Canape Connection Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

Canape Connection Hostel is an awesome hostel that has the vibe of a guesthouse located in the city center of Bulgaria's capital city -- Sofia! The hostel is about a thirty-minute walk from the main bus and train station. The hostel has with several dorm guest rooms and private rooms. The Wi-Fi works very well throughout the facility. During our stay there were some issues with the water and the power, but they were resolved quite quickly. The hostel is nonsmoking. Overall there is a nice environment due to the very helpful hosts! The facilities are clean. Breakfast is not included, however there is an amazing vegan place next door! Towels are available upon request.

The Location

The hostel is about a thirty-minute walk from the main station for buses and trains. The hostel is in the city center and very close to all the sites worth seeing in Sofia. There are many bars and restaurants within minutes from the hostel. The hostel offers bicycles for rent if you'd like to explore on wheels. They have an abundance of information regarding local walking tours -- don't miss the Sofia food tour and Sofia free walking tour!

Rooms and Bathrooms

There rooms are cooled by air conditioning, but leaving the windows open is sufficient to keep the room comfortable. The bathrooms are not modern, but are functional, with flush toilets and showers. Linens and towels are provided for free. You may have to remind them to give you a towel! Everything is clean. There are many outlets in the room for charging devices. There are even outlets outside! The door to the rooms as well as the entrance are always locked, you will be provided with a key. The hostel is very secure. Hair dryers are available upon request.

Common Spaces

The outdoor common area is quite large, with several couches for lounging, as well as tables. There are two kitchens that are fully stocked with appliances. Coffee and tea are readily available for free in the kitchen. The reception is technically a small office, but most of the interaction happens outdoors in the courtyard. The hosts are very kind and even helped us rent a car for day trips and carry our bags to a taxi when we were leaving.

Summary

Overall, there is a very sophisticated vibe here. This is not a young party hostel!
by Lola
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2016-09-26
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Location/Contact

Address
12A William Gladstone Street, Sofia, Sofia Province, Bulgaria
Coordinates
42.692047, 23.316582 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.canapeconnection.net
Telephone
+359 2 441 63 73
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Just fabulous
We spent one night in Sofia in this hostel when we went to ASOT. The staff was very friendly and they put us in a bigger room (the large dorm in the attic) for less money. I don't know where in the world will you find a squeaky clean private bathroom for 10-12 euros per night. The town itself is so beautiful that we literally spent two days just walking around and smiling. Plus there is like a gazillion free things that you can go to, like tours and hiking. All you should need from a hostel is a bed with clean sheets to sleep on at night and a toilet. And this one has that and much much more. My recommendations.
Danica
Age 21, SRB
2013-03-22
 
Has Potential
At arrival on booking a double room we were put in a 4 bed dorm for the same price. The staff can be helpful but I was left shocked when told to turn the music down at 3pm from my laptop speakers because neighbours might be trying to sleep. The shower was situated right over the top of the toilet in a small cubicle and everything was always wet. The drain was clogged as well so there was a constant pool of water in the toilet/bathroom. At the time of visiting, the second (much nicer bathroom) was under renovation, which was quite inconvenient also. On the positive side it is in a good location and we met some friendly people. On another day it could be a decent Hostel.
Dan
(Australian)
2012-08-30
 
Clean and spacious rooms
Nice and clean rooms, very helpful staff, great location. Visited some other hostels in Sofia, but Canape is by far the best. The beds are with ample mattresses, it is quiet and nice. Both Nadias are very helpful and will direct you to the best bars and restaurants. And you can meet quite interesting people there!
Branko
(Serbia)
2010-11-25
 
Highly recommended
Stayed there for 2 nights. Very clean, cosy, nice rooms and beds.The staff was very kind and helpful. Conveniently located in the center of Sofia, yet in a quiet street.
Anonymous
(Greece)
2010-11-16
 
One word for this hostel -- the best
I've never stayed in a better hostel before. It's very clean, quiet, wide beds, good food, helpful staff, artistic rooms. Thanks!
Svet
(Germany)
2010-11-08
 
Really nice place
This hostel was very clean and cozy. The location is perfect for sightseeing and going out at night. The breakfast is as well really good -- I stayed there three days and every day we were served differed breakfast. Can only recommend it!
Anonymous
(Germany)
2010-11-06
 
One of the best hostels I have ever been
Canapé is a great hostel! Very clean, big wooden beds with curtains. The breakfast is yamiii. I had really one relaxed night there, watching movies with other guests and the staff. Thanks! Had great time with you in Sofia.
Anonymous
(Bulgaria)
2010-10-28

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