January 2012

Day Trips from Brasov

Located almost in the center of the country, Brașov is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the ski resorts of Poiana Braşov (12 km west) and Predeal (27 km south) and major tourist attractions like Dracula’s Castle in Bran (29 km southwest), the Royal Palaces in Sinaia (46 km south) and Romania’s best preserved medieval fortress in Râșnov (15 km southwest) among others.

Romantic Valentine's Getaway at Kismet Dao's

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Treat your “someone special” to a romantic getaway in the beautiful medieval city of Brasov, charmingly nestled in the Carpathian mountains. Book a private room for 3 nights from 3th to 27th February 2015 and we will welcome you with a complementary bottle of sparkling wine & chocolate in your room on arrival. Book now.

Happy New Location!

1 year...1 year since we reopened this hostel in our new location,with a fresh look and attitude towards providing quality service to you,our customers and friends..

It's been hard,but more than that it was good fun ...having everybody involved:our staff,friends,tourists,owner..everybody gave a hand in this moving process..it made us forget about the exhaustion that installed in our bodies at some point,and it actually made us more enthusiastic about the new great place that we have to remake.

1859, January 24: A Fine Day in Romanian History

153 years ago , the two principalities of Moldova and Wallachia had a moment of brilliance- the type that makes history: both of them elected general Alexandru Ioan Cuza as prince or 'domnitor' therefore becoming The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia.

The act from 24th January 1859  determined  a contradictory reaction: it was accepted by France, Russia, Sardinia and Prussia, it was received with prudent reserve by the English government, however Turkey and Austria were reluctant to it.

Traditional Romanian Food 101-What to Eat When Visiting Dracula's Country

Dear Readers,

We strongly believe that when visiting a foreign country, tasting the local cuisine is a must. Romania is no exception! It would be a shame to come here and eat pizza, Mc Donald's or Chinese food, just because you don't know what to expect! Plus, dining in a restaurant will only add value to your experience, for a very reasonable price. 

How does one review one of the greatest hostel experiences ever?

Starting with the basics, hostel was exceptionally clean. The beds were a good size, there is plenty of open space in a 6 bed room and I never felt crowded. Lockers are available for each bed. Lockers can easily store a large sized backpack. Bathrooms on each floor with a 3 shower male and separate female shower room. So I never had to wait to use a shower or bathroom. The hostel was well located.

Cultural Treasures: The Fortified Churches in Transylvania

The fortified churches in Transylvania were the trademark of the Saxon population brought here by King Geza II of Hungary, in the 12th century. The church has always played an important role in the community’s life, being an influential power and a ‘trend’ setter.

The frequent enemy invasions in Transylvania, starting with the Tartars in 1241, determined people to consider more efficient solutions to protect themselves, their families and most precious belongings.