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Friends Hostel

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Mircea Vulcanescu 114 | Corp A, Bucharest 10818, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this hostel because it's cheap. That's it. I didn't have high expectations. The internet connection was good was really good and that was a nice surprise. But the hostel was a little bit dirty, especially the toilet and the bathroom and really noisy. I understand that when there are a lot of people in a hostel there would... More 

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Sonthofen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Place! Clean, cosy and very comfortable. sad i had only time for one night. Beside rooms Friends Hostel offers a reception, a well equipped and organized kitchen, a common roum (both in the basement, so quite cool when usual 40degrees outside) yard with chairs outside and a cosy and big attick (but i didnt use, very hot under the... More 

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Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We hope next time you have more time and you check-out the back-yard garden also - during summer it's a better option than the lounge in the attic (although there is air-con, in case we want to get together there) :) More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only stayed at Friends Hostel for one night, arriving pretty late and leaving early but it was a good stay. It is extremely convenient if you are coming from the train station. The rooms were clean and the guy that worked at the front desk was very friendly.

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Thank Nicole T
Vera D, Manager at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! We hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Very appropriately named. Full of friendly staff and guests. Will definitely be coming back. Booked for 3 days and stayed nearly 2 weeks, a little to much like home.. it is quite hard to leave! Good location, good times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! We love you too! :) Come back! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We paid 5 nights in this hostel but only stayed 1. We were put in the first dorm next to the reception and the main entrance. We were not given a key for any door as everything is open all the time, even the dorm rooms. The locker is very small to fit all your valuables in so your belongings... More 

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Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guests, first of all, I am very sorry for any inconvenience you may have had during your stay in our hostel. Our hostel is quite small and compact and indeed the ground floor has the main entrance leading to the reception, which is like a hub for other 3 rooms. This is rather appreciated by guests, since it's very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The staff here are terrific and love chatting with you about your travel experiences and to give you recommendations. I got extremely ill my second day in Romania, and thankfully this hostel was clam and quiet which allowed me to rest up and get better. It is not in the best location, as a walk to the city center will... More 

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Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts! Just to add this - we are a 20 to 30min walk to the old town area, but we are also in a central area of the city and only 7 minutes walk to Gara de Nord - the main train station and airport bus station. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Friends Hostel was a great choice for staying in Bucharest. The location was close to the bus station and not a far walk from Old Town. The bathroom facilities were very clean and the kitchen and community space were also kept clean and were a great place to sit and chat with other people staying at the hostel. The best... More 

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Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! And it's true, sometimes we really give info about Bulgaria too, not only Romania! :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Very good Hostel with amazing Staff. Very good location near train station, also walking distance to city center and next to bus station. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is also a kitchen in basement. It's a perfect hostel for young travelers. I never had such fun in any of previous hotel where I stayed and met several friends... More 

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Thank JeanPierre G
Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! That's the spirit here! :) More 

Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The location is great : close to the train station, you can also find a real market food nearby ! All the staff is friendly and welcoming, and if the weather is not at his best it's easy to stay chilling in the living room upstair ! Last, but not least, the kitchen is big and allow you to cook... More 

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Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for a perfect picture of our place! :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Very good hostel near train station, also walking distance to city centre and next to bus station. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is also a kitchen in basement. It's a perfect hostel for young travelers. I never had such fun in any of previous hotel where I stayed

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Vera D, Owner at Friends Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you! <3 So happy to read this! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With a 24hr reception, centrally located and only a 7 minute walk from Gara de Nord train station, we at Friends Hostel are here to ensure that you get the most out of our lovely city. We make it our mission to provide our guest with the all the tools necessary to discover the hidden gem that is our home, with free maps, directions and insightful advice on anything and everything Bucharest and Romania. As we are located close to the student area and provide some of the best rates in town, keeping to that all important budget should be easy as you discover the nearby cheap bars (€1.20 Beers), restaurants (€2.20 Lunch menu with traditional food), clubs and the city's coolest attractions all within walking distance. Come see and feel the charm of our friendly house, recently renovated to ensure you feel right at home. Chill in our lounge and interact with other travelers, play games or even put a movie on the cinema projector and relax. We also boast a spacious kitchen with everything you need to whip up something delicious, hot showers, free WIFI, towels, air-conditioned rooms, computers, lockers in the rooms, coffee and tea all day. Please note, very important: *Payment accepted in cash & local currency (lei= ron =Romanian currency) *check-in 1:00 p.M. *Check-out 11:00 a.M ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Hostel

Address: Mircea Vulcanescu 114 | Corp A, Bucharest 10818, Romania
Location: Romania > Bucharest
Price Range: $13 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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