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Reviews of Hostel Lavele

Hostel | 14, Lavele str., Sofia, Bulgaria 1000

86.9% Overall Rating

58 out of 63 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/08/2014)

"We arrived in the middle of the night and it was no problem to enter the room. The room was very spacious and the breakfast was great. Very good value for money."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 39.80

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Cancellation fee of the first night (which has to be made through e-mail) if cancelling 24hours or less before check-in time.

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86.9%

Overall Rating

58 out of 63 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Lavele'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
76.8%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
89.6%
Value
91.2%
Safety
92.8%
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Alex Mitrovic

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2011 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, helpful staff (Mario), big spacious and clean rooms with no bunk beds, all the facilities you need.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely hostel, amazing value for money. You got a good breakfast in the morning, and the dorms are very decent: good bunk beds, sofa to relax on.

Disliked: toilet and shower were in the same cubicle, and showers didn't drain very well.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel Lavele is located very central. The room was nice, the rooms with a balcony are the best i think. The breakfast is served in the cellar which is a bit dark, but the breakfast itself makes up for it! Staff is very friendly and helpfull, nice people!

Disliked: --

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really a super hostel! Nice high-ceiling rooms with wooden floors and a good breakfast. Very friendly and helpful staff. The location couldn't be better!

Disliked: Nothing...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2011

Liked: That there were beds rather than bunk beds. The location was good and the staff were helpful.

Disliked: The bedroom door creaked loads so woke you up everytime it was opened. The toilet was in the shower room there wasn't really a curtain and water ran all over the floor. There were no seperate reading lights.

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

Bossard Renan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2011 Bossard would recommend this property

Liked: Welcoming, dynamic staff Breakfast (included!) : homemade bread, homemade marmelade... waoww

Disliked: Maybe a little shower but it fits the price

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a neat place, the double room was cozy and big enough, we also had air conditioning. Close to the main sigts of the city. Helpful staff. Great breakfast!

Disliked: nothing really

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Ivan Fišer

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 July 2011 Ivan would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: little choice at breakfast

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was excellent! Besides from the outstanding breakfast, we had a very good night in cozy beds in room with aircondition. Our mixed dorm was equipped with a couch and a table. The location is perfect: It is in the very center of Sofia.

Disliked: There is a nice and cool (great in summertime) common room, where also the breakfast is served. However, it is located in the basement and equipped with chairs and tables (no couches).

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Rachael Power

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2011 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap and included breakfast. The staff were bright and friendly and the rooms were clean and airy.

Disliked: Some of the bathrooms were dirty and a tiny bit smelly. I know that it's a hostel, and it's cheap, but I think that a clean bathroom is essential for a good stay.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything is perfect with this hostel!! i love that the staff is very helpful and nice, really good position in the city, so it's a really nice place, which i will recommend to the others who are going to go to sofia

Disliked: --

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

Nicholas Fraser

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2011 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: Great location right by the centre, helpful staff, good breakfast in the mornings.

Disliked: No complaints at all

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

Boban Despotovski

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

22 May 2011 Boban would recommend this property

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike, the hostel is perfect.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a good location, in the heart of the city.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best location possible. And very helpful staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

03 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: rooms

Disliked: no large common room to meet people

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness, free breakfast, good sanitary facilities, well heated, comfortable and spacious dorms with ample storage space, free towel and hair towel too.

Disliked: No free internet. No TV or entertainment. No catering facilities. No 24hr reception.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a good place right in the city center

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Peeter Annus

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 November 2010 Peeter would recommend this property

Liked: Especially - a good location, a breakfast, an independence to come and go at any time having the necessary keys.

Disliked: Peeter left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel, calm but excellent situated downtown Sofia. The price is very good, the breakfast is perfect for a hostel. The place is clean, the staff is friendly. There is nothing to complain about. That's how a hostel has to be.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Servive, price and and atmosphere

Disliked: No armoire

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Situated close to centre. Good breakfast.

Disliked: We had said that we would be arriving in the time band 20.00 to 21.00 but arrived at 15.00 instead. By ringing the bell on the hostel gate for ten minutes we were unable to get any response and ended up having to make a phone call to get in. If unsure of your exact time of arrival there could be a problem with getting into the hostel.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

VINCENZO DELL'ARCIPRETE

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2010 VINCENZO would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, very quiet and clean, in an excelent position. The lady at the reception (most likely the owner) was nice if a bit stiff.

Disliked: We had a little trouble with a door (it was so heavy we thought it was locked) but it absolutely was a minor problem.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to stay some days.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its central location, the hostel owner was welcoming and really helpful with our travel arrangements and directed us to a few good places to eat. It was an excellent stay, and really good value for money for what we were looking for. Comfortable beds!

Disliked: nothing!


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