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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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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Varna, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a twin room in hostel "Lavele", Sofia through booking. When I arrived I was shown a small corridor with 2 really dirty mattresses in it and that was all. Nothing like the cozy pictures they have on the internet. The walls were all dirty, too and it was cold. So that was my room and the conditions. I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Ogre, Ogres, Latvia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Bad attitude from staff. Bad breakfast. Rooms clean but nothing similar to pictures. Close to center but staff speaks really bad in English. Did not like it. There as no kitchen. Actually didn't felt welcomed there. I don't recommend it.

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Location and 24h access makes this the only plus for this very basic hostel. My rating is poor as the hostel could be so much better managed. I list some of my findings of the double room I booked - They forgot to make up one of the beds at my arrival. - The shower (shared with other rooms) did... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We liked the location very handy for the centre of Sofia. The manager is very nice and speaks English fluently. The breakfast was quite OK. Appartment nicely furnished. Comfortable beds. Good wifi connection. The appartment was located in a building that did not look safe at all. The main door of the building is not safe at all. Same thing... More 

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