My trip to Sofia was definitely a random and spontaneous one, but hey – life is for adventures. I really enjoyed it in Sofia, the history and culture. If you’re planning to travel to Europe anytime soon, Sofia is definitely a city to add as one of your stops.
– Hostel Mostel –
By the time I arrived at Hostel Mostel, I was absolutely knackered! Thank goodness they give detailed instructions on their website on how to get there from the airport. Hostel Mostel is centrally located and just a 5 minute walk from Vitosha Boulevard, which has an variety of shops and restaurants. One of the best parts about staying at Hostel Mostel is they give you a map of Sofia which highlights the landmarks, things to do and best places it eat.
In addition to the free Wifi (essential, I know), Hostel Mostel provides both breakfast and dinner – which might I add are were both INCREDIBLE! The staff were so helpful and welcoming. Any questions I had about Sofia they were able to answer and gave great recommendations. I was in a room with 7 other people, which had a locker for each bed, curtains for privacy on each bed and a smaller locking cupboard by each bed. One of the most important parts in the mattress, yes it was definitely soft and comfortable (I had a nap – twice LOL). The showers were really clean which I loved, I am quite fussy when it comes to cleanliness and so I was very happy.
– ACTIVITIES –
Hostel Mostel has an extremely social vibe and so as I was travelling solo, I was really happy that I was somewhere that made it really easy to meet new people. After dinner, someone came around to everyone’s tables to let us know that Hostel Mostel has a organised a bar crawl at 10pm and everyone’s invited. Although I didn’t make it myself, I heard from several people that it was a great time.
In addition to evening activities, they organise day trips too. I joined the day trip to Rila Mountain and Rila Monastery. Our guide was lovely and told us about the history of the mountain and monastery before giving us time to explore on our own. Joining Hostel Mostel’s day trip was a great opportunity to meet more new people and I had a great time with the group I travelled with.
I would definitely recommend that anyone visiting Sofia (or Veliko Tarnovo) stay at Hostel Mostel if you want to be in a social and economically friendly environment. Its definitely value for money and you’ll always have something to do.