I had a nice time at Friends Hostel. Its location near the main train station is very helpful when you intend to travel to the other nice locations away from Bucharest (Brasov, Sinaia, etc...) and also when you want to travel by underground in Bucharest.
If you decide to visit Bucharest, you have to consider staying with us at Friends Hostel. You will feel the charm of our friendly house, recently renovated and restructured to offer you all the comfort, enjoy a chat with the other travelers in our warm lounge area or cook your favorite meals in our cozy kitchen.Our lounge is offering you the possibility to enjoy your favorite movies or playing Darts, cards, chess and more...The hostel is located at 5-10minutes walk from Gara de Nord - the main Train Station in Bucharest and also at convenient walking distance from the main tourist and leisure destinations:- National Military Museum 3 min.- Presidential Palace 5 min.- Botanical Garden 5 min.- Ceausescu's Palace (Parliament Palace) 20 min.- Students Campus 20 min. (with bars, pubs and clubs)- Good value Romanian Restaurant 10 min.- Pubs and Clubs 25 minIn case you dont want to walk, there are excellent connections by public transportation. Our staff will be glad to offer you information about the places to visit in town and also map of the city for your help.Everything is new and clean - from the bathrooms to the rooms and kitchen. Please note, very important:*Payment accepted only in cash & local currency (lei= ron =Romanian currency)*check -in 1:00 p.m.*check -out 11:00 a.mPLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE DIRECTIONS SECTIONSNotes:* The price for the 10 beds dorm includes only accommodation cost and no any extras like: breakfast, coffee & tea all day, towel.* We accept the Jauntster Discount Card !
The Hostel was opened in June 2007, so everything is new and in good condition.
Mircea Vulcanescu 114 (former Stefan Furtuna St.),
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I had a nice time at Friends Hostel. Its location near the main train station is very helpful when you intend to travel to the other nice locations away from Bucharest (Brasov, Sinaia, etc...) and also when you want to travel by underground in Bucharest. A few meters from the Hostel there is a bus stop from which you can take different buses to the historical city centre (about 10 min. without traffic, which is difficult in Bucharest!!!)
There is also a big Carrefour supermark (10 min walking) which stays open until 23h.
The people who work there are nice and willing to help you.
The breakfast is a litle poor in content. You only have bread, margerine, jam and some spreadable cheese. I consider breakfast a very import meal and I expected a continental breakfast with Yogurt or milk and cereals.
The internet conexion is very good but there isn't any microphone or headset to use with Skype or any other similiar software.
The beds are comfortable and the hostel is very clean.
Overall impression: 4/5
Thanx Chris, Vera and all that work there!
All the best!
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