The old Lady who runs the place speaks romanian only, but understands allmost everthing. Lots of information on the wall and good atmosphere.
Cobwobs Hostel is the ONLY hostel in Sighetu Marmatiei! No matter what other people tell you, any other "hostels" are outside the town in the surrounding countryside, and staying in one would mean you missed out on everything Sighet has to offer. You need freedom to explore this town at your own pace, so you owe it to yourself to stay in the center.
Cobwobs Hostel is located at the east end of the town center, in a huge house that has been divided, duplex-style, into a hostel and the living quarters of the family (an English man and his Romanian wife) who run the hostel. The hostel is at once rustic and contemporary- comfortable beds in clean rooms on one hand, hot water that comes from a wood stove on the other. I only met the English half of the couple, but he provided invaluable information about the town and surrounding areas, and made great efforts to make a stay at Cobwobs comfortable (for example, why don't ALL hostels follow Cobwobs' lead and post weather forecasts in the lobby?). The lobby of the hostel also has tons of information about local events and activities, and literally gives you a day-by-day rundown of what to do in town (for example, there are great tips to keep you occupied on Mondays, when all the museums are closed). The hostel is surrounded by a pleasant garden and is very quiet, but it's close enough to all the attractions in the city center never to feel isolated or inconvenient.
For budget travelers in Sighetu Marmatiei, Cobwobs Hostel should be the ONLY choice for accommodation!
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