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Plovdiv is a very beautiful city in Bulgaria which is just a few hours from Sofia and Bourgas. Istanbul is also not far from it and there are cheap buses that go there. It's underrated as it can offer its visitors a reat experience.
There are many hostels in Plovdiv and most of them were opened in the last few years. There are three major spots where Plovdiv hostels are located: the first is near the central train station, the second is near the Plovdiv University and the third is in the Old Town. Hostels in Plovdiv do not differ much in price with a few exceptions. Hostels in the Old Town are a bit hard to find as the streets are small and the whole place looks like a labyrinth but the view is amazing. However, the Old Town is in the center so you can go there easily even if your hostel is in other place. Taxis are very cheap and a better option than public transportation.
Plovdiv has been inhabited since ancient times and is one of the few constantly inhabited places in the world for the last several thousands years. It has been a major city in Medieval Ages, during the Ottoman rule, after the Independence, and now as well. There are many sights from almost any time in history and only a few cities in Bulgaria can match Plovdiv. It has two Roman theatres, more than 10 museums, Roman stadium, mosques, cathedrals and churches and of course, the Old Town which has preserved many houses with architecture from the 19th century.
There is an airport which serves a few lines to Europe. The airport is far from the city – about 25 km and there is only one bus that stops there once a day only on days when there are flights. The bus is often overcrowded. Otherwise, train connections are very good and you can go to any place in Bulgaria within a day and there are several old monasteries less than 100 km, the most famous of which is Bachkovo.
Food in Plovdiv is ridiculously cheap and you can have a great lunch for 3-4 Euros at a restaurant. There are bars and clubs for any taste and pocket and night life is quite good. There is also an annual trade fair which attracts many international companies. You need to spend at least several days in Plovdiv.
There are plenty of excellent hostels in Plovdiv and the Hostelz.com Plovdiv Hostels list is the best way to find the right hostel for your trip.
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Hikers Hostel Plovdiv
"This is a simple, new hostel located in the old city of Plodiv, only a few minutes walk to the Roamn ampitheatre and main street. There is a large, quite bare common room and a nicer courtyard, as well as a very basic kitchen. The rooms themselves are of a similar fasion. The dorm rooms sleeps about twelve people, and is both clean and funcional. The beds are comfotable and the bathroom is quite nice and very clean, although on a different...
"… also a place for cultural activities and meetings where one can also find a tourist information center, exhibition hall with a stand for selling pieces of art and souvenirs, art cafe with a gallery where various cultural events and seminars take place and a constant paintings exhibition. The art cafe (24 seats) is also used for breakfast and at the same time it's a perfect place for exhibitions, seminars, literature readings and...
"… FREE All you can eat BREAKFAST - 3 kinds of jam, salami, cheese, tomatoes, olives, muesli, bulgarian yogurt,bread, butter, sugar, milk, juice, tea and coffee and more… + FREE Unlimited high speed INTERNET access. + FREE Wi-Fi - in-house and in our garden + FREE Plovdiv map with highlights + FREE Clean and fresh sheets and towel + FREE 24 hour running hot water + FREE Lockers, security access key cards + + FREE Luggage storage...
Hostel Old Plovdiv
"… rooms will seduce you with luxury at affordable price. With only 3 or 4 beds in every room we offer intimacy and comfort, which will make you feel at home. You will be amazed to see an original Roman fortress wall in the middle of our dining room! Our garden with century old trees will charm you. There you can have your morning coffee under the shadow of a magnificent meddler tree and enjoy the charm of our water founta...
Hostel Old Plovdiv
3 Chetvarti yanuari Str
Raisky Kat Hostel
"The Raisky Kat Hostel is located in a very quiet part of Plovdiv. It is within short walking distance to the old city and the main area with all the restaurants and coffeehouses. The easiest way to get to the hostel is with a taxi -- just tell the driver the street name and he will take you to the hostel. You won't need a taxi besides getting to and from the hostel because you can walk everywhere else. The rooms, like the three-person room...
The Crib Hostel
"… available at all times. Every room has aircon&heating and high speed Wi-Fi internet access.Needless to mention,shower and face towels,sheets,linen and hairdryer usage is all free. -TheCrib has 3 new spacious bathrooms, one including hydro-massage tub - Jacuzzi and Sauna. Low price - *check the deals* We are located in a private building and have to respect the privacy of our neighbors,This guarantees Your peace too....
Bike Hostel Plovdiv
"Cosy hostel in the centre of Plovdiv. We are close to Central train station and close to south bus station. Parking for bicycles. Hire bikes at our Hostel. We are suggesting manifold sport & art activities. We have professional photo studio. We are organizing trips to Thracian sanctuaries & landmarks in the close of Plovdiv. Quiet clean place, no traffic noise and friendly staff. Please note: We have a 48...
Antique Apartment KOKOB
"… hottest city in Bulgaria - Plovdiv - with hot people, hot prices and hot opportunities. Welcome to 6000 years of history, culture and civilisation! We speak English and German and have best contacts to cultural objects and monasteries in the whole large area of Plovdiv. With us You could learn how to prepare typical meals and drinks from the Balkan, play board games or just sit and enjoy from the balcony the beautiful view of the...
"There is no 24 hour reception -- it is only staffed for a few hours a day, other times you need to call someone. There are no free lockers and no international TV. This is a pretty ordinary hostel, and not at all like what they advertised. The only advantage is that it is close to the centre." … "I am here in winter and it really is quite bad. There is no heating in the hostel whatsoever. There is a room with a sheet of plastic down...
Preslav str. 29
"… we are near the Dzhumaia square. It is easy to get to the Roman stadium, the Amphitheatre and the Ancient city, located on the famous three hills. At "Gusto" Hostel you will find a friendly, fun and warm atmosphere in a big old house, built at 19th century. We have 14 beds in light and spacious rooms, comfortable hall, small kitchen with a terrace and two bathrooms. • 24 hour reception • Common room • Air conditioning • Web...
Hostel Plovdiv - Plovdiv Guest
"… athmosphere of the Old town of Plovdiv. For a total of 10 Euro per night including all you can eat breakfast, you will be able to enjoy linens, free sheets, hot showers/toilets, fully equipped kitchen, free internet access as well as wide screen TV sets with cable TV. Laundry and ironing facilities, safe secure storage in 12 lockers at guests' disposal will guarantee you a comfortable stay while our friendly hosts will assist you...
Melanya Mountain Retreat
"… double bedroom, with self-catering facilities and private entrance. A spacious wet room with shower and separate wc compliment your mountain holiday accommodation. Please note: Guests pay only per person rates of €38 per night. Single guests and couples enjoy the whole apartment at no extra cost. Ignore the 4 person totals when booking! :-) Breakfast is included and options of a stocked kitchen and home-cooked evening meals...
"… and attired rooms.The hotel offers a full restaurant and garden with a patio, accommodating English speaking staff and management. It also offers breakfast, which is included in the price and allows its guests to use the free parking facilities. Absolutely charming.Very near Old town at the bottom of the east side of the hill. 100M from the Monday Market or Ponedelnik PazarrFacilitiesInternet Access Breakfast Included Full Parking...
Rooms Center PLovdiv
"Rooms Center is located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It\'s cheap and it\'s in the city Center. It\'s near restaurants, bars, cafes and discos. 10 minutes of the most famous sights of Plovdiv. The building has more than 70 years and is among the few preserved architectural wonders of the city. We offer vacation filled with comfort in luxurious surroundings and pleasant atmosphere. Groove to the city. We await you!" … "… and cultural...
My Guest Rooms Plovdiv
"… walk from the central train station and bus stations South and Rodopi. Perfectly located to the city park, central square and the central pedestrian street with shops and restaurants, in which is only 10 min. walk to the old town and the sights of the city. You can expect unique rooms decorated in comfortable style and panoramic view, a bedroom, two or three beds offering excellent conditions for recreation, cable TV, free Wi-Fi,...
"… Double room for 1 - 30 lv / 15 euro - Triple room - 60 lv / 30 euro - Family room with up to 6 beds and luxury bathroom with WC - 90 lv / 46 euro Paid: homemade breakfast on request - 2lv / 1 euro / per person half day guided tour - 12 lv / 6 euro / per person rent-a-car event organization - on request Only 2 min walk from Ulpia House is the Main street of Plovdiv, 10 min walk is the Central Station, 15...
"… of the four seasons we have you could either visit and enjoy the nearest ski resorts(Pamporovo, Chepelare) during snowy winters or alternatively you could go on a mountain trip during the mild spring and autumn or hot summer seasons.Every way you take gets you to different unforgettable places- Batak and Dospat dams for fishing and sunbathing,the unique eneolithic recently discovered stone cities (Belentash,Tatul and Perpericon) and...
"… perfect for al fresco dining. Belle Ville is housed in a Renaissance period building. All the rooms are decorated in individual colours and unique style. They are furnished with cable TV, mini bar, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and private bathroom with shower or bath. Plovdiv has a bustling Old Town where locals make great use of the main square. You will find there gatherings and events during the summer months with very...
The Plovdiv House
"… on a calm and quiet street and the building is thermo-insulated. Each room has air-conditioning, cable television, separate bathroom and toilet (regular disinfection). The rooms are clean with new beds and the furnishing is in modern style. We offer rooms with king-size bed, rooms with 2,3 or 4 beds for students, for people on business trips or tourists. Our guests can feel free. We try to be comfortable and cozy for all...
Guest Rooms " The old house "
2 Krastyo Pastuhov Street
"… for one-day walk. In the village Krastatitsa and Erendzhikov's House you will meet Mrs. Nadia Erendzhikova who is owner of this guest house. Add to this fire of the camp, the home kitchen with environmentally friendly products from our garden and song of the crickets, the aroma of herbs and baked glow of fresh potatoes, many stars who are hardly not hand distance from you. Thus time in Erendzhikov's house, village Krastatiza like...
"… with cable TV, telephone, minibar, air-conditioner, private bathroom with a shower. At guest's disposal are lobby - bar, restaurant with excellent bulgarian & european cuisine. In some of the rooms there is Internet access. Using Internet is free of charge. Everybody speaks english, german, russian and several persons speak greek language. You can sleep and have dinner or lunch at very good prices. At the reception desk of the hotel...
Hotel Nord Plovdiv
"We had a marvelous stay at Hotel Nord. You must ask for Petko, the hotel manager. He is very gracious and available to assist with any planning for your stay in Plovidiv. He speaks perfect English if you don't know Bulgarian. The employees are warm and courteous towards the quests. The hotel is clean, located in a great location, and quiet for a nice nights rest. I highly recommend staying at Hotel Nord and seeing Plovidiv! Also ask Petko for...
"Comfortable, clean, good location, very friendly and helpful - A lovely building of 7apartments meticulously kept, with a friendly and most helpful staff. The location is in a quiet neighborhood but easy walking distance to major places of interest. The rates are quite reasonable. Only drawbacks are an odd breakfast delivered the evening before, no elevator, and those wacky showers that are meant to flood the small bathroom floor. But I would...
Hotel Elite Palace
"… any important spot or attraction either by foot or using transport. Next to the hotel you’ll find a bus stop, Historical museum, Saedinenie square and statue, many business and trade centers, beauty studios, shops, restaurants and cafes. Within 2 minutes on foot you can reach the main shopping street where you can discover lots of luxury shops and stores or you can just relax in a cozy café or a restaurant. The central position...
Motel 9-th km
"15 rooms,11 bungalows-TVsat,air conditioners/7 of the rooms/ 9 km from Plovdiv"
Star Hotel Plovdiv
"Simple, clean rooms. Good price. - The rooms are furnished in dark colours, but are clean. Bathroom is cleaned every second or third day, towels are then replaced. Rest of the room is cleaned once a week. When I informed the receptionist that my airconditioning did not work he sent met back to my room with the information that there had to be a switch behind the fridge. Because I could not find this, I informed him so. At that moment I did...
"… for those who prefer privacy may make use of room service. Welcome to Plovdiv, welcome to Afrodita! Hotel Afrodita is located on the outskirts of Plovdiv, 3.5 km from the centre of the Old Town. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The spa area is equipped with a sauna, a jacuzzi and massages are offered. A jacuzzi is also set in the garden. Each room has a work desk and a minibar....
"They were very pleasant and efficient during my April 2005 visit." … "Very clean hotel. The rooms are large and the furniture is high quality. It's very near the town center and the price is surprisingly low by western standards. The reason I don't rate it excellent is that the hotel's not so easy to reach by car (but the center of Plovdiv is not so driver-friendly)." … "I was in Plovdiv in April 2005. I stayed in this hotel...
Park Hotel Plovdiv
"… comfort and attention to detail. This makes Park Hotel Plovdiv the ideal venue to host your event. For this purpose, the hotel offers modern Conference centre consists of three multifunctional, fully equipped conference rooms. Please note: Check in after 14.00 Check out before 12.00 Breakfast included Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card (Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa accepted) Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice...
"The hotel is situated in the central part of the city of Plovdiv.rnThe Avion Hotel answers to all contemporary requirements for business and holiday accommodations. The hotel offers modern furnishing and cosy atmosphere which makes it an excellent choice for business people as well as tourists." … "5 minutes walk from city center 10 minutes drive from the central railway station" … 15 Khan Persian Street
Hotel Real Plovdiv
"… walk from the main administrative and financial institutions, banks and offices.The hotel is at a short distanceof the Main street, the Ancient theatre,the Old Town architecture-historical complex and the International Plovdiv Fair. In the Business Hotel Real a guarding, indoors car parking lot, an elevator, a central air conditioning and heating systems, a conference hall, a restaurant and a garden are available. Please...
Plaza Hotel Plovdiv
"… TV, digital TV - 39 channels, air conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer, balcony, bathroom. The restaurant has 120 seats in two halls and a garden. The Great Hall has a capacity of 60 seats, multifunctional, suitable for family gatherings, company parties, business meetings and romantic dinners. Welcome to our Lobby Bar for a cup of hot coffee or relax with a glass of nice drink brand in front of the fireplace. Please note:...
"Hotel Brestnik is located in the residential area Brestnik, 6 km from Plovdivs city centre. It offers modern accommodation with air conditioning, wooden floors and free access to Wi-Fi. Each room and apartment has a work desk, cable TV and a refrigerator. Private bathrooms are also provided. A kitchenette is available in the apartments. Guests can relax in the garden or on the charming terrace. Bicycles are available for rent, for those...
Plovdiv Travel Tips & Suggestions
I went to Plovdiv in the winter and it was pretty boring from a young person's perspective, as well as quite gloomy (and freezing). But there are a few sights, although they looked totally deserted. It was somewhat depressing.
— Josh, Glasgow
Two nights is enough.
— MK, melburn
Plovdiv is incredible, one of my favorite cities in Europe. There is so much to see in the old town, and the residents of Plovdiv are so nice and relaxed. The highlight of Bulgaria, for me.
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