We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Freeborn Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Freeborn Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 83: English reviews
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
189 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time in freeborn hostel. The owner is always there, chatting with people and making sure everyone is ok. Very nice guy, and his mom too! Very cool vibe and nice decoration. We slept well. The only downside is you need to pay for a towel (i would prefer to pay a euro more for the bed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Josianne D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Booked to stay in September. Needed to add an extra night however the main hostel was full so I was moved to a room in the center of town. The room was fine, clean and quiet. Had kitchen facilities. However being a fragment it was quite quiet, it didn't have the atmosphere of the main hostel. The location was great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amy W
Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Really nice hostel in a wonderful area, walking distance to the main square and anything you need! Lovely owner and his mother is nice too. Nice residential building, so it's quiet at night and the rooms are nice and homely. Only downside is it was very hot in our room in Summer, but for the price, aircon wasn't expected.

Helpful?
Thank Marty W
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Good location with potential to be a fantastic hostel. The owner of the hostel rents the building so has added multiple bathrooms in the courtyard making the facility:guest ratio high. Decently clean and organized. Nice little court yard that is great for hanging out with other guests, However not past 9pm really as the neighbours complain. Raul the owner is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vanessa M
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly I will start with the location, it is on a quiet street but walking to the centre of the city takes less than 5 minutes. The showers are great, the beds are comfy and we love have the privacy of curtains when you sleep. There is a well equipped kitchen for cooking anything you like. The outside area with... More 

Helpful?
Thank colby08
Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Location of this hostel is great, in the middle of Timisoara. It has a really nice terrace, living room, few showers, washing machine... Staff was very friendly and helpful! Great recommendation! Greetings from Serbia! :)

Helpful?
1 Thank DamjanVucic
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
76 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is what a nice cozy hostel can be for me. Just stayed in Freeborn hostel for a night, but immediately I was treated like a friend. The guy owning the place (Raul) is super gentle and friendly, will give you hundreds of tips and maybe challenging you at ping pong. The first thing you see when you enter the... More 

Helpful?
Thank lupin83
Uppsala, Sweden
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed in the Freeborn Hostel for 2 nights! It is a small, cozy hostel! Raul and his mom were very nice people! They offered good suggestions and also helped renting a car! The environment was quite good as well! Thanks a lot!

Helpful?
Thank AndreMH_1987
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Lovely hostel, with two locations within a 5 minute walk of each other. The new location is even more in the centrum of the old town. The owner and the hosts are also trying to help you out with whatever you might need. If I were really picky I'd say that it takes like 2 minutes before you get hot... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stef W
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The garden is an oasis smack in the center of Timisoara! Great place to chill! Raul, the owner, is a great guy! Its true!!! Laughed together so many times! Had a blast!!! Our room was so cool, amazing art on the walls!! Everything was clean and just perfect!

Helpful?
Thank MilMbG

40 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (20)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Timisoara hotels
0.3 km away
Timisoara Hotel
Timisoara Hotel
#4 of 49 in Timisoara
331 reviews
1.0 km away
NH Timisoara
NH Timisoara
#1 of 49 in Timisoara
265 reviews
0.7 km away
Savoy Hotel
Savoy Hotel
#5 of 49 in Timisoara
139 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Central Hotel
Central Hotel
#11 of 49 in Timisoara
123 reviews
0.4 km away
North Star Continental Resort
0.2 km away
Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
#25 of 49 in Timisoara
40 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A cozy and friendly hostel in the city center of Timisoara, where you can feel at home and among friends. Events and daily surprises, like boxing day on Nintendo Wii, will make your stay a memorable one! Fully equipped kitchen, offering free tea and coffee, a lounge area where you can watch a movie on demand, or play a game on Nintendo Wii, fast Wi-Fi, and helpful and a friendly staff who will go beyond the line of duty to help you with everything you require! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Freeborn Hostel

Address: Strada Patriarh Cristea Miron 3 | Ap.1, Timisoara 300029, Romania
Region: Romania > Transylvania > Western Romania > Timis County > Timisoara
Price Range: €10 - €30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Freeborn Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Freeborn Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Smaller room was nicer”
 of 5 bubbles 710martyw, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It's a hostel. So If you really need some privacy, request a private room. They are lovely aswel.”
 of 5 bubbles 794stefw, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Bring flip flops because the best showers are in the other building”
 of 5 bubbles 472marijnh, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“any dorm room is a great chooice, just pick your favorite colour, or price you wanna pay...”
 of 5 bubbles Ivicaaaa, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“amazing place and staff”
 of 5 bubbles 964andrad, 17 May 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay