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Reviews of Elysia hostel

Hostel | Pop Bogomil str 8, Sofia, Bulgaria 1202

83.5% Overall Rating

29 out of 34 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/07/2013)

Bogdan Marushkevych thinks…

"I had an early morning arrival at this little family-run hostel and Emilia let me check-in at 8 am without charging any extra fees. My room was large and very clean. The breakfast was also…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 20.20

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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83.5%

Overall Rating

29 out of 34 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Elysia hostel'

Atmosphere
74.4%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
76.8%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
89.6%
Value
84.0%
Safety
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Livia Santana

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 Livia would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were helpful.

Disliked: There was not many common areas for backpackers to hangout with each other.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful owner

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bogdan Marushkevych

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2013 Bogdan would recommend this property

Liked: I had an early morning arrival at this little family-run hostel and Emilia let me check-in at 8 am without charging any extra fees. My room was large and very clean. The breakfast was also fine. Bus station and many places of interest can be reached by foot in about fifteen minutes from the hostel. Now, I looking forward to visiting Sofia again, and would not consider staying anywhere else

Disliked: Bogdan left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

david simon

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2012

Liked: Its situation and apparent professionalism -to start with.

Disliked: I disliked the lack of honesty on the part of the owners. No receipts were issued for payment of monies. I paid twenty euros per night , but the owners gave an identical room to a Portuguese for 12 euros. This disgusted me and destroyed the otherwise good impression I would have had about the place. I do not recommend it. David Simon

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely people and great room close to the city centre.

Disliked: No

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

David` Reynolds

Alone

City break

21 July 2012 David` would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located conveniently between the bus/rail station and the old town. It's about 10mins walk each way. Emiliya, the owner, is real friendly and approachable - so willing to help and advise. I like the courtyard, where a relaxed breakfast with nice coffee can be had.

Disliked: Not a dislike, but the lack of cooking facilities would be an issue for those who wish to prepare their own for.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The host was friendly and helpful and spoke excellent english. The en suite accommodation was very good and clean, and a taxi was organised for us to go to the airport. The breakfast was good and we will stay here again and would recommend this hostel to others.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Peter Simpson

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2012 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely spacious room. The owners, Emelia and Valery are a lovely couple who were very hospitable and friendly.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

16 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and comfortable.

Disliked: No

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Our hostess, Emilia, was wonderful - friendly, informative, cheerful, and full of interesting and helpful information about Sofia and Bulgaria in general. Breakfast was perfect - fresh handmade bread with a dairy spread, great coffee, some meat and cheese. The room was nice and clean, wifi worked as expected, and everything was just generally pleasant.

Disliked: The location is on the verge of being dicey - one street further north (between Slivnitsa and the train/bus stations) and I wouldn't recommend it but I think Pop Bogomil Street itself seemed safe, if kind of dark and dim. And Maria Luiza Blvd looked questionable after dark but that's easily avoided by walking through the neighborhood back from the center or taking a bus to the lion's bridge (Lavov Most).

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vasily Granchar

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011 Vasily would recommend this property

Liked: The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They were always happy to give tips about what to do in Sofia, and how to get around the city. Hostel is not very expensive. It has a very good location.The hostel is near of center of Sofia. It's very comfortable. Rooms are clean. The breakfast was very good. Thanks a lot.

Disliked: I liked the hostel Elysia

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Miroslav Sekulic

Alone

City break

25 October 2010 Miroslav would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel has a vary good location and helpfull staff. They are very open and friendly.Rooms are very clean and picefull.

Disliked: Miroslav left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jonathan rutter

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2010 jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: The mother and daughter who run this hostel were very friendly and welcoming. They were always happy to give tips about what to do in Sofia, and how to get around the city. The room was comfortable and clean and the breakfast was good.

Disliked: jonathan left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joseph Tellalyan

Alone

Business / conference

08 September 2010 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: I spent two days in a small, quiet and nice place, named Elysia hostel, with a perfect cleanness and a helpful hostess. In the very center of the city with many possibilities of publioc transport, not very expensive.I warmly recommend this place to evryone who is looking for a clean and cosy pleace in a peaceful part of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Disliked: Joseph left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

07 April 2010

Liked: It's not a hotel, but a bed and breakfast, and breakfast is joke....

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

12 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is a nice place to stay! The city center of Sofia is at walking distance, some grocery shops and a book shop are located in the estate. The hosts are very friendly and helpful - although his English is quite bad he is very interested in communicating. Hers is good. All rooms come with a bathroom, breakfest is included and nice, wishes are respected.When you arrive by bus or train make sure to get a taxi to reach the hostel... the direction is not very clear and you easely get into bad estates when walking into the wrong direction. Taxi is about 6 Leva. To get home by night try to catch a taxi in the city center - don't take one of the waiting taxis long the Bvd. Maria Louiza... all cheaters ;) and ask for conditions BEVOR you get into the taxi!!! > serious taxi drivers present their identity cards, and a emergency number should be mentioned next to it.As usual in Bulgaria you will have problems to find the tourist office. The office is situated in Sv. Sofia, close to the Sveta Nedelya Square!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

08 September 2009

Liked: Location - handy for the bus station and the city. The floor needed washing, and 'towels' were hand towels - not big enough for a shower! Also, breakfast is a little late - between 9am and 9.30am.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

John Henry

12 August 2009 John would recommend this property

Liked: The place is run by a husband and wife team, Valeri and Emilia, who both are extremely attentive and helpful. They are new to this business - five months - and are eager to please. They serve a nice, tasty little breakfast to get you going for the day. My only criticism is that I dare you to find the place using the directions they have posted on the web site. The place is in an interesting location, to say the least. From the train station, it is a 3 Leva ride, if you can find an honest cab driver.

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

02 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly hostess who makes a good healthy breakfast. This hostel is not too far from the centre of town so most things are walking distance. If you're coming from the airport, take an 'OK' taxi for about 12 Lv (6 Euros).

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

17 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

16 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was really well done out, although the owner didn't speak very well English but good for the money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

09 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff clean place if we were expecting a B&B it would have been ok

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Harold Kikkert

09 July 2009 Harold would recommend this property

Liked: Nearby center and away from traffic-noiseVery kind host

Disliked: Harold left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

22 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Vicinity of the centre of Sofia.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

15 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No TV or internet!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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