Pura Vida Sky Bar & Hostel Bucharest is on 7 Smârdan Street, right in the middle of the Old Town of Bucharest. This is one of the top located hostels in Bucharest, alongside with Little Bucharest Old Town Hostel!
Pura Vida Sky Bar & Hostel means cheap accommodation in the historical center of Bucharest – in the center of entertainment, historical monuments, bars, clubs, museums – all within walking distance. You can forget the word TAXI or Public Transport!
From the Airport: Catch bus 783 from the airport Otopeni and get off at Unirii 2 stop (which is also the last stop on the route) or at Universitate (that is even closer). For this you have to purchase a return ticket which costs 7-8 lei, around 1.5 euros. This will take you to the city center and you can use to get back to the airport.
At Unirii 2 Stop get out off the bus, go right, cross the river, go left and then go right on Șelari Street. Take the second left, on Smârdan Street and continue until no. 7. The hostel is on the right side, above the Greek restaurant. Use the button at the entrance to call the hostel. See the path here.
You can also get off the bus at Universitate. That’s the stop before the end of the route. Get off the bus at Universitate, go left, cross the passage, use the “Muzeul de istorie” (History Museum) exit, go right, first left, then right again on Ion Ghica Street, go straight ahead, cross Doamnei Street, enter the Old Town on Smârdan Street and go along the National Bank and you will see our hostel on the left. The entrance is right before the Greek restaurant. See the path here.
If you prefer to take a taxi, best is to go to the information point where they have a service for calling a taxi, you can choose the company yourself from a list (the normal price is around 1.4 lei/km). Use the automatic machine to call a cab and keep the identification number for the car. This is a way to avoid being ripped off, but still make sure the driver runs the meter and don’t agree on a certain price upon departure. The trip should cost you between 30 and 50 lei for a ride from the airport to our hostel.
From the train station: Either take the trolley bus number 85 down to the University stop or the metro to the Unirii stop (metro tickets are either 5 lei for 2 trips or 15 lei for 10 trips; there are options for daily tickets for 6 lei). We’re in between the two stops mentioned. It is not such a good idea to catch a taxi from the train station, the ones parked in front of it are notorious for overcharging tourists.
* The price for one bus/trolley ticket is 1.3 lei; you can buy one in the stands which are located in most bus stations. You can purchase a travel card and the minimum amount is of 2.6 lei, which is the equivalent of 2 trips.
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Hostel e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone HOSTEL: 0040 0786 329 134
Address: 7 Smârdan Street, Bucharest