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Review of City Hostel Skopje

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City Hostel Skopje
Ranked #32 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Skopje
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Although hotel is located in the residential area it's very close either to the city center (15 mins walk) or to the bus station (20 mins walk). Rooms are very basic, with very low bunk beds and mattresses have broken springs. Bathroom could be cleaner. The biggest advantage is Bobby the owner, he will explain you everything and treat with rakija strong as rocket fuel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Artur K
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Nothing modern,but it was ok.Older facilities into the object.Good atmosphere.Its walking distance from the city centre and the bus and train station.The toilets are also a bit older.The owner is nice person,always helpfull

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Orhan_tr
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Host in hostel are kind to every tourists, and this is located near city center, skopje, so I could enjoy time here though I'm alone! Gooood :)

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank KimDabi
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

A bit disappointed especially with the good reviews on Trip Advisor.

Rooms are basic but fine. Dorm faces the courtyard so quiet noisy till two AM. Cigarette smoke from courtyard comes into room.

Bathrooms were quiet dirty. Experienced traveler and I had to debate about having a shower or going a day without a shower.

J think the biggest disappointment was the owner. Saw rates at 7 euros a night on hostelbookers.com but didn't book. Turned up and cheapest bed he offered was 10 euros. Asked about cheaper beds bug said they were book. Fine. After checking in he was still offering rooms kn hostelbookers for 7 euro. Was persistent and got it at that rate but wish he would have been honest from the beginning.

The Dorms aren't worth 10 euros to be honest. Check out HI Skopje Hostel for cheaper rooms and way better facilities and vibe.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Totoro M
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

First I wanted to say this is no Ritz Carlton, but it was not bad. 10 min walk to the town, and 2 mins to the grocery store. Don't pay more than 100 denar for a taxi from the bus station to the hotel. We paid 4 euros and that was a rip off.

The owner was AWESOME and super nice and helpful!

They provided free wi-fi, lockers, and breakfast. I got my clothes washed and dried for 5 eur, It was worth it.

I stayed with my friend in a twin room for 24 euros a night. We had 1 big bed and 1 normal. It was quiet and comfortable. We had a shared balcony. Only problem was the balcony is connected to the bathroom. Which eliminated a lot of privacy.

Pleasant place, would go back again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank PresPJ
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed at city hostel Skopje for two nights, paying £21 for a private double room with shared bathroom. The main strength of the hostel is its owner who was very welcoming and helpful, providing recommendations of things to do, answering questions about our onward travel and arranging a cheap taxi with his neighbour to take us to the bus station. Our room was in the building next to the main house, it was very basic but large, clean with comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi (I loved the wall art). The hostel is situated on a quiet residential street outside of centre which was fine for us but for a longer stay you could get fed up with the walk to the nightlife/sights (20 minute to Macedonia Square and the Stone Bridge and 30 minutes to the old town).

The only downside was the bathroom got dirty really quickly and needed more attention throughout the day as the hostel was full (but there was always enough hot water), the bathroom door was also really difficult to lock/unlock. As our room faced the external stairwell and shared a balcony with the bathroom it didn't feel very private as there was only a thin voile covering windows so we had to hang our towels over the windows when getting changed and block out morning light.

Overall, I would consider staying here again if the price was right as we struggled to find reasonably priced accommodation in Skopje and the owners’ knowledge would really benefit first time visitors to Macedonia, with a few little tweaks this hostel would be a really good option.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

good value fort the money. Decent place to overnight for cheap money.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Kristina I
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Additional Information about City Hostel Skopje

Address: Tome Arsovski no.6, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
Region: Republic of Macedonia > Skopje Region > Skopje
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Skopje
Price Range: £10 - £12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — City Hostel Skopje 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Hostel is a family-owned property located in a great peaceful neighborhood under the mountain Vodno. It is well designed and offers quiet and unforgivable stay in the capital city of Macedonia, Skopje - city of seven gates. ... more   less 
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