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Retro Youth Hostel

Potaissa st.13, Cluj-Napoca 3400, Romania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for a number of nights at this hostel last November and was duly impressed from the moment I walked in the door. It's pretty spacious with many rooms upstairs, the floor where the reception is located and also a hidden basement a floor below ground level. It is a hostel built into the old city wall (or so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were in Cluj for Electric Castle, and we found this was one of the only hostels left with enough room for all of us. So glad we booked this place. The building seems to be in a random alley, but thankfully there no traffic in the morning. We were in a 6 person room, the sheets were a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I stayed at Retro Youth Hostel for a night. The staff was very nice and helpfull. The room was nicely decorated, newly renovated with a very confortable bed. The location is perfect, very close to the city centre, near a lot of pubs and coffee shops.

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Good value, good breakfast.Very helpful and enthusiastic, reliable staff.Room for some improvements.Overall a very good experience for a one night stay (mooved to stay at some friend's place).Definitely worth checking out, will give it a 2'nd try.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great staff, great location, great beds, great city. I stayed here 3 times with groups bigger than 20 people, we had a lot of fun and the greatest thing is that is so close to the city center so we didn't had to pay for taxies when we came back from the restaurant or party.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great hostel with friendly staff and clean infrastructure (probably because we visited during low season). Staff is very helpful and informative. 8-bed dorm is fairly basic and noise from the kitchen didnt reach the top floor so we had a good night sleep. There were several bikes which we could use for free and the basement served as a common... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I spent about two weeks backpacking in a few cities in Romania and had stayed in 5 hostels, and Retro is definitely among the top 2. Two things impressed me most during my stay at Retro: 1. Very helpful and friendly staff. Got very good tips abt where to explore in the city. 2. Entertainment - The activity room at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Retro is a wonderful place to stay. In fact I think it is one of the best hostels I ever been to and I have seen quite a few during travelling for 30 years. The staff is the best: helpful, friendly and good fun. The place feels like home right away and the location in the center of town is... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I stayed only for one night. I rented a nice single room for only 100 lei and girl at the check in was very profesional and helpful. The problem for me was that there was constant noise and very loud talks coming from reception or living room nearby until maybe 2:00 AM. I think there should be some regulation and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Well...if you are young and you`re not in Cluj to rest and have some quite time this is the place to be. The stuff is great - they really try to make you feel like home. You can take a bike (for free) and visit the city, you can ask for places to see, you can use the kitchen but... More 

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