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Staying with locals in private homes...?

Possible to stay in Rom. countryside with locals, and how do I do it?
15 years ago, March 16th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #30034  
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I'm just wondering about the accomodation situation in Romania. I'm heading there with my girlfriend for two weeks beginning in the first week of April. I was wondering if I need to pre book all the hostels beforehand or wether it's safe enough to arrive early in a city like Arad, Bucharest and Sibiu with just a map and some addresses?

! particularly hope to stay in some of the smaller villages. I'd prefer to give my money to a local economy rather than throw it at the larger hostels and hotels in around the capital. Has anyone any idea how I, if at all possible, can arrange a room for the night or two with locals in private homes? If anyone has any useful advice or experience, please help me!

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15 years ago, March 17th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #30123  
Hello Irishman 😊

I was in Romania a couple of times and never booked anything. I was able to find accomodation in every town without any trouble. But when u can book hostels on the internet these days why not do it.

I stayed in a private house once. Somebody I met invited me to stay with her at her parents house. I dont know if there is an organisation which can set u up with places to stay in private houses. Maybe just arrive in the villages and ask if there is anyone who can put u up. I know a guy who used to do that because he was on an even too low a budget to stay at hostels. People would let him stay at their house for even cheaper than the hostel. But I have not been to Romania for 10 years. ......

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15 years ago, March 17th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #30124  
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That's great to hear, I suppose my best option would be to stay in a hostel for the first few days but ask around while I have some security.

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