This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Bitola.
Bitola is situated in the Southwest of Macedonia, about twenty kilometers from the Greek border. Bitola has a number of museums, mosques, churches, parks, and bazaars to explore, as well as being near several national parks, including Galicica National Park, Lake Ohrid, and Lake Prespa. During winter there are also a number of ski resorts in the area; outside of winter there are many hiking trails.
There are a few hostels in Bitola; most are situated within a couple of minutes' walk from the town centre and the bus station. There are also several other accommodation options including guesthouses, apartment rentals, and hotels. Hostels in Bitola are the cheapest option. Most hostels in Bitola include free Wi-Fi, linen, towels, and luggage storage. Some hostels in Bitola also include free breakfast, as well as a fully equipped communal kitchen, common area, and hot-water showers. There are many supermarkets, bakeries, and fruit and vegetable stalls in Bitola, as well as fast-food restaurants, bars, and local and international restaurants. Hostel and staff working within the tourist industry usually speak a good level of English, and sometimes German; a few words in Macedonian are always appreciated. Hostel staff usually can provide information on local activities, as well as helping to organise day trips or onwards travel to other destinations, within or outside of Macedonia. July and August are the peak travel months for Bitola, as well as throughout Macedonia and most of Eastern Europe. If traveling during these months, it is recommended to book in advance.
Written by local enthusiast for Bitola hostelsKelly Sheldrick