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“Best HOSTEL EVER”
Review of Hostel Old Plovdiv

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Hostel Old Plovdiv
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I have stayed in a lot of hostels around the world but this is THE BEST one so far. I would definitely recommend it. The rooms are aesthetically designed and they are really clean. The best part was the AMAZING staff - they are very pleasant and extremely helpful. On one of the days we woke up only by 11 AM (way past breakfast time), but because we requested, they still gave us breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank PSundar15
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Hristo G, Owner at Hostel Old Plovdiv, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Pradeep,
It is always a pleasure to see,
that my efforts to turn my guests into TRAVELERS
and not Tourists are appreciated.
Give my best regards to the rest of the boys :)
Hristo

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

What else can anyone add to a place which has nothing but EXCELLENT reviews? First time I checked the reviews I thought there might have been a mistake, it couldn't be possible to have all excellents, not even one "very good"...but after staying there, I know the Hostel Old Plovdiv deserves excellent reviews! Everything is wonderful. Hristo and the girls at the frontdesk will always be welcoming you with a sincere smile, taking care of you. The place is very clean, the whole day. Lot of charm and good taste in the decoration. Tidy, peaceful, warm, feels like home. In a superb location also, what else can you ask??? Only pray to come back!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank DagaDanbor
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Hristo G, Owner at Hostel Old Plovdiv, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Daniel,
This is one of the nicest reviews I had ever received !!!
Thank you very much for your kindness !
Best regards
Hristo

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Old Plovdiv Hostel was a lovely place to stay, ideally located in the heart of the old town. The room was very clean and had a really attractive old-fashioned feel to it - I particularly liked the vintage radio on the wall. The bed was very comfortable too. Perfect for relaxing after a day trekking up and down the hills of Plovdiv! Although I was the only guest, everyone at the hostel was very friendly and helpful and generous with their time and advice. I'd like to stay again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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4  Thank Henry B
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Hristo G, Owner at Hostel Old Plovdiv, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Dear Henry,

Thank you not only for this wonderful review,
but for mentioning us in your blog also :)

Best regards
Hristo

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice building and clean rooms. Our time in Hostel Old Plovdiv was great! Me and my college spent two nights in this beautiful old spirit hostel. People who are working there are friendly and professional. Definitely this is the place for open mind and positive people!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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4  Thank Valexandar
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Hristo G, Owner at Hostel Old Plovdiv, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Dear Alex,
It's a real honor for me to have you back again as my guest
and to have such a positive review !

Waiting to see you back soon :)

Best regards
Hristo

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have stayed the last weekend in this hostel. Every thing was good, nice room and building, good location, very good customer service... The price was very good. I think that is the best choice to spend a night in Plovdiv.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Boroierytu
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Hristo G, Owner at Hostel Old Plovdiv, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Dear Borja,

you and your friends are always welcome back here !
Thanks' a lot for the highest possible rating you gave us !

Best regards
Hristo

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Our 2-day stay at the Old Plovdiv Hostel was a real delight! Ideally situated at the old town's very
center,this is a characterful 150-year old house restored to perfection and with all modern
amenities.Christo,the owner,together with his wife and the rest of the staff tried their best to make
our stay a truly memorable experience.Spacious rooms with antique furniture, clean communal
showers and a small courtyard ideal for a midday laze are the hostel's assets.
We strongly recommend this place not only for its ambience and comfort,but for its owner and
staff as well.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Christos T
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Hristo G, Owner at Hostel Old Plovdiv, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Dear Christos & Katerina,

you are one of the most smiling and positive guests we ever had!
I am waiting to receive your advices of how to get our garden even more beautiful.
Waiting to see you back soon

Best regards
Hristo

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have stayed at Old Plovdiv twice now, and I intend to stay there whenever I am in Plovdiv. For the cost there could not possibly be a better place. The atmosphere is great, the service amazing, cleanliness and comfort was all above par.

The first time I stayed there I was with a friend and we had a room on the second floor. After we made our reservations we received a warm email from the owner confirming our arrival time, which I thought was a great touch. When we arrived there was a note on the board to welcome us and our room was toasty warm (hard to do in such a large place in December) with lavender on the pillows. We had planned to go out but because we felt so comfortable there we instead bought some wine and stayed in, using the very comfy common room. Breakfast was sufficient in amount but I really liked the touch that they served a plate to everyone instead of making a buffet. Toast, juice, coffee and tea were endless. There was also wine, beer, and soft drinks available at a reasonable price, for in the evening. The shower on the second floor is amazing- lots of pressure, lots of space, hot water, and very new/modern.

The second time I stayed on the first floor in the twin room with my fiance for the first night, and then we moved up to the second floor for three more nights. I will say that I prefer the second floor, because the rooms up there have even more charm, but still the service, friendliness and atmosphere of the place was amazing.

I haven't been there in the summer but hope to return to see their garden opened up. I think that for travelers that want a unique place to stay that really gives a great old town feel then this would be the one.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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7  Thank Kojishi
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Hristo G, Owner at Hostel Old Plovdiv, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Dear Lorraine,



when I read your review I understand, that my efforts are not in vane,
thank you very much !
Give my best regards to Nikola !



Best regards
Hristo

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Additional Information about Hostel Old Plovdiv

Address: Chetvarti Yanuari Str 3, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Location: Bulgaria > Plovdiv Province > Plovdiv
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Plovdiv
Price Range: $22 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Old Plovdiv 1*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel "Old Plovdiv" is proud to announce, that we were appointed as one of the Lonely Planet's 'Top 10 best value stays for 2014' Hostel in name only-more like a boutique hotel at a hostel rate ! FREE Parking,FREE ultra speed WI-FI,FREE Breakfast! The only hostel in town with garden and terrace! 24-Hour reception, 24-hour hot water, no curfew, no lockout, free linen, free towels, free breakfast, free WiFi, free lockers, free luggage storage. Lounge room and dining room, Reception Bar, Washing and ironing facilities, free parking.In the heart of historic old town district, just 4 minutes away from the city's main pedestrian street, Hostel "Old Plovdiv" is a real architectural marvel.We offer all you can desire: superb location, 24 hour reception service, flawless security, hygiene to the highest standards and the friendliest staff possible. Located in totally renovated 144- year old Renaissance house, national monument of culture, Hostel "Old Plovdiv" will offer you experience of a lifetime! Our features include free individual lockers and locks, free towels, linen and duvets, , free breakfast; free Wi-Fi, free CD/DVD-burning facilities and free satellite TV and films. We offer book exchange, free maps and free luggage storage.Build in 1868, the house, where Hostel "Old Plovdiv" is located, belonged to one of the richest local tobacco merchants. The wooden columns of the house are made of Lebanese cedre and you will also see marble from Greece and granite from Ottoman Turkey. The 130-year old wooden floors and the 4 metres high ceilings and big windows will take you back in time of the Bulgarian Renaissance. Furnished with authentic antique beds and wardrobes, purchased from local antique shops and renovated by professional restorers in the local Renaissance style, our 8 spacious and cosy rooms will seduce you with luxury at affordable price ... more   less 
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