This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Karlovo.
Karlovo is a beautiful, historical city in Bulgaria that is just a few hours from Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, and Veliko Turnovo. This area can offer its visitors great experiences, and the prices tend to be very low.
The options for Karlovo hostels are located close to the waterfall, which is on the outskirts of the city. As the town is quite small, that makes only ten minutes on foot. However, the train station is completely on the other side of town, so you will need to take a taxi to get to your Karlovo hostel if you come this way. Accommodations are not very expensive, but you should check if your chosen Karlovo hostel is open during the winter. If you come from Plovdiv or Sofia, your travel connections are great.
Karlovo was an important intellectual and education center in the nineteenth century and there are many buildings remaining from this time period. One of the major leaders of the National Independence Movement in the nineteenth century –- Vasil Levski -- was born here, and today his house is a national museum. The entrance is cheap and you will need to visit the museum to feel the spirit of this great man, who died for the liberation of his country. There are also two other smaller museums and a waterfall, as well as many parks and many restaurants where you can have a tasty lunch for not much money. The city is also famous for its wine.
Written by local enthusiast for Karlovo hostelsGeorge Traveller