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Orient Express Hostel Sofia Reviews

Balkan street 2, Sofia, Bulgaria

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33 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 53%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Very difficult to find but very welcoming staff and good kitchen


We had a 2 person room, which was clean & the bathroom too. But the kitchen was a bit random and the whole setup was pretty cramped. But as we only stayed 1 night - it was fine. The area felt pretty sketchy even though it was central. Compared to other Sofia hostels, this may be normal, but for Europe, the hostel was definitely worse than my expectations. The host was nice enough. We stayed with an airbnb host later in the week and spent the same money for a much better apartment and host.


Very poorly signed (just a sticker on a post by the gate). This place has supposedly be recently renovated- it looked badly in need of redecorating and cleaning. Wifi didn't work on our floor. TV in the room had electrics exposed and didn't work either. No BBQ despite one being advertised. Kitchen filthy. Breakfast very poor quality. Staff had very poor English. Don't be fooled by the pictures- the rooms really aren't half as nice as the pictures make them seem.


Unfortunately the hostel was very difficult (in our case impossible!) to find, due to the differing locations. Asked numerous locals in the area and they had no idea.


No English speaking staff ( but she did her best @ reception )

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