City Stay Hostel, Sibiu

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HI - Sibiu - The Old Town Hostel gives you a chance to live in a heart of cultural capital of Transylvania. If you want to look out the window and see the main square of the city, Old Town Hostel provides this.

The Location

The hostel is located in tenement house at Piaa Mic in Sibiu's Old Town. Its almost impossible to miss the huge, green building that has the name of the hostel written on it. The entrance to the hostel, located on a first floor, is also very well marked.

Rooms and Bathrooms

In the hostel there are three bedrooms -- one with four beds, one with eight beds, and one private with a huge double bed. Unfortunately, the one with four beds is located between kitchen and the other bedroom, so if you decide to stay there, you will have to deal with people walking through it all the time. Another problem may be the fact that this smaller bedroom doesnt have a window. But except that, both rooms we had opportunity to see are very nice -- with wooden floors and paintings on the walls. In the smaller bedroom, there are also lockers for valuable items. We also cant say anything bad about the bathroom, except the fact there is only one and it is combined with toilet so queues in morning rush hours are inevitable.

Common Spaces

The hostel's kitchen is very well equipped -- you can find there every needed appliance, including microwave, toaster, and coffee machine. There's also enough plates and cutlery for every guest. At two tables, there is space for seven people having a meal in the same time.

Summary

The undeniable trump of the Old Town Hostel is its staff -- they are very helpful and friendly, caring for the guest and serving very good music in the hall during the day. A very nice gesture is the free welcome drink, which is served for free in the restaurant on the opposite side of Piaa Mic. You can also buy breakfast there for a low price, being a guest of the hostel. It includes coffee, a glass of juice, and omelet with toasts -- it is very tasty. But still, the great location of the hostel remains its trademark -- it lets you forget about queue for the toilet or the bunch of people walking through your bedroom during the night.

Stan
2014-02-25

HI - Sibiu - The Old Town Hostel is easy to find, with a great location, and a typical sterile HI hostel feel.

The Location

It's a short walk from the train/bus station to this hostel in the old town. No transport needed -- really it's a fifteen-minute walk there, just head up the main street from the stations toward the clock town/church towers.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are large and often walk through to other dorms. One dorm has a TV, the other just two chairs and the smaller one nothing but beds. There is no lockers but they do have small locking cupboards to stash passport/tickets/camera. The beds are older -- some mattresses have buttons (old school and not comfortable) others feel like wooden planks and the odd one is new. There is only two toilets and two showers that are decently clean but line-ups are the norm.

Common Spaces

The common area is a cold titled kitchen that smells like it once was a bathroom. The staff can help with laundry for a price and really are more interested in socializing with visiting friends than helping you. (They can be cold and rude.) There is one computer but it is the staff one as well and not really available at times, but there is free Wi-Fi. It's not really set up for socializing -- the hostel is frequented by large groups so not really for the backpacker looking to meet others. Smoking is allowed in the kitchen, so it is smoky.

Summary

The location can't be beat, but if you are hoping to meet other backpackers, perhaps look into another accommodation.

marleen iapalucci
2008-09-21
canada

The best ever!!

We stayed there during the Artmania festival. This hostel has got to be the very best! The staff are extremely nice and helpful. The location is perfect. The hostel is clean as clean can be. The town is also great, especially during the festival! I definitely recommend this hostel. Oh, and the kitchen facilities are great too. It's almost too good to be called a hostel. Well done. Keep it up.

Veronika
2007-06-22
Hungarian

Great location. Good kitchen. Clean. Bathrooms are tiny. Only one working toilet for twenty-seven guest beds. Not very quiet at night. They shouldnt allow smoking in kitchen and common rooms. Staff is friendly, nice guys, but not very helpful.

Rambling Robert
2006-10-06

Description

Founded in the Summer of 2004, Old Town Hostel warmly welcomes you to Sibiu. Tremendously located in the oldest and most romantic square of the city, we are proud to be the only hostel in Sibiu.

We have customised a 450 year old German Saxon building, that for centuries hosted a pharmacy with an alchemist lab.

A light and inspiring atmosphere has been created by large old windows, which contrast with the dark corners of our brick arcade basement.

Located in Transilvania, Sibiu offers an extraordinary blend of old and new. The region is well renowned for its efforts to preserve its mystic charm, whilst being in tune to modernisation.

A walk through our old town between architectural jewels in the company of nightingales and transylvanian bats is something not to miss!

All of Sibiu's amenities, such as pubs, museums and historical monuments are located within minutes of the Old Town Hostel.

Old Town Hostel is a project with the aim of establishing self determined multicultural dialogue between locals and travellers. To serve this purpose, in the near future we intend to open a cultural meeting place with games, theatre, films and music in our cellar.

SERVICES:

Shared rooms with fresh clean linen,

Access to a fully equipped kitchen,

Music and tv/video facilities,

Laundry service,

Half an hour free internet access,

No extra charges for: tourist information, reservation to other hostels in Romania, Travel advice.

Come and let our staff ease you into our Transylvanian culture!

TRIPS:

Together with Old Town Hostel you can go on trips into the South Carpathians (2400m altitude), and visit German Saxon fortresses. You can also experience the culture of ancient shepherd villages surrounding Sibiu, or take a relaxing bath in the most salty lakes on earth (only 16 km away from Sibiu).

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: Piata Mica 26, Sibiu, Romania

City Stay Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website City Stay Hostel Sibiu www.hostelsibiu.ro
Phone Number: 0040-269-216445
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Parking

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

TV

Pet-Friendly

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: Flexible

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 hours/day

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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