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Reviews of Galiani GuestRooms Sofia Hostel

70, bul. Hristo Botev, Sofia, Bulgaria

Atmosphere 50%

Cleanliness 69%

Facilities 49%

Location 84%

Safety 72%

Staff 72%

Value 70%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Airport Transfers
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 16.51USD
  • Breakfast 4.61USD
  • Luggage Room 11.79USD

Important Information

RECEPTION WORKING HOURS: from 08:00am till 24:00;

Check-in - 13:00am till 24:00;

Check-out - Due to 11:00 am;

LATE CHECK-INS (on demand): If guests must check-in after Front Desk Reception working hours, a fee of 10 EUR per person is charged.

EARLY CHECK-OUTS: In case of early check-out no refunds apply.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE ROOM PRICE:

Air Conditioning - 3 EUR per day

Parking - there is a paid parking lot near the Hostel;

Parking on the street is free between 7:00 pm and 8:00am, and on Saturday and Sunday

*Please note, special conditions apply for groups of 10+ people.

Group Reservation Cancellation Policy:

- A Reservation may be cancelled up to 5 days before the arrival at NO CHARGE.
- Canceling a reservation later then 5 days before the date of arrival, your credit card will be charged the entire booked stay. In case of early check in or late check out guests are charged up to 50% the price for one night, at the booked price.
Cancellation policy/No-Show:
- In case of 'No-show' the customer’s credit card is charged the whole reservation price for the entire arranged stay, and the booking is considered cancelled for the entire stay.

Fees for group reservations:

Security deposit for damages: 10EUR per person due at reception upon arrival. The full amount of the deposit will be refunded upon departure, in case there are no damages.


· Late check-in fee ( after 00:00 )- 30 EUR for the whole group



· Arranging transport to/from the hostel fee- 5 EUR for the group ( price for the arranged transport depends on the number of people and transport needed )

Please note, if you are travelling with own vehicle, there is a secured paid parking near the hostel.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sofia?

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Atmosphere 50%

Cleanliness 69%

Facilities 49%

Location 84%

Safety 72%

Staff 72%

Value 70%

Showing 1-5 of 5 reviews

86% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location, fairly priced, easy walk to big mall to get anything you eat, good cheap restaurants, access to metro or cable cars,charming town, clean, easy access to bus station, can walk or take trolley for 1 lev.Very clean. Outside looks shabby but very clean and simple inside with fairly sized rooms. I was alone in a dorm and it was great!

Disliked: The main hostel was full and we were guided to another one nearby. It is well secured but you have to walk along dark streets at night. The room was closed for a long time and smell a bit muggy but was fine after the windows are open. But linen, everything is very clean

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
23 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location, solid amenities, well maintained.

Disliked: The hostel I stayed at was a couple blocks from the address listed.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Meets all basic functional requirement of a one night over-night stay. Clean, comfortable and secure accommodation.

Disliked: Lock on front door and to unlock the bathroom need a bit of work. Not a hostel where I would expect a backpacking atmosphere will develop.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Central location, clean and comfortable

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The price

Disliked: Only one small fridge to store food, not even a kettle available for hot water.The person who checked me in tried to charge me double the price, so I had to walk into the street, find wi-fi and make a booking on hostelbookers so I could have the right price. The weather had gotten quite cold in Sofia and there was no way to turn on the heat in the dorm.

Customer would recommend this property

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the specific communist atmosphere

Disliked: The conditions completeley do not reflect the price you pay for the hostel. In addition, some members of the staff had problems with using the card terminal, so do not count that you will have a chance to pay for the stay with credit card. There was even a problem with providing with toilet paper...

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: hostel locates relatively close to bus and railway station, so it could be fine only one night just of sleeping, but not the place where you can make base in skopje, at least for me....

Disliked: there is no kitchen, no common room. this is not hostel at all. just rooms.

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Close to center. Spoke english :)

Disliked: Noise from the tram

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Actually nothing except the location.

Disliked: I have booked an en suit single room but there was no such available at all.I have been given a towel but no soap for shower has been provided and I have been explained that this is one star hostel.Even if this is true,one would thing that a towel goes with a bar of soap as well.The overall impression of this property is bad.

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: AirPort pick-up is an added value.

Disliked: The hostel itself is confortable, but building is really old.

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