A Bargain With Great Showers, But Otherwise Basic A review of Miss Sophie's
If all you need is a clean room and shower, this is a recommended option. I booked a single room, private bath/toilet for 1200 kc a night. My room had two single beds. The pluses are the famous showers in this new hostel/hotel. The shower head must have been at least 12 inches in diameter! Decor was very post-modern, stark, so there were no cabinets or closets in the room. The other big plus for Miss Sophie's is the free Internet in the lobby. It's also very convenient to I.P. Pavlova Metro and lots of trams running on the street off the hotel. The negatives are the lack of closets, etc., mentioned above. Also, pretty inconsistent service since the staff are basically young kids without a lot of training. I stayed four days, and my linens and towels were never changed or even made up. It wasn't until my last night that I overheard one staffer tell someone checking in that linens could be changed "on request." They also initially got my rate wrong at check-in until I caught the mistake. Also, avoid rooms 1 and 2, which are on the ground floor right at the lobby, so every backpacking hosteler and his/her friend will be waking you up as they come in from bar-hopping and want to check their e-mail. So, in summary, it's a great place if all you need is a place to sleep and get cleaned up.