Budget my trip

Bucharest is a budget-friendly destination, with lots of affordable options. Many of the major international hotel chains have establishments in Bucharest, but there are plenty of independent, cheaper options, from hostels to pensions.

🛏️ Price / night*:

  • Hostels: from €7 / night
  • Hotels: from €40 / night
  • Apartments: from €30 / night
  • Luxury hotels: from €190 / night

*Please note that rates may increase closer to the tournament. Book early for the best deals.

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We’ve partnered up with Booking.com to help you find the perfect accommodation for your budget and travel needs.

💰 Hostels

There’s no shortage of backpacker options in Bucharest. It’s perfect for those travelling on a budget who are looking to mingle and party with other friends. Bucharest has 42 flexible and affordable hostels listed on Booking.com.

💰💰 Hotels

There’s limited availability of traditional mid-range hotels in Bucharest’s centre, so be quick and pick your preferred stay on Booking.com.

💰💰 Rental Apartments

Rental apartments are a more popular form of accommodation in Bucharest than hotels. Staying at one of Booking.com’s 1,540-plus apartments in Bucharest is an ideal way to feel at home before and after the match.

💰💰💰 Luxury 5-star hotels

This is the city in which to experience some genuine luxury at an affordable price, so if you fancy turning your UEFA EURO 2020 trip into a luxurious retreat, Booking.com has more than ten 5-star accommodations in Bucharest.

Top Booking Tips

Let me give you a top tip:

Keep in mind the accommodation’s cancellation policies if you’re booking well in advance – it’s worth reading all the small print.

1. Policy

Before booking, be sure to read up on the accommodation’s policy – simply scroll to the “House rules” at the bottom of the individual accommodation descriptions on Booking.com’s website.

2. Check the number of guests

Adding an extra guest to your accommodation may result in additional costs. Be sure to know the final number of people staying before you confirm your booking.

3. Check in and check out

For smooth travels, be aware of your accommodation’s check-in and check-out policies. You may also be eligible for a late check-out if you’re a member of Booking.com’s loyalty programme, Genius.

4. Additional costs

Room prices may vary depending on city/VAT taxes. Extra bedding, towels, accommodation activities and facilities may also occur additional costs.

5. Credit cards / deposits

Double check if your accommodation properties accept credit cards, require a deposit or an upfront payment.


Bucharest is a cultural melting pot – once called “Little Paris”, the city’s streets are lined with French style buildings, but it’s also heavily influenced by its Slavic neighbours. We’ve broken down the city into five main options of where to stay and why.

For those eager to be close to the action, the area around Piata Muncii station may be a good choice. Booking.com has a healthy collection of rental apartments located in the area, but demand will be high – so be quick.

Bucharest is a city of contrasts, full of sumptuous 19th-century buildings and brutalist architecture. To easily appreciate all of the distinguished attractions, stay in the northern part of Sector 4, next to the Old Town. After the game, you can visit the medieval ruins of the Old Court and weave between palatial buildings, stopping at elegant boutiques. Booking.com has over 170 properties located in Bucharest’s Sector 4.

The journey from the northern part of Sector 4 to National Arena takes approximately 60 minutes by public transport.

The Old Town is the epicentre of Bucharest nightlife, with a wide selection of restaurants, breweries, bars and clubs to get the celebrations going. You’ll find everything from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels in this area.

The journey from Old Town to the stadium takes about 30 minutes by public transport.

Contrary to other European cities, finding an affordable place to stay near Bucharest airport is comparatively easy. If you’re only flying in for one match and won’t have time to explore the city, you can stay in one of the hotels right outside the terminals, or in the Baneasa neighbourhood, which is a ten-minute taxi ride away. Check Booking.com to see all available options. Be aware Henri Coanda Airport is located north of Bucharest and travel to the city centre takes about 30 minutes.

The journey from Baneasa to the stadium takes approximately one hour.

For families or anyone who prefers a relaxed trip, stay in Tineretului. Here you’ll find plenty to keep the whole family entertained, from the city’s oldest shopping complex (Bucharest Mall) to the idyllic Tineretului Park. Good public transport connections are the cherry on the cake. Booking.com has over 480 properties located in this area.

The journey to the stadium takes approximately 45 minutes by public transport.