Best Places for Backpackers in Romania.

Enjoy backpacking around Romania without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Romania.

Top 50 hostels in Romania.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Romania.

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Good Vibes

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Good Vibes

You are going to enjoy your stay in our newly decorated Vintage Saxon House + a Big Rest Garden. It is located near the Old Fortress's Walls and Towers in a splendid quiet natural area by the foot of Tampa Mountain. All main attractions are 2-7 minutes away:Fortress's Towers, Black Church, String St...
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Casa Clementina

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Casa Clementina

Situated in a privileged area, on Tampa mt., just 600 meter away from city center and offering great views over the city and mountain, Casa Clementina is the perfect place to stay while you're in Brasov. The house offers cozy rooms from 2 to 6 people. We have 3 double rooms, 4 quadruple rooms an...
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Hostel La Padre Sibiu

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Hostel La Padre Sibiu

Located in the city centre of Sibiu, near the Ibis hotel, hostel La Padre was founded to provide a pleasant place for tourists who come to visit the city of Sibiu. The country background, rooms full of light, double beds and the kindness of staff represent only some aspects intended to make your...
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LaDespani

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LaDespani

A house in the garden with 4 rooms to rent. Cozy common space with a fully equipped kitchen and a living room. All the rooms have a private bathroom. There is a roofed terrace in the garden with a barbeque place, a swimming pool, children's playground and a wood heated sauna which can be used for ex...
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Babou Maramures

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Babou Maramures

In Maramures you will feel like taking a step back in time; this is how old rural Europe must have looked like a long time ago. Our hostel with campsite is located in the village of Breb, one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Maramures. Our hostel is made in a traditional barn...
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The Houstel

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The Houstel

As central as it gets and within walking distance from all major see worthy things and party spots in town, The Houstel is meant to be a hub where you can meet other fellow travellers from around the world and get all info on what there is to do in and around the city. The place itself is in the...
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Traveling Ladybug

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Traveling Ladybug

We have two big rooms with bunk beds and a private room with a queen sized bed. We understand the importance of a good night sleep, that's why we chose high-quality mattresses for you to have a good rest. We have a terrace and a courtyard with a garden where you can chill, relax in the hammock, work...
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Agentia H Apartments

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Agentia H Apartments

Located in Bucharest downtown all our beautiful apartments and studios are nicely decorated and have been newly furnished. Each apt is with free high-speed LAN internet. All apartments feature queen-size beds. We provide apartments with clean sheets and towels for all the guests .Sheets and towel...
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Village Hotel Maramures - Transylvania

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Village Hotel Maramures - Transylvania

Casa Mica sleeps 3: Casa Veche sleeps up to 7: Casa Pictata sleep 3: Double room sleeps 2: Twin room sleeps 2 & Family room sleeps 4. The rooms are private and quite. Situation in the heart of the village surrounded by locals and the sounds of running water from the stream that runs though the prope...
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Main Square Apartments & More

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Main Square Apartments & More

Our Apartments, Studios and Double Rooms, completely renovated, clean and cozy will make you feel better than home. We are located in the old area of the city, in the Medieval Center of Brasov. Brasov is the most visited Transylvanian city. It's unique combination of old and new, architecture, d...
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Hostel Cornel

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Hostel Cornel

Hostel Cornel is the younger brother of Hostel Costel, with the same funky vibe and character but with a different location - right in the middle of the action. Basically it’s just around the Cornel from the main square – Unirii. And as it is usually the fact the 'younger' brother is a bit bigger -...
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Podstel Bucharest

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Podstel Bucharest

PLEASE NOTE: We now have two locations in Bucharest. If you stay with us, you're welcome to chill at either Podstel, but please book taking into account your preferences: 1 - Podstel Bucharest: social, weekly events/workshops/family meals, garden, cafe/bar. 2 - Podstel Umbrella: more chilled, mo...
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Hostel Boemia

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Hostel Boemia

Tripadvisor ranking 2014 - no 1 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Brasov and Certificate of Excellence in every year. Boemia is a small hostel with a friendly air where you can meet nice peoples and we offer you a different way of staying in Brasov. We're open for all travellers who search for style, qua...
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Podstel Umbrella

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Podstel Umbrella

Welcome to the Podstel family! Podstel Umbrella is more than just a bed - we are a community hostel run by travellers, located right in the heart of Piata Romana - the liveliest, youngest and most hip neighbourhood in Bucharest. We are owned and run by 5 best friends: Dan (UK), Sam (UK),...
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Youthink Hostel

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Youthink Hostel

As we embrace the notion of true eco-living, feel free to enjoy the fruits from our orchard, vegetables from the garden or just ask us if you want something cooked in our clay oven. Think healthy. Get involved. And rest assured, we recycle. Located just a bit up the street from the Botanical Ga...
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Smar

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Smar'T Flight

Smar’T Flight offers accommodation and free continental breakfast in the house of a former hunt pilot, in Constanta, the most beautiful seaport-city in Romania. Our guests have access to a living-room and a big fully-equipped kitchen that serves as a meeting room, both with a big flat TV, board g...
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Hostel Tina

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Hostel Tina

Calm and quiet place to stay in Bucharest. Free Hot Breakfast. Free WIFI. Beautiful park and lake view. Clean, cheap, safe!Free unlimited WIFI, printer, maps. Free Coffee, Tea, Free use of the kitchen equipment. Free linen, Free towels,Free toothpaste, soap and shampoo, Free books exchange, Free el...
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Hostel Mara Brasov

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Hostel Mara Brasov

Hostel Mara is situated in The Council Square, the Main Square in the heart of the Old City; in some places it is still surrounded by the original defending walls and watch towers. Its buildings remind of the German inheritance of the region. The square is surrounded by shops, coffee shops and rest...
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Central Guesthouse

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Central Guesthouse

Central Guesthouse is located in the heart of the historic center of Bucharest in an extremely characteristic, quiet but lively area within short walk distance to all sites and is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, synagogues, protected heritage buildings, shops and monuments. Centr...
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Roseta Hostel

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Roseta Hostel

The hostel is situated in a rural area very close to the city Baia Mare, Maramures County capital. For those who like to live in nature, the place is outside the village but at the same time only 15 minutes from the facilies of a big town, from shops to clubs, restaurants. The property is like a...
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Guesthouse Muntean

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Guesthouse Muntean

Maramures is famous for the wooden houses and carved wooden gates. So if you are in Maramures you should stay a few days in a wooden house with a carved wooden gates! Property Muntean offer you all of that. House is guarded by a carved wooden gate (the symbols from the gate protect the house fr...
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Transylvania Hostel

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Transylvania Hostel

Our cozy hostel provides comfortable accommodation in a friendly and social atmosphere. We're the perfect spot for backpackers from around the world to meet, explore the city, and share your stories. With our self-service kitchen you can cook up a feast on a budget, and in our common room we sell...
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Old Town Hostel

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Old Town Hostel

Great location! Between the beautiful Piața Libertăţii and Piața Unirii, we are in the middle of pedestrian area filled with shops, great restaurants, museums, bars, and clubs. A great area to walk around and hang out or plan a thorough journey into Timișoara, whatever your plans are, we can make it...
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Freeborn Hostel

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Freeborn Hostel

Free beer if you beat our manager, Raul at chess, ping-pong or Mario Kart!:)) This cozy and friendly hostel is a one minute distance from the main square and close to all pubs/clubs/restaurants and supermarket. Our staff will tell you what to visit in the city and can plan your trip throughout...
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Centrum House Hostel

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Centrum House Hostel

Enjoy your time in Brasov to the fullest! Centrum House Hostel is located on the most popular pedestrian street in the heart of historical Old Town, minutes walk from the 'must see' attractions. Being Brasov's largest hostel with 75 beds - we offer 2 private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, 5 dorms...
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JugendStube Hostel

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JugendStube Hostel

Opened in 2010, this award winning hostel, it is located in the centre of the medieval city of Brasov, in Transylvania. A stones throw from the Piata Sfatului (Council Square) and the Black Church, it boasts an incredible location with easy access to Brasov’s public transport. We like to keep thin...
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The Spot Cosy Hostel

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The Spot Cosy Hostel

Our hostel has an unique atmosphere just because we are young and we traveled a lot. We wanted to create a hostel just because we love to meet an speak with new people. The hostel offers almost everything what a guest needs. Full equipped kitchen, free coffee and tea all day long, a huge garden (...
The Spot Cosy Hostel is a hostel in Cluj Napoca. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Kismet Dao Hostel

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Kismet Dao Hostel

As of November 2017, the Kismet Dao Hostel has moved to a new location on Democratiei street #2B in the historical center of Brasov, conveniently close to everything. We are Brasovs first and best hostel, offering FREE: - Breakfast - Use the hostel after check out to store bags or hang out u...
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Exit Routine Hostel

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Exit Routine Hostel

Hello and welcome to our Hostel! The story behind Exit Routine Hostel starts from a simple idea, we wanted to exit our, so called, comfort zone and break the day to day routine. Therefore, we are more than happy to welcome you in our little cosy hostel. In general, we can accommodate up to 19 backpa...
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Danube Delta Eco Hostel Sulina Homestay

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Danube Delta Eco Hostel Sulina Homestay

It is not a fancy place! Please skip us if you are looking for luxury! Here is a basic place for budget backpackers! In this part of the city fancy civilization finishes and the nature starts! We are located in the heart of the unique Danube Delta Biosphere and we must be an ECO place too. Back to t...
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Hostel Costel Timisoara

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Hostel Costel Timisoara

This 90 year old villa has been completely renovated by us and transformed into the warm and friendly Hostel Costel. There are 3 shared dorms and one exquisite double room besides various common areas (living, chill-lounge, terrace and garden). The price also includes free coffee and tea all day...
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Bicycle Hostel

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Bicycle Hostel

Bicycle is a creative, non-formal hostel accommodation for young travellers. Right in the beating heart of Iasi! Our mission is to provide to our guests, in addition to quality services, a great experience. Bicycle is a creative hostel located in the central area of Iasi. The location of our hos...
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Pension Noemi

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Pension Noemi

Pension Noemi offers accommodation in 5 double ensuite rooms and a SPA Studio. All double rooms offer cozy and nice decorated environment, a bathroom with shower. The SPA Studio offers private jacuzzi and private sauna asl long with a private kitchen and can accommodate up to 4 adults. A livin...
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Carrousel Hostel Brasov

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Carrousel Hostel Brasov

*Reception is located downstairs, in the Pub Poirot between 08:00 - 23:30. *FREE Breakfast served downstairs in the Pub daily between 08:00 - 11:00. *Parking is possible few meters far from the hostel. (hospital with free parking). Our property is open since 2014, it offers clean and bright roo...
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The Midland Hostel

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The Midland Hostel

ABOUT US We are a group of 3 friends from 3 different parts of the world who arrived to Romania and fell in love with the country. We decided to open a place for true travel lovers - open minded people who enjoy sharing their experiences, making friends, and having fun together. We hope the hostel...
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Passpartout Hostel

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Passpartout Hostel

Our house is a quiet place, for friendly people, who like to discover Timisoara, and the Romanian friendship. Don't forget the Miruna food, is amassing. Timisoara is a multicultural city. We are in a very good and quiet place of the city, not to far form the center where you can find all the act...
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Omega House

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Omega House

Welcome to Omega House - coliving, coworking, community Omega House is a co-living & co-working space - a unique concept in Romania that holds under the same roof private and shared rooms, a cafe, a hub and an unconventional events space. A place where you can move in entirely and have all you...
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Retro Youth Hostel

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Retro Youth Hostel

Retro is the first established youth hostel in Cluj, located in the very Centre of the city. Since 2002 we have been the ideal place to stay for budget travellers, families and groups. We offer quality lodging in a wide variety of rooms (single, double, triple, dorms) with private or shared bathroom...
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Deja Vu Hotel

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Deja Vu Hotel

Deja Vu is a small and stylish 3 star PENSION located in a residential area of Cluj-Napoca, just 15 minutes walking distance from the historical centre of the city and 5 minutes from Arena stadium. The pension interior is Art Nouveau style, and features many pieces of antique furniture from th...
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PanGeea Hostel

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PanGeea Hostel

Weather you like theatre, museums, architecture, film festivals, traditional folklore art, or just enjoy the buzzing night life, Pangeea Hostel is within walking distance of most of Sibiu's attractions. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the Geea Cafe or have a pint of good beer or just wander around...
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Iron Hostel & Accommodation

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Iron Hostel & Accommodation

Located in the heart of Cluj-Napoca's campus area, Iron Hostel & Accommodation is a brand new funky, fresh designed. Very close to all the cool pubs, clubs and festival venues in Cluj, and 5 minutes walking distance from the old town central area, Iron Hostel is the best choice for a cozy stay, w...
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Eol777 Hostel

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Eol777 Hostel

WE SETTLED OVER 16 YEARS AGO..... FROM MAY 2000....THE BEST POSITION IN CONSTANTA!!! Close to Mamaia (main party and beach area in summer for Constanta) is only 15min walk!!!!! In a quiet street, our hostel is in the right position for reaching every site of interest of Constanta and surrounding ne...
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The Cozyness Hostel

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The Cozyness Hostel

Come join us for a Cozy Christmas! We'll be having a potluck dinner on Christmas Eve featuring turkey, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, a Dutch Christmas oven dish, wine, eggnog, and more. Then on Christmas Day wake up to a breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon. Hope you can join in on the celebrat...
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Smart Hostel Sibiu

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Smart Hostel Sibiu

Smart Hostel is a new hostel located on the famous Stairs Passage, within the very heart of Sibiu. The house was declared historic monument since 2004.We offer cheap accommodation right next to Brukenthal Palace and within walking distance to all the historical monuments, bars and clubs....
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Friends Hostel Bucharest

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Friends Hostel Bucharest

With a 24hr reception, centrally located and only a 7 minute walk from Gara de Nord train station, we at Friends Hostel are here to ensure that you get the most out of our lovely city. We make it our mission to provide our guest with the all the tools necessary to discover the hidden gem that is...
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Burg Hostel

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Burg Hostel

Burg Hostel - the first still existing youth hostel in Romania - is situated in the heart of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara in a XVII-century building, restored in 2001-2002. We have 53 places in 16 rooms, we offer ideal conditions for groups of pupils, young people and students in those 2 room...
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First Hostel Bucharest

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First Hostel Bucharest

Welcome to the newest hostel in Bucharest! We strive to be one of the best hostels in Romania , where people feel at home while travelling in another country. First Hostel is perfectly located in the Unirii neighbourhood with easy access to the best Bucharest has to offer. Only 5 minutes walk to...
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Hostel Mosaico Alfetta

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Hostel Mosaico Alfetta

Targeting business customers, tourists and those in transit, the hostel offers guests a total of 16 beds, of which 2 room with matrimonial bed, 2 room with double bed, 1 room with 8 beds, 2.5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen,terrace, dining room. Each room is distinguished from others by ambient co...
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Crisandy Hostel

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Crisandy Hostel

If you looking for a nice and quiet place to stay our hostel is the best choice for you. Free WI-FI acces and free parking. Our location is just 2 bus stops from the Main Train Station and just 15 minutes walk to the Old Town of Brasov. So don''t waste time on a bus or taxi looking for another p...
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Pension Sinaia - Casa Ta

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Pension Sinaia - Casa Ta

Our Pension is situated on the main route axis that cuts Sinaia, easy to find and close to restaurants and shops Why to pay more for a decent stay? All our rooms are double ensuites, with small bathrooms with shower. Some of our rooms have balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available on the entire prope...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Romania.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Romania.

If you're already planning to visit Romania - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

National Village Museum, an oasis of relaxation

Attached of the biggest green area in the Capital, Her?str?u Park, Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum gives you the opportunity to meet Romanian culture. It is an open air museum at the shore of the lake, extended to 100.000 m2. Being an ethnographic museum, you will see 270 peasant houses and annexes from all over the country.

Corina Matei

Cluj-Napoca: The heart of Transylvania!

When you hear about Transylvania, România, you probably think about a mysterious land with vampires and about Dracula’s house…even some things sound fictional, Transylvania is a real place, in the center of Romania, bordered by Carpathian Mountains, where a lot of beautiful medieval cities are waiting for you to be discovered! Soooo  please take your garlic J and let’s visit one of the most beautiful cities from Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca!

Dican Iulia

The heart of east Romania - Timi?oara

The heart of east Romania Timi?oara is the third most populous city in Romania and lies in the middle east of the country. Considering historical regions, the city is informal capital of Banat – the region covering Timi? County, Cara?-Severin and part of Serbia. This region is well-known for its beautiful nature, but also for its multicultural and multinational composition. By this, I mean for example town N?dlac with Slovak community, the Czech village Eibenthal, or many Hungarian and Serbian towns and villages near the borders.

sonicka-geciova

A Romanian Tale in the Cozia Mountains

I want to introduce you to an amazing place in Romania, it’s one of my favorites actually, called Cozia. Right about thousands of years ago, Cozia Mountains have risen up in the Carpathian Mountain Range, in the middle of Romania, the nearest towns being Caciulata, Calimanesti, Brezoi and Perisani. I’m gonna show you a little bit of everything from there but now I want to tell and show you the mountains that impressed me that much that I always include it in my trips.

Mina

Brasov, the heart of Romania

Brasov is one of the most beautiful places I have ever lived in, due to its mountain view, 4 seasons that never stop to amaze you, its culture and traditions. Situated in the center of Romania, Brasov’s people have their own habits. I would like to write about a few of the things I had noticed and think you should know if you’re planning on coming to visit, about people, and a brief update on the things that are happening in Brasov right now, in the form of a travel guide.

daria-istoc

Panaci - A small hidden paradise

About Romania have heard many people. Because of Bucharest, the capital of the country in which they happen various cultural events, perhaps because of the beautiful landscapes on which the country it has. Many have heard of the Sphinx, Babele, many have heard of the Brasov, Bucegi Mountains, The Black Sea, the Bear Lake or Lake Holy Ana. Many have heard of the Dorna Arini or Vatra Dornei. But how many people have heard of Panaci? A small village from the common Panaci, Suceava County, Moldova, Romania. This is located in the Vacuum of Dorna bordered to the north with Dorna Arini on the east with the City Brosteni, to the south by Harghita County and to the west with Begging Dornei, being at a distance of approximately 16 km Vatra Dornei.

Catalin Alexandru

What can you visit in Targu Jiu, the city of Brancusi

I was born in a beautiful city, near the mountains, in Targu Jiu, or The city of Brancusi, in Romania. Targu Jiu is a small city. A very small one actually. It only has 80.000 residents and 161 km². But, even if it`s a small city, you can visit a lot of beautiful things and I want to share with you the most beautiful ones. The ones that I think every tourist will love it and will make a good impression of this beautiful country and city.

Daniela Adriana Bojincă

                – A little review about Craiova and its people before presenting the city –

                Situated in the South West of Romania, Craiova is the 6th largest city and the capital of Dolj County, a city that screams for exploration. Certainly, when you think about Romania, you think about vampires. Well, not this time! This city is all about relaxation, good vibes, having a good time at a low cost, learning things that you most likely didn’t know and get to taste different food, very rich in flavor that we, “oltenii”, as well as all Romanians, like very much.

Anca Madalina Preoteasa

ENTERTAINMENT

Constanta it’s at its peak in summer time and many people in Romania come here either for the beach or for having fun.

camelien

Places to visit in Romania in 2 weeks of summer

We have a beautiful country and we all know that! Because every journey starts with a step, the last summer I was with my boyfriend in a short trip of two weeks in Romania. 

Oana Nicolin

  3. Suter Palace

Suter Palace was built between 1902-1906 by Adolf Suter, a close friend of King Carol I of Romania.

Andreea Sasaran

Romania : the beautiful, the cheap and the bumpy (the story)

This is the story of my two-week road trip in Romania. Most of the time we spend in the Transylvanian region, but we also visited the Black Sea. We’ve seen many beautiful places, and now it’s time to share ?

Andi

Bucharest: a story told from experience

Well, I guess that I’ll have to make a list with tourist attractions but as you have guessed Google is full of it, here’s a link. However, for those of you who still haven’t searched it I’ll let you a personal list with places I’ve been and some comments about these.

Raluca Minzat

Cluj-Napoca : Electrical History

Cluj-Napoca is a proeminent and progressive city in the heart of Transylvania, Romania. It’s dated roots come as far as the Roman conquest that occured in this region. The Roman Empire conquered Dacia between the year AD 101 and 106 and, thus, the settlement Napoca was founded; it was first recorded on a milestone that was found near the city in the year 1758 and dating from the year 108 AD. Anyone who has heard of or came here, knows for a fact that the city has a distinctive youthfull energy, and through its young people, it became a leading symbol in Romania in fields such as visual arts and medical research.

Adrian. A. Miclăuș

Bucharest: a story told from experience

Well, I guess that I’ll have to make a list with tourist attractions but as you have guessed Google is full of it, here’s a link. However, for those of you who still haven’t searched it I’ll let you a personal list with places I’ve been and some comments about these.

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Picking Cherries and Baking Pies in Rural Romania

Picking cherries and baking pies in rural Romania. Doesn’t it sound idyllic? Oh, no? Then you probably haven’t picked cherries before. Or apples. Or olives. Or fallen leaves. Or maybe you just can’t find that space in your head that goes “Oh yeah, cherry picking, bring it!”. Or, you know, you never set your mind on traveling to Romania. Maybe you’ve never even seen it on the map. No worries. I hadn’t heard of Kehena Black Sand beach on Big Island Hawaii, then one day someone posted a photo on Facebook. And that was it. Instant love forever. And probably some traveling to the Big Island in the near future.

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Bran Castle: The Dracula connection

If you think of Romania, you can’t help but think of Bran Castle or, as it is often called, Dracula’s Castle. This 13th-century fortification is positioned between the Romanian regions of Transylvania and Wallachia and looks across wild mountains forested with tall pine trees, and the plains below that run towards Brasov. More easily accessible by road than rail, it is the number one tourist destination for visitors to Romania, and one of the top destinations for anyone wanting to see the castle that Bram Stoker allegedly wrote about in his classic 1897 novel. Except, of course, he didn’t.

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A Little History Lesson

A very wise man called Ion Ionescu de la Brad wrote back in 1850 that “Dobrogea is more than any other region of Romania a deposit of history inadequately researched so far” and “the Romanian steps in Dobrogea on the ruins of his ancestors.” Here was found one of the oldest civilisation in the world, the Hanangia civilisation was dated in the sixth millennium BC. The archaeological evidence of the Hamangia and Gumelnita culture amazed the specialists by the symbolism and artistical value of the artefacts. The most known representations of this culture are the stone figurines “the Thinker and his Wife”, which you can admire below.

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Târgovi?te: where Dracula was born

I was born here. A small town in an East-European country, called Romania( the fourth latin state along with Italy, France and Spain, having a Roman descent). Short history lesson: in 105-106 a.C, the original romanian people, the Daco- Getae, was conquered by Romans and they started being influenced. Across the years, the two people created the perfect mix, sharing culture, religion, administration, economy and families, of course. That is whay I had to learn and understand a very complex language, hard to pronounce and very interpretable. If you have some romanian friends, maybe they have taught you already romanian words with more than one meaning just to make fun on you. Yeah, welcome to Romania and..to Targoviste!

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Timi?oara: The city which survived a revolution

When I tell people about Timi?oara I usually just say “a city in Romania”. It’s a pretty touristic place although no one who I’ve ever told about it knew this name. So why did I fall in love with Timi?oara? It’s a long story. It all started in the US where I met a Romanian girl and we became very close. She told me a little about her country and I decided to visit it one day. I’ll skip all the unnecessary details and we will move straight to the train which was taking us from Bulgaria to Romania in February 2015 (notes about trains: if you’re a fan of comfort you’d better choose some other way of transportation. I wasn’t shocked or anything like that, but I’m Russian I’ve seen worse. It would also help to have someone speaking Bulgarian and Romanian for that matter with you at the times of crossing borders).

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