Welcome to Crazy Duck!

Your new home in Bucharest


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    OUR RECEPTION Come as a guest , leave as a friend

    Here at Crazy Duck Hostel you have 24 h/day open reception. Our staff can provide you information regarding the points of interest inside

    Bucharest and free maps of the downtown area. Bucharest walking tours and bike tours as well as touristic bus tickets can be booked from reception desk. Also we can provide you information about nearby attractions in Romania such as Prahova Valley, Bran Castle, Romanian Sea Shore resorts, The Danube Delta and help you with reservations for 1-3 days excursions.
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    OUR KITCHEN Fully equipped for your needs

    We love late mornings ! This means that you had a great time during night in Bucharest Old Town. Do you know that different

    travel magazine consider Bucharest the new capital of fun in Europe ? So, after a hard night we are waiting you with a strong morning coffee from the house. In our kitchen you have electric stove, microwave oven, toaster, espresso machine and a nice place to sit and eat.
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    THE BEER GARDEN Our secret corner

    If it is summer let’s stay outside for a beer or two. In our garden you can find a nice corner to relax with your new friends.  

    And don’t forget ! Our free WIFI cover all the hostel and garden. You can connect with your facebook friends from everywhere for free !
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    THE RECREATION ROOM All about having goodtime

    What about our recreation room ? Feel free to socialize with your new friends ! You have a custom design room for a lot of fun. Try our Smart TV

    connected at Internet or listen to some music from your I phone or Android using our music deck. Also you can find a lot of nice books and some funny games.
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    LAUNDRY SERVICE If you need, we have

    Need to clean your laundry ? Just ask at the reception desk. For a small fee you can have your clothes wash and dry.

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    BIKE PARKING So what?

    Do you have a bike ? OK , we have a parking for it ! For free ! If you don’t have a bike but need one we can arrange a rental at decent price.

Crazy Duck Hostel in Bucharest! Cozy 3* accomodation

Staying in our hostel gives you the opportunity to explore Bucharest in the very best way. We are located in downtown, in a quiet, nice area, close to every main points of interest: Revolution Square (5 min walking), Cismigiu Park (3min walking), Magheru Blvd. (7 min walking), Old Town Area (20 min walking). You are close to subway station Eroilor (M1) and tram / bus station.

Our hostel in Bucharest has 3 double rooms (with queen size bed, TV , WIFI, lockers, en suite bathroom) and 5 quad rooms (with bunk beds, WIFI, lockers, en suite bathroom). For larger groups (6-8) we can connect 2 quad rooms – ask for group price.

All about Bucharest – Hometown of Crazy Duck

Stroll through more than 500 years of history from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula to the “golden era” of communism and the ’89 Revolution and unravel the stories of old and new Bucharest.

Find a fascinating town with a vibrant nightlife, one of the best Old City among European capitals, lot of museums, art galleries and interesting architecture. Discover this city by your own feet , riding a bike or using the Bucharest touristic bus.

Book now the best hostel in Bucharest !


Our Rooms

Cozy 3* Hostel

  • Single Room #1

  • Single Room #2


Single Room

Cozy rooms with street view, double queensize bed, en suite bathroom with shower, central heating, cable LCD TV, lockers with individual key, free WIFI coverage

  • Double Room #1


Double Room

Cozy rooms with street view, double queensize bed, en suite bathroom with shower, central heating, cable LCD TV, lockers with individual key, free WIFI coverage

  • Quad Room #1

  • Quad Room #2


Quad Room

Nice rooms with garden view, 4 bunk beds, en suite bathroom with shower, central heating, lockers with individual key, free WIFI coverage

  • Family Double #1

  • Family Double #2


Family Double (2 – 4 pers)

Big family double room with 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds suitable for families with children or 2 – 4 adults. Room has private bathroom with shower, central heating, lockers with individual key, free WIFI.




Best Hostel in Bucharest

Bucharest Highlights

Must-see attractions in the city

House of the Free Press

(Casa Presei Libere)

Address: Piata Presei Libere 1 (map)

An impressive edifice standing in the northern part of the city, since 1956,

Casa Scanteii (as it is still universally known) was designed by architect

Horia Maicu. There is no doubt that the building is a smaller replica of the Lomonosov University in Moskow – Russia (inaugurated in 1953).

Between 1956 and 1989, the House of the Free Press housed almost all of Romania’s capital printing presses and headquarters of print media companies.

Today, it carries out much the same function but the southern wing is

now the home of the Bucharest Stock Exchange.

The Arch of Triumph

Bucharest – The Arch of Triumph(Arcul de Triumf)

Address: Piata Arcul de Triumf (map)


Initially built of wood in 1922 to honor the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in World War I, Bucharest’s very own Arc de Triomphe was

finished in Deva granite in 1936. Designed by the architect, Petre Antonescu, the Arc stands 85 feet high.

An interior staircase allows visitors to climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city. The sculptures decorating the structure were created

by leading Romanian artists, including Ion Jalea, Constantin Medrea and Constantin Baraschi.

Cantacuzino Palace

(Palatul Cantacuzino)

Address: Calea Victoriei 141 (map)

Admission charge

Grigore Cantacuzino was thought to be one of Romania’s wealthiest citizens in 1899. As Prime Minister, it was his wish to have the most

elegant residence in Bucharest. Using the designs of architect Ion Berindei, the Cantacuzino Palace was built between 1898 and 1900 in eclectic

French style. Combining a neoclassical architectural style with art nouveau elements, it features wrought iron balconies, tall arched

windows and a porte-cochere (an elegant wrought-iron doorway) flanked by two lions. Today, the palace houses the George Enescu Museum

National Bank of Romania

(Banca Nationala a României)

Address: Str. Lipscani 25 (map)

The National Bank of Romania (BNR) stands on the site of one of the most famous buildings in Romania: the Hanul Serban Voda, which from 1678 until 1883 was the home of various institutions ranging from a pub to an inn to a girl’s dormitory! After two fires gutted the building, however, the land was leveled and in 1883, work began on the BNR, completed to the designs of French architects Cassien Bernard and Albert Galleron in 1885. Built in neoclassical French style, the building boasts a facade with Corinthian columns and an enormous central banking hall. The passing of time has left its marks on the building, but it remains a classic worthy of admiration.

Revolution Square

(Piata Revolutiei)

Address: Piața Revoluției (map)

The square gained worldwide notoriety when TV stations around the globe broadcasted Nicolae Ceausescu’s final moments in power on December 21, 1989. It was here, at the balcony of the former Communist Party Headquarters, that Ceausescu stared in disbelief as the people gathered in the square below turned on him. He fled the angry crowd in his white helicopter, only to be captured outside of the city a few hours later.

The square’s importance stretches back long before the dramatic events of the 1989 Revolution. On the far side of the square stands the former Royal Palace, now home to the National Art Museum, the stunning Romanian Athenaeum and the historic Athenee Palace Hotel. At the south end of the square, you can visit the small, but beautiful, Kretzulescu Church.

The Romanian Athenaeum

(Ateneul Roman)

Address: Str. Benjamin Franklin 1 (map)

Tel: (21) 315.00.26 or 315.25.67


The work of French architect Albert Galleron, who also designed the National Bank of Romania, the Athenaeum was completed in 1888, financed almost entirely with money donated by the general public. One of the preeminent public fundraising campaigns ever in Romania, the “Give a penny for the Athenaeum” campaign saved the project after the original patrons ran out of funds. With its high dome and Doric columns, the Athenaeum resembles an ancient temple.

Lipscani District

(Lipscani, Centrul Vechi)


Perhaps the city’s unique charm can be best observed in the area known as Lipscani, which consists of a jumble of streets between Calea Victoriei, Blvd. Bratianu, Blvd. Regina Elisabeta and the Dambovita River. A once-glamorous residential area, the old city centre is now slowly being refashioned into an upscale neighborhood.

At the beginning of 1400s, most merchants and craftsmen – Romanian, Austrian, Greek, Bulgarian, Serbian, Armenian and Jewish – established their stores and shops in this section of the city. Soon, the area became known as Lipscani, named for the many German traders from Lipsca or Leiptzig. Other streets took on the names of various old craft communities and guilds, such as Blanari (furriers), Covaci (blacksmiths), Gabroveni (knife makers) and Cavafii Vechii (shoe-makers). The mix of nationalities and cultures is reflected in the mishmash of architectural styles, from baroque to neoclassical to art nouveau.

Parliament Palace

(Palatul Parlamentului)

Address: Calea 13 Septembrie 1, Intrarea A3 (map)

Tel: (21) 311.36.11

Hours: Mon. – Sun.

10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission charge

(English guided tour available)

Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace (formerly known as the People’s Palace) is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. It took 20,000 workers and 700 architects to build. The palace boasts 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, a 328-ft-long lobby and four underground levels, including an enormous nuclear bunker.

The Palace of Parliament it is the world’s second-largest office building in surface (after the Pentagon) and the third largest in volume (after Cape Canaveral in the U.S. and the Great Pyramid in Egypt)

The crystal chandelier in the Human Rights Hall (Sala Drepturilor Omului) weighs 2.5 tons. Some of the chandeliers have as many as 7,000 light bulbs

When construction started in 1984, the dictator intended it to be the headquarters of his government. Today, it houses Romania’s Parliament and serves as an international conference centre. Built and furnished exclusively with Romanian materials, the building reflects the work of the country’s best artisans.

A guided tour takes visitors through a small section of dazzling rooms, huge halls and quarters used by the Senate (when not in session). The interior is a luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, stained-glass windows and floors covered in rich carpets.



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