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Art Hostel-Usually We Spend Our Time In The Garden Reviews

21/A Angel Kanchev Street, Sofia, Bulgaria

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304 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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.


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.


The place is absolutely great & the staff is amazingly friendly & helpful. One thing, however: the showers upstairs are beginning to get a bit moldy - you might want to do something about this (before it becomes really bad). Thank you for a great time!


Art Hostel had a very good vibe. The staff was very relaxed and friendly and answered any of the questions I had. They have a really cool basement bar with a ton a interesting graffiti in it and a cool garden outside to relax. It was pretty easy to meet people and a good location to the main city. The only thing I would say I didnt like was that there was a young school there at the same time of a bunch of 17 year olds so would of been better with more travelers my age. Good Hostel though.


Hostel was really great, with great staff.


Friendly staff, clean place. No lockers/storage for things in the dorm rooms.


Clean, tidy and comfortable hostel. The outdoor patio area is really nice for chilling out in and always provides a way to meet people. The staff are really helpful and they offer a good day-trip to all of the castles for a pretty reasonable price. The rooms are a great size with a locker you can fit your whole pack in. Definitely recommend!


Price wise, there are better alternatives available.However in terms of the whole package, Art Hostel seems to have an edge on it's competition.For instance the breakfast alone in worth 2 euro; it's truly a spread fit for a king.The location is also superb; 5 mins walk from the main boulevard and In terms of security, it certainly keeps the vampires at bay with multiple key doors from the street to the rooms.Alongside it's unique character and charm, it's also clean & tidy and so worth a stay!


Very nice hostel. In the heart of Sofia.


I would love to have stayed at Art Hostel where we booked however they had over booked and sent us to a little old ladies flat to stay in her spare room without warning us. The hostel looked amazing when we waited to be checked in however they then took across town and left us with the little old dear where there was no privacy. we went back

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The ho are is in the Sofia city centre, is easy to go everywhere!! Has a great atmorsphere in the garden and bar! The room are big but not so confortable! Good the shower no so good the rest room!!


Really great place with excellent staff...the atmosphere is indeed very artsy and the garden and bar are a great respite in the middle of the city.


I am travelling a lot and honestly it was the best hostel i have ever been! The staff was amazing, the garden amazing, the rooms super cool and beautiful! thanks for this experience guys, i will definitely come back!

  • 3rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I stayed 3 nights and wanted to stay longer. The garden and bar had a great atmosphere, the location is perfect, and the staff were really and friendly:) A few extra bathrooms would have been ideal and maybe some more breakfast options like fruit. I would definitely stay again.

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