I originally stayed at a much bigger (and popular) hostel when I first arrived in Belgrade and left after 2 nights as I found it a bit too crowded.
Luckily, I found this hostel and was impressed as soon as I walked in. The place looked brand new (I believe they just opened in March of this year), very clean and modern. It's a small hostel and I felt at home right away. It's like staying at a friend's house.
It's in a great location, very close to Kalemegdan in a quiet street a couple of blocks away from the main tourist street. The rooms were quite spacious with big lockers/closets. They don't try to squeeze in as many beds as they could like some hostels do. More than enough room to move around even if the rooms are full.
They also have a very fast Internet/Wi-Fi connection, big screen LCD TV, a PC and a small netbook for the guests to use, free drinking water/coffee/tea, fully equipped bathroom.
The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. They always offer to make you coffee in the morning and always available to answer any questions/give recommendations/etc. Had some really great times hanging out with other guests and staff here and met some really cool and interesting people.
Definitely up there in my list of favorite hostels. I normally don't stay in the same hostel for more than 3 or 4 nights, but I stayed here for 14 nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Friends came about from a wish to provide visitors of Belgrade with a great place to stay, not to mention that it’s located in the best part of town, and to become and be friends with our guests!Hostel is located in the middle of almost all the attractions in Belgrade that tourists come to see. It is surrounded with historical and cultural sites, the best restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, shopping centers and markets. A few steps away from us is the most popular street in Belgrade, Knez Mihailova. A few blocks down is a Skadarlija street with the cultural and best known restaurants in Belgrade. The view from our rooms is towards Kalemegdan park!Hostel Friends is a new, modern style inn that offers guests the most comforting stay at the lowest prices!Friendly service at our hostel will answer any questions and tend any accommodations. We will make you feel “at home” during your stay in Belgrade! We promise a great atmosphere!!Easy and fast you have transportation to any part of the Belgrade.We are surrounded by numerous buses,trams and trolleybuses. By arrangement we can provide you with transportation from – to airport which is 13km from us,two closed and secure garages just 3 km from the hostel in case you are coming by car. Hostel is divided on two floors with three types of rooms with 16 beds Panoramic view of Kalemegdan park from every room. Two fully equipped bathrooms. Living room with cable TV, DVD, computer and music device. Use Of Fully Equipped Kitchen with dining room. Reception works 24/7. Group and long stay discounts available per request. You can pay with cash and credit card. Credit cards accepted on location: Visa Visa Electron MasterCard A child sharing a bed with parents does not pay the accommodation. Local Attractions close to us: Kalemegdan fortress 50 m, National museum 400 m, Ethnographic museum 160 m, Gallery of frescoes 40 m, National theatre 600 m, Belgrade Zoo 300 m, Bohemian quarter Skadarlija 1 km, Swimming pool 25. May 700 m, Easy and fast you have Transportation to any part of Belgrade. From main TRAIN station: Take tram no. 2 which stops directly in front of the station (main entrance to station - Savska street, not exit) - there are two tram stops; wait at the one a bit further from the station. Exit on the fourth stop, in front of Kalemegdan Park. Go to a street Uzun Mirkova located 50 meters from there and immediately take the first street to the left called Cara Urosa and you will see a sign of Hostel Friends :)From main BUS station: Find the tram stop which is located in the main street (Karadjordjeva street) straight ahead from where your bus arrived. Trams 2 leads to the same stop near us. Exit on the third stop, in front of Kalemegdan Park. Go to a street Uzun Mirkova located 50 meters from there and immediately take the first street to the left called Cara Urosa and you will see a sign of Hostel Friends :)From Airport: In front of the airport there is Minibus A1 stop, and bus goes directly to Slavija square. From there you can take bus 31 or trolleys 19, 21, 22 and 29 to Student Square is also the last stop. You just go straight to the Kalemegdan, along the street Uzun Mirkova. Hostel Friends is from there located on the third corner in Cara Urosa street. ... more less
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