Bulgaria Backpacking Travel Guide

Information on hostels, transportation, cheap food and drinks, sights to see, activities and more.

Backpacking Bulgaria


Bulgaria is one of the larger countries in the Balkans and has borders with Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the southwest and Greece and Turkey to the south. Although it is not regularly visited compared to other European nations, it is a beautiful place, with a wide range of activities for a traveller to do.

My favourites in Bulgaria was the trip I made out to the Buzludzha communist monument near Veliko Tarnovo as well as the lovely free walking tour of Plovdiv. Browse through the city guides below and you will find my favourite hostels, places to eat and drink, sights to see and transport options.

City Guides


Sofia - Sofia is a city that gets more interesting the longer you stay. The nightlife can be a lot of fun and there are a bunch of interesting museums and art galleries to check out. The food is tasty and cheap and the beer comes in 2L plastic bottles. Sofia is well connected [...]
Plovdiv - Plovdiv is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in Europe, with a history traced back to 6000 BC. The city has changed hands and names many times over the millennia and was once called Philippoupolis after Philip, the father of Alexander the Great [...]
Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo - Veliko Tarnovo was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire during the middle ages when it was captured by the invading Ottoman Empire. The city contains one of the largest universities in Bulgaria which gives the night life in Veliko Tarnovo a youthful kick [...]

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