Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer legends of monkeys
Address: 53 Saborna Street, Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Hikers Hostel Plovdiv is listed on the following booking sites:Hikers Hostel Plovdiv at Hostelworld Hikers Hostel Plovdiv at Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub
Friendly staff, decent breakfast, decent wifi. The second building is a few minutes walk away which is slightly annoying for breakfast but that's really the only downside.
What a place!
This hostel stands out as one of the best I have been to. The staff are excellent and go out of their way to help you in every way. You feel like they arent just doing it as a job but they really WANT you to have a good stay in Plovidiv. The hostel itself is clean and has a really friendly and homey atmosphere. With a great breakfast and fruit salad like no other I would recommend this hostel to anyone!
Hikers Hostel Plovdiv is a great place to stay, whether it be for a couple of days or a couple of weeks. It has a great atmosphere that promotes socialization, so if you are looking to meet people from all over then this is a great place to stay. Also, the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful and have great ideas regarding what to see and do in the city and the surrounding area.
The hostel is only a short distance away (around ten minutes' walking) from the historic area of Plovdiv, making it a great choice. Also within walking distance there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. The hostel is about a thirty-minute walk from the train station, and is pretty easy to find, but a taxi is also another option. The hostel sits midway on a small hill, which if you walk another five minutes up, leads to the top and has great views of the city. Because the hostel is tucked away on a side street, it is very quiet at night and seems safe.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms are very clean and well kept. There are lockers and locks within the rooms, so security is not a problem in the dorm room and there is also a private room available. The beds do squeak a bit every time someone moves, but other than that the rooms are perfect. The bathrooms are downstairs and are shared by everyone in the hostel, but they too are clean and there is rarely an issue with there not being enough of them. However, the shower is very small and is awkwardly located in the same stall with a toilet and sink.
The outdoor common space consists of several couches and is a great hang-out spot. Often times local younger people come over to hang out and they are fun and informative. The outer common area is also where a delicious breakfast is served. The hostel also has a common area inside and it consists of a couch and a computer with internet access (there is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel). There is also a kitchen available for use and laundry services can be provided for a small fee.
Overall, Hikers Hostel is a great place to stay. The staff are friendly and have great suggestions on what to do and where to go and the hostel is clean and has a great, social environment.
Good for social people, bad for those who want decent sleep
The atmosphere is good, as well as the location in the old part of the city (although trying to walk here with a heavy pack was not a good idea -- better get a taxi, since free pick up was not offered, only available if you also booked at Hiker's Hostel at Veliko Tarnovo). There was only one bathroom for 8 dorm beds and a private room, so that makes for a hectic morning. Free breakfast is tea, muesli, bread, jam, meat, and cheese. There was also free internet in the one computer they have. The staff was friendly, but not professional. I woke up to one of the female staff having sex with someone staying at the hostel one day. The next night, the other female staff was loudly drinking with the other tourists.
Very friendly and a nice place to stay
We stayed here after another hostel in the centre and it was a breath of fresh air. The staff could not be better and were very helpful. All the advertising claims were truthful and we enjoyed our stay. Overall it had a nice friendly feel about it and we would not hesitate to recommend it.
Really nice -- the staff are excellent, and although it rained for a whole day, it was a relaxing and comfortable place to hang out. The location is perfect (although you'll need to take advantage of the pick-up service from the station), and the cosy attic was one of the best private rooms we've encountered. Very much recommended!
Nice and friendly
Good location, very friendly English speaking staff, and they sell cheap beer. It rained non stop whilst we were in Plovdiv, and the rain did get inside the hostel through the holes in the wall where the cables came in. However we did apparently experience the worst weather they have had in Plovdiv for two and a half years, so I expect this was a one off.
The best hostel I have ever stayed in. Small, cozy, clean, cool, with good atmosphere; friendly, welcoming and very helpful staff; free internet, cold beer. Great location in the middle of the old town, a nice terrasse (and I think they let you sleep in there in the summer if the dorms are full). I have not seen the property down the street that also belongs to the hostel but from what I've seen I have nothing then the best to say about this hostel. I am sure anyone who will stay there will enjoy it as much as I did.
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Lockers in Lobby
Lockers in Rooms
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Wi-Fi in Rooms
24 Hour Security
Credit Card Payments
Max. Age: All Ages
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Small (less than 30 beds)