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Hostel Mostel Reviews

2A Makedonia Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria

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3103 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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The hostel is ok but I took a private room and the location is 5 minutes walking from the main quarters. The staff is helpful during the day time but not the night time, it's very hard to find them. Whereas it's 24hours Location is OK, you have many shops near the hostel. The train station is 20min walking.


Perfect hostel! Nothing wrong to say about it! Best atmosphere and nice pubcrawl!


There is a significant difference between staying in the hostel and in the private rooms, which are situated a few blocks away from the main facilities, and it is less than convenient to have to hike to the other building. Also, as mentioned in other reviews, my single/double mattress was actually quite awful - pretty much just some metal coils wrapped in fabric. Having said, the staff was excellent and accommodating, making sure I got some good food and knew how to get around Sofia.


The distance from main building to private room is too far walk for ten minutes over.


the hostel was nice, but they have some staffing problems and the two separate locations made things difficult. we arrived at 10pm and it took over an hour for us to check in because they only had one overworked staff member who was shuttling back and forth between the two locations. while the facilities were nice, I would definitely say that the €10 package with breakfast/beer/dinner was not worth the cost as the food was not very good.


Great hostel. Large common area where everyone can get to know each other. Very helpful staff. Nice rooms. Nightly pub crawl is fantastic. I would highly recommend staying here. Overall it was just a wonderful experience.


Very friendly and welcoming staff and great value for money! Can recommend the pub crawl. Only suggestion: the directions given on the website for walking to the hostel are not quite clear, maybe indicate a nearer bus or tram station


shower was SO GOOD. so warm and great pressure. stayed in the attic type room with mattresses lined up along the floor. pretty cool. We weren't able to check in for ages due to a delay in cleaning i think, which was a bit annoying. Otherwise great looking and cool hostel. staff were helpful and nice


Oh goodness. There is really nothing bad about the hostel. The staff are amazing, friendly and accommodating. The hostel was clean, comfortable, and safe. The free dinner and breakfast was satisfying, filling, and yummy. You should definitely stay here. You will not be disappointed!!!!!


Really great place to stay in Sofia. In the heart of the city, cheap and with breakfast/dinner included its a great deal. The lounge area is large and always with someone in there to talk to. Staff were helpful with whatever was needed. Nightly pub crawl meant that you always had somewhere to go for a drink or that you would have some peace after 10. Great work guys!


The hostel was close to the main sight-seeings in Sofia; the rooms were clean and they met my expectations; the hostel's staff were very friendly and always had a good tip to give you in order to make your stay easier and comfortable; I would recommend this hostel to my friends! Best wishes!


The staff is great! Be advised: the 16 bed room is in the attic. If you are in it during the winter, it gets really cold. Also, it's easy to hear people talking in the courtyard, but the staff does a good job quieting people down around 10:30. Despite those issues, it's still a phenomenal deal at only €6.50 a night for a bed. Also, if you aren't used to Bulgaria, I would recommend staying in a smaller room that includes food because you have to search a little bit for cheap restaurants in Sofia.


My partner and I were so impressed Hostel Mostel Sofia! The staff were incredibly warm, helpful, and accommodating to us on many occasions. The value is great, with a decent free dinner and a great free breakfast included in an already-low price. We stayed in a wonderful private room: large, sunny, comfortable. My only note for single travellers: there are no lockers in the rooms and their second remote building down the street from the main building doesn't have any staff present on site.


really cool place, service and prices!!i recomend it!

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Super-amazing hostel with super-friendly staff! The rooms are big and comfortable, the free breakfast and the free dinner are really nice, but the very exceptional part is the staff, always there to help you and entertain you. You definitely have to stay here at least once in your lifetime! You won't regret!


Great place. The staff is nice and warm, which provides a good athmosphere in the common room. You just wanna stay there and talk with everybody. I'd recommend it to anyone going in Sofia :)


Love!!! Such a good breakfast incredibly helpful really good experienxe. Same with the one in veliko tarnov


The directions to the hostel from the airport is not given too clearly. One should follow the Gen.Gurko street all the way till McD, pass the courthouse (lion building) and further on till a big crossroad. Get across to the other side and one would see a betting club and the hostel is right next to it. All in all, my stay there is one of my best hostel experience. The atmosphere was super! Got to talk to many people during meal times. Love the common room/dining area! Trips offered are awesome!


Great hostel, the staff are so helpful, the location is great and breakfast and dinner are included in the price.


This hostel was great, it offer huge added value for backpackers and everybody is ready to help you. Great think for those on budget is breakfast and dinner included in price. Same time there is Pub crawl organized for hosts for free and some paid trips.

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