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Hikers Hostel
53, Saborna str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria   |  
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Ranked #13 of 24 Specialty lodging in Plovdiv
Winters, ca
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“GREAT breakfast, perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stefan, your host, makes this a great place. He knows everything to be done in Plovdiv and is very helpful and friendly. I was lucky and stayed at the adjunct property a few streets away from the main hostel which was clean and safe in all ways.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

After Lonely Planet's good review we stayed here for one night and then moved as quickly as possible. We stayed in the dorm in the main location, which is very small and has awfull beds. The hostel's only toilet was located in the shower, dirty, and the door could not be locked, yet it was inconviently located next to the hostel's entrance where lots of people walked in and out. The staff did not bother trying to find us an other room. The only good thing about this place is its location in Plovdiv's Old Town, but since there are many cheap places around there where they actually do offer sanitary facilities we don't see why anyone would bother staying at Hikers Hostel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Hiker's has an ok location up in the historic old part of town, but a close-enough walk to the main drag where you'll find everything you need. It's a small place with an intimate atmosphere, and thought the Bulgarian staff were exceedingly helpful and friendly. There's also a free basic breakfast, free wi-fi, cheap laundry that you do your yourself and cheep beers for sale to drink in the indoor common room or on the nice terrace. The dorm room is up some creaky stairs, its clean enough with lockers but kinda messy; the beds look like they've been there for 30 years, and you have to go up/down those stairs and through reception to find the bathroom. I also have an issue with security there, as the gate and hostel were open all night, so anyone could have easily wandered in.

The hostel really looks tatty and like its falling apart, so the whole place needs a complete re-fit; there were also major issues with the plumbing while I was there. It's a good spot for a night or two in Plovdiv, but really you get what you pay for here.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jodhpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I stayed at this hostel for a few nights. What really made the hostel special for me was the warm welcome of the staff. I arrived very early in the morning after a long and tiring night bus trip from Istanbul. The staff were lovely offering me coffee, free breakfast and making me feel right at home right away. The view from the common area is lovely. You can watch the sunset over the 7 hills of Plovdiv while taking a free coffee! There is a chill out area outside which was sociable and you can play cards and stufff. The dorm room is quite small and they could do with another shower. There is only one so you have to wait sometimes but apart from that it is a good place to stay, meet people and also chat with local staff about life in Bulgaria.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonn, Germany
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The hostel has an absolutely top location - directly in the old town of Plovdiv. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the overall ambiance is great. However the shower/toilet area could have been somewhat cleaner and mainly bigger. The rooms (we slept in an 8-bed dorm) are comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

The location is perfect. It is a short walk to both old and new towns. The staff were very nice and helpful. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere in the main building/garden. We were placed in a separate building to the main hostel. There was only one working 'shoilet' for the building (apparently there was another but it was broken). The room was pretty clean but very basic even for hostel standards and with a fan. I would recommend for travellers looking to meet people etc but otherwise there are more comfortable places to stay in the same area for the same price.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ruse, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Great hostel in the heart of the old town in Plovdiv.
Staff is nice and helpful.
You can pitch a tent in the yard.
I planned to stay 2 nights but ended staying 1 week.
They organise nice barbeques outdoors and cheap day trips.
Just ask at the receprion.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53, Saborna str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Plovdiv Province > Plovdiv
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Ranked #13 of 24 Specialty lodging in Plovdiv
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