8 best hostels in Bucharest

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If you're someone who enjoys walking by luxurious architecture, beautiful tree lined boulevards and has a taste for the high life then a trip to Bucharest is what you need. The Romanian capital is sometimes called Little Paris because of its elegance and charm, and this city has a particular ambiance that just can't be found anywhere else. Scattered around every street of the Old Town is an incredibly designed building, old monument or museum that has stories just waiting for you to hear.

As you plan your trip to Bucharest you'll have many choices for accommodation. Before you book a hotel or Airbnb, take a look at all of the cheap hostels in Bucharest we've highlighted below. Hostel bookings are very affordable and are fantastic for solo travelers, groups of friends, or families that like to meet new people. By staying in hostels in Bucharest you can also save money which can be put towards activities on your trip or stowed away for your next vacation.

Any time you're traveling be sure to check where the nearest Bucharest luggage storage facility is. Bounce partners with restaurants, stores, hostels and more in many locations around the world, including in Bucharest, and can be a useful service to make sure that all of your belongings are safe as you explore the new destination.

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Antique Hostel Bucharest

This charming hostel is conveniently located by the Dambovita River in the Old Town of Bucharest, placing you very close to all of the city's main attractions. You can easily walk to the metro station from here giving you the freedom to go where you please, although attractions like the National Museum of Romanian History and the University Square are within walking distance as well.

They offer female only or mixed gendered dorm rooms or you could get a private room if you'd rather have a space to yourself, and some of them are ensuite. Reading lights and linen are available for each guest, and other amenities include free wifi, access to a shared kitchen and a BBQ, plus laundry facilities. They also have a shuttle to the nearest airport and breakfast available for an added fee.

What makes Antique Hostel Bucharest unique

The basement pub is definitely a nice addition to this location. The lounge and terrace are great places to make new friends, too.

Antique Hostel Bucharest pricing

Considering Antique Hostel Bucharest as your next accommodation? This popular Bucharest hostel has accommodation starting at just 150Lei per night for a dorm room, and prices can go up to 450Lei for a private room.

Hostel Bauhaus Bucharest

Hostel Bauhaus is centrally located, providing you with easy access to the National Museum of Art of Romania, Revolution Square and the Romanian National Opera. Some of the closest attractions are the Patriarchal Cathedral, Carol Park, Cismigiu Gardens and Stavropoleos Church.

Inside the building, they offer comfortable air conditioned rooms that are either dormitories or private, with included features like a communal kitchen, shared bathrooms, currency exchange, included linen and towels, free wifi, and laundry services.

What makes Hostel Bauhaus Bucharest unique

The underground station Piata Unirii 2 is very close, and that gives guests access to convenient public transit. After a busy day sightseeing, the games room is the place to go for fun and socializing with available board games, puzzles and DVDs. The terrace is the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day of exploring Bucharest if you'd like to be outside.

Hostel Bauhaus Bucharest pricing

This hostel prices a bed in their dorm rooms at about 130Lei per night. For a spacious double room, the price is about 250Lei.

First Hostel Bucharest

First Hostel Bucharest is a fairly new addition to the local hostel scene and offers friendly and welcoming accommodation for anyone who is traveling in Bucharest. They offer both shared and private rooms giving you the flexibility to choose accommodation based on your travel style.

Every bed in the dorm section has its own power socket, nightstand, reading light and USB charger. On site there is a kitchen where you can make your own meals, and the hostel also provides free wifi, linen, towels, and maps of the city. When it comes to location it's in a great place with a metro station, the Old Town, and the Palace of Parliament all within walking distance.

What makes First Hostel Bucharest unique

If you want to explore the nearby area but don't want to walk, borrow one of the free bikes to make your way around on two wheels. Free coffee and tea are provided inside the hostel, and the board games in the comfy lounge are perfect for downtime. There is also a terrace and garden where you can enjoy the nice weather.

First Hostel Bucharest pricing

First Hostel Bucharest is yet another lodging option with affordable prices. The average price for a spot in the 10 person dorm room is around 70Lei, and a private room for 2 is about 100Lei per night.

T5 Social

As you can probably tell by its name, this is the perfect hostel for solo travelers because they have a strong focus on social experiences. They used to be called Podstel Bucharest and only accept bookings of up to 2 guests. On site there are only dorm rooms so you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet other travelers. They have clean bathrooms with hot showers, a kitchen where you can cook meals, and free wifi to keep you connected. Each bed has its own power socket, reading light and linen, and there are also board games, puzzles and DVDs that you can use.

When you're looking for something to do you can easily get to Cismigiu Gardens, the National Museum of Romanian History, Revolution Square and the National Museum of Art of Romania.

What makes T5 Social unique

The friendly staff loves to put on events and workshops that really bring people together, and they can also give you tips on what to do around the city. Want to relax after you explore Bucharest? Grab a seat in a hammock or Arabic tent in the beautiful garden. The garden also has a bar where you can get a fresh smoothie or snacks, and a tea house where you can taste tea flavors from around the world.

T5 Social pricing

For a spot in the 6 bed female only dorm at T5 Social, it will cost you around 114Lei, and a bed in a 4 bed mixed dorm is about 137Lei.

Sleep Inn Hostel

If you want to see all of the top sights in Bucharest and need a calm and quiet place to stay, this could be the right hostel for you. In about a five minute walk from the hostel you can reach the Old Town, Stavropoleos Church, Stravopoleos Monastery, CEC Palace, Romanian Athenaeum and Revolution Square. The Bucharest National Theater TNB can be reached in no time using public transport as well.

Take your pick between sleeping in shared dorms or by yourself, and take advantage of free wifi, kitchen space, and a washing machine during your stay. Those staying in dorms will be provided with lockers for their items and access to a shared bathroom. The private rooms are ensuite so you won't have to share with strangers.

What makes Sleep Inn Hostel unique

At Sleep Inn Hostel, enjoy a cozy on site lounge where you can relax and hang out during your free time. They also have a book exchange in case you're looking for something new to read.

Sleep Inn Hostel pricing

A spot in an 8 bed mixed dorm has an average price of about 65Lei per night, and a private double or twin room is 220Lei.

Hostel Jaz

With comfy beds in air conditioned rooms plus close proximity to attractions like the Museum of Art Collections, there are many reasons this is such a highly recommended hostel. The National Museum of Art of Romania, Revolution Square, the Bucharest National Theater TNB, and a metro station are all found close by, and the facilities on site are great as well.

Rooms include air conditioning, a TV, a private bathroom and free wifi. They do not offer dorm rooms but the private rooms are cozy and pretty affordable. There are economy and deluxe double and triple rooms, as well as family rooms available with or without a balcony for admiring the neighborhood.

What makes Hostel Jaz unique

Hostel Jaz is welcoming, with an open air ambiance. There are several nice places to hang out here, like the sun terrace and garden.

Hostel Jaz pricing

Although a little more expensive than some of the other hostels in Bucharest, the facilities are modern and pet friendly too. The cost of an economy double room at Hostel Jaz is about 229Lei per night. Families or those who want more space can get a bigger room for around 299Lei.

La Vila Maria

Consider this hostel in Bucharest, situated in the city center close to the North Railway Station. Discover the restaurants and cafes in the area; the nearby metro station can help you navigate this great city. Victoriei Square, Cismigiu Park and the Botanical Garden are the closest attractions.

La Vila Maria only offers private rooms but has different sizes available, including single, double or triple rooms so you can choose one that works with your budget. Some of the rooms have balconies and views of the garden, and all of them come with free wifi, air conditioning, and a TV. The single room has a shared bathroom, and most others have a private bathroom.

What makes La Vila Maria unique

Guests like the proximity to Gara de Nord train station. Plan walking tours by day and pub crawls in the evenings, and then relax in the cheery garden area of this inviting accommodation.

La Vila Maria pricing

Planning to book a rest at this welcoming lodging option? They charge about 210Lei for a single room, and a triple room is about 440Lei.

Popcorn Hostel

This is the best party hostel and the best cheap hostel all in one. Popcorn Hostel caters to youth and aims to help young travelers explore the city without having to spend too much. While staying here you'll be a short walk away from the North Railway Station and can reach the Old Town in no time.

Expect shared accommodation in mixed dorms that are very affordable, although the rooms are simple. You'll have access to free wifi throughout the whole property, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a kitchen and BBQ.

What makes Popcorn Hostel unique

You'll have lots of chances to make friends at Popcorn Hostel. You'll be staying in shared rooms, and the TV lounge is the perfect place to hang out and share travel stories. They also have a small workout area for those of you who don't want to miss a workout.

Popcorn Hostel pricing

You'll find plenty of attractions nearby this inexpensive hostel. See the sights and then stay in a 9 bed mixed dorm for about 85Lei.

Wonderland Hostel

Check out this hostel in Bucharest which offers dorm rooms that sleep either 4 or 6 guests, or double and twin bed private rooms for travelers who don't want to share a space. All of the accommodations are air conditioned which is nice during the summer, and free wifi is offered in the rooms. Laundry facilities, currency exchange and free parking are offered to all guests.

It's located in the beautiful Lipscani neighborhood and you can get to all of the top sights of the Old Town in no time.

What makes Wonderland Hostel unique

A big bonus of this hostel is the Underworld, the hostel's very own bar and club. It's a fantastic spot to meet new travel buddies, grab a drink, play table football and dance to the DJ's music.

Wonderland Hostel pricing

At Wonderland Hostel, you can stay in a 6 bed mixed dorm for approximately 70Lei, and a standard double bed private room with a shared bathroom is in the ballpark of 170Lei.

Find the best hostel in Bucharest

There are lots of Bucharest hostels to choose from, and the wide variety gives everyone a chance to find an accommodation that works for them. Digital nomads might want to find a property with a co-working space, and sightseers who want to visit all of the landmarks will want a location close to public transport. No matter what you want to do during your trip to Bucharest, there is a hostel to suit your needs.

There is a lot that you should know about the city before you arrive here, and planning is part of the fun of travel. Read The Best Time to Visit Bucharest: The Ultimate Guide and 3 Days in Bucharest: Everything You Should Know for information that you might find useful.

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