Are you backpacking your way through Serbia and planning on staying in Belgrade for a few days? If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place. In fact, we want to help you find the right place for your time in Belgrade.
We’ve done the research for you and made a list of the best hostels in Belgrade for backpackers and travelers. Taking into consideration ratings, price range, and location, here are the top 10 hostels to stay in Belgrade, Serbia.
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Crowned Hostelworld’s Hostel of the Year for Serbia in 2010, 2011, and 2013, Hostelche is known for its friendly staff and impeccable service.
A chill hostel for backpackers, Hostelche is the perfect place to come home to after a long day of exploring and partying. The hostel offers clean accommodations and single beds for those who aren’t fond of bunk beds.
Belgrade’s main pedestrian street is less than a minute away, which means you’ll have quick access to endless rows of cafes, shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
A mere 5 minutes away from the center of Belgrade, Hostel Bongo is the place to be.
With bedrooms designed in a contemporary fashion, safety lockers for each guest, free Wi-Fi and computer use, free tea, coffee, and rakija, and a common room and backyard to relax in and socialize, what else could you ask for? (Free breakfast, though, isn’t part of this sweet deal.)
Insider tip: Present any book by Erlend Loe and you’ll receive a 10% discount since this hostel was named after one of his characters.
Balkan Soul Hostel
Praised for having a laid-back atmosphere and amiable staff, Balkan Soul Hostel is definitely one to check out.
Located in the charming and historic area of Kosancicev venac, just 1.4km from the city center, the Knez Mihajlova, Kalemegdan fortress, and party district of Savamala are all just around the corner. Tucked away in a serene neighborhood, the area is peaceful and scenic with its cobblestone streets and linden trees.
Well-furnished and spacious, Balkan Soul’s bedrooms come with bunk beds, kitchen, bathrooms, personal lockers, and bedside tables for each guest. The Soul room is the focal point of the hostel. It was created specifically to encourage guests to relax, socialize, and have a good time.
Awarded the Best Serbian Hostel in 2014 and 2015, as well as the 10th Best Small Hostel Worldwide, Hedonist Hotel is definitely your best bet for your stay in Belgrade.
Located in the heart of the city center, with a beautiful garden on the outside, the Hedonist Hotel is the perfect place to stay for those who want a fun and comfortable stay for an affordable price. They have homey common rooms, newly furnished bedrooms, 24-hour security surveillance, laundry service, free Wi-Fi throughout the whole place, and so much more.
They also host their own free walking tour and pub crawl around Belgrade, which is definitely a must-try.
Manga Hotel is like none other. You’ll be amazed and mesmerized by their interior design and architecture. Bright, vibrant, and magical, this place is perfect for those looking for a fun and unique experience.
Voted the Number 1 hostel in Serbia in 2009 and 2010, there’s no question that this hostel provides top-notch services and accommodations.
Located right next to popular clubs, museums, and the main shopping street, Manga Hostel is for travelers who want to make the most out of their Belgrade stay.
White Owl Hostel
Brand new and modern, White Owl Hostel is the most affordable way to spend a luxurious time in Belgrade.
Located in Skadarlija, the city’s Bohemian quarter and most famous street, you’ll be right where all the action and excitement is. Just outside, you’ll find traditional Serbian diners, public markets selling fresh produce, and Belgrade’s major tourist attractions within a short walking distance.
White Owl offers spacious rooms including a 10-bed dorm, balcony views, a kitchen and dining rooms, a private garden to relax in, free Wi-Fi and cable TV, laundry service, and everything you need for a comfortable stay in Belgrade.
You can enjoy all this for as low as €12 a night. With an average rating of 9.9, White Owl is guaranteed to take care of you.
Miss Depolo welcomes all kinds of travelers. Whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, or partygoer, a social butterfly or a quiet homebody, Miss Depolo is the perfect place for anybody and everybody.
Located in downtown Belgrade, the area is rich in history and despite being close to the city center, residents of Miss Depolo describe the area as a “quiet and peaceful neighborhood.”
The accommodations include spacious dorms with big bathrooms, and you won’t even notice you’re sharing a room with others. You’ll find a cafe with a TV, Internet, and sunbeds on the roof terrace where you can relax and meet other guests.
Unlike most hostels, Miss Depolo offers free breakfast and free parking spaces and allows smoking on its balconies, parties at the villa, and even pets! Their check-out is also much later than others, ending at 3PM. This hostel is clearly not like the others, which is why it’s highly recommended by former guests.
El Diablo Hostel Belgrade
El Diablo is not like other hostels. Besides being a comfortable and pleasant place to stay, El Diablo aims to create a fun and welcoming community among guests. With activities such as “family dinners” every Friday, board games, and a common room to socialize in, El Diablo wants you to feel at home while you’re away from home.
Though relatively small, with only 4 rooms and 20 beds, this hostel is conveniently located near supermarkets and other services, the best bars and clubs in Belgrade, and major tourist spots.
The only catch is that they do not allow guests older than the age of 50 due to prior experiences.
Hostel Skadarlija Sunrise
Fondly named Belgrade’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the Hostel Skadarlija Sunrise is a warm and charming hostel with a friendly and accommodating staff. The accommodations are beyond beautiful, as they have a lovely garden where you can relax and meet fellow travelers.
Right in the center of the Bohemian quarter Skadarlija, the hostel is surrounded by historic and well-loved bars, restaurants, clubs, and tourist attractions.
With an average rating of 9.6, almost all reviews are from guests raving about their fantastic stay at this lovely and charming hostel.
Located in the heart of Belgrade, just behind the National Theater, Chill House is a newly renovated hostel that offers everything you can get at a hotel, but for much cheaper.
For as low as €12, you can spend the night at this pleasant and modern hostel that also offers free Wi-Fi and computer use, security lockers, safe boxes, and a common room. More than 50 reviews confirm that the staff provides great service and the location is a mere 5-minute walk from Republic Square and other tourist attractions.
With a prime location and ideal accommodations, the Chill House is definitely where you want to settle in for your Belgrade stay.
Without a doubt, Belgrade offers some of the best hostels in the world. This city is definitely very backpacker-friendly and will give you some of the most memorable moments of your life. Belgrade is a city like no other, so be sure to stop by this charming and cultural city while visiting Serbia.
Author Bio: Sam Ross runs the blog thehammockhombre.com – a travel blog focused around the digital nomad lifestyle. Over the past 3 years, he’s travelled to every continent, so writes on a broad range of countries, cities and destinations.