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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The location is perfect, very close to the city centre and the cool places. However, unless you:

- Are a fan of anarchical and communist ideas of everyone sharing everything with one other order or ideas of property;
- You like the idea of squatting in what could be a cheese factory (the blue cheese is already greatly present on sheets and so on)
- Are okay with the common/living room being also the bedroom of other guests (at least its cozy?)
- Do not mind waiting 10-15 minutes at the door hoping that other guests serve as your 24/7 present "just ring the bell" reception

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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5  Thank John J
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

I had a great stay in this hostel. Nice people, really want to help you. Sofia is an amzing place to be. You will be with al your friends in the same room. With a supermarket around the corner. Verry useful.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank InternActis
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This hostel has provided our group of 34 students with an excellent introduction how to be the worst hostel in the world. Although first appearances were quite good (location, impression, styling) the rest failed to meet up to any standard or expectation.

There were not enough bedsheets, causing some of us to sleep without covers. The owner turned out to be a complete racist, making jokes about muslims and Übermenschen. There were not enough showers and toilets for everybody, there were other guests that played music until 7:30 but nobody of the staff took responsibility to turn it down. A very disappointing stay, thankfully just for one night. Furthermore, everytime somebody rang the doorbell, none of the staff cared to open the door causing guests to open the door to each other.

If you are looking for a decent hostel, don't go here. If you however are looking to disappointed this is good candidate!

Room Tip: Don't choose one here.
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Koen B
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I had a blast really it was wonderfull, love the People there in the hostel. Good information for everything, good beds o so clean. Had no problem, always someone there to help you and a Great breakfast.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
2  Thank Reina G
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

With a large study group of 34 people, we arrived at the Nightingale Hostel with high expectations, due to the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I'd say that the only positive thing of this hostel is its location, which is close to the Sofia city center. Despite its good location, our group was shocked by the dirtiness of the hostel, with dirty bed sheet covers, and a sticky floor that smelled like beer. Also, one of the employees only spoke French, which wasn't much of a help. There aren't many sanitary facilities in the hostel, which wouldn't necessarily have been a big problem. However, the showers were quite dirty as well. I think that this hostel has the potential to become a travellers hotspot in Sofia, but for now, I'd recommend a large cleaning. If you don't mind sticky beer floors and dirty showers, then this hostel if the right one for your.

Room Tip: Don't take a room with a balcony, because smoker will come through your room to smoke on the balcony!
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
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2  Thank wesselluken
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