Hostels in Chișinău, Moldova

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Get to know Chișinău (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chișinău. To help you make friends with Chișinău before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Chișinău is also named and spelled Chisinau - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Chisinau, the intriguing capitol of Moldova, is well worth visiting and a pretty good place to stay in a hostel. Though more travelers are making their way to Moldova, Chisinau still remains largely an adventurous place to visit. The city is not without its downsides, not to mention some big issues the country as a whole faces, but it is, in fact, a nice place to spend time. The city has a few parks, where you can observe the local kids displaying their affection oh so publicly. Or you can test out restaurants and markets for the best of the fine local wine for just cents a glass. Many Communist-era relics are still well maintained and give you a lot to take in.

For getting around, there are trolley buses and jitneys, though you can walk around most all of the core in good weather. Look out for open utility covers or other dangers on the sidewalks and streets. Stray animals are generally not dangerous, though they can be a nuisance.

Getting in via bus, there are quite a few stations and even more stops for buses out for exploring the countryside. The train station is a little way out of town, but its extremely well maintained and a good place to visit, just to see what the government can do when they put their mind to it.

Chisinau hostels very greatly in quality, but are mostly small, located in private houses or flats, and can be overcrowded in summer. Location isn't a big deal, as long as you're within walking distance of the center. Pretty much any neighborhood near the center is equally safe, though a few are more affluent and have mostly single-family houses and villas instead of Communist housing blocks.

Written by local enthusiast for Chișinău hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Chișinău hostels Carl

FAQ about Chișinău Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chișinău. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chișinău. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Chișinău costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Chișinău with private rooms costs on average $28.
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Your Packing List for Chișinău

Your Packing List for Chișinău

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Chișinău and Moldova.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Chișinău Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Chișinău, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
7 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$28 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Chișinău
Chisinau Chill Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Chișinău
Retro Moldova Hostel is the best rated
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Chișinău - from the Community

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