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Reviews of Galiani Hostel

Hostel | 70 Hristo Botev Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria 1303

65.6% Overall Rating

12 out of 20 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/08/2014)

"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…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Café
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 9.05
  • Luggage Room USD 6.47
  • Breakfast USD 2.53

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

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.

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65.6%

Overall Rating

12 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Galiani Hostel'

Atmosphere
50.0%
Location
83.0%
Facilities
49.0%
Cleanliness
69.0%
Staff
71.0%
Value
66.0%
Safety
71.0%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, solid amenities, well maintained.

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

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Thomas Mooney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2014 Thomas would recommend this property

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.

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

claudio olivares

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2014 claudio would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, clean and comfortable

Disliked: claudio left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Agata Wieszczeczynska

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2013

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...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 June 2013

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.

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

Christian Wolter Andersen

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2013 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: Close to center. Spoke english :)

Disliked: Noise from the tram

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Nikolay Malev

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 March 2012

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.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2011

Liked: AirPort pick-up is an added value.

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

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room is airy and clean, and the internet is fast, reliable and inclusive. Generally it is clean and the staff are helpful.

Disliked: The building is a little run-down and for a lone traveller the slight distance from the centre of town can make returning to the hostel late at night a little discomforting. Also, if you are a light sleeper, my room had no curtains and a tram line runs under the building causing loud vibrations from 6am.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 October 2010

Liked: Wi fi was good

Disliked: Shared bathroom was terrible. Shower had no division between it and toilet. Breakfast terrible. Car parking a joke.


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