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In the Heart of Downtown Sofia

Apartment, Entire place - Sofia, Bulgaria

ID 109967
5.0 (24 reviews)


This apartment is the perfect place for your stay in Sofia, located in the middle of a central, vibrant neighborhood! You’ll feel right at home and find everything is nicely within walking distance. The apartment has space for 5 people comfortably, and you can enjoy the luxury of sleeping on a tempurpedic mattress in the main bedroom. Enjoy fast high speed internet and free bottled spring water with your stay in this prime location. The area is LGBT friendly.

A little about me - my name is John and I am a European-American entrepreneur who has been living in Sofia for 14 years. I’ an environmentalist and the founder of sharingXchange, a social and sharing focused startup, inspired by what the sharing economy can do for our communities and environment. I spend much of my time between my three “homes” of Austin - Texas, Sofia - Bulgaria, and Lemnos - Greece.

The apartment is recently renovated and located on the 4th floor (with elevator). It can accommodate 5 people comfortably with a queen bed in the main bedroom (tempurpedic mattress), plus a second bedroom with an air mattress for 2 and a folding couch-bed for 1. There is a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, and large living room. Additionally offered are a wardrobe, comfy sitting chairs, desk, cable TV, Wi-Fi, iron and ironing table and fresh bed linen and towels. All rooms have windows and there is also a small balcony.

Guests have private access to the entire apartment. I have 2 bicycles with a chain and lock that can be included for an additional €10 rental per day and I can have additional bikes provided by my friend who owns a bike shop. I also have a very sweet old lady who has been helping me for 10 years and she can come clean and cook daily for €4 per hour!

Whether I am in town or out of town, I will be happy to assist guests in any way I can, should they need it. I have been living in Sofia for 14 years and it’s a city I am truly passionate for, so l'll be happy to share my recommendations on where to eat, drink and what to see. Whatever advice you need about your stay in Sofia, I am the man and it's my pleasure to help. I’m happy to contribute to your enjoyable experience in the city I love!

My apartment is located in the heart of beautiful Sofia. It is a perfect starting point for sightseeing around the city. You can reach the best Sofia tourists attractions (Church of St. Sophia, Roman Rotunda, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Russian Church, Sofia Synagogue, Ivan Vazov National Theatre, National Palace of Culture, etc.) on foot in 10 min and enjoy a wonderful walk in the historic center, which is full of Bulgarian restaurants where you can enjoy a traditional meal. The apartment is located near the Mall of Sofia and Vitoshka Street which is closed off to vehicles and one of the most fashionable shopping streets with cafes, bars, and restaurants. There are some free Sofia biking tours that I can recommend. I love cycling and regularly ride to Vitosha mountain to an area called Kopitoto where the antenna can be seen from the city. I have a friend who is a part time tour guide, mountain climber, and adventurer who can show you around Sofia or anywhere in Bulgaria. He can take you to some of the best and most exclusive clubs in Sofia that you may not be able to get in unless accompanied by a local. The owners are friends and you will be treated as VIP’s!

The restaurant Vitoshaka has great food and is a bit fancy. Take your family there for a nice dinner. I usually sit upstairs - very nice décor and cozy. Raffy on 20 Vitosha Street (almost across from Shastliveca) has very good food and more affordable, typically sporting a younger crowd. If the weather is nice, lunch or dinner sitting outside on the edge near the walking path is a great place to hang out. It’s open 24/7 and always crowded.

If you like massages I have one of the best masseuses who is about 5 min walk from my place. Her name is Anita and she does a great deep tissue massage. Its 60 leva for a one hour massage. She is usually pretty busy but I have known her a long time and she will accommodate my friends. I work out at Spartak, one of the local sports club facilities, a nice fitness center that has an Olympic size swimming pool. Its near South Park and probably a 20-30 minute walk from my place. South Park is also a nice park to check out. If you get a night out with your wife check out Black Label on 7 Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard. It’s a very posh cigar bar and there is no other place like it. The best club is PM and it’s always a good show with a video wall, DJ and dancers. There are also some nice piano bars in the center. Of course you need to check out all the main churches in Sofia, the Mosque, Hali and Synagogue and bath house which are all next to each other in the center.

The central location of the apartment makes it a great starting point for all major attractions and points of interest in Sofia. The nearest airport is Sofia Airport SOF and it is easily accessible by car and public transport. There are regular bus routes number 14 and 120 that go from the Russian Monument (where my apartment is located) to the airport. They are very affordable and the journey takes around an hour. Taxis are available all the time from just outside the building. The nearest metro station is Serdika which is approximately 15 min away by bus.

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Space offered Entire place
Accommodates 5
Bed type Real bed
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Bathroom type Private
Size 90.0 m2
Cancellation policy Flexible
House rules View
Check-in 11:00
Check-out 12:00
City Sofia - city
ID 109967


  • Pets allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Heating
  • Family-friendly
  • Lift
  • Gay-friendly
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Shower/bath
  • Free parking
  • Dryer machine


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(24 reviews)

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 5.0
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Accuracy of description 5.0
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    Corinna 5.0 06/30/2015

    Comfortable flat near center. The handing over was excellent. Anytime again to recommend.

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    Avraham 5.0 11/17/2014

    Very nice old style apt.Close to center, has all needed facilities.Perfect value for money paid. Janina (John`s assistant ) was very kind and helpful in all the cases that I needed.I would chose again that owner and apt. each time I`ll have my way to Sofia!!

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