Why our location is so appealing?

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For whatever reason you drop by in Sofia, we recommend that you stay at our hostel, simply because we are located in the area of the main Sofias sights. We are an excellent starting point for exploring the citys secrets.  The neighbouring area is full of coffees, good restaurants, all kind of unexpensive shops.

You may reach the following sites from Hostel Lavele:

  • St. Nedelya Church - 100m
  • Court House - 100m
  • Central Halles (a covered marketplace) - 300m
  • Banya Bashi Mosque - 320m
  • Catholic Cathedral - 100m
  • Sinagogue - 300m
  • Womens Open-air Market (Zhenski  pazar) - 400m
  • The Presidency - 500m
  • The St. George Rotunda - 400m
  • Museum of Archeology - 500m
  • Aleksander Nevski Cathedral - 1.2km
  • Ivan Vazov National Theater - 600m
  • National Palace of Culture (NDK) - 1.2km
  • University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - 1.5km
  • National Art Gallery - 700m

How to find us?


by tram: taке number 12 or 18 in direction downtown Sofia and get off at Alаbin street. This is after the first left turn of the tram.  From there is 5min walking to our hostel. Just continue following Alabin str. and when you reach the back of the Palace of Justice turn left in Lavele st. Pass behind the Court and walk straight until you reach bul. Al.Stamboliiski. Cross it and 30m further you find us on the left side of the street.

by taxi: dont take taxi from the ones that are waiting in front of the railway station, at least not before you ask about the price. The distance is very short and the real cost is 4-5 leva. You better go on the main bulevard and stop a passing taxi or order one from the desk of OK supertrans inside the central bus station.

by foot: take direction center, which means to take the big bulevard Maria-Louisa that starts from the central bus/train station and goes downwards. After walking for about 20min straight you will reach the enormous building of BULBANK. We are in the street behind it - the second on your right, if you take Al. Stamboliiski blvd and the first left if you take Todor Alexandrov bul.


by bus: number 84 goes directly in the center, you can get down at the University of Sofia. From there you can continue by foot, following the yellow cobblestones that start from the Parliament (or from Radissan hotel). At the end of them you will reach the BULBANK, go behind this building, we are hidden there. OR, from the University you may take the metro just for one station. Choose direction OBELYA and get of at SERDIKA station. Once you are up you will see the BULBANK building, go round it and find us just bihind it!

by taxi: the easiest and fastest way to get in city center is by taxi. It is not expensive, just be careful about cheating taxi companies. The usual rate is about 0.50/0.55 LEV/km, which makes 12-15lev (6-7 EUR) from airport to the center. Rates are shown on the taxis rare window - don’t forget to take a look BEFORE you take it! You can order a taxi from the desk of OK supertrans inside the airport, that way you will be sure to catch to right one!

by PRIVATE TRANSFER: we offer transfer from airport for 15 EUR for max 3 people. We meet you at the arrivals gate with a sign with your name on it and transfer you to the hostel. If you take both ways transfer the price is discounted to 25 EUR. For larger groups from 4 to 9 people, the transfer is 35 EUR one way!