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Hostel Old Plovdiv

Chetvarti Yanuari Str 3, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 13/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 108 Speciality lodging in Plovdiv
Travellers' Choice

Hostel "Old Plovdiv" is proud to announce,

that we were appointed as one of the

Lonely Planet's 'Top 10 best value stays for 2014'

Hostel in name only-more like a boutique hotel at a hostel rate ! FREE Parking,FREE ultra speed WI-FI,FREE Breakfast! The only hostel in town with garden and terrace! 24-Hour reception, 24-hour hot water, no curfew, no lockout, free linen, free towels, free breakfast, free WiFi, free lockers, free luggage storage. Lounge room and dining room, Reception Bar, Washing and ironing facilities, free parking.In the heart of historic old town district, just 4 minutes away from the city's main pedestrian street, Hostel "Old Plovdiv" is a real architectural marvel.We offer all you can desire: superb location, 24 hour reception service, flawless security, hygiene to the highest standards and the friendliest staff possible. Located in totally renovated 144- year old Renaissance house, national monument of culture, Hostel "Old Plovdiv" will offer you experience of a lifetime! Our features include free individual lockers and locks, free towels, linen and duvets, , free breakfast; free Wi-Fi, free CD/DVD-burning facilities and free satellite TV and films. We offer book exchange, free maps and free luggage storage.Build in 1868, the house, where Hostel "Old Plovdiv" is located, belonged to one of the richest local tobacco merchants. The wooden columns of the house are made of Lebanese cedre and you will also see marble from Greece and granite from Ottoman Turkey. The 130-year old wooden floors and the 4 metres high ceilings and big windows will take you back in time of the Bulgarian Renaissance. Furnished with authentic antique beds and wardrobes, purchased from local antique shops and renovated by professional restorers in the local Renaissance style, our 8 spacious and cosy rooms will seduce you with luxury at affordable price

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Car hire
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Bulgarian
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Sofianec wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
First of all this hotel , yes this is a 3,5 star hotel in all aspects , is making a grave mistake. It lets dirty cheapy arrogant backpackers and cyclists in for 10 euros only with all the negative consequences. Tip for Xristo. Make the 5 bed a 3 bed and charge double, its worth it! Staff: of very high level for BG standards expect for the Moldovan girl who was rude to a customer twice her age. Cleanliness is excellent. Location : for Kings! Tip for Xristo number 2: Repair wooden stairs ASAP. Its such a shame that mouldy cold "hostels" with greedy , stingy owners in the dirty and noisy downtown charge as much money as this beauty which travels you back in time for free almost! Thanks for wonderful hospitality my friends. Will be back. Spiro Greece
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Date of stay: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
EllValchanova wrote a review Feb 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria52 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed in only one night, but we were enchanted by the house and the furniture. It's an old house, built in 1868 and you can feel the old times when there. The lady on the reception, who was there in the morning was very nice, smiling and helpful. The breakfast was OK.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Anthony wrote a review Dec 2019
12 contributions13 helpful votes
Excellent location, excellent value, quaint hostel. I drove, so I was in need of parking spots, which were at the hostel, free of charge. There are "ruins" in the courtyard, and even into dining area, which make for a nice experience. Breakfast was included, which was a large continental meal, more than I wanted or expected. Stand-out feature for me was the personal greetings to everyone who checked in on a given day.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I was in a 5-bed room. All rooms are large, old-style wooden-floors.
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2 Helpful votes
TWheel43 wrote a review Sep 2019
East Molesey, United Kingdom114 contributions94 helpful votes
Back in 2014 it was named one of the top best Hostels in the world. I think is still stuck in a time warp and living on past glories, Checking process was smooth and initial information was ok, Bed and room location was good. the showers and toilets were clean. Coffee machine needs replacing has seen better days. towels provided. Limited Bathroom and showers available. staff eager to please but limited knowledge of basic things like transportation or where to go etc.. Overall was good value, breakfast and towels included. but there were limitations and had hoped for more based on its reputation.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Don't expect too much...
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2 Helpful votes
Marta LaLov wrote a review Jul 2019
Pleven, Bulgaria34 contributions1 helpful vote
The energy of this house was amazing! I know it used to be in a very bad shape but the owners restored it and kept what they could so we had modern accommodations and the feeling of being in the past all at once! They offer three breakfast options - regular, vegetarian and vegan, are very nice and helpful and you feel as though you are staying with relatives.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$32 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Old Plovdiv
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Old Plovdiv?
Nearby attractions include Old Plovdiv Retro Photo (0.01 miles), Plovdiv Old Town (0.2 miles), and Plovdiv Roman Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Old Plovdiv?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Old Plovdiv?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Old Plovdiv?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Old Plovdiv?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aylyakria, SKAPTO-PLOVDIV, and Tams House.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Old Plovdiv?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Old Plovdiv?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plovdiv Roman Theatre (0.2 miles), Casa Lamartine (0.08 miles), and Sahabeddin Imaret Camii (0.4 miles).