I booked a room with this hostel because of all the good reviews. But we had a very different experience, e staff were not friendly or helpful. I booked the 2 bedroom apartment. My friend and I arrived to sofia a few hours earlier than the 2pm checkin, but we were told that we definitely couldn't check in before this time. When the room was finally ready it reeked of cigarette smoke. We asked for another room and were provided with a another twin room. Not sure why this wasn't offered as all the other rooms on our floor were empty. There was a problem with the previous occupants of the room I'd booked, but instead of management discussing the situation with us, they just expected us to put up with a smelly apartment. My friend needed to leave earlier than breakfast is normally served, but the hostel wouldn't provide an earlier breakfast and I'm not sure why not they set up breakfast from 7am as we went and sat in the dining room at that time. There was coffee ready, i asked the staff member for milk and she kept telling me breakfast at 8am! The hostel did finally agree to provide my friend with a sandwich the night before. I have stayed at a number of Bulgarian hostels, this is the worst. The room was clean but with only one bathroom/toilet on the floor it would get very busy. It has a very good location. I will not recommend this hostel, the staff don't make you feel welcome, I felt like a paying inconvenience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hostel that combines the comfort of a budget hotel with the coziness of a guesthouse and the low prices of a hostel. It is located in the heart of the Bulgarian capital, at some 100m from St. Nedelya square, which is the starting point for exploring Sofia. Hidden in a tiny street, it offers tranquility during the night. ... more less
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