Kismet Dao Hostel

As of February 2011, Kismet Dao Hostel moved to a new location on Neagoe Basarab street #8 in the historical center of Brasov. Founded in 2001 we are the first and best hostel in Brasov, committed to providing all our guests with the highest level of quality and reliability in every aspect of your stay with us.

A new location in the historical center of Brasov
A new location in the historical center of Brasov

Our new dead-center location in the Old Town means we are conveniently closer to everything by foot:

  • 5 minutes to Republicii street (where virtually everything happens),
  • 7 minutes to Piata Sfatului (the main square) and the Black Church,
  • 2 minutes to all the conveniences such as supermarket "Star" and the central post office.

"Way of Fate"

Kismet is actually an English word meaning “fate”, adopted from Arabic. Dao (or Tao) means “the way”. Daoism is an ancient Chinese philosophy. The basic eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is the source of being, non-being, and change is the Dao. Put the two together and you have Kismet Dao, the “Way of Fate”.

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