Hostel Mostel - Sofia




The Review

The entrance to Hostel Mostel - Sofia is rather obscure, but you’ll be surprised once you pass the entrance. It is in the building of a well-kept, old nineteenth-century inn and still has a bit of the nice rustic feeling. Once you find and enter the obscure entrance, you’ll be in a big courtyard with parking space, which brings you to the reception desk and a large, spacious common area. This area gets very busy during dinner (which, along with breakfast, is included) and breakfast hours.

The Location

The hostel is located on the west edge of the city center, close to most attractions; it can be easily reached by metro from the airport or by tram if you come from the bus or train station. Even if you come by car, there is plenty of room in the courtyard.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The first floor has eight-bed, bunkbed dorm rooms and the attic is set up with eighteen foam beds and a locker for each bed. The foam beds are very soft and form to your body; it is something to get used to, but it can be very comfortable. The three shower cabins on the first floor are spacious and clean enough and provide a good shower head with warm water, a sink, and mirror.

Common Spaces

The entire base floor is a common area, where you can easily socialize and find tea and coffee to your liking every hour of the day. There is plenty of seating and a lounging area; completing it are the pool table and computers. The small kitchen in the back is mostly used to serve breakfast and dinner. Breakfast comes in buffet style and offers more than your usual hostel pancake.


Staff are very helpful, even though they are constantly busy with check-ins and check-outs. Immediately on check-in, you'll be helped with finding your way around town and they'll point out sights -- including free Sofia walking tours -- on a map. A daily pub crawl is organised from the hostel, but that doesn't mean it is a party hostel, and they are quite strict in telling you to be quiet at night.

This is a good, well-visited hostel. There is a good, sociable traveler atmosphere, doing honour to the inn this place once was. This is one of the best hostels of Sofia for a good reason. You’ll definitely get your money’s worth here, and they even throw in a small dinner.
by legends of monkeys Staff Reviewer
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inconspicous entrance
courtyard with parking space
common area
bathroom area
shower room
attic dorm


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Mostel - Sofia" at 2a, Makedonia Blvd..)


2a, Makedonia Blvd., Sofia, Sofia Province, Bulgaria
42.337692, 23.565093 (accuracy not guaranteed)
++359 (0) 889 22 32 96
++359 (0) 889 22 32 96
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91% Guest Reviews

  Lovely hostel with charming personnel The Location: Sofia Easily accessible, as it is in the center. Walking distance to the city center. The double bed private bedrooms are clean, well kept, and overall close to irreproachable. The receptionists are lovely. Great overall atmosphere of shared living room and hostel in general. Daily pub-crawls which are fun and in which one will easily make friends. Tasty breakfast. Rooms and Bathrooms: double bed private bedroom with shared bathroom and living room. Single down side was the waiting time until the bedroom was free and cleaned, but it was only a one time mistake.
Great atmosphere and great staff
My friend and I only stayed for two nights in Sofia at this hostel and we truly believe that this hostel was our main attraction for this short stay. We met people from all over the world through their pub crawl and got to hear all the different experiences and life stories of everyone as well. The staff was very helpful with directions and what to see and do, they gave us a map of the city right when we got there and had a mini orientation about where to eat for traditional bulgarian food. The beds had sheets for privacy and little lockers on the wall for small valuables, as well as big lockers in the room for your bag. Great stay and had a very fun time, next time i go back to Sofia I am definitely staying here again!
Age 24, Usa
Good, cheap place to stay
Hostel Mostel in Sofia is an excellent place to hang out while visiting Sofia. I would give it 5 stars except for the bad mattresses on most of the beds. They say they are updating them. Lets hope!
Age 59, USA
People there are very nice! Excellent hostel!
I stay there for 3 nights. The staff are very nice! The hostel provide space to let people meet each other. And the design of the hostel made you feel they are doing with their heart. Places are clean. Strongly recommend you to stay there if you visit Sofia!
(Hong Kong)
  The Location The hostel is located about a 30 minute walk from the main bus terminal or a short taxi ride. It is in a convenient location close to the main attractions of town which tourists come to Sofia for. There are a variety of shops close by. A taxi ride to many locations around the city will cost only the equivalent of a few euros. Rooms and Bathrooms The dorm rooms are a good sized and not too overcrowded. Most of the rooms are eight bed dorms and provide enough space for guests, however there is a bigger dorm upstairs that is equally good. If you need a private room, they are also available at a reasonable cost.There are also lockers located in each room for guests to use at no extra cost which fit a big bag. All rooms are cleaned dialy and are clean at all times. There are many showers and toilets on each level of the hostel and there is never a time when they are all busy. The toilets and showers always appear clean. Common Spaces What makes Hostel Mostel unique is their common spaces. The whole downstairs area is for guests to meet and relax in. There is a pool table provided that is free to use also with three computers with internet access, many tables and chairs to sit around or even a comfortable area with cushions and blankets to relax on after a long day of exploring the city and surrounds. There is also an area out the front of the hostel for smokers to go. Summary If you are after good value and a relaxed atmosphere then consider Hostel Mostel. The price includes an all you can eat breakfast as well as three choices of vegetarian dinner with a glass of beer. The staff are fantastic and no request is too much to ask. There is lots of information around the hostel of things to do around the city for little or no cost. Although it is located in the city, entry is by card access and is monitored 24/7 so you feel completely safe. The hostel is a great place to meet other travellers whether you are travelling on your own or as a part of a group.
12 months off
Best among 4 i stayed in sofia
Very centre spot, u even got a bank there when turn left from exit, the showers good and decent, and main balcony of the upstairs. stayed around 5 days in 2013. noise level is good with regards that the spot is central. actually the wood stairs makes it a good architecture that gives you space atmosphere.
Age 47, Isreal
Perfect Atmosphere, Inexpensive, Convenient Location
At this hostel, you will truly feel like a guest and part of a family. I met some great people from all over the world at the TWO free meals per day (breakfast and dinner, both of which are substantial), which is part of the draw to me for staying in hostels. At check-in, an employee goes over all of the attractions, restaurants, and amenities of the city with you, providing a detailed and easy-to-use map. When I come back to Bulgaria, I will definitely stay with Hostel Mostel.
Age 19, USA
Decent place
This place was nice -- a real hostel, busy and lots of hangout. It was clean and the staff were friendly and informative. Breakfast was great. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I think this place is better for more party-going/drinking people (which I'm not) because it was extremely loud until very late at night. So if you like partying, this could be a great place for you.

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