Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria

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Help us to continue being the N1 hostel in Sofia 🔝

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High demand host
This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
51 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
40 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Hello! My name is Alex, I am the hostel manager in Sofia, the hostel is located in the center of Sofia and close to most of the city's attractions. We need volunteers to receive guests, cleaning, bed preparation, hold joint events and so on. We provide a bed for volunteers, a kitchen, basic products, Wi-Fi, free tours, work 5 hours a day following instructions and 2 days off a week.

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  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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80 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 51 Meeting international travelers
  • 40 Practicing English
  • 20 Meeting locals
  • 16 Immersing in the local culture
  • 8 Developing social awareness
  • 8 Practicing Spanish



I had a good time at the hostel, meeting wonderful people and improving my English. the location of the hostel is perfect, close to tourist attractions etc.. the tasks are simple and the schedules are respected, I didn't stay in the hostel for long, but the time I stayed was good, thank you Alex

about 21 hours ago



I liked the time I spend in the Hostel. The location is very nice and close by the center. The tasks is easy and the hours of work is respected. I need to say thank you for all the team of the N1 Hostel 🙏🏼

23 days ago



The N1 hostel is a perfect place to stay if you want to explore Sofia and Bulgaria! It's located in the center and very close to main sightseeing of Sofia. The job is not hard, maybe the first two shifts, but when you learn what and how you need to do it's pretty easy. Nina is demanding but kind and trying to do best for guests and volunteers. I spent here one month and I love this place and experience. Nina and other volunteers become like a family to me. Thank you Nina and Alex for everything!

about 2 months ago

Alex replied

I deeply regret missing the deadline to write this review. Anastasia's time as a volunteer at our hostel was truly remarkable. She excelled in guest reception, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that left a lasting positive impression on our visitors. Her meticulous approach to cleanliness maintenance ensured a consistently comfortable and pleasant environment for our guests. Moreover, she excels in training new staff, making her contributions even more impactful. Anastasia has truly been one of our most outstanding volunteers, and we wholeheartedly appreciate her invaluable contributions to our hostel.



It was a great experience. We are very fond of Nina who is the person who is always at the hostel. She took care of us and treated us like a mother. And Alex is also a great person and always helped us when we needed something. The work is good. We hope to come back sometime.

5 months ago



I think many times when you're in some specific situations of life and much more doing this volunteer process you know the true meaning of what it's to be a great hostess because even I never thinking about it you can find a beautiful person, freindship, understanding, fraternity, concern, loyalty, empathy, information, respect, love and all of that you live intensely in that specific moment of life... so thank you so much God and the Universe for introducing me Alex and definitely as I have said to few people but I'm interested in recognizing righ now "You have my heart boy" Thanks for all:)

6 months ago

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