Hostel Bucharest – Some facts about our hostel:


Crazy Duck Hostel Bucharest is well located between Northern Railway Station (Gara de Nord) and the Old Town.

You can easy walk to almost all main touristic attractions as The Palace of Parliament (12 min), Romanian Athenaeum (10 min), Old Town (17 min), University of Bucharest and National Theater (12 min), Cismigiu Garden (5 min).

A lot of restaurants and bars are nearby (walking distance from our hostel)

From the main train station (Gara de Nord):
Walk along D. Golescu Blvd. to the intersection with Berzei Str. , then onto Stirbei Voda Str. for about 100 m and find the hostel on the left hand side (number 130).

From the International Airport (Otopeni):
Take bus 783 to Romana Sq. (Piata Romana), then walk 12 min to Revolution Sq. , than Stirbei Voda Str. to the hostel or take bus 780 to Gara de Nord and use the indications in the previous paragraph.
The nearest subway (Metrou) stops are Eroilor and Piata Romana.


In our hostel you can find cozy rooms with new furniture and private bathrooms. The double room has one queen size double bed (160 cm width). On twin, triple or family rooms you’ll find standard beds (90 cm width) with comfy mattress (20 cm).

We put safety first – in every room you’ll find lockers with individual key.

WIFI network has a strong signal – you can connect from rooms, recreation area/ kitchen or from garden.

In double and family rooms there is a cable LCD TV.

Rooms have central heating – during cold period and ventilators – during hot period.

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Recreation area

We tried to arrange a nice recreation area inside our hostel. We know how important are the social area inside hostels. So you’ll find here a smart TV, music dock for iPhone or Android, books and games. Nearby is a fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, bread toaster , fridge and so on…

Everything is brand new and functional.

During hot summer days you can stay and have a beer with your new friends and in winter time we propose you a cup of hot wine with cinnamon …



We are an enthusiastic team –  Andrei, Adrian and Geanina – willing to give you the best touristic service in town. We have a good travel background, been in a lot of countries and understand traveler needs. We love to put people together, to talk about travel experiences worldwide and to promote new friendships.

Here at Crazy Duck Hostel Bucharest we provide you free maps, travel advices for Bucharest and Romanian countryside, connect you with incoming agents for excursions or rent a car companies.

The front office service is 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.



Celebrating women’s day @ our hostel in Bucharest

Great news from our hostel in Bucharest – at Crazy Duck Hostel any woman who book  a bed in dorm for 8th March 2016 will have free accommodation according to availability.

This is how we celebrate Woman’s Day in our best hostel in Bucharest!

Another events hold in our hostels during this day will be The -15% Discount Direct Reservation.  This event is hold in BOOK-A-REST Hostel and Crazy Duck Lodge. During the day of 8th March we accept direct reservation in our reception for beds in dorms and private rooms for any period  during 2016 with 15% discount applied at our internet rates. Of course these reservations should be made by ladies only. Just ask reception about this program and book your room in our hostel in Bucharest downtown.

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Valentine’s Day in Bucharest hostels

As February is approaching, lovers from all over the world are expected in Bucharest hostels.

No kidding ! Where is the best meeting point for youngsters than in hostels.
We are waiting you in our best Bucharest hostels: Crazy Duck Hostel, BOOK-A-REST Hostel and Crazy Duck Lodge! You may come as a couple or you may find your half here in Bucharest :)

Our staff arranged for you nice activities and will propose you the best spots to hang around during this special day. There will be plenty of concerts in town, special programs in Bucharest clubs and restaurants from Old Town or alternative ideas as escape rooms, laser tag contests and many more.
Our Bucharest hostels come with a flat rate for all our properties of 24 EUR/double room with private bathrooms, 30 EUR/family room (4 person occupancy) with private bathrooms, 9 EUR in 4 beds dorms or just 7 EUR in 8 beds dorms.

You can also see on our accounts on the special nonrefundable rates for different kind of rooms provided by us. Any special request or group request will be set at a special rate. Please ask for any special requirements you may have during Valentine’s Day booking period (13-15 February 2016)

Don’t waste your time! Book your stay in Bucharest for Valentine’s Day 2016 right now!

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People from hostels – are you the real backpacker?

The genuine question we put every time a new tourist come at Crazy Duck Hostel Bucharest is : what expectations have this guy? The main point is that every tourist have in mind some ideas about how he would like his accommodation to be.

Many of us even if traveled a lot still have in mind the comfort of a hotel room. Of course hostels can be great when you socialize with many other tourists and get new friends. But are you aware that the noise level in a hostel is much higher than inside a hotel? Last evening I just saw come reviews on regarding different hostel experience in Bucharest. I was truly shocked to see that some tourist complains about the noise even if the accommodation was good. Unfortunately for a hostel staff is quite difficult to manage this kind of problem. A hostel should be a lovely funny place fill with young people who want to have good fun. If you try to tell them that they should be quiet than they will answer you : This is a HOSTEL not a hotel. So, what can we do about?

During this year hostels in Bucharest just divided in 2 categories – party hostels and chill out hostels. We can talk also about city hostels in Bucharest which are located in hot spots of the city but they have a mixture of tourists.

I think from my travel experience that we should be aware of what we search for our holiday. If we are traveling alone or with friends, than we can stay in a party hostel. If we come in a couple, than is better to ask the hostel if they have private rooms and if they have noisy tourists before booking it. When you come with children, the only hostel still available for you in order to have a good comfort is just a chill out hostel. So, before booking your hostel just take your time and see some of their reviews on or and if still you are not aware just e-mail to the property and ask them about conditions.

At Crazy Duck Hostel Bucharest we care a lot about our tourist comfort. This is why we ask you to put us any question regarding the accommodation. You’ll get all the details in advance and will be sure about your choice. See you in Bucharest at Crazy Duck Hostel!


Best accommodation for youngsters in Cluj Napoca – Transylvania Hostel

If you want to see real Transylvania and find about its beauty and legends than you have to stay for a few days also in Cluj Napoca.

With exclusive ratings of 9.1/10 on or 4.5/5 on your best choice for accommodation is definitely at Transylvania Hostel. Here the multilingual staff is happy to share their local knowledge with you.

Guests can choose between shared dormitories and private rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

Common areas at Hostel Transylvania include a games room, where guests can play darts, table tennis, billiards, board games, and various musical instruments. There is also a shared kitchen and a terrace with barbecue facilities.


Transylvania Hostel is set in the heart of Cluj, only 200 metres from the 2 main squares Piata Unirii and Piata Avram Iancu. Cluj Train Station is 2 km away, and the bus terminal is 2.5 km away.


Funny ideas about hostels

What some people (still) think about hostels :)

Blame it on Tarantino – after his horror movie named Hostel in 2006 people begin to think about this kind of accommodation as unsafe places frequented by chainsaw-wielding psychopaths in scary masks. A number of common misconceptions about hostels out there and we aim to set the record straight.

So, on number 1 place is the false ideea that Hostels are unsafe.

While all but the most uneducated of travellers would recognise the graphic and gory scenes of extreme violence in Hostel are a long way from reality, there are people out there who believe that hostels aren’t all that safe.

Yes, hostels do get broken into from time to time and things get taken, but this happens in all types of accommodation. The truth is that, in many cases, you are as safe in a hostel as you are in a three or four star hotel.
Nearly all hostels now have luggage storage rooms and personal lockers, where you can store your valuables. Many hostels also operate 24 hour receptions and employ security guards for added security

The second false ideea is that : Hostels are basic & low quality ! Wrong! There are people out there who believe that the quality of accommodation and facilities provided at hostels is considerably lower than at hotels because of the price difference.
Visions of hostels comprising of no more than a bed in a cramped dorm and access to a grubby communal shower room are a thing of the past, with many hostels now offer some outstanding rooms and facilities that make them comparable with mid-range hotels, at a fraction of the price.
Many hostels offer private rooms with private bathrooms, TVs, wardrobes and writing desks, and have the sort of facilities you’d expect of a three star hotel, like a fully stocked bar, swimming pool, games room, a 24-hour reception and laundry service.
What a hostel may lack in comparison to your typical three star hotel- facilities like maid service, wake-up call or on-site restaurant, it can often make up for in terms of atmosphere and experience.
Of course, there are hostels that provide the absolute minimum for your money but the same applies to many budget hotels. The key is to do your research and, more often than not, you will find a hostel that has exactly what you’re looking for at a price that is often considerably less than your average hotel.

On number 3 place in our top we find the ideea that Hostels are all sex, drugs and rock n roll. Yet this is some way from the reality. Any hostel worth its salt operates a strict no drugs policy and will not tolerate excessive drunken behaviour.
Not all hostels are party hostels either, but there are plenty of those if that’s what you’re looking for. Many opt for reading rooms and hammocks in tranquil settings, as opposed to dance floors, disco balls and sound systems. The key is to read the hostel’s description on the website before you book to make sure you’re going to get the atmosphere and surroundings you want.

So, let’s keep it clear – in 2015 hostels can be the best solution in travelling around the world ! Don’t hesitate to book one! And when you arrive in Bucharest, Romania get your accommodation @ Crazy Duck Hostel.