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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

25% Deposit

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Le Retro Hostel & Bar Bansko

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Privatley owned and managed by its owner Stephen, the main hostel building was built in 1832 and located in a wonderful position away from the hustle of the new town but convenient for the Gondola & ski zone.

Located in the original old village square of Bansko its a perfect location for summer or winter sport visitors. The hostel as a bar & vegetarian & vegan restaurant offering good food at reasonable prices. For guests preferring to cook themselves a small kitchen/community room is available exclusively for hostel guests. Bed & Breakfast rate available.

The hostel as 2 four bed dorms and a six bed dorm located in the main house which are also used as privates. There is a small garden cottage which as two private en suite rooms,

Walking time to the Gondola approximately 20 minutes a paid shuttle can be arranged, boots and equipment can be left close to the gondola. We offer discounted equipment hire during the winter email for more details.

Le Retro Hostel & Bar Bansko Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00.late night check in possible contact us after booking.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash. This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included.

Reception times: 7:00 - 23:00.After hours check in available email us after booking
No curfew.
Pet friendly.( check first )
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is of 30 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2021
    Had wonderful stay. Came for 3 nights, stayed for 6. Bed was so comfortable & area very quiet. Breakfast was served in stylish restaurant downstairs. Consisted of fresh coffee with choice of fried eggs on toast, various omelettes, sometimes beans on toast. Location was perfect in lovely old part of Bansko, few minutes from main Pirin S & 20 minutes from Gondola lift. Stephen & Plamen were incredible hosts and made me feel so at home and welcome. Also 3 lovely dogs (1 adopted while I was there).
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2021
    My second visit , I staid in one of the 4 bed dorm rooms . Comfortable bunk bed. Looking forward to visiting again in the winter and ski the mountain.
    Bulgaria, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2021
    Wonderful stay and good breakfast with ground coffee. I asked the owner about the last bad review saying the hostel was closed whe someone arrived., apparently the hostel has been closed 1 1/2 years due to the pandemic and this was a one off booking error. Highly recommended.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Cannot say enough. What a great place to stay. Everything was wonderful. The owner/host treated me and the others better then my own mother 🙂
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    Gorgeous place in the quiet old town with great host and fab breakfast!! Would definitely recommend and stay again:)
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    We had a great stay at le retro, the hostel was awesome and Stephan was super helpful!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    Stephen was fantastic host. The hostel has a very homely feel to it and as it is small you really get to know the guest staying there. I had a fantastic stay at Le Retro and would definately return in the future.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2020
    Both the hostel itself and the host were fantastic. The hospitality of the host is an overall 11/10. You can most definitely expect me to be back at the Le Retro Hostel in the future.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Feb 2020
    I'm a solo traveller who came to Bansko to Snowboard. I made a great group of friends to ski with whilst at the Hostel, a nice mix of boarders and skiers. My stay at Le Retro Hostel was so comfortable, the place was cosy and clean, full of friendly faces and 3 gorgeous dogs. Steve was very welcoming and full of info, he really did make us all feel right at home and he made a lovely breakfast. I highly recommend this hostel and I will definitely stay again if I head back to the Bansko mountain.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    24 Feb 2020
    Really enjoyed my stay here! Stephen is an excellent host that gave the best advice for the town and discount on ski rental. Breakfast was excellent and starts at 7.30 to give you plenty of time to catch an early gondola. There's a 15/20 minute uphill walk into town but it's a good way to warm up your legs and still in a nice part of town. Was fairly quiet when there but still able to meet others and would highly recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii