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“Good value ..for what you get!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elegance Hostel and Guesthouse

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Elegance Hostel and Guesthouse
Ranked #55 of 119 Speciality Lodging in Sofia
Brussels
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good value ..for what you get!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

A very well located pre-soviet building, from 1932.
I must say it was a good value. It is clean. New furniture. Hot shower. If your host is call Poli, you would get a great service, she is nice, sweet and extremely helpful. If your host is Rally or what ever her name is, you would get a nasty look, the soviet type, and at lunch you would have to share the table with her bulky friend that pumps up the TV volume to unsufferable levels. Dinner is much better: no one is home after dinner: the guy next room used the wash machine for free! Great for couchsurfers: usually no one come before 1PM: A woman from California came late, sleep for free and left at noon (The Dane is in Denmark: he might be expecting a capital gain, rather than an operating income :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Madrid, Spain
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Arriving from the station, the street looks scary,. When we arrived it was some jonkeys taking drugs outside. The hostel is clean but its no air condition and its a bit loud for sleeping with the windows open.

For me the worst of this hostel was the bed. It was so old that i couldnt get in and get out easily plus i slept feeling the irons on my back the full night.

i just recomend it if you just are looking for something cheap and dont care about the quality.

I must say it is clean and it has a nice kitchen if you want to cook.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank E_v_i_x_i
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Situated in central Sofia, a short walk to most of the major attractions it's a shame that the place is so hard to find - I took a cab from the airport and even the taxi driver didn't know where it was! When I booked I had informed the staff at the hostel that I would be arriving at 12 midday, however when I arrived there was nobody at the building - I had to call somebody on the phone and wait over an hour for them to arrive. I was then informed that I was unable to make payment by credit/debit card either so had to pay in cash for the duration of my 6 night stay. Apart from these negative first impressions the staff were friendly and helpful and the customer service was very good.

The 'hostel' is actually two apartments laid out on separate levels of what appears to be an old, pre-war tenement building. From outside it really doesn't look very attractive but inside the rooms are all well appointed (especially the bathrooms which appear modern and newly decorated). The decor in some of the bedrooms has clearly seen better days however and the kitchenette in the apartment where I stayed was relatively small with no dining area, unlike the larger apartment upstairs. One room in each of the apartments provided hostel accommodation (6-8 bed-spaces with lockers) and the private rooms each had wardrobes and TV sets. The facilities were all very clean and tidy and complimentary tea and coffee was provided to all guests. A washing machine was also available for items of personal laundry.

Unfortunately on the downside the water pipes creaked from first thing in the morning to last thing at night and the banging of doors kept lighter sleepers like myself awake (as well as getting them up)...Views from the windows are unremarkable to say the least and my bed had a really soft mattress, which took some getting used to. As this is my first time in Bulgaria I'm not sure if this option represented particularly good value but at 18 euro a night for self-catering I found it reasonably acceptable, though nothing special. The place was far from busy for the time of year as well...Perhaps the smartest money already found itself a better option? I myself may be inclined to stay again as I felt it was a better than average option but I would probably shop around first...

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Thank MRonaldSmith
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Poznan, Poland
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37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We slept here for just one night. The advantages of this hostel are: low price, clean rooms and bathrooms, a nice kitchen and a convenient location. Definitely could use a better range of Internet, the possibility of credit card and less keys;). Despite this, stay here remember very nice. Sofia is a city that is worth seeing.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mery_master
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Additional Information about Elegance Hostel and Guesthouse

Property: Elegance Hostel and Guesthouse
Address: 33 - 35 Bratja Miladinovi Str, Centrum, Sofia 1303, Bulgaria (Formerly The Danish Hostel)
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia > Serdica
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Ranked #55 of 119 Speciality Lodging in Sofia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Elegance Hostel and Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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