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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location in a friendly hostel. Breakfast was good and the dog Zara is just beautiful. Very friendly and helpful staff and we loved the art works around the hostel! Looks a bit dated from the outside but don't let that put you off, we had a great time and absolutely loved it. Comfortable beds too and thanks for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stayed in two private twin rooms. Good stuff: private rooms very comfy and well-equipped - more like a budget hotel room, generally a quiet hostel, helpful staff, nice outdoor area to drink beers in! Bad stuff: only one bathroom on the upper floor (3 private rooms plus a dorm) means we had to wait often to use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all! We've stayed in many hostels, but this one is by far one of the best!Great atmosphere, awesome staff (so so helpful), good facilities and the castle tour is definitely worth doing (good value and hassle free)! It's not your ordinary accommodation, it's the type of place where you could easily end up staying longer than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm a well seasoned budget traveller who has stayed in Hostels worldwide from Sydney to Slovenia and this rates in my top 3 hostel experiences of all time! The location is equally convenient for exploring Brasov's nature as well as it's pubs and restaurants. There is a beautiful hostel dog (Zara) who I was allowed to walk and given a... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed in Kismet for a week-end while visiting Brasov, and we didn't have any guidebook or much informations about the city, but it we didn't miss it because the ladies at the desk gave us all the informations possible and made our stay in Brasov very nice ! The hostel is simple but clean, with light breakfast and hot... More 

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