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Where to stay in Sofia

SOFIA, BULGARIA - Sofia tramway network in Sofia, Bulgaria. Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.

So, you are planning a trip to Bulgaria, and need to know where to stay in Sofia? This complete guide to Sofia, Bulgaria breaks out the best area for tourists, with specific Sofia hotels recommended for every budget. Whether you’ve been dreaming of Sofia for years, or just read our Ultimate Travel Guide to Sofia and decided you must see it for yourself, this guide to the districts of Sofia has everything you need to find your Sofia Bulgaria accommodation.

We will cover off all types of Sofia accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Sofia hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Sofia, the best Sofia hotels, best places in Sofia to visit, the best places to stay in Sofia, hotels near Sofia attractions, Sofia neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays.

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Spring panorama of a part of a residential district neighborhood with a church with modern architecture and belfry, Drujba, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia City Centre – Where to stay in Sofia for nightlife

As with many European cities, the Sofia City Centre is the best tourist area to stay in Sofia, as this area combines Old Town and modern Sofia. By choosing a hotel in central Sofia, you will have the best museums and attractions at your doorstep. The Eagle Bridge, National Palace of Culture, the National Theater and the Russian Monument Square all surround the city centre.

Travelers wondering where to stay in Sofia for nightlife need not look any further than the city centre. And travelers planning day trips to Rila Monastery or Boyana Church will appreciate the proximity to Sofia’s central train station, just a few minutes to the north. Don’t miss Vitosha Boulevard, the main hub of activity, which also provides a great view of Vitosha Mountain.

Best places to stay in Sofia City Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Sofia City Centre
5 Vintage Hostel
Canape Connection Guest House
CrossPoint Sofia Hostel
Moreto & Caffeto Hostel

Budget Hotels in Sofia City Centre
Hotel The House
Hemus Hotel
Bon Bon Central Hotel
Hotel Niky

Mid range Hotels in Sofia City Centre
Fleurs Boutique Hotel
Rosslyn Central Park Hotel Sofia
Hotel Zenith
Best Western Art Plaza Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Sofia City Centre
VIKO Boutique Apart Hotel
Diter Hotel
Meg Lozenetz
Magic Castle Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Sofia City Centre
Grand Hotel Sofia
Sense Hotel Sofia
Hilton Sofia
Les Fleurs Boutique Hotel

SOFIA, BULGARIA - Ivan Vazov National Theatre in the city center of Sofia, Bulgaria. Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.

Lozenets – Where to stay in Sofia on a budget

For a more residential area of Sofia, consider staying in the district of Lozenets.This upscale residential area is a maze of cobblestone streets filled with local restaurants and cozy bars. Some of the most expensive real estate in Sofia can be found in Lozenets, so it’s not the most budget friendly district of Sofia.

Something to consider is the size of this district; it’s quite large so the northern side butts right up against the city centre, while the southern end is a bit farther away. Before choosing your accommodation in Lozenets, check to see where the closest Metro station is, so that you can be assured of easy transit throughout Sofia.

Best places to stay in Lozenets

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Lozenets
Moreto & Caffeto Hostel
5 Vintage Hostel
Canape Connection Guest House
Hostel Mostel

Budget Hotels in Lozenets
Hemus Hotel
California Hotel
Legends Hotel
Forum Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Lozenets
Magic Castle Hotel
Meg Lozenetz
Hill Hotel
Best Western Lozenetz Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Lozenets
VIKO Boutique Apart Hotel
Arena di Serdica Boutique Hotel
Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel
Hotel Anel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Lozenets
Hilton Sofia
Hotel Marinela Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia

Cafe tables are seen in pedestrian street in Sofia Bulgaria.

Oborishte – Where to stay in Sofia with Family

Oborishte is a nice upper class neighborhood that is just outside of the city center. Many of the best attractions in Sofia, such as the Alexander Nevski Cathedral are within ten minutes walk of Oborishte. This residential area is family friendly, and is a foodie hotspot, with new restaurants opening up each week. Doctor’s Garden is a well kept public park with sculptures dedicated to fallen medics from the Russian Turkish war, and today provides a quiet escape near the city centre.

Best places to stay in Oborishte

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Oborishte
Sofia 6aTo Art Hostel
Peter Pan Hostel
Be My Guest Hostel
Nightingale Hostel and Guesthouse

Budget Hotels in Oborishte
Slavyanska Beseda Hotel
Dunav Apartment House
Hotel Stivan Iskar
Rila Hotel Sofia

Mid range Hotels in Oborishte
Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel
City Hotel
Sofia Residence
Hotel Maria Luisa

Family Friendly Hotels in Oborishte
Diter Hotel
Hotel Maria Luisa
Art Otel
Hotel Lion

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Oborishte
Sense Hotel Sofia
Arena di Serdica Boutique Hotel
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
InterContinental Sofia

Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral of Sofia, Bulgaria. Orthodox Church landmark.

Lyuben Karavelov – Where to stay in Sofia for foodies

Another upper class area of Sofia is the neighborhood of Lyuben Karavelov, just south of the city centre, adjacent to Oborishte. This artistic area has several galleries, cafes and boutiques, all nestled between the equally nice neighborhoods of Oberishte and Lozenots. Avenue Lyuben Karavelov leads from the National Palace of Culture to the Knyazheska Gardens.

Best places to stay in Lyuben Karavelov

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Lyuben Karavelov
Sense Hotel Sofia
Hostel Mostel
Canape Connection Guest House
Hostel N1 in Sofia

Budget Hotels in Lyuben Karavelov
Hostel N1 in Sofia
Bon Bon Central Hotel
Sveta Sofia
Slavyanska Beseda Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Lyuben Karavelov
Rosslyn Thracia Hotel
Central Hotel Sofia
Hotel Maria Luisa
Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Lyuben Karavelov
Gloria Palace Hotel
Ramada Sofia
Hotel Light
City Avenue Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Lyuben Karavelov
Les Fleurs Boutique Hotel
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia
Sense Hotel Sofia

SOFIA, BULGARIA - Knyazheska Garden with rows of maple trees is almost empty in the cold fall day, central part of Bulgarian capital. Moody cloudy autumn afternoon

Jenski Pazar – Where to stay in Sofia for backpackers

The name of this area means “women’s market” and you can guess how the neighbourhood was founded. The area is just north of the city center, and has a unique atmosphere, thanks to the markets. The women’s market is not called so because it sells women’s items, but because it originally was entirely run by women.

Today, you can find produce, meats and cheeses, and there’s a separate market which mostly sells designer knock-offs. The neighbourhood has an international flavor and excellent coffee shops, but not much in the way of nightlife. A good budget friendly option for those looking to save money on Sofia hotels.

Best places to stay in Jenski Pazar

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Jenski Pazar
Orient Express Hostel
ICO Hostel
Ivory Tower Hostel
Hostel Mostel

Budget Hotels in Jenski Pazar
Sveta Sofia
Maxim Boutique Hotel
Hotel Aris
Forum Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Jenski Pazar
Hotel Maria Luisa
Hotel Anel
Central Hotel Sofia
Hotel Favorit

Family Friendly Hotels in Jenski Pazar
Ramada Sofia
City Avenue Hotel
Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel
Rosslyn Central Park Hotel Sofia

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Jenski Pazar
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Les Fleurs Boutique Hotel
Hilton Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria -: Sofia Bulgaria - Potatoes for sale on market stall in Zhenski Pazar Sofia

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Where to stay in Sofia

Where to stay in Sofia

Where to stay in Sofia

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!