x The average starting price for a place to stay in Bucharest is £37 per night.
Str. Splaiul Independentei no.2A Sector 3,030099Outstanding 95%
Carol Davila, 93, Sector 5, CotroceniExcellent 94%
Str. Cobalcescu Grigore, nr 9Awesome 89%
Mircea Vulcanescu 114 (former Stefan Furtuna St.),Awesome 85%
lipe 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! Felipe
Str.Margaritarului 18, Vila A 104 Otopeni, Judet IlfovGreat 84%
jvegasmarin Amply fullfilled the expectacions that may have a housing with moderate prices. The owners of the house and the service staff (especially Petra, who also speaks Spanish) make you feel like you're in your own home. The location is very interesting. For it is in a quiet residential area near the airport and well connected by bus with it and the center of Bucharest.
Bucuresti -Targoviste Road, No. 16 District 1Great 80%
Str. G-ral Dona nr.11Good 73%
Strada Institutul Medico Militar Nr.11Good 73%
louise9645 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.
84 Stirbei-Voda Street, sector1Good 71%
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