Popcorn Hostel operates on a self-check-in system.
You can only contact the staff and reception by phone or message at +40 727 672 676 (SMS, WhatsApp, Viber, Signal, Telegram) between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm.
There are 5 mandatory rules that must be followed.
Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate eviction from the hostel, regardless of the time, and cancellation of the reservation without a refund.
1. Send a copy of your ID before entering the hostel’s courtyard!
Please submit a copy of your European ID or passport prior to entering the hostel premises, not later than 10 pm on check-in day. This is applicable to both guests and their companions.
To ensure the safety of everyone, do not share your door code or allow unauthorized individuals to enter. If someone attempts to enter with you, kindly ask them to call the number displayed on the gate.
Stay vigilant for possible intruders who might try to enter alongside you. If such a situation occurs, notify the reception immediately. Please note, failure to report such incidents may result in you being considered an accomplice and dealt with accordingly. Let’s work together to ensure everyone’s safety!
2. Do not disturb the hostel guests or neighbors!
- Respect the peace and quiet of all hostel guests and our neighbors. Please use headphones for listening to music at all times.
- Strict quiet hours are from 10 pm to 9 am. During these hours, refrain from phone calls in the dormitory, hallways, or bathrooms due to the thin walls. The ground floor lobby is available for phone calls.
- No noise, including loud talking or laughter, is allowed in the courtyard and surrounding areas during quiet hours as mandated by law.
- Please note, any disturbances during quiet hours will be reported to the police without prior notice. If the disturbance is reported by hostel staff, the instigator will be responsible for the fine. Let’s maintain a peaceful environment for everyone!
3. Smoking, food, and alcohol are prohibited in sleeping areas.
- Smoking, food, and alcohol are not allowed in the sleeping areas. Kitchen items such as glasses, cutlery, or dishes should remain in the kitchen.
- Food should be stored in the kitchen or refrigerators and non-alcoholic drinks in the dormitory are only permitted in tightly sealed containers.
- For the comfort of all guests, heavily intoxicated individuals are not permitted in the hostel. If anyone vomits anywhere other than the toilet bowl, a cleaning fee of 300 lei will apply.
- Smoking is only permitted on the balcony with the door closed or in the courtyard. Smoking anywhere else, including at windows or bathrooms, is strictly forbidden. Violation of this rule will result in police involvement, a minimum fine of 500 lei, and cancellation of your reservation. Let’s maintain a clean and comfortable environment for everyone!
4. Keep the place tidy and clean.
- Please help keep the hostel tidy and clean. Store your belongings, particularly valuables, in the closet and maintain a clean dormitory space.
- Avoid using strong-smelling products like deodorant or perfume in the bedroom; the bathroom is available for this purpose.
- In common areas like the kitchen and bathroom, clean up after yourself promptly. This includes washing your dishes immediately after eating and not leaving food or other items on the table.
- Please note, Popcorn Hostel cannot be held responsible for items that are lost or stolen on the premises. Let’s contribute to a clean and orderly environment for all guests to enjoy!
5. If you steal, we will call the police.
- Respect the belongings of others and the hostel’s property. Theft of any kind, whether it’s food, personal care items, valuables, or hostel property, will result in the police being called and a criminal case opened.
- Please note, this also applies to food taken from the refrigerator or kitchen without permission.
- The hostel provides hand soap, shower gel, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, sponges, popcorn, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, and purified water for free. Everything else belongs to someone and should not be taken without the owner’s consent. Let’s respect each other’s belongings and maintain a trusting environment!
You need to know:
- Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
- Prior to entering Popcorn Hostel, it’s mandatory to submit a copy of your ID or passport for all individuals. Failure to do so may result in loss of reservation without a refund.
- If you’ve booked through Booking.com, please upload a copy of your ID to your account. For reservations made through the Popcorn Hostel website, send your ID via email, WhatsApp, Viber, Signal, or Telegram.
- Your assigned bed will be ready for use after 2:00 PM on the check-in day.
- Early check-in is available for an additional fee of 30 lei per person if you wish to use the hostel lobby as a waiting room between 8 am-2 pm. Please notify us in advance.
- For a cost-free waiting room, you can use the one at the Gara de Nord.
- To access the dormitory before the check-in time, you must have paid for the previous day. Let’s ensure a smooth and efficient check-in process for all guests!
- Check-out must be completed by 11 am, with you and your luggage vacated from the dormitory.
- At 10:30 am, we will begin to collect linens from guests checking out. By 11 am, any unclaimed belongings in the unlocked lockers will be considered abandoned and become the property of the hostel for security reasons.
- You are welcome to use the ground floor lobby as a waiting room at no extra cost until 12 pm. If you wish to remain in the hostel after 12 pm, there’s an additional fee of 30 lei per person until 6 pm. Please inform the reception by 12 pm. To stay past 6 pm, you’ll need to pay for an additional night.
- Alternatively, you can use the Gara de Nord waiting room at no extra cost. Let’s ensure a smooth check-out process and respect the incoming guests!
Before Check-in: You can leave your luggage in a designated locker at the entrance from 8 am onwards. Each visit to drop off luggage is limited to 5 minutes. If you require storage earlier than 8 am, you can use the paid service at Gara de Nord.
After Check-out: You can store your luggage in the special locker at the entrance for free until 6 pm on the day of check-out.
For storage after 6 pm, there’s an additional fee of 10 lei per bag per day until 6 pm the following day. Any period beyond this is considered an extra day and will be charged accordingly.
Payment for luggage storage should be made in advance by contacting the reception before 12 pm on the check-out day.
At 6 pm, any unclaimed luggage in the unlocked lockers will be considered abandoned and become the property of the hostel. For security reasons, they will be removed from the hostel courtyard. Let’s manage our belongings responsibly and respect the space for all guests!
- On Mondays, refrigerators are cleaned. Unmarked items or those dated after the check-out day will be discarded.
- On Tuesdays, kitchen cabinets are cleaned with the same policy applied.
- Daily cleaning follows a specific schedule, starting at 9 am in the kitchen and areas inaccessible to guests, concluding at 2 pm when check-in begins. Due to this schedule, no exceptions can be made for early check-ins or late check-outs.
- Bedrooms are aired between 11 am and 2 pm. While we understand the needs of long-stay guests, cleaning, vacuuming, and airing out must be completed by 2 pm.
- Cooking dishes should not be stored in the fridge. Instead, transfer food to a container, label it with your name and departure date, and then place it in the fridge. Unmarked items are considered communal. Clean your cooking dishes immediately after use. Label any bags or bottles left in the kitchen or fridges, otherwise they are available for communal use.
- Laundry service is available for an additional charge of 50 lei, which covers a 9kg washing machine load, a 9kg dryer load, and organic detergent. Popcorn Hostel is not responsible for any damage during washing. Guests are responsible for sorting and checking pocket contents. Payment is required in advance. Let’s maintain cleanliness and order for the comfort of all guests!