If you are looking for a hostel in Chisinau the Retro Hostel Chisinau – Republic of Moldova this is my recommendation. We chose this hostel for our group New Years Eve party 2 years ago.
Location: str. Cosbuc 3, ap.24. The hostel is located in an old, communist flat building on the ground floor. It’s not that easy to be found being between the blocks and there is no sign with the name of the hostel in front of it. If you came during the night can be quite difficult finding it. It’s not that central located but Chisinau is not such a big city so 10 minutes walking is a decent time to reach the city center and the touristy sites.
Atmosphere & Facilities: What I liked most about Retro Hostel in Chisinau? The friendship and the familiar atmosphere. They don’t treat you as a guest, but more a friend. And the receptionist was very beautiful (Alina) and helped us in finding all the places we needed.
The kitchen is decently equipped; but the highlight of the hostel is the bunker downstairs where you can have a drink or smoke something. A little bit cold in the bunker, but what the hell, it’s a damn bunker!
Cleanness & Rooms: 10 out of 10 for both! Very clean, spacious and not problem with the heat! Definitely one on the nicest hostel room, I have ever stayed!
They are 2 bathrooms – one is a small one and one with the shower is decent enough and fully equipped.
Services and prices at Retro Hostel Chisinau – breakfast is included and the atmosphere on the balcony is nice to have it. The view is not so great, but for the view is Alina :D.
The internet connection is decent and free. There is a washing machine as well if you need to do your laundry.
The staff at Retro Hostel Chisinau is very friendly, I highly recommend them for their advices. They can arrange wine tours, but we need not have time to do one.
The price for a 6 Bed Mixed Dorm at Retro Hostel Chisinau is 11 euro; with breakfast included is a good deal in Chisinau. For a private room you must pay 14 euro/per person.
Recommendation : 9/10.
Where to book Retro Hostel Chisinau – Booking.com for the best deals and prices.