From the Train station/Bus station YUG
Getting out of the train station (or turning right from the bus station) you see a traffic ring connecting three streets. Take the one on the right (Ivan Vazov Str). In about 10 mins you reach the central square with the Post Office. Continue along that main pedestrian street until you see a round square, called Djumayata Mosque, where artists sell their works. Take a right and walk uphill for 5 more mins along Saborna str. Hikers Hostel is number 53 on the left-hand side.
The bus stops is right in front of the station/opposite the bus station. You need bus #7, 20 or 26. Get off right after the tunnel. The ride takes about 10-15 mins, it costs 1 lev (50 Euro cents). Then climb up the stairs leading to the old town. In about 5 mins you get to Hissar Kapia (The Gate of the Fortified Walls). Turn right along Saborna str. Hikers Hostel is number 53 on the right-hand side.
From Bus station SEVER:
From the bus stion in front of the station you can catch bus #99 and get off right before the tunnel. It’s about 15-20 mins ride, it costs 1 lev (50 euro cents). From there you go through the underpass to get to the other side of the road. Climb up the stairs leading to the old town. Then follow the instructions above.
Recommended taxi companies are 6188, 6665, 6133 or 9199, which you can catch from the main street in front of the stations!
Beware of other taxies that wait right in front of the stations because they will charge double or more!
The normal price is about 3-4 Bulgarian leva.