I think this one was the first true hostel I went in Bulgaria, not pale imitation of an youth hostel. Staff were funny and very helpful, Mike the owner is kind and gives you a lot of tips about going out in the city. The movie library is good, you have many choices if you like to relax home. The place was very comfortable and clean, no problems with bathroom or anything like that. The location is central, close to the beach and to the train station. So better solution for Varna.
a happy, laid back place. i stayed for a week and saw people coming through that were only going to stay a night but stayed much longer. it's clean and comfy, the showers are great with hot water all the time, free breakfast, sheets, lockers, dvd, tv, tea and coffee all day. mike is such a lovely bloke too, he has a wealth of local info that he is always ready to share with you if you wish, or show you round the sights when he has the time. The accommodation is good, the location is good, the staff and setup of the hostel is great. whether you are just passing through or fancy a cheap holiday, you won't go far wrong by using flag varna. i promise you can do a lot lot worse!
Our stay in the Flag Hostel Varna was probably the most laid-back time during our trip to Romania and Bulgaria. The hostel is like a magnet for social backpackers from all over the world. Mike -- the runner of the hostel -- is great and nice towards everyone. You just can feel fine there!
I spent five nights at the hostel. Mike and Teddy were great, always willing to show me the sights and take me to the best/cheapest places to eat. The hostel was clean and breakfast was always ready on the table. Highly recommended.
We had a great time here. Mike was a fantastic host and made sure all our needs were catered for. Small, clean, friendly, and comfortable hostel. Great value for money!
The Flag Hostel is great! It's the only Hostel in the Centre of Varna, surrounded by Restaurants, Bars and Clubs. It's open all year round.
If it's the sea and beautiful girls you like, then head to the beach, only ten minutes' walk. The owner of The Flag is Mike. He's cool, easy going, and will show you a different Bar, Restaurant, or Club every night. He knows all the cheap but great places to eat. For 15 Levs (about a fiver) a night, you can't go wrong. Mike even leaves the hot water on constant where other 'stingly' hostels go ape and turn it off. It's so great, I'm going to move in permanently and live there! So stop whatever you are doing and get a plane or train to Varna.
Dave - Tunbridge Wells
In 2006 they moved to another place, which is very centrally located indeed, but it is in a dilapidated building and looks pretty grungy from the ouside. The inside is ok and relatively clean but it's not worth the 10 they charge for a dorm bed, considering that you can get a private double room from accommodation agencies at the train station for about 5 per person or less.
I stayed here in August/September 2004, and loved it free lockers, free laundry, the friendliest staff and owner ever! When I couldn't find the supermarket he took me there himself it's little touches like this that make a difference. Not to mention it was the cleanest and most secure hostel I have stayed in, with ace showers :-). I definitely would not stay anywhere else if I went back to Varna.