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Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I spent couple of nights in Kismet Dao and it's a great hostel. All the staff are super nice and Zara the dog is a legend 😊 rooms are spacious, location is good and the welcome drink is also a plus. Breakfast is only different kinds of cereals and coffee but its included so its enough. Couple things to improve:... More 

Thank Thaikonen
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Staff are friendly and the location was perfect. Quieter section of town, yet close enough to everything. They have a nice little garden and also a social area down stairs which is a good place to relax after wandering about and hiking. Also, they give you a free drink when you come in which was very kind.

Thank Travel0sphere
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I stayed there for a night before I flew home. The staff were friendly and helpful and they even helped out to carry my big baggage. I enjoyed to cook my simple vegetable meal and have the free, good breakfast at the kitchen with the other travelers.

Thank happy281
Wiesbaden, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Kismet Dao is perfect for travelling alone as you feel at home there as soon as you enter the door! Staff are super friendly, share their experience and knowledge with you and help or advise you wherever they can! Everything is clean, the dorm rooms are spacious and bright and you have a big locker right next to your bed.... More 

Thank Hannah F
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome location, right next to the old town. The staff we're great (especially Sebastian and Livia) they gave us the best recommendations on what to do with our time, where to go, what to eat, buses and trains etc and even gave us some Europe power adapters as we didn't have any. Free beer every night too!!!

Thank chrglaze
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This hostel is fantastic. The staff are really friendly, Sebastian in particular helped us out on our first day planning our trip - pointing out what were 'must see' and what could be missed. 24 hour reception means that you can come and go as you please, staff were never grumpy. All the recommendations given to us by Sebastian and... More 

Thank Jenny A
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We arrived tired and dehydrated and on meeting Sebastian were swiftly checked in and welcomed with a really friendly reception. We dumped our bags in our room - 'Snorers' which was like stepping into our own cozy Alpine abode and headed out for food; recommended by the hostel we went into town and ate at Ciucas - it was great!... More 

Thank Fiona L
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I've been travelling all over the planet for years. I have been in Eastern Europe for the last 10 years. This hostel is one of the best. The villa is just beautiful, the rooms big with few beds, big garden, location great, friendly staff. Definetelly the best hostel in Brasov. Ramon

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Great Broughton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent and friendly staff, they are interested in making sure you have the best possible experience in Brasov and in the Hostel. The fourth night free deal is awesome and helps when you find that there is more to do in Brasov than you thought. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are also. They have the detached shower heads(the... More 

1 Thank Tyler W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice friendly staff. Free beer for each night stayed. What more can you want? Extra beers were around €1 each. Nice socialising areas, good facilities. Free breakfast with coffee. One morning pancakes were cooked. 24hr hostel supervision 👍

Thank Simon W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Simply the best valued, cleanest and cheapest hostel in Brasov. Other hostels claim many things but we actually deliver. We will beat any Brasov hostel. See it for yourself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kismet Dao Villa

Address: Strada Neagoe Basarab no.8, Brasov 500002, Romania (Formerly Elvis Villa Hostel)
Region: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Brasov County > Brasov
Price Range: $21 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Downstairs is better than upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles 590jhl, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Tiny room ( Ironically is the biggest room) If you are travelling solo this is the best way to meet lots of people.”
 of 5 bubbles MonicaNeesham, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“snorers room, really cozy and nicely decorate”
 of 5 bubbles fional182, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I like the 6 bed dorms”
 of 5 bubbles 625fedm, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Just see it for yourself!!”
 of 5 bubbles susanmF6323SX, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
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