Top 10 hostels in Bucharest/Romania

Looking forward to visiting Bucharest, the capital city of Romania? If so, check our list of the top 10 hostels Bucharest offers! Whether you would like to stay in a youth or family hostel, there are great properties this city offers! Did you know Bucharest is the fifth largest city in the European Union by population within city limits, after Berlin, Madrid, Rome, and Paris? There are a lot of beautiful sights you can admire in Bucharest – still not sure why visiting it? Keep reading!

In recent years, the city becomes one of the fastest-growing high-tech cities in Europe, according to Financial Times, CBRE, TechCrunch, and others. UiPath, a global startup founded in Bucharest, has reached $7 billion in valuation. Since 2019, Bucharest hosts the largest high tech summit in Southeast Europe (Romania Blockchain Summit).

In 2017 Bucharest was the European city with the highest growth of tourists who stay overnight. In 2018 and 2019 Bucharest was ranked as the European destination with the highest potential for development according to the Mastercard Global Index of Urban Destinations!

Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania. The city has a number of large convention facilities, educational institutes, cultural venues, traditional ‘shopping arcades’ and recreational areas.

Top 10 hostels in Bucharest/Romania

 

Bucharest has a subtropical climate, but close to continental climates and mild summer climates with warm to hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Owing to its position on the Romanian Plain, the city’s winters can get windy, though some of the winds are mitigated due to urbanization.

Winter temperatures often dip below 0 °C (32 °F), sometimes even to −20 °C (−4 °F). In summer, the average temperature is 23 °C (73 °F) (the average for July and August). Temperatures frequently reach 35 to 40 °C (95 to 104 °F) in midsummer in the city center. During spring and autumn, daytime temperatures vary between 17 and 22 °C (63 and 72 °F), and precipitation during spring tends to be higher than in summer, with more frequent yet milder periods of rain.

Bucharest’s public transport system is the largest in Romania and one of the largest in Europe. It is made up of the Bucharest Metro, as well as a surface transport system run, which consists of buses, trams, trolleybuses, and light rail. In addition, a private minibus system operates there. 

Bucharest has landmark buildings and monuments. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Palace of the Parliament, built in the 1980s during the reign of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. The largest Parliament building in the world, the palace houses the Romanian Parliament as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Another landmark in Bucharest is Arcul de Triumf (The Triumphal Arch), built-in its current form in 1935 and modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. A newer landmark of the city is the Memorial of Rebirth, a stylized marble pillar unveiled in 2005 to commemorate the victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, which overthrew Communism.

There are many more landmarks and buildings to be seen in Bucharest – so it really worths visiting! Are you ready to see the best hostels in this popular city? If so, let‘s do it! Kindly be aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm!

#1 Mil Pasos Penthouse Hostel

9.8 on Booking.com    9.7 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 34 USD Dorms from 15 USD

Mil Pasos Penthouse Hostel

Located in Bucharest and within 0.8 mi of Bucharest National Theater TNB, Mil Pasos Penthouse Hostel features a shared lounge, nonsmoking rooms, and free WiFi. This property offers free breakfast and dinner! 

The hostel offers a gigantic and comfortable living room with a unique and spectacular panoramic view, a dining room, a great kitchen, and most importantly, great beds in spacious rooms, all with balconies or big windows, equipped with air conditioning, heaters, and mosquito nets. We provide lockers to keep your valuables.

Mil Pasos Penthouse Hostel

The hostel is surrounded by all kinds of businesses such as bars in the old town, cafeterias, banks, self-service stores, Unirea shopping center and plaza Unirii in front of it, Museums, Bazaars, the palace of the Parliament that is the second-largest building in the world is less of 2 km. Popular points of interest near the hostel include Patriarchal Cathedral, Stavropoleos Church and Revolution Square.

Pros and Cons of Mil Pasos Penthouse Hostel

Pros

  • Breakfast for free
  • Dinner for free
  • New property
  • Great central location
  • Picnic area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Street parking

Cons

  • Limited front-desk hours
  • Towels for hire

#2 Podstel Bucharest

9.1 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 28 USD Dorms from 9 USD

 

Podstel Bucharest

Located in Bucharest and 0.6 mi from Carol Park, Podstel Bucharest features a tea lounge and free WiFi. Guests can relax in the property’s garden. Free public parking is possible on site.

All units at the property feature heating. Air conditioning is available only in some units. A shared bathroom is available. At Podstel Bucharest a 24-hour front desk is available. During warm seasons, guests can enjoy a tea in the garden, in a cozy and colorful setting.

Podstel Bucharest

There are events organized every day of the week, free of charge to all of our guests. These include Games Night, Craft Night, Open Stage Sessions, Trivia Night, Live Performances, Insightful Talks, Meditation/Yoga Workshops and much much more!

Pros and Cons of Podstel Bucharest

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Yoga classes
  • Bar & Café
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor terrace and garden
  • Daily events organized
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Adults only
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Towels for hire
  • Farer from city center

#3 Bread & Breakfast

  9.6 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 25 USD Dorms from 31 USD

Bread & Breakfast

The hostel Bread & Breakfast features a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. At the hostel, all rooms are equipped with a wardrobe. The shared bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer. 

Hostel Bread&Breakfast is a social business. The building was donated by the Romano-Catholic Archdiocese in Bucharest 26 years ago. It has served as an office, accommodation for volunteers who have supported in various projects, transition center for homeless children waiting to be relocated to homes, social apartments for vulnerable youngsters or office for our job coaching program.

Bread & Breakfast

Pros and Cons of Bread & Breakfast

Pros

  • Part of the social economy project
  • Garden available
  • No bunk beds, only normal beds
  • Max. 2 people in a mixed room
  • Bicycle hire
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Max. 2 people in a mixed room
  • Towels not included
  • Breakfast not included

#4 Bauhaus Bucharest Hostel

9.3 on Booking.com    9.2 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 31 USD Dorms from 16 USD

Bauhaus Hostel

Bauhaus Bucharest Hostel offers you private and shared rooms and It is a great choice for travelers interested in nightlife, city walks, and restaurants.

The property provides a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests. Every room is equipped with a shared bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Guest rooms will provide guests with a stovetop.

Bauhaus Hostel

The hostel provides a laundry service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying.

Pros and Cons of Bauhaus Bucharest Hostel

Pros

  • Great central location
  • Very comfy beds
  • Shared kitchen
  • Street parking
  • Towels included
  • Adults only

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Limited front-desk hours

#5 Podstel Umbrella

9.1 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 32 USD Dorms from 10 USD

Podstel Umbrella

Located in the heart of Bucharest’s most hip and lively district, Podstel Umbrella is a family run hostel and the perfect choice for solo travellers and couples looking for a vibrant, fun and comfortable to place to stay in Bucharest.

Podstel Umbrella is located in a gorgeous, charming, and homely building from the 1920s, which was previously occupied by Romanian royalty. It has been recently restored and modernized, but rest assured special care was taken to preserve much of its original character and artistic elements. There are beautiful courtyard and terrace area surrounded by a huge wall of green ivy, trees, and comfy benches, which make a great place to kick back, relax and meet fellow travelers.

Podstel Umbrella

On the second floor, you’ll also find a romantic balcony with comfy seating overlooking the courtyard, which is perfect for daydreaming, reading or simply relaxing and watching the day drift away on a hot summer’s day. With only 34 beds, Podstel Umbrella feels familiar, like a small family home where it’s easy to get to know fellow travelers and our friendly staff on a personal level. 

Pros and Cons of Podstel Umbrella

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Terrace and garden
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Daily events
  • Safe neighborhood
  • Family rooms
  • 24-hour reception

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Farer from the city center
  • Towels for hire

#6 Popcorn Hostel

8.8 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 24 USD Dorms from 10 USD

Popcorn

Popcorn is creative, non-formal hostel accommodation for young travelers. The main mission is to provide to the guests, in addition to quality services, a great experience. There is a shared kitchen at the property and a garden. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. 

Popcorn is the closest hostel to the main train station – Gara de Nord (265 m). Grozavesti and Regie student campuses are 1 km from Popcorn Hostel. The Bucharest Botanical Garden is 1.5 km from here. A big Kaufland supermarket with an ATM is 5 minutes’ walking distance from the hostel.

Popcorn

The beds are located in dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. Guests are provided with individual lockers. There is luggage storage space at the property. Washing machines and tumble dryers are available at an extra charge. You can socialize in the shared lounge.

Pros and Cons of Popcorn Hostel

Pros

  • Female-only dorms available
  • Outdoor terrace and garden
  • Online check-in only
  • Towels included
  • Café available
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Street parking

Cons

  • No reception in the hostel
  • Farer from the city center
  • Breakfast not included

#7 Omega House

8.7 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 39 USD 

Omega House

Featuring a bar, shared lounge, garden, and free WiFi, Omega House Hotel is located in Bucharest, a 16-minute walk from Bucharest National Theater TNB and 1.3 km from Revolution Square. Offering barbecue facilities, the property is located within a 19-minute walk of Romanian Athenaeum. The property provides a shared kitchen, room service and organizing tours for guests.

At the hotel, each room has a closet. Omega House Hotel has some rooms that feature a patio and garden view, and the rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and a desk. At the accommodation, all rooms come with a seating area.

Omega House

Guests at Omega House Hotel can enjoy an Italian breakfast. The hotel has a terrace. The business center offers meeting rooms as well as a fax machine and photocopier for business travelers.

Pros and Cons of Omega House

Pros

  • Outdoor terrace and garden
  • Bar and Café
  • Meals available
  • 24-hours front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Shared kitchen
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Farer from the city center
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Towel for hire

#8 The Midland Hostel

  9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 7 USD

The Midland hostel

Located in the heart of Bucharest with walking distance to all main sights and easy access to public transportation. The neighborhood is close to some of the coolest places in town and even has a 24h supermarket for those late-night munchies.

The hostel is set up to deliver everything a traveler needs – a big common area for hanging out and making friends, a big kitchen to prepare your favorite meals or cocktails, and big beds (90cm wide!) to have a comfortable sleep. We provide free wi-fi, guest computer, board games, free towels, free linens, free tea, and coffee.

The Midland hostel

The Midland is not exactly a design/boutique hostel. While they do have some interesting creations (a gigantic blackboard with info & events), they’re more interested in building a true backpacking experience that will make your stay memorable! Based on the former visitor’s review they are doing really great! 

Pros and Cons of The Midland Hostel

Pros

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Towels included
  • Shared kitchen
  • Parking available
  • Party hostel
  • Adults only

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Party hostel – possible noise in the night

#9 First Hostel Bucharest

8.9 on Booking.com    

Privates from 29 USD Dorms from 9 USD

First Hostel Bucharest

First Hostel Bucharest in Bucharest provides adults-only accommodations with a shared lounge and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property has a ticket service and luggage storage for guests.

Guests at the hostel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. All dorms are very well organized and have been specially fitted, so every bed has its own nightstand, plug, USB charger, and reading light.

First Hostel Bucharest

First Hostel is perfectly located in the Unirii neighborhood with easy access to the best Bucharest has to offer. Only 5 minutes walk to Unirii Metro Station (Piata Unirii), 7 minutes walk to our fun-filled old city, and 10 minutes walk to our famous Palace of Parliament.

Pros and Cons of First Hostel Bucharest

Pros

  • Breakfast included
  • Modern designed hostel
  • Towels included
  • Shared kitchen
  • Garden available
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Adults only property

Cons

  • Limited front-desk hours
  • Farer from the city center

#10 Friends Hostel Bucharest

8.2 on Booking.com    8.8 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 7 USD

Friends Hostel Bucharest

With a 24hr reception, centrally located and only a 7-minute walk from Gara de Nord train station, we at Friends Hostel are here to ensure that you get the most out of our lovely city.  Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The dormitory rooms come with hardwood floors and lockers for storing valuables. Guests can relax in the shared garden. Friends Hostel provides a free map of the city for all guests and it is well-connected to the center by public transport.

Friends Hostel Bucharest

Close to this hostel, guests can find many busses to the main interest areas. There are also two metro stations within walking distance.

Pros and Cons of Friends Hostel Bucharest

Pros

  • Towels included
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor terrace and garden
  • Daily activities
  • 24-hours front desk
  • Street parking
  • Family rooms

Cons

  • Breakfast not included