Central Youth Hostel

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pruncul 6 , Chisinau, Moldova
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Central Youth Hostel - The beds
Central Youth Hostel - The hall
Central Youth Hostel - The street with the central hostel
Central Youth Hostel - Shop where you should get out of the bus
Central Youth Hostel - The building

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Central Youth Hostel Chisinau Reviews

laurentkoala laurentk…
2 reviews
Not a bad location, not a great hostel Jun 25, 2012
Central Youth Hostel isn't exactly central but its location is pretty good, considering the modest size of the city.

However I'm sorry to say that it is one of the most depressing hostel I ever stayed at. This is not a social hostel. This is not a place to hang out and meet people. This is a place where you want to spend as little time as possible. This is a place where you share a room with five people but everybody is too ashamed to talk, and just pretends not to be here.

There is only one very small room for guests, and the owners live in the main room/kitchen. They speak english quite poorly and don't seem very happy to have strangers sleeping in their house.

So I would recommend to stay in this hostel to have a small window on moldovan life.
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tj1777 tj1777
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Central Youth Hostel Apr 14, 2011
It’s pretty easy to get to the central hostel from the airport - you just take a bus from the airport to the city centre - which doesn’t cost much - less than ½€ (if I remember the price correctly) and it was very easy to find from the airport so I actually kind of stumbled upon it when I was looking for a taxi. The bus only goes to a street next to the central bus station in Chisinau from where you can take bus number 192 to hostel. I never found bus 192 at the bus station so I just walked instead which didn’t take too long. You could take a taxi all the way to the hostel for around 8 if you don’t mind spending a few extra euros.

Considering the name of the hostel is the central hostel you would assume it is actually located in the central part of the old town. This isn’t really the case but Chisinau is a pretty small city so you are still within easy walking distance from the centre of the city - and the hostel could be one of the most central located hostels in the city.

The hostel is located in a small apartment which is actually only one room with three bunks in total and the manager and owner of the apartment sleep on top of a kitchen along with her young son. So there is not a lot of room for herself in her apartment but I suppose this is a way for her to be able to stay home and take care of her son while still making enough money to live.

Guest can use the kitchen if they want to cook for themselves and there is a shop just down the street where you can get the necessary groceries.

I stayed during a pretty cold time of the year with lots of rain outside - but the apartment had a very effective (gas I assume) heater right in the centre so it was nice and warm. It was great to get back inside away from the rain and dry my close after I had gotten soaked outside - and I managed to dry my cloths with the nice heat in the room.

There is reasonably fast internet and a computer you can borrow during the day/evening. If the internet doesn’t work you might have to ask to get it turned on because it is occasionally switch off - probably during the evening and then the owner forget to switch it back on in the morning if she hasn’t used it herself. There is hot water in the shower all day - which doesn’t always seem to be the case in this part of the world.

You can store you backs if you want to have a last look around the town before you are leaving for somewhere else. But you might have to agree when you are supposed to come back to hand in your key and get your deposit back from the owner.
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The street with the central hostel
The building
The hall
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