Retro Youth Hostel

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Retro is the best established youth hostel in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania, Romania), ideal place for backpackers and budget travelers.

We are located on a quite pedestrian lane, away from any traffic noise, two minutes walking from the main square of the city, and 500 meters from the 'Babes-Bolya' University, the second largest in the country. Open 8 years ago by enthusiastic travelers, Retro Youth Hostel, is situated inside the medieval city wall, within the neighborhood of main tourist attractions in town.

Thus, you can reach in the walking distance all the touristy sights of the old part of Cluj such as The Tailors Fort, Museum of History, Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Ethnographic Museum.

Retro Youth Hostel is offering over 48 accommodation places in shared rooms, triple rooms, single and double rooms.
The showers and toilets are near every room and on the ground floor there are two fully equipped modern kitchens. From our desk office you can find different maps of the region, youth hostel and international telephone cards, or you can easily join us in one of the day trips we organize (among the most requested: Scarisoara Ice Cave tour, Maramures region tour, Felix thermal baths & the Bear's Cave tour, Turda Salt Mine tour and many more).
We offer breakfast, cooking facilities, safe boxes for luggage, info service and a friendly English speaking staff.
So, if you are looking for a nice and inexpensive central located accommodation while traveling our city, here we are!

Latest news:
Breakfast Included!
day trips to Poienari - the real Dracula's castle!
on-line bus tickets Budapest - Cluj, available now!
Free internet access, Free wireless, Free coffee and tea for the whole stay, Free city maps !!!
rent a car service
airport pick-ups on request
Free bike rental!!


  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Adaptors 
  • Airport Transfers 
  • ATM 
  • Bar 
  • Bicycle Hire 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Board games 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Cafe 
  • Card Phones 
  • Common Room 
  • Fax Service 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Games Room 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Internet Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Meeting Room 
  • Mini-Supermarket 
  • Reading Light 
  • Safe Deposit Box 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 
  • Towels Included 
  • Washing machine 
  • Wii 


From the airport take bus no. 8 if you arrive anytime between 6 a.m. to 10:30 pm and get off at the last stop on Piata Mihai Viteazul, then ask for Piata Unirii. Late night arrivals need a taxi that shouldn't charge more than max. 30 ron to the Hostel.
Arriving to Cluj main Bus-station it is advisable to walk to the train-station and use public transportation from there to downtown as follows.
If exiting the train-station you can get on tram no.101 and get off at the second stop, then ask for Piata Unirii (Square), or easier, if crossing the street from the trainstation on the far left side bus stop you can get on bus No. 9 that will take you directly to Piata Unirii (Square) (Please buy a ticket before getting on the bus and validate by perforating). Once on Piata Unirii, walk south to Str. Universitatii(University street) and continue on it. Going past the University building -to your left- on the right hand side you'll notice two narrow pedestrian streets, Retro Hostel will be on the second one along the fortified wall called Strada Potaissa at no. 11.