Yo-Ho-Hostel - welcome aboard! OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND!
Top rated hostel in Varna since 2007 from www.hostelworld.com! Sleep Easy!!
Best recommended hostel in Varna from 'Lonely Planet' Guide Book 2008, 2009 and 2011!
The only hostel in Varna recommended from 'Le Guide de Routard' 2008, 2009 and 2011!
We are part of friends hostels in Bulgaria! Check in www.hostelworld.com for :
Sozopol: Yo-Ho-Hostel - summer hostel
Veliko Tarnovo: Nomads Hostel
Sofia: Art Hostel -Usually we spend our time in the garden
Burgas: Hostel Burgas
Ruse: The English Guest house
We suggest that you sleep only in LEGAL Hostels - Yo-Ho-Hostel is one of them !!! There are many illegal places and many places far away from Varna - beware !!!
We are on Facebook - type Yo-Ho-Hostel and check the Yo-Ho's artists gallery or our over than 50 videos from the hostel !
Why 'Yo-Ho-Hostel' ?
In the 19th century the Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a pirate song : 'Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum' - for his book 'Treasure Island' and because we are situated on the Black sea coast, in 2006 we decided to give this name to our hostel.
Where are we on the map?
Yo-Ho-Hostel is the most central place for accommodation in Varna! Every young and alternative looking person in the city can tell you where Yo-Ho-Hostel is situated. If you arrive at the Railway or Bus station, you can call us and use our free pick up service, or from the Airport we can order for you the cheapest taxi company to drop you off at our front door. Walking, it is very easy to find too. We are on the Central square, just behind the Tourist Information Center. The address is 23,' Ruse' Street and here you will see a colorful door with a lot of graffiti art ' this is Yo-Ho-Hostel! Our GPS coordinates are: 43*12.216 N , 027*54.619 E
What about the hostel facilities?
Yo-Ho-Hostel has rooms for any wish - all of them are situated in our big house:
one 11-beds dorm
four 4-beds dorms
one female 4-beds dorm
one male 4-beds dorm
three double privates
one twin private
one single private
OUR BATHROOMS ARE COMBO WITH TOILETS !!! They will be clean before you entrance - to clean them after yourself, shows us how well educated are you !
Our self-catering kitchen is fully equipped and you can make coffee or tea for free. We have a sunny and quiet common room with free breakfast every morning and internet access. In the Yo-Ho basement we have a rehearsal studio with guitars, drums and mics. There is a bar, table football and also a fireplace for a BBQ. The whole hostel is covered with Wi-fi. We are pet and children friendly.
Security first, you say, we say - is it O.K.
All dorm rooms in Yo-Ho-Hostel are with personal lockers. Every room can be locked, the floor for accommodation is secured with a locked front door and the whole building is permanently locked. If you need any help we are 24 hours in the hostel. We have a security place for bikes and other vehicles and illuminated street parking for cars in front of the hostel. On the first floor of Yo-Ho we have an exchange office- don't change money on the street.
Do you like a place with unique character?
Everywhere in Yo-Ho-Hostel you can enjoy wall art and graffiti by different artists. When you enter the building your first impression is that you are in a sunk pirate ship on the bottom of the sea. Going upstairs you will walk past strange underwater creatures and when you reach the accommodation floor, you will go out of the water into a wild beach- you then enter a wooden bungalow. Above you can see flying seagulls around the sun. Inside Yo-Ho there are many sculptures, paintings and art photos. If you are lucky you can see some of the guest exhibitions visiting us. Everywhere in the rooms there are beautiful plants and flowers, in the common area you can take a photo with our unique Mexican walking fish and next to the reception desk you can meet Yemen 's chameleon. In the attic you can find an exchange library and' The Toys' museum - with over 600 pieces of small 'Kinder surprise' characters. There are many hidden art installations all around Yo-Ho-Hostel, which represent our own style and character !
If you don't like boring places!
We will always give you an option to do something fun and interesting.
For travelers, who like culture :
guided trips around Varna museums and art galleries
guided day trips to more than 20 interesting natural and historical sites
visiting Varna film, music and cultural festivals
For alternative backpackers:
Bungy jumping from a 52 m high bridge
Bike hire and guided trips in 'Golden sands' national park
Boat trip from 'St. Constantine' resort to Varna with fishing on the way
SCUBA diving for beginners and professionals
Kite, wind, long and skim board surfing close to Varna
Once per year - 3 days kayaking trip with sleeping in tents
Pub crawl in summer time
visiting of hot mineral springs in ' St. Constantine'
This is the ONLY hostel where every night you can enjoy live music and meet some of the best musicians, artists and sportspeople from Bulgaria - exchanging interesting experiences with them.
We will recommend you the best places to eat in Varna -Traditional Bulgarian, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Fish restaurants. In some of them you can use a special discount only for Yo-Ho guests. We are working with the best bars and clubs- you will be welcome like a V.I.P. there !
Who is working in Yo-Ho-Hostel?
Toni - our Princess. She will give you a big smile when you wake up for breakfast and when you come back from the beach everything in the hostel will be cleaned - because of her.
L.G .- The Night guide. He will take care of your fun at night and help you to be without memories in the morning time!
Roska with guitar - The Musician. He plays many musical instruments and you can find him every night in the Yo-Ho basement rehearsing with different bands.
Stefan - The Tour guide. He loves to speak with guests about history and geography. If you can't find him in the hostel - he is with backpackers on a day trip or bungy jumping - tomorrow it will be your turn!
Ziggy - The Jack Russel. The most social and friendly dog - our house keeper!
This is Yo-Ho-Hostel - culture and alternative, obligatory place for every backpacker who wants to explore Varna, Bulgaria!
Walking from the train station to Yo-Ho-Hostel takes just about 7 minutes. After you get out of the train station building cross the wide street through the underpass and continue straight ahead.
In about 5 minutes you will reach the main pedestrian street of Varna ("Knyaz Boris I").Turn on a left and you will see a large square and the Opera house. In left side of it start 'Russe' street. In 2 minutes on your left side will be the new house of Yo-Ho-Hostel- 'Russe' street 23. Ring the bell- you are welcome!
From Bus Station:
It is a 20-minute walk from the Central Bus Station to Yo-Ho-Hostel as well. Just take the wide street in front of the bus station and start walking in a direction towards the center of the city, which is the opposite of the one from where the bus has arrived.
In about 15 minutes you will reach 'The Assumption Cathedral' on your right side. Only strait ahead you will cross a big boulevard ('Hristo Botev') and on opposite side is Information Tourist Center ,Theater and Opera house. From left side of the opera house start 'Russe' str. Our new Yo-Ho-Hostel is on number 23, second floor.
You can also take public transport from the Central Bus Station to Yo-Ho-Hostel. After you leave the station go through the underpass to reach the bus stop on the other side of the wide street ("Vladislav Varnenchik") in front of you. The ticket costs 1.00 leva (0.50 Euro) and you buy it inside the bus from a designated person.
You can take buses 1, 22, 41,148, 409 and get off at the 3rd stop just before the big cathedral (The Assumption Cathedral).Only strait ahead you will cross a big boulevard ('Hristo Botev') and on opposite side is Tourist Information Center, Theater and Opera house. From left side of the opera house start 'Russe' str. Our new Yo-Ho-Hostel is on number 23.
Bus 409 stops right in front of the airport. The ticket costs 1.00 leva (0.50 Euro) and you buy it inside the bus from a designated person. Take the bus for about 20 minutes (8 stops) and get off just before the big cathedral (The Assumption Cathedral). Only strait ahead you will cross a big boulevard ('Hristo Bot