My first impression was that the internet pictures look much better than the hostel does in real life, but the first night for 10 euros the owner served us a traditional Bulgarian Orthodox Christmas Eve meal, which was very nice and very much appreciated.
The first night there was heat, but the second night it was freezing, so I asked for a heater for the room. The owner told me she would see about getting one but never did. She told me to use the blankets from the other bed. It took forever to get warm. This was during the Christmas break, and the nights were cold. When I got back home, I later developed a lingering illness which my doctor said could well have developed because of the freezing room I was in.. This was an awful experience.
Also, the room had a washing machine in it which was used by staff during the day when I was out, and I did not care for this setup. (The washer in the room was not shown in the internet picture.) I also had to ask for a reading lamp. I attached the lamp to a chair that I used as a night stand!
The saving graces of this hostel experience were a wonderful staff person who was so kind and intelligent and some friendly guests with whom I toured Sofia. The location was great because most of the sites I wanted to visit were within 15 minutes walking distance.
The shower did not have a compartment; there was only a hand held shower and a drain.
I would never again stay at this hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 3-store house in the center has 9 rooms, 3 kitchenettes,7 bathrooms, 2 common spaces, BBQ area in the garden from May-September. We offer variety of rooms to suit every situation: Singles, Doubles, Triples, Quadruple, Private rooms and dormitories. We also have apartments for 2, 4, 6 and 8 people. Our rooms are sunny and spacious, all with wooden flooring,TV with 70+ international channels, new beds with orthopedic comfortable mattresses, TV in each room and designer bathrooms.Free Wi-Fi and Internet access. ... more less
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