When you’re staying in such an amazing city, there’s no time for staying in a dirty, rundown hostel. To add the cherry on top of your stay in Bulgaria’s capital city, we want to make sure you’re staying in one of the best hostels in Sofia. Each one has different perks and amenities, so we’re confident you’ll find one that fits you perfectly.
Voted the most secure hostel in Sofia, Hostel Mostel offers a comfy stay with a ton of freebies. Not only will you start your morning off right enjoying waffles, chocolate, and other tasty goodies at the free breakfast buffet, but you’ll get a second free meal with their complimentary healthy dinner with a glass of beer. When you’re ready to have some fun, the staff can organize anything from bungee jumping to caving tours. Head back to Hostel Mostel after a great day and wind down on the wonderful wooden veranda. One of the best hostels in Sofia for performers, as Hostel Mostel offers a free night stay if you perform. You can’t ask for more with a stay at Hostel Mostel.
Twins Nadia and Zlaty created the hostel they always wished was available when they were traveling. Not only is Canape Connection set up for you to have the time of your life in Sofia, but there is also a coworking space available and they can help you plan events if you’re celebrating something. With more than 12 years of experience as a professional cook, Chef Georgi is excited to offer cooking classes to guests. Get excited to learn about traditional Balkan spices and food, how to prepare Bulgarian appetizers, and how to cook a local meal with dessert. With self-designed, handmade beds and other thoughtful touches, you’ll arrive to Canape Connection as a guest, but you’ll leave as family.
Ivory Tower Hostel
One of the best hostels in Sofia for those who are tight in the wallet, Ivory Tower Hostel is a simple hostel that packs a lot of punch. It’s centrally located for easy access to everything on your itinerary, but it’s also quiet at night so you can rest easy for the next day’s adventure. With only four dorms, the staff at this small hostel pride themselves on providing a cozy and homey atmosphere. The parquet floors and comfy beds make you feel at home even while you’re on the road. They offer breakfast in the morning and the staff is available 24/7 should you have any questions or need suggestions on places to visit. Considering the cost and location, it’s hard to beat Ivory Tower Hostel.
Moreto & Caffeto
Surrounded by a gorgeous park, the staff at Moreto & Caffeto want to help you have an authentic stay throughout your time in Sofia. Expect to be greeted by Hector’s smiling face, and keep in mind that this is a family hostel, so they really have your best interest at heart and look forward to keeping you entertained whether you’re in the hostel or out exploring. Rent a bicycle onsite to explore the area on your own terms. We highly recommend you check out the mountain views from the park. If you want to stay in then you can enjoy everything from movie nights and game nights to traditional family dinners. For a top of the line stay with even better company, Moreto & Caffeto is where you need to be.
When you see the pink house, you’ll know you’ve arrived at the right place. Topping the list of best Sofia hostels for social butterflies, you’re sure to make friends when you stay at Hostel 44. The staff is always on hand to answer questions, and often you can find those who are off duty grabbing a drink, watching TV, or hanging out in the garden mingling with guests. The terrace is also a great place for you to chill out and make new friends. Along with thoughtful perks like free breakfast and laundry, they have their own little bistro. The staff specializes in booking some really cool day tours at much cheaper rates than most, so make sure you check with them first before you hit the town. If you’re excited to learn and share experiences and travel stories, Hostel 44 is the best place for you.
Now that you’ve chosen one of the best hostels in Sofia, all you have to do now is fill your itinerary with all the awesome things Sofia has to offer. From mosques to parks and everything in between, this youthful city is guaranteed not to disappoint.
This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. If you own a hostel in Sofia, Bulgaria that you would like to add to this list, email us at contact(at)roadaffair(dot)com with the subject: Best Hostels in Sofia.