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“Awesome location, great people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2005

I was a little reluctant at first to enter Romania as an US citizen. This was my first stop, and I promptly found this place and fell in love. The hostel is set behind one of the main streets, centrally located within stumbling distance of all of the clubs, restaurants and a number of shops. 2km away from the train station, it's not a far walk with a backpack (but a little difficult to find at first without directions). And the people - the owners, very westernized and interested in running a business - but extremely personable and helpful with everything. From washing your clothes to giving great recommendations for local venues - to simply kicking back in the basement and talking the night away - they're always there, 24 hours a day, so regardless of your arrival time - they are there and always helpful. If you're a solo traveller or backpacker, or don't mind hostelling, I highly suggest this place for the best budget accomodations in this awesome city.

  • Stayed October 2003
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2005

Great hostel, friendly staff, good service !
Is the place to stay in Cluj for backpackers and budget travellers.
The trip they provide sounds very interesting too...

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Property: Retro Youth Hostel
Address: Strada Potaissa 11 - 13, Cluj-Napoca 400090, Romania
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Northwest Romania > Cluj County > Cluj-Napoca
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Cluj-Napoca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Retro is the first established youth hostel in Cluj, located in the very Centre of the city. Since 2002 we have been the ideal place to stay for budget travellers, families and groups. We offer quality lodging in a wide variety of rooms (single, double, triple, dorms) with private or shared bathrooms and home-made included breakfast. Since 2007 Retro Travel Agency offers day tours in Transylvania and package tours throughout the country, car rentals, free bike rental for our guest and much more... ... more   less 
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