We got you nothing but the best hostels that will definitely satisfy your taste.
The coolest hostels that are definitively unique in their own specialization. And they will make it hard for you to choose.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
We only give what is best because that’s what you deserve. It may be hard to choose among these cool hostels, but we make sure that all these are worth choosing.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Bucharest
- best hostels in Bucharest for solo travelers
- fun party hostels in Bucharest
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Bucharest
The average price for a bed: Hostels in Bucharest cost anything from 5€ – 15€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 16€ up to 26€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Bucharest
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Bucharest.
- Podstel Bucharest – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers
- Omega House – Best Hostel for Working and Business Travelers; Small Groups
- First Hostel Bucharest – Best Hostel for Small Groups
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Podstel Bucharest (Top Choice!)
Podcast Bucharest is by far one of our personal favorites.
This hostel definitely knows by heart what a traveler wants and needs in a hostel.
To amaze you with, the four owners Dan, Sam, Jason, and Ambrose, visited over 400 hostels in more than 50 different places around the world for 5 years. In order to envision what travelers truly need in a hostel.
And with their great experience, they definitely know what they are doing.
They have the friendliest staff that would surely make you feel the very light and homely atmosphere. Very eager to give you only the best recommendations of what to do and where to go in Bucharest.
Aside from the comfy beds that will give you a good rest and hot showers, you will love the amenities they work really hard on.
Take a breath of fresh air in their very big garden surrounded by lush trees and flowers your eyes will love. The garden is also installed with hammocks and an Arabic tent with pillows that ensure that you are relaxed and laid back.
You can also grab fresh smoothies and drinks at the bar located in the garden and just enjoy the heart of Bucharest. And if you love cats (who doesn’t?), you’ll surely look forward to meeting Chai and Dharma that will make your stay more purr-fect.
The Podstel Bucharest also loves to organize events and workshops for all guests – FREE OF CHARGE.
You can choose among these amazing activities to join in:
- Weekly community events including open mic, movie night, family meals and yoga
- Events: live music, art & cultural performances from locals
- Workshops e.g. painting, meditation, writing, photography, drawing
- Presentations on themes such as travel, self-development, and health
And if you want to win new acquaintances, have long chats with locals and expats, or converse with other guests, Podstel Bucharest has an indoor tea-house.
Creating a good venue for socialization.
They serve 46, yeah you read that right, 46 kinds of tea from all over the world. Absolutely amazing – for tea lovers at least!
Plus you can also grab a sandwich or a few snacks to keep your stomach happy. They also offer beers and cocktail drinks.
You can also play musical instruments like ukuleles, guitar, and keyboard. Microphones and PA systems are also available for you.
ALL these for FREE! Just Wow!
Amenities you surely love in Podstel Bucharest:
- FREE WiFi
- Tea House
- Musical Instruments
- Stage, 90-inch projector & PA System
Another great thing we personally love about this Backpacker hostel in Bucharest is their passion for giving guests the opportunity to share their skills or turn dream projects to reality. By giving them a platform to show what they love to the community.
You can host an event or have your own production show with a maximum of 150 participants and use their stage and garden as your venue. They will be more than glad to help you out in materializing your dreams and ideas.
So you better not think twice because Podstel Bucharest is definitely the best there is.
Location: Top location! Only an 8-minute drive away from the Palace of the Parliament and a 13-minute walk from Union Square.
Either by bus or through walks, you will surely get hold of the city and everything it has to offer.
This is one of the best hostels in Bucharest for
- Solo Travelers
2. Omega House – for the Digital Nomads
Hello to all the entrepreneurs and digital nomads out there!
Offering a unique and innovative kind of living, Omega House is the perfect hostel for you.
Omega House is a co-living and co-working space that is best suited for the business and working community.
The hostel feature rooms from shared to private co-living spaces if you mean to stay in long terms. But if you plan on staying in short periods, you can stay at their dormitory or in their Boutique Hotel.
Staying at the hostel gives you the chance of experiencing the co-living style where home is more than just a place to sleep in.
Amenities you are entitled to use in Omega House:
- FREE WiFi
- Music Hub
You will definitely love the smell of freshly brewed coffee and hear the jazz music as you open the white doors of the hostel welcoming you at their cafe.
And for the working community, they have a Quiet Hall installed with natural lighting that is perfect for people who wants their own quiet space.
You can also conduct meetings in a separate room or just chill and kill time at two more relaxing areas. Yes, they have a big working space we personally like.
Excellent working space plus great coffee, you have no more to ask for.
But wait, that’s not all.
You are also free to use the largest hall in the hostel, their Music Hub. Not only does it stands as a lounge and events’ space, but it also has an interior terrace with comfy bean bags that serves a relaxation area.
The hostel also has its own fully equipped kitchen where you are free to make and prepare your own meals.
You can also select from more than 3000 variety of books about almost anything in the hostel library during your free hours.
Location: Just within a few walks away from the hostel, you are in easy access of the popular destinations in Bucharest such as the National Museum of Art, Cismigiu Gardens, Revolution Square, Bucharest National Theater TNB and Romanian Athenaeum.
So to all the working travelers and entrepreneurs like us, you’ll definitely want to try Omega House.
Giving you the opportunity to have your business moving yet offering a great quality of travel and stay.
This is one of the best hostels in Bucharest for
- Working & Business Travelers
- Small Groups
3. First Hostel Bucharest
First Hostel Bucharest, the newest hostel in the city, is just around the corner from Romania’s famous Palace of Parliament.
Aside from being all about quality, the hostel surely cares about your health.
First Hostel Bucharest is constructed with non-toxic materials that were previously tested for their impact on human health. So rest assured that the rooms you stay at are safe.
Each bed is equipped with nightstands, reading lights, sockets and USB charger for your own private useful space.
And to make your pockets happy, there are free bikes you can use to stroll down the city of Bucharest together with your friends and other hostel guests.
Amenities you enjoy at First Hostel Bucharest:
- FREE WiFi
- FREE Tea & Coffee
And if you feel like doing your own meal, you can use the hostel kitchen and take advantage of the free coffee and tea generously given to guests.
When you’re free, there are also board games available at the common area to add more fun in your stay. Giving you a chance to have chit-chats with other travelers from other parts of the world.
Finally, to make you feel more of the Bucharest atmosphere, you can choose from the hostel terrace or garden to breathe the Romanian fresh air.
Location: First Hostel Bucharest is located in Unirii neighborhood, you are in great access to all the best to visit and do in Bucharest. You can easily visit the old city and explore the famous landmarks in Romania including Carol Park, Stavropoleos Church, and Patriarchal Cathedral.
Plus! You don’t just get free local calls but as well as national calls, too. Yes, it’s totally free.
This is one of the best hostels in Bucharest for
- Small Groups
Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Bucharest
Here is an overview of our handpicked top hostels in Bucharest. In this chart, we compare the main facilities and things to expect.
It will help you to take a decision.
|Podstel Bucharest||Omega House||First Hostel Bucharest|
|WiFi||Free (Fast)||Free (Very Fast)||Free (Very Fast)|
|Breakfast||Simple Breakfast (extra)||Simple Breakfast (extra)||Buffet Breakfast (included)|
|Location||Just a few blocks away from Palace of the Parliament||Nearest to National Museum of Art||Just within reach from Bucharest National Theater TNB|
|Special||Overall Top Choice – very creative||Working and Music Hub – great for digital nomads|
Cute and Cosy
|Lockers – and safe?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Facilities for disabled guests||No||No||No|
|How to book?||Hostelworld||Hostelworld||Hostelworld|
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about the cheapest hostels in Bucharest?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Keep in mind, hostels in Bucharest start form 5€ anyways.
So that is already cheap.
Therefore, we think it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) – if not less – per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Bucharest.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Bucharest
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use than the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight into what to expect.
Best Hostels in Bucharest for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Bucharest for solo-travellers?
Have an amazing social experience at Podstel Bucharest.
If you are traveling solo and have a hidden amazing talent you want to share, this is your chance.
Podstel Bucharest has activities you will surely want to engage in once you arrive at the hostel. You can play your favorite instrument and perform in front of a small audience at the hostel cafe.
You can also grab a glass of wine and just walk around the secret garden. It might be a chance to have conversations with other hostels guests from different parts of the world.
And for the rooms? Don’t you worry because they will make sure you are satisfied and having the best stay of your adventure in Bucharest.
Party Hostels in Bucharest
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, or in a group or with your families.
As long as you love to party, Pura Vida Sky Bar and Hostel is the best for you.
Not only do you sleep in comfy beds and enjoy great facilities, but you also get to be right in the heart of the old city of Bucharest. Right at the crossroads of the main pedestrian streets of the old town, Lipscani and Smardan. All within reach of the city’s popular landmarks.
You definitely love the Sky Bar, just like us, that gives you the perfect panoramic view of the sunset and the wonderful architecture of the surrounding community.
Very Instagramable, indeed!
At night, there is also a complimentary beer or other drinks you prefer to all guests that are staying at the hostel.
So grab your beers and cocktails because you will surely spend a lot of time in the Sky Bar. Because we guarantee that you will enjoy the conversations with other guests from all over the world and locals.
Nothing like a good long talk with cold beers on one hand with the amazing sunset view.
Plus, you’ll find other bars, cafes, and restaurants just around the hostel.
We make sure you get the best party in town, Pura Vide Sky Bar and Hostel definitely won’t let you down.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: a step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Podstel Bucharest: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Omega House: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- First Hostel Bucharest: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Bucharest best hostels are popular, especially in high season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Bucharest. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Bucharest hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know on this list:
- Palace of Parliament
- Romanian Athenaeum
- The National Museum of Art of Romania
- The Arch Of Triumph
- Cișmigiu Park
- Macca – Vilacrosse Passage
- Curtea Veche
Flights to Bucharest?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Romania and Europe including Bucharest, Budapest and other main destinations.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Bucharest.
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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries