So you are heading to Skopje, Macedonia? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Skopje, Macedonia. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.

On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Skopje, Macedonia.

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Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Skopje, Macedonia.

Skopje? That is the copy-and-paste city. The „Las Vegas of the Balkan“. Besides the interesting city center, and the glorious history of Alexander the Great, there are many other things to do in Skopje. We at Hostelgeeks, Anna&Matt, share with you 5 fun and unique things to do in Skopje. Tips, you won’t find anywhere else.

We visited one of the oldest restaurants in town and checked out fun activities for you. We will give a small inside view to the cities local „art scene“, and invite you to cheap drinks at a bar with the youngsters of Skopje. Sounds pretty cool, right?!

How did Skopje gain those nicknames? Skopje, the Macedonian Capital is a city with many different facades. There are the typical London-styled double decker busses, architectural buildings looking like in Madrid and Berlin, and even new „pirate boats“ turned into restaurants – like in Rotterdam. And last but not least: endless statues like you’d expect in Rome.

The government started to rebuild the city center, starting in 2010. Since then, the city changed. Important monuments we copied and pasted into the cities look-and-feel.

Let’s get started with the things to do in Skopje – this is why you are here!

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We at Hostelgeeks are always keen to share secret travel tips with you. This mini-guide will introduce you to 5 cool things to do in Skopje – outside the regular touristic things to do.

Enjoy the 5 Things to do in Skopje,

The 5 Fun Things to do in Skopje – an Appetizer:

  1. One of the oldest Restaurants in town: delicious and only locals!
  2. THE Fun Thing to do in Skopje
  3. The colorful Skopje to take photos
  4. Travel like a local? A slightly unconventional yet logic travel tip!
  5. Quirky Bar with live music

We also included the 6 basic things to visit in Skopje. This includes the precious Matka Canyon, the House of Mother Theresa, and a free walking tour we recommend.

5 Star Hostel in Skopje

There is no 5 Star Hostel in Skopje. However, there are lovely (and cheap) Hostels all around the city. Do you want a personal recommendation? Simply drop us a comment on Instagram or contact us via email.

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Wonderful to see you are traveling to Skopje, it is certainly worth it to stop here. We visited Skopje in 2016. This is important to mention as the city is rebuilding itself. In 2026, Skopje will be a different city!

There is no 5 Star Hostel in Skopje, but at least we have the 5 Things to do in Skopje

Hostel Packing List

Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down
Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List