€9 per night
€9 per night
Orient Express Hostel, Sofia, Bulgaria

Orient Express Hostel

Sofia, Bulgaria - 2, Balkan Street

8 Total reviews

  • Good quality rooms
  • Good location
  • Very clean
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Perfect accomodation ... A very good hostel with a home atmosphere. Clean and cozy rooms, nice interior, convenient location and very helpful and friendly staff.

Description - Hostel

The hostel is located in the heart of the city center - in the best bar, restaurant and shopping area.

Located next to the Ladies Market- Sofia's biggest and cheapest food market, we have a perfect place to relax in our garden from May-September.
Our 3 store house with 7 bathrooms have well decorated rooms with TV each, modern facilities, 4 kitchens, BBQ area.

As one of the most centrally located, brand new hostels WE OFFER GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY with our 'All you can eat breakfast' and 'Free unlimited internet access'.

We are only 10 minutes walk to the National Theater, National Art Gallery, National Palace of Culture and City Garden. We are right in the heart of the most beautiful part of the city center including the best bar, restaurant area and Sofia's nightlife spots.

We offer you VARIETY OF ROOMS to suit every situation:
Single, Double, Triples, Quadruple Private rooms, Dormitories.
Apartment for 2, 4, 6, 8 people. ( 100 meters next
to the hostel )
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST includes :(For the price of 9+ euros) :
*Continental breakfast (ham, 2 kinds of cheese, jam, tea, espresso coffee)
*Muesli/ Cereals with milk and seasonal fruits, tea, coffee
*French croissants with cheese and jam
*English breakfast, tea, coffee
*FREE unlimited internet access – LAN connection, Wi- Fi access
*FREE safe and lockers
*No curfew
*FREE clean and ironed bed linen
*FREE Sofia maps with the highlights
*24 hours hot water
*FREE kitchen use (fully equipped)
*FULLY HEATED during the winter(Central Heating)
*FREE Towels for the private rooms
*FREE Luggage storage
*Children friendly
*Telephone&Fax facilities
*24 hour reception
*Lounge area with big TV screen with 100+ channels
*DVD collection
*Book exchange
*The price of 8 euros for the dormitory does not include breakfast! The ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST is for the price of 9+ euros!

PARAGLIDING-tandem flights-every day
ONE DAY TRIPS to famous destinations in Bulgaria:
Vitosha mountain, Rila Monastery, Koprivshtitza, Plovdiv, Borovetz -12 euros p. p.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 9
  • Year built: 1929
  • Renovated: 2013
  • Public classification: 1
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: €9

2 Bdroom Apartment For 5 People 3 Bdroom Apartment For 8 People Double Private En Suite Mixed Dorm Triple Private Ensuite Twin Private
  • Check-in: 6:00am
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

The hostel is situated in an old building, one of the city's architectural monuments , but very modern and newly renovated (2013).
It has a common room with sofas and TV, internet and Wi-Fi access in it and in each room as well.
Our rooms are sunny and spacios, all with wooden floorings , new beds with orthopedic comfortable mattresses, bedside tables, wardrobes, TV in each room, designer's bathrooms.

24-hr front desk Airport pickup All inclusive plan BBQ area Bar/lounge Bicycle rental Breakfast included Car rental Children permitted Currency exchange Elevator/lift not available Gardens Gay friendly Group services Internet access Internet wireless (free) Laundry/valet service Linen included Meal plans Meeting facilities Movie rentals Multi-lingual staff No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (extra charge) Pets allowed Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Skiing Smoking permitted Sports/activities Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance Voltage converters WIFI (free) Wireless internet

Room amenities

Free Internet access and Wi-Fi in the rooms, TV with 80+ international channels. All the rooms are with wooden floorings, sunny and spacious, have king size beds with bedside tables and wardrobe. New orthopedic mattresses.

There is a common room (lounge with big TV screen) where the guests can meet. Free kitchen for use-new, fully equipped and very modern.

A/C climate control Backpacker facilities Balconies Coffee/tea maker Ensuite Fireplace (wood burning) Hairdryer Internet access Iron/ironing board Kitchenettes Lockers Maid service daily Microwave Movie rental Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath Telephone Television Television (cable/satellite) Toiletries VCR/DVD Voltage converters WIFI Wake-up calls


The location :
We are located in the most central area 3-4 minutes walking distance from the Central Metro Station- "Serdika".
This is the old part of the city center, where all the sights, best shops and nightlife spots are on your doorstep.
We are only a 10 minutes walk to the National Theater, National Art Gallery, National Palace of Culture and City Garden. We are right in the heart of the most beautiful part of the city center including the best bar, restaurant area and Sofia's nightlife.

Points of interest
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral-800 m
  • National Art Gallery - 900 m.
  • City Garden -800 m
  • St. Nedelya Cathedral -900 m.
  • National Palace of Culture -1 km.
  • Sofia University- 1 km.
  • St. George Cathedral - 1 km.
  • City Art Gallery - 800 m.
  • Court house - 500 m.
  • Rhotonda shrine - 300 m.
  • Archeological museum - 800 m.
  • Lady's Market - 50 m.
  • Gallery for Foreign art - 900 m.
  • Book Market - 800 m.

Food and drink
Eating out
Dream House
Vegetarian restaurant
Traditional Bulgarian restaurant
Bbq Garden
Italian Cuisine
Egur, Egur
Armenian restaurant
Before And After
Great International cuisine

Price details

€9 - 120 per night

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscoverLaserMaestro UKSoloJCBPayPal

Available discounts

Group booking and longterm stay discounts (up to 10%)

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

1. If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
2. If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival, 100 percent of the first night will be charged.
3. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, 50 percent of total price of the reservation will be charged, but not less than the first night accommodation.
4. If modified later, 50 percent of total price of the reservation will be charged, but not less than the first night accommodation.

Location - Hostel

2, Balkan Street
Stolichna Obshtina
Област София град (Oblast Sofiya-Grad)
Bulgaria  1303

Latitude: 42.70165, Longitude: 23.31772

How to get there

Directions to the hostel:

By tram No 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Get off at the 3rd stop at " Hristo Botev" blvd. and go back 2 streets only on the RIGHT side of the blvd. On the second street turn right (you'll be able to turn to the right only)
Our street is only on the RIGHT side of " Hristo Botev" blvd. if you're going direction back to the train station, it has no continuation on the left side of the blvd.
We are at the end of the street, which is probably one of the shortest in Sofia.

BY METRO: Not recommended:The hostel is exactly half distance between the 1st and second Metro stop.

4. Walking:
Walk 15 minutes along Hristo Botev Boulevard direction to the center, please walk on the LEFT side ONLY, otherwise you cannot see the sign "Balkan street", because it has no continuation on the other side of the boulevard.

5. By Taxi

Tell the driver the corner "Balkan" / "Bratya Miladinovi" str., they know "Bratia Miladinovi str. , rather than the very short street "Balkan".
We are the second building on the corner with "Bratya Miladinovi str." (Miladinovi Brothers).

From the Airport:
Call the hostel and staff will arrange to meet you at the airport or in front of McDonalds'.

Nearest airport: Sofia Airport- 8 km