Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Skopje, Macedonia. You can choose from 23 Skopje hostels. In total, there are 69 cheap places to stay in Skopje such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $6 for a dorm.
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 Skopje, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Skopje? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Skopje alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Skopje. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Skopje. To help you make friends with Skopje before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, has a population of more than five hundred thousand (about twenty-five percent of Macedonia’s total population). The city is located on the Vardar River. Skopje has been inhabited for more than six thousand years and it has great cultural and architectural heritage. The Roman and the Byzantine influence can be seen in many of the remaining artifacts from Roman and Byzantine times.
There are also many religious monuments in Skopje, such as the Church of Holy Salvation, the Church of Saint Demetrius at the Marko's Monastery, the Church of the Holy Mother of God, the Isa Bey Mosque, and the Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Other interesting sights are the Skopje Fortress, the Macedonia Square, and the Millennium Cross. You also need to visit the Old Town (many Skopje hostels are not far from it), which houses most Skopje landmarks including Turkish baths, a bezisten (covered market), and centuries-old inns such as Kapan An and Suli An.
There are enough places to go out although nightlife in Skopje is nothing special. Be careful, as there have been tensions between Macedonians and Albanians, so do not make any ethnic comments and try not to provoke locals on such topics. Otherwise, local people are friendly and you will not have any trouble. But train and bus connections to Skopje are not very convenient and you may have trouble traveling to and from Skopje. There is an international airport that serves different international routes.
A lot of Skopje hostels, while located in the center, are not easy to find, so be sure to write down the address and if you need assistance, ask locals for directions. There is also a second concentration of Skopje hostels next to the Gazi Baba Park and there are hostels in different parts of the city.
Written by local enthusiast for Skopje hostels George Traveller
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Skopje. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Skopje. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Skopje costs on average $12 for a dorm. A hostel in Skopje with private rooms costs on average $32.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Skopje and Macedonia.
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.