Overview of Hostel
Welcome to the Podstel family!
Podstel Umbrella is more than just a bed - we are a community hostel run by travellers, located right in the heart of Piata Romana - the liveliest, youngest and most hip neighbourhood in Bucharest.
We are owned and run by 5 best friends: Dan (UK), Sam (UK),
From the Airport:
By Bus: Take the 783 bus to Piata Romana. From here start walking on Dacia Boulevard towards Calea Victoriei(Victoriei Avenue), and take the first left on Christian Tell Street where you will find us at No 21.
By Taxi: Avoid the taxis that are already waiting at the terminal. Use the taxi calling services located at the terminal. At the usual price of 1.70 lei per km, the total price should be around 40 lei.
From the Train Station:
On Foot: It's pretty much a straight line. You start walking on Calea Grivitei (Grivitei Avenue) until you reach Calea Victoriei (Victoriei Avenue). You then cross this Avenue, walk on to Biserica Amzei Street for another 100 metres until you intersect with Christian Tell Street, where you then make a left and can find us at No 21. Estimated walking time: 20 min.
By Subway: You need to take the M1 Line from the Train Station, for one stop till Piata Victoriei. You then change for the M2 Line and go 1 more stop to Piata Romana. There you exit and start walking on Dacia Boulevard towards Calea Victoriei (Victoriei Avenue), taking the first left on Christian Tell Street where you will find us at No 21.
By Bus: You need to take the No. 86 Bus from the train Station until you reach Piata Romana. Get off and start walking on Dacia Boulevard towards Calea Victoriei (Victoriei Avenue) and take the first left on Christian Tell Street where you will find us at No 21.
By Taxi: Avoid the taxis that are waiting in front of Gara Da Nord Station. Use the taxi calling service instead. With the usual price of 1.7 lei per km, the total price of the journey should be around 10-15 lei..
We are located in the heart of Piata Romana next to Piata Amzei Square, right in the centre of Bucharest. Piata Romana is packed with bars, cafes, clubs, supermarkets, quirky bistros, and many nice restaurants. There are also multiple pharmacies, banks, ATMs, local markets, bakeries and a well-stocked 24-hour supermarket with everything you need within a 2-minute walk from Podstel Umbrella.
Conditions & Policy
GENERAL Check-in/ Check out Information Check-in: 2 PM Check-out: 11 AM** **If your departure is later, you are more than welcome to stay in the hostel during that day and use the facilities. We also have free luggage storage on your day of departure! Booking Policy When making a reservation with us, you will be required to provide identification information including, their name, email address, contact telephone number, credit card number and expiry date. For bookings over 100€, to confirm your booking, Podstel will charge the price of the first night stay. The charge will be made to the credit card provided, as a deposit. The remaining payment will be paid, upon arrival at Podstel. For bookings over 200€, to confirm your booking, you will need to provide 20% of the total amount in advance. Payment can be through credit card or we can give you our bank details for direct debit. Your booking will be confirmed once payment is received. Podstel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards without any written approval from the customer and may at any time cancel the Booking if the payment details provided by the Customer are invalid and the Customer fails to provide alternative valid details Group Booking (More than 6 people) If you want to make a reservation for more than 6 people, please contact us by email, We have special group prices! Group Policies regarding payment and cancellation will be given on request Discretion All bookings are subject to availability and Podstel reserves the right to decline any booking at its discretion HOSTEL RULES No Smoking Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the PODSTEL buildings. Any guest found smoking inside the building, outside of the designated areas, will be fined €50 and asked to leave the premises immediately. A refund will not be issued for the stay. No Drugs Drug use is illegal in Romania. Any guest found using drugs within any of the buildings will be fined €250. He/she will be asked to leave the premises immediately. A refund will not be issued. Damage to Podstel Property Guests will be expected to reimburse Podstel for any damage caused by inappropriate behaviour during their stay. ID Valid photo identification in the form of a National ID or Passport is required at check-in. Conduct Guests are required to conduct themselves in a reasonable and responsible manner at Podstel and must not act in any way which may disturb other guests. Failure to adhere to this requirement may result in guests being asked to leave the hostel in which event all Charges and Additional Charges shall become immediately payable by the Guest. Damages The guest will be responsible for any loss or damage caused at Podstel. The guest may be liable for Podstel’s reasonable cost of repairing, cleaning or replacing any property of Podstel which is damaged, soiled or lost by a Guest. Animals No animals are allowed in the hostel or garden area. Bed Sharing No single dorm room bed can be booked or used to accommodate two people. Each room is limited to the number of people stated on the online platforms. Age Restrictions Bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 16 unless they are accompanied by an adult (18 or over) Nobody under the age of 18 will be accommodated in any shared dorm rooms and therefore must stay in a private dorm, accompanied by an adult (18 or over). Failure to adhere to this rule will result in automatic cancellation with no refund given.” Maybe it’s too many words, I don’t know. But if I have some criteria to work too I can get it sorted.