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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 37.95

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

Alexander Kahl

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2014 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff, great located in the centre of the city. big rooms

Disliked: nothing special. just the interiour was a bit heartless.one more picture at the walls, would be better for the atmosphere.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

14 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean rooms, new beds and stuff, great location...

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 my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Stirling Perry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 August 2014

Liked: The location is amazing -- very close to everything that you want to see. Beds are very comfortable, and the dorm rooms are spacious (in my room there were four regular beds -- no bunk beds).

Disliked: There is little or no wifi signal on the second floor. There is no common area to speak of. It's basically a flop house... It's fine for a good sleep, but there is zero social atmosphere (because there is no place to actually socialize).

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

Berk Dikici

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

19 June 2014 Berk would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great and those magnetic keys that they gave was really useful, secure during enters and exits

Disliked: Berk left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013

Liked: Breakfast was very well organized and generous. Beds were comfortable and clean.

Disliked: The bathroom was very small, with the toilet and shower together, so everything got wet. No place to put one's clothes. Also, the bathroom smelled toxic.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

ANASTASIA KOUKI

Alone

Events / festivals

21 August 2013

Liked: its location close to the city center and shopping areas, but not so close to train and bus stations for other Bulgarian cities

Disliked: the cleaniliness, the staff, the building, the shower places

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

Marcin Gorzelnik

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2013 Marcin would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location in the heart of Sofia, air conditioning in every room, excellent and very cheap laundry service, nice rooms, free wi-fi, excellent value for money

Disliked: nothing

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

Rubén Ruiz Ramas

Alone

Business / conference

10 May 2013 Rubén would recommend this property

Liked: perfect relation between location quality andprice. breakfast is included

Disliked: shared bathroom combines the loo and shower.

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

Christoph Alexander Becker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2012 Christoph Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing to complain about. Perfect position direct in the center of Sofia.

Disliked: Christoph Alexander left no negative feedback.

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

courteney sealey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2012 courteney would recommend this property

Liked: the room was big and i liked the decor. the breakfast was delicious and the service was great

Disliked: the bathroom could have possibly been bigger but it was still big enough

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

Lenka Hudcova

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

02 September 2012 Lenka would recommend this property

Liked: it was really nice and quite place in the heart of Sofia. and also really delicious breakfasts:)

Disliked: Lenka left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people in this wonderful Hostel in the centre of beautiful Sofia. Good Breakfast included, the room was very clean and spacious.

Disliked: The Guy from the netherlands, who lay on the balcony and snore.

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

Sarah Simpson

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the central location. It was only about 3 minutes walk to Vitosha boulevard, the central pedestrianised shopping and eating area. The staff were helpful and friendly, and it helped that they spoke good English! The best feature in my opinion is the breakfast, which is included in the price. There is muesli, homemade bread and jam, salad and sausages, plenty of tea and coffee and it is located in the basement, which is light and well lit,

Disliked: I wasn't keen on the joint toilet/shower, all in the one space, and separated by a curtain. When there is someone in the shower, no one else can use th toilet, and vice versa. There only seems to be one of these per floor, despite there being sometimes a large number of guests

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, really helpful staff, great location, and cheap prices.

Disliked: Nothing for the money!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, just a few steps to the city centre and the staff is really helpfull

Disliked: The bathroom was really small and quite dirty, and it seemed nobody had used it for a long long time

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

Benjamin Pizarro

Alone

City break

11 October 2011 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: I arrived very late in the night but receptionist led me to my room via phone. Very helpful and friendly staff, very comfy bed and perfect location right in the middle of the city centre, everything is easy to reach. Very good breakfast, which is served in the rustical basement.

Disliked: The building looks very deterrent, especially in the night. Doors and walls are thin - you can hear everything from other rooms and at the corridors. Besides this I can't complain - very good place to stay!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Arrived late and receptionist waited for us and then phoned us to explain how to get in because we were 3 hours later than we said we would be and it was nearly 10 at night. Very helpful staff. Clean. Good breakfast. Room was big and modern as were the facilities. Quiet

Disliked: Nothing

71.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011

Liked: Really clean and great comfy beds.

Disliked: No atmosphere at all.

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

Megan Lim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2011 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: Overall I had a good experience at this hostel. The 8 bed dorm was newly furnished and quite pleasant. Breakfast was really good - homemade yoghurt and everything included. The staff were helpful and friendly. They could organise a private tour to Rila Monastery or other locales. The location was good. Right near the start of the free Sofia walking tours.

Disliked: I really didn't like the bathroom. There was just one tiny toilet cubicle with a handheld shower head. You showered over the toilet.

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

Marek Mroziewicz

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2011 Marek would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and dedicated staff, friendly athmosphere that made us feel welcome. Lots of free maps and other helpful material at the reception to help you visit Sofia. Nice all-you-can eat breakfast, spacious double room. Laundry service was cheap and returned my clothes very professionally washed and ironed. Fortunately a non-party hostel - we loved that because we were living intensively and needed our rest. However, party animals will find dozens of bars and cafes within walking distance.

Disliked: Long wait for toilet and shower. Only one shower/bathroom on each floor. They're constantly in use so not well ventilated.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel Lavele was definately the best choice for us. Located in the middle of the city center (though no traffic noise at all) you reach all the sights including the bus station on foot, which really makes the difference in Sofia, because lots of other hostels are far-off the center. The hostel is young and has a unique design, the breakfast was OUTSTANDING. Fresh filter coffee, tasty jam, vegetables if you like. The beds are heaven. Very nice place indeed.

Disliked: Nothing really.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Romantic getaway

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the cute little stuff boy; free breakfast; comfortable beds

Disliked: the laptop you can use for free is very, very slow; SOFIA SUCKS!

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

Ellen van der Vleuten

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2011 Ellen would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was good and the location was great.

Disliked: There was no common area. The bathroom was not clean. And the rooms were very noisy.

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

Alena Dorsch

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2011 Alena would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast buffet was included and they made their own yoghurt and bread which was really tasty!! They also offer cereal, jams and cheese and sausage..coffee and tea. Location was perfect..close to sights. They kept luggage for free.

Disliked: nothing..you should stay here


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