Hostels in Sofia, Bulgaria

13 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Sofia

Youth Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit card Taxes included Breakfast not available General: 24 hours reception. No curfew" …"…Then walk 5 minutes down Slivnitsa Boulevard antil you … More
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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 … More
Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…Would avoid. It's could be a great hostel but... - It just feels awkward being here. From the first moment, you are being treated like a child. Rules all over, which is ok, but it just feels like … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Summary This is a cheap hostel with good facilities; it's the probably cheapest in town. On the downside, you'll need to take the metro to get to the city centre and back, or prepare for a … More
Party Hostel
"…The Location This hostel is located just a few blocks west from Serdika station above an Italian restaurant. The hostel is well indicated with banners; it's easy to find. The central location … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…TOP center - very comfortable private room Policies and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival. Check in from 13:00 to 00:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Newly opened Vintage Hostel in the middle of the city downtown, right next to the main metro station Serdika (with direct connection to the airport (terminal 2) and the central train/bus station … More

Smart Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Summary This was the worst hostel the reviewer has ever stayed at. After one night the reviewer cancelled the rest of the stay and moved to another location. There are much safer, cleaner, and … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
33-35 Bratja Miladinovi Str More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…One of the best points is the location, near to Serdika Station, like ten minutes walking, In the neighborhood, there are many restaurants, vintage stores, cafeterias ... The tramway station is … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…You can choose your breakfast, just ask them for your favorite. Basic - no hot water for shower, tv broken, basic, in need of TLC. Great location -- staff and facilities have rough edges - Truly … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The common areas do have quiet times from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. at the time of writing. Summary This is a hostel with basic but adequate facilities, located somewhat away from the city center. … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…There are two bathrooms (with great showers), and a fully equipped kitchen inclusive of a fridge and even an oven, as well as a dining area complete with table and chairs. There is also an inside … More

Hotels in Sofia

Elysia Hostel

Free Breakfast
"…Levski" and "Slivnitsa". The area has an interesting past and important historical significance, and from the beginning to the middle of last century, it was one of the most prosperous regions in … More
"…> free fitness; > 10% discount on the restaurant menu; > 10% discount on all spa procedures at the spa center in the hotel. > parking; > 24-hour reception in English, German, Russian; > 24-hour … More
"…All rooms at Hotel Cheap are equipped with a fridge. Each accommodation includes a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Additional on-site services are available at an additional … More
"…In order to get the CVC code The hostel will contact you. Please come back to them with the information The hostel need it within 72h or your booking will be cancelled." …"…After tree … More
25 Golyam Bratan, Pavlovo area More
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Hostels in Sofia, Bulgaria

13 hostels available. Prices start from $13 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Sofia (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 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 Sofia.

 National theatre

At first glance, Sofia might appear as yet another one of those heavy, concrete, Soviet-style architectural monsters. However, the Bulgarian capital is actually quite an old city, dating back to centuries before Christ -- certainly it wasn’t built just by the Soviets.

Throughout its long history, Sofia saw several invasions and occupations, plus some serious bombings during the World War II; not many of its old buildings survived. Most of the remaining old architecture can be seen inside and around Serdika metro station. Also, on the outskirts of the city there is the medieval UNESCO-listed Boyana Chapel.

Other than that, Sofia is quite a new-looking city. Luckily, the straight streets and building blocks are enlivened by the greenery of the city’s abundant parks -- one of those worth a visit is the very central Sofia City Garden. Besides being one of the oldest of its kind in Sofia, it is also the place where heated, informal open-air chess tournaments between middle-aged Bulgarian men take place.

Among other Sofia’s lovable peculiarities are the hot mineral water springs, located next to the Banya Bashi mosque, where locals stop by to fill their bottles with a supposedly healthy drink, and the street market of secondhand books at Slaveykov Square.

Another quirk is the abundant stray dog population. Thousands of homeless dogs – deserted pets and generations of their off-springs – roam around the city in packs. They get more active between the dusk and the dawn, and sometimes attack people. Current law forbids killing the strays; they can only be neutered and let back to the street. Advice on how to scare away the approaching canines circulates in the city folklore, including loud shouting and carrying spray tear gas.

South of the city is the well-loved Vitosha Mountain and the namesake nature park. The area is nicknamed as Sofia’s lungs and is a favourite place for the locals, depending on season, to go hiking and skiing.

If you need more urban life and nightlife, Sofia has it too. Bulgarians are outgoing people, and with the growing admixture of resident international population you get a number of cafes, bars, and clubs from which to choose, ranging from traditional to cosmopolitan to cool.

Sofia’s hostels are scattered all over the city centre. An easy option is to stay somewhere close to the central bus and train stations (north of the city centre) and walk downtown. Otherwise, you can stay in a nicer area and be in the centre of everything. Wherever you stay, walking from one place to another should not take long -- just keep an eye on the city’s uneven pavers so that you don’t end up with your nose broken.

Overall, visiting Sofia is perhaps not as much about admiring the views as about what is happening there. You may have your thoughts refreshed, learn about history in one of the city’s museums, and go out to party and meet people.

Written by local enthusiast for Sofia hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Sofia hostels Agne Drumelyte

Sofia 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 Sofia, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 13
Average dorm price $20
Average private room price $52
Cheapest hostel in Sofia Park Hostel with $12.5
Party hostels in Sofia Hostel Mostel - Sofia (7 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.6

FAQ about Sofia Hostels

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