10 Incredible Spaces for Coliving Coworking in Bulgaria + Hostels, Hotels & Airbnbs

As far as picturesque and popular places to visit in Eastern Europe go, Bulgaria is up there with the best of them. 

The Rila Monastery, St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral — all of these and more could be within your grasp if you opt for coliving and coworking in Bulgaria.

Maybe you’re fresh from a stint coliving and coworking in The Netherlands and feel like exploring the Balkan countries. Then Bulgaria is the place for you! It’s the perfect introduction to this part of Europe, sporting gorgeous historical sites and architecture that’ll wow you. 

So what are you waiting for? Grab your passport and let’s look at the 10 best places to stay while you’re there!

10 Best Coworking & Coliving Spaces in Bulgaria

Four Leaf Clover Bansko — Best Coliving & Coworking for Nature Lovers


  • Price: ~$374 – $453 per month
  • Location: Bansko, Bulgaria
  • Features: Furnished apartments, fast Wi-Fi, coworking space, private kitchen, Skype room, bikes, communal lounge, cable TV, barbecue facilities, swimming pool, pub, spa
  • Room Types: Studio twin room, studio twin room plus
  • Organized Activities: Climbing, game nights, cultural excursions, meditation classes, movie nights, parties, skiing, language classes, workshops
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Facebook (5 out of 5 – 1 reviews), Google (4.1 out of 5 – 31 reviews)

This retro-modern coliving space has enough room for 60 residents in its fully furnished studios. Rentals are daily or monthly, which is great for the digital nomad who doesn’t like to be tied down.

When you aren’t happily working or socializing in the coworking area, there’s a covered pool to make use of and a spa to relax at. Or perhaps hanging out at the on-site pub or your private balcony sounds like a better option. 

If you love to keep fit in the great outdoors, there are skiing and cycling options very close by. There are also plenty of restaurants in the area, so foodies will be thrilled. 

What we liked: Easy access to the ski lifts and bike trails. 

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WorkNomads LAB — Best Coworking Community 


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  • Price: ~$650 – $1,122 per month
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Features: Communal kitchens, rooftop terrace, laundry room, on-site restaurants, private bathrooms, fully furnished apartments, pet-friendly, cleaning, fast Wi-Fi, coworking area, air-conditioning, communal lounge, meeting room, Skype room, gym
  • Room Types: Double room, twin room 
  • Organized Activities: Yoga, parties
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: (4.5 out of 5 – 23 reviews), Google (4.8 out of 5 – 37 reviews)

With 120 rooms boasting city views and mountain vistas, the student city of Sofia has everything from shops and local markets to pubs. New businesses spring up daily (including nightclubs, for the party lovers), so you’ll be constantly surprised in this suburb. 

With a top notch coworking facility and meeting rooms, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with fellow digital nomads, freelancers, and entrepreneurs in this community of like-minded individuals. The city center is 4.3 miles away, but it’s a quick bus or train ride away. The minimum stay is one month. 

What we liked: It’s a student-centric neighborhood with great local pubs and nightlife.

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Hakuna Matata Guest House — Best Hostel for Sightseeing 


  • Price: ~$11 – $13 per night
  • Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, sun terrace, air-conditioning, communal lounge, barbecue facilities, breakfast, laundry facilities, communal kitchen, shared bathrooms, proximity to attractions
  • Room Types: Dormitory
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: (4.4 out of 5 – 112 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 35 reviews)

This cozy hostel oozes with homely charm — plus some tributes to The Lion King in the form of murals. 

It’s located in the center of historic Plovdiv with attractions like Plovdiv Roman Theater (also called the Ancient Theater of Philippopolis) nearby for sightseeing trips between meetings. The Plovdiv Plaza mall is also a mile or two away for all your shopping needs. 

Work from the desk in your room or in one of the communal areas for a more sociable way to spend your work hours. The sun terrace is a particularly lovely spot to get in your hours with its views over the city.  

What we liked: The proximity to historical attractions is amazing.

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Casa Karina Apartments — Best Private Studios and Apartments


  • Price: ~$80 – $741 per night
  • Location: Bansko, Bulgaria
  • Features: On-site restaurant, heated indoor swimming pool, garden, bar, conference room, spa, Wi-Fi, private bathroom, private kitchen, coffee bar, Turkish bath, breakfast, fully furnished rooms
  • Room Types: Double room, family apartment, apartment
  • Organized Activities: Picnics, walks, cultural excursions, horse riding, rafting, driving ATVs
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (4.3 out of 5 – 1,348 reviews)

Sitting at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, you’ll have mountain vistas for days from these fully furnished spacious rooms. Plus the hotel is only 330 feet from the nearest ski lift, so thrill-seeking snowboarders and skiers will be in paradise in this ski resort town. 

The picturesque center of Bankso is only a 20-minute walk away from this chic hotel-apartment complex with warm modern interiors. Work comfortably in your room or outside in the sunshine when you aren’t sightseeing in the town. 

There’s free wired internet access in public areas, but Wi-Fi comes at an extra cost. 

What we liked: The size of the apartments is impressive.

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Hostel Nº1 in Sofia — Best Hostel for Peace and Quiet


  • Price: ~$18 – $24 per night
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Features: PS4, Netflix, communal lounge, free Wi-Fi, communal kitchen, free tea and coffee, balcony, proximity to attractions and public transport
  • Room Types: Double room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: Day tours to various attractions in Bulgaria 
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: (4.5 out of 5 – 466 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 237 reviews)

If you’re a remote worker who prefers working in peace, this is the hostel for you. The decor is playful and bright, but it’s a strictly no-party zone. You can choose to work in your room or out on the balcony with the city as a backdrop and a cup of coffee at your side: either way, it’s a great vibe. 

The hostel is located very close to the city center, making it ideal for exploring the local attractions and the city in general when you aren’t working. There’s also plenty of restaurants and a supermarket conveniently close by, as well as easy transport nearby. 

What we liked: Peace and quiet is easy to find at this hostel. 

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Vintage Central Hostel 


  • Price: ~$24 – $90 per night
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Features: Laundry facilities, communal lounge, bar, free Wi-Fi, communal kitchen, café, balcony, Playstation, bicycle hire
  • Room Types: Twin room, family room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: City tours
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: (4.1 out of 5 – 105 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 149 – X reviews)

In the middle of downtown sits this charmingly decorated hostel close to the main metro station as well as the central bus station. The plush armchairs in the bar area offer the perfect space to get through your working hours — that is if you don’t prefer sitting out on the balcony. 

Major landmarks and attractions are only a few minutes’ walk away, so it’ll be a breeze getting to see the city and all it has to offer during your daily work breaks. The proximity of public transport also allows you to see the rest of Bulgaria on your days off without breaking a sweat.

What we liked: Proximity to public transport.

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Rooster Hostel 


  • Price: ~$12 – $58 per night
  • Location: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Features: Shared bathrooms, communal kitchen, free tea and coffee, inner courtyard, high-speed Wi-Fi, laundry services, pet-friendly, communal areas, private fridge and kettle, ATM, terrace
  • Room Types: Double room, triple room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: Day tours
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: (4.6 out of 5 – 124 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 157 reviews)

This charmingly Bohemian traditional building at the heart of Veliko Tarnovo’s old town is situated at the beginning of The Artisan’s Street, a popular landmark in Tarnovo. If you can pull yourself away from the gorgeous location, you’ll find peaceful places to work in your room or the communal areas. 

The Archeological Museum Veliko Tarnovo is only a few hundred feet away if you feel like a quick outing. And the Monument to the Assen Dynasty is just over the river. With plenty of nearby attractions, you can’t go wrong with this eclectic hostel.

What we liked: The decor and staff attentiveness make it a luxurious coliving experience.

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Hostel Mostel Veliko Tarnovo 


  • Price: ~$8 – $31 per night
  • Location: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, communal kitchen, barbecue facilities, garden, camping, communal lounge, laundry service
  • Room Types: Double room, twin room, triple room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: Pub crawls, barbecue nights, day trips
  • Other Locations: Plovdiv, Sofia, Warsaw
  • Ratings: (4.4 out of 5 – 576 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 293 reviews)

Only a few steps from Tsarevets Fortress and a ten-minute walk from many other attractions, this relaxed hostel oozes country charm. If it takes your fancy, you can even use a tent (bring your own sleeping bag) and sleep under the stars.  

There are plenty of cozy nooks to grab a seat and get your work done for the day before heading off on a sightseeing adventure. Or you could simply laze away in the garden soaking up the sun and enjoying some barbecue. 

What we liked: Being able to sleep outside was a fun option.

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Plovdiv City Center Hotel 


  • Price: ~$73 – $87 per night
  • Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Features: Air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, cable, private bathrooms, bar, terrace, city views, furnished rooms
  • Room Types: Double room, twin room, deluxe double room
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.7 out of 5 – 939 reviews), Google (4.9 out of 5 – 145 reviews)

With elegant white and gray furnishings, this hotel screams luxury on a budget. Set within the city center, it’s within a few hundred feet of multiple attractions like Nebet Tepe and Hisar Kapia, making sightseeing on the go a simple pleasure. 

You can work happily at your private desk in your room, or catch a seat at the bar or on the terrace with a coffee at hand. If you’re not catching up on the best sights to see, perhaps you’d love to partake in another favorite pastime here — hiking. 

What we liked: It’s conveniently located and the rooms are gorgeous.

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Studio Zonnebloem 

  • Price: ~$28 per night
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Features: Terrace, kitchen, one bathroom, one bed, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, free parking, laundry facilities, dedicated workspace, air-conditioning
  • Room Types: Entire apartment
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: (4.8 out of 5 – 273 reviews)

This sunny and bright won’t disappoint with a gorgeous terrace to prop your laptop and get in a day’s work with the pretty rooftops of Sofia surrounding you. The historical center is only 15-minutes walk away, and the Vitosha mountain is 10 minutes by car. 

This 6th floor apartment has plenty of shops, bakeries, restaurants, and supermarkets nearby, so you’ll never want for something to eat. The district is well-known for its merchants, so some shopping will probably be on the cards, too. 

What we liked: The privacy is great, but the terrace is the showstopper.

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Stay at the Best Coworking Space in Bulgaria

It’s hard not to find incredible places to stay in Bulgaria for extended periods of travel while you work your way around the world. 

All of these properties have something special to add to your experience, so make sure to explore them to their full potential and enjoy your time in this stunning Balkan country. 

Wondering where to go next? If you want to check out coworking and coliving in Serbia, take a look at this article. 

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