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21/A Angel Kanchev Street, Sofia, Bulgaria

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319 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Located in one of the coolest little enclaves of the center/ Sofia uni area. The art is cool, you get breakfast, and there's the hip bar downstairs with comfy couches where some locals hang out. However, the thudding sounds from the bar downstairs does come up to the bedrooms. Not too bad, but something to keep in mind if that might bother you. There are lots of brochures about activities/hostels both in Bulgaria and elsewhere in the Balkans. Bathrooms might be inadequate during busy season.


staff service is swift and friendly, and breakfast plentiful. the best thing about the bar downstairs is that it is not only frequented by hostel guests; plenty of locals drop in too, which gives you a chance to have more interesting talks about sofia (and bulgaria) than the average "what to do, what to see" thing that you tend to get with other foreigners. the perfect place to spend a week in a snowy, off-season sofia (though i guess it would be equally perfect in summer).


It was a very warming experience. Rock and Roll! :)

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Macedonia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really well located hostel, with friendly staff and awesome atmosphere! truly worth your money!


Party in the basement bar (which is really nice!) all weekend long. Nearly no possibility to sleep. Everything looks nice, a lot of painting but that doesn't help you getting enough sleep for discovering the city. Nice and helpfull staff though.


Awesome hostel in the heart of Sofia. The art and atmosphere of the hostel was truly one of kind unique. It reminded me a lot of the ruin bars in Budapest. The bar downstairs was a great place as well, similar decor and a true locals bar, great for meeting local Sofia-ites. If you want a unique hostel experience, then the Art Hostel is your place!


There should be a 'atmosphere level: have no words'. It's a home abroad, music, friendship, art... a place where you feel confortable and easy going, a point where rest your mind and let your soul wander. Amazing.


Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great live music the night we stayed also!


Looked like a nice place. No complaints.


... just very relaxed and friendly atmosphere ... we will com back!

  • 19th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great place, close to bars and restaurants!


Art Hostel is definitely a party hostel and a place to meet travelers. It is close to city sights but using public transport is best to use if one doesn't like to walk too far.


Rooms was stinking like damp. Location is excellent.

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