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Byzanthin Hostel
Ranked #96 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed at Byzanthin Hostel with my boyfriend for one night. The sign indicating it is a bit small, so pay attention when searching for it. It's close to the metro and to one of Bucharest's main squares (Victoriei), where the government building is and with a lot of parks close. The area of the square offers many possibilities of fast food, restaurants or supermarkets. However, going from the square to the hostel, passing the 2 streets, feels a bit less safe. There are some houses next to the hostel who seem to be devastated and homeless people could find shelter there. However, this is true for many central areas of Bucharest (we discovered that going away ust 2 streets from a very central place one can find such buildings which look dangerous.
We had a twin room, which was clean, with a little window on the roof, but the beds were bunk beds and they were very noisy, making it very stressful to even turn from one side to the other. The madrases were old and looked a bit dirty. The best part was the A/C, which was very efficient and we could use it as much as we wanted.
The owners (I think... or anyway the girl and the man who were always at the reception) are a bit weird, the girl seems overfriendly and the man speaks fast and hard to understand even in Romanian. The shower in the common (for 3 rooms of 2 people each) bathroom was unconfortable (har a courtain that made it hard to use it) and I saw a cockroach there one evening.
The breakfast was cereals with milk.
My conclusion is that you can find better places for the same price, both more clean and nice and also in the central area.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

I had a delayed flight, so I called the hotel from another country, telling them I would be in late. They allowed my family member to wait for me in my room...very, very helpful in light of a terrible day of delayed flights and 12 hour late arrival. The room was immaculate, and the staff friendly. The bed was simple but extremely comfortable...fluffy pillows and duvet. Plenty of hot water and an immaculate bathroom. The price was excellent. I will definitely stay there again when I am in Bucharest.

Room Tip: Our room was immaculate and the bed extremely comfortable, so I think any room will be fine.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank ivorybow
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Nice hostel with clean and neat rooms. Reception open 24/24 which is very handy, and very good connection to internet. I recommend it for trips to or through Bucharest.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Vlad C
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2015
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Stayed: October 2015
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Address: Strada medic Caracas Constantin nr. 22, Bucharest 011155, Romania
Location: Romania > Bucharest
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Ranked #96 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Number of rooms: 9
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