single travellers to larger groups. Most rooms are dormitory style with shared bath but we also have rooms with private bath available. Breakfast is always included.

We are the place for the cheapest food and drinks in town. Our kitchen serves inexpensive Romanian food and our bar, ‘the Culture Pub' is popular with tourists and locals alike.

The location in the medieval citadel makes our hostel truly unique. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Sighisoara has been dubbed the ‘Jewel of Transylvania'. During your stay you can enjoy, among other things, historical walking tours of the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, visits to the many fortified churches in the nearby Saxon villages or you can explore the old growth oak forests a few minutes from town. As you'll see, Sighisoara is much more than just the birthplace of Dracula.

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: Strada Bastionului 4-6, Sighisoara, Romania

Burg Hostel Sighisoara is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Burg Hostel Sighisoara Sighişoara www.burghostel.ro
Phone Number: 40-265-778489
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Luggage Storage

Bar

Concierge/Info Desk

Food/Restaurant

Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

TV

Table Tennis

Credit Card Payments

Pet-Friendly

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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