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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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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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 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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CLoud 9 Living

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CLoud 9 Living

Cloud 9 Living is a new, 100% handmade, welcoming apartment located in the heart of Bucharest. Our apartment is in a building that's more than 100 years old and rated as an historical monument (Cinema Bucuresti - the first cinema in Bucharest). You'll get to stay in a place with great history, moder...
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Danube Delta Hostel a Sulina Homestay

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Danube Delta Hostel a 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! Back to the roots! Due is in the protected area facilities cant be so updated! But still we have fast inter...
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Dolce Far Niente

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Dolce Far Niente

The Dolce Far Niente Guesthouse is situated in the center of Braşov and it offers housing for 16-18 persons in single rooms, double rooms and triple rooms. Each room is equipped with bathroom and shower, cable TV and has free internet access. In the garden we have playground for children, barbeque...
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CampoEuroClub Holiday Village

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CampoEuroClub Holiday Village

This resort is a perfect place for recreation, relaxation and amusement. The accommodation has space for 48 persons in 20 bungalows and 4 rooms in the main hut. These bungalows are furnished with king size beds and have 24-hour hot running water. There is a mini-porch in front of each bungalow. Brea...
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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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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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Kretan Hostel

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Kretan Hostel

Kretan Hostel is the brand new hostel in downtown Bucharest, recently opened for you and your friends. We offer you all the comfort you need for a very pleasant stay and all our support. 4 large and bright rooms, private lockers for keeping your values safe and a nice garden to enjoy good weathe...
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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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Belegania Villa

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Belegania Villa

Surrounded by vast open spaces with views towards its own garden, a small vineyard and numerous black locust trees, Belegania can be a stop on the way to must see Romanian attractions such as the Carpathians(hiking&trekking paradise),Transalpina road, Transfagarasan scenery road, Poienari fortress...
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Hotel Fundatia Link

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Hotel Fundatia Link

Our property has 10 rooms, out of which 5 have their own toilet and shower, and 5 rooms have toilets and showers on the neighboring corridor. Every room has central heating, hairdryer, air conditioning, tv sets. In the public spaces we have wireless internet. We also have a dining room, where yo...
Hotel Fundatia Link is a hotel in Iasi. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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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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Belvedere la Cristina

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Belvedere la Cristina

'A rising sun of the story' can only provide Belvedere Pension La Cristina. The exceptional position can admire in all their splendor Ghitu Mountains. Enjoy coffee in humble silence, as in prayer, listening to songs of birds and spoil your senses with scents and colors of nature. In Arges keys t...
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Podstel Bucharest

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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...
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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...
Transylvania Hostel is a hostel in Cluj Napoca. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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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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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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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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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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Vila Flavia B&B

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Vila Flavia B&B

Situated in the heart of the city ,on an extremely silenced street, only 50 m from the Black Sea coast , the Bed and Breakfast has 4 modern rooms with private bath each,air condition, TV and mini fridge. The 'Quad' has about 35 mq, the 'Triple' about 30 mq and one 'Double' room of 20 mq and the...
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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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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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Zen Tribe Hostel Bucharest

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Zen Tribe Hostel Bucharest

Located in the central ring of Bucharest but also in a quiet area, Zen Tribe Hostel is a peaceful place, with good vibe and beautiful people. Surrounded by great neighborhoods and lovely streets it is a walking distance to Piata Romana and Old Town, these places being the heart of the city. Here y...
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Hotel Splendid

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Hotel Splendid

Splendid Hotel is located in the North of Mamaia resort, on the Siutghiol Lake shore, 200 meters from the Black Sea beach. The modern furnished rooms come with air-conditioning system, LCD TV with cable channels, minibar and safety deposit box. The stylish bathrooms come with shower, hairdryer, fre...
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Antonella Apartment

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Antonella Apartment

Our studio, in the historical centre of Brasov, is situated in the garden of a private house and has a separate entrance. In the studio is a bedroom with a double bed, plus a small kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, bathroom with shower, own central heating system, internet access and cable TV. P...
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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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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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Pensiunea La Cupola

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Pensiunea La Cupola

In Targu Mures, a 10-minute walk from the centre, Pension La Cupola houses an a-la-carte restaurant with local cuisine, and features a large garden with both covered and open terrace and a birds' exhibition. Free WiFi is provided. A bus stop is 20 metres from La Cupola Pension, while a train stat...
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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 closer to everything. We are Brasovs first and best hostel, offering FREE: - Breakfast - A soft drink - Coffee and tea all day long - Unlimited...
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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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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....
Exit Routine Hostel is a hostel in Timisoara. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Avalon Rooms

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Avalon Rooms

Avalon Rooms provides Triple, Double, Twin and Single Rooms with possibility of supplementary bedding. All rooms benefit from free Wi-Fi internet acces, full english breakfast. Air condition, minibars and LCD tv are to found in each of the rooms. We will provide you with all the info you wi...
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Vampire Beach Hostel

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Vampire Beach Hostel

Vampire Beach Hostel is a cute little cabin with shared dorms and a community of backpackers and independent travelers. No extra frills, just good times with great people. That’s what beach life is all about! Our communal kitchen has everything you need to cook for yourself or for a pack of new fri...
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Umbrella Hostel

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Umbrella Hostel

The Umbrella Hostel is located in Piata Amzei, which is an ultra central residential area, one of the few areas in Bucharest from where you can walk to any of the city's points of interest. We are located right across form the French Embassy, which is a great landmark, plus the area is very safe...
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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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Sleep Inn Hostel

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Sleep Inn Hostel

Save time and money and make the best of your trip in Bucharest. If you are up for sightseeing during day and partying in the evening this is the perfect place. Sleep Inn Hostel is situated right in the middle of all action and attractions that Bucharest has to offer. All the entertainment is wi...
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Dream in Hostel Timisoara

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Dream in Hostel Timisoara

We welcome you to enjoy stay in our happy hostel which is a step away from city center in one of the oldest bohemian neighborhoods of Timisoara. Our happy hostel is a step away from city center in one of the oldest bohemian neighborhoods of Timisoara. The train station is reachable within a 10-m...
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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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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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The Cozyness Hostel

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The Cozyness Hostel

Hi! Welcome to the Cozyness Hostel in Bucharest, we will truly do our best to make your time in Bucharest a memorable stay. We are located a very short walk away from the local shops, restaurants, ATMs and public transport. Free city maps available. Towels, bedding (beds made up for you), tea a...
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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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Natalia Guesthouse

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Natalia Guesthouse

Guesthouse has capacity for 15 people; we can offer 4 rooms, big living room, kitchen and access to the garden with BBQ area. We offer 2 double bedrooms, 1 triple room and 1 x 4 Bed Dorm. Our big common room can be also turned into dorm room if necessary. House has 3 bathrooms, 24 hour hot water...
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Timisoara Central Hostel

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Timisoara Central Hostel

Check in from 14:00 to 24:00. Check out before 12:00. Timisoara Central Hostel is located in a historic building in the old city center known for having hosted a great writer, Camil Petrescu between 1920 - 1921. Divided into four accommodation, our hostel is the perfect location for a stay more...
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Zen Hostel by Pura Vida

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Zen Hostel by Pura Vida

We are looking forward to welcoming you. Situated in the middle of Cluj-Napoca, the 2015 European Youth Capital, the hostel is a 2 minute walk from Unirii Square (the city center) and a 5 minute walk to Muzeului Square (the main pedestrian area). Eroilor Boulevard, where the hostel is located, is...
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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. New sheets and towels are included for every three days' accommodation. The studios...
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Citadel Hostel

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Citadel Hostel

Citadel Hostel offers affordable and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Alba Iulia, a brand new tourist destination on Transylvania Map. The Hostel offers 4 cozy places in bunk beds and two double private rooms with en-suite private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy comfortable carpeted roo...
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Rolling Stone Hostel

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Rolling Stone Hostel

Rolling Stone Hostel is a laid back, friendly, clean, comfortable and secure hostel with clued-up staff and a great central location We are Brasovs first and best hostel, offering FREE EVERY NIGHT OF YOUR STAY: - Unlimited Wi-Fi and internet access - Big lockers in the rooms (big enough for you...
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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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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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