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8, Budapeshta Str, Sofia, Bulgaria

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82%

Rating
178 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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77%

The room I stayed was newly prepared. There wasn't wardrobe, no night lamp and the bathroom was so narrow. The door window was quite dirty and covered with wood. It was not possible to close to door, every time I needed to lock it to ensure it's closed. Internet was fine. But the dirty socks in my balcony was not. And the owner of the hostel was a bit racist and was thinking Bulgarians are th supreme nation over the Turks living in Bulgaria. These comments made after learning I was a Turkish.

  • 29th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Just finished my annual january tour of bulgaria and romania. Good time to go everyone. Not too busy and you can get good sleep in the hostels. Summer months its madness here, but ok in january, off season. I have been to this hostel before and it's stll good. The sucess of this hostel is down to mark, the manager. I always have interesting chats with him. Keep up the good work mark. See you next time Cheers 🍻


97%

The hostel is really well located, near all the main atractions of Sofia. Mark is an extremely nice person. The common area is great place to socialize with other travelers and the most amizing thing is the food, breakfast is hearty and with 4 levs you can have also dinner.


66%

I stayed for 6 hours, i just needed a place to sleep so i could take the train in the morning and got there at like 12 at night, the front desk was rude and not kind at all, the front door was broken and cause no one open the door i open it sliding my hand thru the already broken window, it seems like was the worst offence i could have ever done, any way aside from the very oversensitive and rude front desk was ok, not too far from the center and clean.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Great location!


97%

Great place to stay in Sofia for a good price! Mark is really a very nice man who makes you feel like home. I stayed for 2 nights and Mark offered me a tasty local dinner in the evenings. The hostel is located in a quiet area, 10-15 minutes walk from the train/bus main station and 10 minutes form the center and a region with many bars and cafes.


54%

Shabby doors and flooring! Hope that's next on their list if they have one as bathroom/ have been done recently and to a good standard. A smile wouldn't hurt! :-)

  • 15th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

In general there is everything you need for a stay in Sofia. The staff was welcoming and helpful. It's an old house though so insulation and ventilation is bad. It also smells funny occasionally. The facilities are simple but sufficient and are being kept clean. One of the 6 bed rooms is directly behind the reception and I don't know how undisturbed one can be there. There is also a night club in the same house which plays loud music on Saturdays. But if you want to stay somewhere cheap it's fin

  • 15th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Great location with good security! A little older but still holding up. The manager of the place was a bit too quick to hug some of the girls but otherwise the staff was nice. Wifi was spotty.


83%

Quite a good location, very close to metro and on the edge of financial district, banks everywhere. Brand new showers had just been completed the night I got there, had a shower in what was probably the cleanest shower in the history of hostels. Recommend this place, would stay again.

  • 2nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The location is closed to everything in old city center. Room, toilets are cozy and sufficient.


97%

i was last at this hostel in june this year. im spending a week around bulgaria now for a winter break and thought id stop off here to check it out again. out of season but quite busy. mark, still the manager and still cool. he spent the morning teaching all the guests all the 5 different languages in morocco. eveytime i visit here, mark's knowledge amazes me. great hostel mark. keep up the good work i love it.. see you next time !


94%

Amazing, dreamlike atmosphere and more than lovely staff! The location is perfect for the city and even the 10-bed bedroom is comfortable, clean and safety. I wish I wouldn't have left!


57%

Cheap option. Not very clean. Overall, under the average.

  • 10th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

cold and smelly


80%

Very friendly staff, good location, excellent breakfast.


94%

I only stayed here one night but found it to be lovely! Mark is such a lovely man who really makes you feel at home and the other staff are very nice too offering me a glass of wine in the evenings :) Also bathrooms were very clean which is always nice! Overall very good experience!


80%

Bed/linnen were a little smelly. Woollen cover is fine, but maybe not enough. I took two, and still wasn't too warm at night (mid-Oct). Maybe provide more covers/blankets for everybody in fall/winter.


80%

There was no clothes dryer, and since it was raining that was a problem. Heavy metal music plays most of the time,which I really like. Other things were very good. Location was also pretty good.


83%

Good hostel! big beds and nice staff. very good free breakfast to!!


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