Welcome to our hostel in the heart of Sofia. We strive to make you feel cozy in a smart, calm, relaxing atmosphere. At the same time we offer an unrivaled amount of opportunities for you to enhance your stay, through tours all over Bulgaria, tours in and around Sofia and tons of other activities to make sure you see the most of our beautiful city while you are here. We also try to be as eco-friendly as we could and be mindful of the surrounding nature. Feel free to call us or arrive at our place 24/7, we are always eager to meet new people from all over the world and immerse them in the magical beauties of Bulgaria! We are 4 minutes away walking from the most central attraction in Sofia - Alexander Nevski Cathedral, 5 minutes walking from the most central part with all the pubs and bars and about 8-9 minutes walking from the central metro station, where the metro lines cross - Serdika Station.
Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How can I travel and can I do day trips to Rila Monastery, 7 Rila Lakes, Plovdiv, Vitosha and so on?
A: Yes, the best way to do all these trips is to visit our day tours website: www.SmartTrans.bg
Q: How can I use a taxi?
A: We don't recommend just stopping a random taxi on the street or picking a random taxi from the airport, that is not very safe. Bast strategy is to download the app called TaxiMe and use that to request a taxi. You can download it from here - https://taxime.to/
Q: How can I get to the hostel from the airport?
A: In Sofia, the Google Maps app can calculate and recommend navigation with public transport, so we recommend using that for fastest result. But in short, the easiest way is to get the metro from the airport and get off at Serdika station, and from there you can walk to our hostel for 8-9 minutes. If you are arriving between 23:30 and 5:30, there is no public transport, so you have to take a taxi. We don't recommend taking a random taxi from the airport, it's much better to download the app called TaxiMe and use it to request a taxi.
Q: What is a must-see in the city?
A: The absolute best thing you can do to get to know the city is to join the Free Sofia tour. It happens every day at 11:00, at 14:00 and at 18:00 and the meeting point is in front of the Palace of Justice here - https://g.page/freesofiatour
Q: Are there any traditional Bulgarian restaurants near by?
A: Yes, here are some traditional Bulgarian restaurants that we recommend. You can click on the link to start navigation directly to the restaurant:
The Hadjidragana Tavern - https://g.page/Izbite
Shtastlivetsa - https://goo.gl/maps/3Ju9DXqZh9Brk9JZ6
Hadjidraganov's Houses - https://g.page/hadjidraganovite-kashti
Izbata Tavern - https://goo.gl/maps/iaKDWkFu7bsxcVH89
Q: Can you recommend any bars or night clubs?
A: The best thing you can do to experience our night life is to join The New Sofia Pub Crawl, everyday at 21:00 with a starting point at Crystal park here - https://g.page/TheNewSofiaPubCrawl
But here are also some nice bars in the center:
Bar Friday - https://g.page/barpetak
Bar K.E.B.A. - https://g.page/KEBA114
Bar Bar - https://goo.gl/maps/2GmW8ZSomvhZkujp6
Bar Hambara - https://goo.gl/maps/hNRt7hA1YG7W2dyV6
Q: How can I pay?
A: When booking on the website you can pay only with card. When you arrive, you will be asked to pay 10 BGN for key deposit. This you can pay either in bulgarian leva cash or with card. We don't accept payments with cash in Euro. If you only have Euro cash, there is 24/7 currency exchange place 2 minutes away from the hostel, you can navigate yourself to it by clicking here - https://goo.gl/maps/LNWn4vRFb9Tm6Kkc9
Property Name: Smart Hostel Sofia
Street Address: Iskar 31
City : Sofia
Postal Code : 1000
Contact Name: Smart Hostel Sofia
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