Hostels in Ohrid, Macedonia

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Get to know Ohrid (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ohrid. To help you make friends with Ohrid before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Ohrid (no more

Ohrid is a small city with less than sixty thousand inhabitants and you practically do not need to use public transportation, as everything is very close. Ohrid is a very lively city in the summer and you should visit it then, although hostels in Ohrid normally increase their prices for the summer season. A lot of Ohrid hostels are open only during the summer season, so be sure to make a booking in advance if you visit the city in the winter. All Ohrid hostels are located very close to Lake Ohrid and their prices are not very high and you can find very good accommodation. Ohrid is Macedonia’s most famous tourist destination and there are many tourists during the high season.

Lake Ohrid is very famous for its beauty and it is mandatory that you take a lake voyage. Lake Ohrid is a UNESCO Natural Heritage site and the Old City is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. The city is very well preserved with many old houses (some Ohrid hostels are in such houses). There are also many churches, including the Church of St. Sophia, the Church of St. Panteleimon, the Church of St. George, the Church of St. Clement, and the Church of St. Petka. You can also visit the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, the Basilica of St. Erazmo (fourth century), and the Museum of Slavic Writing Culture.

There are many summer festivals, which are very interesting even for veteran travelers. The Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances, the Ohrid Summer Festival, the Balkan Music Square Festival, the Ohrid Choir Festival, and the Ohrid Fest are a few. If you stay longer in your Ohrid hostel, you might even catch more than one of them.

Written by local enthusiast for Ohrid hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ohrid hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Ohrid Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ohrid. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ohrid. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Ohrid costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Ohrid with private rooms costs on average $38. shows all 5 Hostels in Ohrid. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Ohrid, Macedonia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Ohrid such as
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Your Packing List for Ohrid

Your Packing List for Ohrid

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Ohrid Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Ohrid, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$38 Average private room price
$22 Cheapest hostel in Ohrid
Sunny Lake Hostel is the cheapest
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

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