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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So Yesterday I arrived in Sofia with two friends.They were staying at this hostel and i helped them to carry the suitcases since the hostel does not have elevator and its a third foor with old and narrow stairs.I was sleeping in a friend's house so they booked a room for just them two.I spent a couple of hours in...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The most unpleasant and dirty hostel i ever been in my whole life. I even don't know where to start, if the toilet with any conditions, if the completely dirty full of hair and cobwebs room where even the sheets and towels used are completely insane or the cockroaches, even dead, saying you hello at the entrance. I think in...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 12 August 2015

“This place is basically a scam. The owners are entirely unreachable, the bathroom is a shower head rigged over a toilet and the security is so bad the police strongly suggested I'd move elsewhere when they heard where I stayed. DO NOT GO THERE. In addition to that, there was a police raid for a group of criminals that they...

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Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

We hadn't had something booked beforehand and upon our arrival we asked to see the rooms and we were told that we only can see them in pictures because they are in a different building and we were talked in checking in and paying everything in advance.... No need to mention that their condition hadn't had anything to do with...

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2Thank Phase B
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The receptionist will tell you it has a new owner but it is a lie. It's always the same hotel. The room is a kind of school with a bed in the middle. He promised before going a private bathroom and a lie because there is no room with private bathroom. The place is filthy and smells terrible. Not to...

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3Thank Ruben G
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

The rooms have no heater for the winter, everything is really old and the shower didn't work while I stayed. The employees were very rude to me and my friends and did not welcome us. The location is the only good thing about this place. I do not recommend it to anyone.

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2Thank Filipe A
Reviewed 29 August 2014

despite the rooms being clean they were scruffy and out dated, the owner seems determined to tell the guests about other guests that are staying there currently and previous guests which is nice but very unnerving for a solo female traveller when you have people knocking on your door saying "hi i hear your alone" lovely thought but not necessarily...

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Thank Naomi J
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Overall this was a very unpleasant stay, despite the low cost and location being walkable to the train station and walkable to the tourist sites. We arrived at 10am and there was no one working at reception (there is a sign over the door saying 24-0 hours a day). As a result there were 10 tourists waiting in the stairwell...

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3Thank Emily S
Skopje Region, Republic of Macedonia
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Sofia was a wonderful experience for me and my boyfriend ,except for the poor accommodation we've encountered in lack of time .The staff doesn't really care about the guests,we asked for a double room they gave us a triple ,I could't even understand what the reason was,it seemed like the receptionist was talking to himself! The room was OK ,but...

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2Thank dragicaa2014
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We booked a room with a PRIVATE bathroom and we are expecting it to be an en-suite bathroom. When we were checked in, it was actually a so called private bathroom which is located outside of the room. They call it private because they give us the key to the bathroom, so we can have the exclusivity to lock the...

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3Thank Sherine M

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a cultural heritage building, from the early 20th c. Located in the heart of the beautiful old Sofia city. Our small hostel is the perfect place for travelers who want inexpensive, accommodation in bright, spacious and clean guestrooms. Only 5 minutes walk to the National Theater, National Art Gallery, City Garden, National Palace of Culture... Unique downtown location – in between the Court house, Sheraton Sofia and Hristo Botev Boulevard. On a central city boulevard, a perfect start point for sightseeing around the city: The National Theatre, Museums, the National Art Gallery and many more! Free Internet. Wide range of accommodation choices. Private rooms with independent access. NO CURFEW. Very close to Sofia Railway and Bus Station. Shuttle form and to Sofia Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galiani Hostel

Address: bul.Hristo Botev 70, Sofia 1303, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Sofia Region > Sofia
Price Range: $32 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Galiani Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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 of 5 bubbles 94sherinem, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
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