Accommodations in Chisinau are surprisingly expensive and there is no shortage of €100 a night options. Most hotel prices are listed in euros but some are listed in dollars.
Hostelling is still in its infancy in Moldova. Most are relatively small and prices range from $10-20.
Retro Moldova Hostel and Funky Mamaliga Hostel seem to be the most popular. 24h reception and check-in, pick-up, friendly English speaking staff, prices around €10, discounts available.
Many people in Chisinau rent out apartments. The location and quality can vary. Many are also not very modern. It is advised to use a booking company as it may be hard to find people who speak English. Price $20-50.
Budget options are few and very basic. $30-50.
For a city of Chisinau's size there are unexpectedly few options in this range. The most known is the Best Western Plus Flowers Hotel. $80-120.
Chisinau has a plethora of hotels to splurge on, the most famous is the Leogrand Hotel and Convention Center. $150-300.
Accommodation outside Chisinau is concentrated around major touristic regions like Orhei Vechi, Saharna and Tipova. Small family-owned inns are locally known as “touristic pensions”. Most are priced lower than hotels and offer accommodation, meals and activities. A few of the better known places are Agropensiunea Butuceni and Vila Roz near Orhei Vechi; Hanul lui Hanganu near Tipova and Saharna. USD30-50