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We are a family of 4 and had a great time at this hostel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They offered to meet us at the station upon our arrival, recommended places of interest and restaurants to visit.

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  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included


  • Card Phones
  • Postal Service


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities


  • Washing Machine


  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Yo-Ho-Hostel

Yo-Ho-Hostel - 8th Year Top Rated Hostel in Varna! Come, check and stay longer than you expect !

Most central, most friendly, most funny ...

From 2014 we are an official partners of Erasmus program in Varna !

Welcome in our cozy common area with exchange library, board games and cinema projector, and balcony overlooking the Cathedral , Theater and a Central squire of Varna city.

Our summer kitchen with a bar and fire place is perfect for any taste of a party soldier !

We are the ONLY hostel in Varna center with a sunny garden for nice relaxation!

Our studio is unique place in Varna -there are 8 hip-hop, reggae, ska , rock, punk and metal bands rehearse every night only for guests of Yo-Ho-Hostel!

Yo-Ho-Hostel - welcome aboard! OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND!

Top rated hostel in Varna since 2007 from! 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 du Routard' 2008, 2009 and 2011!

We are part of friends hostels in Bulgaria! Check in 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 !!!

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 bungee 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!

Welcome aboard!

Important Information


We don't accept credits cards, so please pay in cash. There is an ATM just around the corner right from the hostel.



Russe: str. 23

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Guest Reviews

We are a family of 4 and had a great time at this hostel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They offered to meet us at the station upon our arrival, recommended places of interest and restaurants to visit. We let them know what type of places we like to visit on holiday, and from that they recommended a lovely hostel on the coast in a town called Sozopol. They booked us in and we had a great time visiting there too!


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

we arrived at 5am, and they cleaned a room as quickly as they could around 9am so that we could sleep even though check in time is at 12pm.
They also gave us a free breakfast because we were sleeping in the common room from 5am - 9am and they thought we were not comfortable there.
Fabulous service and helpful. everything was clean too.


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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 87% for this property is based on ratings provided by 76 guests.

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