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Cobwobs Hostel
Reviewed September 28, 2009

If you are stopping in Sighet then this is the place to stay. It is run by an Englishman named Rob. He is very helpful and will take you on day trips at a very reasonable rate. He will also recommend places to visit and dine and knows all the public transport options. The hostel is along one of the main streets and is within walking distance of the centre and train station. It is situated down a long driveway away from the traffic and is surrounded by fruit trees and has a nice area to sit outdoors. It also has wifi, lots of written info on the area, a good kitchen and clean modern facilities. The only downside is the hot water is only on for a short while in the morning and evening so make sure you check out when it's on before hopping in. The mattresses are a bit on the thin and hard side so if you have a bad back you will be in for a long night. But these are certainly not reasons to cross this place off your list.
Otherwise it's fantastic & I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 29, 2008

I arrived in Sighet with no accommodation, and popped in at Cobwobs after reading the Lonely Planet review. It was one of the luckiest breaks during my 12-day Romania trip. . . . A few takeaways:

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* The hotel is run by Rob Larcombe, an English guy who moved to Romania after meeting his wife. Rob was terrific -- he provided guidance re: where to go in the Maramures, went out to an excellent dinner with us, and helped with bus schedules and other needs (in my case, this included a location to buy a portable camera after my battery died). And, yes, it was *great* to speak English again.

* The location is clean and homey. I'm a little old for hostels -- it was the only one I stayed at during my time in Romania -- but this one isn't your typical teenager warehouse. It's a nice place, with well-apportioned rooms and fresh bathrooms.

* Rob offers a litany of services, including tours throughout the region at VERY reasonable prices. In retrospect, I should not have rented a car in Cluj (at ripoff prices) and instead taken the train up to Sighet, where I could have take one of these tours to the gorgeous churches and towns in the Maramures. (Rob even offers a tour to the Ukrainian market town across the border!) But, even though I didn't do this, Rob was still extremely generous re: travel guidance and directions.

* Very low price -- 36 Lei! Excellent value.

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* The beds were a little hard -- given that I have a bad back, this was a minor concern. But when I mentioned it to Rob, he immediately moved me to one of the two private rooms downstairs (at no additional cost). This had a much more comfortable bed.

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Even if you're not a hostel person, I would highly recommend Cobwobs for your next visit to Sighet. It's a nice place, and one with an excellent owner who will do whatever he can to support your travel plans.

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed October 18, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 25, 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Cobwobs Hostel

Address: No 42, 22nd December 1989 Str | Maramures, Sighetu Marmatiei mm23 cab, Romania
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Northwest Romania > Maramures County > Sighetu Marmatiei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Sighetu Marmatiei
Price Range: $15 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very nice hostel in the rural area of Maramures. The hostel is set in a very quiet garden in the middle of the town of Sighetu Marmatiei: very convenient for all local attractions and historical sites. We are close to the local transport networks and will collect from the railway or bus station. At the hostel we rent bikes and provide tours with qualified guides. Also we can offer local cuisine. ... more   less 
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Cobwobs Hostel Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania - Maramures County

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