This place has unique location on Sofia's famous cultural street Rakovski where most theatres are located. This provides for vibrant street life throughout the day and night, abundance of bars, cafes and clubs. But the flat faces quiet backyard and you'd be lucky to have peace and quiet. The place is appropriate for fleeting visits to the city where you won't need cooking facilities. The area boasts a lot of cheap home food places. You can reach all central location within 10 min walking.
Despite it's location on bustling Rakovsky street it's extremely quiet thanks to it being positioned within a courtyard away from the street. Although you'll find the building dilipidated it was originally planned for an archeological museum and constructed by a German architect in the 1930's. On one side through the French windows you face the back of Sofia's satirical theatre. Opposite you there is a school and behind it a lovely church, worth a visit, that once used to be a mosque.
Most crucial historic locations
Interaction with guests
Apart from meeting you I try to leave my guests in peace. Of course I'll be available if you need help and local information.
Other things to note
You may be alarmed by the building's neglect and the dirty communal areas and backyard. Please don't highlight it in your reviews because there's nothing I can do about it. The Sofia council has introduced a law according to which each tenant is supposed to take care of building and communal area's maintenance. As result of infamous mass poverty (Bulgaria is EU's poorest member state) unfortunately not many are bothered about such maintenance.
I work in London as freelance animator but I'm also involved in feature film producing with Bulgarian company activist38. The place I host used to be our old office where few successful and controversial films were produced. We have now moved to a larger office a little bit away from the centre but I still miss this buzzing location in the heart of the city full of character and close to most cultural venues.