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Ferijalen Dom
Ranked #36 of 76 Speciality Lodging in Skopje
Reviewed 3 September 2008

This is a hostel located close to the train station. It is about a 10-15 min. walk to the center of the city. All is relatively close as far as the main attractions.
The room had two beds, a bathroom with shower, and a T.V. It was all pretty spartan, but "you get what you pay for". It price ended up being $45.00 USD.
The breakfast wasn't much. You chose from a small list of 5-6 different set options. The bread that I got was actually a huge, dense, roll. Great with jam.
This was an above average "hostel" for me. Probably a one-star hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 July 2008

This is a really clean hostel, and has some nice features, like 24 hour reception desk, free linens, soap, and shampoo, acceptable air conditioning, an ensuite private bathroom, cable TV with 100 channels including CNN, ESPN, even Playboy. The bathroom is cramped, like many in Europe, and water from the shower splashes all over the floor and toilet, but this would be true even in an expensive hotel in this region. A small breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the adjacent restaurant is included, but has lots of rules. If you order the omelet, you cannot also have jam for your bread. If you order the soup, you cannot also have tea or coffee. Very Stalinist. (The tchorba soup, of beef and tender tripe, is greasy but hearty and has a nice flavor.) The food at the restaurant is generally OK, but not special. They have a separate pizza menu which the locals favored. Service is attentive.

A private room was about $40 USD (1500 dinar per night) and has 2 twin beds.

The main drawback is that this small hotel lacks a commons area other than the hotel reception where folks can meet, hang out, and trade information. There are a couple of bulletin boards, and stacks of hostel brochures from around the world, but no local tourist information, no local advice on clubs or cafes or old churches or museums or taxi fares.

Generally taxis in this city are honest. Most use meters and give receipts. I negotiated a 300 dinar price up to the old Pantelejmon monastery/church and restaurant in the mountains close by. Watch out for the (possibly unlicensed) taxi drivers at the train station who approach you, and do not use the meter. Walk around the corner to an honest taxi waiting at the bus station instead.

I could not find a tourist office with maps of the city anywhere. The former office at the bus station is completely vacant.

You can easily walk to this hostel from the train and bus stations.

Short directions: Go a long block to the Makpetrol gas station pump #1, turn right and take the street another long block until it ends, go left 100 meters and the hotel and its restaurant (Domini) are on the right.


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If you exit from the train station through one of the doors where the six-lane street is covered over by the train station building (these doors have clocks over them) you would turn left and walk past a sign for a Dynamique club to the corner. (There a small road sign points to the Italex company, which is the correct direction to go.) On your right, across the covered or tunnel street are some flags and an empty lot. Go forward across the street to the corner of this intersection with a 2 story yellow apartment house and turn left (away from the empty lot and the flags). After 50 meters you pass a small alley on your right. The bus station will be across the street on your left. Go another 100 meters (pass a 4 story building on the right which has a green sign for Springtime, a language school). Go another 50 meters and you will have a blue ARAL diamond shaped sign on the right, and a six lane road which goes under the train tracks on your left. Go another distance and there is a 14 story building with ground level signs for Italex, Angofon, and a parking lot on the right. Across the street is a gas station, Makpetrol, and the road you want to turn right on is directly across from pump #1. Take this road one long block until it ends, about 260? meters. Then turn left for 100 meters, and the hostel is the hotel behind the restaurant (Domini). For Americans, a meter is a little longer than a yard.

Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2009
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  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2008
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  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled solo
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Address: Prolet 25, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
Region: Republic of Macedonia > Skopje Region > Skopje
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Ranked #36 of 76 Speciality Lodging in Skopje
Price Range: £11 - £25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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