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 Sighisoara. To help you make friends with Sighisoara before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sighisoara is a beautiful town in Romania's spectacular and infamous Transylvania region with an eerie, medieval feel and amazingly well-preserved old town. Coming to Sighisoara can feel like stepping back in time; the pretty old town retains its medieval character and the citadel is an impressive and imposing site that is sure to be one of your highlights when visiting Romania.
Sighisoara is a great place to spend a night or two -- or even longer -- if you're interested in doing hikes in the surrounding areas and is easily accessed by regular trains from most major cities in Romania and some international destinations such as Hungary.
Sighisoara hostels are all within easy walking distance from the train station and all sites in the town as well as restaurants, bars, and cafes. The historic centre is very compact and easy to find your way around. Hostels in Sighisoara offer everything from dorm beds to private rooms with and without shared facilities plus some offer breakfast and free Wi-Fi. All hostels in Sighisoara can help with information about things to do in the surrounding areas and some can even help organise tours and onward travel.
Sighisoara has a wealth of beautiful architecture and is a very picturesque town, the clock tower and monastery are particularly pretty as is of course the UNESCO-listed citadel in which the town is based.
The name Transylvania is of course synonymous with one man ... Dracula! Sighisoara is supposedly where Vlad the Impaler -- also known as Dracula -- was born, so any history buffs or fans of the novel should jump at the chance to explore his old stomping grounds!
Written by local enthusiast for Sighisoara hostelsmichael cowgill