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Kismet Dao Villa

Str. Neagoe Basarab no.8, Brasov 2200, Romania (Formerly Elvis Villa Hostel)
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Ranked #1 of 56 Specialty lodging in Brasov
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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KL, Malaysia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spacious, airy, clean, sufficient bathrooms and shower, decent distance to the old town, strong wifi, outdoor area, daytrips and free beers for each night that you stay, free breakfast with the choice of cereals and milk and complete kitchen. Just book it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came here to stay only for a night but after 3 nights spent on Kismet Dao we all feel like we never wanted to go away. Great location. great people, great hostel. I still think of Kismet Dao and Brasov. The atmosphere was so great, the beds comfy and the rooms clean.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally was only supposed to stay here for 2 nights but loved it so much ended up staying for longer. Free drink for every night you stay there. Very friendly helpful staff who told us the best places to eat and drink in town, phoned taxis for us, organised trips for us and were around 24/7 to help. Sociable hostel... More

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Eindhoven, Nederland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights. Staff is very helpful and friendly, even when they're visibly fatigued. You can use computers and there is room to socialize. Nice if you're a lone traveler. You can cook your own meals and they sell a bus ride along the castles of transylvania. As a European, castles are not that special anymore, but... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, comfortable and clean, with a really great chilled out atmosphere, encouraged by the host's really welcoming attitude. Note: Showers are downstairs. Cereal for breakfast and unlimited coffee was excellent.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Walking into the hostel you're met with an immediate homely vibe. The staff are fabulous - Jo is hilarious and straight away everyone's best friend - the rooms are spacious, beds comfortable and all the services - wifi, breakfast etc - are included

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I spent 2 days at the Kismet Dao and I had a very good time. Very laid back place. Big terrace with lots of vegetation. Well equipped and very close to all of the sights. Staff was very nice and helpful. Nicely arranged and they arrange for any tours around Brasov. Highly recommended

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

By far one of the nicest hostels I have ever stayed in. Upon arrival, I thought I was entering a bed and breakfast, the facilities were so nice. Amazing place!!! From the staff to the amenities. Loved every bit of this hostel in a very nice city!

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was a part of a huge group that was taking a few days to rest in Brasov. There were 44 of us that stayed at the hostel and it was perfect for our group. There is so much space at the hostel for you to have privacy or work on your computer if needed. The kitchen is well stocked... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed for three nights in the private double room with twin beds. The hostel is nice in a great location for hanging out in Brasov's old town. Probably a 10 minute walk to the historic centre, and there is a grocery store nearby. Hostel has a huge and very clean kitchen, which is always a bonus. Really cool common... More

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Address: Str. Neagoe Basarab no.8, Brasov 2200, Romania (Formerly Elvis Villa Hostel)
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Brasov County > Brasov
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