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Orient Express Hostel Sofia Reviews

Balkan street 2, Sofia, Bulgaria

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43 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Unfriendly staff, no room for gathering (I was "allowed" to work on my computer in the garden). No proper working WiFi. No organisation of pub crawl / free tour. When I arrived no English speaking person was available.


Wonderful interior design. Clean and comfort room. Area is very quite and very close to City center and public transport. Great hostel!!!

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel was very clean and bright. But the caretaker was very unfriendly and scowled most of the time. A small welcome smile costs nothing. We would have liked an early breakfast but it was nearly 9 o'clock before it was ready. Still I would reccomend it. Also my bed was a very old mattress with ridges in. room 2 right bed.

  • 14th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Rumi was an excellent host, she gave good advice! Hostel was very clean and our room was spotless. I would definitely go back to Orient Express if I come back to Sofia!


Nice hostel, close to everything. Helpful staff. Breakfast wasn't great but it was good enough.


I chose this hostel because it was close to the bus station and cheap. I had the worst time trying to find it, wandering the streets of Sofia at night for about 30 minutes. The directions from the hostel tell you not to use google maps because its wrong so I relied on their directions, which were very poor. When I did use google maps I was able to find the place easier. The sign is incredibly small also. The lady was pretty nice, didn't know I had a booking though. Facilities were just okay.

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