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 Sunny Beach. To help you make friends with Sunny Beach before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sunny Beach was a green resort just twenty years ago, but has turned into an urban jungle with many hotels, bars, clubs, and apartment complexes since the fall of communism. It is not a place where you would enjoy nature anymore. Sunny Beach is also quite dirty and overcrowded in the summer; however, it is a huge party place –- in the summer, the party is nonstop. The beach is very nice, but services like umbrellas and lounges are expensive. Apart from the beach, there is not much to see in Sunny Beach anymore. If you are a party animal, you will love Sunny Beach -– the clubs are countless, but if not, you probably won't want to stay long.
There are many hotels and apartments in the resort, but hostels in Sunny Beach are not many and are open only during the summer season. Hostels in Sunny Beach are located in the surroundings of the resort, very close to Nessebar. Hostel prices in Sunny Beach are moderate for the resort.
There is not much to see in the resort itself but Nessebar (a very nice, small town with preserved ancient buildings) is within walking distance (plus there are buses every ten minutes). The nearest airport and train station are in Bourgas. Do not take a taxi –- you will regret it very much as they are extremely expensive! Be aware that Sunny Beach is a pickpocket center in the summer, so take care of your belongings. Sunny Beach is a crazy place -– you will either love it or hate it.
Written by local enthusiast for Sunny Beach hostelsGeorge Traveller