Private rentals apartments are more popular than staying in hotels here in Chisinau.
1. More personal and more freedom, all home comfort.
2. Hotels are very expensive and mostly with old 'Soviet' equipment, curtains, carpets, beds and lift ... but European / American prices
>> Go on the Internet 'google' and type "rent apartment Chisinau directly from owner" and you will find enough of them.
>> Look for good pictures and descriptions for each apartment and ask first 2 or 3 times information by email
>> Look for a good location and most of all on which level it is (a lot of them cheaper but on 4th or 5th level and NO LIFT)
>> Ask at least 30 -45days ahead so you also can book apex air-tickets and thus travel cheaper
>> Note that through agencies, prices are offered more expensiv then they really are: they include 5 and 15€ per day commission. So try to include in internet search: "rent apartment Chisinau directly from owner" (be aware f.e . CVS.md tells no commission but owners have to pay 100-300€ per apartment per year to be on site)
EXAMPLE OF GOOD APARTMENTS:
Type in search: Puskin 30-17 (for a 2 bedroom apartment )or cel mare 64-15 (for a one bedroom flat) or just go to www.chisinau-moldova.com
Go to the bazar to by the fresh local vegatables, meat, cheese and fruit and prepare your own dishes. Don't forget to buy the FRESH MILK and SMINTANA from the 'babushkas' on the street corners of the bazars .................... ENJOY during the day the fresh products before drinking some of the good local vodka - cognac - beer - wine in a bar ...