Red B and B

15, Ljuben Karavelov St., Sofia, Bulgaria, 1142

Overall Rating: 82

The Red House is a building in the centre of Sofia that used to be the home of the Bulgarian sculptor Andrey Nikolov.

Red Bed and Breakfast, situated in The Red House, has 3 private bedrooms in 1920' Italian style which share a spacious place in a big apartment. Accommodation amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a shared bathroom with shower. A washing machine is at guests' disposal as well. Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided. Breakfast is served in the on-site Red House Restaurant & Garden, which offers an international cuisine. A periodic exhibition of the work of multinational artists is exhibited at the restaurant.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room
  • Infant bed
  • High chair
  • Sofa


Rating Type
82 Overall
76 Atmosphere
92 Staff
88 Location
92 Cleanliness
84 Facilities
76 Safety
0 Fun
68 Value

Important Information

The Red House is a building in the centre of Sofia that used to be the home of the Bulgarian sculptor Andrey Nikolov. Built in the “spirit of Italy’ the house invites the visitor “to leave all prejudice out”. Planned by one of the most remarkable architects of the time Ivan Vassilyov, the house is now a monument of culture of national significance. On his return from Rome, where he lived from 1914 to 1927, Andrey Nikolov decided to build a house-atelier in Sofia, a magical place which would preserve the spirit of Italy and create an atmosphere for a happy family life while responding to the needs of a sculptor. Ivan Vassiliov planned the building using drawings by Andrey Nikolov who was enchanted with the atmosphere of the Italian city. And not surprisingly, in this building, which is quite unusual for Sofia’s architectural style, one could feel the “taste of Italy”.

After years of decay, Andrey Nikolov’s house is now The Red House ‘Andrey Nikolov’ Centre for Culture and Debate. This is a place that attracts contemporary audiences with cultural and socio-political programmes while at the same time introducing the public to the art of two great Bulgarian artists from the beginning of the century – the architect Ivan Vassiliov and the sculptor Andrey Nikolov.

The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate offers multifunctional rooms for theatre performances, exhibitions, public debates, film shows, etc. The centre also houses the permanent exhibition of Andrey Nikolov’s works, a library, an information center and a cafe restaurant.

Through artistic experiments and public debates which stimulate the critical reflection and the intellectual curiosity of the audience, the Red House Centre for Culture and Debate is a meeting place of different opinions - a space without prejudice.