Timisoara's Best Hostels for Budget Travelers
Timisoara, Romania's third-largest city (after Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca) is also one of the country's most attractive urban areas. It is built around a series of beautifully restored public squares and lavish parks and gardens. It's known as Primul Oras Liber (The First Free City), for it was here that anti-Ceausescu protests first exceeded the Securitate's capacity for violent suppression in 1989, eventually sending Ceausescu and his wife to their deaths. With western Romania's nicest hotels and finest restaurants, it makes a perfect base for exploring the Banat region. Timi?oara has also been named European Capital of Culture. The area is great for tourists of all kinds with a variety of interests, and there are some great options for everyone when it comes to budget friendly accommodations in the area as well.
A smaller but social hostel in a great location
Dorm Bed: $11.00
This 90 year old villa has been completely renovated and transformed into the warm and friendly Hostel Costel. There are 3 shared dorms and one exquisite double room besides various common areas including a living room, relax lounge, outdoor terrace, and garden. The price also includes free coffee and tea all day long. No matter what is the purpose of your visit, this property has the perfect location: on the river bank, across the bridge from the fresh-market, close to the campus and universities and also to the city center. Whether you are just passing by or staying longer this a great place to start your trip through Timisoara and Romania. Parking is free with your stay and Linens and towels are also included for free.
Str. Petru Sfetca Nr.1 (former Vidra) ,
In the center of town, fun, and social
Dorm Bed: $14.44
This cozy and friendly hostel is a one minute distance from the main square and close to all pubs/clubs/restaurants and supermarket. The staff is happy to help you figure out what visit in the city and can help plan your trip throughout Romania. They are willing help you with anything, from renting a car to go on one of the most beautiful roads in the world, the Transfagarasean to finding an apartment if you are studying here and want to live in this beautiful city. The hostel also provides day trips around Timisoara with the car or by bikes so you get to experience the true nature of Romania. The property has a beautiful courtyard where you can relax in the hammock or play ping pong, grill outs, poker, and just hanging out and playing the guitar are all possible here. The staff here trys to make your stay as pleasant and as authentic as possible, so they offer you free shots of Palinca (a local traditional drink). They also offer free beer if you can beat the manager at chess, ping-pong or Mario Kart.
Str. Patriarh Miron Cristea ( Str. Asanesti ) Nr.3 Ap.1 ,
A relaxing hostel in the city center
Dorm Bed: $14.22
The Downtown Hostel is located in the city center and has a friendly, peaceful, fun and warm atmosphere. Its location puts it right in the center of the clubbing and cultural area, making it close to all the important sites of Timisoara. The property offers one dorm of eight with shared bathroom, one double bed room with private bathroom, and one twin bedroom with shared bathroom, a social room, and a chill out balcony. The hostel makes it easy for the backpacker to interact with other travelers. If in search for the community vibe, this is the place for you. For the ones interested, the hostel organizes various day trips around the area and facilitates, caving, paragliding, cycling, and tour bike with Liviu (city tours, traditional village tour, winery hills and old country side tour). The property has self-catering facilities and linens and towels are included with your stay.
Piata Victoriei Nr. 3, 3rd Floor Ap 15 (please dial, 10 at the interphone) ,
A social hostel near the University, also great for students
Dorm Bed: $13.21
The Exit Routine Hostel is situated on a quiet street only a 3-minute walk from the University Campus, where you can find pub' s, restaurants and feel the vibe of the campus. A 10 minute walk brings you to the city center were you can discover the lovely city of Timisoara, both from a historical and a social perspective. You can relax in the Friendship Room, hang out with other travelers, play on X-Box or board games, read a book, access the PC and printer, meditate and chill. There is a self-service kitchen full equipped with dishes, cutlery, stove, fridge, sandwich maker, kettle, coffee machine, microwave oven. The facility offers 3 dorms - one 8-bed, one 5-bed and a 3-bed (can be transformed in twin room or 4-bed thanks to the sofa bed), and 1 private room with a double bed. There are 2 shared bathrooms close to all hostel bedrooms. The rooms have free access to Wi-Fi, free individual lockers, sheets, blankets, pillows and towels (on demand). There is a non-stop supermarket at a 2 minute walk from the Hostel, CCIAT Business Centre, the Stadium and the multi-purpose Sports Hal are also in the area.
1 Valcea Street ,
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