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Reviews of Elysia Hostel Sofia Hostel

8A Pop Bogomil str,, Sofia, Bulgaria

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 86%

Location 92%

Safety 98%

Staff 96%

Value 96%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 31.89USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 09:00

Latest Check-out: 11:30

Policies

  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sofia?

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 86%

Location 92%

Safety 98%

Staff 96%

Value 96%

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83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff were helpful.

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

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very friendly and helpful owner

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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

Hello,
thank you for your review. You booked the private single room for 20 euros, 10% are for the Hostelbookers site. You pay us 18euro per bed.
Portuguese was in mix dorm room. Each bed is 12 euro. All beds - 36 euro. There is different between single private and one bed in mix dorm. If you have any question, don`t hesitate to ask.
Best regards Emilia

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

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

Disliked: No

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

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.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Very clean and comfortable.

Disliked: No

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

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).

Customer would recommend this property

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