We love the atmosphere that the Hostel creates and hang around in the garden whenever the weather allows it. We also never miss the art events held in the hostel, so if you want to do something interesting, just check out the hostel's programme of upcoming events.
Art Hostel Sofia is located at the very heart of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and is definitely unlike anything you have ever seen - it is as artistic and colourful as it can be. Each wall, each corner, each door, each window is uniquely decorated and makes you feel as if you are in a museum of contemporary art...which you kind of are, actually. Every object you will come across has a special story and preserves the original spirit of its author. And here in Art Hostel Sofia, the name of the author is not that important. What really matters is that anyone can leave something and thus contribute to the amazing style of the place.
The hostel came about as a result of a long-term project carried out by Destination Bulgaria Foundation whose main objectives are to support people of art and contemporary art projects, promote the exchange of creative ideas, organise artistic shows, seminars, exhibitions, public debates, etc. Being both a hostel and a gallery with ongoing selected art events, the Art Hostel develops innovative methods and open forms for cultural communication and explores a different concept for independent travel.
This isn't merely a shelter where you can spend the night. This is a place where you will meet many new friends and have lots of fun. The hostel is cosy, clean and full of nice spots and snugs, but the garden is undoubtedly the guests' personal favourite. This shouldn't surprise anyone, though, because it really feels like a green oasis in the concrete desert of the big city. The bar-gallery on the ground floor is worth mentioning as well. This is where most artistic events organised by the hostel are held. Once there, inquire about a membership card - it will get you regular updates on all upcoming events and up to 25% discount in various shops, online stores, hostels and eateries (check FB or ask direct for the full list).
Art Hostel Sofia offers a wide range of amenities to its guests, including an unlimited high speed Internet access and wi-fi connection, free unlimited hot showers, free breakfast, a free welcome drink and a huge variety of rooms. In addition to that, the hostel also has a fully-equipped kitchen where everyone can demonstrate their cooking skills and prepare an exotic dish or two.
The Art Hostel is also in close proximity to the famous Vitosha pedestrian zone and some of Sofia's most iconic landmarks.
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