Podstel Bucharest

It's a beautiful space where nice experiences happen naturally alongside inspiring people who come and stay with us from all different countries around the world. We're making improvements to the hostel every single day. As hosts, we take life proactively, not passively. We have an abundant mentality, and appreciate others who are positive and bring their enthusiasm to any activity. All three of us have very different yet compatible personalities, and we're excited to mesh, teach and learn from you as well. We know Bucharest and Romania very well now. We're very happy to share our perspective on the city in regards to restaurants, cafes, markets, parks, free things to do, and hidden gems. There's loads of sights, parks, restaurants and bars in Bucharest - it's a very lively, exciting city and everything is reasonably priced. There is an efficient metro, bus and tram network in the city that will get you anywhere you need to go. There are also many local markets in Bucharest, selling fresh fruits and vegetables at very cheap prices. Beyond Bucharest, Romania has a lot to offer. Take a short trip north of Bucharest and you'll find lush nature and mountains. Take a short trip east of Bucharest and you'll find the Black Sea, and some of the world's most beautiful untouched beaches. Romania really is a hidden gem! Thanks for reading, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Hello everyone! We're Dan, Sam and Rob, 3 young world travellers from England and the USA. With over 16 years of combined travel experience, hitchhiking and couchsurfing in over 60 countries, we travelled with a dream to start our own hostel one day. After years of hard work and dedication, we finally made our dream a reality. In November 2016, we opened a homely hostel/tea house combo in Bucharest based around principles of learning, growing and community. Besides a nice location just 5 minutes walk away from central Unirii square, we have a beautiful garden, stage, and host / run workshops, events & other social gatherings at the hostel, and focus on giving every single one of our guests a memorable experience.


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It was a huge pleasure be volunteer in Podstel, what an experience! I want to say thanks to everyone who I met, all individually helped me always on the day-to-day, either at work or fun. Hope to see you soon! And Congratulations to the hostel, is the most "positive vibes" that i've been, Multumesc! Thank you! Obrigado!

almost 4 years ago

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