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 Otopeni. To help you make friends with Otopeni before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
If you're flying in or out from Bucharest, Romania, you may want to consider booking a hostel in Otopeni, Romania, instead of Bucharest. Otopeni is home to Bucharest’s airport, Henri Coanda International Airport. Bucharest Otopeni Airport is Romania’s largest airport, with frequent connections with both domestic and some of the largest European airports. It is also becoming increasingly popular as a transit airport.
Flying in or out from the Bucharest Otopeni Airport should be the only reason to book a hostel in Otopeni, Romania. The bus service between the airport and Bucharest’s city centre passes through Otopeni, so both destinations are well connected with Otopeni. Otopeni is only a five-minute ride from the airport, which saves you a fifteen-kilometer ride through the metropole of Bucharest and some cash on a possible taxi ride. There are no landmarks in Otopeni that you should really check off your list when you are in Romania, but if you find yourself with some spare time in Otopeni, the architecture of the city hall is quite nice. Despite the lack of landmarks, Otopeni is a convenient town for a short stay. There is a supermarket that operates twenty-four/seven -- which is ideal if you have a late arrival -- and there are markets, restaurants, banks, and everything you may need.
As it's a small town with no landmarks, there is limited choice for Otopeni, Romania hostels and budget accommodation. Since there is little competition, prices are slightly higher than in Bucharest. So again, the convenient location close to the airport should be the reason to book a Otopeni, Romania hostel. If that is not a priority to you, have a look at the hostels in Bucharest.
Written by local enthusiast for Otopeni hostelsMartin Straatman