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8, Budapeshta Str, Sofia, Bulgaria

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78 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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A place to stay in the middle of Sofia. Good value for money and nice and helpful staff. Would definitely stay again!


Great showers/facilities in general and a really cool place in general, security could've been better though.


The guy that works there is the rudest person i've met. We arrived early so we could'nt do the check in but the guy didn't let us stay in the common area and kicked us out while it was raining. When i had to pay something extra i asked to talk with the owner and he made a hughe scene because of that, then he had another guest asking me about the money. The hole situation was very weird. It was very unpleasent to be there, although the facilities and the location were ok.


The clerk guy marc is a maniac and will insult or treat badly visitors that he deems unfit.


What a shocking place this is. We booked a double room through Hostel world, and when we turned up we were told we had to sleep in a dorm room. The place was very dirty, not maintained, very loud by the road, not enough keys for the front door, hard beds and smoke smelling rooms.

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This place is great, the wifi is good, showers are ok, basic breakfast. Is in a great location, and Mark is one of the most helpful and hard workinbg individuals i have ever seen in a hostel. he is so kind, helpful and will do anything for you, anytime. Thanks for a great stay at Nightingale!


This hostel is in the heart of Sofia, with 2 garden restaurants right next door, so for cheap awesome food and getting to whereever you want in the city, this is the perfect spot. Nightingale has both private rooms and dormitories, a good-sized kitchen, a pleasant common area, and newly redone bathrooms. The best part about Nightingale is the very friendly, helpful staff, especially Marc, who speaks English, French, and German (& maybe more) and was always around and ready to improve my stay.


They are remodeling and the place needs it but the location was nice. Got a funky bit of advice for the bus station pick up point to Rila Monastery and upon arrival they had misplaced my booking but it all worked out in the end.


Pretty basic place, a little sketchy at first glance but actually a good value.


i have been to this hostel before. it is still good. near the center and good value. mark, first in command is really helpful. his knowledge sofia is perfect too. i stayed for 5 nights and mark did some free washing for me. nothing was too much trouble for him. i recommend here.


very kind staff

  • 4th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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