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Hostel Lavele

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14, Lavele str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Lavele this month and had a great experience. The Twin room was excellent and spacious and the manager, Mario was one of the loveliest and most helpful people, he really looked out for anything we might need, be it an umbrella, directions maps. The location is very central (and right near Seridka Metro making it easy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Hostel is very good located, close to the city center and metro. Nice and helpful staff. Our room was clean and cozy. Breakfast was ok. Unfortunately, there was only one bathroom on each floor. The bathroom on our floor was always wet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This hostel is in the center of Sofia, you can reach metro station Serdika in 2 minutes. They have a little art gallery inside the hostel you should take a look :) BUT sheets are not that clean I recommend you to bring yours. The breakfast is poor and the kitchen ladies don't know English :( If you have a... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Well...the hostel has a great location! It is close to the main sights in Sofia аnd is easy to find! The hostel itself and the rooms were very tidy and clean. The outside area is nice to meet up with other travellers and just to relax. Didn't have the opportunity to chat a lot with the staff, but they seemed... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had an unexpected business trip to Sofia and the administration of the Hostel Lavele proved to be really helpful when I enquired for a last-minute reservation. I got my room assigned in less than 30 mins - it was clean, warm, cosy and spacious. What really impressed me was the towel decorations on the bed linen - something you... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great location, nice clean rooms, professional and friendly staff. Language barrier could be a problem any where in the world but not in this place- I haven't had any issues. Some staff members may not have strong english language skills(excluding the manager- gorgeous and very attentive person!you always can get him on his mobile phone) but their basic english, common... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Getting into the hostel was frustrating enough! The staff at the hostel were incredibly lazy and incompetent, it took multiple calls to get through to the manager who claimed that his own website states 0900 hours being the opening time, in fact it is 7:30AM, astounded that the manager couldn't get his own opening hours right! Good thing that the... More 

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Republic of Macedonia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Lavele hostel is at the very city centre and a couple of minutes walking distance to the Vitosha street, with many shops, bars and restaurants. Big and clean rooms, comfy beds, heating, decent breakfast, friendly staff, free wifi.. I've stayed at Lavele hostel five or six times so far and I will continue in the future. Can't beat the location,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Really nice and comfortable hostel, everything clean and tidy and in good shape. Good location in the city. The staff was friendly and spoke excellent English. You could feel they really made an effort to create a welcoming environment for their guests. The breakfast wasn't extraordinary tasty, but it had everything you needed. I can only recommend this place!

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Kragujevac, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We stayed in the two-bedroom apartment. The accommodation is basic, but comfy. On the plus side, the beds are comfy, it is right in the heart of Sofia, breakfast is decent, and the price is really nice. The only thing we didn't like was the very dated bathroom, without a shower curtain or anything, so we had to wipe it... More 

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