Romania is well-wired, and the majority of hotels, above a basic pension or guestroom, invariably offer some form of internet access, normally wi-fi, for you to use with your own laptop, smartphone or tablet device.
Many bars, cafes and restaurants offer free wi-fi for customers, though the strength and reliability of the signal can vary considerably. McDonald's and KFC outlets nationwide offer free wi-fi for customers.
Finding a Computer
Finding a computer to use for a few minutes of internet access has gotten harder as many hotels have dropped the former practice of making a computer terminal available for guests.
- Larger hotels will sometimes have a 'business centre', though this may incur an added fee.
- The situation with internet cafes is much the same. As more Romanians purchase their own computers, the number of internet cafes has dropped.
- Internet cafes normally charge 4 to 6 lei per hour.
- Other options include the tourist information offices, which may have a terminal available for a few minutes of gratis surfing, or the local library.