Hostel Costel in Timisoara is an easy-going hostel, located in a calm district of the city. Perfect to experience the local vibe of Timisoara. Here you’ll have the freedom to enjoy a palatial villa turned into a 5 Star Hostel. Discover the monumental old building combined with its DIY handmade design.
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How to book Hostel Costel?
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Hostel Location and the advantage of location
Hostel Costel is a 15 minute walk from the city center of Timisoara. The neighborhood is a calm one, and you are very close to a big food market you should check out.
How to get to Hostel Costel
When you go straight on Revolutiei 1989 Boulevard, turn left after crossing Decebal Bridge. Take a right at the 3rd street. Also, you can get to Hostel Costel easily by tram. Just take the No. 1 Tram from the Central Station (9 Stops). If you are coming directly from the airport, take the E4 bus (6 stops).Hostel Costel, Petru Sfetca Street no.1 (former Vidra), Timisora, Romania.
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All room types at Hostel Costel
Private Room Types available: Twin Room
Shared Room Types available: 6-Bed Dorm, 8-Bed Dorm, 10-Bed Dorm
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Every traveler is welcome at Hostel Costel and there is no age-limit.
The huge garden at Hostel Costel and the numerous events including concerts and BBQs make Hostel Costel a social backpacker accommodation to enjoy life and your stay in Timisoara.
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It is a great city to stop by to experience a city off the tourist path with a young vibrant nightlife.
Another highlight in the area is Novi Sad, a true hidden gem.
It is also home to Varad Inn Hostel, a boutique hostel right at the footstep of the castle.
Hostel Costel in Timisoara is a 5 Star Hostel because …
Let’s jump into the details, and see why this Hostel Costel deserves to be awarded with 5 Stars.
1. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
Hostel Costel is locally managed by Spiri and his team.
They always try to support and interact with similar businesses in town like the local markets. The hostel has its own huge 500 m² garden that literally includes a fresh herb garden (all kinds of herbs, chili peppers, onion, tomatoes, salad, spinach, etc.).
Depending on the season you can also pick your own fruits right from the trees:
- 3 kinds of apples
- two banana-palms all fresh
2. Eclectic design inside an epic Villa
The building itself more or less imposed the style onto Hostel Costel.
The house, more precisely the Villa, was built in 1919 – during Romania’s most prosperous period.
So it came naturally that the team tries to use as much as possible of the old interior design (e.g. windows, doors, terracotta…), while combining it with modern elements and comfort.
You will find lamps made of plastic-cups, snowboards turned into cardboard shelves and all kinds of DIY ideas.
The omnipresent euro pallets are present in the terrace as furniture. All the friends of the Hostel Costel team contributed with ideas so it ended up in a nice eclectic design and atmosphere.
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3. Unique mixture
Where else can you relax in a garden in a villa, listen to a concert by a local band, and connect with people from all over the world?
Hostel Costel is a place which instantly becomes a home.
This unique mixture is the reason why traveler fall in love with Hostel Costel.
The eclectic design as mentioned above in combination with this impressive villa, kept with its charm, and last but not least the warming, welcoming staff – this is what makes Hostel Costel so special.
A great 5 Star Hostel to enjoy your time in Timisoara!
4. Chill-Out in Summer, Concerts in Winter
Everybody is welcome, and is not by coincidence the Hostel Costel receives always superb ratings when it comes to the social atmosphere!
There is no age limit or exclusions.
As long as you are young-hearted, sociable, fun and have common sense, then you’ll fall in love with Hostel Costel!
The kitchen and the chill-out room are the heart of the house and you can stay there all night long. When the doors are closed, the people who are sleeping there won’t be disturbed.
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The terrace and outdoors are pretty much the best place in town during summer.
Chill vibes, lots of grass, and trees…the hammock, BB place, “pool area”, music – perfect for relaxation.
In winter Hostel Costel opens the door between the living room and its biggest dorm.
This way they create a huge room which they use for concerts.
5. The staff, the soul of the hostel
The staff is the heart and soul of the hostel. In fact, it is one of the criteria of becoming a 5 Star Hostel.
Spiri and his team enjoy spending time with their guests.
They’ll sit down for a drink with you and give you fantastic local recommendations for Timisoara.
This is indeed an important key for a 5 Star Hostel!
“The staff is the link between the tourists, the city and the hostel. Otherwise it’s pretty much just a goddamn good looking hostel without a soul”,
For Spiri it’s very important for the staff enjoy the job, so he tries to give them enough flexibility to have fun at work.
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How to book Hostel Costel?
We fully recommend Hostel Costel as a top hostel choice for Timisoara, Romania!
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Hostel Packing List
Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.
Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.
The main things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries
- The hostel address – written down
FUN Things to do in Timisoara, Romania
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