Hostel “Old Plovdiv” has a superb location in the centre of the town. It is in a walking distance from the city’s vibrant main pedestrian street, and in the best part of the historical old town’s district. You can see most of the city’s landmarks from the window of your room. The nearest public bus stop is only 62 meters away. The hostel is situated on the cross-road of museums, art galleries and historical sites: 36 metres from Ethnographical museum, 32 metres from the famous church “St. Constantine & Elena”, 58 metres from the Icon Gallery and just 326 metres from the world famous magnificent 2nd-century AD Roman Amphitheatre, built by Emperor Trajan . 10 minutes by bus will take you to the Central Railway Station or the International Bus Station “Yug”( South). A taxi will drive you there for 5 minutes for only 1,5 Eur. Plovdiv’s Airport Krumovo is just 15 km away.
The superb location of Hostel Old Plovdiv makes it really easy to find it. If you come from the city center, walking on the main pedestrian street “Kniaz Alexander Batenberg”towards river Maritsa, you need to get to the remains of the Roman Stadium. You will see a big Mosque –turn right and take the pavement street uphill into the Old town. Go along Saborna Street , leaving big Christian Orthodox Cathedral “Sveta Bogoroditsa” at your right and turn left when you reach the church “St.Consntantine & Elena”, just before the famous city gate Hissar Kapia.
Hostel Old Plovdiv is 15 meters on your left.
If you come by train-there is a public bus stop just in front Central railway station.
If you preffer to take a taxi- we recommend you to use company 9199 or 6665 – they will drive you to us for approximately 2,5 Eur.You can take buses number 7, 20, 26 or rout mini-bus shuttle 2.After approximately 9 minutes travel time get off on the 6-th bus stop, immediately after you pass the tunnel. There are stone stairs 15 meters before the bus stop to the left, which lead uphill to the Old Plovdiv. Turn the second street to the left-this is “Konstantin Stoilov” Street and walk exactly 53 metres to see Hostel “Old Plovdiv” at your right- there are big signs and you can not miss it.
The closest airport is Plovdiv airport ( www.plovdivairport.com ) situated at about 9 km from the city The airport is offering no regular flights and is specialized in international charter passenger flights only throughout the year. The busiest period is the winter time when a huge number of foreign tourists fly in to go to one of the top 3 Bulgarian ski resorts – Pamporovo (60 km), Borovets (90 km) and Bansko (160 km). The second closest airport is Bulgarian biggest international Sofia airport (www.sofia-airport.bg) , 136 km away from Plovdiv (1, 5 h drive) There are many daily regular flights from the European capitals and cities.
Do not hesitate to contact us for arranging transfer to and from both airports.
If you are coming from Sofia drive only straight on Vasil Aprilov Blvd., until you cross the river Maritsa, then on the first cross-road with traffic lights turn left on Shesti septemvri Blvd. Pass the first two cross-roads with traffic lights, and on the third one turn right, facing the tunnel. Just before the tunnel turn right again on Zhelezarska Str. and turn left on Altseko Str. Take second street to the right and after 30 metres turn sharp left and up, facing a parking at your right.
This is Saborna Str. -follow it until you reach the church “St.Consntantine & Elena”, just before the famous city gate Hissar Kapia. Hostel Old Plovdiv is 15 meters on your left.
The Busiest Bus station “South” ( or ”Yug” ” in Bulgarian) is just 50 metres from the central Railway station, serving passengers coming from Sofia ,Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgarian Black Sea coast and a lot of international routes, including Istanbul. On the opposite side of the bus station there is a public bus stop. Just use the instruction for the arrival by train, but this time get off 5-th bus stop.
Next Bus station is “North” (or “Sever” in Bulgarian) , serving passengers coming from North Bulgaria and famous ski resort Bansko, as well as famous summer Sunny Beach Black Sea Coast Resort and Burgas. Take bus № 21 or trolley bus №3 from the bus stop infront. Again get off at the 6-th bus stationbut this time it will be the one just before the tunnel – travel time: 11 min. Cross the boulevard, using the subway which you’ll find on your left. Take the stairs on the right and get upstairs to the ground surface. Now take the stone stairs to the left, leading uphill to the Old Plovdiv and use the last part of the instructions for arrival by train.
And finally – the last Bus station is “Rodopi”, serving passengers coming from Haskovo, Kardjali, Smolyan and famous winter ski resort Pamporovo. Take the the subway beside the bus station and walk to the Central railway station.
Then follow the complete instructions for the arrival by train.