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Kismet Dao Villa

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Str. Neagoe Basarab no.8, Brasov 2200, Romania (Formerly Elvis Villa Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, comfortable spacious dorms. Nice social areas, terrace and basement. Short walk to old town. Quiet neighbourhood, good fast wifi, free beer, free coffee and free breakfast. Only negative is breakfast is very basic, only cheap tasteless cereal. No toast. Staff are excellent, helpful, friendly. One of the best hostels I've stayed I.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could stay at this hostel a little longer, I would without hesitation. The outdoor seating area is a great place to meet and chat with other travelers as well as the downstairs room at night. The hostel also arranged a car service to take us to the castles which saved us lots of time as I'm sure we... More 

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Ferndown
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week as a large group that had booked the entire hostel and generally the hostel suited all our needs, was clean and well presented. Gabriella the owner is very helpful and accommodating. Sadly some of the staff are very untrustworthy. On two occasions we were accused of causing damage and were asked to pay an... More 

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Gabi T, Owner at Kismet Dao Villa, responded to this review

Hello dear Mike, i am sorry you didn't have good experience with us . My staff care a lot about the hostel so they asked me first before asking you to pay for the damages . We offered you accommodation and you paid for it but the kids broke a heater that we had to pay and a bean bag... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Located a few minutes walk away from the old town, this hostel has nice, spacious dorms. Lockers are provided, but note that there is no air conditioning and it can get quite hot in the summer. Towels are provided free of charge. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostel organizes a day tour to all the main attractions... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I could walk to the historic city center, a grocery store, and the Tampa Mountain trails in minutes. The staff were also ready with great advice for exploring Transylvania. Everything was well-kept, comfortable, and there was free breakfast. Your first drink was free too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very nice hostel and great, helpful staff. Good location. Plenty of shower/toilet facilities. Free beer each night of stay provided. Only complaint is annoying neighbours limit outside congregation at night.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was a great quirky hostel, like a proper hostel. In Romania places are usually small and only private rooms - this one had dorms!! It was great value for money too! We had a great stay here with super friendly staff who answered all our questions and helped us out when they could. There is free wifi, free breakfast... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It has been great staying in this hostel and the staff were very nice. All the facilities you need are there and the location of the hostel is great. The price is very reasonable and you can see how much effort is taken to maintain and run the place. And they always have a supply of cold Ciucas beer made... More 

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Bath
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I stayed here for the second time at the beginning of May 2015, and I'm happy to say that the place hasn't changed a bit! The private room I was staying in was clean and comfortable, just as I knew it would be, the staff welcomed me back with open arms, and the temperature was just right for hiking up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Brasov is a wonderful city, with some of the most gorgeous landscapes in Europe, there is plenty to do and the people are very friendly and helpful. The food was awesome pretty much everywhere and in kismet dao one of the best hostels I have ever been to in 15 years of travel... My one piece of advice is GO... More 

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