The Rila monastery offers accommodation for pilgrims and tourists.
There are shared dormitories and private rooms with en-suite bathroom/WC.
Rates for sleeping at the monastery are as follows (January 2023):
1. Private room with en-suite bathroom/WC
Winter period (mid November to mid April
1 person in a private room: 30 BGN per room
2 persons in a private room: 50 BGN per room
3 persons in a private room: 60 BGN per room
Summer period (mid April to mid November)
30 BGN per person in a private room
2. Shared dormitory with shared WC on the floor: 20 BGN per person
(Shared dormitories are not available from mid-November till mid-April)
There are 2 ways to reserve accommodation at the monastery:
- Call the Rila monastery monk brotherhood directly at +359 896 872 010 (call between 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm)
- Use our booking service (we will call the monastery and book a room for you). There is a small administration fee (5.70 EUR per booking).
You can use the form below
Hotel Tsarev Vrah is very conveniently located just next to the Rila monastery. Unfortunately it is not operating at the moment (May 2022).
Alternatively if you are coming with a car - we can recommend Gorski Kut family hotel, located on the main road, 4 km before the monastery.
You can check rates and make a reservation online here: See prices and details