Period of stay: December 2011/January 2012 | Length of stay: 1-3 days
Having worked at a few hostels and stayed at many more, this place left me truly impressed. It's been several months now since I stayed, and I feel bad this review has taken so long! I usually don't even leave reviews, but this one has long been on my mind.
First off, you can't beat the value!
Staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful - above and beyond in every way. The dorms were well laid-out and spacious, and I appreciated the basement room made available for late-night gatherings; it was perfect for those who wanted more company and for those who wanted sleep! The free drink per night was also generous, and the unlimited tea and coffee was helpful! Hot showers instantly, and plenty of shower spaces so no one was left waiting. Free HUGE and comfy towels, such a contrast from other places. Beautiful quotes and phrases were posted throughout the hostel to inspire and encourage. They literally thought of everything, and it is all made available.
Overall, an incredible and unforgettable stay. I've already recommended Kismet Dao to any and all friends heading to Romania, and I plan to come back someday.
Multumesc Kismet Dao, can't wait to see you again - you made my New Year's celebration incredible.