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Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria

4 reviews4

Come help us and meet people from all over the world in Sofia!

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
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 booking systems and payments.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

A big cheerful hostel in the heart of Sofia that welcomes travellers from all over the world and offers tons of extra activities. You help us at the reception and with the general maintenance of the hostel, we cover your stay in a dorm, laundry, provide basic food in the kitchen for you to cook and help you to plan your time in beautiful Bulgaria (discounts, tours, trips, mountain hikes - just ask!). Also, fast Wi-Fi! :)

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  • Fluent English
  • European Union Passport
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness

1 Practicing English

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing Spanish



A really good first experience for me. The best part was the group of volunteers I met there. It was such a joy to be with them, we had so much fun together. I will for sure meet some of them again! The hostel provides basic food like pasta, fruits, oatmeal, or riz. The shifts are 8 hours shifts which means you have more free days so in total you will have your 32hours. I recommend if you want to be with a big group of volunteers and want to have fun in the city.

12 months ago



It was a nice experience I learned a lot. I enjoyed and visited Sofía. Daria and Slavian are really nice guys. I will remember this experience forever.

over 1 year ago

Daria replied

Big thanks to Juan for joining our team for a while. He is a good-hearted and nice person, was there to help when we needed it. We wish you good luck with your further travels!



Probably the most social and fun hostel you'll ever be in . The atmosphere is just great , people are suuuuuuper social ,staff , other volunteers, guests, just everybody🙈🔥 . People cook together, make movie nights, game nights , and usually go out together after

The work was actually much less at my time and the work ours and shifts are very comfortable and can also be interchanged with other volunteers .
Theres always time to make trips between shifts and explore the outside of Sofia .

Theres probably much more I could say but I you should discouver some things yourself 🙈😂👌

about 2 years ago



These weeks were some of the best weeks of my life. They were a mixture of meeting amazing people from all over the world, experiencing local culture, enjoying nature, having fun… All the volunteers were super nice and friendly, and the manager of the hostel (Slavyan) is one of the most amazing persons I have ever met. It is incredible how much I learned from him, a few hours with him is worth more than a thousand books. The tasks were easy and enjoyable, and sharing the hostel life with people from all over the world is just amazing. I will never forget my family at Smart Hostel Sofia.

about 2 years ago

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Hosted by Daria

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