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X Hostel Bucharest
Strada Balcesti, 9, Bucharest 030221, Romania   |  
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Miami Beach, Florida
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54 hotel reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Great hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I am staying in one of the private rooms. It is very clean and comfortable with private bathroom, a/c and natural light. The hostel is located few minutes from the old city. So the location is fantastic to explore the city. The staff is super friendly and helpful and there is a cool bar to hang out! The only negative is that it is not possible to get breakfast in the hostel. There is a good bakery walking distance though. Would definitely stay here again when I am back in Bucharest.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saginaw, Michigan
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11 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed here with probably 40 young adults and parents. First time ever and I loved it! The bar gave us a free drink even! The staff was helpful with directions and suggestions. Near to Old Town! The cleanliness was exemplary! The only thing that was iffy was the wi-fi. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

On vacation with friends we stayed here. There was a deal available where we could buy 10 euros to drink at the bar and sleep for free. The hostel was a nice place not far from old town and a main square. The staff was pretty nice and liked to joke with you. The room was pretty nice and the building was pretty secure. Only thing was the showers. The rest of the bathroom was very clean but the showers were not very clean looking. Looked like maybe some new tile work was needed and it would be all fixed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Extremely fun hostel! Friendly and helpful staff, awesome escape rooms, sauna and jacuzzi, lots of activities and pub crawls. Clean and spacious rooms, plenty of bathrooms and showers. Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Leocated in the center of the city, number one for cleaning and services...There is even a sauna and jacuzzi.The staff members are very professional and very helpful..I recommend it to all!!
Guaranteed fun!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

First time ever in a hostel and first time ever backpacking and we could have picked a better place to start! Such a great atmosphere, friendly staff and clean dorms. Ok, the hot tub room smelt a bit mouldy...but still...there was a HOTTUB! The bar is open 24hours and its a great meeting place to chat to staff and similar travellers.

Old town is the place to go for the night life, I recommend MOJO. and that's only a 5mins walk away from the hostel. I will be back...

Room Tip: if getting a taxi from the airport it is very cheep and safe. Just make sure you have the post code...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Loved my stay at X Hostel. Came for two nights, stayed ... a long long time. There are a lot of things that make it a great spot: a mix of dorms by size and type as well as more hotel/airbnb type private rooms, friendly staff willing to go above and beyond (order pizzas, translate directions for... the tailor fixing my pants, take you out and show you the town), and... it must be highlighted: 24 hour bar. The location is easy to reach on the subway from the train station and is a very quick (and safe!) walk from the old town, which is chock full of great bars/clubs/restos. Highly recommended and will definitely go to other X Hostels!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Strada Balcesti, 9, Bucharest 030221, Romania
Location: Romania > Bucharest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come join the fun in one of the most centrally located hostels in the city. Free Sauna 2h daily to break the ice! Our private rooms are hotel-standard with air-con and private bathrooms; all rooms have access to free wi-fi and are air-conditioned. With a total of 21 showers, 19 toilets and one pissoir, you will never have to queue here. All areas are maintained daily by professional cleaners and there's a 24h reception and security, cctv cameras and access cards instead of keys for your comfort and security. All beds have their own locker with key. With an on-site pub, 2 Real Escape Rooms free to use computers and a weekly schedule of events such as karaoke and pub crawl you will be well entertained and never asking yourself where to go or what to do. ... more   less 
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