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Reviews of Hostel Mostel

Hostel | 2A, Makedonia Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria 1000

95.5% Overall Rating

917 out of 949 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/07/2014)

"super friendly staff, felt comfortable being able to approach them and ask questions. the place itself is off of the street behind a metal gate so the property feels very safe and secure there were some cute…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 13.39

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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95.5%

Overall Rating

917 out of 949 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Mostel'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
96.0%
Value
96.8%
Safety
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

01 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast and atmosphere

Disliked: Bedrooms are in another building.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

31 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super friendly staff, felt comfortable being able to approach them and ask questions. the place itself is off of the street behind a metal gate so the property feels very safe and secure there were some cute wild cats hanging around outside at breakfast

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014

Liked: The hostel is in a very good location, with a lovely common room area and good kitchen facilities. The shower facilities are good and clean, however there are only 2/3 so must get busy when the hostel is at full capacity.

Disliked: We opted for the largest (and cheapest room) which was advertised as a 16 bed dorm. It was in fact a 20 bed dorm, with instead of bunkbeds, foam blocks that had been made beds with 2 sheets and a pillow. It definitely wasn't what we expected from such a highly rated hostel. I would suggest paying more and getting a room with actual beds.

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Gary Roy

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Gary would recommend this property

Liked: This is an excellent hostel. The all-you-can-eat breakfast can carry you through most of the day. Then there is the free supper as well. The staff are incredibly helpful, especially Nora.

Disliked: This place was perfect.

100.0%
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Dário Martins

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2014 Dário would recommend this property

Liked: This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in! They have the best breakfast ever and it´s free! And your booking can also include free dinner! Staff is AWESOME, they speak excellent english and are really nice and helpful! Clean bathrooms and showers, safe rooms, free wi-fi and 3 computers available. Thumbs up for the No Shoes area in the common room for chillout! I´ve met the most awesome people at the hostel! Also there is a pub crawl everynight! ;) Hostel Mostel felt like my home away from home, special thanks to Eleonora and Soup Dragon for everything! I will definitely return sooner or later! :)

Disliked: Nothing! :)

97.1%
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Jerick Parrone

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

07 July 2014 Jerick would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, friendly staff and massive amount of food for breakfast.

Disliked: The private rooms are 5 minutes walking outside of the actual hostel, which made it difficult to meet people and go for breakfast.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great times and giant breakfast

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Justin Rogers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 May 2014 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostel breakfasts I have ever encountered in my travels. Likewise the dinner that is extra if it was not in your price is well worth it. Overall I enjoyed my stay here very much, the staff was great and I was pleasantly surprised with Sofia in general. I will make my way back to this hostel and highly recommend it to anyone visiting.

Disliked: Lack of working pool cues (minor)

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Rachel Leow

Alone

Events / festivals

19 May 2014 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Warm friendly service, plenty of help given to all queries. Buildings very well maintained and very clean, in a convenient and reasonably safe location. Free breakfast everyday was EXCELLENT with a wide variety of breads, eggs, waffles, salad, yogurt, cereals, cheese, salami and hot drinks. Free dinner (usually 3 things to choose from - pasta with tomato sauce, rice with stewed beans/lentils, fried eggs with potato salad and coleslaw salad) also excellent.

Disliked: Not really a dislike, but just something to be aware of - the private single and double rooms are away from the main hostel on a separate road about 5 min away. This is great if you want to be alone, but if you want to mingle a lot with other people at the hostel it is not so good. Also breakfast and dinner are served at the main hostel building, so one has to get dressed before getting breakfast!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was quite good, The roomate weren't but I can't complain about that.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and staff. A good option in Sofia

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, free breakfast with lots of options, computers and printer available for guests (computers for free), games and TV in the common room, lockers with locks in the dorms, free towels, hot showers... Felt a little like summer camp (in a good way!). An overall enjoyable experience.

Disliked: To get to the bathrooms you had to leave the room and go down the outside hallway.

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stephen bryant

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2014 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is so chilled out, got a great atmosphere. Really helpful staff, excellent breakfast and dinner included.

Disliked: stephen left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! One of the best hostels I've been to. Nothing to declare!

Disliked: .

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quite good all ;)

Disliked: The size of the beds, I'm quite tall and it was hard for me to sleep. 8 bed-dorm

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Ryan Glover

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

21 April 2014 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Great value, great hostel

Disliked: Ryan left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common area, the food and the atmosphere.

Disliked: The entrance seems a little dodgy but the building is actually really nice once you've passed through the gate.

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

Zhihui Chin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

08 April 2014

Liked: Conveniently located near the tram station, and the building was a lovely old hostel from the early 20th century. Breakfast was generally okay and the facilities generally expected from a hostel are available as well.

Disliked: The private rooms were across the street in an apartment unit; it is quite noisy at night due to poor soundproofing from the trams on the road. There is also poor soundproofing from the noises made in the common room as well.

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, good tour on offer

Disliked: N/a

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I found the hostel staff very helpful and accommodating, while, overall, I found it to be one of the better hostels I have ever stayed in.

Disliked: While the breakfast choices were very good, the dinner was lacking and often cold.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I have been here before and it was as good. the breakfast was very very good. the staff were very helpfull and the room was clean. the location was also very good. this time i used the pick up from the airport and it was spot on. thanks to all

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I've stayed at! Awesome hang out area where its easy to meet other people, friendly staff, only 6lev extra for amazing breakfast (including waffles!) and dinner. Doing it right!

Disliked: Nothing!

80.0%
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Miren Elitxabet Huegun Arruabarrena

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2014 Miren Elitxabet would recommend this property

Liked: El ambiente, es por excelencia el hostal mas famoso de la ciudad. Mucha gente joven, muy abierta, y con ganas de conocer a otra gente. El plato de pasta por la noche un puntazo. Una noche llegamos un poquito tarde, y el cocinero nos preparó la cena fuera de su horario. Estamos muy agradecidos.

Disliked: Las habitaciones grupales están fuera del hostal, en un piso en un edificio en el centro de la ciudad, a unos 800 metros del hostal. Las habitaciones son bastante pequeñas, no muy cómodas. Los baños de ese edificio se inundan con facilidad.

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Jack Cottrill

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2014 Jack would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing hostel with amazing people! Great atmosphere with all the facilities you could need on your travels!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Caio Soares

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2014 Caio would recommend this property

Liked: Location and friendly staff.

Disliked: The beds and bedsheets were clean indeed. But it would definitely seem cleaner if you used WHITE sheets! ;)


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