Rila village's guesthouse and hotel offerings rather lack charm. Cosier accommodation offerings can be found along the road to Rila Monastery.


Rila village has a couple of restaurants around pl Vazhrajdane that are suitable if you're awaiting a bus connection, but there are richer pickings along the road to Rila Monastery, and near the monastery itself.

Drinking & Nightlife

Rila has exactly as much nightlife as you would expect for a village best known for its nearby monastery. Return to the twinkling city lights of Sofia (50km north) or Blagoevgrad (12km south) for bars and nightclubs aplenty.