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Leerdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

It has already been 6 years ago when I was a guest in this wonderful hostel! Cathy and Nick are the owners and they make you feel so welcome! Breakfast on a big breakfast table, a beautiful renovated old house in a great neighbourhood. If I ever come back to Veliko Tarnovo I will definitely stay here again!

Thank Globeskater
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Hostel? Who called this a Hostel, it's the closest thing to home. From the moment you walk in, Nick and Cathy (sorry if I spelled wrong) make you feel right at home. We went there last summer and we loved it so much that we came back and spent the New Year holiday with Nick & Cathy, renting all the... More 

Thank CosminCebuc
Tokyo, Japan
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119 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

Everything about Phoenix Hostel is first rate. Nick & Cathy are wonderful hosts, making us feel welcome, comfortable and really at home. They are interesting to chat with and knowledgeable about Veliko Tarnovo and give an excellent briefing and information on things to see and do in and around the town. The whole house is nicely decorated, bright and spotlessly... More 

Thank hkwoody
saint nazaire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2011

This home is lovely, spacious, calm, clean and you feel incredibly welcome and relaxed when staying here. The breakfast is simply the best i had in all bulgaria, and cathy and nick, the owners, were like a second family for some days. They give you all you could need and more, and you might end up having some really interesting... More 

1 Thank emitalibre
Kaslo, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Phoenix hostel was one of the best parts of my trip around Bulgaria! The lovely managers, Cathy and Nick, had so much knowledge about the city, restaurants, and gave me great advice on where to hike in Veliko Turnovo. It feels so comfortable and home-like, with free internet and a social area, as well as being clean and welcoming. I... More 

Thank Kelley M
Rotherham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Ian and Kathy run a lovely place, very clean,quiet, hot showers, good sized rooms, laid back atmosphere and inexpensive too. I was made to feel like one of the family from the moment I knocked at their door, both were very knowledgeable of the local town, buses and trains times etc. The hostel is central to both the old citadel... More 

Thank ajbuckles
Aarhus, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Above all, the service offered at Phoenix Hostel is the best I've encountered yet. The owners were very friendly and gave us information on just about anything - nearby sights of interest, the history of the city, day trips, hiking trails in the area, information on public transportation, restaurants etc., and this information was more detailed and accurate than what... More 

Thank JustAnotherHiker
Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2011

I've been to many hostels in Europe and Asia, but Phoenix hostel really is the best one I've been to. The owners, Cathy and Nick, are two lovely British people who treat you like a guest in their home (which is actually the case). The feeling really is of being a guest in a relative's house rather than a hostel.... More 

Thank Anthony L
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
84 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

I discovered Hostel Phoenix on internet, we read all revues and decided to book a short holiday together with my family (my mother, husband and two sons). I have no words to describe how we felt there. You have to go there to see, to met these people (I'm sorry I didn't met Nick, maybe next time). Cathy is a... More 

Thank mishu1964
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2011

This place is really nice! very clean, quite comfortable etc...This is at least a very good reason to recommend this place. But what definetely makes it one of the most pleasant hostel I've been, is actually: "Cathy and Nick"! They are extremely nice and welcoming people! And they will really make you fell like you belong to the family.

Thank pustertom

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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cathy and Nick look forward to welcoming you to Phoenix Hostel. You'™ll find everything you expect from a modern hostel within our unusual 1850's timber-framed house. Phoenix is part of an ensemble of listed buildings perfectly situated in the old quarter, just two minutes walk from the buzzing day & night life of the city and convenient for all the interesting sights. Newly renovated and furnished you'll find us clean and comfortable, safe and secure. Come and make yourself at home at Phoenix. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phoenix Hostel

Address: Hristo Daskalov St. 12, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Veliko Tarnovo Province > Veliko Tarnovo
Price Range: ₹ 436 - ₹ 726 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms are nice, it depends only on the number of beds you want in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles CosminCebuc, 18 Jul 2012 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles emitalibre, 25 Sep 2011 | Read review
“book in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles ajbuckles, 24 Aug 2011 | Read review
“If you stay for three nights, you can get a discount for 50% the price of the third night's stay.”
 of 5 bubbles JustAnotherHiker, 21 Aug 2011 | Read review
“Book ahead!”
 of 5 bubbles AnthonyL703, 18 Aug 2011 | Read review
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