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“Very nice people but average room” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elysia Hostel - The Blessed Home

Elysia Hostel - The Blessed Home
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Elysia Hostel - The Blessed Home
Ranked #25 of 100 Sofia B&B and Inns
Antwerp
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67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very nice people but average room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

It breaks my heart to write this review. The people that run this hostel are so nice and friendly that you instantely would like to forgive them anything. But as this website serves to give neutral information, I must say that we were not very satisfied with the room. It was very small, with a very small double bed tucked away in the corner. There was hardly any room to open a suitcase. The bathroom has the typical "on the floor" type of shower (no problem here) and the drain was not really adapted to the amount of water from the shower, so the bathroom tended to flood. The toilet didn't flush properly (had to repair it twice) and the toilet seat was dirty upon arrival. Maybe they have larger and/or better rooms, I don't know, but ours wasn't really great.
The location is good and the courtyard gives it all a nice atmosphere.
If you are mainly looking for a friendly, cosy place to stay, do not hesitate to book here, but if you are mainly concerned about the room quality, unfortunately I can not recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JobAntwerp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Nice family-run hostel with helpful and hospitable owners. I had large well appointed and clean room with good breakfast at a reasonable price.
Bus station and many places of interest can be reached by foot in about fifteen minutes from the hostel.
Hope to stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Takie_tam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

Very friendly and nice staff. Very good location-close to the city center and bus/railway station. The hostel is small but very clean and tidy. There's a 24h supermarket just around the corner if you need one. I would definitely come back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kameliya D
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Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Very warm welcome, a house with rooms rather than an apartment type hostel, decent size room with good bathroom, good location between city centre and railway station in a quite street, not to far to walk either way. Shop just around the corner if needed.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alan H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

The owner is a very nice english speaking woman with a garden full of flowers and a rabbit. The hostel is small but clean and very close to the city/train station on a green street. There is a cheap cleaner on the same street if you need to wash your clothes.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sannasamuelsson
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

If you are looking for a great place to stay at a reasonable price, this is for you. Elysia and her husband have a great place here, very close to the city centre, maybe 10 minutes. The bus and train station are about the same distance by foot. The hostel is very clean and comfortable, rooms bright and have en suite. You need to look for it, it is thru the gate, at the rear away from the street, but look no further. So enjoy it and Sofia, happy travels

Room Tip: the front room that I had was very light
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 573Mert
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights. The family that run the hostel were friendly, spoke very good english and gave very helpful advice on getting to and from the airport and bus stations. The hostel is located with 10 minutes walk of the very centre of the city and there's a good restaurant right across the road if you don't want to venture too far in the evening. We would definitely stay here again if visiting Sofia in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Andyquin
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Property: Elysia Hostel - The Blessed Home
Address: ul.Pop Bogomil 8, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Elysia Hostel - The Blessed Home 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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