Hostels in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Get to know Plovdiv (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Plovdiv. To help you make friends with Plovdiv before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Roman Amphitheatre

Plovdiv is a very beautiful city in Bulgaria which is just a few hours from Sofia and Bourgas. Istanbul is also not far from it and there are cheap buses that go there. It's underrated as it can offer its visitors a reat experience.

There are many hostels in Plovdiv and most of them were opened in the last few years. There are three major spots where Plovdiv hostels are located: the first is near the central train station, the second is near the Plovdiv University and the third is in the Old Town. Hostels in Plovdiv do not differ much in price with a few exceptions. Hostels in the Old Town are a bit hard to find as the streets are small and the whole place looks like a labyrinth but the view is amazing. However, the Old Town is in the center so you can go there easily even if your hostel is in other place. Taxis are very cheap and a better option than public transportation.

Plovdiv has been inhabited since ancient times and is one of the few constantly inhabited places in the world for the last several thousands years. It has been a major city in Medieval Ages, during the Ottoman rule, after the Independence, and now as well. There are many sights from almost any time in history and only a few cities in Bulgaria can match Plovdiv. It has two Roman theatres, more than 10 museums, Roman stadium, mosques, cathedrals and churches and of course, the Old Town which has preserved many houses with architecture from the 19th century.

There is an airport which serves a few lines to Europe. The airport is far from the city – about 25 km and there is only one bus that stops there once a day only on days when there are flights. The bus is often overcrowded. Otherwise, train connections are very good and you can go to any place in Bulgaria within a day and there are several old monasteries less than 100 km, the most famous of which is Bachkovo.

Food in Plovdiv is ridiculously cheap and you can have a great lunch for 3-4 Euros at a restaurant. There are bars and clubs for any taste and pocket and night life is quite good. There is also an annual trade fair which attracts many international companies. You need to spend at least several days in Plovdiv.

There are plenty of excellent hostels in Plovdiv and the Hostelz.com Plovdiv Hostels list is the best way to find the right hostel for your trip.

Written by local enthusiast for Plovdiv hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Plovdiv hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Plovdiv Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Plovdiv. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Plovdiv. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Plovdiv costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Plovdiv with private rooms costs on average $32.
Hostelz.com shows all 10 Hostels in Plovdiv. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel Old Plovdiv is the best hostel in Plovdiv for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 10 hostels in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Plovdiv such as
  • 12 hotels
  • 11 guesthouses
  • 5 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Plovdiv.

Bed & Bike Rooms is the best rated hostel for partying in Plovdiv.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Plovdiv

Your Packing List for Plovdiv

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Plovdiv and Bulgaria.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Plovdiv Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Plovdiv, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
10 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$32 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Plovdiv
Hostel Old Plovdiv is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Plovdiv
Bed & Bike Rooms is the best rated
Most Plovdiv hostels are located in
Old Town
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Plovdiv - from the Community

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