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Podstel Doors Hostel Hostel

Olimpului Street No 13,, Bucharest, Romania

Perfectly located in the heart of Bucharest, Podstel Doors Hostel is a chilled, vibrant and fun place to create memorable experiences with great people from all around the world. Read more

91% Overall Rating 69 out of 74 customers would recommend this property based on 74 reviews

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 86%

Location 86%

Safety 91%

Staff 95%

Value 94%

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  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Bucharest?

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Perfectly located in the heart of Bucharest, Podstel Doors Hostel is a chilled, vibrant and fun place to create memorable experiences with great people from all around the world. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



Deluxe 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room


Shared Bathroom



About Podstel Doors Hostel

Hello and welcome to Podstel Doors Hostel – the most colourful, chilled and vibrant hostel in Bucharest!

We're located right in the heart of the city and in walking distance to all the famous sights, clubs, bars, shops, and two of Bucharest’s most beautiful parks. We’re also the closest hostel to the airport bus. 

We're owned and run by travellers Dan & Sam - two childhood friends from Britain who spent 4 years hitchhiking and adventuring the world with a dream to set up hostel built on principles of community, sharing and learning. 

After gathering ideas and inspiration from over 400 hostels and 100s of backpackers on 4 continents, we're excited to share with you what we’ve created here at Podstel.

Here’s why Podstel is your perfect place for a fun, comfy and memorable stay in Bucharest: 


We have visited over 50+ countries so when it comes to hostels and travel we understand exactly what you need. We live on site and we want to help you feel at home, get to know you as a friend and listen to your travel stories. We also speak 8 languages (English, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German & Swiss German) and can give you personalised recommendations for things to see and do in Bucharest. 


Podstel is a social hostel with a cosy and vibrant atmosphere. We work hard to create a friendly and welcoming feeling by hosting fun events, activities, group dinners, performances and workshops, which make it super easy for you to meet fellow travellers and Bucharest locals.


With over 46 varieties of tea from around the world (we might have a tea from your country), our cosy, zen-inspired tea house is the perfect place to chill, enjoy events and exchange stories with fellow travellers & locals.  


Outside our front door is our beautiful 450m2 garden - a green oasis and ideal place to chill in the heart of Bucharest. With lush quince trees and  hammocks, our garden is the perfect place for hosting fun events, activities & workshops or just relaxing and enjoying the sun. We’re equipped with a summer bar, stage, dozens of tables & chairs, and a beautiful Arabic Tent which can sit up to 40 people.

Please note: we’re always looking for talented musicians, artists and teachers to hold events and workshops, so if you have something to share, get in touch and let's make a plan to bring it to life!


We’re located just 500 metres South of Unirii Square in a peaceful neighbourhood that is in excellent proximity to everything you need for your stay. Here's our proximity to various places in Bucharest:


•5 minutes walk from Unirii square – shops, ATMs, currency exchange, supermarkets, buses and metro (Piata Unirii)
•5 minutes walk to the Airport bus (nr. 783) – it runs 24 hours a day and we’re the closest hostel in Bucharest to it.
•10 minutes walk to Old Town – for all clubs, cafes, 200 bars, eateries, art galleries, antique shops, museums, coffeehouses. 
•10-minute taxi drive to the main train station – Gara De Nord – €3 euros or 20 mins on metro.


•5 minutes walk to Carol Park – a beautiful park with the "Eternal Flame" and the “Arenele Romane” which is used to host open air concerts in the summer.
•10 minutes walk to Houses of Parliament – the 2nd largest administrative building in the world after The Pentagon in USA.
•10 minutes walk to Tineretului Park – a picturesque park with a huge lake, and lots of events and fun activities in the summer. 
•10 minutes walk to The Old Princely Court – a palace built during the rule of Dracula.


•1 minute from one of Bucharest’s best Italian restaurants. 
•2 minutes to the nearest corner shop.
•5 minutes to the closest small supermarket.
•5 minutes to the closest fresh local bakery.
•5 minutes to the closest pharmacy.
•5 minutes to the closest Post Office. 
•5 minutes to the closest coffee shop. 
•5 minutes walk to Fabrica Club – one of the hippest club in town for young people, hosting events and live music every weekend. 
•5 minutes walk to the best kebab in Bucharest. 


•Free hugs.
•Free wifi.
•Free kitchen with utensils to cook up your own meal. 
•Free parking on the street (please let us know in advance).
•Free walking tour.
•Free lockers.
•Free board games – including Cards Against Humanity!
•Free books and guide books that you are welcome to read. 
•Free printing of tickets and documents. 
•Free city maps and personal recommendations based on your interests.
•Free use of iron and iron board.
•Free hard drive with a huge collection of movies and series.
•Free hairdryer.
•Free slippers for teahouse/hostel.
•Free luggage storage.
•Free adapters available to charge your electronics.
•Free spices, herbs, sauces and condiments to use in our kitchen.
•Free taxi arranging service from the hostel 24 hours a day. 

We look forward to welcoming you at Podstel and doing our best to make your stay an experience you’ll never forget.

Accommodation Information

Podstel Doors Hostel is a small, community based hostel with just 26 beds at maximum capacity.

We offer:
-8 bed mixed dorm
-6 bed mixed dorm
-6 bed superior mixed dorm
-4 bed mixed dorm
-1 twin private room

We have:
-3 showers and 4 toilets.
-A well equipped kitchen
-An onsite zen inspired tea house with 46 varieties of tea from around the world.
-A 400m2 garden with an arabic chill tent, stage and summer bar.
-Towels for rental at 4.5lei each.
-Washing and drying service available: €5 per load.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.