Bansko is in Southwest Bulgaria. It is the birthplace of the Bulgarian revival movement.

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Vihren Hut

Vihren Hut is located around 30 minutes outside of Bansko at the end of the only public road going from Bansko into the Pirins. Meals are served on demand and are very inexpensive (less than 5 Euros more tons of food). Buses run to and from the hut several times a day from June 15th to September 15th. A taxi will cost around 25 Leva. However, as of September 2012 the guy running the place spoke absolutely zero English, besides "for sleeping", so communication will be an issue, but gesture enough and he'll get the picture.

SLEEP   —  Map

Hostel Bander

Not a normal hostel but some excess space the hotel has with bunk beds in. You get full access to the spa and pool like the hotel guests as well as the ski shuttle to the gondala. There is free wifi but it doesn't reach the rooms so you need to go to the bar to use it. Breakfast is included. €11 a night or €14 with dinner. (Feb2012)

SLEEP   —  +359 7498 6600 —  2 Han Asparuh Str

Chalet Jora

Catered ski chalet in the heart of Bansko. Sleeps up to 14 guests with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Large lounge with log fire, honesty bar, plasma TV, cable, large movie library, Nintendo Wii, wifi internet with chalet computer, Ipod docking station, CD player. English hosts.

Premier Luxury Mountain Resort

A 5-star hotel. As a hotel guest you get free access to the spa and pool as well as the ski shuttle to the gondala every 30 minutes. There is free wifi in all public areas and all the rooms. Breakfast is included. (Jun2012)

Chalet Idice

Luxury self-catering ski chalet, in a holiday complex with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Sleeps up to 8 guests with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and own sauna. Large lounge with log fire, TV, cable, wifi internet.

Harry's Bar

Comfortable and modern lounge bar. Quiz and theme nights, cocktails and food served daily.

DRINK   —  Kandahar apartments


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