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 (up-date April 2023):
1. Private room with en-suite bathroom/WC
Summer period (mid April to mid November)
30 BGN per person in a private room
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
2. Private rooms 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).
Up-date July 2023: at the moment we do not process reservations for the monstery so you will need to contact the number above and try to contact to monastery directly
Hotel Tsarev Vrah which is very conveniently located just next to the Rila monastery, has unfortunately limitted operations and works with bigger groups upon request (up-date July 2023)
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