3 Best Hostels in Belgrade – Float on the Danube River and Enjoy Homely Social Vibes

We have a sneaky feeling that you’re planning a trip to Serbia and in search of the best hostels in Belgrade. Are we right?

Firstly, nice work on choosing a rather unusual (yet very cool) destination. The ‘White City’ is bursting with culture and history, and is known for the vibrant nightlife.

Secondly; you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for great Belgrade hostels.

Yep, we’ve found 3 great hostels with warm vibes and beautiful design.

Shortcut for you:

  1. White Owl Hostel – for female solo travellers
  2. Karavan Inn – great for backpackers
  3. San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments – one for couples

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This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

In fact, one of the hostels is floating, yes actually floating! Keep scrolling.

What we cover in this article?

Quick Introduction to Belgrade

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Belgrade cost 7€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 15€ up to 40€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Tourism Tax: Be aware that the 1.20 EURO tax is not included in the price of our listed 3 best hostels in Belgrade.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Belgrade

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Belgrade.

  1. White Owl Hostel
  2. Karavan Inn
  3. San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: White Owl Hostel
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: White Owl Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Balkan Soul Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Karavan Inn
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Karavan Inn

1. White Owl Hostel

Begin your Belgrade adventure by settling in to a home away from home at White Owl Hostel.

This is a budget accommodation that has serious style!

Luxurious, modern, boutique design and awesome staff are some of the common words used in feedback for this place.

No wonder really when there’s:

  • A backyard for relaxing
  • Free tea and coffee all day
  • 24/hr security
  • Spacious rooms w/ BIG lockers

As the staff have travelled the world, you’re in safe hands as they know what travellers need and want for their money.

What we really love is the location. And we’re sure you will, too!

Right outside there is a Serbian restaurant strip and cafes that offer live music. A fresh food market is one way, and the main attractions of Belgrade in the other – all within walking distance.

After a big day of exploring you can look forward to relaxing in the backyard or chilling in front of the TV in the common area.

At the end of the day you can get cosy in a 10-bed mixed dorm, 6-bed dorm (which includes 2 double beds), or a private room.

Both linen and fresh towels are included in the price which is a bonus.

This is one of the best hostels in Belgrade for

  • Solo travellers AND
  • Female solo travellers
Book White Owl Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

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2. Karavan Inn

The modern Karavan Inn is the only hostel in Belgrade that offers private bathrooms in ALL their rooms.

Granted, there is only space for 26 people spread over 4 room types. So this is great for travellers looking for a more chill, cosy vibe.

The room types include:

  • 8 bed mixed
  • 6 bed mixed
  • 4 bed female
  • 3 bed private as a single/double

All dorms are built with privacy in mind, including a thick privacy curtain and personal socket and lamp. Each bunk even has under-bed storage space.

If that’s not enough, there are even backpack sized lockers in each room so you can make the most of the space.

To get social we recommend heading to the large common area. It’s a perfect space to meet people, read a book or watch TV.

Reception is open 24/7 in case you arrive super late or early, and staff are always keen to help.

Stay here and you’ll find yourself in the heart of Belgrade, on the longest and oldest active street. All of the main sights surround Karavan Inn.

This is one of the best hostels in Belgrade for

  • Backpackers
  • Quiet seekers
Book Karavan Inn here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments

So remember when we said there was a floating hostel on the River Danube?

We were talking about the awesome San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments.

After you’ll marvelled at the exterior aesthetics, walk in and be greeted by a welcome drink.

The reception is open 24/7 so no worries about missing out!

Before we get everyone’s hopes up, please note that there are mostly private rooms here, with one small dorm option.

The room types on offer include:

  • Double room w/ balcony
  • Double room w/ river view
  • Triple room w/ terrace
  • Four bed dorm
  • Twin room
  • Family room (upto 7 people)

For that reason, we’d say this is a great choice for couples, families and perhaps small groups of friends.

No floating hostel would be complete without a terrace over the water. Here you can enjoy the river, sunsets and of course a nice coffee.

The city centre is around a 20-minute walk. It’s a great spot for anyone that loves wildlife, cycling and walking.

Don’t worry about setting an alarm – breakfast will be served for you whenever you wake up.

This is one of the best hostels in Belgrade for

  • Couples
  • Friends
  • Families
Book Hostel San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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What about cheapest hostels in Belgrade?

If you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Belgrade.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Belgrade
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Belgrade for Solo Travellers?

What is the serious, best hostel in Belgrade for solo-travellers?

Without doubt we’d say White Owl Hostel is the best option.

Simple as that!

Party Hostels in Belgrade

If you’re looking for a great party scene in Belgrade, we’ve found you the perfect hostel.

Situated in the oldest charming, yet urban and central part of the city, Balkan Soul Hostel has a lot to offer.

During the summer months there are arranged pub crawls and free walking tours.

There’s a great Soul Room designed for mingling, and a buzzing nightlife just around the corner.

As this isn’t strictly a party hostel, you’ll be happy to know there is no curfew so you can party all night in Belgrade if you want!

Book Balkan Soul Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Booking.com is the biggest and safest platform for hotel and hostels reservations. Their cancellation policy is one of the best, normally 100% refundable until 24h before the stay.

Hostelworld is also super safe and the biggest booking platform for hostels.

Here’s our guide how to book hostels with Hostelworld.

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. White Owl Hostel
  2. Karavan Inn
  3. San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Belgrade best hostels are popular; especially in high-season.

To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fixed.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Belgrade.

I know, it’s a pity.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Belgrade hostels on a map.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

    • Belgrade Fortress
    • Temple of Saint Sava
    • Kalemegdan Park
    • Kneza Mihaila
    • Nikola Tesla Museum
    • Republic Square

Really get to know the city by joining a fun 4-hour guided walking tour of Belgrade.

(You can activate and deactivate the layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.)

FAQ

Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels in Belgrade?

You can find the best Belgrade hostels in this article!

1. White Owl Hostel – for female solo travellers
2. Karavan Inn – great for backpackers
3. San Art Floating Hostel & Apartments – one for couples

What is the best party hostel in Belgrade?

If you’re looking for a great party scene in Belgrade, we’ve found you the perfect hostel.

Situated in the oldest charming, yet urban and central part of the city, Balkan Soul Hostel has a lot to offer.

What is the best hostel for solo travellers in Belgrade?

White Owl Hostel is the best hostel for solo travellers in Belgrade.

What is Belgrade best known for?

Here are the Belgrade main tourist attractions:

  • Belgrade Fortress
  • Temple of Saint Sava
  • Kalemegdan Park
  • Kneza Mihaila
  • Nikola Tesla Museum
  • Republic Square

Are hostels in Belgrade safe?

Not all hostels in Belgrade are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.

So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Belgrade. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!

If you are not secure, you can also email us and ask us!

How much are hostels in Belgrade?

Hostels in Belgrade cost 7€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 15€ up to 40€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

Flights to Belgrade?

We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

Our Step-by-Step Guide to Skyscanner

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Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Belgrade guide.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
The Hostelgeeks

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