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 Varna. To help you make friends with Varna before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Varna is a great city that is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. It has some of the best clubs and discos in Eastern Europe and prices are generally moderate. Varna is a great party place, but it also has many sights. Do not miss visiting the Aladzha Monastery (a cave monastery less than ten kilometers from Varna), the Naval Museum, the Cathedral near the Central Post, Euxinograd (a palace), the Archaeological Museum, the Drazki torpedo boat, the Ethnographic Museum, the Planetarium, the Aquarium, and the Ancient Roman baths.
There are hostels in Varna in the center, near the train station, and in the outskirts of the city on the way to Golden Sands. The price range of Varna hostels is from very low to very high. You will have no problem getting a hostel in Varna during the summer, but a lot of them are not open in the winter. Public transportation is not great (it's overcrowded and not very cheap) -- you'd better walk to your hostel in Varna.
Trains go regularly to Sofia and Plovdiv. The airport offers great connections to many European cities and there are many flights during the summer. There are many buses that will take you to the city from the airport, which is less than ten kilometers away. Do not risk taking a taxi on your own! It may cost you more than your flight ticket and can significantly hurt your budget. There are cheap taxi companies, just ask your landlord about them.
Written by local enthusiast for Varna hostelsGeorge Traveller