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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 387 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 83%

Shopping 74%

Chilling out / relaxing 80%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 79%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 76%

Value for money 90%

Customer Travel Tips for Sofia

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96% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2019

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Stay for three or four days to visit the mountain, the museums, the bars, the churches and restaurants.

Liked: Very cheap city with amazing sights. There are a lot of things to do and places to visit. The food is amazing!

Disliked: Anything at all, but it's kind of hard to comunicate with the locals because some don't speak other language.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


06 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: walk everywhere! do the free sofia walking tour. hike mt vitoha.

Liked: history

Disliked: pot holes.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


03 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference City break Shopping Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: arm for good patience in the cases described above.

Liked: Cathedrals, restaurant in the streets

Disliked: yes, some peoples are still not used to treat with foreign people, in many supermarket they are "cold" and unpleasant sometimes. They are unused to accept credit card and this is very bad.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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100% Avg. rating


24 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Pub crawl!!!!

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


23 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip:

Liked: Surprisingly interesting city. So much Roman remains. Cheap beer.

Disliked: Nothing.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


26 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: .

Disliked: .

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


30 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Have in mind that people only speaks bulgarian so they don't understand english

Liked: Churches

Disliked: People in general is very rough

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


20 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Wrap up warm in winter

Liked: Beautiful city

Disliked: Nothing

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


04 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Do it

Liked: Friendly people

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


15 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Learn Cyrilic alphabet.

Liked: Culture, food,..

Disliked: Cleanness.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


01 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Sofia green tour

Liked: Easy going, lot of nature, not too busy.

Disliked: Confusing metro system.

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


16 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Free Walking Tour Sofia

Liked: Great city

Disliked: All perfect

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


18 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Not sure

Liked: Cheap, fun, good nightlife

Disliked: Got punched in the face

96% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
96% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Watch the pavement, especially at night after one or two beers.

Liked: The food, weather and people.

Disliked: It is a little dirty in some places and pavements have potholes but in general no issues.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip:

Liked:

Disliked:

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Use a Smart phone to get around, book a trip o Rila Monastry

Liked: Trip to nearby Rila Monastry, cheap drinks, lots of vegan options, Nevski cathedral and museum of socialist art.

Disliked: Not many people spoke english at the main train station, hard to work out where to go to get trams/buses etc.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Do the free walking tours (for culture) and the pub crawls (for night life). When having an extra day, visit the Monastery on the mountain in Rila (2 hours from Sofia).

Liked: Many different tours (walking tour, communism tour, food tour) that explore the city. Food and drinks are very cheap. Most people can speak some English.

Disliked: Information about public transport and activities is difficult to find online. Often, you need to ask around, or visit stations a day before to make sure everything is arranged.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


05 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Open mind

Liked: Nature

Disliked: Local market people are not kind

44% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
44% Avg. rating


27 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Eating is cheap

Liked: It is cheap

Disliked: Not much for sightseeing

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: January is a nice month for visiting Sofia!

Liked: Sofia is a wonderful city! Perfect for all moments! Things are very cheap in Sofia!

Disliked: Nothing!

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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 387 customers

Activities / excursions 80%

Restaurants / eating out 83%

Shopping 74%

Chilling out / relaxing 80%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 79%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 76%

Value for money 90%

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