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“Clean, comfortable, friendly, and cheap” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of AVEL Guesthouse

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AVEL Guesthouse
Ranked #28 of 100 Sofia B&B and Inns
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable, friendly, and cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Avel Guesthouse is a simple and well-run place to stay and the closest to the airport. Everything functions as it should, and the owner/manager is extremely helpful. The place is small, so anonymity is not an option, but the service is warm without being overbearing.

Room Tip: Ask for a room further from the street and closer to the courtyard.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank toubibornotte
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

It is very nice guest house. The room is very comfortable, clean with all the facilities you need. Free wi-fi and lovely garden. The owner is very kind and helpful. It is very near to the airport and about 15 minutes to the city center. The owner ordered me a taxi to the airport for a cheap price even without asking. It is really amazing guest house

Amgad Joseph
Liverpool, UK

Room Tip: I think all rooms are very good
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Amgad J
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

I have stayed at a fair amount of hotels and guest houses in Bulgaria over the past few months. I have found on the whole that accomodation in Bulgaria is set to a high standard of cleanliness and well thought out furnishings for very reasonable rates!

The guest houses seem to be a much better choice as they not only offer that extra homely touch, they also seem to match the bigger hotels in facilities ie; internet, TV, Minibars ect..

Avel is one of these great little finds. Being advertised as a little hostel the rooms they have are infact very decent and also have on suite bathrooms. Located near the airport it is easy to catch a taxi accross.

I arrived at 3 in the morning however Polia who I had email correspondance was more than happy to be there to welcome me and get me settled in. She also kept up correspondance throughout my stay advising me on travel, dining and other useful tips for Sofia.

I would highly recommend!

Room Tip: Request the ground floor rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bushbaby88
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brasov,romania
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63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

a good place to stay if you are on a budget.
rooms are nice and clean. staff is friendly.the bathroom is too small and had no shower tub
there is no private parking, but if you can park on a nearby street

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank zbiutza
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United States
Level Contributor
133 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Considering the price, it's a very good value for money.
It's situated a bit "nowhere"m yet at 10 minutes with trolleybus 1, from the centre.
The rooms were simple but clean, but the important fact is the couple running the hotel/hostel are trying their best to help out, ie, by me they changed my money, got me an extra fan, etc, got some directions, etc

It is made for people that travel around the p,ace, not for people staying there the whole day.

Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank XtremeTravel
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Amsterdam
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

We've only been here for one night and our primary focus was to stay the night close to the airport. We couldn't have picked a better place. Not just because it was, as expected, a 10 minute drive to the airport.
First off, the room we had was spacious, clean and modern. We've gotten used to the Bugarian-style shower, but this was certainly one of the nicer ones. Wifi was available, the relaxed garden in the back made us want to stay a little longer.
But what made this guesthouse stand out was the friendly, extremely helpful, English speaking couple running it. We had a bunch of requests and question and they really went out of their way to help us out. Thanks for that.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JellevanKralingen
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Additional Information about AVEL Guesthouse

Property: AVEL Guesthouse
Address: 40 Letostrui Str. | Poduiane, Sofia 1836, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — AVEL Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guest house AVEL offers fully equipped twin rooms with Sat TV, Wi-Fi, minibar. It is located close to the center of Sofia, just 5 minutes from the airport.AVEL includes seven double, hotel type and size rooms. There is also a room equipped with self service kitchen where guests can prepare their own food or just relax. We also have a 24 hour reception, exchange and tours desk. All rooms have a separate bathroom, sat TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, radio clock, etc. There is a BBQ area in the back yard. We also offer additional services like airport pickup, car rental, bicycle rental, city and country tours, etc. ... more   less 
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