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“pretty central hostel in cluj”
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Retro Youth Hostel
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

conveniently 24h open, clean shower, clean rooms, friendly staff (be prepared to be sucked into a lively discussion at the reception), free wireless, ability to scan and print documents (for a fee).
had single room on ground floor, sheets, towels included. with window to alley, with ear plugs sleep is ok. bed reasonably comfortable

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

This place is really noisy, because the street it is on, while quiet during the day, because "party central" for students at night, and they scream and yell until very late at night. So sleeping was almost impossible.

The rooms are tiny.

The staff, however, is excellent. They are students, and are really friendly, and very helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

A good base for exploring the lovely Cluj. The staff are there the whole time to check you in, though did seem distracted at times, taking a while to stop chatting and deal with your request.
The rooms are nice, but try to avoid going in the 8-bed dorm directly above the kitchen, as it's noisy when people are downstairs late at night and is also a cut-through to another room - not ideal. However the 6-bed room we also stayed in was nice.
The kitchen is really good and there are computers for guests to use.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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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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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...

Stayed: March 2005
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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 20, 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Retro Youth Hostel

Address: Strada Potaissa 11 - 13, Cluj-Napoca 400090, Romania
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Northwest Romania > Cluj County > Cluj-Napoca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Cluj-Napoca
Price Range: $15 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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