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Podstel Bucharest 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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Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free city tour
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

Check in: 1PM
Check out: 11AM
No curfew
No smoking inside hostel.
Taxes included.
Breakfast is NOT included.

We require 48 hours notice to cancel your booking. Any late cancellation or no shows will result in a cancellation charge to your credit card equivalent to the first night of your stay. If you wish to cancel your booking, please inform us by email.

Reception hours: 0700 – 2300 Monday - Sunday, but all of our staff live on site and are available 24 hours a day upon request.

Late check-ins: We can accommodate late check-ins outside reception hours. When booking, please provide us with your arrival time and we will send you self-check in instructions by email if you are arriving after 2300.

Payment by cash or card in local currency (LEI) or Euro upon arrival.

We do not accept group bookings for more than 6 people online. If there are more than 6 people in your group please email or call us directly and we’ll respond to your request.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Bucharest?

Contact us directly

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

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Deluxe 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Podstel Bucharest

Welcome to Podstel Bucharest!
 
Podstel is more than just a bed - we are a community hostel run by travellers, just a 5 minute walk from Unirii Square. We focus on giving each guest a unique experience and organise fun events, inspiring workshops & family meals every week.
 
We are owned and run by 3 best friends: Dan (UK), Sam (UK), and Jason (USA/Switzerland) who shared a collective dream to set up a new kind of hostel. Since 2012 we spent 4 years visiting over 400 hostels in 50+ countries to understand what travellers need from a hostel while building the Podstel vision on the road.
 
After all the hard work and adventures, we are excited to invite you to stay with us at the first Podstel.
 
Here’s what you can expect from your stay:
 
STAFF
 
We know what it’s like to be on the road. We’ve travelled to over 50 countries on 5 continents, learning from other hostels and interviewing 100s of backpackers in order to understand what you need.
 
Beyond a friendly social atmosphere, hot shower and good night’s sleep, we want to get to know you as a friend and give you personalised recommendations of things to see and do in Bucharest.
 
We love language and enjoy communicating with our guests, so to help make sure nothing is lost in translation, we speak fluent English, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German & Swiss German.
 
ATMOSPHERE
 
We work hard to create a fun, homely and creative atmosphere.
 
Our spacious garden is filled with lush trees & flowers, hammocks, a summer bar and an Arabic tent, giving the feeling of a chilled natural oasis in the heart of Bucharest.
 
It’s a great place to unwind, enjoy a fresh smoothie and meet fellow travellers, locals and our two friendly house cats, Chai & Dharma.
 
We also have a ‘secret garden’ with hanging flower baskets and comfy cushions, where you can kick back, relax or even enjoy a game of table tennis with fellow travellers.

EVENTS/WORKSHOPS
 
We work hard to make Podstel a vibrant, creative, and social place for you.
 
We are equipped with a stage, 90 inch projector and PA system, and our garden can host up to 150 people.
 
We enjoy organising fun events and inspiring workshops FREE OF CHARGE for all of our guests, such as:
 
-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.
 
Do you have a passion project or skill you’d like to share at Podstel? We love giving our guests a platform to share what they love with our community. We are always looking for people who want to host their own events and workshop so if you have something you’d like to share, send us an email and we’ll help you bring your idea to life.
 
SUMMER BAR
 
If you’re looking for chilled ambient music, good vibes and an opportunity to meet locals, expats and fellow travellers, our summer bar is the place to be.
 
We offer:
 
-Beers and alcoholic cocktails.
-46 speciality teas from all over the world.
-Delicious fresh fruit smoothies, made with fruits and herbs grown in our garden.
-Homemade freshly-squeezed lemonades.
-Toasted sandwiches & snacks.
 
LOCATION
 
Podstel is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood just 500 metres South of Unirii Square. We are in short walking distance to many supermarkets, restaurants, parks, clubs, and many popular sights. We are also the closest hostel to the bus stop of the 24-hour airport bus.  
 
Here's our proximity to points of interest in Bucharest:
 
-Unirii Square: 5 minute walk to shops, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, supermarkets, buses and Bucharest’s main metro station, Piata Unirii (direct connection to Gara De Nord - main train station).
-Nightclubs: 5 minute walk to two of Bucharest’s most popular clubs.
-Old Town: 15 minute walk to all the bars, cafes, bistros, clubs, art galleries, antique shops & museums.
-Other Key Places: 5 minute walk to Carol Park (Nation’s Heroes Memorial), 10 minute walk to Tineretului Park, 10 minute walk to daily free walking tour & 15 minute walk to Palace of Parliament.
 
OTHER
 
-Free hugs and positivity.  
-Fully equipped self-catering kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, utensils, herbs & condiments.
-Free use of musical instruments - ukuleles, guitars, microphones, keyboard and PA system.
-Free board games.
-Free use of stage and opportunity to organise your own event or workshop.  
 
That’s everything for now, thanks for reading and we look forward to welcoming you soon at Podstel.

Accommodation Information

Check in: 1PM.
Check out: 11AM.
No curfew.
No smoking inside hostel.
Taxes included.
Breakfast is NOT included.

We require 48 hours notice to cancel your booking. Any late cancellation or no shows will result in a cancellation charge to your credit card equivalent to the first night of your stay. If you wish to cancel your booking, please inform us by email.

Reception hours: 0700 – 2300 Monday - Sunday, but all of our staff live on site and are available 24 hours a day upon request.

Late check-ins: We can accommodate late check-ins outside reception hours. When booking, please provide us with your arrival time and we will send you self-check in instructions by email if you are arriving after 2300.

Payment by cash or card in local currency (LEI) or Euro upon arrival.

We do not accept group bookings for more than 6 people online. If there are more than 6 people in your group please email or call us directly and we’ll respond to your request.

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.