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“Nice, scenic location, helpful staff, very relaxing”

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Arkabarka Floating Hostel
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

We as a group of 6 bicyclists stayed at the Arkabarka. It was a very nice place. The staff was very friendly and helpful, helping us plan out our sightseeing and even helping us hire a 4am taxi (2 of them) for the ride to the airport with our bikes. It's pretty amazing to sit at a table looking over the river toward old town Belgrade and upstream toward Zennum. Darko helped us get our suitcases patched up after a week of abuse (the handle had pulled off on one), Stefana arranged our taxi and did a great job of helping us plan our sightseeing. Wonderful place, wonderful staff. Some of the nice touches, they serve you a drink when you check in, they make a nice breakfast of coffee and a pannini. It's a peaceful place, although I heard that in the summer there are many nightclubs on the river. Dragging gear to the taxi was a bit of a pain because they are in a pedestrian zone, but it's only about 100 meters across a grass field to where the taxi can wait for you.

I will definitely stay there on my next visit.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the river are even nicer and only 2 euro more.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We spent 2 nights in this great hostel! It has everything you need: an interesting and helpful introduction to the city map and cool places at our arrival, a clean and cosy room, a beautiful terrace with an amazing view over the river and the Citadelle and a quiet but easy to reach location!
The best were the free bikes with which we explored the city!
Go there and have a good time! :)

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

I spent three nights in this architecturally appealing hostel. The staff is friendly and easy going, almost makes you think you've come to visit some old friends. There is cold beer, a beautiful view of the Great war island and the Kalemegdan fortress which overlooks both of the rivers which are the very lifeblood of this stunning city.

Room Tip: The bungalows are the best choice if you're staying as a group.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Damir H
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Very nice hostel located on the Danube river , with a great view on the Citadelle. Bedroom was very spacious and clean for the price. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was also ok. The hostel is close to restaurants, nightclubs and bus stop by walk. We'll come back there one day, maybe !

Room Tip: No hairdryer, small towels
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We found Arkabarka very easily with the help of the map from their site and a little help of local people which are very friendly and helpfull. We walked from the Main Railway Station to Zeleny Venac and then to Arkabarka following the route on the map.
This is the place where you feel that you are a welcome guest the very first moment you enter.
The stuff was very friendly and very informative. They told us the best ways to get to places we wanted to visit, explained everything and even drew a plan of bus stops for every bus we needed.
The people working in Arkabarka are really great! And they really know how to make good coffee! :)
We had a very nice double room with shared bathroom. The view on the river was beautiful. I got everything I expected and even more! My son fed a duck from the veranda and was very happy. It's a very nice and peaceful place in the nature just 2 bus stops from the center. We definetly want to come again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Anna I
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Arkabarka is a great place to stay with friends or in a couple, it has a great vibe and lots of positive energy. The staff is great, everyone is very friendly and relaxed and also very helpful.

The hostel is very clean and colourful, and the terrace on the Danube is amazing for breakfast or drinks in the evening.

I'd definitely recommend Arkabarka to anyone wanting a relaxed experience in Belgrade.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

the place is nice. you get a view of the riverfront. you can also ride on their boat which can take you to the restaurants by the river. the staff are very friendly!!! They were very knowledgable about the area and were very helpful. I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Arkabarka!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank rob n
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Additional Information about Arkabarka Floating Hostel

Address: Usce b.b. | Park Prijateljstva , Blok 14, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
Region: Serbia > Belgrade
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 312 Speciality Lodging in Belgrade
Price Range: £12 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ArkaBarka is a floating hostel in the river Danube situated in one of the most beautiful central parks of Belgrade. It offers the best opportunity to feel the beauty of Belgrade that is to enjoy nature while being in the center of the city! Panoramic views, free Internet, riverboat trips and a multifunctional space for events are few of the features that will make your stay in our hostel an unforgettable experience. Private & dorm rooms. Bed & breakfast from 15 Euro. Local beer 1.5 Euro. Caffe lounge & living room. Free breakfast. Welcome drink. Tax included. Free bicycles. Group discounts. River boat tours. Free map*Stay in the city, feel the nature. ARKABARKA FLOATING HOSTEL*HOTEL for 4 SEASONS* It is a place where you can relax and feel nature while being in central Belgrade. The Usce Park is a favourite hang out for bicyclists, roller bladers and nature lovers and a hot spot for the Sunday stroll of Belgradians, because of the long pedestrian walk that goes through it, parallel to the river bank, connecting the centre of the city with Zemun. The park is serene, while the floating cafes and restaurants are abundant reminding us that we are actually in the middle of the city. Only 20 minutes walk from the busy centre of Belgrade. All the rooms and the balcony of the ground floor offer splendid panoramic views to the Kalemegdan fortress, which is the city's main attraction. The Ratno Ostrvo (War island), with its wild peacefulness and to Zemun, the most river oriented neighborhood of Belgrade. 24/7 service, friendly staff, free wireless internet, laundry, river boat trips, information point, cafe and multifunctional space for workshops, seminars, events. Arkabarka aspiring to become an intercultural centre, bringing together people from different backgrounds and connecting them through artistic events, music nights, parties and more, taking part in the ground floor multifunctional space. The cosy cafe of that space is welcoming Belgradians and gives the opportunity for our guests to mingle with locals.* Arkabarka is also suitable for groups and the organization of small seminars or workshops *Accommodation Information: Double/ twin /triple private rooms with private bathroom, double /twin /triple /four bed, private rooms with shared bathroom, 5 bed mix dorm. ... more   less 
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