2 май 2018
A good budget choice for a single night, but uncomfortable for a longer stay
The single toilet - which is also the shower room - can be a bit of problem, especially when someone needs to use the toilet urgently while someone else takes a shower. During my two-night stay, this situation arose several times, and the place wasn't even fully occupied! (I was the sole occupant of a three-bed room. I dread to think what it would be like if every bed in every room is taken during the main season.)
-- The 'free coffee and tea' consisted of two single-portion sachets for three rooms. I used one on arrival, then bought my own. It was never replenished.
-- The location, although great for the bus and train station, is not good for sightseeing or doing things in Sofia. If you want to go anywhere in the town centre, it's a half-hour (or three-quarters-of-an-hour) walk away, and it's not a particularly pleasant walk. So I wouldn't recommend it for a longer stay, just for a single night.
-- A fellow traveller arrived at the agreed time and was told that his room wasn't ready, which put him in an awkward situation because he had an appointment. (My own room was ready.)
-- There was no wardrobe, no clothes hooks, no chest of drawers, nothing at all to hang or put clothes on or in. That's ok for a one-night stay when you don't bother to unpack your backpack or suitcase, but not for a longer stay.
-- The bed was uncomfortable, with a thin saggy mattress. Each time I sat on the bed, lay down or turned around in my sleep, the bed creaked ominously like it was about to break.
It's very good value for money if you're travelling on a budget.
-- I particularly recommend this place if you want to spend just one night and catch a train/bus/plane the next morning, because it's located close to the central train and bus stations. (It's less suitable for longer stays.)
-- It's very clean.
-- As a budget choice for a one-night stay it certainly is preferable over the ghastly Pension Vega.)