Campsite review: Alexandrovo Camping, Haskovo, Bulgaria

Where: In the South East corner of Bulgaria, 1 1/2 hours outside of Plovdiv, on the way to Turkey.

The website of Alexandrovo Camping suggests they are Bulgaria’s friendliest campsite – and they are not kidding. Wow. But I could also have thought of “best”, “most amazing”, “unbelievably great” for that description, without any hesitation. The 5 star only reviews on Tripadvisor echo this.

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Alexsandrovo Camping is a haven and absolute delight. After a few nights free camping in Serbia and Bulgaria, the sight that greets you when Matt, the owner, opens his gates for you is a most welcome one. Together with his wife, Keiko, and daugther Sky, and a couple of dogs and chickens, they welcome you into their magnificent, walled-in garden which they very skillfully transformed into easily the most friendly and welcome space for any camper.

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Tastefully furnished with a BBQ area, strong and superbly maintained furniture and an absolutely spectacular deck, this is not just any campsite. It’s a place where you will re-charge more than just you motorhome’s batteries!

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Whilst there is only one shower, it’s superb, with strong hot water, a toilet and a sink to wash the dishes.

They offer a laundry service and also sell smaller items like beers or water and so forth.

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Officially, the campsite closes for the winter, but Matt still accepts guests though he will appreciate you calling ahead. Don’t let the narrow and bumpy road to this place put you off, trust me, you want to stay here. I came for one night, and ended up staying for 5.

It’s also a haven for dogs and kids alike, and there’s plenty of space to play on the vast lawn or even outside the site. The overall athmosphere is so tranquil you will completely forget where you are!

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Plenty of campers use this, like I am, as a stop before entering, or coming from Turkey (it’s close to the border) and I can absolutely see why. As a result plenty of note swopping took place and in my short stay I’ve met some super other nomads!

Well done Matt and Keiko, on easily one of the best sites I’ve ever stayed at. I will be back!

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