This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Golden Sands. To help you make friends with Golden Sands before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Despite urbanization in recent years, Golden Sands has kept most of its beautiful nature and there are still many green spaces, which make the area a very pleasant, natural resort. Golden Sands is a great mixture of sandy beaches, green spaces, and good parties –- there are many clubs and bars, and in the summer season, the party is great. There are tourists from all over the world who visit Golden Sands. The beach is great and quite big but beach services are not cheap. Apart from the beach, there is a cave monastery Aladja Manastir, which is just about four kilometers from Golden Sands. Varna is very close –- just about fifteen kilometers -- and you can get there by some of the many buses.
Visit the Golden Sands Nature Park, which is about thirteen square kilometers and within walking distance from the resort. It has a good collection of different species and will be interesting for anyone who likes nature. Another advantage it that Varna is quite close and you can visit its sights. Your nearest airport and train station are also in Varna.
Try your best not to take taxis as the price can be astronomical (this is no exaggeration)! Be very careful! Despite being a major sea resort, your choices for hostels in Golden Sands are limited but at least, all hostels in Golden Sands are centrally located. Hostel prices in Golden Sands tend to be high, but the resort is generally not a cheap place. However, the choice of hostels in Golden Sands is better than it used to be.
Written by local enthusiast for Golden Sands hostelsGeorge Traveller