The 6 Best Hostels in Bucharest

Updated on: 24/02/2024 by Mike

Check out my guide to the best hostels in Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest has exactly 20 hostels and we have narrowed this down to the 6 Best Hostels in Bucharest.

General Info on Hostels in Bucharest

Here are a few things you should consider before booking a hostel in Bucharest:

  1. Price - In bed in a dorm room starts at only €6 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay between €8 to €15 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds). As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend or at holiday periods tend to be 20% to 60% higher.
  2. Location - Bucharest is a large city so it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
  3. Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Bucharest offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff - Most hostels in Bucharest have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.

The Best Hostels in Bucharest

Here’s my comprehensive guide to the 6 best hostels in Bucharest:

1. Podstel Bucharest

Best Hostels in Bucharest - Podstel Bucharest

Podstel Bucharest is the best hostel in Bucharest. It is only a 10-minute walk to Unirii Square, 15 minutes to the Old Town and the infamous Palace of Parliament. This is a chilled hostel with hammocks, a summer bar, and an Arabic tent.

Best Hostels in Bucharest - Podstel Bucharest

They offer 6 and 8-bed mixed dorm rooms. If you stay at Podstel Bucharest, you will have the use of their fully equipped kitchen (with a cooker, microwave, fridge, utensils, herbs & condiments), musical instruments, many card/board games and you will get the opportunity to organize your own event or workshop.

Standout Features

  • Their "secret garden"
  • Their fully equipped self-catering kitchen

Dorms from €7.50

2. Podstel Umbrella

Best Hostels in Bucharest - Podstel Umbrella Bucharest

Podstel Umbrella is the sister hostel of Podstel Bucharest, but both hostels are unique. Podstel Umbrella is set in a charming building dating back to the 1920s located in the heart of Bucharest’s most hip neighborhood, Piata Romana. But it's still only a 20-minute walk to the center.

Best Hostels in Bucharest - Podstel Umbrella Bucharest

They offer 4 and 8-bed dorm rooms starting at only €7.50 per night. Each dorm bed comes with it's reading lamp.

Standout Features

  • It's super clean
  • Friendly and informative staff

Dorms from €7.50

3. The Midland Hostel

Best Hostels in Bucharest - The Midland Hostel Bucharest

The Midland Hostel is a small hostel with only 24 beds. They are located bang in the center of Bucharest, within walking distance of all the top sites.

Best Hostels in Bucharest - The Midland Hostel Bucharest

They offer 4, 8, and 12-bed dorms. We provide free Wi-Fi, guest computers, board games, free towels, free linens, and free tea and coffee.

Standout Feature

  • Their super cool main common area

Dorms from €8.00

4. The Cozyness Hostel

Best Hostels in Bucharest - The Cozyness Hostel Bucharest

Cozyness Hostel is as it says in the name a cozy small hostel situated in a central location, only a 10-minute walk to the center. Their mission is to make your stay in Bucharest a memorable one.

Best Hostels in Bucharest - The Cozyness Hostel Bucharest

They offer 4 and 6-bed mixed dorm rooms. They also offer cheap bike rentals and low-cost laundry services are available.

Standout Feature

  • Good pool table for you to enjoy free of charge.

Dorms from €7.40

5. First Hostel

Best Hostels in Bucharest - First Hostel Bucharest

First Hostel is conveniently located in the Unirii neighborhood with easy access to the best Bucharest has to offer. It's only a 5-minute walk to Unirii Metro Station (Piata Unirii), a 7-minute walk to the Old Town, and a 10-minute walk to the Palace of Parliament.

Best Hostels in Bucharest - First Hostel Bucharest

First Hostel has 4, 6, and 8-bed mixed dorm rooms. Every bed has its own nightstand/shelf, power point, USB charger, and reading light.

Standout Feature

  • Beautifully designed dorm rooms

Dorms from €8.10

6. Sleep Inn Hostel

Best Hostels in Bucharest - Sleep Inn Hostel Bucharest

Sleep Inn Hostel is situated right in the middle of Bucharest. The hostel is a 5-minute walk to Old Town where you will find all of Bucharest's best-known tourist attractions.

Best Hostels in Bucharest - Sleep Inn Hostel Bucharest

The Hostel has 4 and 8-bed mixed dorms. The hostel is Air Conditioned and other general services include Luggage Storage, the option of a late check-out, and free Wifi.

Standout Feature

  • Superb Wifi

Dorms from €7.40

Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Bucharest

I hope this list of the best hostels in Bucharest helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Bucharest. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Bucharest is good but there are still some bad hostels. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad or mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Bucharest.

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