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Podstel Doors Hostel
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
“Like a home”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed at for the mood. Awesome, friendly and flexible staff, feels like a home. But it's not for you if you're allergic to cats: there are cats in the hostel. They serve also a variety of great teas.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Podstel, Owner at Podstel Doors Hostel, responded to this review, December 12, 2016
Thanks for the really kind review! It means a lot to us. Come and stay again if you're ever in Bucharest. We'd love to have you here!

All the best, and happy travels,

The Podstel Family
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Miratejo
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274 reviews
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The hostel is a really nice one. The building and the decoration are really beautiful and the garden also fantastic. But they shoul take attention to some aspects in the facilities of the toillet. The Shower in one of the bathrooms were broken. In general its a perfect place to stay in Bucharest.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank invocator
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Podstel, Owner at Podstel Doors Hostel, responded to this review, December 12, 2016
Thanks for the review invocator,

We really appreciate it. We are the new owners (from December 2016) and make sure that nothing is broken in the hostel and that our guests have a great experience staying with us.

Please come and stay with us again if you're ever in Bucharest.

All the best, and happy travels,

The Podstel Family
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Moscow, Russia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a good hostel if you want to chill out, the décor was nice and there were lot of cushioned areas to sit around. Breakfast was generally good though it seemed to vary from day to day, one day there was bread, salami and eggs the other two days there only seemed to be bread. Also it was really really hot inside, when I we stayed it was 40 degrees and only one tiny fan for the whole room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Sarah H
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Podstel, Owner at Podstel Doors Hostel, responded to this review, December 12, 2016
Thanks for the review Sarah,

Really happy you had a great stay here, almost 4 years ago! We are the new owners, so if you are in Bucharest, please do come back and see how the hostel has changed over time!

All the best, and happy travels,

The Podstel Family
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Ohio
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

First, the directions on the site are different than those on hostelworld. One says go 200 meters, the other 30 meters. We got very lost. That aside, they are about a 10 minute walk from the metro/center of town.

The atmosphere was nice and relaxing, but it was impossible to actually sleep. The windows all overlook the patio where people were drinking and talking till at least 2am.

Don't stay here if you plan to sleep.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank brandasa
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Podstel, Owner at Podstel Doors Hostel, responded to this review, December 12, 2016
Hello Brandasa,

Thanks for your review. We are the new owners (since December 2016) and we are going back through all the reviews and addressing the problems that guests have in the hostel. We are glad to say that the directions have been updated, and you will no longer get lost getting here.

We'd love you to come back in the future and stay with us to see the changes.

All the best, and happy travels,

The Podstel Family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Really nice cool place, very relaxing, great staff, close to centre.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Allan S
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Podstel, Owner at Podstel Doors Hostel, responded to this review, December 12, 2016
Thanks for the great review! Come again and stay with us soon!
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Cleator, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

This place is one of the best hostels i have been to, it has a combination of everything you look for in a hostel, it was great for meeting people, the staff were very friendly and helpful, it has a completely relaxed feel to the place. The rooms are spacious and clean, the kitchen has all you need, very large with a small dining table. You are just a 5 min walk to the old town and has shops very close too. Music is played through the day to add to the chilled atmosphere, it has a small outdoor bar with an incredible pillow tent which is excellent for socialising, games and kicking back after a busy day in the centre. I would highly recommend this place to anybody, certainly worth the money

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious and have lockers, you will have no problem choosing the right one
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dazzer113
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Podstel, Owner at Podstel Doors Hostel, responded to this review, December 12, 2016
Thanks for the kind comments Dazzer,

Please do visit us again if you're ever in Bucharest!

All the best, and safe travels,

The Podstel Family
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Lyon, France
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Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

Best youth hostel ever! Good location, the whole place is really clean, very relaxing place with a covered garden and lot of birds singing.
Marius(the handler) is always willing to help you and show you places to visit and he can do it in english, french, italian, german...It's really the place to go if you planned to go to bucarest.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Thank Wiyo
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Podstel, Owner at Podstel Doors Hostel, responded to this review, December 12, 2016
Wahoo! This is a great review, thanks thanks thanks for the kind comments. Please do come back again if you're ever in Bucharest.

All the best, and safe travels,

The Podstel Family
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Property: Podstel Doors Hostel
Address: Olimpului Street, No 13, Bucharest 040198, Romania (Formerly Doors Hostel)
Location: Romania > Bucharest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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