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 Constanţa. To help you make friends with Constanţa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Constanţa is not a resort itself -- in fact, it is the largest port in Romania, and so it is more industrial than touristy. However, Constanţa is very close to Mamaia, which is a high-class resort, although not too many foreigners know it. Almost all Constanţa hostels are really easy to reach, within walking distance to the sea, and open during the summer season only. Most Romanians do not use hostels, so you will enjoy international company at your hostel. The good thing is that most Constanţa hostels do not impose very strict rules, which is great for people who like parties. Hostels in Constanţa are rather cheap; most of them offer more than decent conditions. The ratio between quality and price is definitely high.
Mamaia does not need much advertising -- it is a huge party place and bars and discos are open until the early morning in the summer. There are also plenty of historical places to visit, like the Genoese Lighthouse and the Roman Mosaics. You can also go to Bulgaria -– Varna is just a few hours away and there are regular bus lines every day.
Constanţa airport does not offer many flights, but it is not far from the city. There are not many buses going there and you might need to take a taxi. Ask your landlord to do that for you -– it will be cheaper. Train connections from and to Constanţa are not very convenient, but most Constanţa hostels are within walking distance from the train station.
Written by local enthusiast for Constanţa hostelsGeorge Traveller