Country Italy
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 1-23-2017
Comment:
FantasticProbably the best hostel that I ever see. For location, in the historical center, for the reception, always ready to give you a hand, for international breakfast, high quality, for the rooms, clean e comfortable and, above all, for the atmosphere(unique). Recommended from all points of view
marco
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 6-11-2016
Comment:
Unique!!!Unique place, unique atmosphere and unique owner and staff! Highly recommended for those who want to be a part of the ancient spirit of Philippopolis (today Plovdiv).
Alexandra Trifonova
Country Bulgaria, Canada
Guest category Group of friends
Date 5-12-2016
Comment:
-A beautiful old house, so briliantly decorated that one can spent hours, just looking arround! The staff was very warm and welcoming, which is what truly makes a difference. I'll deffinetly be back on my next trip to Plovdiv! Many thanks!
Eli, Erika
Country Russia Moskow
Guest category Family
Date 8-21-2014
Comment:
5Хотели сказать огромное спасибо Христо и девочкам за радушный прием !!! Нас встретели, словно ждали только нас :)) дом просто волшебный, мы побывали в сказке . Обслуживание как в 5 звездочном отеле, все очень чисто и уютно. Много приятных сюрпризов: бутылочка вина в подарок, лаванда на подушках.Мы обязательно приедем еще раз и будем рекомендовать это место своим друзьям и знакомым!
Yulia, Sergey, Pavel, Zoya
Country China
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 8-11-2014
Comment:
ThanksThe boss and staff service is very good, very warm, let a guest feel warm.Thank you!
Huangbei
Country USA
Guest category Family
Date 5-10-2014
Comment:
CharmingI spent Christmas Day here with my family. We arrived late that evening to a warm and friendly welcome by the Hostel Old Plovdiv staff. The wooden facade and dimmed lighting made for a very cozy and warm night, even in the winter. We stayed in the room with four single beds; one for Mom, Dad, sister and me. The second floor common room is classy with antique like pieces. It felt like we were relaxing in our own home. The staff at Hotel Old Plovdiv is always extremely helpful with travel planning. They sent me bus schedules via email beforehand. The following morning we had a quick, delicious breakfast before continuing onto Istanbul. I highly recommend a stay here.
Emily Egan
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Young couple
Date 3-10-2014
Comment:
" ВЪЛШЕБНО МЯСТО ! "“Това е едно вълшебно място, което те пренася назад във времето. На човек не му липсва нищо в тази прекрасна къща. В Guest House Old Plovdiv разбрах какво означават думите чистосърдечност и любезност.”
Nikolaj
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Young couple
Date 3-6-2014
Comment:
Great place to stay !!!We visited the hostel for one night on a weekend and it was only a few days after the hostel was nominated 4th by Lonely Planet. The atmosphere is very vintage, genuine and cosy, with almost all the furniture restaurated from the 18/19th century! All the people working there are very nice and there is a personal touch in their attitude, which leaves a great impression. The owner came at breakfast to meet all the people staying there and spends some time with you etc. We are overall very very happy with our stay there and would surely visit again! :)
Juju
Country Canada
Guest category Young couple
Date 3-4-2014
Comment:
Fantastic place in the heart of the Old Town !Nous avons séjourné 2 nuits à l'hostel Old Plovdiv et nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre expérience. Hristo est un hôte très sympathique et il nous a beaucoup aidé. Ils nous ont servis un excellent petit déjeuner sur la terrasse arrière. L'hostel est vraiment très bien situé dans le vieux Plovdiv, beaucoup d'attractions et de restaurants à proximité. Les chambres et l'hostel en général est très beau et présente une architecture incroyable. Merci pour l'accueil!
Karine
Country Ukraine
Guest category Family
Date 3-2-2014
Comment:
Если сказать, что в Пловдив надо приезжать хотя бы для того, чтобы пожить в "Old_Plovdiv", это практически не будет преувеличением. Мы с мужем очень жалели, что провели в этом прекрасном месте всего две ночи. Каждый, кто останавливается в этом хостеле, имеет прекрасную возможность окунуться в атмосферу старого Пловдива, посмотреть "жизнь" изнутри. Дом, в котором расположен хостел, просто прекрасный. Здорово, что им занимаются такие увлеченные люди. Приятно, что всех приезжающих ждет "приветственный" сюрприз. Это мило, это чувственно, это сентиментально. Очень удобное место для исследования старой части города, а также прогулок по центральной пешеходной улице, в том числе, из магазинов, что приятно после длительного шоппинга. В номерах чисто, уютно. Близость улицы с брусчаткой не мешает выспаться. Скрипучие половицы - после стандартного ковролина - просто прелесть. Завтраки вполне достойные. Очень интересная зона для приема пищи - романтика, уникальность и старина в оформлении - задают настроение на целый день. С удовольствием приедем еще раз и порекомендуем друзьям.
Viki
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Young couple
Date 3-1-2014
Comment:
better than a 5-star hotel !!!The place and the people who take care of it are so amazing, that I hardly wanted to leave the house for a walk in the old town. :) I have been to 5-star hotels around the world, but I have never received such a personalized and warm welcome like I did at this hostel. Hristo, the owner, made us feel like we are visiting old friends, although this was the first time we met. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The rooms and the bathroom were very clean. It was warm, the breakfast was good, and even just sitting in the beautiful guestroom of the house was an adventure of it own. The wi-fi was with a very good speed, as well. :) We will definitely come back and will stay more than 1 night.
Galja
Country Italy
Guest category Group of friends
Date 2-11-2014
Comment:
JUST PERFECT !Definitely the best hostel I have ever been to. Every small detail was simply perfect. From the location, to the beautiful rooms and common spaces and specially the wonderful service. The staff is so friendly and they make you feel like home. When we arrived they had writen all of our names on a board to welcome us, just a small detail but that can go a long way. Everyone was so kind they went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible and in the most spontaneous ways: taking us to the bus station when we were running late, picking up our luggages even though we were just a few blocks away when it was snowing and receiving us with warm tea and a big smile saying they were glad to have us back. I cannot recommend it enough and thank each and everyone that made our stay so special.
Anna
Country Greece
Guest category Young couple
Date 2-5-2014
Comment:
# 1 not only in Plovdiv !“η τοποθεσία του ξενοδοχείο ειναι απίστευτη κοντά στην κεντρική αγορά και μέσα στην παλιά πολύ. το προσωπικό πολύ εξυπηρετικό .σχέση ποιότητας τιμής βάζω 10 !!!!!σίγουρα θα ξαναπαμε”
Nikolaos
Country Швеция
Guest category Family
Date 1-11-2014
Comment:
Очень уютная гостиницаМы с сыном приехали в Пловдив в первый раз и друзья порекомендовали нам "Старый Пловдив". И гостиница и город нам очень понравились! Гостница прямо в центре города, внимательный персонал, но самое главное - очень красивое здание! Можно сидеть в гостинной, рассматривать старинный резной потолок и фантазировать о прошлом..
Yulia
Country Россия
Guest category Family
Date 11-19-2013
Comment:
Уют Старого ПловдиваОт летней поездки в Пловдив и сейчас, в эти холодные ноябрьские дни, сохраняем самые наилучшие воспоминания. О своих впечатлениях о посещении гостиницы "Старый Пловдив" и об ее истории мы написали на нашем сайте: http://bulgaria-today.ru/news/person/kak-sohranit-stary-j-stary-j-gorod.html Еще раз спасибо Христо и всем ребятам (Стаси и Никола) за гостеприимный и теплый прием!
Ярослав
Country Germany
Guest category Family
Date 11-18-2013
Comment:
UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE, FANTSTIC STAY !The Stay at the Guest House Plovdiv was a particular and wonderful experience!! The staff is exceptionally friendly! Hirsto and Susy, Thank you for all !!! Thank you for the trip in the old Plovdiv and for all your help, it´s the first time we met such a hospitable host who gave so much time to his guests. The Hotel is also unique, wonderful atmosphere and really good preserved: wood floors, carved wooden ceilings, antique furniture and nice patio in the backyard…every think like in 19th century. Absolutely, the hostel is exceptional! Without hesitation, the next time we'll stay there! Notre séjour au Guest House Plovdiv a été une magnifique expérience ! Le personnel est exceptionnellement sympathique ! Hirsto et Susy, merci pour tout !!!Merci pour la visite dans le vieux Plovdiv et merci pour votre aide et votre gentillesse, c´est la première fois que nous rencontrons des hôtes si attentionnés et disponibles. L’ Hôtel est en soi également unique, agréable atmosphère, lieu très bien préservé, entrée et escalier en bois, sculpture, peinture, meubles, patio intérieur…tout dans l’esprit du 19ème siècle. Absolument exceptionnel !! Sans hésiter nous retournerons au Old Plovdiv la prochaine fois !
Helene
Country Turkey
Guest category Group of friends
Date 11-10-2013
Comment:
BEST PLACE EVER !Çalışan personelin ve otel sahibinin sıcak ve misafirperver yaklaşımı ve otelin tarihsel yapısı içinde güzel bir gece geçirmek harikaydı.. tekrar tekrar ziyaret edilebilecek bir yer... rüya gibi bir mekan...
Nurcihan
Country Greece
Guest category Group of friends
Date 11-9-2013
Comment:
PERFECT STAYΥπεροχο το δωμάτιο με τον ζωγραφισμένο τοίχο,τα έπιπλα αντίκες απίθανα,η καθαριότητα τέλεια και πάνω από όλα η φιλοξενία και η εξυπηρέτηση από το προσωπικό μοναδική!Αξίζει να πας στο Plovdiv μόνο και μόνο για να μείνεις σε αυτό το ξενοδοχείο.”
Maria
Country Russia
Guest category Group of friends
Date 11-9-2013
Comment:
Это лучший из хостелов в моей жизни ! Очень понравилось обсалютно всё. 1. Расположение. Отель расположен в самом центре старого города. Въезд в эту часть города ограничен. При заказе номера у нас спросили номер машины и сделали пропуск. С первых минут нас ждали сюрпризы. Хозяин вышел встречать нас и предложил помочь донести багаж до номера. Нас напоили чаем и... Дальше хозяин провёл нам экскурсию по старому городу, дал советы и рекоммендации о том что посмотреть. Рассказал нам историю Пловдива. Сам отель заслуживает особого внимания.У него большая история о которой вы можете узнать у персонала. Персонал очень отзывчевый. Из развлечений к услугам гостей компьютер с интерненом, шахматы, карты, журналы и книги Могу смело сказать, что это лучший из хостелов в моей жизни.
Ina
Country Russia
Guest category Family
Date 11-1-2013
Comment:
СПАСИБО ЗА РАДУШИЕ !Расположение очень удобно для осмотра старого города, да и сам хостел создаёт атмосферу старого дома. Замечательный персонал, было очень приятно. Мы снимали комнату на четверых и там было очень много места, неожиданно для хостела. Внизу в столовой видны остатки древних стен или фундамента. Очень атмосферное творческое место. Отдельное спасибо хозяину хостела за помошь и радушие. Он очень хорошо говорит по русски
Denis
Country Russia
Guest category Young couple
Date 10-22-2013
Comment:
Не хотелось покидать это уютнейшее место !Невероятно гостеприимные хозяин и весь персонал! Ребята-портье полностью передают желание самого владельца отеля, Христо, создать теплую, практически домашнюю атмосферу для каждого гостя. Ему это удалось на 100%! Большое спасибо Христо за чудесный рассказ об истории этого старинного дома и за те 3 дня, которые мы провели в самом сердце Старого Пловдива. В доме сохранилось много росписей на стенах и потолке, в комнатах антикварная мебель, скрипят половицы - лучшей обстановки для погружения в атмосферу Старого Пловдива представить сложно. Все комнаты в доме совсем разные, индивидуально оформленные (нам удалось пожить в 2). После последнего завтрака с кофе в чудесном внутреннем саду очень не хотелось покидать это уютнейшее место! Мы бы с удовольствием остановились здесь и в следующий раз!”
Yaroslav
Country uk
Guest category Family
Date 10-18-2013
Comment:
The Best EverWe arrived to find a board welcoming us by name... what a nice touch, and what a beautifull hostel (hotel), and fantastic location.. everybody we met staff and guests were helpful, informative and generally lovely... any time we are going to stay in Plovdiv, We know where we shall be ....at The Old Plovdiv Guesthouse.. thank you all so much
Robert Edmed
Country Germany
Guest category Group of friends
Date 10-16-2013
Comment:
Best Hostel in the WorldWe stayed at the hostel for a long weekend and everything was just perfect. The hostel is even nicer than on the pictures. The city of Plovdiv is really worth a stay and the staff were all so friendly and nice. 100% perfect!
Charlotte & David
Country Turkey
Guest category Family
Date 10-15-2013
Comment:
THIS PLACE IS REALLY SPECIAL !The hostelkeepers are life-affirming people make your journey start with a good beginning and you can feel the painstaking behaviour in every moment of time you spent there. Friendly welcoming messages, the bunch of lavender waiting on your bed, a clean and well-restorated room and beatiful breakfast-time in the garden are only a small part of the things that make here special...And to note ; the house is a good sample of Bulgarian Revival houses that you breathe history in every corner and you can even see Roman city walls in the winter breakfast room. I visited here several times with friends and family and recommend here as a good boutique hostel with good quality and a place that reflect the respect to history. And the best; really good and welcoming people always ready to help you and make your time better !!!
Murat
Country uk and now bg
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 10-11-2013
Comment:
secret--do not read thisabsolutely fantastic stay.... beds that are original 19th century with new matresses...hot showers and spotless bathrooms...endless free coffee (fresh beans not stale or cheap)...reasonably priced and very professional and friendly staff helpful beyond and above...never again...well at least not until the next time...stacy i miss you....!!!!!
sbisp@yahoo.com
Country England
Guest category Mature couple
Date 10-3-2013
Comment:
Birthday WeekendCan we complement you on your excellent choice of staff.They looked after us both night and day ,and made our stay absolutely wonderful. We hope to return next year.....and enjoy your hospitality and beautiful building. All our Best Wishes to you and the staff.
FRED & CHRISTINE PAINTER
Country Denmark
Guest category Mature couple
Date 9-18-2013
Comment:
God beligenhed i den gamle bydelDejligt gammelt hus med med masser af charme. Knirkende gulve og døre. Dejligt personale hjælpfulde og imødekommende. Hvis vi kommer til Plovdiv igen vil vi atter bo her. God beligenhed i den gamle bydel
Peder
Country Belgium
Guest category Young couple
Date 9-12-2013
Comment:
Super voor die prijs!Mooie kamer in Ottomaans pand in het historische centrum van Plovdiv. Zeer attent en vriendelijk personeel. Mooie binnenkoer, ideaal als ontbijtplek. Vlakbij gratis parkeergelegenheid. Super voor die prijs!
Geert
Country Italy
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 8-18-2013
Comment:
Superba accoglienza !Ottima posizione nella citta vecchia, superba accoglienza da parte di hristo e del suo staff e la bellezza del design della guesthouse
Antonio
Country Deutsch
Guest category Family
Date 8-13-2013
Comment:
Super ;-)Это именно тот отель,в котором я хотел остановиться.Нам понравилось здесь ВСЁ!Атмосфера начала прошлого века.И всё же уютно и чисто. Приветливый персонал, отзывчивый и приятный хозяин.Христо БЛАГОДАРЯ! с уважением Павел и семъя.
Павел
Country Korea
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 8-8-2013
Comment:
Home away from home !일단 상당히 좋은 위치에 있어 금방 찾을 수 있었습니다. 현관에 들어갔을 때 '환영'이라는 글자와 저의 이름이 쓰여있었고 스탭이 친절하게 맞아주었습니다. 이렇게 섬세한 부분 이외에도 오래된 건물이 고풍스러운 느낌을 주고 100년 전 여행자가 된 기분을 느끼게 해줍니다. 4인실 도미토리는 매우 큰 방에 나란히 놓여있는 침대로 구성되어있는데 공간이 너무 넓고 락커도 있어 매우 넉넉하고 안전하게 사용할 수 있습니다. 도미토리가 적고 프라이빗룸이 많기 때문에 무척 환하고 깨끗한 화장실이 절대 붐비지 않습니다. 다만, 일찌감치 미리 예약이 필요해보입니다.
Minjong
Country Korea
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 7-18-2013
Comment:
GREAT PLACE IN THE HEART OF OLD TOWN !무엇보다 너무 친절함에 감동이였습다. 제가 묵었던 어떤 숙소도 이렇게 까지 친절하진 않았던 거 같네요. 그리고 구시가지 안이라 위치도 좋았구요 버스정류장이랑도 가까워 터미널에서 버스로 이동하기도 편했습니다
Eunsoog
Country España
Guest category Family
Date 7-13-2013
Comment:
Home sweet homeNos hemos sentido como en casa. Su localización es inmejorable al igual que todo su personal, que ha sido muy amable y cordial. Thanks to Hcristo and all staff
Pedro
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Family
Date 5-30-2013
Comment:
"All staff members are extremely polite and helpful"“Красиво реставрирана голяма къща, намираща се в сърцето на стария Пловдив. Съвсем близо са всички забележителности на града. Умело вписани в традиционния възрожденски интериор, на разположение на госта са всички модерни удобства, а залата за закуска впечатлява с останките си от Римската стена. Чистотата - както в стаите, така и в баните - е на много високо ниво. В двора има обособена градина, която е тиха и приятна. Персоналът е изключително любезен и отзивчив. Beautifully restored large house, situated in the heart of the Old Town. It is close to all historical sights and places of interest. All modern facilities are present. Moreover, they are successfully combined with the traditional Bulgarian Revival atmosphere. Breakfast is served in an impressive hall in which we can find remains of the Roman Wall. Cleanliness is on an exceptionally high level. In the yard, there is a quiet and pleasant garden. All staff members are extremely polite and helpful.”
Stoyan
Country Finland
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 5-30-2013
Comment:
NICE CHOICE IN PLOVDIVVery good location, nice owner and staff. Awesome garden for drinking and enjoying breakfast! I felt myself welcommed at the very first moments after I noticed that receptionist had written me personal welcome plaque. Highly recommend this place to everyone
Mika
Country USA
Guest category Young couple
Date 5-28-2013
Comment:
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOUSE !I liked the attention of the hostel owners. They welcomed us by writing our names on a board and greeted us warmly. Hristo, the onwer shared about the history of the house and provided us with literature on the history of Plovdiv, a nice picture summary of Plovdiv over the years. Upon our leaving he hostel, both owners were friendly wished us a happy travel and Hristo drove us to the train station! In simple words, we were impressed by the owners' entrepreneurial attitude and drive to satisfy customers' needs. We highly recommend the house to visitors who want to experience Old Plovdiv.
Christopher
Country English/Dutch
Guest category Mature couple
Date 5-22-2013
Comment:
my first hotel review...from a grateful customerWe arrived for our 3 night stay to discover that it was Museum Day....free entry everywhere..,,museums and historical houses open until midnight/ 1.00 in the morning and we were in the centre of it all! The next day there was a concert with musicians from the New York Philharmonic in the historic house opposite. The following evening, the hotel had its own concert..some strikingly individual instrumentalists: 2 violinists, a cellist and a harpist who had come to Plovdiv to study Bulgarian folk music and had managed to create an incredible fusion of styles from various areas of the globe! I know there are more plans for concerts in the future..I hope I am there.... I am stunned that we managed to book the room only a few days before, because this is an experience not to be missed. Having visited many hotels in my life, this one, for me, has been the best. Why? Because care had been taken to give me an opportunity to stay in a beautiful,historic building with an atmosphere that excited my curiousity and fed my imagination. Yet it is a place where one feels immediately at home. Perhaps it is the proprietor's love of cats ('Fute' keeps a reserved distance, but enjoyed the concert) Or it could be his, and his staff's wonderful welcome,carrying our bags from the car ( the car parking was not a problem at as it is just for the local hotels and checked in vehicles) giving us a short tour around the the place, complete with Roman wall remains and a walk to nearby places of interest and pointing out a fascinating local shop( the owners' son is a concert pianist!)with traditional handcrafted souvenirs. On a practical note, the bedheads are antique..but the bases and mattresses are new and comfortable. Hristo, the proprietor explained this as he pushed the two single beds together..as he had explained so many things....My husband and I stayed in room 7 with wonderfully white crisp sheets,curtains which billowed airily at the long windows in the mornings and a large effective air conditioner which we briefly used one evening. The hotel was incredibly clean, and the bathrooms were kept in pristine condition. Gone are the days for me of checking out the en-suite bathrooms etc before I book a room.....apparently there is more to life.....
Hilary Blomsma
Country France
Guest category Young couple
Date 5-22-2013
Comment:
“Probably the greatest hotel in Bulgaria !”Amazing antique property, it's like we stayed in a museum, only in a super friendly atmosphere ! The host are charming, the furniture very confortable, and real bathrooms, (with a real shower cabine), which is rare enough in the country to be noticed ! Location is just perfect, in the middle of the old town, with a super nice little terrace for beers and breakfast.I would recommend it to everyone willing to visit Plovdiv, not even sure we can find something that satisfying with a larger budget !
Victorie
Country Netherlands
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 5-19-2013
Comment:
“The place to be while visiting surprising Plovdiv”Beautifully restored mansion in the center of Old Plovdiv with spacious rooms. There is a quiet and relaxed terrace in the backyard where breakfast is being served. Shortly also draught beer, salads and BBQ will be served in the garden.The staff is being very friendly and helpful. You will get awake by the birds in he garden and the church bells around town. This is the place to be while visiting Plovdiv.
Govert
Country Malaysia
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 5-18-2013
Comment:
“Great place in Plovdiv”Located in a refurbished heritage building inside the Old Town of Plovdiv, it is strategically located within walking distance to all the sights. Wonderful value for location & spacious room with antique furniture. Guesthouse is clean, with new toilets & showers. Owners and reception staff are friendly, very helpful and speaks good English for all the enquiries.
YueYim
Country Australia
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 5-16-2013
Comment:
“Best hostel I have ever stayed in!” This place is beautiful! All the staff are lovely, the rooms are clean, the breakfast delicious! Central to the Old town and lots of the amazing Plovdiv sites. The streets can be a little rough on the ankles but you have to expect this when you consider how old they are!
Anna
Country Poland
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 5-14-2013
Comment:
“One of the best hostels I've ever been”Hostel has a great location, rooms are very spacious and clean. Staff and owner are excellent. I had a very nice welcome with coffee and breakfast served at 5:40 am (because I had to catch a morning bus).
Kinga
Country Cyprus
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 5-13-2013
Comment:
“The Pearl of Plovdiv”Situated in the Old Town, this splendid guest house offers all a traveller needs to make his or her stay in Plovdiv truly memorable. The hotel is beautifully presented in old-world style; lots of space and genuine comfort... and so clean and efficient. Remarkable round the clock service given with genuine care and kindness. Ideally situated within a few minutes stroll to excellent restaurants, historic sites, concert houses, shops and museums it is also near the hilltop where you can enjoy panaramic views over the city, whilst perched on ancient roman ruins. Great for an evening picnic. Definitely on my list for a return visit!
Max
Country Poland
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 5-8-2013
Comment:
“Great adventure in Plovdiv” The antique amazing house with single bads, (max 4 in dorms) wonderful quaiet place. Good for colos, families, friends. Wondeful hospitality, vergu good brakfas, beatiful terrace. You can spend there the whole day. Location: the heart of Plovdiv. Really one of the bests hostels I have evere been.
Agata
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Young couple
Date 4-13-2013
Comment:
"UNIQUE EXPERIENCE"Unique atmosphere, perfect location, extremely friendly staff. The pleasant surprises and the unique experience starts still from the front door. Will definitely come again. Keep it that way ! Thanks :)
Krum
Country Russia
Guest category Family
Date 4-11-2013
Comment:
"ЗАМЕЧАТЕЛЬНЬIЙ ОТЕЛЬ"Замечательный отель. Прямо в самом-самом старом центре, очень хорошо расположен. Романтичный, уютный.... Христо очень милый, да и весь перосонал очень дружелюбный. Если буду в Пловдиве еще - только здесь
Alex
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Young couple
Date 4-10-2013
Comment:
"BEST LOCATION IN OLD CITY"Very good very helpfull stuff, thank you Hristo for everything, and hotel is placed best location in old city , design of hotel is awsome, also breakfast was good, prices are low, we liked it very much, next time we will stay in same place again.
Jana
Country UK
Guest category Young couple
Date 4-9-2013
Comment:
5 STAR !Great hosts, made us feel very welcome and couldn't do more to help. Beautiful guest house ideally situated in the stunning old town of Plovdiv. 5 star! Would def recommend!
Helena & Nick
Country USA
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 4-4-2013
Comment:
I WILL STAY HERE AGAIN !This place was excellent. First, the owner is a great guy. When I was traveling to Plovdiv from another city 4 hours away, he came a picked me up and drove me to the guest house. On top of that, the train was about 40 min late (very typical for Bulgarian trains) and he stayed and waited for me. When I arrived I felt as if I was stepping back to the 1900s with the decoration style, it was really nice. My room was massive. I recommend this to place to anyone and I will stay here again.
Keith
Country Turkey
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 4-2-2013
Comment:
“Plovdiv'de kalınacak çok güzel bir yer.”Aslında burası hotel standartlarına yakın bir hostel. Plovdiv'in içinde ve merkezde olan, ayrıca Unesco tarafından da desteklenen, tarihi Osmanlı bölgesinde bulunan bu misafirhane tam anlamıyla sizi geçmişe götürür. 150 senelik olan bu ev, otantik havasını koruyarak restore edilmiş ve butik hostel olarak faaliyet göstermektedir. Patronları, karı koca bir çift ve kendileri işletiyor. Çok ilgililer ve rahatlığınız için resepsiyondakilerle beraber her şeyi yapıyorlar. İstediğiniz zaman çay kahve ısmarlıyorlar ya da başka bir şeyler ikram ediyorlar. Bölge hep 200 yıllık evlerle dolu olduğu için bu da ahşap bir evdir. Odalar ferah, temiz, sıcak ve antika eşyalarla donatılmış. Hatta, bazı eski eşyalar dönüştürülüp yeni şekiller almış. Enteresan yaratıcılık.. Hostellerin en önemli meselesi, ortak banyoların temizliği. Burada bembeyaz döşenmiş ve çok temiz tutuluyor. Yeteri sayıda da var, başkasını bekleme sıkıntısı yaşamadım. Odalarda uydu yayınlı LCD TV'ler var. Kablosuz internet de bedava, ayrıca bilgisayar odaları da var. Avlulu ve şirin bir arka bahçeleri de var. Yazın orayı restoran yapmak istiyorlarmış. Buradan merkeze 5 dk.'da varıyorsunuz. Oraya, taş döşenmiş yoldan yürüyerek çevredeki eski yapıları incelemek çok keyifli geliyor bana. 5 dk.'da geçmişten günümüze geliyorsunuz. Ben sürekli gel git yaptığım için burada kalmaya karar vermeden önce bir çok yer denedim. Şimdi düzenli olarak tercihim burası. Ortamın sıcak samimiyetinden huzur içinde kafamı dinlendiriyorum.. Bu arada, 4 kişilik çocuklu aileler bile burada çok güvende ve rahatta olabilirler! Plovdiv'de nerede kalsam diye tereddütte kalanlara, yardımcı olmak için yazdım. Keyifli tatiller..
Seval
Country Argentina
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 4-1-2013
Comment:
EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL !What else can anyone add to a place which has nothing but EXCELLENT reviews? First time I checked the reviews I thought there might have been a mistake, it couldn't be possible to have all excellents, not even one "very good"...but after staying there, I know the Hostel Old Plovdiv deserves excellent reviews! Everything is wonderful. Hristo and the girls at the frontdesk will always be welcoming you with a sincere smile, taking care of you. The place is very clean, the whole day. Lot of charm and good taste in the decoration. Tidy, peaceful, warm, feels like home. In a superb location also, what else can you ask??? Only pray to come back!!!
Daniel
Country India
Guest category Group of friends
Date 3-27-2013
Comment:
BEST HOSTEL EVER !I have stayed in a lot of hostels around the world but this is THE BEST one so far. I would definitely recommend it. The rooms are aesthetically designed and they are really clean. The best part was the AMAZING staff - they are very pleasant and extremely helpful. On one of the days we woke up only by 11 AM (way past breakfast time), but because we requested, they still gave us breakfast.
Pradeep
Country Ireland
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 3-21-2013
Comment:
“Delightful Old Town”Old Plovdiv Hostel was a lovely place to stay, ideally located in the heart of the old town. The room was very clean and had a really attractive old-fashioned feel to it - I particularly liked the vintage radio on the wall. The bed was very comfortable too. Perfect for relaxing after a day trekking up and down the hills of Plovdiv! Everyone at the hostel was very friendly and helpful and generous with their time and advice. I'd like to stay again!
Henry
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Group of friends
Date 3-19-2013
Comment:
“EXCELLENT TIME WE HAD”Nice building and clean rooms. Our time in Hostel Old Plovdiv was great! Me and my college spent two nights in this beautiful old spirit hostel. People who are working there are friendly and professional. Definitely this is the place for open mind and positive people!
Alex
Country Spain
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 3-13-2013
Comment:
“Amazing Hostel”I have stayed the last weekend in this hostel. Every thing was good, nice room and building, good location, very good customer service... The price was very good. I think that is the best choice to spend a night in Plovdiv
Miguel
Country Greece
Guest category Mature couple
Date 3-12-2013
Comment:
“EXCELENT VALUE FOR MONEY”Amazing, atmospheric house ideally located in the old town's center. Our 2-day stay at the Old Plovdiv Hostel was a real delight! Ideally situated at the old town's very center,this is a characterful 150-year old house restored to perfection and with all modern amenities.Christo,the owner,together with his wife and the rest of the staff tried their best to make our stay a truly memorable experience.Spacious rooms with antique furniture, clean communal showers and a small courtyard ideal for a midday laze are the hostel's assets. We strongly recommend this place not only for its ambience and comfort,but for its owner and staff as well.
Christos & Katerina
Country Turkey
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 3-2-2013
Comment:
"Old Plovdiv'i herkese tavsiye ediyorum"Booking.com'daki Guest House Old Plovdiv ile ilgili diger yorumlari okudugumda bu kadar da iyi olamaz diye dusunmustum, ama odami rezerve ettigim andan hostel'den cikisimi yaptigim ana kadar olumsuz hicbir seyle karsilasmadim. Aksine, calisanlarin yardimseverligi ve guleryuzlulugunden (ki bu ikincisi Bulgaristan'da bazi yerlerde zor bulunan bir sey olabiliyor) tutun da, odalarin dekorasyonuna ve temizligine kadar her sey dort dortluktu. Yeri cok merkezi, eski sehrin tam icinde (ana meydana ve yaya caddesine 5 dk'lik yuruyus mesafesinde). Ve bu 'eski sehir' atmosferini tam anlamiyla yansitan 1800'lu yillardan kalma bir konakta kalmak -eger tarihi dokuya onem veriyorsaniz- cok hos bir deneyim. Ikincisi; isletmecisi Hristo Bey de, resepsiyondaki arkadaslar da her konuda yardimcilar ve sizin bir misafir olarak rahat etmeniz icin (insani bogmadan) her turlu kisiye ozel ilgiyi gosteriyorlar. Hepsi cok iyi Ingilizce konusuyor (hatta Hristo biraz Turkce bile konusuyor). Bir ornek; odayi rezerve eder etmez, Plovdiv'e nasil variyorsunuz, sizi gelip (bedavaya) alalim diye bir e-mail geldi isletmecisinden, ki ben boyle bir seyi hicbir hostelde gormedim. Kahvaltisi klasik motel kahvaltisi gibi, ama guzel yani sabah 6'dan oglen 12'ye kadar her istediginiz anda kahvalti edebilmeniz. Onun disinda da gun boyu bitki caylari ve kahve ikram ediyorlar arzu ederseniz. Odalarin ici antika dukkanlarindan alinmis esyalarla cok guzel bir zevkle dosenmis, ve konagin kendisi de arkadaki avlusu da gercekten cok guzel. Hostellerde bazen problem olabilen ortak banyo-tuvaletlerin temizligi konusu da burada kesinlikle bir sorun olusturmuyor, her zaman piril pirildi banyolar. Bir daha Plovdiv'e (ya da Filibe'ye) yolum duser mi bilmiyorum ama, eger duserse kesinlikle baska bir yerde kalmayi dusunmem bile! Old Plovdiv'i herkese tavsiye ediyorum!
Asli
Country France
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 2-28-2013
Comment:
"PERFECT LOCATION AND A HELPFUL STAFF"I've had a great time at Hostel Old Plovdiv. The hostel is beautiful, clean and very comfortable, you have plenty of space, the staff is very welcoming and helpful and the location is perfect, right in the city center.
Benjamin
Country USA
Guest category Young couple
Date 2-14-2013
Comment:
" AMAZING EXPERIENCE !"I have stayed at Guest House "Old Plovdiv" twice now, and I intend to stay there whenever I am in Plovdiv. For the cost there could not possibly be a better place. The atmosphere is great, the service amazing, cleanliness and comfort was all above par. The first time I stayed there I was with a friend and we had a room on the second floor. After we made our reservations we received a warm email from the owner confirming our arrival time, which I thought was a great touch. When we arrived there was a note on the board to welcome us and our room was toasty warm (hard to do in such a large place in December) with lavender on the pillows. We had planned to go out but because we felt so comfortable there we instead bought some wine and stayed in, using the very comfy common room. Breakfast was sufficient in amount but I really liked the touch that they served a plate to everyone instead of making a buffet. Toast, juice, coffee and tea were endless. There was also wine, beer, and soft drinks available at a reasonable price, for in the evening. The shower on the second floor is amazing- lots of pressure, lots of space, hot water, and very new/modern. The second time I stayed on the first floor in the twin room with my fiance for the first night, and then we moved up to the second floor for three more nights. I will say that I prefer the second floor, because the rooms up there have even more charm, but still the service, friendliness and atmosphere of the place was amazing. I haven't been there in the summer but hope to return to see their garden opened up. I think that for travelers that want a unique place to stay that really gives a great old town feel then this would be the one.
Lorain
Country Australia
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 2-13-2013
Comment:
"AMAZING STAY !"Hostel Old Plovdiv is almost a reason to stay in Plovdiv by itself. The staff are incredibly friendly, the building is beautiful, spacious, comfortable and historic. It's right smack bang in the middle of old town too! I highly recommend a stay !
David
Country England
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 2-12-2013
Comment:
I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Plovdiv !As soon as I enter there's a blackboard welcoming me (I think they put it in your mother language as well). I was immediately offered a cup of tea by Hristo, the owner/manager. There are plenty of hostels offering free tea, but few where the staff make it for you when you say you're thirst! The building is gorgeous and I had a 2 bed dorm for ten euro a night. The shower was enormous, breakfast was great, and all in all it was a wonderful stay ! I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Plovdiv !
Andrew
Country Switzerland
Guest category Young couple
Date 1-24-2013
Comment:
“Charming Guest House”We stayed only one night at the Guest House Old Plovdiv and it was really a great experience: the house and our room are beautifully restorated and refurbished, Hristo and his staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the location is perfect for exploring the charming old town of Plovdiv. We can only recommend Hristo's Guest House for a memorable stay!
David & Marie
Country Greece
Guest category Young couple
Date 1-13-2013
Comment:
“Back to the19th century”We chose this hotel because of its location (right in the Old town) and because it was different from the other hotels by its exclusive old style design, where you can feel like you are in the 19th century. But everything was much more interesting and perfect than we could expect. The owner and the stuff of the hotel were very friendly and helpfull. Special thanks to the owner of the hotel Hristo, who invited us to celebrate the New Year Eve with him and his friends and we spent a greate time with fireworks, champagne, bulgarian dishes, songs, Santa and presents. We highly recommend this hotel for its service, location and very resonable price and would like to stay there again.
Lusine & Alex
Country USA
Guest category Group of friends
Date 1-10-2013
Comment:
“BEST HOSTEL EVER” By far the best hostel I've ever stayed at. Perfect location in the heart of Old Town, huge rooms with only a few beds per room, massive lockable storage spaces, best shower I've ever seen in a hostel, all you can eat tasty breakfast, and the best of all was the staff. More than helpful, they made us popcorn every night, and when we asked where a good, cheap place to eat was, the owner not only recommended a place, but drove us there. Also gave us an extra free breakfast the morning we got there. Also the hostel cat, "Fute" is the coolest cat ever. It was our friends birthday and they made her a personalized happy birthday sign. Don't bother trying anywhere else, I wish this hostel could be in every town I've ever gone to so I could stay there. The staff is constantly cleaning too, so the place is spotless.
Corey
Country Australia
Guest category Young couple
Date 1-2-2013
Comment:
“WARM HOSPITALITY AND A GREAT SERVICE !”Extremely worth what you pay for, the staff are very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The room is much larger than usual hotel room, very very clean, well designed with a mixed of modern and traditional styles. There are three windows in the room, high wooden ceiling and working air conditioning. The shared bathroom is ultra clean and relatively spacious, which allayed my concerns about sharing. We were taken to a very good dentist one hour after our request when my partner needed his tooth fixed urgently, we received an email from the host about picking us up one day after booking the hotel , communication was brilliant in general. I left my mobile phone in the room and the host called us immeidiately and brought the phone to us.
Tianjun
Country Australia
Guest category Mature couple
Date 12-29-2012
Comment:
"EXCELLENT SERVICE, THAT EXCEEDED OUR EXPACTATIONS"This was our second visit to Old Plovdiv and it didn't disappoint. Hristo and the guys provided excellent service, something that goes without saying here. Hristo again exceeded expectations when we asked if he knew of an English speaking doctor, upon which he immediately phoned a friend and lined up an appointment with same, then followed it up byndriving us to the hospital, waiting while we were servied and dropped us back near the hotel, even though he had another appointment. Not the sort of service that we would reasonably expect, but shows the quality of person he is, and thatbhe passes on to his staff. Many thanks again Old Plovdiv.
Anne & Peter
Country Greece
Guest category Group of friends
Date 12-26-2012
Comment:
"GREAT STAFF AND AMAZING ATMOSPHERE !"We stayed at Old Plodiv Hostel during Christmas vacation 2012 and we were absolutely amazed with everyhting!The staff was great, very polite, wiling to help you anytime and they had even prepared for us a welcome sign on the black board!!Old Plovdiv Hostel is a beautiful old building and so the atmosphere was amazing!Furthemore the toilets were brand new and very clean!This hostel is much better than any hotel in Plovdiv and we recommend it to everyone under any circumstances!
Marina
Country United Kingdom
Guest category Family
Date 12-26-2012
Comment:
'AMAZING VALUE FOR MONEYWe loved everything about guest house Old Plovdiv. Hristo & all the staff were so friendly & helpful. A welcome sign with our names on greeted us in the reception area - A nice personal touch. Our room was spacious & warm with comfortable beds - each with A bunch of lavender placed on the pillow. breakfast was plentiful & varied & this elegant & charming guest house offers amazing value for money. the location is perfect & close to many places of interest. would certainly recommend
Lynda
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Family
Date 12-25-2012
Comment:
"GREAT HOSTEL ! ""Old Plovdiv" is a beautiful place, old architecture and furniture, wood and stone, apart from the fact that you share toilet and bathroom, it is a luxury. the staff is extremely friendly, really exceptional, the rooms are huge but warm and really clean, they think about details like a bunch of lavender on your pillow, cocoa drink for the kids and i'm sure very soon you'll have to book well in advance to get a bed there. even a hostel it is much better value than most hotels in Bulgaria. My son(8) who likes only modern expensive hotels had to admit that this was very good accommodation and he liked it.
Irina
Country Spain
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 12-14-2012
Comment:
“Una experiencia que luego quieres contar a familiares, amigos y desconocidos....”La primera vez que me quede por cuatro dias, fue en Noviemre del 2012....la ubicacion es inmejorable: en el corazon del Casco Antiguo, en un Palacete Otomano del siglo 19, que es parte del Patrimonio historico-cultural de Plovdiv....habitaciones amplias, acogedoras con pinturas murales, muebles antiguos y bien restaurados....banos comunes: modernos, bien equipados y limpios....en el patio trasero hay un Nispero (arbol frutal raro), que con el amarillo intenso de sus hojas, incluso en Noviemre atrae y predispone a pasar un rato agradable, o hacer algunas fotos para luego compartir esta experiencia :))....personal joven, sonriente y eficiente, siempre dispuestos a resolver, colaborar o ayudar en cualquier tema o actividad....La Pareja que gestiona este "Rincon", terminan de completar el atractivo del Lugar: hospitalarios, afables, entregados y agradecidos :)).... volvi y volvere....
Nicolay
Country USA
Guest category Family
Date 12-10-2012
Comment:
“Oh yeah this place rocks!!!” This is exactly where I’ll stay again when I return to Plovdiv, Bulgaria! Despite the fact that I’m not especially fond nor accustomed to sharing a bath, everything else about this hotel / hostel was exceptional. This is Old Plovdiv at its finest. The home has recently been renovated with spotless white tiled bathrooms that nicely juxtapose with the dark old creaky wooden floors of the halls and rooms. The highlights of our stay though were the full on kind gestures of the owners and their staff. They genuinely could not have done any more to make us feel more welcomed, as if we were old friends staying at their home. They’ve raised the all time bar of hospitality to new heights. One young woman at the front desk even took a taxi to buy our bus tickets for us! If you’re going to Old Plovdiv do yourself a big favor and stay here. I’m home now, but I wish I could give these nice people a big hug!
Heather & James & Henry
Country България
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 11-28-2012
Comment:
"ТОПЛИНА И УЮТ"Хареса ми разположението на хотела, начинът по който е реставриран, чистотата по стаите и мирисът на лавандуленото букетче, което стоеше на възглавницата ми. Също съм впечатлена от баните, които макар и общи бяха изключително чисти, нови и миришещи на свежо. Столовата, където се сервира закуската е атрактивна с останките си от Римската стена. Персоналът е много любезен и гостоприемен. Като цяло впечатлението ми от хотела е за топлина и уют.
Виктория
Country Bulgaria
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 11-5-2012
Comment:
"ПРЕПОРЪЧВАМ ГО НА ВСИЧКИ !"Уникално местенце! Излъчващо по най-добрия начин духа на стария Пловдив. Истински гъдел за душата е всеки дребен детайл от обстановката и отношението на персонала. Много,много си заслужава да се посети!
Весела
Country USA
Guest category Group of friends
Date 10-24-2012
Comment:
“Hostel in name only-much more like a bed and breakfast in character and charm”Hostel Old Plovdiv was the best experience we had in Plovdiv. The owners are wonderful, breakfast was lovely and included, the atmosphere of the hotel is nostalgic with high ceilings, rooms gorgeously remodeled, wood floors, new bathrooms. Hostel in name only-much more like a bed and breakfast in character and charm. We would come back in a heartbeat.
Georgiana & Elizabeth & David
Country France
Guest category Young couple
Date 10-10-2012
Comment:
“Best place to stay in Bulgaria !” Amazingly beautiful old renovated house in the very historical Center of Plovdiv ! The owner, Hristo, and its staff are very welcoming. They would make everything possible to ensure that you spend a great time. We would love to come back one day... as for us it was the best place we found during our cycle trip from Paris to Istanbul ! Many thanks for your kindness, and congratulations for the great work you did in renovating this house. Val and Corentin.
Valerie-Anne & Corentin
Country Israel
Guest category Solo traveller
Date 10-5-2012
Comment:
“Felt like home” In my first visit to Plovdiv, I did not book a hotel. at the tourist information they suggested I try "Old Plovdiv" - a new guesthouse that was just opened. What a great surprise ! It was more like a boutique hotel at a guest house rate. Huge rooms, softy beds. Old restorated furnitures. Perfect ! Breakfast was served in the internal shaded garden, and included pleasent atmosphere, and a friendly service. The next time I passed through Plovidiv - I made sure to book a room in advance...
Ran