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Russe: str. 23, Varna, Bulgaria


  • 94%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Yo-Ho-Hostel - welcome aboard! OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND!

Yo-Ho-Hostel - 8th Year Most Rated Hostel in Varna! Come, check and stay longer than you expect !
Most central, most friendly, most funny ...
From 2014 we are an official partners of Erasmus program in Varna !

BIG out of season DISCOUNTS for longer stay !!!

Welcome in our cozy common area with exchange library, board games and cinema projector, and balcony overlooking the Cathedral , Theater and a Central squire of Varna city.
Our summer kitchen with a bar and fire place is perfect for any taste of a party soldier !
We are the ONLY hostel in Varna center with a sunny garden for nice relaxation!
Our studio is unique place in Varna -there are 8 hip-hop, reggae, ska , rock, punk and metal bands rehearse every night only for guests of Yo-Ho-Hostel!

What to do in the winter season in Varna :

01. 03. - Fusion music live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
03. 03. - Live concert - ska core ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
06. 03. - Live concert rock ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
07. 03. - Kultur Shock live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
20. 03. - Jinjer ( UKR ) live ( Varna Live Club/ 22h )
21. 03. - Acoustic Corporation live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
21. 03. - Blaze Bayley live ( Iron Maiden) ( Varna Live Club/ 22h )
25. 03. - Jazz night ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
27. 03. - The Dobo Marzov Funky Social Club ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
28. 03. - Swing Fever ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
28. 03. - Godsmack tribute ( Varna Live Club/ 22h )
04. 04. - OSTAVA + ARCTIC MONKEYS by Atomic Actors ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
09. 04. - Vlasta Popić (Croatia) metal ( club Smile/ 20h )
10. 04. - Hip - Hop live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
14. 04. - Obscure Sphinx(Poland)+Thy Disease(Poland) ( club Smile/ 20h )
17. 04. - Rock live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
18. 04. - Indie rock ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
18. 04. - Metallica tribute ( Varna Live Club/ 22h )
25. 04. - Punk live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
30. 04. - Greek indie live band ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
02. 05. - Ska reggae live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )
09. 05. - Cover band live ( club Vintage 33/ 22h )

Top rated hostel in Varna since 2007 from www.hostelworld.com! Sleep Easy!!

Best recommended hostel in Varna from 'Lonely Planet' Guide Book 2008, 2009 and 2011!

The only hostel in Varna recommended from 'Le Guide du Routard' 2008, 2009 and 2011!

We are part of friends hostels in Bulgaria! Check in www.hostelworld.com for :
Sozopol: Yo-Ho-Hostel - summer hostel
Veliko Tarnovo: Hostel Mostel
Sofia: Art Hostel -Usually we spend our time in the garden
Sofia: Hostel Mostel
Plovdiv: The Crib Hostel
Burgas: Hostel Chi
Ruse: The English Guest house

We suggest that you sleep only in LEGAL Hostels - Yo-Ho-Hostel is one of them !!! There are many illegal places and many places far away from Varna - beware !!!

Why 'Yo-Ho-Hostel' ?

In the 19th century the Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a pirate song : 'Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum' - for his book 'Treasure Island' and because we are situated on the Black sea coast, in 2006 we decided to give this name to our hostel.

Where are we on the map?

Yo-Ho-Hostel is the most central place for accommodation in Varna! Every young and alternative looking person in the city can tell you where Yo-Ho-Hostel is situated. If you arrive at the Railway or Bus station, you can call us and use our free pick up service, or from the Airport we can order for you the cheapest taxi company to drop you off at our front door. Walking, it is very easy to find too. We are on the Central square, just behind the Tourist Information Center. The address is 23,' Ruse' Street and here you will see a colorful door with a lot of graffiti art ' this is Yo-Ho-Hostel! Our GPS coordinates are: 43*12.216 N , 027*54.619 E

What about the hostel facilities?

Yo-Ho-Hostel has rooms for any wish - all of them are situated in our big house:
one 11-beds dorm
four 4-beds dorms
one female 4-beds dorm
one male 4-beds dorm
three double privates
one twin private
one single private

OUR BATHROOMS ARE COMBO WITH TOILETS !!! They will be clean before you entrance - to clean them after yourself, shows us how well educated are you !
Our self-catering kitchen is fully equipped and you can make coffee or tea for free. We have a sunny and quiet common room with free breakfast every morning and internet access. In the Yo-Ho basement we have a rehearsal studio with guitars, drums and mics. There is a bar, table football and also a fireplace for a BBQ. The whole hostel is covered with Wi-fi. We are pet and children friendly.

Security first, you say, we say - is it O.K.

All dorm rooms in Yo-Ho-Hostel are with personal lockers. Every room can be locked, the floor for accommodation is secured with a locked front door and the whole building is permanently locked. If you need any help we are 24 hours in the hostel. We have a security place for bikes and other vehicles and illuminated street parking for cars in front of the hostel. On the first floor of Yo-Ho we have an exchange office- don't change money on the street.

Do you like a place with unique character?

Everywhere in Yo-Ho-Hostel you can enjoy wall art and graffiti by different artists. When you enter the building your first impression is that you are in a sunk pirate ship on the bottom of the sea. Going upstairs you will walk past strange underwater creatures and when you reach the accommodation floor, you will go out of the water into a wild beach- you then enter a wooden bungalow. Above you can see flying seagulls around the sun. Inside Yo-Ho there are many sculptures, paintings and art photos. If you are lucky you can see some of the guest exhibitions visiting us. Everywhere in the rooms there are beautiful plants and flowers, in the common area you can take a photo with our unique Mexican walking fish and next to the reception desk you can meet Yemen 's chameleon. In the attic you can find an exchange library and' The Toys' museum - with over 600 pieces of small 'Kinder surprise' characters. There are many hidden art installations all around Yo-Ho-Hostel, which represent our own style and character !

If you don't like boring places!

We will always give you an option to do something fun and interesting.
For travelers, who like culture :
guided trips around Varna museums and art galleries
guided day trips to more than 20 interesting natural and historical sites
visiting Varna film, music and cultural festivals
For alternative backpackers:
Bungy jumping from a 52 m high bridge
Bike hire and guided trips in 'Golden sands' national park
Boat trip from 'St. Constantine' resort to Varna with fishing on the way
SCUBA diving for beginners and professionals
Kite, wind, long and skim board surfing close to Varna
Once per year - 3 days kayaking trip with sleeping in tents
Pub crawl in summer time
visiting of hot mineral springs in ' St. Constantine'

This is the ONLY hostel where every night you can enjoy live music and meet some of the best musicians, artists and sportspeople from Bulgaria - exchanging interesting experiences with them.
We will recommend you the best places to eat in Varna -Traditional Bulgarian, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Fish restaurants. In some of them you can use a special discount only for Yo-Ho guests. We are working with the best bars and clubs- you will be welcome like a V.I.P. there !

Who is working in Yo-Ho-Hostel?
Toni - our Princess. She will give you a big smile when you wake up for breakfast and when you come back from the beach everything in the hostel will be cleaned - because of her.
Vanko 2 - Perfect host and house master specialist of hard core accommodation
Roska with guitar - The Musician. He plays many musical instruments and you can find him every night in the Yo-Ho basement rehearsing with different bands.
Stefan - The Tour guide. He loves to speak with guests about history and geography. If you can't find him in the hostel - he is with backpackers on a day trip or bungee jumping - tomorrow it will be your turn!
Ziggy - The Jack Russel. The most social and friendly dog - our house keeper!

This is Yo-Ho-Hostel - culture and alternative, obligatory place for every backpacker who wants to explore Varna, Bulgaria!

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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine


  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Yo-Ho-Hostel Located at Russe: str. 23, , Varna.
Varna Russe: str. 23
92% 489
43.2035490 27.9103802
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