Little Bucharest Old Town Hostel

The Charming Little Bucharest Hostel

We all have a lot of expectations when it comes to booking accommodation for a new trip: it has to be in the city center, it must have nice rooms (with Wi-Fi, preferably), it must be affordable, and it would be nice if the staff was friendly. But how often do you find a place that makes you say “Eureka, this is it” ?  Hidden in the heart of Bucharest – right in the Old Town – there’s a hostel that you could easily miss if it weren’t for a cute sign at the entrance. Once you go in, you will be welcomed with a smile and the warm atmosphere will make you want to stay just a little longer.

I visited the Little Bucharest Old Town Hostel on a cold afternoon while battling a cold and I instantly fell in love with the place, so I’d love to show you why and offer you a 15% discount for booking a room.

Where: Smardan Street, in a historical building built in 1902, in the Old Town of Bucharest, within walking distance from all the most important sights, museums, bars and clubs. Located at the second floor, the elevator is currently out of order, but who needs an elevator when you can travel the whole world while climbing the stairs? 😉

The staircase at the The Charming Little Bucharest Hostel

How much: this is the best part – it’s super affordable! Believe me, I don’t throw this term lightly! Here is a list of their rooms and prices.

12-person dorm with shared bathroom From €7 / person
6-person dorm with shared bathroom From €8 / person
Family room (4 people) with shared bathroom From € 30 / room
Double Room with private bathroom From € 21 / room
Double Room plus with private bathroom From € 25 / room

Why: you seem like you need a few more reasons, apparently my persuasion skills aren’t so strong today, so here they are:

Rooms: they are clean, spacious, have free Wi-Fi, free linen, free towels (for the double rooms only) and they are beautifully decorated, the walls are painted by a traveler who loved the hostel. In the morning, you can get a free cup of tea or coffee in the kitchen.

Kitchen: speaking of the kitchen, you have everything you need to cook a meal and if you’re lucky, you can attend a dinner night where the staff and the guests cook together. As you may recall, Romanian food is delicious! 🙂

Walking tour – every day you can join a free walking tour provided by Guided Bucharest that will take you around some of the highlights of the city. If you can’t get enough of Bucharest, then Interesting Times have some unique tours that are….well, interesting! Even for me, as a local!

Location – as it’s located in the Old Town, right across the National Bank of Romania, you can easily walk to museums (such as the History Museum or the National Art Museum) or the famous Palace of the Parliament. But more importantly, the Old Town is filled with places to have a drink, so if you fancy a pub crawl, you’ll probably want a comfy bed nearby. 😉

The owners of Little Bucharest also love to travel and you could share stories from the road with them over coffee. They have founded a network of hostels – two in Bucharest (Little Bucharest and Peaches), two at the seaside in Vama Veche (Pura Vida Beach Hostel and Pura Vida Breeze Hostel), and one in the old mountain region of Bucovina, Dor de Bucovina.

If you are interested in booking a room at the Little Bucharest hostel, you can use the discount code PURAVIDA13 to get 15% off from the full price (which you can see on For this, you must contact the hostel via email (oldtown[at], on Facebook or Twitter and mention the code to get the best price.

Disclaimer: The hostel pictures are provided by Little Bucharest, however all views and the enthusiasm are entirely my own.

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  • I loooove that they have a double room with a private bathroom, it is basically a hotel! And for 21 Euros per night? That is amazing. I will totally stay there when I finally visit Bucharest 😀
    Such a great a idea to give some accommodation options in your city!!!

    • I hope you can visit Bucharest asap! 😀 The double room with a private bathroom is awesome, its view is perfect! 😀

      • You are making me even more excited about it!!! I do hope I get to go this year /o/ 😀

  • Wow! Great prices, lovely rooms and fab location – just need the flight now 🙂

    • Well Wizz Air has a lot of cheap flights from the UK 😉

  • What a lovely hostel, these are my favourite kind of hostels with character and personality. You feel like you have a home for a few days rather than a bed for the night. Great pictures too!

    • This is exactly what I liked about it the most! 🙂

  • Hostel living is not for me, but the view from the window is utterly charming!

    • Same here, but it’s great that it also has double rooms with bathroom and that’s where the image with the view was taken from. 😀

      • How does that count as a hostel?

        • It doesn’t. It has more hostel-like rooms, I was just pointing out that even if hostels aren’t your thing, it has other options too.

  • What a lovely looking hostel! I think you can definitely find the best value in hostels in Eastern Europe. Something not half as nice as this could cost twice as much in somewhere like Germany or the UK.

    I’ll make a note of it for future travels 🙂

    • Say, when are you coming to Romania? 😛 You should visit Bucharest for a day or two, then Transylvania, if you have time.

      • I need to bully you into coming to Germany more. This is unfair. 🙁

        • How about you come to Romania, then I’ll come to Germany? 😀

  • I love the artwork in this hostel! Staying in a great place can really make a trip more special, I believe.

    • The artwork is great and it’s made by a talented traveller who wanted to give back to the hostel. 🙂

  • workmomtravels

    Looks like an adorable place! And I’m excited to see family rooms are as low as 30 Euros a night. Could be an option for us if – no, when – we visit Bucharest!

    • I hope you’ll like Bucharest when you do visit it! 😀

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  • I definitely added to my book mark this place is affordable to my budget 🙂

    • I’m so glad to hear that, hope you can visit Bucharest soon! 😀

  • I have wanted to visit Romania for a long time. I hope that next year I will finally be able to visit, and I will have this hostel in the back of my mind. It looks very nice and clean as well as affordable. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I hope you can visit Romania next year and that you’ll love it! 😀

  • great view but not my style of hotel thanks for the review

    • Sorry to hear that 🙁

  • Looks like a great place – I haven’t stayed in a hostel for a while but could definitely be tempted with this one (though my dorm days are well and truly over!).

    • The beauty of it is that it also has some private rooms, so you don’t have to stay in a dorm 😉 It’s what I liked about it, that it works for a lot of different types of travelers.

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  • This looks like a fantastic spot! The photos are wonderful! Romania would be so neat to visit!

    • Thank you, I hope you will visit Romania soon! 😀

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  • galanda23

    I had no idea that Bucharest has hostels, but I am not surprised at all to see how neat and clean it looks. It has everything you need, but nothing extra. Why would you need ‘extra’? Most accommodations in Romania are very clean.

    • I agree, Anda, it’s a great place for those who want to rest on a comfortable bed after a long day of exploring the city. Its location and charm are what I liked the most about it.

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