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Vila 11

We stayed at Vila 11 at the beginning and end of our visit to Romania. The hosts are very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. The house is very convenient for the train station/ airport bus and it was easy to get buses to go and visit the rest of Bucharest.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Towels Included

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

About Vila 11

Located only 100m from Gara de Nord railway station, our B&B/hostel is the closest in Bucharest to the 780 Airport Express bus! Easy access to the town centre with a quiet nights sleep.

Our B&B is run by a Canadian family so there's always someone around who speaks English and can tell you about this amazing city. We know what it means to be new in town, so let us be your guide!

The rooms in this 1920s villa range from multi-bed dorms to private family suites, single and ensuite double rooms. We've recently renovated with damask sheets, new duvets and new shower stalls. We're child- and pet-friendly!

All of our guests get a lovely start to their day with a breakfast of hot pancakes and tea/coffee; there's a cold buffet on Saturdays to give our chef the day off! We also have filtered water, clean linen and towels, free bicycle rental and storage, Internet access, DVDs, book swap, board games, a garden and an old piano. WE NOW HAVE WIFI so you can keep connected!

We offer airport transfers for 65lei ( up to 3 persons) or 85 lei for (up to 6 persons).

If you are traveling into the country you are welcome to rent a car from us. Dacia 25Euro/day or a 7 seater van at 40Euros/day.

For longer stays we offer studios for business people and students. Check out our special offers!

Come meet our family in the centre of Bucharest! See you soon.

Important Information

Conditions

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at +4 0722 495 900 / 901 or vila11bb@hotmail.com
We offer our guests airport transfer services 65lei for up to 3 people and 85 lei for our van with up to 6 guests.
We also have car rentals available at 25Euro/day or our 7 seater van at 40Euro/day

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Strada Institutul Medico Militar Nr.11

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Guest Reviews

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We stayed at Vila 11 at the beginning and end of our visit to Romania. The hosts are very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. The house is very convenient for the train station/ airport bus and it was easy to get buses to go and visit the rest of Bucharest. Breakfast was great - fruit, lovely homemade pancakes/ dropscones/ jam and jolly atmosphere in homely little breakfast room with other guests. Our room at the top of the house was very warm - but we did go end July/ August, so Bucharest very hot anyway. On our return we borrowed plug in mosquito zapper from owner which gave us a much better night's sleep. Earplugs useful against local barking dogs as in most places we stayed - the hostel itself is otherwise very quiet and in a quiet street. Very good value and pleasantly eccentric decor. Would stay there again and definitely recommend.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We had one night stay over in Bucharest and needed to be near the train station for an early morning departure to the airport so we decided to stay at Vila 11.

I am not sure where to start with Vila 11. Upon arrival, after a 10 hour train journey we were met by a very lovely lady who was helpful and informative. The only problem was that their water had been disconnected and most of the family were down a hole at the front of the house fixing it, we were assured that it would be re-connected within half an hour.
The well needed shower was going to have to wait until after dinner.

We were directed to our room which was a the top of the house, with each floor we climbed so did the temperature, when we arrived on the top floor we were met by a sweaty German girl sat in the hallway in front of the air-con, she wanted to know when the water would be turned on, we weren't quite sure.
Our room was definitely homely, little nick-naks covered the walls, the furniture was indeed rustic but unfortunately so was the mattress. Luckily my partner and I are small people so we could fit onto the hard, larger than single, but definitely not a double bed.
The bathroom was not very nice, the toilet and sink were clean but the shower was mouldy and the bathroom floor plug hole was full of yesterdays occupants hair. Gross.
My partner began to drip with sweat so we decided to go for dinner, the lady of the house had recommended a lovely restaurant around the corner.

As you descent the stairs you pass pictures, piles of books, Romanian textiles and cermanics and it is really lovely, you are in someone's home after all and that is what it feels like.
On the first floor there is the breakfast room, "please help yourself to bread and cheese and tea, any time", we were told, this all added to the relaxed feel of the place. But I must admit upon entering the room it looked as if breakfast had not been cleared away, it was now 11 pm, was the room a continual grazing parlour where it was okay to leave food all over the table and not to clear your dishes away, the home made jam was left open, the cheese too.

The night ahead ....
After returning from dinner the water was turned on, hurray! We had a shower and turned in for the night, the long sleepless hot night ahead.
Vila 11 does not have air-con, nor does it have any fans, well not in our room anyway. The air-con is in the corridor but the only problem was we weren't sleeping in the corridor.
The window was open, the pack of dogs barked, the air was hot, the bugs came in and my partner tossed and turned and kept me awake. Around 3 am I told him to have a cold shower. He did and found lots of insect bites all over his back.
It was a long night but we made it and after a few hours sleep we got up at 7 am. Went down to have a breakfast, the dishes were just been cleaned away from the night/day before? I had a slice of bread, cheese and jam and lovely cup of tea and off we went. Not refreshed, exhausted in fact but vaguely amused.

The description is correct ... "alternative to impersonal high tech hotels", it certainly was that! There was a certain charm to the hostel, in a way I liked it, the owners were lovely and a touch eccentric and I am certainly not recommending you not to go but be warned, don't stay on the top floor unless you are a lizard, check the mattress and don't look at the plug holes.

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
2
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
3

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