Hikers Hostel Plovdiv, Plovdiv
Hikers Hostel Plovdiv, Plovdiv
Hikers Hostel Plovdiv, Plovdiv
Hikers Hostel Plovdiv, Plovdiv
Hikers Hostel Plovdiv, Plovdiv

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Hikers Hostel Plovdiv is perfectly located in the beautiful Old Town of Plovdiv. Hikers Hostel is clean and a sociable place to stay for your (short) visit in Plovdiv, with helpful (young) staff.

The Location

This hostel is located in the quaint Old Town of Plovdiv; everything is within walking distance, since Plovidiv's center is small anyways. The train or bus station, though, is a thirty-minute walk. Since the hostel is right below Nebet Tepe, you'll be able to quickly go up for a sunrise (or set) in only five minutes. There are also a few good restaurants nearby.

Rooms and Bathrooms

They have a private room upstairs. The dorm room on the lower floor is quite small, but stuffed full with bunk beds. This includes a triple bunk bed; in total, the small space can sleep about fourteen people. The bunk beds are shaky, especially the triple bunk bed. The beds do not include lights or power outlets. There are just one or two power outlets in this room, hidden behind the bunk beds. That said, each bed does have some kind of curtain, so you can have you own little "palace."

The toilets and shower room are clean enough (the shower room more so). Both are on the lower floor, but separate from each other. The shower room is (weirdly) located right next to the entrance. The shower room is quite good, with all the basics present, but can become like a sauna (which can be a pro, if that is what you like).

Common Spaces

There is a little garden upon entry, which is a nice place to hang out. Inside, there is a cozy little sitting place, with murals befitting Plovdiv and its many graffiti arts. Here, among other things, board games can be played. Even though the (inside) common area is rather small, it is a very sociable place, in large part based on the efforts of the staff. The kitchen utensils are also in this area, but the actual cooking fire is outside.

Summary

This is a sociable hostel in a great location. It has everything going for it to be a really nice place, but the dorm rooms simply have too many (shaky) beds. This is a very good place if you are looking to be social and hang out with others, but for a good comfortable sleep, it is less so.
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Hikers hostel, at a nice typical cobbled Plovdiv old town street
garden
Shower cabin
common area
kitchenette
reception desk
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dorm room

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Published on 2017-10-25

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Address: 53 Saborna Street, Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


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Phone Number: +359896764854

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews


Great

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.

Chris

Age 22, UK
2013-10-01


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!

Katie

Age 28, England
2013-08-13


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 Location

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.

Common Spaces

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.

Summary

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.

Kaitlyn

2013-07-06


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.

Lis

(US)
2010-08-13


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.

Paula Hamilton-Gibson

(British)
2009-06-17


Lovely

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!

Caroline

(UK)
2008-04-16


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.

Dave

(Great Britiain)
2007-06-06


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.

Yana

2007-05-09

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Curfew: No Curfew

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Lockout: No

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Minimum Stay: 1 night

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Open Dates: All Year

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Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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Size: Small (less than 30 beds)