Best Bucharest Hotels Near the Train Station – Gara de Nord [2024 Update]

If you’re looking for the best hotel in Bucharest near the train station, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m sharing the best ones in today’s article – they’re cheap, nice and comfortable. Best part? Very within walking distance to the train station.

My overall best pick is MyContinental Bucuresti, which is also my all-time favorite. If you’re looking for something more budget friendly, Hello Hotels is your best choice. If you want a luxury stay, choose Orhideea Residence & Spa.

The good news about Gara de Nord is that it’s located very close to the city center.

So, by choosing a hotel near Bucharest’s train station, you’re just minutes away from the city’s central attractions and also close to the train station itself in case you need to be there quickly for a train ride.

With these in mind, let’s check out the best hotels in Bucharest close to the Gara de Nord train station!

Hello Hotels – Best budget option

We’re starting with an extremely cheap hotel that is just a few minutes of walking away from the Gara de Nord. It also has an entry to the metro basically in front of the hotel.

This is a two star hotel, but its quality is really high for the amount of stars it has, so don’t be discouraged by that if you’re on a budget!

However, the rooms are pretty small and if you value your privacy a lot and you’re not traveling alone… you might have a problem here.

In order to optimize space as much as possible, the bathroom is actually part of the main room, so you basically have the sink, shower and toilet in the same room where you sleep.

It’s true that the latter two are separated by glass walls, but there’s still not a lot of privacy left to enjoy.

But if you can get past this little problem, you’re up for a really good deal here: the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the rooms themselves are very clean and even the food that the hotel serves is good, so you can get the breakfast buffet without worries if you decide to book your stay here.

And if you want proximity to Gara de Nord, you’re right there next to it, on a budget.

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MyContinental Bucuresti – Best Choice

Mycontinental Hotel Gara De Nord - Room

I stayed here just a few months ago and I was very pleased with the high standards of this 3-star hotel. This is why I consider it the best Bucharest hotel near the train station.

The room was small, but clean and comfortable, everything was silent and I had no problem getting a solid rest during my stay.

The view wasn’t the best, but I wasn’t there for the views – I was there to be just minutes away from the train station and get a good night’s sleep. All for a fair price – and all of these boxes well ticked.

selfie in the hotels bathroom
Yours truly at MyContinental Bucuresti, and a mandatory bathroom mirror selfie.

I was surprised with the quality of the included breakfast, though: there were plenty of fresh options, and the food was delicious. Their restaurant also looks really good and I felt great there.

All in all, this is my best choice this year: it’s just a few minutes of walking away from the train station (a bit closer than Hello Hotels recommended above), it’s fairly priced and the rooms are exactly what you need to get a good night’s rest.

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Orhideea Residence & Spa – Best luxury

This is my top pick if you want a bit of luxury during your stay in Romania’s capital city, while still being close to the train station.

Because, yes, we’re talking about a really good 4 star hotel that offers accommodation in beautiful apartments. The photos above surely show you how nice the place is.

While still close to the train station, it is the farthest away on our list – but it’s really worth it if you have the budget to pamper yourself a bit.

It’s also one of the largest and best aparthotels in Bucharest and the only CO2 neutral hotel in Romania, so if you’re a nature lover, you don’t have to worry about the impact your stay will have on CO2 emissions.

Either way, we should say that the apartments offered here are really huge and delightful.

Some offer a kitchenette with an oven, while others come with a terrace or balcony offering great views over the city. The hotel’s restaurant itself offers some great views over the city as well!

And since we’re talking about the restaurant, I should mention that there’s a really good breakfast included in the price – one that I am sure everybody will enjoy.

The food here is absolutely yummy and you risk getting back home with a few extra pounds.

But the hotel itself has a great spa on site, with a really nice indoor pool available for its guests (make sure you choose a room with Spa access when you book your stay!)

There’s massage there, hammam, a nice gym and even a salt room. In other words, you have a lot of things to do to enjoy your stay in Bucharest without getting out of the hotel!

And the rooms offer a real treat as well! They are large, clean, decorated with taste and you’ll feel just like home if you stay here.

It is true, it’s pricier than the other hotels on our list, but if you can afford it, it’s the best pick for sure!

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The Embassy Nord

Such a beautiful hotel like this one makes you think that it’s a bit more expensive than the average… and it is.

But still cheap by Western standards and definitely a top choice. It’s actually one of the top picks in Bucharest by (at the moment of writing) – so you know you’re up for a perfect stay here.

The rooms are huge and modern, with high quality furniture and attention to details.

They might be considered a bit too colorful by some, but I personally like them that way. It’s a hotel with personality and you can see that in each of its rooms.

Plus, it’s just 500 meters away from the train station! So it’s right there where you want it to be.

Just make sure that you specify, when booking, that you don’t want one of the top floors as those are accessible by stairs only. It’s not a big problem if you don’t have a lot of suitcases, but going up the stairs with them is no fun!

All in all, this is a hotel that you must consider for your stay in Bucharest if you want to be close to the train station.

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Ave Hotel Victoriei

This one’s a bit farther away from the train station, but easily accessible by bus. You can even walk to it if you’re not carrying a lot of luggage and you don’t mind the 10-15 minutes walk, depending on your own pace.

This is a very small hotel located on a super-quiet street and glued to a cheap restaurant, but with amazing food.

Which is very good, because the hotel itself doesn’t have a restaurant! But it does offer a kitchen with a microwave oven, so you’re still covered if you don’t want to eat at any of the nearby restaurants and you don’t mind putting your cooking skills to a test.

Being a 3 star hotel, it offers better quality rooms while keeping the prices very low.

Combining that with the fact that it’s centrally located, you actually get a really good deal from Ave Hotel Victoriei and you’re still close to the train station.

The rooms are decently sized and the furniture is new and clean, with Ikea-type furniture and nice decorations to make you feel as welcome as possible.

Some rooms have an electric fireplace that makes things look even better, while other rooms have a Jacuzzi in the bathroom. Great stuff!

So if you don’t mind not being right next to the train station – but still close – you’re getting a really good deal from this hotel!

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ambient guest house room
ambient guest house bathroom

This is actually a guest house that was recently opened. As a result, everything inside if fresh and new and good looking, with that nice feeling that you’re in a house and not a hotel.

The rooms are large and air conditioned, clean and silent. And, very important to me: the owners and staff are extremely nice and make you feel great as a customer (which is rare in Bucharest, unfortunately).

The Ambient guest house is within walking distance to the train station and highly recommended.

Most likely, this will become my top choice – if it manages to keep the high quality of their service for a longer period of time.

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As you can see, you have plenty of solid options when it comes to really good hotels close to the Bucharest train station.

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In truth, depending on your budget, you should only choose between my top three recommendations. But if you want more options for some reason, you have a few more.

In case it’s not the train station you want to be very close to, I’ve also written an article on the best hotels close to the Bucharest Airport, as well as one listing my top choices in the city center.

Have you stayed in any of my recommended hotels? I would love to hear what you think about them.

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7 thoughts on “Best Bucharest Hotels Near the Train Station – Gara de Nord [2024 Update]”

  1. Calin:
    What, no Hiltons??? Ha, ha!
    Never really understood how ****
    are assigned.
    I learned one thing–avoid hotels
    where flight crews stay. They tend
    to be really noisy.
    Do you stay with mother-in-law when
    you are in Bucharest? Hope so,
    to save your Lei.;-)
    Are there long-stay options–not necessarily
    in Bucharest–but in general in Romania?
    Might need to use one, while searching for
    more permanent digs.
    Bye bye, Technicolor trees…;-)

    • There’s Hilton too, but not close to the train station and not too friendly for the budget either. As for the longer stays, I think that the best bet is AirBnb as you usually get to interact with your host as well and get some valuable advice from a local.

      Regarding the stars, I am sure that the size of the room matters, as well as what’s offered when you get there. Definitely having an open space bathroom next to your bed doesn’t help :))

      And yes, whenever I get to Bucharest I am staying with my mother in law so that works very well cost-wise.

  2. The residence and spa looks great, as does the Hello hotel. It would definitely be convenient as the train station takes you everywhere in the country. We used it to get to Peles castle with you and of course our weekend getaway to Brasov was also from there. It’s funny how so many places name their train stations North. Ours is Estacion Nord here too.

    • I’m sure you’d love the spa experience at the last recommendation! 🙂 And yes, it seems that many cities decided to build their train station in the North – although I always wondered if they’re indeed in the North or not :))

  3. Hello Teil,

    We’ve had much worse in terms of cold weather and fortunately the cold wave seems to be over now. The ski resorts have enjoyed great deals of snow and still do – it will probably be a while before winter sports fans won’t have a place to practice 🙂

    Kevin is enjoying life in Romania, but unfortunately I don’t think he has the time for writing an update about his time in Romania. But he’s doing well for sure! 🙂


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