While it has been called “Little Paris”, Romania’s capital city is in a class all of its own. Most people just pass through for a day, but Bucharest deserves at least a few days so you can truly experience all that it has to offer. And to guarantee you a premier stay while exploring this underrated city we have listed the best hostels in Bucharest for you below.
Quick Answer: The Best Hostels in Bucharest
- Overall Best Hostel in Bucharest: Podstel Bucharest
- Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Bucharest: X Hostel Bucharest
- Best Cheap Hostel in Bucharest: First Hostel Bucharest
- Best Hostel for Couples in Bucharest: Antique Hostel Bucharest
- Best Party Hostel in Bucharest: Book-a-Rest
It’s all about you at Podstel Bucharest. Dan, Sam, Jason have traveled around visiting hostels and talking to others about what would make the best hostel since 2012. After visiting more than 400 hostels in more than 50 countries, they opened Podstel Bucharest. Comfort and convenience combine perfectly as you’ll be just a five-minute walk from Unirii Square, but far enough that you can still sleep peacefully. Not only do they host events, but they also host workshops, all of which are free!. A few things you can enjoy are family meals, open mic nights, cultural performances, photography workshops, and travel presentations. There’s much more than what’s listed here, so you’ll just have to book a stay here to find out :)
Antique Hostel Bucharest
In the heart of the historic downtown area you’ll find a beautiful home from 1895 sitting on the river. The owners have turned it into the lovely Antique Hostel Bucharest. Away from the noise, but right around the corner from some of the best pubs and restaurants in town, the staff looks forward to providing you a relaxing stay before you head to the next party. Movie nights are a staple at Antique Hostel Bucharest if you’d like to stay in, and the staff can even organize a pub crawl or cook you up a Romanian-style barbecue if you’d like. For those who are all about the nightlife, Antique Hostel Bucharest highlights the list of the best hostels in Bucharest for you.
The Cozyness Hostel
If you live by the phrase, “If it’s free, it’s for me”, then the Cozyness Hostel is the best of the best hostels in Bucharest. From free popcorn to free bikes, and even free food to cook (real food like pasta lol), the staff wants to make sure you have the absolute best time possible throughout your stay. When you return from your daily adventures, you’ll love the social environment of the Cozyness Hostel as you’re sure to make new friends. A plus for the pet lovers, they do have a cat that loves being stroked and meeting new people. You’ll absolutely adore your new home away from home at the Cozyness Hostel.
The Midland Hostel
Head to the Midland Hostel if you want to be treated like an individual and not just a number. This 28-bed hostel was opened by three friends who want you to have a wonderful backpacking experience. Centrally located and right across from the French Embassy, you won’t have any trouble getting back here after a night out on the town. Along with easy access to the main sights and public transportation, you’ll be just minutes from a 24-hour supermarket if you need to grab snacks or whip up a meal. One of the best parts is that you’ll get a clean hostel in a great location with a great staff and it won’t bust your budget. The Midland Hostel gives you one more thing to love in the great city of Bucharest.
X Hostel Bucharest
X Hostel Bucharest has a little bit of everything to combine to create the perfect stay during your time in Romania. A great location is a given, but they also have an exceptional staff. Many people take advantage of the pub crawls at night, and the staff is also happy to point you in the right direction during the day. There are free daily walking tours and you can also take advantage of other tours like Transylvania, Dracula’s Castle, and more. The bar not only has great drinks, but also table tennis, a giant Jenga game, a huge TV, and more. Quiet hours are enforced after 11:00pm, a great perk for those who like to party hard but sleep even harder. X Hostel Bucharest is a premium hostel loved by all who visit, and you’re next :)
Crazy Duck Hostel
Crazy Duck Hostel is a great place from which to explore Bucharest, and a warm welcome and cold beer are waiting for you upon arrival. Plan your visit carefully, because during the summer you can even take advantage of their beer garden. A great hostel for individuals, couples, or groups, each room (even the dorms), has an ensuite bathroom. Not only has the staff made sure you’ll have fun if you stay in for the night, but they can also point you to the best places around the city. Should you choose to stay in, you’ll have a smart TV, games, a music dock, and more at your disposal. You’ll have no complaints if you choose to stay at Crazy Duck Hostel.
Irina is the host who makes Bucur’s Shelter truly sparkle. Located in a quiet area just 10 minutes from Piața Unirii, Irina has created a vibrant hostel where you can feel at home. You’ll start your day off right with free breakfast, tea, and coffee before you head out to explore the city. You won’t have to walk far to discover why Bucharest has such a great reputation for its nightlife. A comfy lounge and a large dining room give you ample space to meet new friends and share your best (and worst) travel stories. Make sure to ask the staff about their fantastic tour deals and any other questions you may have. An exciting stay awaits you at Bucur’s Shelter.
First Hostel Bucharest
As a new hostel, Adrian has already succeeded in making First Hostel one of the best hostels in Bucharest. It’s evident that Adrian truly cares about his guests as he chose to build with non-toxic materials instead of what was cheapest. Whether you’re staying one night or 30, First Hostel Bucharest offers you comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. With thoughtful additions, each bed has its own nightstand, USB, plug, and reading light. Not only that, but this designer hostel also has a smart TV so you can enjoy your Netflix, Hulu, etc. while you’re traveling. Considering breakfast is also included, it’ll be tough to find a better value in this location.
This party hostel prides itself on kindness and diversity. Located in a renovated mansion, Book-a-Rest is located in a residential area nearby many restaurants and supermarkets. With the bus station only about 100 meters away, you’ll have no problem getting anywhere you’d like to go. One of the best Bucharest hostels for anyone who loves the cultural scene, Book-a-Rest shares a yard with Art Theater Bucharest and The Jar restaurant. While you will find a budget-friendly accommodation, you will also appreciate the high quality and standard to which things are done at Book-a-Rest. A stay at Book-a-Rest is sure to leave you satisfied.
Little Bucharest Hostel
The only hostel in the pedestrian old town city center, Little Bucharest Bar & Hostel sits in the liveliest part of the city. The hostel has been designed for young travelers and backpackers who want to be in the heart of the action downtown. The well-traveled owners know exactly what you need to have a great time and are excited to exceed your expectations. The bar is a great place to get an affordable drink and make some new friends before you hit the town. At some point you will want to take a visit to the lounge. The bohemian vibe coupled with the stunning views are unforgettable. With a fantastic staff on top of all of that, booking a stay at Little Bucharest Bar & Hostel is a no-brainer.
From their service to their location to nightlife, restaurants, and sights, any of the best hostels in Bucharest will ensure your trip goes down as one of the greatest ever!
This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. If you own a hostel in Bucharest, Romania that you would like to add to this list, email us at contact(at)roadaffair(dot)com with the subject: Best Hostels in Bucharest.