Decent hostels charging around 20Lv for a dorm bed and 50–70Lv for double rooms can be found in Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo, Burgas and Varna. Budget hotels rent doubles from around 40Lv, a little more in Sofia and Plovdiv, while cosier family-run hotels with similar prices are common on the coast and in touristy towns such as Koprivshtitsa and Bansko.

The best campsites (kamping; summer only) are dotted along the coast where campers are charged individually (around 7Lv per person) and two-person chalets (25–35Lv per night) are usually available. Camping rough is technically illegal and punishable with a fine, though authorities usually turn a blind eye. A number of hostels also offer camping space.

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