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The hostel is soooo dirty we didn't even wanted to sleep over!!!! It is cheap, but it doesn't look like on the pictures!!! No parking space, no clean sheets, no breakfast! Smelly and dirty!!!!! Don't recommend it at all!!!!!
Nice place and nice people
- Novice Nomad
- French Guiana
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
There were lockers but they didn't have a lock on them. We had to buy a lock from the guy at the reception. They could have just put the lock on the locker, and rent us the key just like what happens in other hostels. Other than that it was a decent hostel with a very good location.
Rough hostel. Weird staff who looks like he watches you in your sleep. Strange Japanese man who has lived there 2 years apparently.... He watched me put a drink in the fridge and I asked him where the pen was to put my name on it. He didn't know. Then I saw him hours later drinking it. Truth be said after a few pints out that night I came back and pissed in my drink. Wonder if he learnt his lesson. Only stopped 1 night and that was enough. Go to the hostel around the corner like we did. Art host
The place was really packed, making it difficult to find place for your luggage. My pre-booked 6-bed-dorm turned out to be an 8-bed-dorm. There is no proper lounge, as this is a spare dorm with beds in it. I was not prepared to pay 3 Leva extra for breakfast. All in all, I could have done a lot better.
Not sure how to review this hostel because when I showed up they had given my bed to someone else! I booked on this website and said I expected to arrive there at 20:00, but after a 7.5 hour Journey, I ended up getting there at 20:20, and they didn't have my bed any more. The staff did call around and find me another hostel, but still.
Forget sightseeing - the place to see in Sofia is THIS hostel ! Sasha's in charge and makes sure everything runs smoothly. Pavel is the man ! He's on reception daily and is the 'great' He's cool, friendly and funny. His lady gaga impressions are the best... Pav is Fab ! The success of this hostel is down to the amazing staff. Sofia isnt great but you have to come to this hostel just to meet the staff. Awesome - as americans would say Rating - 100 % definately ! Nightingale, I love you x
Thank you for this great moment in Sofia, we really enjoyed it. Staff is always here for good advices, do not hesitate to book !
Don't be scared as you approach. Stayed in the private room which was fine, had our own little balcony which was nice. Staff we good to recommend things to do but were frequently absent from the desk, to check out we had to just leave them a note with our keys. Its a shame the smoking area is through the bathroom as it should be a private place - one old man used it as a good excuse to follow us in and sit while we showered, which ruined the experience. Other than that, cheep and cheerful!
Very cosy hostel, cosy man who worked there, good and big bed. But there was so many people who worked or just knew the man who worked there, we didnt know, they just was there, little bit weird. But we had a good experiense living their:)
From the moment I walked through the door I felt unwelcome. The staff are simply awful. I was moved from one dorm to another, despite both of them being largely empty. I was also denied the free breakfast because they claimed I had paid a "cheap price" (I just made a regular booking vie Hostelworld). The shower/toilet room acted as a 'go-between' to the balcony where the staff were constantly smoking and the flimsy shower curtains offer very little privacy. Not recommended.
Michael is a great guy, very helpful, but he likes to talk a lot about Bulgarian history (sometimes he gets a bit carried away). Great showers, good location. The hostel is a little cluttered, they need to create more space somehow.
Rooms did not feel sufficiently clean. Main area felt a little cluttered. It was not clear who the members of staff were. Kitchen was in a bad state - floor needs replacing etc. Enjoyed the stay nonetheless and would recommend to other travellers!
We've stayed almost one week in Eleana appartment and our stay was great, Christina is very looking after her tenants ... she even offered us a bottle of white wine because the AC broke down. Thank you again ! She is very nice !!! The appartment was good, nothing to complain about or maybe a lack of plates and pots.
The guy behide the deck, new everything about his town, he was amazing :)