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 Sibiu. To help you make friends with Sibiu before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sibiu is one of the most beautiful cities not only of Romania but in all of Europe. It truly deserves its title as a cultural capital of Europe in 2007. It was part of more than ten countries and empires throughout history. Not surprisingly, its cultural heritage is huge and Sibiu is a popular tourist destination and locals love tourists coming to their city. There are more than enough monuments and buildings that attract attention. Among the most attractive places are the Liars’ Bridge, the Brukenthal National Museum, the Jesuit Church, the City Hall, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Evanghelical Church, the National Theatre, and the remaining towers from the medieval fortifications. There are many galleries, literature clubs, and museums. And they are all within walking distance from the hostels in Sibiu. If you are interested in culture, Sibiu is the city to visit in Romania.
There are also good clubs in the city with many young people and prices are not high. Public transportation is quite good, so are train connections to other Romanian cities. There is a small airport nearby, but flights from and to it are not very convenient.
There are many Sibiu hostels from which to choose, and most operate all year -- some are near the train station and in the surroundings. Hostels in Sibiu are not so cheap like in other Romanian cities, so you need to compare prices to find the best deal. Actually, getting a spot at a good hostel in Sibiu can be tougher than expected, especially in the summer.
Written by local enthusiast for Sibiu hostelsGeorge Traveller