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Internet Hostel
50A Alabin Str.,2 Floor ,6ap, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #28 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Sofia
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“AS a last resort if other hostels are booked.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

LIKED: when prompted, the staff can be helpful, if you ask enough. the location is very good and central. Dorm room was large- & no bunks. The staff is always there cleaning - trying to keep it neat.

DISLIKED: failed on the breakfast both mornings - not providing what they promised. one morning having no breakfast for me due their own book keeping error, and the 2nd not having the items they promised - no sausage or ham either morning. they claim all you can eat - but
they do not have enough eggs to give you more than one.
They overcharged me and gave me a hard time about correcting it.
Room only has window blinds on 1/2 of the window, so light comes streaming in early in the morning. No screens on the windows meant I was covered with mosquito bites. My mattress could not support my 69 kilo weight - I hit bottom -
Hostel entrance is up a few flights of stairs - with no working lights on the bottom set of stairs - and this area is open without security cameras or gates. There was a theft from a chained bicycle on the 3rd floor while I was there.
Common area consists of a breakfast table with 4 seats and a computer in the corner. there is none of the activity that one associates with a good hostel.
Only 1 shower/toilet- and although they tried to keep it very neat - the shower is open in the middle of the bathroom so everything is covered in water. Bathroom ceiling covered in mold/ mildew - appear to be from a leak from above
Laundry service takes at least 48 hours as there is no dryer.

Room Tip: Their private rooms may be nicer than the dorms, but would suggest choosing someplace with a common...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Trondheim, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a twin room. The room was clean and big. The beds was comfortable.
We had to share bathroom, and the bathroom was in a very low standard. The shower is in the same room as the toilet, and there is no curtain, so if someone is taking a shower, everything is wet. You absolutely have to were shoes when going to the toilet, because it is a really big chance that the floor is covered with water.
The time we were there, the breakfast was not in the irish pub as it is suppose to be, so we had breakfast in the common room. We only had breakfast one day, and it is not continetal as the posters say. It was only white bread, tomatoes, cheese, jam and boiled egg.

The staff was friendly and spoke english well, and they are trying to help you, but asking for directions was not a good idea. We was going to take a bus or trolley to a consert, and was asking where the buses was leaving from in the center, but they told us it was easier to take the metro. Taking the metro gave us 30 minutes walking, instead of 2 minutes.

But if you just want a place to sleep, and dont care about low standard in the bathroom, this is a good hostel, with perfect location!
And the irish bar downstairs is a really good place to go for a drink and talk to other travellers or people living in the city!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Great location great restaurant downstairs and Irish pub. though the dorm rooms have a double bed in them. We shared with an older couple that we caught having sex on several occasions. Maybe if there wasn't double beds available they wouldn't of stayed there!! One bathroom for many people (shower and toilet in same room so if someone's in shower you can't use toilet)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Great location right in the city center close to many transportation options. Remember its a hostel so expect the unexpected. It was clean and staff was friendly, free wifi, there may be a deposit fee for the key. My only recommendations are skip the crappy breakfast in the pub. There is a great bakery with banitsa , pizza, other pastries baked in a brick oven. Its open early too. Go east on Alabin following the rail line about two blocks. The bakery is across from a market. It looks cheesy from the outside with pics of food all over but don't let that fool you. Also, don't bring keep food in your room & learn how to check for bed bugs. Don't put your backpack or luggage on the bed...that spreads them. I didn't have problems with bed bugs though and I always check. Even in upscale hotels.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brasov, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Dear Travelrs,
i went to this Hostel becasue i got shown a great flyer where a lot of things got told what where not true!!
The rooms are poor and i even had bed bugs,There is only one Bathroom what is dirty, staff is not really friendly or even helpful,Breakfast isnt that good and for sure not that what it said it would be!!
The only thing what was amazing is a Vegetarien Restaurant what is in the same Building.

Room Tip: I heard that the Rooms in the floor above the reception are better so if you go try to get a room th...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

A good value hostel and a good location to explore the city. Free internet, cooking facilities and friendly, helpful staff. A staff member even dried, folded and brought my washing up to our room. Our double room was spacious and private and only cost around 15 euros a night for both of us. This included a basic continental style breakfast. Cleanliness let it down a little as the shared shower room had a bit of mould around the door which appeared to be rotting away! But hey, it's a good value hostel with a kitchen, washing machine, free internet and comfy beds!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cristur, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The hostel is right in the city center, close to all the touristic attractions. It is clean and the staff is really friendly. We've stayed in a shared room, 8€/night.
I would definitely recommend this place for anybody, especially if you don't have high expectations :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 50A Alabin Str.,2 Floor ,6ap, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
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Ranked #28 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Sofia
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Number of rooms: 16
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