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“Cheap but poor”
Review of Taxi Hostel

Taxi Hostel
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Taxi Hostel
Ranked #5 of 10 Otopeni B&B and Inns
Deva
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Cheap but poor”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I spent a night in this hotel. I wanted to be really close to the airport but I couldn't imagine what was waiting for me. Bad location, between 2 blocks of flats. The distance was less than 5 meters on one side and some more on the other one. No blinds and anyone can see you. Annoying. We get a very very small room with a very small bathroom and a tiny sink. We couldn't have a shower because the shower hose was cracked. When i complained they told me that is impossible to fix it because it was a Saturday evening and no one will come. Then we asked another room but the staff said it is the last one but I knocked the doors next to my room and they were empty.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Never again in a place with such rude service. Unfortunately, the worst experience I've ever had in a hostel or hotel around the world.

I took the risk to book this place besides there were not reviews at Tripadvisor since it seemed to be a new place and comments in other pages were good. What a mistake!

We had booked a four-person room for one night. The hostel is very close to the airport and when we arrived at night they picked us up from arrivals terminal as announced. The first person who attended us was very nice. However, we were asked to pay additional five euro for the second transfer since two of us were arriving at a different time, which was already quite strange since they offer free transfer even for reservations of a single bed in a shared room, but they overcharged us being four people arrive at two different times. Nevertheless, we accepted the rule and paid for the extra transfer.

The biggest surprise came on the morning, when we did the check out. There was a different person on the reception desk, apparently with no communication with the previous one. First, she blamed us because we didn't go to have the (non included) breakfast on time besides we didn't have booked any breakfast. The misunderstanding appeared to be solved, but the car for the transfers was busy and we had to wait for 15 minutes, so we went to have a coffee.

When we went back she was suddenly asking us to pay additional 50% of the price of the room because the check out time was supposed to be at 11 and we left the room at 11:30. Normal check out is at 12, so this is a totally non-standard rule that nobody warned us about before, and anyway to pay such penalization is totally excessive.

Noticed that we didn't agree with paying a 50% penalty for leaving the room half an hour late, she wanted to charge us for the transfer to the airport that we had already paid on the night. Again there was no communication between night and day reception shift, but fortunately I had the ticket so she couldn't charge us again for the same thing.

Finally we didn't have to pay any penalty, but this incident delayed us for about 45 minutes. Fortunately we didn't have any flight booked, but I'm afraid if you are in a hurry with no time to discuss, you would have had to pay and leave. Maybe like they are used to do with other guests.

A really bad experience which ruined our fist morning in Romania. Fortunately, nothing similar happened in any other accommodation all around the country.

The room itself was just ok. It seemed to be quite new but there were already some broken appliances in the toilet. The best surprise was a working portable air conditioning system which turned out to be so noisy that it was impossible to use. Construction and furniture quality looks new but of the cheapest quality. Beds are small and mattress very uncomfortable.

In concussion, I'm pretty sure there are better places in Bucharest, so don't take the risk here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Taxi Hostel
Address: Str. Privighetorilor nr.4A, Otopeni 075100, Romania
Location: Romania > Southern Romania > Ilfov County > Otopeni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Otopeni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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