Plovdiv Hostel

Rilski Metoh 4 str, Plovdiv, 4000, Bulgaria

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    Oooopps... A hostel not a "Guesthouse"

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    On arrival discovered a problem – was supposed to be a B&B, but was actually a hostel - no smoking! Young man at the desk tried to reach the manager – I had a confirmed reservation for a guaranteed (private) smoking-permitted room. Took a few hours but finally got it straightened out. I can smoke in my room only, not in the rest of the building. Good thing that I always travel with my own travel ashtray (an old small candy tin). That was one of the excuses – that they didn't have any ashtrays!

    Rooms exactly as advertised on their site. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

    The entire building inside and out has been renovated and is new. It is clean and well cared for.
    The bed is firm and comfortable. The rooms are those of a better hostel, basic, but with additions of plants and photos to add cheer to the building.

    The breakfast is good. There is a plentiful supply. There is a fully equipped kitchen for guest's use. Helps to warm up the coffee in the morning in the microwave :)
    25 Euro a night includes breakfast for a private room.

    All told, well worth the price for the location, the staff, the cleanliness and the comfort.

    Only 2 negatives from my point of view:
    1. I am an older woman and my room was on the top floor - too many and very steep stairs. Dorms are on the lower floors.
    2. The charges for laundry are too high. I didn't use it for that reason.

    Unique Quality: Location is fantastic. Walking distance to everything in Old Town and part of the newer portion of the city.

    The kitchen is very well supplied. You can cook anything you want there.

    Directions: Clean, well located in middle of Old Town, nearly on top of Nebet Tepe, a short distance from the Archeological Reserve.

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Ethnographic MuseumEthnographic Museum

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Museum at Plovdiv airport...

by Drugness

Hello all
I've heard this airport is closed most of the year and only open during the skiing season and that it is a military airport most of the year. Is this true?
I heard there is a very good aviation museum attached to the airport. Does anyone have any pics or links to this museum?
I'm keen on visiting the museum but it's a real problem trying to get from Dublin to Plovdiv without stopovers.
Does anyone have any good ideas how to get from Dublin to Plovdiv. I've searched the website of a company called Flightime which seems to fly from Dublin to Plovidv and back but i can't make any headway with their website. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards

DG

Re: Museum at Plovdiv airport...

by ellielou

While I don't know about that museum (and there are many, many museums in Plovdiv), you should be able to get there w/o too much difficulty by bus after flying into Sofia.

Re: Museum at Plovdiv airport...

by eandreev

Also, if you do fly into Sofia, there is a great exhibition of old Soviet fighter planes outside the National History Museum in Sofia. The bus ride to Sofia is about 2 hours and pretty cheap.

Re: Museum at Plovdiv airport...

by Drugness

Thanks eandreev.
Is this the national military museum you are referring to which also has plenty of tanks etc in its outdoor displays? Maybe it's a different place to the national history museum.
Anyway yes, maybe flying to Sofia is the best option. Thanks again everyone

Re: Museum at Plovdiv airport...

by dvoretzky

http://www.abvg.net/Aircraft_Museum/index.html
That's a website about the Plovdiv military airport aviation museum.

Re: Museum at Plovdiv airport...

by Eeriebo

hello there,
later on will give u some contacts on tour operators / both bg and irish / regarding flightline`s flight to Plovdiv International Airport. By the way - their flight is today / sunday/ and there are others flights to/from Dublin that r being operated in Saturdays.
www.plovdivairport.com - its a civil, all year round , international airport :):)
there is a military airport that we share occasionaly the runway with and where the museum is located. its very interesting one actually..
as i said - later will write u with details.
as for now - nice day,
bye.
A

Re: Museum at Plovdiv airport...

by Eeriebo

So here u r some info regarding some of the flights to Plovdiv Airport - Dublin, Cork, Belfast.

for paying a ticket u must contact the tour operators that charter these flights, not the air company..it is why u havent found any info about ticketing.

Flightline is charted by Sunway.ie and Concordetravel.ie;
BMI and Thompsonfly - mainly Crystal - crystalski.co.uk
Bulgaria Air - Balkan.co.uk

NIce day,
A

Travel Tips for Plovdiv

old town plovdiv

by edith626

my home town... every time i return there and walk the streets of the old town, i rediscover something new. then i look at the old buildings, make sure i don't trip on the cobblestone streets. lot of lovely galleries. some good restaurants. cats, cats, cats....
gardens.
smell of old homes.
hidden courtyards.
incredibly decorated churches.
romans, byzanthians, turks, all left their mark there.
so beautiful...

Old town (3)

by ger4444

There are many ways to walk the old town. Let me suggest a route. You start best at the ploshtat Dzhumaya. Here you can see the Dzumaya mosque. And you stand near the Roman Stadium. You can have a drink at the I Claudius café before you start. Go to the right and walk the Saborna street. Then turn to the right in Mitropolit Paisii street, where at the end of the street you find the Danov house, the St. Nicolai church and the Sveta Bogoroditsa. Then, go back to the Saborna street, walk over the overpass. Go to the right at the thirt street where you find the gallery of fine arts. Again at Saborna a bit further on the right hand the Apteka is located. Look trough the window. A bit further again, turn to the right where you find a small square, here the Boyadjiev house is located. Go back to the Saborna street and before a crossroad you find the St Konstantin and Helena church. On your right side at the crossroad you see the Gate Hissar Kapiya. Turn to the left and follow the 4 yanuari street where you find roman columns and a bit further the Balabanov and Hindlian houses. Behind the latter house there is a street, go to the right and follow the Artin Gidikov street, at the end go to the right where you can find the Kevork church. Go back to the crossroad where you have the Hissar Kapiya gate and go to the left, Chomakov street, so that you can climb the ruins of Eumolpias. Here you are at the top of the Nebet Tepe. You have a great panorama over the city from here and see the surrounding mountains in the distance. There is a terrace, which is converted to a bistro, so you can have a drink there before you head back down the hill. Before you reach the crossroad again, you find the well known etnografical museum on your left hand. A bit further, go to the Hisar Kapiya gate and on the left behind the gate there are the historical museum amd the Nedkovich house. Go to the right and follow the Cyril Nektariev street and Pulden street, you pass by the Lamartine house on your left hand. From there signs give the direction through the Hemus street to the Amfitheater. Go back to Lamartine house where you take the Samodomov street, at the end of this street keep on the right side, where you find again the churches you ve seen in the beginning. You end up at the Saborna street where you can head back to the pl. Dzhumaya.

Stefcho-the autograph

by mirchica

His name is Stafan Ivanov but everybody knows him as Stefcho autographa. He is unique person,he's 48 and has found the meaning of his life - collecting autographs from people-known and unknown to the World.(Even I have signed ). There is no concert,event,festival in Plovdiv,Sofia,etc that can take place without him. Maybe for the first impression you can think he's crazy but he's not.He has graduated Jоurnalism and he speaks perfect German. He has more that 300000 autographs in hundred of notebooks. Unfortunately ha can't apply for Guinness because he doesn't have the names and the dates of the persons put their signs. But Stefcho says he remembers everybody :)
He has job retired because of an accident happened long time ago and he lives now with his small pension and he travels with it and he buys his notebooks. But he believes in what he does and do it with passion - something that so many of us don't have.
He's a Plovdiv legend and I can't imagine not seeing him around.

Two are too few three are too many

by mirchica

It will be the 17 th edition of that festival this year (2008). Bulgarian and foreign puppet performances with not more than three actors. Puppet theaters from many European countries ( Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, France, Holland, Turkey, Poland, Slovakia, and others) participated in the festival with their performances. The festival is a contest – apart from the official jury, there also is a kid jury, giving its own separate award.-the second half of September.

Rowing Canal

by bijo69

The rowing canal is was built to host the World Championships some time ago, these days it's very popular for fishing. Besides that it's also makes up for a good walk. A shame you can't hire boats there.
In the park next to it is the Plovdiv Zoo, not a lot to see there but admission is free anyway.

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