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“My Favorite Hostel!”
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X Hostel Bucharest
Ranked #11 of 141 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“My Favorite Hostel!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

...and it'll be your favorite too!

Cheap beds, a great location...right next to Old Town, the place to be!

Being a traveller myself I've stayed in many hostels and I've never met such a great set of staff! (Shout out to Maria, Pauline and Marcus) The facilities available suit your every need!

It was my birthday and once I'd checked in, I headed to the bar (They have one, you can open a tab and its cheap drinks!) I sat down with the staff and other travelers to play some hilariously fun drinking games, such a great atmosphere! I felt welcome and comfortable straight away! They then take you out to experience the local nightlife, which the staff are more than clued up about!

The rooms are kept clean and are pretty comfortable

I seriously recommend a visit to this hostel, definitely made my birthday one to remember!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a very good hostel! a few blocks from Unirii square (6 min walk), it has its own pub, the staff are very friendly, the perfect place to meet people and do different activities, every night is something going on! it has a kitchen, space enough to eat comfortably and chill out, I definitely recommend it if you are by yourself and want to see the night life in Bucharest! if you are not really into partying but more in relaxing and having a good quality sleep, I wouldn´t say this is your place... but still, you can give it a try! it´s always good to meet new people from all around the world and this offers you the best common areas to do it! I stayed in a dorm (12 beds) and it was fine, a bit of noise but nothing too bad, there was no wi-fi on the room, but the common areas are so nice that you don´t really need it to be in your bed... good stay!

Room Tip: not all the rooms have air conditioner, so ask the staff about this if you go in summer
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I returned from X Hostel yesterday, having stayed there for three nights in a group of nine friends. Very friendly and helpful staff, the private air conditioned rooms were absolutely faultless, and the atmosphere in the place is great.

We all had private rooms with great free wifi access, and the bar is open pretty much all the time.

Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Alicante, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Much bigger than what we tought when we booked and much nicer. The private rooms are unbeatable for the price: wifi, aircon, tv (small).

They have outdoor areas, a huge pub with cheap CHEAP drinks, projector, ping pong table (that I love) and caring local staff. Would def recommend this place to anyone as its really central and a lot of different choices for the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Quite new hostel in the centre of the city. Great plus is closeness of everything: supermarket and shoping center are almost across the street; metro station and old town with both historical sights and party places are within 5 minutes walking.
Staff is nice, in summer taking care to adjust the temperature in the rooms so you don't die from the heat. Bathrooms, at least female, are constantly kept clean and equiped with necessities as soap and a toilet paper which isn't always the case in hostels.
Price is quite reasonable, i'd even say cheap.
Hostel is also great for big groups of friends travelling.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank piratica
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Sibiu, Romania
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Good hospitality. We've had some problems with the door not closing and because we've been there in october - early november, they've had some problems with the cold. The central heating did not work and neither the air conditioner, but except these two things we spent a great time. Everybody is so friendly here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Andra C
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Turnhout, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The X - hostel Bucharest in a few words:

- familiar and friendly personnel, helpful and correct
- nice location, next to the old town (= party district)
- nice bar, drinks are nice, lots to choose of and not to expensive
- cheap rooms but ok quality
- Host Mihaela and her colleagues are the best!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank SimonPeeters
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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 #11 of 141 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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