Hiker’s hostel is situated on a hill with panoramic views over the three historic hills and over looking the fortress. There is a light show at dusk but there is no exact time when this starts. Only 5-10 minute walk to the town. At the end of an evening the walk home is dark and you have to watch your footing on the cobbles, however the way is lit by fire-flies!
Bedding in provided and the rooms are clean, in the shower you have to watch out for the spiders and make sure you shut the window or else you will have all the other creepy crawlies showering with you. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is chilled.
Directions: From Yug bus station in Veliko Tarnovo
Walk up the main street into town, walk east along Vassil Levski Blvd. Follow the cobblestone street on the left to a small square. Take the right hand street then the left up hill!
Having stayed at Hostel Mostel in Sofia, I saw a sign that said 10 percent off Hikers Hostel if they booked it for you there. I hadn't actually considered Veliko Turnovo, but everyone I met said it was a place not to be missed.
Anyway, the hostel is poised on a hill in the Old Town.
We had a double room which was comfortable. There is that one double room, and room for maybe 10 other guests. While it was a great place to stay, with mostly a nice staff, and a great vibe, there was a problem with the water. While it may not have been their fault (i.e., water was out all over the Old Town, and crews were working on the pipes), they were less than upfront about the frequency of that problem. It happened often, it turned out, since as soon as the water WAS on, the staff would fill up large buckets of water, to use to flush the toilet, etc. Had the staff informed people of this problem, everyone would have been much happier. It was just dishonest.
Unique Quality: This place has the most fantastic view of the fortress. And, you can see the light show (when there is one), from the little porch on the second floor.
Again, there was a great, warm feeling about staying there, from the other travelers and the staff, and free internet access.
Hiker Hostel is located in the most popular area of Veliko Turnovo - the Samovodene marketplace,which is within walking distance from the town centre and the hill of Tzarevets.
It`s the perfect accommodation for backpackers seeking extraordinary ambience as there is no such other place in the town.
Unique Quality: The activies on offer are for those keen on mountaineering,hiking and trekking,bike/horse ridind,canoeing,water-cycling,city-touring and sightseeing.
The hostel maximum number of loged backpackers is 12.
This the pedestrian street coming from the square some meters away get the hostel door and beside if you rather to go on where it ends there is some treekings to the mountain... nex time ill do it !!
The girl from the staff was the mum of these cats ... they were so funny and they "helped " to be more like at home then ..
I haven't been to Hikers Hostel but have heard good things about it from backpackers
Unique Quality: Free breakfast and internet access, with bar and common room
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