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2A, Petko R. Slaveykov Square, Sofia, Bulgaria

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378 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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The staff are very nice. The hostel itself needs some money spent on it. Bathrooms are put together with hope and dreams, but water is hot, so that's good. Beds are clean. Generally the whole ace needs scrubbing thoroughly from one end to another. The hostel and rooms are nice and warm

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Sitting in the centre of Sofia but in a quite hidden place in an alley, just need to look around to find it. There were only 1 another guest staying when i was there but it was fine for me so i could sleep well. Staff is a lovely fun lady with difficulties in walking but she tries her best so it should be appreciated and regarded always. Recommened!


Very friendly staff. Close to everything in the city. I'd definitely stay again!!

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Dirty place, bed bugs, over worked staff, disgusting shower

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello friends, this guy is a great lier.... There is No bed bugs at all! We clean everyday, showers working 24 hrs with hot water. Welcome here and come to drink a beer! :) Mihail


The staff was wonderful and available!!!

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Guys, you have to come to this hostel. Otherwise you will regret. For Sure! ;-) It was a great opportunity to meet people from everywhere. Afghanistan, Mexico, USA, Turkey, Nepal, and of course travellers from the european countries. Familiar atmosphere. Felt like at home. The staff were so pleasant and helped us out in so many situations. For example how to go to the Vitosha Mountain. My secret tip for you. Visit that place! Fascinating! Go Nightingale Hostel Go!

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great! I liked it very much. This is Bulgaria. The atmosphere were very good. I met a lot of people from all over the world. I would recommend this hostel everytime! Super good place!


Loved my stay here, the staff were awesome and the location couldn't have been better. Facilitated my awesome time in Sofia very well!


if location is the most important for you, you should def stay at this place.cits walking distance to most of the atractions. but have in mind that: dirty toitelets, smelly rooms, breakfast is just cereals (i dont considervthis a breakfast) and when the owner is not there you get no information. It seems like a family business, so hard to get a backpackers atmosphere. I think for the price they charge you canget smt much better in sofia.

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