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“Good location and helpful staff”
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X Hostel Bucharest
Ranked #12 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
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“Good location and helpful staff”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

I spent two days here in May, and since I was traveling by myself and the prices were so good, I decided to stay in my own room with my own bathroom. The room itself was big and clean and everything was brand new. The staff were very helpful. They gave me maps and directions several times. The location is great and you can walk to many of the main locations. I met some cool people, which was really fun.
The music coming from the pub was a little bit loud, but it stopped at a very reasonable hour both nights (around 10:30). And of course, everyone was welcome to join the party.
Would reccomend this hostel to any solo travelers or groups of friends! You really get a lot for your money.

Room Tip: I had a single, but the dorms looked really nice as well.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Czech Republic
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

We spent 3 days last week at the Bucharest X Hostel and loved every minute of it! The double room was big, clean, with a mosquito net and best of all, air con and a very spacious shower! Staff are very friendly and helpful, location is good as it is close both to Unirii Square and the old town (I was amazed to see how many people were out and about on a Saturday night!!!), there is also a pub underneath the hostel in case you get really lazy and decide to just chill outside after a day of sightseeing. Unfortunately we missed the giant pub crawl they had organised on the first night but I heard many stories about it the next day ;) Definitively a good choice if going to Bucharest!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Stayed in a double bed room.  Good sized for a hostel double room. Almost new at time of writing. Amenities included double bed with air con and TV. No fridge.

Wifi worked with no problems.

Bathroom was good sized. Shower separated from rest of bathroom. Sower flow good, hot water is hot.

Location is great, only about 5 minutes walk from the main intersection of the Unirii plaza, and where most of the shops and nightlife is found.

On site bar can be found underground, owners say heading to an Australian themed bar.  Fridge in bar can be borrowed at request to store any essentials.  At time of writing the owners appear to be organising for local bar crawls.

Overall great location, with nice and almost new rooms, and staff are friendly and helpful.  A little more expensive than other local offerings, but we have tried others and this was well worth the extra.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

When I stayed here, (17.05) the hostel was under renovation so my review cannot be 100% accurate, this is however what I can say:
- excellent location, less than 10 minutes' walk from Piaţa Unirii and the Metro network
- nice & friendly staff
- spacious dorm (at least mine) with lockers
- there is a bar / dance floor in the basement, which is a definite plus and unheard of for a hostel
There were other things I didn't like but I'll review again if I come back 1 day and once renovation will be completed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: X Hostel Bucharest
Address: Strada Balcesti 9 | Sector 3, Bucharest 030221, Romania
Location: Romania > Bucharest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — X Hostel Bucharest 1*
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: FACILITIES: - On site pub with local and international spirits and beer. - Ping pong table, giant Jenga, board games, darts. - Our private rooms are hotel-standard with air-con and private bathrooms. - All areas have access to free wi-fi - All rooms are air-conditioned. - With a total of over 18 showers and toilets you will never have to queue here. - We have a bank atm and a bitcoin atm in the building too. - Female only dorms available - We are the biggest hostel in the country so perfect for groups - Kitchen - CLEANLINESS: - All areas are maintained daily by professional cleaners. SECURITY: - We have 24h reception and security on call - Cctv cameras - 2 levels of security: access fobs for the main building doors and keys or rfid cards for the room doors. - The hostel complies to the latest fire code regulations with smoke sensors and detectors. - There is a police station 100 metres away. - All beds have their own locker. We are central, clean and safe! Come find us: we are close to Bucharest's party area and Unirii Square where the shuttle bus from Otopeni airport stops and where the underground (metro) station is. Please note: you cannot bring your own alcohol in our licensed bar - no laundry service available - We are not a party hostel ... more   less 
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